354 Tasting Notes
I could have sworn I reviewed this already…
I’m not a huge lover of Tazo teas in general, but when I saw a 20 filterbag box of this on clearance last month for $2.96(on a trip to the U.S.), I couldn’t resist giving it a try. As expected of a white tea, it has lightness to it; both in color and in taste, but the flavors of the tea, vanilla, and apricot are nicely balanced. The aroma is wonderfully fruity, and on several occasions it proved to be a good tea option for guests who are intimidated by my loose leaf collection.
For best results I don’t let the water get anywhere near the boiling point, otherwise I find it can turn bitter. I also have to be careful not to over-steep this one, which is one of my bad habits that I haven’t consistently dropped yet. What can I say…life is just too distracting.
I’m finishing this box today, which on one hand is a good thing, because I’m trying to finish off some of the odds and ends of tea before the big move in a few weeks, but if I see it at the clearance price again, I’ll have a hard time resisting a repurchase(I love clearance stuff). It’s a good convenient bagged tea, but on the down side it has some flaws: the tendency to go bitter when the steeping parameters are a little off; it tastes like a Spring/Summer tea, and won’t fare well in my cupboard year round; and it doesn’t resteep well. So I can happily resist buying this at full price.
So far I’ve been good(ish) with not buying more tea over the past few weeks, but sometimes I feel like I should be in a support group :P
I’m finishing this today –WAAAAAHHH!!!! I’m seriously questioning my self-inflicted ban on buying more teas until we’re moved into the new house. When I lift the ban (and this one available again), I will be repurchasing a few pouches. It’s such a delicious evening iced tea. Nummers! Good to the last drop
It’s another crazy weekend of catching up with our things to do list, but I thought I’d take a little Steepster break. I’m finishing this as the last bit from my fruit try me pack. It’s alright but I feel I prefer a stronger flavor. I even used more leaf this time and it still didn’t have the depth of flavors that I like. It’s not bad; I just prefer other black teas over this one.
I finished another sample of this today. I decided to finish this one today because my hubby and I have a movie night planned tonight. We picked a movie up from the library and we’re hoping to have a relaxing night for a change, rather than the hectic days we’ve been having lately.
As for the tea, it’s one of those blends that I gravitate towards in the Spring and Summer. It’s light, sweet and lovely, and it occasionally reminds me of caramel corn. I enjoy it, but it’s not a tea that I need to keep stocked in my cupboard year round. This is nice as an occasional treat so I plan to pick up another sample of this in the future, possibly next Spring/Summer if I can wait that long. I’m trying not to buy much tea these days and use what I have instead, as we’re gearing up for our upcoming move into our reno’d home. Less than a month to go, 22 days to be exact…I’m getting excited!
I really should be sleeping, but it’s been far too long since I checked in with Steepster. I’ll have to keep this one short and sweet, so I can get enough shut-eye. I’m drinking this one iced even though the weather was a little grayer today than it has been over the last month or so. I boiled it strong and then strained it into a jug and added ice. Mmm…refreshing! Darn you for being so heavy (making for one pricey tisane). Every time I drink this, I feel tempted to create my own fruit tisanes using fresh/dried fruits. Hmmmm…some day
I’m finishing this sample today. It’s a light oolong with a definite pineapple taste. To me it’s more of a Spring/Summer tea than Autumn/Winter tea. I find that as the days and nights get darker, so does my taste change from the lighter teas towards black teas and deeper flavors. This one goes in my “like it but don’t love it” list. I’d pick it up if it were on sale, but it’s not one that I’ll need to keep stocked in my cupboard.
I’m trying to finish some of the little packets of tea that I’ve been hanging onto to simplify our move when the renos are finished this September. This tea hasn’t grown on me even though this time I was expecting the floral taste this time. I feel I would have preferred exactly what the name and the ingredients list indicates: berries on a green tea base.
I won’t be repurchasing this one, in fact, I couldn’t even finish my cup this morning; it was upsetting my stomach. Instead I used the remainder as part of this morning’s face washing routine.
David’s tea didn’t have the tea I was hoping for, so I caved and paid the big bucks for some of this one to make a couple rounds of night-time iced tea. I hot brewed it and served it over ice. I like it this way also, but it’s still not worth the price for such a heavy tisane. It’s a shame though…I think it’s one of David’s Teas’ better tasting herbal blends.
My overall opinion of this tisane hasn’t really changed since the first time I tried this. Sour citrus and eucalyptus just isn’t a taste I gravitate towards. I do kind of like the light orange juice aftertaste it leaves in my mouth though, hmmm, neato. I decided to try making a hot brew then tossing some ice in it since the weather has been so warm. I like it better this way…refreshing. Unfortunately it’s still a long way from making my favorites list. Not likely a repurchase unless I forget that I’ve tried it, and I see it at the 2 for $5 impulse buy display at the cash register.
I’m a little disappointed with this one, gotta say. There’s something in it that just doesn’t fit. The dry mix includes little dried purple flowers but the ingredients listing only says: green tea, raspberries, blueberries, blueberry flavoring. If I had to guess I would say this might include lavender? I could be wrong though…hmmm…I kind of hope so, I really don’t like when ingredients lists are inaccurate or incomplete.
It was worth a try but this isn’t a tea I plan to keep stocked in my cupboard.