280 Tasting Notes
I received this tea as one of the samples from JustOrganicTea. Very nice aroma and taste. I tend to drink my chais a bit stronger than some people so that I can add a touch of almond milk and sweetener. There really wasn’t enough in the sample to add more leaf. The spices are well balanced without any flavors overwhelming the others, instead just supporting the overall tastiness of the chai. This is a nice chai that I would enjoy frequently. It’s making a good wake-up cup of tea on another cold, rainy spring morning. There are some chais that have a bit more punch that I would prefer but this is still one I would keep around. It was simply “Charming”.
I always try to go with a tea without caffeine or a tisane in the evenings. I have never heard of a tulsi so I looked it up. There wasn’t much that I could see on the Just Organic tea site so I did a search and got this from learn_about_tea.com
Holy basil tea, a flavorful hot brew or iced drink, is made from the leaves and blossoms of the revered tulsi or holy basil plant.
Also known as tulsi tea, the popular herbal brew originated in India thousands of years ago and is known for its rich antioxidant and adaptogenic properties that promote wellness and longevity.
These properties support the body’s natural defense systems at the cellular level and fight against germs, stress, and disease. Drinking tulsi herbal tea on a regular basis is thought to “rejuvenate the soul” by helping to balance metabolism, promote physical and emotional endurance, and enhance thought processes. Tulsi is often referred to as the “queen of herbs” and has been an integral tonic of India’s holistic health system of Ayurvedic medicines. There are three types of tulsi plants: Rama, Krishna and/or Vana. The leaves are often blended with tea and/or other herbs and fruits for added flavor when brewed. Tulsi is caffeine free like other herbal infusions and contains vitamins A and C, calcium, zinc, iron and chlorophyll.
The tea is very tasty with a smooth herbal taste and aroma. There is a bit of spicy taste but it is well balanced. I sweetened it with a little vanilla stevia and I’m enjoying it even more.
Another gray (or should that be Grey) day, cold and rainy. This EG has a lot of bergamot so it works well with a short steep. 2 min. at the most. I added a little of my Vanilla Creme Stevia. A wonderful cup of tea. Still feeling lazy, but maybe the caffeine will kick in soon. I promised myself that I wouldn’t watch last night’s Marvel: Agents of Shield except if I was walking on the treadmill. So let’s get this energy pumped up and get going…
Thank you Marzipan for this lovely sample. This is a gentle relaxing evening tea. It’s fruity but well balanced so there is no overwhelming single fruit. Quite enjoyable and a good start on beginning a relax evening.
The name reminds of a phone conversation with my 88 year old mom. The people in her retirement community went to a nearby beach. She said she had “Sex on the Beach” (the name of a drink) which of course made me begin to build a really scary image in my mind. ;-p
Thank you Cheri for passing on this lovely tea. I really enjoy trying new combinations. The pieces of kiwi are huge and the toasted coconut was plentiful. I wasn’t sure what else is in it so I just brewed it as a herbal. It’s tasty but perhaps a little strong. Maybe brewed 3 minutes would be better. Maybe its black tea. Still quite tasty. I’m not sure if I taste the flavors distinctly. I think this should be resteeped so I might add more to this note.
This is one of my favorite herbal teas. The scent (both dry and brewed) is the kind that just knocks your socks off! I was so upset when Teavana had discontinued this (at least according to the clerk at Teavana). Imagine my surprise when I saw it on the Teavana site. Yippie! This is the tea I turn to in the afternoons and evenings since I don’t want caffeine. It is strongly fig. I love Fig Newtons and that is what I tasted. If you don’t like Fig Newtons, this is not the tea for you.
Another enjoyable cup of tea. It’s doesn’t have the boldness and wakeup quality of some of my other black teas but it has that nice gentle satisfying push of caffeine. I love the apricot flavor. Often apricot is combined with peach which I also enjoy but I’m glad to have just a straight apricot. Nice quiet wake up to a gloomy day. I probably should switch to one of my high octane teas ( Chocolate Rocket, Chocolate Yerba Mate, Mateavana) so I get moving and get something done! :D
I received Hello Sweetie from 2 count them 2 wonderful swap buddies one right after another. Marzipan and Deliriums Frogs, you are mind readers. Thank you both! I’m enjoying the coconut, toffee, banana cream taste. It still lets the Assam through nicely. And of course, River Song is incomparable! Strong, bold, funny, sexy, smart! I want to be her when I grow up!
Flavors: Caramel, Coconut, Nuts, Vanilla
Oh Deliriums Frogs how i love you… let me count the ways.:) Another terrific tea swap from Deliriums Frogs. There are lovely, large pecan pieces in the dry tea. Both the maple and the pecans come through well. The tea is slightly sweet even without my friend Stevia. It is quite enjoyable and is a nice comfort, dessert tea. I wouldn’t stock it but i would drink more.