7 Tasting Notes
I like this tea, but have to agree that the mint and lemongrass overwhelm the green tea. Fortunately for me, I enjoy mint and lemongrass. This tea is a good option when I’m in the mood for those flavors but need some caffeine.
A solid jasmine tea, but nothing special. Good for the price, nice to have around.
I’m not a fan of black tea, so I usually stick to the greens and whites. Oolongs are on the edge for me… often too close to black tea to appeal to me. But when I like an oolong, oh do I love it. And I love Arbor Teas Ti Kuan Yin Oolong. One of my favorites.
This tea is nice and subtle. Even if you let it steep a long time, the color remains relatively light, and the flavor maintains a delicate quality. It has a subtle earthy quality that I find pleasant and relaxing. Everything about this tea helps me slow down and relax to savor it.
This tea is just boring to me. It tastes like the stuff you get for free at a cheap chinese diner. I don’t mind drinking it- there is nothing particularly offensive about it, but I would never buy it again.
I tried this tea for the first time while brunching at Hank’s Oyster Bar in DC. My friend and I swooned over the delicate vanilla flavoring, not at all overwhelming as it is in so many teas that use vanilla extracts. I went home and bought a couple packages from Mighty Leaf online, and I was just as impressed at home.
Personally, I like to brew it for shorter than recommended to keep the flavor light and subtle… but I can’t take black tea, so I tend to like my oolongs underbrewed to avoid taking on a black tea character..
I took the tea into work and forced it on several people. One non-tea drinker considered himself a convert afterwards. The rest asked for seconds…
I agree the tea smells like fruit loops… but it’s not a good thing in my book. The citrus taste does not match well with the chamomile… they seem to be in conflict, fighting for my attention rather than working together. I would take a plain chamomile over this concoction any day.
I discovered this tea at the Walgreens (of all places) at 24th and Mission in San Francisco. I’ll admit that I had low expectations as a result. Still, I find myself craving this tea even when I have higher-quality, loose-leaf options available. There’s just something about it.
The rose and the green tea flavors are perfectly balanced, neither overwhelming the other. The tea is subtle and relaxing. I can’t help but stop and savor. It puts me in an almost meditative state… A rare and impressive quality given how tightly wound I usually am.