13 Tasting Notes
Man, I love Happy Kombucha. So sweet, fruity and delicious. Nice and tropical, not too sugary sweet, and just strong enough to jump start my mornings. I’ve heard horror stories of straight kombucha, but this tea is so tasty you’d never guess it contains anything but sunshine and rainbows. And oolong, of course! I love the colour it steeps too, a nice yellow. So pretty! I love the sweetness mixed in with the classic “tea” taste. Delicious!
In my opinion this tea tastes much better than it smells. The smell of the leaves before they are steeped was so overpoweringly spicey that I was a bit hesitant at first, but it steeps much softer and sweeter. What’s most interesting about this tea is the strange sweet aftertaste that lingers in the back of your throat after you swallow. I just love it. The fennel and ginger really come through after the first few sips, once you’ve gotten used to the sweetness of the licorice. I find fennel to be very comforting. This is a lovely “snowed in” and “getting a cold” tea. Very relaxing and warming. A lovely and tasty alternative to the traditional gingery “sick tea”.
I keep referring to Alpine Punch as “the Rooibos I’ve been waiting for.” That sounds so cheesy but I really can’t think of a better way to describe how I feel about this tea. I have been searching long and hard for a fruity Rooibos that doesn’t smell or taste like candy and this one finally came through for me. Just enough cinnamon to make it interesting. It steeps just as strong as it smells. I prefer it hot to iced, but with a little agave it makes a lovely cold drink as well. Something about this tea makes it exactly perfect in every way. Caffeine free, comforting, exciting, fruity, and just the right amount of sweet. Perfect for evenings when you can’t have caffeine but still want something strong. Delicious!
I love the smell of this tea. It’s peppermint-ey deliciousness got me excited for Christmas even though it’s only November. The candy cane flavour wasn’t lost when I steeped it, which was nice.I found the black tea flavour a little strong in contrast to the peppermint, so I added a tiny bit of agave to take some of the edge off and I much preferred it. It is very strong and has too much caffeine for me to even consider drinking in the evening, but I can’t imagine drinking something with so much peppermint in the morning. I’m going to give it another chance, probably closer to Christmas. I imagine it would be amazing with a little bit of almond milk!
I can’t believe I hadn’t tried this until today! Based on the smell my expectations weren’t very high, but this tea proved me wrong. I loved the mellow ginger. Not at all overpowering.I had this a little sweetened and it was delicious. If only it weren’t caffeinated-otherwise the warm, spicy flavour would be perfect for the evening. Has just enough of a kick to be interesting but not so much it needs to be drowned in sweetener.
Enjoying this as an Almond Milk Latte right now. Pretty darn tasty. I love the smell of it-it reminds me of Market Spice, which I also love. As a latte the cinnamon is a little bit harder to taste. I added sweetener while I steeped the tea, and as a result the latte tastes like warm, muted sweetness. It’s pretty tasty although, like I said, the cinnamon is lost. That could be because of the milk though. I will post again next time I drink this straight! None the less, very tasty.