15 Tasting Notes
I’ve been so stuck on loose leaf teas lately that when my grandparents gave me a boxed Twinings variety set, I let it sit in the back of my cupboard for a pretty long time. Just the other day I decided to sort through my cupboard (it’s SO crowded) and I happened to find it, which made me want to give it a try. It just so happens that I really love this tea! I used to avoid black teas but this one has turned me onto others, and especially with a couple packets of sweetener, it really has a great taste for a bagged tea. I enjoyed it so much that I went back and bought more; it’s really convenient when I don’t have time to prepare loose leaf tea, or when I’m just on the go.
Thank you lizeepea for the sample! :)
This tea was alright for me. As I’ve previously mentioned, I’m not a huge fruity tea kind of person, although since this was a white tea, it was better than fruity herbal tea.
If you enjoy fruity teas (and mango), you will enjoy this, maybe with a little rock sugar and honey. Not bad, but I probably wouldn’t go back for more.
Thank you lizeepea for the sample! :)
I’m not really feeling this one. After drinking both this tea and another fruity tea, I’ve come to find that herbal/fruity teas are just not my thing. I’d much rather settle down with a cup of plain white or green tea…or any other chocolate/pumpkin/sweet chai/oolong/rooibus tea.
This tea is probably much better to those who DO like herbal teas, but it’s just not for me.
Side note: When you’re done with the tea, let it go down your sink and into the garbage disposal – it will leave it smelling really clean and amazing! (That’s one thing I liked about it – the aroma is just wonderfully pleasant and bright)
I’ve been trying this time and time again, and it’s actually just losing its good taste to me. That’s upsetting, because I remember it being delicious when I sampled it at Teavana but now it just isn’t working out. I still have about 6 pearls left, so if anyone wants to swap or something, I’d be up for it!
I don’t know what it is, but it tastes a little more tart and even when I add rock sugar nothing too great happens. I’m so disappointed that I’m not enjoying it any more, but what can you do?
Thanks to lizeepea for the sample! :)
This tea is light with a really nice, smooth flavor. I actually didn’t know what type of tea it was, since lizeepea didn’t write specifically whether it was white/green/etc., and I actually guessed that it was a white blend of some sort, so it’s interesting to find out that it’s a green/black mix! I think the combo really works in this blend.
I’ll be purchasing more of this soon, it’s a great after-meal tea if you don’t want something too strong or overwhelming.
Thanks again to lizeepea for sending me this sample in the giveaway! :)
I don’t think I can add much else that hasn’t been said already, so I will keep this short and sweet.
This reminds me of a field of wildflowers. I really can’t think of any other way to describe it. It’s aroma, taste, feel…wildflowers. But I love it! Also, after drinking 16oz of this stuff, I feel great. White and green teas always make me feel cleansed, in a way, especially this one. I could almost see myself using this as a “repairing” tea once a week, or something (as someone mentioned before).
It’s floral and jasmine-y and very pleasant. I’d recommend it to anyone to at least try. :)
First I’d like to thank lizeepea for the sample! I was one of the honorable mentions of her tea giveaway and she was kind enough to send me some samples from her cupboard! :)
This tea is DELICIOUS. I love pumpkin spice latte’s from Starbucks, but with this tea, I don’t even need Starbucks. It’s that good.
I added a packet of Sweet N’ Low for flavor, and it really brought out the flavors. It smells like a cinnamon pumpkin cookie of sort, and tastes like it, too. This is definitely one of my favorites that I’m going to have to go out and buy.
I was in Teavana today, and I decided to order a cup to go because I’ve been contemplating adding this tea to my collection, and what do you know…it was DELICIOUS and I’m surely going back for more.
The only concern I have is, since Teavana made it, I feel like they did their ~magic and it’s going to end up not as good as they made it when I take it home. I’m hoping that isn’t the case, because I loved it!
This tastes great; the chocolate is there but it isn’t too overwhelming, but it’s present enough that it will satisfy your sweet tooth after dinner. I noticed the coconut although I didn’t notice the rose. I’ve never tried oolong tea but I thought it was divine, and apparently it can help aid in digestion, which is nice. The chocolate flavoring didn’t overwhelm the tea and it almost tasted like a lighter version of hot chocolate (but yummy!).
I asked for medium sweetening, and I believe they sweetened it with German rock sugar which really brought out the flavors. I’m not sure if it would taste as good without any flavoring, but I do think a little milk would make it creamier and it MIGHT make for a good latte. But I never make lattes, so what do I know? Lol.
Anyway, I’m going to go pick this up next time I’m around the mall and hope that it doesn’t let me down at home!
So I was craving something other than coffee today and, since I’ve been downing all of my other tea for the past week, I decided to get this one out to try again.
I’m really happy with the way it turned out! I actually set a timer and went a little less than 45 seconds for steeping, and I waited until the water cooled down for about 7-10 minutes after boiling so it wouldn’t burn the tea. It turned out delicious!
It actually reminds me of the Gyokuro Imperial also by Teavana, although this is obviously much cheaper ($11 cheaper) and I wouldn’t mind sticking to this when I can’t get the Gyokuro. :) Very happy with the turnover! Upped the rating a considerable amount!