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So, been missing in action for a long while. Life changes and among the first time I’m able to get back to tea after buying the new house/farm/zoo. :D
The coconut oolong tea showed up at Argo Tea while i was away from my constant acquisitions and consumption of tea. However, as one of the first that I’ve tried in my return it’s certainly made me happy. It’s got a decent taste and the coconut is noticeable but not overpowering. I’d probably describe it as a poor man’s milk oolong.
I went on a tour of a really big Whole Foods today with Yelp and saw that not only were bottled Argo Teas on sale, but they had this one, which I had never tried before! So of course I got a bottle and I regret not getting two!
The name is a cute play on what it contains too…charitea is a cherry tea! It has cherry, hibiscus, and vanilla. It’s sweetened so it’s not too tart, but you can definitely taste each of these things. I really like the way vanilla and hibiscus taste.
I only drank half the bottle tonight because it’s pretty sugary and I wanted to try a coffee I bought. I enjoyed the coffee more I am so sorry tea.
But really this is one of the better bottled Argo options. I hadn’t ever seen this one in a store before.
I completely forgot about the teas I got at Argo after Christmas. Oops. Nothing really screams “this is for winter only!” about any of them so since I was in the mood for a green, I chose this over the herbal one I’ve yet to try.
And I see why. This is not for me. For some reason I really really cannot do almond flavor in anything but black tea. Something just doesn’t taste right to me in white/green teas. I’m getting it in this and I really don’t like it with the orange and cinnamon. Without that almond taste, this reminds me of a cookie.
If anyone wants this, let me know, because I don’t think I’ll even be able to finish this cup. And if you can do almond flavoring, this has to be a really excellent cup of tea. Boo, taste buds.
This is so fresh tasting! much better than any other bottled rooibos blends I’ve had (rooibee comes to mind). It was great with my Organic Bistro frozen dinner (wild caught salmon in Rosemary Orange Glaze with Cranberry Pilaf & Broccoli). The walnuts, cranberries, and orange glaze paired wonderfully with the tart, fruity tea. I’d buy this again (I also love reusing these Argo bottles with the screw on lids – they are very sturdy!)
I dont know what went into my brain that I tried this one..I think it was a vague black currant gum association that I used to love as a thirteen year old….and in memory lane – I tried this one..
The flavor was very artificial and the tea certainly was one of the lowest qualities I have tried!
Tough luck Hazel!
Most of my white tea reviews lean heavily to the complaint side. Thanks to laurenpressley, I finally found one to love. The apple-peppercorn thing gives this delicate tea some flavor, and even though it’s nowhere near the ingredient list, I could swear there’s a white chocolate thing happening in the background.
Nice, nice, nice!
I’ve had this teat a hadnfull of times now, and I’ve learned that if you over steep it (even if only a bit) it will become VERY bitter. The best results seem to come from 3.5 minuets with a water that is about 175-180 degrees fahrenheit / about 80 degrees celicus.
However, if you don’t over steep the tea it OK. I say “ok” because the fruit flavor can be a bit too much for me.
Being lazy; don’t feel like making a new record for what I’m actually having, a Gingerbread Chai. I used to live right across the street from this Argo Tea, but I’ve since moved, so I always have to stop by when I’m in the neighborhood. It’s great that Chicago has a chain of tea shops like this, though most of their teas are sugared and milked within an inch of their lives. I’ve never tried any of their loose leafs available for purchase.