delicious. love the subtle heat. nice green tea with lovely flavour. comforting.
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I bought this tea on a whim and I really love it! My first time around I brew it a little too strong and ended up pouring it over ice and lemonade.
Let me tell you, it was AMAZING!
The tea itself pacts a punch with a tart pomegranate flavour and has this aromatic floral taste afterwards. Combined with lemonade, I can see it quickly becoming one of my summer favourites!
Sipdown! And a good thing too, because this tea is dead, haha. Gone is the tasty fruity flavour. There’s still tasty oolong (even though this is oversteeped), but yeah, spending an entire year in a plastic baggie was not kind to this tea. Ah well.
Bought this on a whim last time I was at the bulk barn. I’m not quite sure how I feel about this tea. I think it’s the artificial tropical taste that overwhelms me when I guess I was hoping for more of a coconut flavor. I don’t think I’ll be buying this again!
Bought this on a whim last time I was at the bulk barn. I have to say (as odd as it may be) that it taste like it came from the bulk barn, you know that scent that things from the bulk barn can sometimes take on? I was hoping it would be a little bit like Della Terra’s Orange Brulee oolong but not a chance! Defiantly will not be buying again!
The smell of this tea is absolutely amazing. Perfectly sweet and wonderful.
I was digging through some samples at home and brought a number of them in to work to finish up (eventually). This is one I got from Bulk Barn over a year ago but it still smells of juicy black currants despite poor packaging. I’m impressed! I also did a naughty thing yesterday and ordered some Black Currant from Tea Forte with a coworker so I was really jonesing for some currants! I’ve only ever had currant flavoured things and I’ve never seen, smelled or tasted a real currant but this tea when brewed still smells just like those Simpkins Black Durrant Drops that I loooove. I understand currants to be more of a UK thing? They don’t seem very popular here in North America.
Anyway, the tea! As I say, the aroma is like the candies though the taste has muted with the passing of time and bad storage. I’m also picking up a weird note that seems to have seeped through the whole basket from some other tea. That’s disappointing, but to be expected. While I remember this tea as very juicy and flavourful it is now an echo of that. Oh well, my fault. I will enjoy the remainder and eagerly look forward to the Tea Forte Black Currant which I hope will be lovely!
Bulk barn fail.
The lemon part was fine, but the “ginger” was most certainly not ginger, if you get my meaning. Or maybe that was the base throwing me off. Something was just not right. Plastic and garbage like in the flavour, not so much in aroma.
Backlog from Saturday here. Sorry I can’t remember more of the sickening details lol
I shared a pot of this tea with my friend, and we both agree, it’s very nice!!
Best had with a teaspoon of sugar, or else it’s a little to generic minty. Actually, the sugar brought out the black tea base just as much as it did the “candy cane” aspect.
I prefered it with a dash of milk. Yum.
Reminds me of DTs Read my lips. An excellent alternative methinks, only I’d add a dash of cocoa or sauce. or shnapps!! ohhhh yah that would be amazing on a cold winter night :P
When browsing for candy at Bulk Barn (best way to get munchies I swear), I found a sign in the tea section advertising this new addition to their tea lineup. I haven’t been overly impressed with most of their teas, but it smelled too delish to not bring home and try.
Since of course there are no brewing recommendations, I went for a 76 degree water, for 1.5 minutes.
The tea is sweet and doesn’t need sugar added. There are definite green notes there, as well as green, and something else that blends it all together. I guess that’s their mojito flavour. I’m drinking this one hot and it is nice, but I am actually really curious to try this one iced. I think it’ll bring out the mint and make it really pop. I just see it in a pitcher with ice cubes that have raspberries frozen in them for some reason.
For the cost, it is definitely worth giving a try. I got more than enough for at least twenty cups for just over two dollars.
Pretty standard mint taste, probably similar to bagged blends.
Kinda bland and not as strong or sweet as other peppermints.
Like other Bulk Barn teas, this is very cheap, so it is definitely worth the price. And probably cheaper than bagged varieties.
So lately I have been thinking about making some iced tea, but I have a dilemma. Making iced tea uses up a lot of tea leaf, and it steeps for so long that I don’t usually try to resteep it overnight. So I’d rather not waste money and quality tea all the time.
I’d looked at some cheap options and then I visited bulk barn for some other stuff when I saw this genmaicha. It is about $4.50 (?)/100g! With a price like that I could really care less how old the tea is or how big the leaves are. ;)
After purchasing some I brewed it hot at home. It didn’t taste bad, but it wasn’t really knocking my socks off either. Mostly I taste the rice, but at least there was no bitterness. (I used a gaiwan and steeped 45s, 45s, 1m)
So next naturally I scooped some into my ice tea pitcher, gave it a bit of hot water to help the rice steep, then added a lot more iced water to fill it up.
Now I’m getting to taste it for the first time (about 18 hours later). As I expected there is a nice toasted smell to the iced tea. Drinking it, the rice and green tea taste good together, and again there is no bitterness. I would like to taste more of the green tea, but knowing how cheap this is I can’t complain.
Overall a good iced tea, I will probably buy more when I run out of tea leaves.
This is another sample from Krystaleyn. Thanks again! It is my last sample from her, sad face.
Another very interesting tea. I know it says mango but really it feels more like peach to me. I get a hint of coconut right after the oolong. The oolong is sweet and again reminds me of rocks. Maybe my tasters are off today. I’d say it’s earthy but I find no vegetal or moist hints in it. Yay, more oolong! Thanks again.
Smells like pomegranate, but there is no fruit, I do see rose petals and probably marigold petals.
1st steep: It is alright, I get a pomegranate/blueberry taste mostly. It still smells wonderful.
2nd steep: 95degrees, 4minutes, this is a weaker version of the first steep
I put the rest in the fridge to try cold—-it is alright, Pom Power from Davids is definitely better.
As Indigobloom and Aisling of tea mentioned, it does leave a dry cottonmouth taste in your mouth as an aftertaste.
This was actually very fruity and tropical smelling! Very good for coming from the Bulk Barn.
1st steep: very fruity, I mostly get mango and pineapple with a little coconut, with the oolong flavour in the background.
2nd steep: 95degrees, 4minutes, same fruity taste but more oolong flavour coming out, not the best oolong base, but still alright.
There is no fruit bits in here though, just flower petals, so I found that kind of weird.
But really, at this price, it is fairly worth it…..35g for $1
I’m surprised that nobody else has logged this one yet given that a whole bunch of Bulk Barn teas have been logged on here! Perhaps it’s new?
Either way, I picked it up on a whim today, partly because it smelled so delicious! A dark oolong mixed with yellow flower petals (marigold??), it smells deliciously like tropical fruit. Mmmmm. There are no coconut pieces nor mango chunks, though.
Brewed, this smells tropical and fruity. I think it was more fragrant when it was warmer; it’s rather cool now.
This tastes surprisingly delicious! The central flavour is a tropical fruitiness, followed by a coconutty creaminess, and then, yes, a lovely oolong flavour! Love when fruity teas containing actual tea actually feature its flavour!
I need to get over the fact that this is a tea from Bulk Barn, and consider keeping it as part of my permanent collection. Yes… it’s that good! I’m very shocked/surprised. If you haven’t tried this one and have a Bulk Barn nearby (and like fruity oolongs, of course), I strongly recommend you pick some up. I honestly didn’t pay attention to the price, but I got maybe 3-4 cups worth for $0.41? Sounds like a bargain to me!
ETA: Second infusion (94C/4min) is pretty much a weaker version of the first. Not as impressive, but still good. Lacking enough oolongy flavour to make me happy though; perhaps it could have used an additional minute or so.