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This is quite a nice tea, especially when you consider the low price tag! The flavor is not very strong – the hibiscus seems to overshadow the watermelon and lime flavors. Although I wish the watermelon taste was more prominent, it kind of leaves a watermelon Jolly Rancher taste in your mouth, which is nice!
Yup. Tastes like chamomile. I’m not really sure what people are complaining about. Don’t drink it if you don’t like chamomile, I guess. And don’t hate it for not being more complex…it’s pretty much just marketed as “chamomile” which is really all one wants sometimes if you like straight chamomile.
I have a terrible time falling asleep, and have essentially my entire life. It takes me well over an hour most nights to fall asleep. I had this problem when I was a kid as well. I have taken valerian root capsules, but they smell like parmesan cheese to me, and not in a good way. Why take a gross pill when I can unwind and have a mug of tea instead? The first night I had a mug, I didn’t notice a big difference. I put two bags in my second night, and have stayed at two bags for the last few nights. I think that drinking this every night has helped, as the valerian root is built up a bit in my system. Now, this tea really helps to quickly help me to fall asleep. I am not a fan of chamomile, so I sweetened with a bit of honey and enjoyed how the honey morphed the taste of the chamomile, and made it less over powering. I try to drink this about an hour or so before I go to bed, but have found that I can drink the tea, lay down on the couch, put on a podcast, and be asleep in minutes. While the tea is not one that I would drink for taste, it does not taste or smell like valerian root to me. It does the trick to help me sleep, and right now is a staple in my cupboard. While I am drinking more and more loose leaf teas, I find the tea bags nice to use at night.
Flavors: Floral, Flowers
Bought this tonight in a sampler box while I was shopping for chili fixing to make this weekend. Decided I needed some caffeine with it, so brewed the peach sachet for three minutes, and then added a black pearl sachet for the final three minutes. Once it was done I put in a teaspoon of Splenda and poured it over a glass of ice.
It is really tasty this way (I’m not big on hot fruit tisanes) so typically it’s going to be used to flavor a black tea or just treated like Kool-Aid. Yes, I would recommend the peach to be made in that fashion, as I don’t prepare it any other way.
Flavors: Fruity, Peach
Found a box that was stashed away from last winter. Main flavors are cinnamon and mild ginger. Decent but not amazing, I prefer really strong ginger flavor in my tea. Will probably take to the office for afternoon drinking, though.
I don’t drink tea with sugar but it might make for a nice “cookie” flavored dessert tea if you do.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Ginger
This is just is not working for me. The stevia is cloying and there is very little else going on, can barely taste the pumpkin or spices. A longer brew might bring out the flavors, but I already feel like my tongue is coated with not-quite-sugar.
The box has been sitting in my tea drawer probably since last fall. Now I understand why.
UPDATE: Tried adding soy milk to see if it would taste better as a sweet latte. Answer: Not really.
Hmm. The flavor is certainly mild. It’s not as strong as my favorite teas; then again, it’s a namebrand tea, they seem to be afraid of “BOOM B***H HERE’S YOUR FLAVOR”. (Except for Harney and Sons.)
It has a pleasant sugar cookie taste, and when I first started drinking it after adding sweetener I really liked it. But then I noticed a hingering aftertaste…research online shows they’ve added stevia to this tea as part of the ‘natural flavors’, which I’m not a huge fan of. I’d drink this again, but I wish I knew what the old formula tasted like.
Flavors: Artificial, Cookie, Sugar, Sweet
The lemon flavoring is a little fake-tasting, but the honey flavoring makes it bearable. The green/ white combo base is smooth and light. The ginseng and eleuthero are very calming to me, and the little tiny punch of caffeine balances everything out nicely.
Celestial Seasonings recently redesigned their packaging, making the box art more minimalist and dull, not unlike Google’s recent logo “update.” That’s a bit of a bummer, but won’t deter me from purchasing CS products in the future. Or from using Google, for that matter.
Flavors: Green, Honey, Lemon, Sweet
I love this seasonal tea! I enjoy drinking a decaf tea often, especially at night when I really don’t need or want caffeine. I’ve drank this many times and have gone through two boxes of my stash of 10 from Amazon (a brilliant Amazon Prime purchase, if I do say so myself.) This is the closest to perfection in flavor and ability to be manhandled while brewing. It loses it’s lovely richness in iced tea, so it’s not perfect for all applications.
*I find the “natural flavoring” for the sugar cookie flavor isn’t unnatural or extra oily and is quite pleasant. It reminds me a lot of a shortbread/sugar cookie hybrid without the oily butter flavor that can start to taste slightly rancid in storage.
*There’s a tiny hint of almond and sweetness.
*I like that it’s not very sweet as brewed so I can keep it richer as-is or add my own sugar content to taste. I tend to add my own creamer and a small amount of sugar; So Delicious Coconut Creamer + agave, Coffeemate Original powder, cashew milk/cream + honey. I don’t consume milk products and don’t enjoy adding most milks because I prefer denser, richer flavors. This tea steeped longer could withstand milks vs creams, though.
*Mixes exceptionally well with peppermint tea.
*This tea works well with boiling or just under boiling water. I don’t find any enhanced bitterness with any particular brewing method, which is lovely. For a grocery store bagged tea, that’s pretty amazing.
*I don’t enjoy it nearly as much iced. The cookie flavoring gets lost in iced tea. This decreases the rating slightly for me, but not nearly as much since this isn’t the type of tea one would normally make iced tea out of. It’s still pleasant iced, but the flavor isn’t as lovely.
*3 minutes minimum, the tea is more malty and the cookie flavor hasn’t fully bloomed
*After 3.5 minutes the sugar cookie is more pronounced but not as rich as possible
*I brew it for a minimum of 4 minutes to enhance the sugar cookie flavor.
*Longer times don’t increase the bitterness much, if at all, as long as it doesn’t cool too much.
Flavors: Almond, Cookie, Vanilla
Tea 5/5 from the sampler pack I got. I cold brewed this tea: 2L of water with 4 tea bags. I steeped for at least 15 hours.
At about 3 hours in to the cold brew I tasted some tea and it was a bit weak, so I let it go overnight. After brewing overnight it is much better. It’s a bit tart with maybe a hint of raspberry flavoring. I was kind of surprised the raspberry flavour isn’t really prominent. I prefer Stash’s raspberry hibiscus to this tea since they nailed that flavour. Overall this tea is okay but when I get my next sampler pack in the mail I will use 2 bags of this tea with 2 of Stash’s raspberry hibiscus to bump up the raspberry flavour.
Tea 4/5 in the sample pack I got off of amazon. I cold brewed this tea: 4 tea bags in 2L of cold water in the fridge overnight. Steeped for about 10 hours.
The taste is mildly tart with a mixed berry flavour. It’s quite good! If I had to change anything maybe a bit shorter steeping time to cut the tartness down a tad. Otherwise a great tea. I still like the Blueberry and Black cherry teas the best since I can point to the taste of those fruits in the iced tea. This one there is a “berry” flavour, but I just wish I could point out exactly what it is :P.
Flavors: Berry, Tart
Not as smooth as the box claims, but for a green tea it’s average. I think raspberries and blueberries do extremely well with green teas – so I really wanted to try this raspberry one. Has a lovely aroma. Raspberry could be stronger, though. I will finish the box but it won’t be a re-order.