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Recent Tasting Notes
I’ve been enjoying this nightly for a while now while I wait for my Davids Tea order to come in. Its probably my favorite grocery store herbal – not that I’ve tried a lot. And I’m drinking it without sugar! See how I can be a grown up! pats myself on the head If Davids Tea doesn’t pan out, I will buy this one again.
Another one with my tasting notes now hitting double digits…statistically speaking, I wonder if I looked back at my history, wrote down the teas with XX or more tasting notes (number TBD), if it would result in The Ultimate Pantry Tea Hall of Fame list. Someday.
Just not today. Nursing a classic case of Charlie Brown seasonal THAT’S IT!!!
I seem to have come down with something that resembles the early stages of flu. This evening I cracked open my box of Lemon Zinger to up my fluid intake – something unfussy that I was pretty sure I’d find palatable.
I had mine sweetened (although with less than the 2 tsp of sugar I’d used as a kid) and it was like a nice, warm, soothing liquid throat drop. I’m not sure I’d want to drink this unsweetened, but sue me, I like it my way :P
I must be perfectly honest and say that I mainly bought this for the box art, but the tea itself didn’t disappoint. It’s caffeine-free and pretty neutral health-wise, so I can drink it as much as I want at any time of the day, which is nice.
The taste is a hard one to describe. I guess the primary flavours are licorice, lemon, mint, and catnip, but the other ingredients definitely all add a little something to it. I haven’t noticed any calming properties, but I love it enough that I don’t really care.
That being said, this tea isn’t for everyone. Though I think it’s delicious, I’ve had friends try it and say it’s terrible. Oh, and be careful not to oversteep it, since the licorice taste can become overpowering.
Oh, this is so much better! After the abysmal fail with the Adagio Pumpkin Spice this morning, I needed something to sooth my poor, abused tastebuds.
I added two teabags to my 16oz infuser mug, 4tsp of raw sugar (I have a horrible sweet tooth!), and steeped it for three minutes. Mmm.
While the fresh teabag didn’t smell much like pumpkin, the flavor really comes out here in the steeped tea. This is like drinking pumpkin spice bread, where the cook hit just the right spice balance: enough to leave a tingle on your tongue, but not so much as to let any one spice overwhelm.
Actually, I think I might use a bag to infuse butter for the pancakes I’m making. I’ll let you know how it goes!
Update: If you’re curious at all, here’s how the pancakes turned out!
I love this tea. I love the strong peppermint flavor with the hint of vanilla. I don’t taste the cinnamon, but I bet it’s doing something important. The peppermint/vanilla really does overwhelm all the other flavors, including the green tea, but it’s so good you won’t even care.
Sometimes I wonder if I overrate this tea because it was one of my first teas beyond the simple black tea bagged stuff. Then I taste it again each November and I realize it is that good.(I only drink it 3 months a year and look forward to that first cup after Halloween way too much.)
Celestial Seasonings does some things well and some things less well, but they have this one right. They do seem to be one of the few decent tea companies I can find in the average grocery store.
My new box of this is slightly different than my previous experience. The old stuff leaned more toward butterscotch. Maybe it had just been sitting on the grocers shelf alone and unloved for too long before I brought it home? Anyway this new box has just a hint of citrus. Love the aroma. I use one bag in a 8oz cup and I add sweetener. I notice most everyone else double bags – does that mean you don’t sweeten? This is sugar cookie. Emphasis on sugar and cookie :) This tastes exactly like what I would expect. Just like the smiley face cookies I get at a local bakery – except this is better because its cheaper and guilt free. I can have as much as I want. I tend to just leave the bag in the cup. Good stuff. I hope I never out grow it.
This is a really good tea to me. Easy to fix and comforting. I added some sugar. And this tastes like peppermint with some vanilla mabe abit of cinnamon and touch of green tea. This is really good.
I bought a box of this the other day. I had a cup of this earlier. This taste like strong vanilla with some cinnamon and a strong black tea. I added some sugar. Mabe I made this too strong,but I will try this another time with a shorter steep time and see. But vanilla is not one of my favorites and the vanilla was too strong for me and the tea was just ok. but I will give this another chance.
Unfortunately this tea made me sick to my stomach every time I drank it.
It is the only tea by this brand that I don’t like.
one of my favorite holiday teas. sweet and smooth without sugar. sometimes i drink too much and get a peppermint-numbed throat-it’s that good.
so good! very smooth with mild cinnamon and vanilla flavors. neither overwhelming nor boring. drank with sugar.
Love this tea!
Never doubt the power of homemade chicken soup and a comforting cup of tea when you’re sick. It really does work wonders. The soup was delicious and warming, but this tea is like my security blanket when I’m sick. It just makes me feel better. The sweetness of the chamomile and the honey are well balanced by the vanilla. I’m glad it’s an herbal, and I’m even glad it’s in a tea bag. It’s relaxing and easy to sit and sip cup after cup.
Bumping my rating up on this one a bit.
While waiting on my first ever order of loose teas, I have been enjoying the handful of trang varieties that I have in my drawer. This is a recent addition I chose to try based on some online reviews … I have to saw that the first cup wasn’t great. I’m not sure what I didn’t like about it, maybe the carob or the roasted chicory, I’m not sure. I added a bit of sugar and still wasn’t cray about it.
I have since tried it a few more times, including a cup currently, and I’m beginning to enjoy it more each time. I think maybe there is an unfamiliar flavor in the tea that took some time to acquire a taste for. I did add a bit of sugar and a little cream this morning… Foggy and wet outside makes me want the added comfort of milk and sugar (the only way mom made hot tea when I was growin up). Anyway, taste good thi morning. :)
Spicy teas are my thing right now and I don’t find it terribly so, just enough to make it enjoyable. I think I’ll keep it in my drawer for now until the loose teas win me over.. As I’m sure they will. Until then, it will be an extra for when I want somethig different than my “go-to” teas.
There’s a lot of hibiscus in here. There’s a lot of hibiscus in most of Celestial Seasonings’ herbals, actually – I see someone else noted that all of their berry blends taste the same, and it’s really true. Still, I find the berry thing they’ve got going on pretty pleasant. And this doesn’t not taste like blueberry – it’s about as tart as a sourer specimen, anyway. Not my favorite from Celestial Seasonings and probably not something I’ll restock, but not bad for what it is.
This is some yummy stuff. Kind of like a liquefied candy cane with a nice splash of vanilla thrown in. I always enjoy having it in my house during the winter months.
Don’t hate me. I drank it. One from the orphaned household cupboard dusty tea pile.
The real reason I’m writing is to see what teas OTHER than brioche you guys like from the American Tea Room? I’m placing an order I think perhaps maybe yes :)