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When you open the box, put your nose right in there and breathe in deep. You’ll have that sugar cookie smell with you for about ten minutes after you’ve walked into another room while letting the tea steep. I put brown sugar in my cup, which turned out to make it too sweet. Hits the tongue nicely and doesn’t leave a peculiar aftertaste, like some other kinds of sweet tea.
Don’t be put off by the “Sleigh Ride” part of the tea’s name. There’s no actual taste of a sleigh involved.
I’m really tempted to eat actual sugar cookies with this. Anyone do that yet and lived to tell the tale?
I was excited to try this since I love the original so much. It’s not as good as I was expecting. I thought the vanilla would be a little stronger (it’s not), and it seems to “mute” (if that makes sense) what was so good about the original. Will finish up but will stick with the classic!
If you want cinnamon dust in a bag – this is your tea! For devoted fans of tea fannings and dust, you will not be disappointed! Let the exotic colors of the box mesmerize you into thinking you’re not in isle 7 of a mainstreet USA grocery store. Let the exotic pictures on the box transport you to a time when colored water with little-to-no taste was appreciated in more than just an oversized coffee mug with a happy face on it. Your imagination runs wild with the possibilities that someday this tea may join the legendary shelves of teas that carry a name recognized by legacy and grandeur. For now though, you’ll just have to settle for cinnamon-colored water. Dare to dream though! :)
I’ve noticed this box is pretty bland so I decided to use two bags at once. Unfortunately, I waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay oversteeped it!! It’s definitely not bland, but almost undrinkable. It’s as dark as coffee and makes my mouth feel dry. It’s pretty bitter, too, but it still smells good. I think I’m going to start saving the bags and boil them to make it smell like I’ve been baking ; )
Since I got my toddler to take a nap today, I thought I’d entertain my dorky self with an exciting taste test. (It’s the little things, people) In the ring, Bigelow plain green tea and Celestial Seasonings plain green. Water boiled on stove just until saw bubbles, steep time exactly 2 minutes. The Bigelow won hands down. So, I’ll finish this box and then it’s back to the old favorite!
I’m used to Bigelow’s plain Green Tea, so it’s hard not to compare. This one smells more “earthy” if that makes any sense and I like that for some reason. A slightly stronger flavor, nice and smooth. Have one bag of Bigelow’s left so I might do my own taste test tomorrow if I have time and update if I discover anything new. :)
I’m telling you, it may be the placebo effect, but I think this really helped my cold! It seemed to lessen the duration and symptoms over a couple of days. Will keep on hand and start drinking at the onset of any sick like feeling. Pleasant to smell and it tastes good just by itself.
Ok, I gave this one more try. This time I made sure to brew for only 3 minutes. However, somehow two bags stuck together without me noticing before I poured the water. Took one sip, thught to myself “Life is too short to drink bad herbal tea” and dumped the lot. Never again!
Goofed up with my first cup of this on Sunday night. I accidently let it steep for about 20 minutes. The result was something like lukewarm Dimetap or perhaps the purple Triaminic. However, it did ease the mild nausea I had. I haven’t been able to bring myself to try another cup. I think I’ll wait until nausea sets in again.
I really cannot bring myself to drink this. My friend gave me an entire box of this tea a while ago. The blend smells delicious both wet and dry, and the murky orangey cup it creates smells like liquid gingerbread. But the taste just isn’t there! This doesn’t really taste like gingerbread; just a muddle of spices without any real direction. Surprisingly enough, even when I steep this for a long time, it still has a watery taste. Not a favorite at all.
Do NOT add sugar to this. It makes it taste ridiculously awful. I couldn’t even down most of my cup today as a result.
Yesterday and today I’ve had a weird annoyance in the back of my throat…triggering a gag reflex. VERY strange. I can’t properly explain it actually. It’s scary because DH has been dealing with a sinus issue since April and it’s sort of what he has described…HOPE that isn’t it.
This tea has always helped my throat for soothing or for clearing – I hope this helps this unexplained issue as well.
The reason I have always rated this one so high is because of that reason and I like the minty taste but also because it’s a bagged tea I go back to time and time again for various reasons. This is the highest rated bagged tea I have ever rated.