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Another tea that has been discontinued. I was just starting to get into chai when I discovered this one. I used to make a blended pot, combining this tea with a ‘sister’ blend, CS’ Honey Vanilla White Tea. I wanted less caffeine, and also a flavor which evened out the spikiness of this one, with its strong ginger surge at the end. I loved adding honey and milk to this. Sorry I can’t get it anymore. I’ll click the ‘recommend’, even though it’s no longer available.
Flavors: Ginger, Honey, Vanilla
What a great iced tea this makes! It brewed up dark, looking like regular (black) tea, although it’s herbal. I had brewed a couple bags together to have one for a nightcap, then refrigerated the rest. Two days later, I grabbed it in the morning—wow! This is a terrific iced tea! So cool and refreshing! (Yeah, duh, it’s mint—so cool and refreshing is a given!)
Do I recommend this—as an ICED TEA, YES!
Like others here, I was summoned to buy this tea by Merlin on its box. Alas, that was where the magic ended. This is a pedestrian tea. It’s not bad for evenings, due to lack of caffeine and mildness on the stomach. It steeps to a light brown, due no doubt to the chicory, which I couldn’t taste. I couldn’t really taste the cinnamon or orange peel, either. As much as I enjoy the wizardly art on the box, I don’t think I’ll be buying this one again.
Flavors: Peppermint, Spearmint, Straw, Wet Wood
This smells of sweet mint and chamomile. I like this one much better than Bigelow’s Sweet Dreams, but it’s still not really exciting enough to hold my attention today. I keep forgetting about it then having to reheat it. Perhaps another day when I’m in the mood for something calming I’ll come back to this one.
Flavors: Mint, Sweet
This tea is very tart and astringent but raspberries can be tart so maybe that is intentional. At my husband’s recommendation, I dipped the teabag in and out of the water several times at the beginning of the steep. He says the flavor is better that way. This one is fruity to be sure, but actually tastes more like cherries or cherry candies to me than fresh raspberries. And it just occurred to me that this smells remarkably like Kool-Aid powder. A red one, of course. :)
Flavors: Astringent, Candy, Cherry, Fruity, Tart
I love the way this tea smells! And it’s a pretty color in my orange mug. But I really haven’t enjoyed this tea. I steeped it for 5 minutes in 200 degree water, but it just doesn’t have any flavor to me. It tastes slightly better than hot water. So after typing this I steeped it for 2 more minutes.
Edit: Still a no go. So I went off this (See below) that I found on Pinterest and added 3/4 cup lemonade. It’s interesting now. I get the hint of chamomile that the tea had and the sour from the lemonade. Still not my favorite because the tea watered down the lemonade. Any tips on how to drink this tea would be most welcome. I’m new to tea here.
Backlog from March 31, 2015:
I’m terribly behind on adding my tasting notes here, but I promise I do have them all written down in my little notebook. I’m slowly working through the list. Here is a quick blurb that I wrote down but forgot to log back in March.
My husband keeps telling me that I need to try this tea because he really loved the one bag of this that he’s tried so far. It smells fantastic, like chamomile and sweet, ripe fruit. Unfortunately, it has a bit of an artificial flavor. It’s not really sweet on its own so I added a little extra honey which is also helping to improve the flavor. I’m not sure it tastes as good as it smells, but it’s still enjoyable.
Flavors: Artificial, Fruity, Sweet
As far as medicinal teas go, the Celestial Seasonings blends work pretty well and don’t taste like punishments.
This allergy season has been atrocious. I don’t even HAVE allergies normally, but this season I apparently do. I enjoy tulsi and can safely identify all of the other ingredients in this tea, so even if it doesn’t help with the sinus irritation I’ve been dealing with for weeks now, it at least tastes familiar and is soothing to drink right before bed.
My go to tea when I feel sick – it has a nice peppermint and ginger taste. I generally don’t enjoy chamomile teas, but this one definitely has a nice calm and subtle taste.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Eucalyptus, Ginger, Lemongrass, Peppermint
as soon as I opened this it smelled just like I was cooking ginger snap cookies! And honestly, that’s the best way I can describe the flavor as well. The spice/flavor isn’t quite as strong as I’d like, but I added a bit of ginger and cinnamon of my own to remedy that, which helped out a lot. I haven’t tried it with milk yet, but I imagine it’d be pretty tasty!
Flavors: Cinnamon, Ginger, Sweet, Vanilla
Picked this one up the other day since I love peach teas and it’s an herbal, plus these are the kinds of teas that my family really likes so I give it to them if I hate it, or if sometimes I don’t hate it since they just like this brand of tea.
I really do like some of their teas, just not tons I guess.
Was kinda expecting it to be more peachy.
But it just tasted more kinda artificial and kinda like the outside of the peach. The skin or whatever. I mean it has a lot of flavor. But not that right peach for me. I know my family will like it though so that’s great for them! :D
Flavors: Artificial, Peach, Sweet
This smells wonderfully minty, but wow is it bitter. I started steeping then was called away from my desk so it sat for a full 20 minutes before I could rescue it. The liquid is darker than I expected, more like a black tea actually. I thought it might be lighter. I won’t rate this today since I botched the steep, but I do think this has the potential to be good.
Flavors: Bitter, Mint
I’ve never really liked cherry flavoured products as they tend to remind me of cough syrup. This one does still have that cherry flavour i don’t like; putting that aside the tea itself is fairly average tasting herbal tea. This was a freebie so not too upset about not liking it too much. I think I’ll use up the rest in a tea cocktail; the cherry will probably taste better cold.