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I’m having the cold brew I set up last night and I can’t decide if I like it better or worse than the hot cup. In the cold brew, the base layer is definitely a sweeter apple than the hot brew since the hibiscus is completely mellowed and really only present in color. However, what is present is cinnamon. Lots and lots of cinnamon. Unfortunately, its the weird cinnamon flavor that is weirdly fake and cloyingly sweet. It conflicts with the tiniest hint of caramel that is trying to fight its way through making for two different sweet flavors that don’t mesh at all. This one really just doesn’t seem to work for me.
In other news, I continued my efforts from last night (though technically this morning as it was around 12:30/1 am) to find yarn to crochet these cute snowmen. I needed two colors of yarn. I came home with the store, so I guess you can say I was successful: https://www.instagram.com/p/BAQUjkYPJVoPSKrcoFyvQ5cc61FgRGRPOZLvoo0/
So at around 12:30, I was checking out a crochet pattern and decided I need new yarn. Consequently, my mom and I decided to venture out to the 24hr Wal Mart up the street. Then, 2 hrs later we left with no yarn but a bunch of Batman and Marvel sweatshirts and this tea (which I was tricked into buying by Celestial Seasonings new packaging).
The color of the tea looked like plenty of hibby in the leaf but it is not tart. Unfortunately it is not caramel either and there is certainly no sea salt. Cinnamon is prevalent in this and a little bit of apple flavoring comes through right at the end but it’s a fake apple versus the taste of the fruit.
Actually, as I continue to drink I am getting more hibiscus which is making up part of the apple taste yet as the hibiscus comes out so does the caramel. It’s weird because the two flavors can be tasted at the same time and yet they aren’t blending. They are both there but both separate. I have this cold brewing as well so I guess we’ll see what happens with that.
Got to try some, finally. It does taste like a sugar cookie, but a little bit on the artificial side for me. I’m actually surprised at how strong the orange peel is making it a bit more citrus than expected. I am glad I tried it, but I like Bengal Spice and Tension Tamer a lot more.
With that said, this is a definite desert tea that could go really well with milk and or cream and sugar.
I was surprised by how tolerable this tea was. I expect it will be even better cold brewed in the summer, perhaps added to lemonade. My experience with the hot brewed version was a nicely tart raspberry heavy herbal tea which needed very little sugar. I can understand how the acidic berry flavors are off-putting to many steepsters, but I was pleasantly amused by it.
I had long been wary of this no-black-tea attempt at Indian spices, but received a box worth as a gift so dutifully gave it a few cups’ try. Suffice to say, I was right to be scared. Too much spice in the form of nutmeg & pepper overwhelmed with vanilla and nowhere near enough of the ginger, cinnamon and cardamom that would make an herbal ‘chai’ emulation worthwhile. Will be leaving the rest of this box at work for the less chai-obsessed folk.
Flavors: Nutmeg, Pepper, Vanilla
So I’m completely new to steepster, this being my first tasting note and all so I’ll just dive in.
This tea has been by my side since I was a sophomore in high school (i’m a sophomore in college now) and has gotten me out of some pretty nasty colds and into some really nice moods. The lemon flavor is out of this world and it’s perfect steeped all day on a cold morning (or night, I’m fixing a cup right now!)
It is definitely not for everyone but if don’t hate hibiscus and you’re looking for a good lemon tea I would definitely recommend it! It’s great with honey but personally I could drink it black any day.
For once, a gingerbread tea that tastes like gingerbread rather than the usual spiced apple and fruit mixtures. It does a good job of tasting like a gingerbread cookie, I rather wish I had some to dip in it. Pleasant.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Cloves, Ginger, Nutmeg
I’m sorry to say but when I first opened this box and caught the smell of the tea, I didn’t touch it for over a week. The smell was so strong, like a floral potpourri, that I couldn’t even imagine that it’d taste good.
I finally decided to try it though, expecting the worst. The smell is definitely lessened as it steeps, and the liqueur is a festive, deep reddish-purple.
The problem is the taste. It’s so strong that the first sip made my mouth tingle. The sweetness is the first thing you taste, followed by the slightly offensive taste of spices; most notably, the cinnamon. The aftertaste reminds me of cinnamon gum.
I was very generous in my rating of this tea, because I haven’t given up hope that there’s a way to improve the flavor. At the very least, I think it’d made a nice simmering potpourri for the holidays.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Plums
I’ve been dying to try this tea for a few years now but could never find it anywhere. Lo and behold, I finally found it at my local Publix and grabbed a box.
The smell of this tea is to die for. It’s so sweet, buttery, and warm – just like a real sugar cookie! The liqueur was a pretty pale blonde, much like cookie dough. By itself, the flavor was lacking a little but it was improved by adding a little vanilla soymilk for a little extra sweetness and creaminess.
I was thoroughly impressed with this tea and will be buying a few more boxes to tide me over until next year. This is a great holiday tea, but works just as well to sip as a dessert tea.
Flavors: Butter, Vanilla
I didn’t drink this tea to tame any tensions, I was just curious how this herbal tea tasted.
It was an interesting tea with a different taste. I found it tasted quite nice.
Ingredient list: Eleuthero, peppermint, cinnamon, ginger, chamomile, lemon grass, licorice, catnip, tilia flowers, natural lemon flavour, natural flavours (contains soy lecithin), hops, Vitamins B6, B12. Contains soy.
I wasn’t familiar with the eleuthero (the first ingredient on the list) so I looked it up and found that it is also called Siberian ginseng. The ingredients also include several other common ingredients in calming / night time teas as well as some more interesting ingredients such as catnip. I can honestly say that this is the first time I have ever tried catnip.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Floral, Licorice, Peppermint
Tastes fruity, smells fantastic. No caffeine, but no loss of flavor. Perfect for before bed if you like tart fruit teas. Strong berry taste, only hints of mango. Make sure to steep it long enough for the best flavour!
Flavors: Berry, Mango
One of my absolute FAVORITE teas. This tea is just sweet enough to help bring out the peppermint, and the balance is perfect. I love this tea anytime of the year! Extra bonus is that it’s a caffeine free green tea, so you can enjoy it late at night!
Flavors: Peppermint, Sugar, Vanilla
Wanted to try this for the longest time but could never find this in store. Finally went to a local bookstore and tada, they happened to have it on their tea menu. Within drinking that first cup, I knew that this was going to become a v v v quick problem. I may have ordered one or six boxes. Its everything I want in a cup of tea in the cooler months. Add a blanket and a book and it’s pure bliss.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Sweet, Vanilla
I must admit this tea is really good. I kept seeing people talk about it and finally placed an order then made a cup. Very light almost floral in a way. A touch of lemon (which I am not a fan of any lemon coming near tea) and a bit of butter. Sounds so weird but on those nights where you want a sugar cookie but don’t want to make any or go to the store to have one, this is a great option.
Flavors: Butter, Lemon, Sugar, Sweet, Vanilla