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This is another sample from Jackie T. Thank you!
This is the second time I’ve had this tea. The first time I felt like I spent too much time trying to dissect the tea, so I ended up skipping the review. After sitting down with the tea this time I can say that Jackie’s review is spot on. I don’t taste eggnog or rum. There is a good vanilla flavor and a robust, toasty, ever so slightly astringent black tea. While I wish I could taste something that hinted of eggnog I do like this tea. The tea itself is quite delicious, and the vanilla is very well done.
So, not what I wanted, but I’ll have no trouble finishing off this sample.
I actually thought this had yerba mate in it! It smells very mate-ish to me. And at first, it tastes almost off-puttingly herbal—just agressively green and earthy (in a “sawdust-floor, hippie, co-op grocery” kind of way). But then on cooldown, the flavor mellows out to mostly mint and citrus. This is very spearmint-y.
Get this if you like spearmint.
This is one of the BEST smelling Hazelnut Black Teas I have ever smelled! And I’m not a Hazelnut NUT per say :)
Once infused it smells like hazelnut and a bready/bakey type aroma combo!
It does infuse to a dark brown…not like coffee-dark brown but a darker brown – darker than medium-dark brown! LOL
The flavor is strong! Both with the black tea base as well as the hazelnut flavor. The two flavors mesh well together!
Yup! I like this one just fine and dandy!
Today I am going to try and review as many teas as possible to break down some of my piles as I have to tide-E-up around here! PLUS – I really want to try a lot of my NEW teas!! AND – I’m busy divvying up swap boxes, too!
You’ll see a lot of me today – I apologize in advance! hahaha!
I got this as a sample in my Compass order and am just trying it today for the first time. I get no flavor, sweetness, or marshmallow in this at all. Just a basic black tea…however it is a really good basic black tea!! Like TeaEqualsBliss said it brews to a medium dark color; it has a strong taste but not an overly bitter one. I wouldn’t drink this if I were in the mood for a flavored tea but if I needed a caffeine boost and didn’t want any extra flavor (which is rare for me), I’d reach for it.
Backlog! I sipped this while watching The White House Christmas 2012 on Saturday night. I don’t think it tastes much like eggnog or rum, but it’s a creamy vanilla type black tea. This is great for flavored tea drinkers who want to taste the TEA!! Fabulous quality, plus this company has a strong mission and donates proceeds, which I appreciate.
I was skeptical about this one. But I’ll tell ya – I’m impressed and quite the believer now after trying it! It’s Green Rooibos based. In addition to that there are lovely flavors! The only way to describe it is Fruit Punch Flavored Green Rooibos! It’s tasty!
I’m sure it would be just as good iced if not better!
I was so excited to try this today. The dry leaves smell like a banana cream pie, but the fragrance definitely lessens once brewed. I was afraid that would mean there wasn’t much flavor, but luckily I was wrong. It’s not a strong flavor, more like someone dipped dried bananas in your Assam tea for a bit…not that anyone does that. It’s a deliciously subtle flavor with a kick of caffeine, definitely going to drink it every morning during the work week. I got it during their 50% off Cyber Sale, I think it’s regular price now, but I’d say it’s worth it!
Smells like Cherry Cola
Tastes like flat Cherry Cola.
I used a little cooler water for this one – not quite a cold brew – but still not hot.
It has a gold/orange/reddish color to it – it’s really beautiful!
This one is tasty. Sweet. Flavorful!
Yup! I like this one! The more I drink it the more I like it!
It’s been a while since my last YELLOW Tea. I’ve been super excited to try this one but wanted to save it for the right moment. NOW is that moment.
First – LOVE the name! Very posh!
The aroma is out-of-this-world! Slightly peppery aroma meets yellow tea meets Mimosa/Champagne/Orange flavors all working hand-in-hand.
I would have to say I can taste the yellow tea along side the orange – first and foremost. Then I can taste a bit of spice – a mild pepper – perhaps – almost like a white peppercorn, maybe. Then…a subtle champagne type flavor on the end. Even with the flavors – it’s incredibly clean. There is a nice amount of ‘juiciness’ to it, too!
This is a very lovely flavored yellow tea from Compass.
I was reading a bunch of reviews here on steepster about Rooibos but I didn’t really want a regular Rooibos so I went with this one – a GREEN Rooibos. I like both Rooibos’s, tho! I also went with this one because it doesn’t have the dreaded hibiscus! YAY! Just Green Rooibos and 3 different berries!
This smells MARVY! Much like my Very Berry Cheesecake Blend I sell…Wildtree is the product line!
The flavor is more gentle and flowing than I assumed it would be but I like it. It’s calming yet fruity and fun.
The 3 berries work really well together to come up with its own flavor – of course by pairing it with the green rooibos.
This is nicely done!
Green tea, spices, nuts…oh my!
The green tea is a bit on the light side. It’s not grassy but it’s not really sweet, either. The spices are at a favorable level for a green chai. I do LOVE that there are almonds in this, tho! You can’t really taste them – individually – until you get to the after taste tho.
Overall this is pretty good, not my fave from Compass, but they have so many I do LOVE do it’s hard to narrow it regardless! Pretty good, still!
WOWZA! This completely exceeded my expectations! This is amazing! The green rooibos worked great! The pineapple flavor is delightful! It’s not overdone and don’t taste like the ‘other’ pineapple flavored teas/tisanes out there! This is tasty-tasty! It’s sweet, pineapply, and even tastes a bit sugary – even without me adding sugar, and there is a spec of ‘green-ness’ to it and/our floral trying to hide underneath! This is really neat! And a great surprise! Kudos on this one!
This smells absolutely AMAZING!
This is a combo of juicy strawberry or even like a strawberry water with a flat champagne flavor to it! I can pick up on the floral notes, too! The White tea base is lovely! I’m really enjoying that! I agree with Indigobloom – this is a little cuppa happiness!
Liberteas a chunk of it is coming your way!
First, I want to say, I contacted Compass Teas and this is a VEGAN Tea.
Having said that…this DOES smell like a Marshmallowy type aroma. The dry loos leaf is just that…loose leaf…there are no novelTEAs added…it’s a flavored leaf.
It does lose a bit of the aroma once infused. I’m ok with that, tho.
It brews-up very dark brown.
The taste is quite good. It has a medium-strong black tea base. It has a little bit of a sugary-type flavor to it as well as almost equal parts black pepper type flavor to it. In the middle to end of the sip there is a nice amount of woodsy-ness to it, too!
This is an interesting, unique, festive, and tasty flavored black tea! Neat!
Smells like wonderful Watermelon!
This has a solid and bold black tea base and the watermelon flavor works nicely but isn’t over powering. I would say strong black tea base and medium strength on the watermelon flavoring. The black tea base barrels thru in the end. Neat!
I really like this flavored black tea, too! WOWZA! One of the better Watermelon flavored teas I have tried!
This takes me on a trip to YUMSVILLE!
This is one of the better chai’s I have tried and one of the best specialty-flavored chai’s I have come across!
It reminds me of a Spiced Donut from Tim Hortons! It’s like drinking chai and eating a donut at the same time!
The spices are just-right for my liking! The Vanilla is a wonderful touch! The pastry-likeness to a donut is right around where it should be! Overall this is a real winner! WOW! I really like this one!