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In an effort to use up my herbals, I have bought a number of stronger tasting fruit teas to mix in with weaker herbals to create iced tea with. I normally really dislike hibiscus because of how tart it is, but when mixed with the other teas it can be pleasant as an iced tea.
For this 2L pitcher of iced tea, I mixed in 4 “perfect spoonfuls” (about 10 tsp) of this tea with 3 perfect spoonfuls (about 6-7tsp) of plain lemongrass tea. I used boiling water and stuck the pitcher in my freezer for 2h, then removed the filter (which contains the tea), then after another 2h when the tea was cool, I moved it to the fridge to further cool off so I wouldn’t forget about it overnight.
The smell of the dry leaves is VERY fruity and citrusy, but the taste of the chilled tea is more tart with a citrus aftertaste. I don’t think my lemongrass mixture would have affected the taste dramatically; if anything I believe it cut the crazy tartness hibiscus usually has to a more pleasant level. I found this iced tea I made to be tart, a little sour, and a bit citrusy, but overall refreshing. Between my husband, his friend/coworker, and myself this tea will go in no time. However, with that being said, I do not think I will repurchase this one due to the fact the hibiscus tartness is the main taste. I will try to cut the steeping time wayyyy shorter to see if that helps, but overall I know there are better teas i can use to mix herbals with and make iced teas.
Flavors: Citrus, Hibiscus, Sour, Tart
My favorite mate and go-to wake up tea – most mates are a little on the bitter side, or are paired with spicy flavors to mask that, but this one is sweet and smooth. The honey smell is admittedly very strong and might bother some people who are sensitive, but I love to bury my nose in it.
Super caffienated with one heck of a ginger burn at the end! I couldn’t taste much other than the ginger, but that hardly matters, because it will wake you up AND burn any nascent cold or ick out of your head/face/throat. An awesome kick in the pants.
Not quite as strong as I might have hoped, but still a delicious tea that actually tastes of apple. The vanilla isn’t overpowering either (a plus!), which I might have expected from something with ‘custard’ in the name.
Flavors: Apple, Vanilla
Everything I want in a flavoured black tea – rich AND sweet AND warming! I’m more of a green or white person, but I love how the buttered rum overrides bitterness from the tea, even if you oversteep it a little.
Flavors: Rum, Vanilla
Suuuper tasty! If you like buttered rum or butterscotch flavors then I bet you’re going to like this. These flavors are STRONG. Some might call it artificial, however I think it’s perfectly enjoyable. It has coconut in the ingredients, but it doesn’t come off as very coconut-y at all. I especially enjoy that this is a black tea and not herbal — I’m a glutton for tannin. You can even drink this sugar-free and still enjoy the flavor going on! However, I recommend this with brown sugar or honey.
Flavors: Butterscotch, Rum, Vanilla
Just wow. So good. Had it once as an iced latte with cocoa powder. Also, I had it hot. IT’S SO GOOD! It perfectly fits its name! It literally tastes like a banana split all blended up and then heated up. You need to try it to believe me. I’m really tempted to get 250g.
Flavors: banana, Chocolate, Rooibos, Strawberry, Sugar
This tea is amazing! I was a little sceptical because nailing a tea that tastes like something so sugary would be hard to pull off. It’s a more light tea, I’ll admit it. You have to look for a flavour. But it just has a very nice sweetness to it that’s just so yummy! So glad they brought it back! I have 250g from web specials. They should make it an all time tea, c’mon! Everyone likes it.
Flavors: Cotton Candy, Rooibos, Sugar, Sweet
I was pretty excited to try this one. I didn’t hate this tea, but there’s something strange that I can’t put my finger on. It has a nice sweet pineapple taste. The toasted rice adds an interesting toasty flavour. Well, it make the pineapple have a “grilled” flavour (duh). I have 15g of this, I don’t plan on buying any more. My only complaint, this is so weird I know. The smell almost smells like fart. I KNOW, YUCK! That thought kind of ruined the tea for me. It’s pretty good, I do like it! It met my expectations.
Flavors: Pineapple, Sweet, Toasted Rice, Toasty
A drop of delicious! I would definitely have it iced though. I iced it and steeped it for half an hour, SO GOOD! It tastes like a nice melon and kiwi juice. The taste is so indescribable you have to try it for yourself. It’s quite nice. Have it iced, it’s ok-ish hot. Got 100g!
Flavors: Apple, Melon, Sugar, Sweet
I actually like it! I wasn’t very enthusiastic to try it because it just seemed like white and green tea with flowers. But it’s actually really good. It has a nice sweetness from those flowers (peony flowers I think?). I won’t buy anymore, but I’ll finish my sample. Good job!
YUCK! I had pretty high hopes for this tea. Black tea, strawberries, blackberry leaves, natural strawberry, sugar and cream flavouring, yum! But this just tastes so fake and artificial. Then it reminded me of awful strawberry or cherry cough syrup, YUCK! I tried adding blueberry agave but that didn’t make it any better. It also has this weird spice to it. Bad strawberry cough syrup with an odd spice, big thumbs down! Luckily the rest of the spring collection was great.
Flavors: Artificial, Strawberry
Dry Leaf Nose: Tangy lemon and ripe summer berries. Like a wonderful lemonade stand.
Liquor: Smells like sweet lemons with a splash of ripe strawberry. Deep orange yellow color.
Flavour notes: Lemonade flavors are very forward, and the fresh berry notes add sweetness in both the body and the finish. Not tart lemon or lemon zest.
I recently went on a cruise of the Greek islands with some friends and aboard the ship, we had the ship we had the option to buy unlimited drink packages (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic). I sprung for the alcoholic package and basically spent morning to night drinking and getting my money’s worth. One of my friend went for the non-alcoholic package so she essentially lived on Shirley Temples.
Now, I have had Shirley Temples made differently by different people but this tastes like none of them. If I stretch my imagination, I can sort of see it especially if this is one made with orange juice but mostly I am getting the taste of cherry (which I guess is the grenadine) and a nice brightness from the citrus. I am actually enjoying it quite a bit. It reminds me slightly of the Cherry Snowcone mix from last year though, personally, this is preferable as it is a little brighter and not quite as tart.
All in all, I don’t think I would call this a Shirley Temple but I would call it juicy and refreshing and that’s all that counts in an iced tea for the summer time.
Flavors: Cherry, Orange