I have mixed feelings about rose. Sometimes I kind of like it, other times I hate it. I think I like it in this tea, the flavor isn’t too strong. Can’t really pick up on the vanilla notes, but oh well. Good with or without milk (:
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Thank you, ToiToi for swapping this sample with me!
I had to try another Ceylon after my disappointing experience with Canton Tea Co’s Sri Lanka black. I wondered, had I lost my taste for Ceylon?
Nope! This tea is beautiful. Pleasant aroma with nice citrus notes. Just a little bit of astringency in the finish that makes your salivary glands wake up. I hope the tea bag lasts until morning so I can brew another cup!
This is the tea that I sleepily reached for in my cupboard this morning. Not a tea that I drink everyday, but a nice every once in awhile tea. I didn’t really notice any peppermint in the tea, and the toffee flavor is really strong, almost a burnt toffee taste, but in a good way.
-Pyramid shaped teabag.
-Teabag smells of caramel/toffee and black tea. Tea liquor aroma is malty with a sweet rich toffee note.
-Tea liquor is a thick dark brown color.
-Almost burnt toffee flavor with a strong malty finish. Lingering toffee notes.
-Best with milk and sweetener.
-Good tea. No peppermint flavor noticeable. Creamy toffee cup when milk is added.
Had this tea yesterday at the airport while waiting for my flight.
I did not leave it steeping long. And even with this extra short steeping time, what came out was a strong brew, with an underlying undeniable bitterness. The bitterness was actually so strong that I could not really appreciate either the tea or the citrusy bergamot flavor, which seemed rather nicer than average (for bagged tea).
Drinking this actually reminded me why I did not like tea at all when I was a teenager, as I only had had bad quality dust in bag oversteeped.
A complete miss for me, that I would not recommend to anyone. I was surprised to see so many positive comments on this one. I may have to try it again sometime to be really sure. The Twinings is however a much better bet IMO.
Encouraged by my experience with Dilmah Earl Grey tea bags, I picked this up at the dollar store ($2.00/30ct tea bags). Brewed for 3 1/2 minutes with boiling water. I could smell the lemon in the steam. Has nice, even citrus lemon flavor. Not harsh like lemon rind or lemon oil. Everything the package claimed to be and a fine tea too.
This smells like fresh strawberries! taste more Ceylon than strawberry, but like Ceylon so guess that’s not a bad thing! The taste is pleasant but not overwhelmingly amazing. I’m going to try it iced later and see what happens!
I don’t think this tea is as wonderful as the above description… it’s just an ordinary chamomile infusion. I will be happy to drink it if it is available in my hotel room (which was where I got this tea bag) but I won’t buy it. It is less flowery than most chamomile tisanes. The only thing great is that there’s no bitter herbal flavour.
This is of course, no match to Lupicia’s caramel-flavoured tea… but it is decent enough. The caramel flavour is not that strong yet recognizable. While flavouring may not be Dilmah’s strength, their lovely Ceylon tea base never goes wrong. I usually drink this after I’ve made dinner at home, i.e. when I am too tired to brew loose tea leaves after all the dinner preparation, and want something sweet to pamper myself. :P
This was a Christmas present…sort of a stocking stuffer. I was expecting trash tea; I got a gold mine! I love Ceylon teas and this was advertised as a pure Ceylon based Earl Grey. The tea has a wonderful, sharp, acidic bite with a nice citrusy bergamot scent. For what is probably a bargin basement box of tea, I am much impressed.
I oversteeped this bag, but it did not become bitter. Nice citrusy flavor, comparable to Twinings, but with a more astringent finish.
As the other reviewer has rightly pointed out, this isn’t Moroccan mint tea, which is supposed to be (heavily) sweetened! This is just a green tea with peppermint, and it is not sweetened. BUT I do like it more than traditional Moroccan mint tea. :P The refreshing mint flavour goes pretty well with the light green tea base.
I don’t think this is true Moroccan Mint, if Numi’s description of their Moroccan mint is correct (that it comes from North Africa and tastes like spearmint). This tea uses peppermint leaves instead and mixes them with green tea. I did not know this when I drank it earlier this evening, so thought it strange when I tasted peppermint instead of the spearmint flavor I was expecting. I really did not taste the green tea at all, just the peppermint. It was fine as a peppermint tea, but should have been described as such.
Fannings are the one huge drawback of teabags. They’re more prone to bitterness and over-exaggerated flavours. This subject is no different- LOTS of fannings. I’d like to think that lower water temperature and less steep time counteracts some of the tea’s “baggage”. (I’m sorry)
Knowing that actually made me appreciate this one a whole lot more because it tastes dead on like delicious cool lychee. Even the astringent streak contributes to the lychee profile. This is another one that would be good iced.
I kind of forgot how easy it is to pop in a ready to use teabag. Thanks ToiToi for all of these fun samples. They’ve made this hectic day a little easier.
Thank you ToiToi, for this neat tea bag! Impressively vibrant strawberry start but a muddled astringent finish. Almost like a less exciting Marco Polo; it’s the red fruit notes and the strength of the black. The smell reminds me of the Strawberry Shortcake toys I got to play with as a kid. Strawberry is hard to pull off with tea but this succeeds moderately. I think Ceylon is a great choice for a base and potentially gives it some pointy fruitiness.
Edit- I forgot about my cup an hour ago and this is very good cold! It’s like the strawberry kiwi juice I was living off of at the end of last semester. The aftertaste is realistic citric strawberries! If it was summer and I had more than this tea bag it would be one of my picks for an easy and quick iced tea.
At first I was really glad that I started the morning with this tea because it’s aromatic and had the sweetness of fruits. But as I continued to drink, my mouth got increasingly dry, and I realized that it was a very astringent tea. There’s no bitterness though. It’s a tea of good quality, it’s just that I didn’t enjoy astringent tea much.
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I have been having this tea for one year, always with fresh milk. A cup in the morning and a cup in the afternoon. It is refreshing. I like it strong. The milk will make the tea aroma come out.
Highly recommended if you like black tea with milk.
Quite a sweet tea, but the peppermint isn’t overpowering for those who don’t like a minty taste. The toffee has quite a warm note. Milk and sugar brings the toffee notes further to the front. Pretty happy overall.
One of the best earthy tasting tea I had. A common tea in coffee shops in the Philippines.
I think the bergamot fragrance makes this tea bag exceptional.
I smell rose but taste weak flat ceylon tea, almost bordering on dishwasher water.
I have become a fan of Dilmah since I tried their Exceptional series some years ago. But it seems that their line of cheaper bagged tea is not even half as amazing as the Exceptional series… this tea had a really lovely honey aroma when brewed, so I had high hope before tasting it. To my disappointment, there’s NO trace of honey in the tea and the tea was NOT sweet at all. It was quite spicy (and slightly bitter despite the short steeping time)- perhaps even too spicy given the total absence of honey. The spiciness did resemble that of ginger, but still it seemed unnatural to me because I couldn’t smell that spiciness. I couldn’t really enjoy this tea given the dissonances… I just think they should use higher-quality flavouring for the tea… :(
Had this at the office, to try.
There was no lipton yellow available to compare it directly; but those two teasare rather similar to my opinion;
The taste of the Dilmah Premium might be a bit less generic, but it remains a black tea with only very tiny pieces of leaves in the bag. I tried a second steep and got slightly colored hot water; with a Lipton, the second steep was weaker but still tea.
I’ve got to bring something to drink my good teas instead of those craps.
I don’t have much to say about this scented green tea. The jasmine scent is not bad but I’ve had better, more fragrant jasmine tea before. It’s one of those generic bagged jasmine teas that you will probably forget after a day.