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Still a novice tea drinker, so take this review for what it is worth. Opening the package produces some lovely bright green leaves that have subtle floral scent. I wanted to infuse this one Gaiwan style, but opted for a small cast iron teapot and a little over 5 grams of tea. Infused with boiling water for about 4.5 minutes, this tea produced a beautiful yellow liquor that had bright orchid aroma. Definitely not your usual floral scent of Jasmin or Rose, but something very complex like an orchid garden. Taste was smooth and creamy with a mild astringency but no lingering bitterness. Sweet flavour left in the mouth after drinking.
I will be infusing this blend a number of time and will attempt to update my review with repeated infusions.
2nd infusion – slightly weaker but virtually identical experience to the first infusion. This is gonna hold up well for many infusions!
Flavors: Astringent, Orchids
Wonderful! a unique tea, with a nice bit of acidity and sweetness that reminds me of honey. This was perfect not only becasue it was delicious, but it soothed a sore throat that I have had. It was so good I had to add the tea to Steepster just to rate it :)
Probably one of the nicest smelling teas i have ever had. Though smelling mostly of oranges, the taste is slightly sweet, and the other flavours come out to play. Could do without the apple in place for more orange, but overall this tea is delicious, and probably will aspire to be one of my favorites.
Big bold raspberry flavour, very tart and oh so tasty. I oversteeped my first cup and the rose overpowered the whole cup. The second however was delightfully fruity. What can I say other than it tastes just like raspberries?
Flavors: Hibiscus, Raspberry, Rose
This tea was a bit of a let down after trying some other, more flavourful, teas from the same company. All I could really taste was strawberry, I couldn’t detect the kiwi, not even the hibiscus. Next time I think i will need to up the amount of tea, cut in some more hibiscus, or just use this to add flavour to white tea.
I have never tasted Lapacho before today. It has a bark/woody flavour that on it’s own may not appeal to me, but paired with mango is rather pleasant. If you like mango, I imagine that you would be well pleased with this tea. The only downside it that there is a lot of debris so fine that it goes right through my strainer.
Flavors: Bark, Mango, Wood
My husband and brother-in-law agree, this tastes like Ponche Navideño, the traditional Christmas punch made in Mexico. They couldn’t get over howclose it tastes to their grandmother’s recipe.
It comes out a pretty pink color. The most distinct flavours are the apple and cinnamon, but i can also pick up the papaya and coconut. it tastes nothing like what I would expect a gingerbread house to taste like, but that doesn’t stop it from being delicious.
Flavors: Apple, Cinnamon, Coconut
This is my first time trying a Korean tea, and as far as I know, this is the first one Distinctly Tea has had in stock. It is a bit different from what I’ve tasted in Chinese and Japanese green teas, which is what I was hoping for. It tastes like a sencha but without much astringency and a strong nori seaweed flavour. I imagine that might turn some people off, but it really is quite drinkable.
Flavors: Seaweed, Umami
I loved this tea – I can’t get enough of chocolate, and of course chocolate flavoured tea is right up my alley! However, it can be hard to get it right… This gets it pretty right. I find it to be rich and smooth – with delightful chocolate undertones, making a great dessert tea!
Flavors: Chocolate, Cinnamon
This one came in the Hapa-tite swap I signed up for via Nicole.
First off, look what a pretty colour it is! The camera didn’t quote do it justice, but you get the picture.
This one smells just like Forever Nuts, Brioche Free, etc. I have a pretty good feeling it will taste similar. Although, it does have popcorn as an ingredient.
What a shock – IT DOES! Haha. I do enjoy the taste of all these teas, but I can’t drink them all the time. This was nice surprise though, since I haven’t had Forever Nuts in ages. Probably close to a year. This is a great herbal in between my matchas.