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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.
Poor grade of pu erh. Some earthy flavours, but they’re overshadowed by a strong fishy stench. Distinctly Tea doesn’t seem to have a good selection of pu erh teas, and after trying this one, I think I’ll try a store that has a wider range for pu erh.
Edit: Over the past year or so, Distinctly Tea’s selection of pu erhs has been expanding. No sheng pu erhs yet, unfortunately, but I think there are some better shou pu erhs there now.
Honey, roasted grain, and roasted nut flavours. Yellow to orange liquor, depending on steep time. This tea can take relatively long steep times for an oolong, developing more body with a bit of bitterness. Doesn’t have the flavour complexity one would get from a higher grade of ti kuan yin, but still quite pleasant.
Full review’s posted here: http://www.itsallabouttheleaf.com/2685/tea-review-distinctly-tea-hers-womans-herbal/
There’s been a recent thread on discussion board about herbs/tisanes for all things female; I think this one could be added to the “pretty effective” list.
Trying to attack my little sample packet scientifically for a complete review for medicinal effectiveness at www.itsallabouttheleaf.com later on, but first impression is that it tastes a lot less nasty than I had braced myself for. Black pepper in a tea—that’s a new one, and on this raw day, it feels good.