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Dry, this smells lovely and sweet grapey; steeped, it holds up nicely as well. Even unsweetened, it has a sticky, lip-smacking sweetness and fruit punch short of flavor.
Thanks, Liquid Proust. After a weekend of heavy housework, which made me only moderately sore, yesterday, I bent down to adjust a sock and pinched a nerve so badly it’s been 36 hours of winching, ouching, and wallowing on a heating pad. Out here in the backyard, this was spring in a cup: a lovely something to get my mind off my miz’ries. (It would have been so much better if I had messed up my hip doing something daring—rock climbing…hauling my canoe off Elk River…playing soccer with my church kids…but a sock? Good grief.)
Grape teas make me think the way parents go bout tricking a child to take medicine by using a flavored one. Thankful this tea did not have that sort of flavor which surprised me!
I brewed this tea hot the first time and decided then that it was a pleasant tea that should be cold. Then I started brewing it cold and realized that the white tea has a decent bitterness to it that doesn’t mix so well with the fruity notes of grape in this tea. As a grape tea it gets my thumbs up, but the white tea that is used needs a little bit of adjustment.
I threw this tea into my french press to make my brother a cup of tea hoping he’d like it. I forgot that 32 ounces of hot tea isn’t an ideal amount for anyone in one sitting so I was able to sample it the first time I brewed it (which I’ve drank multiple times now).
I find this tea to have a strong yerba mate taste but without the strong bitterness. The orange taste is quite a nice addition to this tea. This is a better fruit blended yerb mate, however don’t expect a ‘sweet’ cup when drinking this- it might have a sweetness to it but the yerba mate keeps its integrity with each sip.
Very subtle tea with a wonderful dry pear taste that is expected of a pear fruit. I enjoy the mellowness and this teas ability to mix with other teas. It may be weak and somewhat dry but I enjoy this as a spring or winter tea when I’m in need of something mellow with a fruity kick.
I liked this so much more than I expected to! I bought it because of the abnormal ingredients…carrot, beet, eucalyptus….it all sounded so good until I opened the bag and ONLY smelled tangerine. That made me very sad, as I am generally not super fond of orangey-flavored teas. However, the eucalyptus and lemongrass really came through and made the tangerine just a minor background flavor. I definitely won’t have a problem drinking this for the rest of cold season :)
Flavors: Eucalyptus, Lemongrass, Orange, Tart
This tea is wonderful and full of flavor, it is rich and has a pleasant notes of honey. This is one of my favorite black teas. The leaves are spiraled and it has a nice amount of golden buds. The tea is decently priced !
I used the 2 grams of tea leaves to 6 oz of water recommendation. My pitcher on my tea maker reads in metric so I calculated the conversion to be 0.01127g (tea)/ mL. So for each scale mark on my pitcher I calculated the following:
500mL water = 5.64 g tea leaves
750mL water = 8.45 g tea leaves
1000ml water = 11.27 g tea leaves
1200ml water = 13.52 g tea leaves
I use a scale that can read to the nearest 100th of a gram or 10 milligrams.
Setting the temperature to 190F and time 1:30 min, I was able to get good flavor and 4 infusions out of my brew.
Flavors: Caramel, Honey, Smooth
Another tea picked up from Amazon for about $2 for about 2 oz. For the price, I’m impressed with it. It’s a gentle black tea and it was a tasty way to start the morning. You can taste the strawberries but not so much the coconut. It’s almost got a creamy factor to it as well. Overall, I’m pretty happy with it.
Flavors: Creamy, Strawberry
So this was an awesome find. Looking to fill my amazon cart to $25 so I could get free shipping on a few items and discovered this gem. 8 oz for less than $5. Um yes please!
So brewed this one up this am with my lovely Brevile. I was surprised how very smooth this was. The lemon and basil are lightly there but the oolong shines thru. Need to experiment with the brewing times before officially rating but I’m pretty happy so far with my find.
Teeny Tiny TTB Rd2
This wasn’t bad, per say, but when I think of Pina Colada tea, my love is Davidstea Tropicalia and this, while not bad, doesn’t even compare. I sweetened it, because without sweetener it was just ho-hum, but even sweetened, there is a bit of a sour taste in the back of my mouth and I can’t figure out what it is. It’s a little bit creamy, but not as creamy as Tropicalia. There’s a bit of pineapple and coconut taste, but not as much as Tropicalia – sorry I guess this review is a bit of a broken record. Not bad, by any means, but eh, I wouldn’t purchase.
Teeny Tiny TTB Round 2
Hmm… I must say, I really hesitate to try or order teas that contain coconut, just because it goes soapy very quickly, and then goes bad after that. But I figured I’d give this one the benefit of the doubt, plus there’s a large amount of it so I’m not taking the opportunity away from anyone else after me. There are tiny pieces of coconut and chunks of candied pineapple mixed in with the red rooibos base. Dry scent is mostly pineapple.
Oof, as soon as I lifted the brew basket out of my mug, I could smell soap. I can smell the lovely candied pineapple and a little bit of coconut, but there’s quite a strong soapy aroma. Oh well, I’ll give it a try anyway, for science! It tastes like… mint? What? I can taste creamy coconut as well, but no pineapple. What a strange blend.
Flavors: Coconut, Creamy, Mint