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I don’t like jasmine tea. I can’t quite recall how this one made it into my cupboard. My dislike of jasmine is not arbitrary, rather, it is well-placed mistrust of a twice-yearly blossoming plant, which has caused me an unhealthy measure of strife. One year, right out of the blue, I took a sudden allergic reaction to jasmine blossom. It would have been less dramatic if the allergy was concealed to a spot like an elbow or a hip, but it was on my face…all over my face. Swollen, RED and throbbing, my face couldn’t leave the house for four whole days and had to be treated homoeopathically with Pulsatilla. So, why this ghastly plant, albeit in tea form, is in my cupboard in the first place I cannot say. It’s a big ‘no’ from me, I’m afraid.
This is one of my all time favorite teas. It’s the perfect balance of sweet and spicy. It is one of those teas that you take a sip and just close your eyes and breathe in the flavor and instantly your day is better. I know that doesn’t help you know how it tastes, but it’s too delicious to put into words. It’s not too spicy like a chai and not too sweet like it’s over sugared… it’s just all around great.
Not the typical rooibos flavor. I get more of the berry flavor and the berry flavor reminds me of Celestial Seasonings Berry Zinger. That one isn’t great. I wish they didn’t add peppermint. It doesn’t belong in this tea and takes away from the other flavors. I’m a bit disappointed, as I love Good Earth’s chai…
This tea is pleasant enough but not overwhelmingly amazing, but it’s got one major thing going for it: it steeps beautifully in the water that comes out of the hot water dispenser at work, and it’s the only tea of the many I’ve tried that I can say that about. Since I can’t bring myself to bring my own kettle to work, this tea has become like a very dear friend who makes every day a little more bearable.
A little off the mark for me. It’s not terrible to the point where I won’t finish the box I bought, but it’s a little too “grassy”, and the mint and rose hip flavors might as well not be included for how little I could actually detect them. I think this tea has convinced me that lemongrass tea is good and green tea is good, but there’s no sense trying to mix them.
I’ve been trying to find a decent bagged jasmine tea, to drink at work, where loose leaf teas are not practical.
This is not it.
I agree with others here who said the scent is very artificial. I’m not really sure how to describe the flavor; I had the first cup as is, and it sort of tasted vaguely like alfalfa, but not in a good way, with an unpleasant aftertaste I can’t quite place. I tried a second cup sweetened, making sure I followed the instructions correctly, and it didn’t taste much better. In fact, I think the aftertaste was worse.
I was dreading finishing the cup, but I managed, so I guess this isn’t the worst tea I’ve had. I don’t think I can bring myself to use the rest, though.
On a vanilla level, this fails. I don’t taste any here! It is non-existant. I basically love any teas with vanilla in them. I love the Good Earth original chai. It is the best bagged chai I’ve had (which isn’t much). And this vanilla chai is basically the same as their non-vanilla chai. I have no idea why they even say it is vanilla, when it is just going to be a disappointment. So as an actual chai, it’s good but don’t expect any vanilla here.