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Recent Tasting Notes
After sampling two teas that I didn’t like, my expectations were low so this was a pleasant surprise.
The color of this tea looks like golden honey and it smells sweet yet citrusy. The flavors that stand out most to me are the ginseng, honey, and lemon verbena. If you imagine squeezing a fresh lemon wedge into a cup that contains a dollop of honey, a few drops of Panax Ginseng (the vials of ginseng), and green tea, then this is what you’ll get! The best part of this, is that you get to skip all of that work and just pour in water for the same result!
This tea is delicious! I’m usually not a fan of herbal teas (due to their mostly tart, unappealing hibiscus flavor) but I wanted a caffeine-free choice, so I picked this up from Kroger last week. It was love at first sip! Cinnamon is my favorite spice, and this tea definitely does not lack flavor! The cinnamon aroma and flavor is very deep. I also like how the tea, which is sugar free, has a natural sweetness to it. 100% recommended!
Very light flavor, steeped two bags and still had issues truly tasting the tea. Very similar to the Wild Berry Zinger in aroma and taste. Not horrible, but I won’t be purchasing it again.
ETA-Husband steeped his for much longer and left the bag in, as well as added a generous amount of honey. His was wonderful. Much stronger and delicious.
I wasn’t going to log this because these are tea bags and they are terrible but just a note out there to anyone who might buy these and think to have it as iced tea: don’t.
This is just bordering tolerable when hot, but iced, oh my god, it’s like peppermint mixed in with twigs. Mostly twigs, then peppermint.
I think it’s safe to assume I can taste things again in which case this is relegated to the pantry until the next cold comes along.
I needed to grab peppermint tea since this movie theatre with its eat in menu shows “herbal teas” and I was like, oh good, I can get peppermint. No. They had four teas and only one of them was herbal. So finally today I am getting my peppermint tea especially because today is the day of the cold where it feels like everything’s trying to leave via coughing.
I was hoping to get an organic peppermint but meh, I couldn’t find one in the other section of the store so this one would have to do. It does brew up way too quickly, I guess I shouldn’t be surprised since it does say 3-5 min on the box.
The good thing is that it’s not actually super minty, I can actually taste it and it’s not like that immediate menthol feeling in my mouth. YES I CAN TASTE AGAIN. It is fantastic.
So yeah really peppermint. Nothing special. Feels good. Far prefer a larger cut of peppermint but when Kroger’s all you have what can you really do. (Though one I used to live near had some, I feel like.)
Cinnamon and hibiscus? That’s certainly an interesting combination, but in my head, it seems like it could be a good idea. The bag smells appealing, at least. Warm, comforting cinnamon and not really much else. Something about it reminds me of Christmas and gingerbread men. Also Red Hots.
Despite the hibiscus content, it doesn’t brew up entirely magenta. More like maroon-tinted amber. Even when steeped, I still can’t smell the hibiscus, but I know that’s more than alright with a few of you! It’s somewhat present in the flavor, but you really have to feel for it. Otherwise, this tastes like a plain cinnamon tea. I happen to like that, though, so I’m enjoying this a lot. The cinnamon is very vivid, but not enough to burn. For something cheap and grocery store brand, this is surprisingly simple and good.
So, I was at Goodyear getting an oil change and the second I wandered away from the counter, I raided their coffee and tea area. I basically took one of each flavor they had. So what if this is bagged and Kroger brand? I’ve never had it before and I’m willing to review it!
Fresh out of the foil, the bag smells lovely. Minty with the potent, herbal aroma of lemongrass. The peppermint draws me in, as I’ve been out of mint tea for a while, and have been missing it. As it brews, the peppermint becomes the most noticeable scent over the lemony herbs.
Upon first sip, I’m greeted by a very fresh peppermint taste that immediately chills my tongue. It’s followed by sweet, soothing lemon verbena and lemongrass. Just like the scent of the tea, the peppermint leaves take the forefront and are followed by lemon. It’s nice that they didn’t put lemon peel in this, or else I think it would have been too harsh. All around, this is sort of unremarkable, but I like it. It’s simple, gentle, and clean-tasting.
A tea I picked up on a whim and has become a regular for me. It has a naturally fruity taste and is good with milk and sugar. Perfect for when your friend has already walked the four miles to the well for the water despite your urging that she is an enchantress of sorts and likely there’s a much easier magical workaround.
I don’t usually like herbal teas because they always taste so weak. However, I bought some of this as a decaf option for my sons and found that it is absolutely delicious. It has a strong taste of cinnamon and a well blended mix of other taste-ginger,rosehip,orange peel and peppermint. I don’t taste the peppermint but enjoy the blend so they obviously did it right. I steep it for about 4-5 minutes and add sugar. Don’t recommend it with honey so much.
This I bought at Kroger also, just like the Private Selection Sweet Cinnamon Spice Herbal Tea, and it is also very good. I really enjoy this in the morning or afternoon when I need a boost of caffeine. It tast really good and also pulls me out of fatigue. Steep for about 5 minutes and just add sugar. Cost is quite reasonable. Recommend to friends or anyone who enjoys a good cup of hot tea.
First time to try any Rooibos tea, so I don’t know how others of this type taste. An interesting scent and flavor, somewhat nutty. I prepared it same as with black teas: with a splenda packet, and a little half and half. Very good taste; tastes more like a black tea than other herbals do, and great for an evening tea — without the caffeine.