London Fruit & Herb Teas

Recent Tasting Notes

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A review Green Tea & Blackcurrant by London Fruit & Herb Company
Purchased from Mark T. Wendell Tea Company.
—A natural source of antioxidants
Ingredients:
Hibiscus, Green Tea (32%), Blackberry Leaves, Flavourings, Blackcurrant Juice (3%), Liquorice Root, Blackcurrant (2%).

The London Fruit & Herb Company have adopted a philosophy of creating great tasting blends that are good for you. So dedicated are we to achieve this that we developed a unique process to provide you with a range of fruit flavours which really taste as good as they smell. Try them and see!

Direction:
Add 1 teabag in a cup and pour boiling water (100 Celsius) into the cup, cover and leave to steep for five minutes. Remove teabag after set time and enjoy.

The tea’s color is a lovely dark red; that blood-orange in color. The aroma is vibrant and very attractive to the nose. It is sweet conjuring of the blackcurrant berries.

I like this tea right away since it possessed great coloring, has no after-taste, lovely fragrance and tastes great. This is an exceptional cup of tea. I am looking forward to having more of this tea and might make it a regular tea in my cupboard.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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76

This is…STINKY
Let me TRY to explain…
It DOES smell like Black Currants, I suppose, but I always thought that Black Currants kind of smelled STINKY for lack of better term…it’s like these lil berries can’t make up their mind if they want to be juicy, bitter, tart, sweet, or sour! BUT…that’s just the berry, I suppose.

As far as flavor is concerned – this bagged tea is highly flavored and it shows itself off in both aroma and taste.

It’s purplish in color between the black currant and the hibiscus. The hibiscus isn’t overdone but noticeable.

I can’t taste the licorice and I’m fine with that.

For accuracy-sake this is ‘right on’ flavor-wise. As far as my personal tastes go – eventho I’m not usually a blackcurrant connoisseur – this is pretty good but not something I would dash out and buy in large quantities.

I’m drinking it hot but thinking it would be better iced.

Tabby

I know exactly what you mean! I tried this and never reviewed it, but I thought there was something smelly about it. Something that smelled dirty.

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84

WOW! Now THIS is how PEACH is supposed to smell in a tea! This is awesome! (If you like peach that is and lucky for me I do!)

I will mention this is a bagged tea. I’m very impressed with the aroma seeing as that it’s a bagged tea! Lovely!

The color is a medium brown which surprised me because it’s a green tea – although it does have a little chicory AND hibiscus so maybe that contributed to the color.

I can taste lots of peach – which is great! I can also pick out a little apple and hibiscus. This hibiscus seems to work nicely here and I am so grateful they didn’t over do it with that ingredient. I can’t really taste the chicory which is completely fine with me. As for the licorice I can’t really taste it as I sip it but can taste a hint of it lingering in the aftertaste.

This have a very intense flavor for a bagged tea! A nice surprise!

VERY tasty but you really have to like peach – just a heads-up!

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66

Very orangey, and a bit of spicy aftertaste. A while since I have seen it – I would consider it again because I like citrus-y flavours in tea.

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81

My stomach is currently a raging torrent of fire, and this is basically the only thing in my cupboard I’m reasonably sure won’t make it worse.

Thanks, London Fruit & Herb Co. I love this stuff.

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69

Usually dont like licorice root in teas, but licorice paired with lovely peppermint leaves, combines to make a wonderfup cup of tea! Smells minty & tastes great =]

Preparation
3 min, 30 sec

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34

This tastes like “orange drink” I had as a kid. Not orange juice, but the sugary, watery orange drink.

Very sweet, I didn’t really get a lot of spice as I was hoping from the name. It has a little bit of tang, but nothing too exciting. I don’t think I would seek this out again.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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65

A tea that I was pleasantly surprised by. The first thought as I opened the box was, toothpaste. I knew it was wrong to think it and if there are any Moroccans out there sorry but it really smelt like toothpaste. Although I’m sure Moroccans would buy their tea in teabag form or purely because it was going cheap at the supermarket.

However as I made the tea and I began to steep I could detect something both it taste and smell that was deeper than the Colgate scent. It was the herby green smell of fresh mint. Thankfully this more authentic mint taste overrode the mouthwash flavour which made for a very nice drink. Had two sugars in it as I think its supposed to be sweet and the sweetness did help the flavour of the tea, which was a first.

Not my usual cuppa and I don’t think it will be but nice all the same. Prehaps would be better on a hot summers day. Maybe with a hookah pipe and some old guys playing backgammon. But now I’m getting ahead of myself

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 15 sec

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92

I fully blame Leigh for turning me onto this one. I lack love for camomile but this is the tea that allows me to forgive its existance. This tea’s combo just works and is amazing for those really crap days when you want to go home & you just can’t. Think of this as a warm bath and a nap in a sippable form. :)

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77

Not much else to add from my previous review… this is one of the few green tea blends I don’t mind. I don’t think I’ll buy more when I’m through it, but it’s nice for those (rare) days when I don’t want black tea. This is as close to herbal as I get, for the most part!

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77

I pulled this out to drink today (it’s been a long time since I last had it) and was pleasantly surprised. The bag said to brew for 5 min., and I didn’t keep my eye on the clock too closely but I probably steeped it for around that time. Pink colour, fairly strong raspberry flavour (but not overpowering), but the green tea mellows it out. There’s no tartness or weird herbal taste—I’m definitely a fan!

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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84

They’ve done it again, another very good fruity infusion that tastes genuine without going overboard. At least when it’s hot, haven’t yet tried it iced, but I definitely will when the weather gets warm again.

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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75

I like their peach and blueberry, decided to try the raspberry. It’s made with real pulp and juice, and the taste comes through beautifully. I sweetened it very lightly with stevia and added milk for a special dessert tea.

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25

I’m not impressed with the company when they say on the package of a green tea to steep for 5 minutes in boiling water. I steeped it for less time and with cooler water and the tea still ended up tasting bitter. In addition, the jasmine smells and tastes perfumey in an artificial sort of way. Next time I’ll bypass this tea, bleh.

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75

This tea has an very convincing peach flavor. In fact, I know real peach juice is used in making it. The tea itself brews to a pale peachy color, and tastes almost like you’re drinking juice instead of tea. There is no bitterness whatsoever. I love it. It’s a shame there’s no caffeine in it, although.

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80

Happy to have a cup of this again. This brand is what Celestial Seasonings wishes it was (and tries to make up for it with flashy packaging).

Slightly tangy, delicious blueberry flavor. Smooth in every way without that odd herbal tea aftertaste. Think the taste of blueberry yogurt without as much creaminess. It brews up a neat shade of dark pink as well, I assume from the dried blueberry content. Yum! Too bad they don’t have this flavor on black tea…

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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80

This is an amazingly good tasting herbal tea. It brews up purple and tastes like fresh blueberry jelly or something similar. The only shame is that it’s decaf. I wish the grocery stores around me carried this brand.

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