Made this one as a cold brew. Normally I like bamboo as a cold brew. This one, all I can take is lemongrass and verbena. There is a slight spicey aftertaste, which I would guess is the ginger, but it does not necessarily taste like ginger. The lemongrass would make this a thirst quenching, cold drink, but I think I prefer this one hot.
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I tried this hot brewed yesterday and man it was super delicious! I actually think i prefer this hot or would brew it hot and then cool it down. It was super tasty and i ended up gulping it down and getting to the bottom of my giant cup way too quickly. Thanks so much for this one lala! love it! especially since it’s a herbal i can add to my list :)
Thanks to Lala for a share of this one. I’m totally intrigued by this tea. I have to say i’m not yet sure how i feel about it haha. I tried this as a cold brew first and i’ll save the rest of this for a hot brew. This reminds me a lot of instant iced tea but tastier. The only downside is the significant number of brown floaties in the cold brew. Such that my other half wouldn’t even try it lol I’m pretty sure this is a win in my books but i’d like to see how it fares hot first as well :) Thanks for the share lala
The product description on this tea says it is excellent iced. So I actually made a cold brew. Brewed for about 5 hours.
This tea is excellent as a cold brew! The jasmine notes are still present but very blunted. It is only very slightly sweet. There is not much orange blossom flavour, but I do get hints of flower petal type flavours. The oolong is smooth. It is very reminiscent of real unsweetened iced tea.
I might just have to replace my current iced tea recipe with this one.
This is a mildly oxidized oolong. Tastes slightly vegetal, there is a bit of a roasty flavour noted in the aftertaste, but is not very strong. There is a strong jasmine taste, especially at the end of the sip. There is a very slight orange blossom flavour with a bit of sweetness, and a mildly citrous flavour. This is a really good tea, but I wish there was less jasmine and more orange blossom. I would describe this one more as a jasmine oolong vs. an orange blossom oolong.
This is wonderful. I cold brewed this overnight for about 12 hours. I think it might have been a bit too long becuase it is quite tart. But overall tastes almost identical to freshly squeezed lemonade. I added just a bit of sugar to sweeten it up. Tastes like the drinks you get at lemonade stands at fairs and exhibitions, but not as sweet. Just perfect for me!
I tried this yesterday, and found that the peices of the mix were so large, that you couldn’t get a good mix into just one cup. On further inspection of the packaging, it seemed that most everything settled to the bottom, except for the verbena leaves. So I dumped out the bag into a bowl, gave it a good stir and then put it back in the bag.
This time the blend tastes alot more balanced. The verbena is very slight. There is a good balance between the verbena, bamboo, lemongrass and ginger. It is not as spicey as it was the first try. I think I would like this tea to be a bit more ginger-y.
I bought this one to make as a cold brew. But I thought I should try is as a hot brew too. I pretty much expected super lemon because the only ingredient is lemon peel.
I love iced tea, but I think I love lemonade more.
It tastes just like hot lemonade. It is quite tart but in a good way. There is a sweetness, but in the way a tart lemon is also sweet. Dead on fresh squeezed lemons. I thought it would actually be worse hot. Looking forward to this one cold brewed.
So I am tired and guilt ridden (from an adrenaline laced tea buying spree). I thought I would give this one a try to help me calm down. And its getting close to bedtime so I need to stay away from caffeine.
This blend contains very, very large peices of leaves, flower petals, and bamboo. I only made one cup which I think might have been a mistake. Because the peices are so large, I don’t think I used enough of the blend to get everything thats in the mix.
I am tasting lemon grass, verbena, maybe slight ginger. There are grassy undertones, which may be the bamboo. There is a slight spice in the smell and taste of the tea. I am surprised and also very happy that the lemongrass did not overtake the tea.
As it cools, it is almost creamy, becomes sweeter and I can taste the sunflower.
I think I have to make a larger pot to get a better idea of this tea.