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I got this in a secret santa exchange and had pretty high hopes when I saw “Caramel” on the box. Unfortunately, it’s not as caramel-y as I had hoped but I liked it much more than I would have expected given the reviews on here.
The caramel is muted and it’s generally not a very sweet tea. Adding some sweetener might pull the caramel flavor out a bit, but thats something to try later. The honeybush was very strong and almost malty, it had a deep earthy flavor (but not like a green or puerh tea might have, this was more like bark and less like dirt or grass.) It might be good with cookies as a ying/yang of flavors.
Flavors: Bark, Caramel, Earth, Malt
Again, on discount, a really awesome consort of flavors, and then all of them overpower each other. I wanted to taste more jasmine with the pineapple, but the mint and lemon blockaded the delicate flower. I definitely taste the tropical and I thoroughly enjoyed the tea in the first few seconds, but then I was so severely disappointed by a pineapple lemony green tea blur. Looks like this is a bag better Gong fu’d, and a partial waste of five dollars. I do like this tea. It just falls short of its potential.
Only got this on discount and even for five bucks it was overpriced. Really, your usual Earl Gray with an herbal background. The ingredient combo seems awesome, but the bergamot overpowers the natural notes of the oolong and Darjeeling. The lavender itself is also overpowered by the bergamot, letting it be known in the second steep. The second steep was a huge improvement from the first, being smoother and more flavor packed, but again not worth five dollars.
Had this at a spa while on vacation. It was a light EG. I would not have placed oolong or Darjeeling in the mix by taste alone but that may simply be me. Someone with a more nuanced palate might well pick them out. All in all, a pleasant cup of lightly bergamotted (is so a word) light bodied tea. Might be worth investigating price compared to say a Harney sachet. As TeaTiff recommended, I may stick with taking sachets along on trips from now on since I never seem to have time to use my good stuff when I take it.
This is the first rooibos tea I’ve tried. My wife is an EMT and a gas station attendant gave her a few packs of it to try (he recommended it). She doesn’t really drink hot teas in the warmer months, so I became the beneficiary of the two sample packs.
I took my first sip, after steeping per the directions for 5 minutes, and it had a familiar smell I couldn’t quite place…but other than that it was like drinking hot water. Went and got the tea bag out of the plastic container I had placed it on and dropped it back in the water.
All of a sudden it just hit me like a ton of bricks. I KNOW what this smells like!! It smells exactly like the old pipe tobacco my dad used to smoke, ACK. Definitely not tasty, and I’m seriously considering this being a drain pour…I can’t do it.
I will try a loose leaf Rooibos one day, after the memory of this swill fades from memory.
I had this from a friends, and this was a nice combo. I tasted the white tea distinctly having the sweet hot hay notes it normally has, which in turn provided the soft body for the pear. It tasted like hot pear juice, and did not need any sweetener. I got two good steeps out of it. Something that I would want again, but not something that urges me. Good flavored tea. Tea purists, be warned.
Flavors: Hot hay, Pear, Sweet
In spite of the fact that I have way too much tea, I do tend to be very frugal and try to use what I have or give it away, not just toss a bad one. This one was a little bitter and sour to me hot. I honestly didn’t know anyone who would just love to get their hands on this, so I decided to try it iced. If I make a few big pitchers of it, it will all be used up and I will have saved some of my favorites for more special occasions.
My youngest daughter and I tried it today and it was good. I don’t mind drinking this at all now that it is cold. I used four tea bags for my Bodum iced tea pitcher. I poured a liter of 174F water in and steeped for three minutes, removed the bags, and added water to the top of the pitcher. Then I chilled it in the refrigerator.
The tea is now smoother and I do taste the green. The pineapple is okay but when hot it has the bitter pineapple taste and I wanted a sweeter, more candy like one. With the tea cold, the mint is more refreshing and I am enjoying it more, especially with our 105F heat index. That’s around 40C for you metric system folks. My daughter was just sure I had sweetened it and was surprised when I told her it was absolutely plain.
I have a feeling we will be done with this whole box of tea really soon.
I bought this on a whim at The Fresh Market. The bottom line is that if I had sampled it first, I would not have purchased it. It wasn’t terrible, but it was nothing special. I did not read the instructions, so to be fair I will say that maybe it tastes better made just under boiling like they say. I used 174F water for three minutes. I want to be done with it, so I will make a pitcher of it iced and give the rest to my daughter to see if she likes it.
My best friend tried it, too, and said it was just meh.
I got this through a fundraiser so at least so ex good came from it. I had purchased tropical green blends before from my local tea shop and figured it would be similar to the green mango that I enjoyed so much. Sadly, I was wrong. I tried shorter steep times, longer steep times, blending it with a plain green tea to cut the flavor a bit. Nothing worked through the whole dang box. As several people have said already it has an odd minty flavor to it that overpowers the green flavor and whatever tropical was they were going for. I finally made a few lattes to kill off the box and they weren’t awful but next time I try to support my cousin’s school I’m getting something else.
Flavors: Citrusy, Mint
I am very sure this is what I had at P. F. Chang’s tonight. There was one tea bag that looked pretty large to me in a little tetsubin that was so cute my daughter wanted to slip it in her purse. (Not the sort of thing any of us would actually do, by the way.)
It was pretty golden yellow for a white tea, but tasted really good with our food and had a fresh, lively tangerine flavor. I would buy this if I saw it in the grocery and knew it wasn’t artificial. I will have to look into their flavorings.
This was my first caramel tea when I tried it years ago. This is a smooth, sweet, flavorful tea. Equal parts caramel and t tobacco. It is an excellent replacement for after dinner coffee. I sometimes have it without dessert in place of the sweet. The Insfuser Bag is simply elegant. The stay fresh packaging is a wonderful idea.
My only criticism is of the brewing instructions. Revolution uses the same instructions for black, red, green and white tea. Any research will tell you that there are differences in the brewing processes.
Flavors: Caramel, Smoke, Tobacco
A well meaning coworker got me a cute little 6 sachet tin of this for Christmas. I am SO picky about earl grey and lavender usually tastes soapy to me :(
It wasn’t as bad as I expected, but definitely not something I enjoy.
The tin is really kind of cool though, it reminds me of one of those old cigarette cases. If I can get the scent out of it I may reuse the tin for on the go tea stash, since it would fit nicely in my purse.
Before opening the package, I expected this to be a pure chamomile tea, but it wasn’t: it’s mint, chamomile and marigold. Of course, the marigold offers very little flavor to the cup, but, I wasn’t anticipating the mint when I first opened the package. It was a nice surprise. I’m not particularly excited over chamomile, I’d prefer mint over chamomile so I’m glad that I’m going to have a minty flavor to enjoy here too.
A really tasty blend. The mint is strong and the chamomile tempers the minty tones just enough so that I’m not tasting “mouthwash.”
A pleasant blend. I’d drink this one again – don’t think I’d buy it, but, I’d drink it if it was offered to me.