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I think I probably bought this tea neglecting to read the “Decaffeinated” part, since I’m not a fan of decaf tea. I like herbal, I like tisanes, but teas that taste like they should have caffeine but don’t? My brain gets confused.
The actual flavour of this tea is pleasant. I really like lychee, and I really like green tea, so I figured this tea would either be awful or yummy. Yummy it is. It doesn’t really taste much like I just bit into a lychee, but there is that “something tropical” taste in the background. I don’t know how well actual lychee tastes when its dried, so I won’t hold the artificial flavour against them yet. The green tea itself tasted surprisingly good; I’m always surprised when a bagged tea doesn’t taste like stale grass.
Verdict: won’t re-buy only because it’s decaf and I’m not a fan of that (I either want something with caffeine, or something that doesn’t taste like green tea). But if there was a caffeinated version I’d buy it for sure.
Of all of the “Green Tea Plus” teas that Tetley has come out with, this is by far my least favourite. And by “least favourite” I mean yuck.
There isn’t anything in this tea that makes me think “purple”, other than mulberry leaves. Would it have killed them to put a berry in there of some sort? Or something with some flavour? This to me tastes like low-quality green tea plus “stuff”. And not good “stuff” either. It did make me feel more alert, but that’s probably because it has…dum dum dum…caffeine. I doubt any of the “aware stuff” that is in it gives it either a) flavour, or b) aware-ness.
Verdict: couldn’t pay me to re-buy.
After a recent experience with a Lipton teabag, maybe I am overrating this. Or maybe not. because for a tea which sells basically in every supermarket for about 1.50€ for 30 teabags (or half price if you see a discount) this really is incredibly nice. I was planning to have it with milk, and was careless with brewing it, but it survived and took milk incredibly well.
I am quite flabbergasted at how nice this cheap teabag turned out to be. But very happy at the result! Stocking this up for sure, for those moments where teabags are convenient, though these not quite fit all my criteria not being individually wrapped (they would not be this price if they were, though!)
This is my first time posting from the main website on a computer instead of my phone! :O Maybe I should do it more often, it’s so much easier!
I’ve had these teabags lying around my cupboard for a while now, probably verging on 10 months, so I thought I should try to get them used up (and then buy more tea. Yay!) I bought them from my on-site campus shop last year as I wanted a caffeine-free tea, and it was either this or chamomile, which I don’t much care for. I remember thinking that it tasted like regular tea, only with an odd aftertase, and haven’t had plain rooibos since, so I wasn’t sure what to expect.
My first mug of this, drank plain, was quite disappointing. It was very bland, with only a little flavour that I could make out at all, and not enough to tell what it was. Maybe the teabags have lost their potency over time.
I am curently drinking my second mug of the night, which I brewed using two teabags for twice as long. This seems to have helped, as the flavour is more present this time around even though I added milk to make it more soothing. Brewed, the smell reminds me of honey, and I expected it to taste like regular tea does with a spoonful of honey stirred in. The actual flavour is more woodsy than I expected from the smell, but commonplace in other rooibos drinks I own. It is a very suitable bedtime drink, with a deep, woodsy taste in the sip, and a floral honey (I knew I smelled it!) aftertaste which I find very soothing.
Now that my collection has vastly expanded, I own many rooibos blends which I would choose over this in a heartbeat. Having said that, it will not be a chore to finish the remaining teabags.
I never left a tasting note on this because it’s been an old favourite since Tetley brought it out. It has a wonderful floral aroma with blueberries and the taste is just as great. Extra bonus is it’s a bagged tea so I can take it anywhere. WHen I steep it I can oversteep , leave the bag in forever and it’s still great.
Look at this poor tea. Nobody has it and nobody tried it. I never left a tasting note on this because it’s been an old favourite since Tetley brought it out. It has a wonderful floral aroma with blueberries and the taste is just as great. Extra bonus is it’s a bagged tea so I can take it anywhere. WHen I steep it I can oversteep , leave the bag in forever and it’s still great.
I am not a huge rooibos fan, but my mom gave me a little cardboard tin of this a long time ago and I actually didn’t mind it. I keep it on hand for when I want a quick bag of tea. It is definitely “warming”.
Well somehow I ended up with several cans of this tea. So I am trying to get rid of some of it. I even gave a few cans to a relative and still have a few left.
I would normally brew this tea quite weak, one bag for a 16 oz mug for 1 minute. But with the latest can I opened (I don’t know if it is a newer or an older can), the bags seem to not have as much tea. I also need to brew two bags vs the one I used to do.
I feel like Tetley is ripping me off…hmmm… Maybe it will be easier to sip it down. Anyway, it is a basic rooibos, sweet, with some cinnamon flavour. Sweet cinnamon, not spicey. It works.
I had a few bags of this in my cupboard and decided to make it as a cold brew. 4 bags, 1 liter, for about 13 hours. I brewed it for a bit longer than I had originally intended to. I forgot about it… I find for me, with cold brewed greens, I like a much shorter cold brew time.
This one is ok. The mint is kind of refreshing after shovelling snow for the last hour (and I am not even done). The mint though, is bordering almost on toothpast mint. The green tea is light. It didn’t get bitter or astringency which is why I don’t like to cold brew greens for too long.
Definitely will be able to drink the last of this.
My boyfriend’s roommate got a few samples of this tea and left it in the cupboard for the house. I was kind of skeptical about Tetley’s teas, since I didn’t like them a few years back. Surprising, this herbal tea is absolutely great. A good combination and the smell is kind of like chai tea.
This sample is really getting me interested in trying the other herbal teas from Tetley!
Smells like grapefruit…sort of. I find it smells like “grapefruit flavour” which may or may not smell like actual grapefruit. I’ve always wondered if “grapefruit flavour” interacts with medications like real grapefruit. Until I find out for sure, this is off-limits for mommy.
Taste-wise…this is a pretty typical Tetley green tea. Tastes grassy, with some “flavours” mingling in there somewhere. Grapefruit? I’m not so sure. Something slightly citrusy. But not like I just chomped down on a piece of grapefruit. Then again, I often find that whenever any tea company says that their tea is flavoured with grapefruit (real or artificial), I need to take it with a grain of salt. I love grapefruit, and the flavour just never lives up to my expectations.
I can’t see my skin glowing any time soon because I’m drinking tea with “grapefruit flavour” in it. Although, I might start glowing soon because I’ve had 3 cups of tea and have to pee.
One of my favourite teas ever. I literally almost always forget that I have it steeping (mostly because I make it at work) but it always tastes amazing regardless of the steeping time. It’s fruity without being bitter, which is usually the problem I have with most fruit teas. It tastes wonderful with or without sweeteners, though I usually send to take it with a small spoonful and sugar, without milk.
I am really surprised at the overall negative reviews this tea has. I actually like it a lot. I brought to a boil and let steep for about 5 minutes. I also like brewing 2 bags in my large Timmys travel mug. I had this given to me and I wasn’t sure if I’d even like it so I was pleasantly surprised and will probably purchase when I run out.
First of all, MY GOD IS THIS EVER BAD. OK, now that I let that out, let me start this tasting note. I went to the supermarket and grabbed two cans of Tetley chai teas, dark chocolate and vanilla flavored. I said to myself “Why not? They’re only $2 for 20 bags each! Sweet deal huh?” and it HAD been a long time since I drank Tetley. Well, I should have just kept it that way. The finished tea smelled like Gummy bears(???) for some reason and when I took that first sip, I immediately frowned and resisted the impulse to blurt out a swear word or two. It tasted rancid and absolutely disgusting, and there was no tea flavour at all either. I steeped two bags, so quantity couldn’t be at fault here, only quality. Well, it’s just so bad that I’m going to throw it all out and I will be returning the other can of Tetley so that I can get my $2 back. This totally ruined my mood now and I’m going to go and make myself another cup of actual tea. This is probably going to be the worst tea I tried, and it’ll probably stay that way for a long, long time :(
I got a few bags of this from my hairdresser several months ago. While visiting her I was going on and on about loose leaf tea and how much I loved it. She said, “I have this chai that’s really good. You gotta try it. Just boil it in some milk.” She pulled a bunch of these bags out and put them in a ziploc. I smiled politely and thanked her, thinking ‘hmmmmm’.
When I got home I put them aside and forgot about them. Until tonight. I wanted something easy to drink and not worry about ruining it.
I threw two bags into my red sweater nordic mug and let it steep for about 4 or 5 minutes. I was surprised at how thick the brew looked after steeping. I added cream and maple syrup. I tentatively took my first sip. Hey! It’s not bad! Not something I’d reach for on a daily basis, but in a pinch, it would do.
The spice is light, but it’s there. I have four more bags which I’ll have no problem finishing.