The Hawaiian Tea Company

Recent Tasting Notes

84

thanks again for sharing this one with me CharlotteZero I quite enjoyed having this one around to experiment with…makes me want to visit hawaii more and more though lol.

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84

Apparently it’s a bit of a CharlotteZero night today. This is another one that i begged her to try, mostly because it’s from HAWAII and well the likelihood of me getting to try many things from places far away is slim. I’m super glad that i did now. This is a really tasty non caffeine blend. I’m trying to finally take 5 mins to relax before bed and this is helping a great deal. I just wish i could place the smell. it reminds me SOOOOO strongly of something…except when i think about what, it slips away from me.

I could’t tell you what this tastes like either tonight. it’s fresh and fruity and just downright exactly what i needed right now. And it’s a marked difference from my other tea that i’m drinking which makes me giggle..though i couldn’t tell you why.

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My mother and stepfather just got back from Hawaii on Wednesday. I asked them to keep an eye out for any Hawaiian Tea while they were there, but this is the only one my mother came across. (I also got two jars of honey and a bunch of macadamia nut foodstuffs, so I’m not complaining!)

I usually don’t like anything with hibiscus, and this is no exception. It reminds me somewhat of the one hibiscus tea I do like (Tazo’s Passion Tea), but it doesn’t have enough sweet fruitiness to balance out the sour of the hibiscus, rosehips, and the lemongrass. This is going up on the swap thread to give away…

Haha. I definitely just published this note and then immediately changed my mind. I’m going to keep this and give away the Tazo. I’m liking the non-sweetness of this as it cools, and I think it would be great with some orange slices to give it a touch of sweetness. Also, these teabags are a much more convenient size for me, as it is doubtful I will ever want to drink the 2 quarts of tea the Tazo bags make.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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86

This tea is fine. It doesn’t really taste or smell of the “hawaiian flavors” boasted on the bag, but it was nine cents a serving, and its a nice basic tea, and a solid mixer with a flavored drink pouch to put in a little extra health benefit. Nothing special, not worth a re-purchase when lipton is 3 cents a serving, but not bad either.

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70

Not bad this morning…hot-brewed it and it isn’t as bad, prepared this way, as I had previously felt.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C

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70

The rest of the pot from earlier, cold. Better than before.

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70

Two tea bags this time. Better flavour. Still nothing entirely special.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C

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70

I steeped this hot first and was not very impressed by the “tropical flavours.” They were almost non-existent. However, when I let it cool and drank it cooled, I tasted them a lot more. It was quite tasty indeed.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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