Yunnan teas aren’t my favorite blacks, but sometimes I am in the mood for one. I’ve had this one for a while, but I hadn’t logged it and couldn’t remember whether or not I liked it. It’s not bad, but I like Arbor Teas’ Golden Yunnan quite a bit better than this one. This tea has a bit of the mushroom thing going on; not as fruity as some.
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I’m such a fan! Drinking this you can taste just as much chai as you can green. And then there’s this cinnamon every now and then — very stubble. Again with Republic of Tea, a very light flavor overall. But soo good! I tried this at a friend’s but planning on getting some for myself.
The Republic of Tea has good blends, but none are usually my favorite in their category. Except for this one — this is my favorite Earl Grey EVER. It’s remarkably smooth, that’s the first thing I notice, and it’s not overpowering like the other types I’ve tried. Well done Republic of Tea! I’m in love with this one!
I’m not the hugest fan of fruit teas, but this one was awesome! It’s a great idea to blend fruit with green, it gets rid of the tart flavor I usually can’t stand.
The first think I notice is that it’s a very light tea, and that if you over brew it it can taste burnt quickly. But this is great to just have as a light tea, I’m a fan overall.
I was expecting a tart tea, but this one pleasantly surprised me! It’s actually very smooth and sweet. As with most republic of teas I’ve had, it’s not super strong. But it’s perfect for just a light flavored green tea.
This is probably one of my favorite teas ever to have iced. And it’s green tea too, so that’s nice. I’m not usually a fan of iced green tea, but this one’s great!
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A very light, sweet, vanillla & chocolate taste. So far my favorite from the Republic of Tea!
I tried this one at a coffee shop, and after that bought it for myself at home. I noticed that the amount of water made all the difference in the way this tea turned out. The coffee shop used probably around 10oz of water, while at home I used around 16oz. It seems to get the full effect out of this tea without a burnt taste, I recommend using less water for a stronger taste. This isn’t one where you can just throw it into a to-go thermos, however, when you spend time on it at home it can be excellent! (I’ve found this is the deal with most Republic of Teas I’ve tried so far).
I thought I would brew this one as it looked like an easy sipdown, but when I opened the bag, I realized I actually had 3 tea bags in it! So, no sipdown today but I get to enjoy this tea two more times!
And I am enjoying it. It’s doesn’t blow my socks off, but it’s nice and green, and I like the cherries. Seems to me it’d be easy to cherry wrong, and make it artificial and gross, but this is quite nice!
Thanks TerriHarpLady! for letting me try this!
I like that this was Memoirs of a Geisha tea as well – I enjoyed the book and the movie!
Thank you, Shelley_Lorraine for including this with the other tea you sent! I brought it to school, and I think I might have done it a huge disservice. I was only able to microwave the water to tepid and we were at the tail end of our sugar supply. I’m deliberately not rating this one, because it turned out so strangely and I’m not sure if it’s my fault or a characteristic of the tea itself. It’s very faint, with a slight hint of straw. For the most part I’m just tasting the microwaved water. Next school year an electric kettle just has to be on my school supply list!
Figured out how to make iced tea (it requires more planning than I expected), and ever since, I’ve been enjoying this one. It’s not as naturally sweet as when it’s cold-brewed, but once I add sugar or honey, it tastes a lot like the way the coffee shop makes it. My bank account is grateful I’ve discovered a cheaper alternative.
This is the only Ginger Peach blend I have found that I like.
This is one of my favorite daily teas. A little chai-ish but then smoothed out with pumpkin.
this is certainly a blackberry tea. it’s tea first but definitely still blackberries.
I know moraiwe likes this tea iced, and MAYBE i’ll try that, but i’m not really an iced person.
i will say that i drank this tea yesterday and today both and it went down easily, and the scent lingered for a noticable while, and i liked it, but still found it hard to write about i guess.
thanks for the sample!
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This is my husbands favorite green tea. He usually hates green tea, but I make him drink it for its health benefits and of all the green teas in the cupboard, this one he drinks up by the canister. When I am able to get a bag of it before they run out, I like to drink it out of a white mug so that I can see the green powder flow from the bag better. I even mush it up against the mug with a spoon just to squeeze out more of the green cloud that is matcha. I’ve also made matcha green tea muffins with this tea and my husband absolutely LOVED them.
Another steal from my mothers RoT stash. I drink mate blends when I happen to have easy access to one, but it’s not a tisane I’ll actively seek out.
The can doesn’t have all the powdery cocoa that it warns about on the outside. I think they may have changed the formula a bit as older reviews on the RoT website describe it as being more powdery in the can.
I used just one bag and didn’t fill my mug all the way, but I probably should have used two bags. I steeped it for 7 minutes and it is a bit watery. The flavor, albeit weak, is alright: like un-sweeteened chocolate and roasted mate. It’s not a replacement for hot cocoa. If you need a serious chocolate fix, look elsewhere.
My mother went out of town to take an injured baby bunny to a wildlife vet (my sister’s cat got to it) and she stopped at a natural food store there and bought a few different RoT cans; mostly bagged as that is what they had available (it’s not a really big store).
I took samples of each to try myself, this being one of them. Not sure about the honeysuckle flavor, it’s kind of unusual. I don’t know if it’s the flavor alone or how it blends with the white tea that bothers me. The first few sips were alright, but the more I drink, the more the strange hay-sweet flavor seems to build up and offend my taste buds.
Despite the cool temperatures outside, I haven’t been in the mood for hot tea. I bought this tea a few months ago. One of my favorite coffee shops stocks only Republic of Tea varieties and I’ve had this tea several times there. I ordered it hot a few times, but the blackberry flavor comes across very artificial and a bit too heavy-handed when made that way. I switched to iced on the recommendation of the barista, and it was delicious. Decided to purchase it so I’m not stopping by the coffee shop every day. I can save a few dollars if I’m making it at home for myself.
Last night was the first time I made it. I didn’t have ice at home so I cold-brewed a few bags of this tea in a pitcher overnight, and drank it in the morning and with lunch. The blackberry flavor comes out really well. It was naturally sweet, so I didn’t have to add any sweetener – definitely a plus as I’m trying to watch my sugar intake currently.
I still like iced better than cold-brewed, at least for this tea, so I’m going to pick up a few ice trays from the store soon. I look forward to enjoying this during the actual hot days of summer.
When I first saw this flavor on their website I was intrigued, but didn’t have the money to invest on something I may not like since mint & me don’t always get along. But lo’ & behold my next RoT catalog had a sample! :)
I brewed that baby up & fell in love – this is a great Southern summer sippin’ tea.
To really get the full watermelon flavor, you need to pony-up to the true Southern tradition & sweeten the heck outta that sucker!
It’s true…the mint isn’t really prominent – or maybe it’s my untrained palette that doesn’t notice it – but for me, it works. But I love the taste of juicy watermelon as it slowly makes it’s way down the back of my throat at the end of the sip.
And for me, I can get a 2nd steep – but I’m damned determined that way. So the 1st steep is for 5 minutes & I run the 2nd at close to 7.
I immediately ordered a tin for me & one for my sister. And now that the hubby has had his first sip, I’m going to have to order more…argh.
But the bigger issue is how to convince him that we can’t afford for this to be an everyday tea. But I can easily see it being our Summer Saturday night special. ;)
I nicked a bag of this from the spa last time I was there, just to see what it was like. :) It was the only black tea they had on offer, which makes sense since you are there to relax.
It’s not too bad, really. Decently strong apricot flavor with a light hint of sweetness. I left the bag in the cup for like 30 minutes when I got sidetracked into reviewing some of the husband’s photography. Not in the least bit bitter. The only downside is as the cup cools more with the bag still in there, I’m not sure, but I think I taste the bag. Just a mild papery taste in the background which is totally my fault and not that of the tea. :)
If I was limited to bagged tea, I think RoT would be my choice for a lot of things.