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I wanted to love it… but I couldn’t. I realize that matcha is probably best when purchased from a Japanese company, but I saw Republic of Tea’s matcha in a Whole Foods and decided to try it.
One of the first ways to assess the quality of the matcha is the color of the tea. I was immediately disappointed when I opened it because the matcha had this very yellow tinge to it. I was looking forward to having a bright, beautiful green cup of matcha but when prepared, the tea still retained that very yellow tinge.
In terms of taste, it was very grassy and had a harsh edge to it. I’m just getting into matcha (I am by no means an expert!) but I could tell that it really wasn’t the best, especially in terms of price to quality ratio.
I wouldn’t recommend this tea, there are better brands to buy matcha from.
Thanks for this freebie, Ost! Always willing to try, especially a minty chocolate tea but WHOA this is the tea with the most splenda I’ve ever had. It’s almost unbearably too sweet with hints of mint and chocolate behind all of that splenda. It’s just too much. They should have just labeled this one splenda. :/
Birthday treat from a fellow DA (Downton Addict). Despite the presence of the dreaded hibiscus, I rather liked it. The hibby is hiding behind some very prominent raspberry flavor and what little rose I could pick up (not much) just sweetens the deal. I think this will be another good one chilled when the weather warms up. (Chilled tea. How rebellious. What would Cousin Violet have to say about that?)
So i had this in Panera Bread while having a lunch date with my hubby. I don’t know i have always thought that Irish breakfast was a stronger flavor blend than english breakfast and to me this wasn’t the case. It just tasted like a regular black tea nothing special, It wasn’t bad for not wow either.
I got this tea because i felt i did it to do a cleanse. but i fell in love with it the taste of almond and vanilla with and earthy twist. its very smooth not like other detox tea. I am on my second tin and will keep on repurchasing this tea. Im a little health nuts and i enjoy looking for tea that have some health benefit to them, im not 100% sure that they work but i do it just for fun.
Ps. the one that comes with the 3 different detox tin the town week plan its not worth it to me. I dint enjoy the AM or the PM taste ill stick with the original.
Flavors: Almond, Earth, Vanilla
Really quite a nice Earl Grey. Lots of bergamot flavor that comes through. Some other Earl Grey teas I’ve tried have been more subtle, but I tend to like it a bit assertive, which Republic is. That said, it’s still nicely drinkable; the flavors are well-blended and not harsh at all.
Love this stuff. I found it was a lot more flavorful when ordering a fresh batch from Republic of Tea directly and loses its flavor if kept for a long time. Make sure you’re getting a fresh batch! Lovely almond flavors. Doesn’t get nasty even if you steep it forever.
Many thanks to the wonderful and generous Ost! I was lucky enough to pick up some things from her awesome stash sale, and today the box arrived. I’m so excited to try all these new teas!
First up, Mrs. Patmore’s Pudding. Somehow I got it in my head that this was a fruity tea, but that is not the case. I guess if the pudding in question is vanilla or butterscotch pudding, this could be a pudding tea. The flavors are pretty mellow and kind of difficult to pick out. It would be nice if the vanilla and caramel notes were a bit stronger, but the tea does have this amazing creamy smoothness going for it, so overall, I’m really liking it. Good to have a few bagged teas on hand too, so I can steep on the road :)
I’ve been wanting to try this tea for a while and finally had the opportunity yesterday. Republic of Tea is pretty hit and miss for me, but this one was a hit! Sweet, rich, caramel and vanilla flavoring layered over a pleasantly smooth black base. Very tasty with no additives and I’m guessing it would be delicious as a latte as well. Methinks I’ll be purchasing this one the next time I place a RoT order!
Flavors: Caramel, Smooth, Sweet, Vanilla
I grabbed a sample of this from the Herbal TTB weeks ago and finally got around to trying it today. Although it’s not as good as the gingerbread rooibos from Capital Teas, I do quite enjoy this one. The ginger flavor isn’t too strong and the addition of cinnamon and vanilla does give you a taste that resembles a gingerbread cookie. Like most Republic of Tea offerings, I prefer using 2 teabags with this one for a stronger flavor.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Ginger, Vanilla
Herbal & Decaf TTB
I saw this tea was “Vanilla Orange” so I figured I’d try it, and nope nope nope. There’s some vanilla to it (or maybe lack of other flavors), but the overall flavor of the tea is just… herby, definitely more savory than sweet to me. It tasted a little bit reminiscent of elderflower, but mostly it was fairly limp to me. I much prefer fruity or nutty teas.
Flavors: Floral, Vanilla