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The smell of the wet leaf (bag?) is of sweet strong berries. It smells like my favorite all fruit raspberry jam. Delicious. I hope the taste with the green tea is just as strong in flavor as it smells. I could sniff this all evening!
When slurped I get a bright berry forefront with a green tea calm as an aftertaste. It’s sweet without sugar. When sipped slowly it is a little less flavorful upfront, but still quite fruity. RoT greens don’t usually Pop me in the face with fruit flavor, but this is doing pretty well. I may try two bags next time. I just used 1 bag for 6oz and am getting decent flavor.
I got this in the Republic of Tea catalogue. It was very yummy. It smelled nice and peachy. I made it hot but then added ice and it made a very nice iced tea. The peach flavor really shined and I love subtle fruity iced teas. Especially with white or green bases. I would definitely consider buying this.
I’m neutral on this tea. It’s a bit bitter and bitey for me – almost a gritty taste to it – but the scent is different and so is the blend. Kudos to TRoT for going against the grain and trying something different! I will say that at first sip you would think the aftertaste would be awful but it’s not that bad if you are a big picky aftertaste person that likes bitter fruity herbal teas this may be for you. Would prob be ok iced. I don’t care for it enough to go looking for it again, tho.
Had this as an ICED Sample at Wegmans tonight. Again, pleasantly surprised at the Hibiscus mellowness but VERY happy…with the Key Lime Pairing it’s certainly something I could get used to ICED specifically. YUM. No…you aren’t in a Tales From The Crypt Episode…I really AM rating a Hibiscus tisane this high (based on ICED).
I love the name of this tea and wanted it to be great. The smell is of a creamy, rich chocolate. The taste, however, is significantly different. I can get hints of chocolate, but now as much as you would expect from the scent. Isn’t there a darn mate (or other tea, for that matter) with a rich, creamy chocolate taste? I might be asking too much.. trying to find a healthier, but equally satisfying replacement for hot chocolate. Anyway, this tea isn’t awful, just a bit disappointing.
Oh, I really like this tea. I was not expecting to like this tea. I was expecting some kind of hibiscusy, bitter-crushed-up green tea, yucky herbal concoction. But the actual tea? It smelled like honey! Really! Like actual, from the jar, honey. And no hibiscus in sight! Along with the honey was a flowery taste, which I’m guessing is the ginseng. This tea would be any honey or sweet tea lover’s dream. I didn’t add any honey to my cup, but I’m sure this tea, with a bit of honey added, would convert any black/sweet tea drinker who thinks green tea tastes like water. This is a definite repurchase for me.
I have had this tea before but I liked it a little better this time. I remember it being a little more sour. This cup seemed a little smoother and sweeter. There was still that sour note that is present in most fruit teas, but overall I enjoyed the cup. Not something I would purchase for myself, but I liked the sample.
I had the bottled iced version of this, so not this exact tea but I figured it was pretty similar since the iced tea is unsweetened. It was okay, the beginning tasted like cough syrup which wasn’t pleasant but I think it was because my fridge froze it and then it un-froze which messed up the flavoring. I have had this before and don’t remember the cough syrup note. About 1/4 of the way into the bottle that flavor left and it basically tasted fruity and I swear I tasted vanilla but I don’t know where that would be coming from.
Reviewing this again because my dislike runs higher the more I drink it.
I really only drink it when I’m lazy and can’t be bothered measuring out loose tea. It’s the only bagged variety in my drawer at work. But I find myself literally gagging by the time I reach the cup’s end. The smell is nice & vanilla-y, and I still have that small bit of hope when opening the canister. But actual drinkability? Getting worse for me.
It was a nostalgia thing that made me pick this one up. When I worked in an indie movie theatre, I often went for it during my breaks. I thought maybe I just didn’t know enough about tea back then, since it didn’t taste particularly special. Thus I tried it again.
Nope. Same thing. I keep on thinking it will be amazing, because the tin itself definitely smells like, well, vanilla almond. And I like anything with one (or both) of those scents. And the smell tempts me when the mug is sitting on my desk, untouched. But I just don’t taste it in the tea. There’s something in the aftertaste… but if I can’t figure out what it is, well… not a good sign.
I bought a tin of this tea the other day as it was 50% off. I get sucked into sales so easily! This is a tasty rooibos blend — at least I remember it being one when I had it this past fall. The scent of the dry leaf is very much like an apple Jolly Rancher candy with a bit of rooibos in the background. As strange as that combination sounds, it actually works.
After water has been added, the rooibos and caramel dominate the scent and the apple fades a bit. Sipping… everything is present here: the apple (slightly artificial), the rooibos and something creamy (I’m assuming this is the caramel). The apple is most like a Granny Smith to me as it’s more tart than sweet. The rooibos is definitely prominent, so if you aren’t a fan of rooibos, I would suggest you stay away from this blend. The caramel isn’t explicitly caramel, but is a generalized creamy note that pairs itself with the rooibos base. I’m increasing the rating for this one because it’s tasty and unique!
(Psh.. no, this isn’t my fourth cup of tea today… I’m not obsessed!) If I didn’t know this was an apple tea, I wouldn’t have suspected any apple in the scent. When I think about apple, though, I can smell it! All of The Republic of Tea’s red teas seem to have a strange spicy scent added. The actual taste isn’t anything special. I sense no caramel and only a slight hint of apple in the aftertaste. A little bit of sweet is there too. It’s not bad, but nothing special, in my opinion.
I really wish this product description from the company would hint more at the actual taste of this tea because it’s hard to describe but I will give it a-go…
It’s a little bitter but nothing I can’t handle. It’s certainly floral. A bit berry, even. The scent after infusing reminds me of a candle we used to sell called Bitter Berry Dew…it was different but pleasant.
The flower didn’t quite open fully. I could see the flower itself but it didn’t open as wide as most do. However, it stayed in tact for multiple infusions. Not too shabby.
So I can’t quite get a grip on this tea.. there is a lot going on. It tastes tangy and slightly sweet. It has a kind of calm fruity presence. The funny thing is.. I don’t really taste either pomegranate or vanilla, so where are the flavors coming from? What I love is the tingling effect it brings to my tongue — I think that might be from the ‘fruit’ aspect of the tea. This might be a good tea to have iced as well. Overall, this tea is enjoyable!
This was my free sample that came with my latest Republic of Tea catalog. The aroma is interesting… it smells like artificial peaches and… chlorine? I find that any artificial fruit flavor or smell will have a chlorinated edge to it. The steeped tea came to a lovely light orange color.
The first sip is pretty good. I’m not getting very much green tea or ginger, mostly just peach. It doesn’t taste like true peaches, but rather a peach flavored lollipop. It isn’t bad, but if you’re looking for a real peach taste, don’t get this. I’m picking up just the slightest hint of green tea in the aftertaste, so this would be a good tea for people who don’t exactly like green tea. As for the ginger… I can’t find it at all. Darn. Still, this is decent.
I just got this tea the other day. Tonight I tried it, first the way the packaging recommends you have it (steeped with almost boiling water for 30-60) seconds. Nice, but seemed like a waste of a perfectly good tea bag, so I popped it into the other mug of already steeping ginger peach. That puppy sat for a good 15 minutes or more, and it was SO tasty. I guess the suggested prep method is just a guideline after all, but I had to try it that way at least once. I may have a new favorite. We’ll see tomorrow when I make myself a cup with one tea bag and steep it for my normal 5 minutes. ;)
Oh yeah. That’s a good one brewed the same way I brew the black Ginger Peach. Awesome! Next time I think I’ll order the red Ginger Peach!