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I guess tonight I have a sweet tooth; I keep picking desert teas. This one was very strange. The chocolate is incredibly light, and the dark tones of the tea are lightened. I brewed western with a slightly smaller amount. The aroma was enticing. I could hint at coconut and silk chocolate. The flavor is a whole other story. Its not a terrible tea, but its not that great. This brew tastes like a chocolate milkshake with very little chocolate. The milk flavor gave my stomach a bit of a turn. This isnt my cup of tea.
Flavors: Coconut, Irish Cream, Milk
Found this tea at my local Waldbaums. I was so shocked that they were now selling loose leaf teas alongside their selection of teabags that I had to pick a couple up.It is a fairly tasty tea that I think will be great iced. There is a nice sweetness from the raspberries and virtually no bitterness or astringency. Even though it has no artificial ingredients it has just a little bit of an artificial taste, but just barely. It is still good for a tea purchased in a supermarket.
I brewed this one time in a 16oz Glass Perfect Tea Maker/gravity steeper with 3 tsp leaf and 200 degree water for 3 min.
This is a tasty but pretty run of the mill Earl Grey creme. There’s a good balance of bergamot and creamy vanilla on a decent black base. Easy to drink, but nothing to write home about.
Thank you Lindsay for the sample!
Flavors: Bergamot, Creamy, Vanilla
I went through Target’s tea aisle last night, and noticed this. Decided to try it. The fruit taste is noticeable, pretty tasty. I don’t really notice a “jolt” of energy any more than any other tea. Oh, marketing :) I never notice any “jolts” with any “energy” drinks though, with the exception of matcha.
I’m reviewing this with a new set of contacts in and I’m not really convinced that my prescription is right…
Anyway… this tea is good but not great. Slight hints of cream and mellow hints of chocolate. Clear dark amber color. I’m honestly not sure on what the base is. A 3 min steep time seems to do better with the flavoring.
I wasn’t planning to brew similar teas, but this is my second apple nut tea tonight, right after Sleigh Ride. I thought it was just nuts, but I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that it has apples in it. I guess I need to reconsider my stance on apple pieces. This one is light with a focus on nut. I’m glad about that.
It’s very mild, but I like it. I don’t know if I could describe the taste, though I would definitely say its a dessert tea. I could drink this at night, though it does have a tart after taste from the apples and requires more of the tisane to brew.
This also came in Tracey’s TTB. I probably wouldn’t have tried it if it wasn’t in the box.
Overboard TTB #9
I love yerba mate, but I’m not a big fan of red rooibos. Wish I had realized this was a blend of the two before sampling it. The dry leaf has a nice banana scent, but the woody rooibos flavor completely took over my cup, with just a hint of artificial banana lingering in the background. Not a fan!
Flavors: Artificial, banana, Rooibos, Wood
Overboard TTB #7
For some reason, there were a lot of maple-flavored teas in this box and I seem to have grabbed all of them to try! This one was tasty, but not my favorite. The base has a great silky mouth feel and supports the flavors well. I’m getting a definite maple flavor, along with a nutty/buttery taste that I can imagine to be pancakes. This isn’t something I need in my collection, but I enjoyed sampling it and would definitely drink it again.
Flavors: Butter, Maple, Nutty
Hidden Gems TTB #5
I think I may need to stop trying chocolate teas. I already have one that I LOVE (David’s Chocolate Rocket…thanks carol who!) and none of the others I’ve tried quite measure up. This one wasn’t terrible, but I found the flavor a bit weak and watery. Maybe it would be better with milk?
Ok, this dry tisane smells like BERRIES! (all-caps and punctuation included). I brewed it according to Tea Sparrow’s suggestion, which was 1tbsp (4g) per 8oz of water (well, my mug has 10oz) for 4-6min (I went with 4). It brews up this gorgeous purplish red colour, amazing. It tastes… holy crap, TART! Like, puckeringly sour, LOL. I’m actually kind of enjoying this, but I’m one of those people who love sour candies too. OMG I think this is actually bringing tears to my eyes. Holding off on rating this for now, obviously I need to experiment with some different steeping parameters. :)
Flavors: Berries, Sour, Tart
WHY IS THIS TEA’S NAME IN ALL CAPS? (oh, I bet someone was copy-pasting from their website in order to preseve the (wrong) accent in crème. ok, nevermind, carry on.)
I decided to get this one out to compare with the Herbal Republic Earl Grey Cream. Compared to that one, this has a much more distinct vanilla/cream flavour, it’s like BAM, right there alongside the bergamot. It also adds a bit of sweetness. They’re both good, but I think I actually prefer the other one. Interesting.
Flavors: Bergamot, Cream, Vanilla
This was interesting- I can see why it is called flap jack, though I get more of a buckwheat pancake type of breads flavor. The maple was so mild I added a drop of maple syrup to enhance it.
I enjoyed it, but I happen to be super duper picky about pancakes! And as it happens, just as picky about pancake tea.
Sample sipdown! I don’t get the name of this tea – it has “red rose” in the name, but it’s actually a really citrusy rooibos with some barely-there floral notes. I dumped the rest of my sample in without measuring, so it was probably 2-3 tsp. Steeped for 5min, it was very dark and quite citrusy. I added eggnog, which mellowed it out and made it pretty drinkable.
Flavors: Citrus, Rooibos
The main note I get from this is a creamy note. There is also a secondary note that one might describe as maple. I don’t know what to say about this tea except that I will not be buying any. I will finish the cup however.
I brewed this one time in an 18oz teapot with 3 tsp leaf and 190 degree water for 3 min.
This tea is quite good. It has the strong taste of apples. It also contains almonds, cinnamon, and beetroot and supposedly rooibos. I don’t taste the rooibos at all even though I thought I read it contained it. In any case the tea flavoring works well even if all other flavors take a back seat to the apple flavor. As I have to watch my caffeine intake I figured it was a good choice.
I brewed this once in an 18oz teapot with 3 tsp leaf and boiling water for 6 min.
Mmm tasty. This is like apple pie or apple cinnamon oatmeal in a beverage. Sweet, apple, almond, cinnamon. Very dessert-like.
It’s been a while since I’ve had DT’s Forever Nuts, but the comparison others are making rings true to me.
Flavors: Almond, Apple, Cinnamon, Oats, Pastries, Sweet
I don’t know what it is about this tea, but I am loving it right now. It has a nice passion fruit flavor and a fair amount of red berry flavor as well. Raspberry seems to be the berry note I pick out most often, but there’s a nice strawberry note, too. The base tea isn’t my favorite as it’s slightly on the astringent side, but other than that it’s really nice.
Maybe it’s because this tea is so summery, or maybe it’s because it’s some tasty stuff, but I’ve been drinking this pretty much everyday this month. This is easily my February favorite.
The next time you get a fruity tea craving at ten o’clock at night please refrain from drinking a tea with the word ‘jolt’ in its name and the word ‘energizer’ printed in large block letters on the bag (even if that tea is in fact very tasty and full of passion fruit and raspberry notes). While the tea might be delicious, being wide awake at three in the morning is not. Of course, being awake at that hour does give you lots of time to reflect on some of the less than brilliant decisions you’ve made in your life. For example, drinking a tea called Passion Berry JOLT right before bed….
It is both a curse and a blessing that the Target close to me has started carrying loose leaf teas. I’m thrilled to see Tiesta Teas on the shelf, but boy, oh, boy does it make it even more difficult to behave myself while shopping! The last time I was in there I just couldn’t resist, so into my shopping cart this went.
There is a nice balance between the fruit and the base tea. I get a nice tangy zip of raspberry and a juicy passion fruit note followed by a malty note from the tea. It works well together. I appreciate that the passion fruit doesn’t taste perfume-y or overly floral. I find that too many passion fruit teas taste like something straight from the cosmetics case, so I’m thankful that’s not the case here.
As nice as it is hot, I think it’d be even better iced. If I’m right this could be the iced passion fruit tea I’ve been looking for.
Bedtime tea last night. I used up the last tablespoon or so I had to make a big mug of this. It’s very much a juice tea – fruity, sweet, a little bit tart. I feel like I do a disservice to fruity teas — after the initial cup, their flavors blend into a generic fruity flavor and any individual flavors I originally picked up on are lost.
My local Target never has tea.
Before I moved, Target was a great source of bagged tea. They had nice quality bagged teas for less than what the grocery store charged. After I moved in with my fiance, however, I got a different local Target that did not sell tea.
I ended up at this tea-shirking store earlier today in search of light bulbs, and, to my surprise, there was a whole display of Tazo teas. Around the corner from that was a stack of Harney & Sons and Tiesta loose leaf! Apparently, Target is breaking into tea loose leaf style – woo hoo!
This is the tea I picked out today. I really want a great blueberry tea and this fits the bill nicely. It’s tart and sweet and very very blueberry. I normally associate tart with strawberries, but this tea feels very accurate to the blueberries I picked as a kid.
I love it. I can’t wait to see how it is with a little bit of sugar. Yay, blueberries!
Hmmm, I’m not getting banana from this at all. It’s sweet and fruity, but I get more of a generic tropical flavor. That said, this is nice. The rooibos flavor doesn’t overwhelm the tea which is good for me.
The lack of banana is disappointing, but I liked trying this one.