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Another from Zach S.
Brewed on the stove-top. Brought to a boil, simmered for seven minutes, added milk and sugar, brought to a boil again.
The kitchen filled with cinnamon, cardamom, and rooibos as the tea simmered. Makes for a cozy aroma. Even though the spices ratio isn’t equal (there were only a couple cardamon pods to dozens of ginger bits), this blend is nicely spicy. Very ginger-y. Good bite on the tongue, even with two ounces of milk and proooobably two tsp of sugar (I dumped several clumps, not bothering to measure).
This is my first spiced rooibos, which is why I’m withholding a rating and recommendation even though I like it. My dad, for whom this is also first, more than approves. We both commented on how the tea in our cups looked a pretty peachy pink.
I did find it disappointing that the website says this contains natural flavors but the packet didn’t…
Loose leaf at the grocery store?! I couldn’t resist. This was an interesting cup. I LOVE tropical green teas, and I LOVE rose tea so I expected to really like this one. Unfortunately the combo doesn’t work as well as I was expecting, and it didn’t really agree with sweetener either. I’m a little perplexed by it. I’ll probably be sticking to fruity greens without the floral element after I finish the bag.
I think this sample is from Lindsay, though I’ve rebagged and labelled just about everything I’ve been sent, so I’m loosing track, since everything is in my handwriting now.
This oolong is very true to its name. There are sugary, syrupy notes, and a buttery quality that really makes this feel like it is sipping up the essence of pancakes.
A very nice dessert tea, though the flavourings are strong and sweet enough that they border on cloying. The syrup note reminds me more of maple-flavoured pancake syrup than real maple.
Flavors: Butter, Pancake Syrup, Sweet
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
Just brewed up the last of this tea. I quite like the taste of it. It is definitely fruity, much more than most fruity teas you can get in a non-high end grocery. Like I mentioned in my previous review, I do not get a “jolt” of energy from this at all, it just seems to be normal tea. I say if you want an energy jolt, go for matcha. It gives me zing without a crash.
But anyway, this is good, but I don’t think the price matches up with its quality. I paid about six bucks and some change for 1.5 oz at Target. I can get 3 oz samples from Adagio of flavored teas for around the same price.
So would I recommend this? Taste-wise, yes, if someone were to offer me a cup, I would not turn it down. Will I buy it again? Not if the price remains the same without the amount in the package increasing.
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’m home for a few days, and it seems like I brought cooler weather with me. I’ve been sipping on this while prepping dinner as a way of keeping myself warm. The passion fruit and raspberry flavors in this are very nice. It’s sweet and fruity without being candy-like. I’m nearing the bottom of my bag, so I’ll be adding this to my shopping cart the next time I’m at Target. This will be in my iced tea rotation this summer without question.