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I’m generally pretty suspicious of powdered teas that aren’t matcha, or have the name “spicy chai tea latte” because what on earth does that mean?? But this is actually pretty good for a powdered tea (or whatever it is). And the price is really good. Honestly I would highly recommend this for new tea drinkers just switching over from frappes or hot cocoa (rather than someone switching over from the earthier taste of black coffee). But I’m a bit conflicted about this mix. On one hand, there was a lot more spice in this than other supermarket chai teas, and a cinnamon aftertaste settled pleasantly into my throat. On the other hand, I don’t really like overly sweet things, and this was really, really sweet, and left an almost cloying aftertaste at the front of my mouth. I had to use more water than is recommended because I couldn’t handle the sweetness, which unfortunately diluted the spice flavors as well. SO, I am going to say that I would recommend this to someone who wants a sweet, easy, pleasant, and inexpensive warm drink for the winter, but not for someone looking for a real tea flavor.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Milk, Sweet
So like I hadn’t tried plain chaomomile so I decided to pick this up at the store (before my bro sent me chamomile). But I actually tried the chamomile from my bro first which actually tasted way fresher.
Opened a tea bag of it, didn’t smell that strong. And yeah…just didn’t taste good. It just tasted really old….
Don’t know why though. Eh.
Didn’t even make me feel relaxed or tired like the other did. This is a fail tea basically. D:
Trader Joes should stay like with cookies…they have really good cookies. Particularly their newish maple leaf cookies. HOLY SHANGHAI. It’s freakin’ heaven. Love it.
Anyway but yeah this tea sucks
Needed a mid-afternoon pick me up and haven’t had this in a while.
No one else mentions this but as delicious as the tea smells when brewing the dry tea bag smells grungy and murky to me and is off-putting
Taste is simplistic, I’m not picking up the nuances I have come to expect from black tea but there is decent sweet vanilla flavor at the forefront rounded out by an edge of cinnamon at the end of the sip.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Vanilla
A friend of mine made me a cup of this at work today (because it’s my birthday!). I love it! It reminds me of the Harney & Sons Green Tea Coconut Thai blend, but better. Mellow, slightly nutty, buttery, pleasant. Perfect for this rainy cloudy day. Yum yum yum. :D
Flavors: Butter, Coconut, Ginger, Lemongrass
This is a great green tea for the price. I’m getting a good coconut scent and flavor, but not much citrus from the lemongrass. I believe I got the 5 oz. tin for under 6 bucks which you really can’t beat. It’s not my favorite green tea (I prefer straight/unflavored green tea’s with honey added), but the quality is good and at this price-point I’m going to try to incorporate it into my regular rotation.
This is a great tea! My boyfriend has bought this and I was very skeptical to try it because I have tried some white teas before that have been very bitter. I first tried this hot and it was good, not bitter at all and had a very nice flavor. The flavor was not too strong or too weak and very balanced between ginger and pear. Today I made it iced and it was even better! Still had the same flavor characters when iced.
Flavors: Fruity, Ginger, Pear
Wonderful! Right out of the gate I can taste the coconut and the citrus. It is a wonderful complement with the green tea. It is a bit bitter but perhaps I steeped it too long.
It has a very warm range of flavors to it and I really find it as a solid choice. It was on the shelf at Trader Joe’s and was $5 for 5oz which is a great deal!
Flavors: Citrus, Coconut, Ginger, Green, Vanilla
I just bought the stuff by accident looking for normal GREEN. as for taste yea it seems as if the vigor was sucked out with the caffeine. with that being said the product is as it claims DECAFFEINATED. which explains its lackin taste however still retains its many green tea benefits too. just with out the pick me up of a normal caffeinated drink.
Not my thing! I enjoy white tea in general, but the ginger and pear overwhelm it, and aren’t particularly sweet. Can’t seem to brew it in a way I enjoy without adding sugar. It sounds like such an alluring combination that guests are gradually taking it off my hands.
Flavors: Ginger, Pear, Vegetal
This is a desert chai for sure! The chai taste is sweet and not spicy just as been said, but knowing that is important because this accompanies milk and whip cream very well with the caramel taste already added. For a desert chai this is great, I suppose the sugar content could be decreased and replaced with spice but it would lose it’s identity in a way. I didn’t taste any salt flavoring though which is fine with me.
This is one of the worst green teas I have ever bought a large quantity of… but, it makes the best soup broth for any Asian styled soup you’d like to create.
Marking this as a coconut green tea is very deceptive because it’s really lemon grass and green tea (with maybe some coconut and ginger).
This tea isn’t horrible, but, like other Trader Joe’s teas, I wouldn’t say it’s good. It’ll do if you don’t have anything else around, but there are many other cheap English Breakfast teas out there that are significantly better. I like a lot of Trader Joe’s products, but I’m done buying their teas…not a strong area for them.