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Directions say to use one roughly 2.8 g sachet per 8 oz water. I used two sachets and 14 oz. The recommended steep time is from 3-5 minutes, so I went for 4. Decent Assam. Not too bitter, I like a bit of honey in mine.
Flavors: Earth, Tannic
This is a lovely cup of white tea. I struggled to taste the pear and the ginger was more subtle than the packaging implied, but this resulted in a balanced and soothing coat of flavor.
In fact I think that’s the theme of this tea. Upon careful recollection, I can’t quite place my finger on precisely what, besides peach and ginger, comprises the center of the tea’s flavor.
And weirdly enough I caught a whiff of what resembled my father’s favorite IPA beer while this was steeping, and the taste of hops was there, too, dancing ghoulishly on the tip of my tongue before melting away.
Plus if you taste it carefully, there’s the tiiiiiniest hint of mint underlying the whole flavor profile.
Overall, a very well-rounded cup, not too sweet but not bitter at all, with little dazzling, ephemeral shimmers of unexpected flavors tiptoeing in a circle around a mysterious but refreshing prima donna core of pure white tea.
Flavors: Cucumber, Ginger, Herbs, Hops, Mint, Peach
I don’t often go to Trader Joe’s but sometimes it’s fun to go pick up some ‘treats’ for the weekend. We are going to the Pumpkin Patch tomorrow so I got this tea to get in the mood. It doesn’t taste like pumpkin (kinda glad actually). It is more of a vanilla cinnamon. I put in a splash of Trader Joe’s Coconut Creamer too for kicks. Yummy after dinner drink. I will be saving the tin, it’s super cute.
No, no, no, I disagree. This is just a normal rooibos, it tastes pretty plain, not spicy at all, there’s no pumpkin flavor which is understandable since it is a tea, not a smoothie (how do you add REAL pumpkin chunks into a herbal blend?), but the lack of spices it is not understandable. Big dissapointment. There is a better, more flavorful pumpkin spice tea served at some Barnes and Noble stores (the ones that have a coffee shop inside).
My husband says it’s not pumpkin spice season yet. The stores tell me otherwise. Though I do wish they would wait till October, I couldn’t help but pick up this up. Glad I did. It has a really nice lingering after taste. Pumpkin is hard to decipher in tea but as far as pumpkin spice goes, you can definitely taste it! Quite good. Quite relaxing.
Flavors: Natural Pumpkin Spice Flavor
Bearing in mind that this note is in the category of ‘bagged teas,’ I was pleasantly surprised by this selection. The only other Irish breakfast tea I have tried is Twinings, and I find this to be quite different. In my opinion, this tea does a perfect job of being exactly what it purports to be: a strong, malty black tea with some bright notes. I enjoy both loose leaf and bagged teas, and I’d like to mention that I found this tea to have some subtlety of flavor not common amongst bagged teas. If you’re the kind of person who likes a bagged Irish tea, and I realize that not everyone does, then I expect you’ll be greatly satisfied with this one.
Flavors: Citrusy, Dark Bittersweet, Malt, Nutty
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