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Wow … so a quick perusal of the tasting notes on this tea, and the reviews aren’t very positive. As for me … I actually liked it. I like chicory and chocolate together. The spices are warm and pleasant.
I do wish that it didn’t contain stevia. That’s a common complaint for me when I try teas with stevia in them … I wish that companies didn’t do this. I want to be able to choose to sweeten my tea or not to sweeten it … and I want to choose the type of sweetener I add if I do choose to sweeten it. I don’t usually sweeten my teas, but, if it’s a spiced blend like this I do like to add sweetener because I feel that sugar and spice belong together and it creates a harmonious taste. But, I don’t want stevia anywhere near it.
Anyway … I didn’t hate this. I would rather it be loose. I’d rather it not have stevia. But I still enjoyed it.
For a little while now there has been a box of tea sitting in our cupboard that I have been somewhat timid of trying. As it stared me down when I opened the cabinet doors this morning I decided it was time I tried it out. It is spicy and sweet! Such a weird sensation. I don’t mind the flavor but it isn’t something I could drink everyday. It has the same color as apple juice which really throws me off.
Update: Even though I don’t live with my parents anymore now I still find a box of this in their cupboard when I go home.
This entry in the Yogi Ginger infusion series, Raspberry Ginger, is rather heavy on the hibiscus. In fact, the raspberry flavor is pretty much overwhelmed by the tart hibiscus. Ascorbic acid is also listed among the ingredients, which no doubt enhances the lip-puckering effect.
As a ginger brew, is this is a bit less appealing to me than Yogi Lemon Ginger. The ginger is there, augmented again by the black pepper (a favorite ingredient chez Yogi!), but I would say that the overall effect is at least as close to Raspberry Zinger as it is to Raspberry Ginger!
It took a direct side-by-side comparison with Stash Lemon Ginger for me to realize how much better Yogi Lemon Ginger really is. There are a few ingredient differences. In the Yogi Lemon Ginger, licorice root and black pepper may really improve the blend. My impression is that the black pepper heightens the piquancy of the ginger, making the brew much more invigorating than the Stash, which tastes a bit stale by contrast.
Yogi Lemon Ginger tastes better to me, but I don’t like it as much as Tazo Settle, and the best ginger brew of all is made using freshly grated ginger root. Still, for a quick filter bag ginger fix, this one is pretty good.
I really like this tea. I haven’t written a tasting note in awhile. I’m having tofu miso soup, so I should be drinking oolong tea, oh well.
I’m on Spring Break!! Yay!! I’m going to Marietta on Wed- Friday morning with my dad.
I still have to study, and review and everything, but I’m much more stress relieved. I still don’t know my grades for Exam/Comp 2. My teacher left to visit family right after class, in a different city, and I think I will have to wait until the 17th.
If I were still married, the 17th would be my 14th anniversary. Yes, we got married on St Patrick’s Day (my idea, it was on a Friday during Spring break or something). I chose St Patrick’s Day because it is my favorite holiday, and reason to remember the actual wedding anniversary date. I will be in class on the 17th, so my mind will be distracted.
The ironic thing was my religion didn’t allow tea. Kudos if you know what I’m talking about. Now I’m a teafanatic. I love steepster.
this is really yummy!
a great blueberry-tasting green tea. the hibiscus & rose hips are instrumental in giving this a fruity tartness (along with bilberry, a close relative of the blueberry), that is all-around pleasant. for some reason, i’m getting a subtle lemongrass note that gives this a slight citrus-y tang. with honey this is even better, though it’s just as delicious without.
i remember purchasing this way back in 2010 because it had ‘blueberry’ in the title & i decided to try my luck. it turned out to be delicious. it’s a pretty exact replication of the flavor it claims to be. Ah, Blueberry. it just agrees with me. and for that i am happy.
ETA: i recently repurchased a box of this in 2014- so the review is for that. tastes just as delicious now as it did then. well done, Yogi.
Sipdown (again before it entered my cupboard)!
Another generous add in from Kat_Maria.
Typically, I hate teas like this one which promise/boast about having great health benefits because I really don’t think that’s what tea drinking should be about. If those benefits are true, that should be like an “added bonus” for drinking tea, not the sole reason you do it because most of the time the benefits are way over hyped/played up.
An example would be the belief Green Tea is great for weight loss. The way some people push this, it sounds like Green Tea on its own is going to help you shed the pounds, but you need to combine drinking green tea (on a very regular basis) along with a good diet and exercise to see any real benefits. I once witnessed a girl purchase 100g of Bancha from Tea Desire. She had no tea knowledge at all, and was quite clearly asking about Green Tea (she just asked if they had ‘Green Tea, like is healthy for you’) because it would supposedly help her lose weight and I just felt so bad for her (she was a bigger girl, and couldn’t have been more than 15 years old) because it was clear she was looking for some cure-all when it really doesn’t work that way.
That said, and semi-rant over I actually thought this one was surprisingly very tasty, though I can’t remember what was in it. It was sort of fruity but also kind of minty/refreshing and vaguely reminded me of cookies. I’d totally drink it again, but because of the flavour and not its ability to “purify the skin”.
I’ve been trying to finish up some tea bags I had floating around. Given the recent positive experience with Yogi, I brewed up two bags of this one.
Wow, this is really spicy but surprisingly good given my usual distaste with all things licorice. I added sweetener only because without it would have been too much. This has really opened up my sinuses (my main goal this evening – you can definitely feel the burn). Not something I would stock but interesting to try.
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Flavors: Cinnamon, Vanilla
interesting, licorice and hot pepper flavors up front with ginger and cinnamon following after.
i dunno about this one, i wanna like it but i kinda don’t like it but i still wanna buy some more just in case i might like it.
After reading other reviews i decide i’ll get some more and maybe try it some hot chocolate :)