The tea I got had been steeping for a while, so it has a bitter taste that doesn’t compliment the flavor. Will give this one another try.
104 Tasting Notes
Good, but not great. Wanted something special out of the Pumpkin Spice tea, but the pumpkin smell is much stronger than the taste, and it ends up being a pretty normal cup of black tea with a slight hint of pumpkin and spice. Maybe bump up the steep time and add milk? As suggested though, this was not a winner.
Half the fun of this tea is just watching the pearls unfurl as the tea steeps. The unsteeped pearls have a very strong earthy/smoky/gun powder smell, but sadly that doesn’t all transfer into the final cup, as the tea itself is on the bland side. It does make a nice, dark tea, but I could go for a stronger, earthier taste. That said, it’s not a bad tea, I just wish it had a stronger flavor to match the appearance.
When I first smelled this tea, I was worried that it would taste like a Jolly Rancher, but it was a surprisingly pleasant tea with a nice sour taste that makes it fun to drink.
I’m not sure why they call the scent of this tea ‘delicate’, because it’s a big and bold aroma that is only slightly diminished by a 7 minute steeping. There’s a bit of a medicinal taste to it, but in a good way. It also has a great color, and a strong jasmine flavor that’s not too sweet, but pleasantly soothing.
I LOVE this tea, but I’m a fan of big, bold, sweet teas, so that’s no surprise. Great fruity flavor and a fantastic aroma, so if you like sweet teas, then this one’s for you!
Surprisingly mellow flavor for how dark the color is and how strong the aroma is.
Aroma reminds me of toasted rice. Nice, golden color and a smooth taste. This one’s a winner.
The apple flavor is a little too subtle for me, but this is still a nice, drinkable tea, and perfect for a cold morning.
This tea has a wonderful aroma to it, a beautiful golden brown color, and a pleasant, earthy/smokey flavor. 10/10 boxers agree, this is a Damn Fine Tea!
Good tea, though a little on the mellow side. I may steep it for five minutes next time and see if I can draw out more of the flavor, since it doesn’t have a hint of bitterness at four minutes.
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Thumbs up, but barely. The pear is too mellow for me, and the caramel doesn’t lend enough sweetness to this tea to make it a true after-dinner dessert tea. Good, but not great.
Still a big fan of this very enjoyable tea.
Though I wish the wonderful aroma made it from leaf to glass, this is still a great tea with a pleasant sweetness.
Good, but not great. I wish the blackberry flavor/aroma was a bit stronger. Even steeping this for 7+ minutes made for a pretty mellow tea.
Steeped this one for about 10 minutes and then let it cool before drinking, and it came out really smooth. The smoky flavor was downplayed, and it came out with a nice, rich black tea taste.
It’s hard to over steep this tea, as I let it steep for about 10 minutes and it didn’t get bitter. In fact, I liked the longer steep a little more as the flavors come through a bit better.
The toasted rice flavor comes through really strongly, reminding me of popcorn. It’s also a very traditional Japanese tea that reminds me of the tea you get at a Japanese/Chinese food restaurant.
I let this one cool before drinking, and the earthyness mellowed out and was replaced by a little bit of bitterness.
Smooth taste with a hint of fruit flavor that doesn’t overpower. A very nice tea that’s perfect for a cool morning.
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Love the earthy flavor, and the great red color. Not a strong aroma, but pleasant. Like the description says, this is a great breakfast tea.