14 Tasting Notes
Delicious — a must-have for anybody who enjoys Starbucks chai lattes, as this is quite literally the exact product they use. The flavor of the tea and spices are well in evidence, it’s milky and sweet but not too sweet, and there’s just a touch of bite from the black pepper. I couldn’t say how authentic it actually is, but for me this is the ideal chai.
It’s tea. That’s about all to be said for this one. It’s not a bad green to accompany food without getting in the way of it, but certainly nothing to write home about. I have to admit it makes me a little nostalgic though, as it reminds me of some of the cheap green teas I enjoyed as a student in Japan. I wouldn’t seek out this particular brand, but I certainly wouldn’t say no if offered a cup.
This is actually one of my favorite oolongs — I like it even better than expensive organic offerings I’ve tried. It’s hard to describe what I look for in a good oolong flavor, but this one is just about right to me, I guess; it straddles the dividing line between grassy green and robust black very well.
A little off the mark for me. It’s not terrible to the point where I won’t finish the box I bought, but it’s a little too “grassy”, and the mint and rose hip flavors might as well not be included for how little I could actually detect them. I think this tea has convinced me that lemongrass tea is good and green tea is good, but there’s no sense trying to mix them.