63 Tasting Notes
Woah this packs a punch. Definitely a lot of strong bodied oolong notes with a equally strong aroma and taste. You can sure as hell smell and taste everything congruently upon drinking. The color is a amber gold and the tea is slightly overpowering at first.
Maybe I slightly over brewed it today? Possibly. I’ve got a 25 pack of it, so we’ll find out eventually.
MMMM, Honeydew Sencha!
Upon smelling the dry leaves, you’re presented with an unforgettable marriage of sweet honeydew and fainter notes of strawberry. Now don’t get me wrong, I LOVE my more traditional teas. However, when I discovered that Bird Pick only uses flowers to scent the tea, I was shocked. All of this aroma without artificial flavoring or sugar? No. Freaking. Way.
Now you might be saying, “oh yeah, well I bet it didn’t taste as good as it smelled when you brewed it”. But to you naysayers, I say, “HA!”. It’s a delicious green tea that isn’t tarnished with the fruity fragrances. It has a wonderful depth of flavor that leaves a pleasant astringency on the tongue afterwards, akin to a palette cleanser.
What I have realized is that this tea is actually better on ICE! Yes, I kid you not. Brew it double strength and ice it over. It’s overpowering olfactory nature just screams sweetness in your mouth, it’s the craziest sensation: sweet fruit without sweetener in a green tea.
Love this tea. Definitely will be rebuying.
I agree with all the other posters. This tea definitely has a subtle blend of spices (I feel that the cardamom is most prevalent) that is smooth on the palette. I prefer my chai much stronger, and if milk and sugar are added to this (I drank it without) i fear that the subtlety of the flavors will disappear. Nice blend, good for those who don’t usually drink chai.
I definitely like the weight this tea carries in my mouth. The green tea is almost like a taiwanese oolong in taste. I don’t detect any sort of grassiness at all, and the armona is a fresh-picked strawberry (sadly, I don’t get any “cream” in either taste or smell – maybe I haven’t had it enough) that lingers for a few moments on the palette.
It was almost overbrewed by the time I got to it though, the water they use at my local Coffee Bean is ridiculously hot.
Every Asian has probably at one point had a box of Foojoy tea in their house (either that or Yamamotoyama brand) . It’s the tried and true green tea, doesn’t get bitter, and has a surprising full flavor for a teabag. It has a wonderful clear gold brew and smells fresh.
I’m never disappointed brewing it, it’s best for on-the-go travel when you need good tea but don’t have the time for loose leaf.
I like how the rooibos holds up in the milk, what I don’t agree with is the amount of sugar in it a whole 32g of sugar?! Oh my. I’d hate to work my butt off to try and burn those extra calories. I enjoy the vanilla sweetness that it has albeit a tad artificial, but it’s sort of like the same complex I have when I go to the Cheesecake Factory: Everything is so good, but I really shouldn’t think twice about consuming it. Tea lattes should definitely be more about the tea than the milk or sugar that goes into it.
It enjoyable and a once-in-awhile indulge, but definitely not something I would drink everyday.
Some teas are too perfumey with their jasmine whilst others aren’t strong enough. However this is a very balanced blend of jasmine and green tea. The leaves are definitely fuller than most and survive up to 4 brews. I’m not typically a jasmine fan, but it’s an excellent blend.
The tried-and-true go-to tea for me. I love the body on this Earl Grey, the other ones that I have come across have either been too drying on the palette or too full. It’s a wonderful medium bodied black tea with just a slight hint of bergamont. As a consequence, I usually drink it sans sugar and cream. Perfectly balanced, and I’m never disappointed with the brew. It’s a good pick me up and always satisfies… sort of like the same way a PB&J will tide you over when you’re sick of grilled cheese.
I love Goji berries. I love green tea, why not? However….
Yuck! Maybe it’s because I usually boil my Goji Berries to begin with, but this definitely is the abomination of what the sourness of a grapefruit fused with a too-light green tea would taste like. Goji berries should be light and sweet, not reminiscent of artifically-flavored cranberries. I couldn’t even taste the green tea because of this distracting note.
Brewed for a good 10+ minutes, not much color, flat taste. Disappointment.