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The combination of vanilla and jasmine is just inspired! (I like both vanilla tea and jasmine tea, so I may be a little biased here.) Both flavors are definitely there, but with the two blended, neither one is quite as overwhelming as a straight jasmine tea or a straight vanilla tea might be. The tea base is nice as well, not at all bitter. This is yet another tea from Golden Moon that I would like to buy a tin of to have on hand. This one is not a tea I’m tempted to try iced, but IMO it does benefit from a little sweetener. (But what doesn’t?)
I brewed this as I normally do a black tea. Put in freshly boiled water from the microwave and guess how long it’s brewed. Taste and let brew longer if not strong enough.
Enough about the technicalities. After adding a dash of soy cream and a little sweetener I proceded to taste. The first taste wasn’t real spicy, but by the second or third sip, it had quite a kick to it!! I enjoyed it a lot and I will definitely use up the rest of my sample. I’m thinking that I should try preparing it like a traditional chai, but that sounds like an aweful lot of work for tonight, so that might have to wait for another day.
I really, really like this one. It has a strong mint flavor, but not so much that you can’t taste the tea. I think this would be a fabulous tea iced, and I’m definitely buying a tin for the summer time.
I oversteeped some (oops, forgot the tea again!) but it was still good.
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I’m craving candy, and I don’t really want to give in to this craving, so I’m having some of this tea instead. AFter adding some warm milk and a splash of soy creamer, it tastes sort of like hot chocolate. (I added some sugar, too.)
I oversteeped it a bit in less water than usual since I wanted a really strong taste to stand up to the milk. It tastes good, but it’s going to take a bit of time to cool!
The tea leave have a very vegetal odor to them. Very intense. Like opening a package of very fresh mixed green vegetables. There is a faint citrus odor, but the green tea is definitely the star here.
Brewed the tea is very much a green tea. There is the faintest hint of yuzu. The yuzu flavor is just not strong enough for my tastes. I’ll definitely drink the packet that I have, but I’ll be ordering more of the Lupicia Yuzu. It’s YUZU with sencha where this is RYOCHUCHA with yuzu. I just want more yuzu flavor.
This has a really good tea base, not bitter at all to me. The ginger is very faint but becomes more prominent as the tea cools. I woul ddefinitely welcome this as a regular addition to my cupboard.
I’d like a little more ginger, but knowing that the ginger is faint, I would probably drink it on days I didn’t want something really spicey.
I finished this off. It’s very good, but not at all strongly flavored. The peach flavor tastes very, very natural, not artificial at all.
I’ll probably buy it again, unless I can find a peach tisane that tastes like this but stronger.
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In person the leaves look just like droppings. Eww. The smell is straight up strawberry, so the smell is more promising than the appearance!
The tea has a nice strawberry flavor, but there’s an odd old clothes, antique shop, mothball kind of vibe. I like strawberry slender from Teavana much, much better. I won’t be ordering more of this one, unless the second trial is much, much better.
I have too much tea.
This was on the shopping list because I thought I was out. I was straightening out the tea collection, when I realized that the old webtea tin (does it age me? Anyone else remember this company?) still had some Smooth STrawberry Dream in it!!! Joy!
This is my absolute favorite rooibos. The first one that I actually liked, and one of the few that I’ve liked well enough to thing about reordering. It doesn’t come accross as rooibos to me, instead the strawberry and the caramel take center stage. I guess that’s why I like it so much!
I haven’t tried it iced, and I haven’t been in the mood for iced tea lately, so I’m drinking it hot today. I’m not sure how long I let it steep, I did a little bit of cleaning in the aquarium while I was brewing the tea. (Using a battery powered vacuum, which is fast, but that’s probably a review for a different website.)
The leaves smell good, and my husband commented on how good my tea smelled when he came into the kitchen. I tasted it straight first and it was not at all bitter, but was a sort of assertive tasting tea. With a touch of soy cream and sweetener, it was delicious. Very nice with a blueberry scone from the grocery store bakery.
Have you ever had those muscat gummies? I bought a package of them from the Japanese department store at Epcot once.
Anyway, this tea tastes just like those. (Well, what they would taste like if you ate them with tea!) If you like the gummies, definitely try the tea. If you don’t like the thought of candy flavored tea, maybe you want to stay away from this one.
I had some of this earlier today. I started brewing it and then sort of forgot about it. (Ooops.) I think it steeped for about 5 minutes? I’m really not sure. Anyway, it was very good when steeped for longer than suggested. It had a much more intense flavor.
This morning I brewed some of this to take to school in a travel mug. It was steeped for quite a bit longer than suggested, but did not get bitter. The coconut flavor really shown through! I was very pleased with the way the taste held up in the travel mug.
I used up the last of this yesterday!! Just squeaked in heating up the water before we lost power for 5 hours. Very grateful that it’s back on now, and that the tree that fell during the storm didn’t do any more than damaging a neighbor’s car and taking out some power lines.