27 Tasting Notes
Am I the only person on Steepster who just adores this tea? I grew up drinking gunpowder green tea from our local Asian supermarket and earl gray. To me, this was tea. I was unaware that there was a whole world of flavored teas out there. When I did finally discover flavored green teas, they were either overbearingly sweet or too tart for my tastes. Not this one. This one is delicate on the palate. I love the hint of sweetness from the fig chunks (my bag has quite a few) but depending on how many pieces you put in your cup, the taste slightly changes. Sometimes it’s more green tea, sometimes it’s more fruity, and I’m not complaining. If I’m not really in the mood for something so sweet, I scoop out some tea without big chunks, and this makes those times when I am in the mood for fruity sweetness all the better. This tea is fantastic iced! I tend to prefer it as such over freshly brewed and hot.
My one complaint about this tea would be the size of the fruit pieces. Some are remarkably huge while others are tiny. A more uniform blend would be more suitable for me, like the Green Seduction from DavidsTea (absolutely love that tea!)
I first tried this tea hot over the winter and I wasn’t really feeling it. The dominant flavor here is definitely a blend of jasmine and pomegranate but as it cools it tastes more like a green tea with a kick. I really didn’t think I’d care for it enough to try it again but I was feeling daring yesterday and brewed this to make an iced tea.
Um… can I just say ‘yum’? This was so good iced! I’ll try cold brewing this one next time to see how it fares but I absolutely adore this one iced. I thought it was slightly too tart for me so a re-steep may be in order here.
I love this tea. We are never out of this tea at my house. It is my go-to tea for anything really. Crummy day? Under the weather? Sick? Can’t sleep? Headache? Plans fell through? A cup of this is the solution to everything. I’m always calm and relaxed after some of this stuff. It’s very soothing, on the tongue as well. There’s definitely that cool, minty kick to it, but very little bite from the peppermint overall. I think the chamomile really tones it down. I’m also a huge sucker for lemongrass and although it isn’t the star of the show here, it adds a refreshing touch.
This one is definitely a keeper!
I’m conflicted. This one smells a lot sweeter than it is, almost like those instant hot chocolate packets you can buy at the grocery store. Maybe even hot chocolate from Tim Horton’s. The first time I steeped it I kept it at around 4 minutes and got the “chocolate water” so I upped the steep time to just over 5 minutes and the results were dramatically better. This is quite nice with a splash of dairy-free milk especially, and I’m really looking forward to trying it in an iced latte. I enjoyed this tea very much.