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First week of fall like weather and I purchased this tea. It was a good thing too since I made a pot of chili that got a little spicy and I needed something to calm my stomach. This did the trick. I really like the mixture of the peppermint and vanilla as it gives the tea a smooth finish. This will be a great addition to a my fall cupboard.
Tried this one in a Teavana store as a sample mixed with their Blueberry Bliss as an iced tea. When it came to purchasing, I left out the Blueberry Bliss because my wife does not like the taste of blueberry. I brewed this up today to take with me to work as my drink for the day. I used two steeps of the same tea to fill my 24 oz. metal bottle and let’s just say that it didn’t make it though my first meeting of the day before it was gone. I did sweeten it a bit with some amber sugar just to keep the lemonade flavor. Can’t wait to start mixing with this one for the summer.
I have been playing around with this one and have found that it really is tempermental. I have gotten cups with tones of spice and no tea flavor, and other times I only get the tea. But then again I guess that is what is great about tea, you really never know what you are going to get in a blend.
This tea is amazing, I really like the spice mix in this tea. Quite often when I drink green tea I feel like I am drinking grass flavored water, but the spices in this tea really wakes me up. I got this to take over for my normal morning tea during the warm weather. Here is to a great summer of tea. I plan on trying this iced at some point as well.
I used 2.5 tsp with 1.5 tsp of the amber rock sugar for 12 oz of h2o
I can’t believe that I have taken this long to write about this tea. I have almost finished the tin and this is my first note. I love this tea. It is my go to morning tea during the fall. I seem to change morning teas with the seasons. I usually drink this one with just some unprocessed natural amber sugar, but this morning I thew a splash of my wife’s “skinny caramel machiato” coffee creamer for a little tea latte and I must say this was the best I have ever had this tea taste. The milky creamer brought out the rich malty taste that the tea naturally has and the caramel just enhanced this. I highly recommend giving this a try.
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I think I got this one figured out finally. I lowered the steeping time by about 1 minute. This time it did not have the harsh, bitter, in your face taste it had the first time I tried it. I used the same amount of sugar, but did add a splash of whole milk (thanks to my 2 year old daughter) and this now is one of my go to teas when I don’t have the space or time for loose leaf tea.
Got a box of this from a friend as starbucks was clearing out their old stash to make way for the new one. I am still trying to wrap my pallet around this one. I can’t seem to get it to taste like anything other than a generic black tea. I think I may have over steeped this because it was on the slightly bitter side even after I sweetened it with my usual rock sugar. I am going to keep trying and adding milk and lessening the steep time.
I love this tea. I first picked it up by chance as my 2 year old daughter picked it up off the shelf and insisted that we put it in our cart. I drink this tea when I am looking for a little lighter tea in the morning or when I am not feeling the greatest. The mint really helps me wake up and the subtleness of the green tea really helps to mellow it out. I usually steep 2 bags for one cup because I like it a little stronger and sweeten it with 2 tsp of pure rock sugar.
Started with this tea this morning. Picked it up on the suggestion of the tea guy behind the counter as it was the best way to “kick coffee”. He also told me to steep it for at least 6 minutes, which is way longer than any other tea I have ever made. I don’t think that was a bad choice at all. I added 3 tsp of the tea along with 2 tsp of rock sugar. This tea is amazing! Very rich and full of chocolate flavor, but not in a sweet way but more of a dark and smoky kind. There is a sharpness that lingers on the my tongue that I just can’t place. I can’t wait to find out what this is. The guy behind the counter also suggested trying it with about 1 part water and 1 part milk to give the tea an even richer taste. I will have to give this a try to see if he is right about this one as well.
I love this tea in the evening. I always seem to reach for this one when my wife wants hot chocolate. I really don’t think it taste anything like egg nog, but that is not a negative (unless you want egg nog). I enjoy the mixture of black and green tea. It seems to make it a lighter tea that does not have a heavy finish. I think this one will replace my usual nutcracker tea by celestial seasonings until I find a loose tea to be my staple.
I love this tea! I had been experimenting with making iced teas and my wife and I stumbled into TeaVana shop at our mall. I went only to get sugar and like always we left with a sample of this stuff. I took a chance and brewed the iced tea like Zack@adagio.com suggested and I have found my new go to tea when I want iced tea.
This tea is very interesting. I first tried it iced and it was pretty good, but today I tried it for the first time hot. You can really smell the grapefruit when you open the tin and the tea is steeping. I really wasn’t sure what to expect from this tea as a hot drink. I was pleasantly surprised when I took my first sip and it tasted like fruity pebbles! That’s right, this tea reminded me of that great rainbow colored breakfast cereal of my youth. I should also mention that I did sweeten this tea like I do all my teas with 1.5 tsp of amber sugar crystals.
I decided to give this tea a try after a signature blend was reviewed on adagioteaV that contained it. I looked it up and the story intrigued me so I ordered a sample of it. When I opened the tin I was immediately taken to a place that I have never actually visited, but could see so clearly in my mind. I was in a smoke shack surrounded by wild game of all kinds and outside there was a camp fire burning. This is not my favorite tea by any means, but it is so different that it makes a great “check this out” sample. I can’t wait to get a hold of some of my dad’s deer jerky and drinking this with it. Great anytime I want to feel like an outdoorsman.
great tea with just a hint of almond. gave a little to my dad who has never had loose leaf tea and he loved it too.