16 Tasting Notes
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.
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.