This tea is just absolutely delicious! This is my fifth flavored/scented oolong I’ve tried from Naivetea and it certainly did not disappoint. The lychee flavor is spot on and tastes just like the real fruit. Compared to the other flavors, I think I like this one just as much or more than their white peach oolong (previously my favorite). This tea is great both hot and cold and I especially enjoy it with a touch of honey.
21 Tasting Notes
This is the fourth scented/infused oolong I’ve tried from Naivetea and like the others I quite enjoy it! The passionfruit flavor is spot on, not too much but not too little, and the scent is heavenly. To compare this flavor with the others, I’d rate it higher than strawberry but not quite as delicious as lychee or white kyoho grape!
I love Rishi Tea’s organic peppermint tea and also its organic rooibos tea so I thought that this would be a perfect blend of the two. However, I was most definitely wrong. The tea doesn’t have a strong enough peppermint flavor and honestly the blend tastes “off” and a bit bland (even the first steep). I will not be drinking this again and I wouldn’t recommend this tea to others. You’re better off making a hot cup of their peppermint tea!
This is the third infused oolong I’ve tried from Naivetea and I quite like it. The strawberry flavor is subtle yet refreshing and the tea tastes great both hot and chilled. There is a natural berry sweetness to the tea.
I tried this tea with some Hawaiian lehua gold honey and it was delicious!
I was gifted this tea by a friend and fellow tea enthusiast for my birthday. I mostly followed the stove top recipe on the back of the tin except I stirred in 3 tablespoons of honey instead of sugar. I also found to be better tasting when I tried the recipe with all (reduced fat lactose free) milk instead of 1 cup water and 1 cup milk. When I tried the cafe method and I found it to be not nearly as robust and delicious as the stove top method.
This chai is quite strong, with the cardamom packing quite a punch! Try making some tapioca boba and putting it in the tea – I found that it helped balance the strong, spicy flavors.
I probably will not buy more of this tea when I run out because I found it a little too time consuming to prepare on the stove top with boba and I don’t like the fact the tea cannot be infused multiple times.
I found this tea to be too tart for me to enjoy. Even adding tablespoons and tablespoons of sugar didn’t seem to make this tea any more palatable for me. There wasn’t much of a kiwi taste although the hibiscus really came through.
I tried this tea twice and unfortunately I don’t think I will be making more in the future.
I am very happy I received it as a sample from Naivetea…this oolong tea is so incredibly light and delicious! It has flowery notes and a buttery smoothness to it. The tea is not bitter at all and leaves a great aftertaste.
I will be reaching for this tea when I have a sore throat! I was able to steep this 6 times.
This is the second infused oolong I’ve tried from Naivetea and I enjoy it too! The grape subtle flavor has both concord and muscat notes and is reminiscent of these japanese grape gummy candies that I enjoy.
Compared to their white peach oolong, I believe I like the white peach more…but that might just be due to the fact that I generally like white peach flavored foods and beverages more than grape flavored foods and beverages.
I was able to steep this tea six times.
I was told by Lawrence of Naivetea that the oolong tea that they use in their infused oolongs is Golden Lily aka Milk Tea or Jin Xuan. High quality Golden Lily grown at high elevations tastes great by itself so I had high expectations for this tea.
I wasn’t disappointed! The flavor is really amazing. I didn’t use any honey today so I could experience the natural sweetness of the tea. The white peach flavor is reminiscent of these Chinese hard candies that I would enjoy as a child.
I think the best thing about this tea is that the peach notes do not overwhelm the creamy flavor of the oolong tea. I will be purchasing this again and I highly recommend it to others!
This tea is delicious and great for any health conscious individual. Not only do I like the fact that Rishi’s rooibos tea is organic, but red tea is caffeine-free and usually the price is pretty low! It is naturally sweet and has an earthy, nutty flavor.
I like to drink this tea by itself with a little bit of honey or mixed in with others. It can add a little extra rooibos flavor to anything you mix it with. The downside though is that rooibos tea does not hold well when steeped multiple times.
However, because it won’t get bitter if steeped for a long time like green, black, or oolong tea, you can let the 2nd or 3rd steep infuse for a lot longer than you normally would.
I became obsessed with barley tea after trying it in a Korean restaurant. I was suspicious of this brand because I never usually make tea from teabags but my suspicions were thrown out the window after I tried this tea for the first time.
It’s extremely easy to make but I think the flavor does improve when the water has been heated. For iced tea I steep the bag(s) overnight and for hot tea I use boiling water (212 F) and I steep the tea for a couple of hours. Barley tea tastes great with some honey added or by itself. I have yet to try a wedge of lemon with my tea but I’m sure the citrus would contrast well with robust barley flavor.
I found this tea to be a little too bitter for my liking, perhaps it is more oxidized than the oolong teas I am used to drinking. The flavor is quite robust and holds up to a number of steepings (~6). I absolutely love barley but I didn’t detect a strong barley presence due to the overpowering sweet raisin notes.
I was happy to try this tea but I don’t think I will be purchasing more in the future.
Delicious and soothing with an amazing smell! I love to drink this iced with a bit of honey. It can be steeped about 2-3 times and for the last steep I usually leave it in for a long time since this tea doesn’t turn bitter.
If you have a cold or an upset stomach I definitely recommend this tea.
I thought this was pretty delicious and sometimes I mix it with unsweetened matcha. Now if only I can purchase a larger amount…Rishi only sells it in small 125g pouches on their website and I think the larger tin pictured here is out of stock.
If you’ve never tried matcha and you have a bit of a sweet tooth, I’d definitely recommend this tea!
I find this matcha surprisingly hard to mix…even using a Magic Bullet or blender. I found myself having to constantly remix or shake my drinks.
The flavor was pretty good but I was not blown away because compared to other matcha powders I’ve tried, Teavana’s is too expensive for the quality/taste.
Try mixing this with some unsweetened rice milk instead of water for a more robust flavor. I’m planning on mixing the matcha with some ice cream soon to make my own green tea ice cream.
This is by far my favorite tea from Rishi Tea. It is heavenly tasting! The Bao Zhong used is good quality and the toasted coconut flavor is perfect. The coconut does not overwhelm the flowery notes from the Bao Zhong.
You can steep this a number of times (3-4). I think this tea tastes best chilled but it’s also lovely hot.
I decided to try this from Teavana despite the price to compare it to other Tie Guan Yin’s I’ve tried. I’ve got to say I found this tea to be too subtle and rather bland. Where is the flavor? I thought it would get better with multiple infusions but it didn’t.
The next few times I made this tea I used a lot more tea leaves than suggested but it still didn’t meet my expectations.
Needless to say I was very disappointed and I will not be purchasing this tea again.
This tea is definitely better mixed with others but it’s still pretty good by itself. I am pretty miffed though that the Teavana associate who last sold this to me lied about it being discontinued in order to get me to purchase much more of this tea than I normally would have.
I do agree with other members the rooibos flavor does overwhelm some of the other ingredients. The flavors of peach, pear, and apples are bit muddled.
Hm I am surprised at the low ratings. I really enjoy this tea! It’s the very first Rishi Tea I tried and I still can’t get enough of it. I think this tea tastes best with honey or rock sugar and with also additional rose hips added. But if you are not a huge fan of roses, stay away! The flavor of roses is quite strong.
I’d say you could steep this tea about 3 times.
This scented green tea is quite delicious and has an extremely fragrant jasmine aroma. Last time I made this with my boyfriend we actually stood there and inhaled a lot of the steam that was released…very relaxing!
I consider Rishi Tea’s jasmine pearls better than Teavana’s jasmine pearls, having tried them both a number of times. The tea can be steeped a number of times (6-7) and although the aroma of jasmine dissipates with each steep, the subtle flavor remains.
You’ll be surprised at the volume of tea leaves that’s left after the pearls unfurl. A few pearls go a long way!
Eastern Beauty has a great sweet stonefruit flavor, and is delicious by itself or with a dash of honey. Although the flavor was quite enjoyable, I will no longer be purchasing Eastern Beauty from Teavana because of the exorbitant price! You can find the exact kind of tea (Bai Hao Ooolong) for a fraction of the cost from other vendors.
This tea can make 3-4 flavorful steeps, add 30 seconds per additional steep.