82 Tasting Notes
I got this as a sample in my April Hapa-tite! Tea Swap from Brittany~
I have to admit I don’t like iced tea as much as hot tea, and I definitely do not like plain black Lipton tea. BUT, I liked this!
My fiance was in the mood for iced tea, so I figure I’d be lazy and use a tea bag meant for exactly a thing, thinking he wasn’t as picky as I was in terms of tea.
I let it steep for a while in a big quart mason jar, around 30 minutes. The resulting flavor was actually quite refreshing and had a nice lemon flavor without the astringency I usually associate with Lipton black tea. It didn’t need any sweetening whatsoever, and 1 family-sized tea bag was the perfect amount for a quart of tea.
Flavors: Lemon Zest, Metallic
This is a delightful pu’erh that balances the bitterness of coffee with the funkiness of fermented tea. It really met my caffeine craving and had a nice, deep roasted flavor (much better than the caramel macchiato from Lupicia or cafe mate from Capital Teas)
Thanks Nattie for sending me this from across the pond as part of our Hapa-tite! Tea Swap!
Flavors: Dark Bittersweet, Espresso, Tobacco
The main scent and taste when brewed is that of vanilla. The pineapple is completely lost and the taste is very sweet. It smells less sweet than it tastes, but the vanilla is overpowering. The mixture of vanilla and coconut makes it lean towards a chocolate tea, and makes the black tea taste similar to a red roobois.
Flavors: Coconut, Vanilla
This tea has a nice balance of sweetness, acid, fruitiness, and spice. The tartness of the fruit and the spiciness of the herbs balance each other out, and the licorice keeps it bright and clean tasting. The combination of flavors is warming yet calming at the same time. The use of green roobois worried me since I don’t like red roobois, but this added to the fresh taste and to balance out the other flavoring a to keep it from being too potently spiced. The roobois is also more hearty and less vegetal than a green tea and can hold up to a longer brewing.
It is great to have a warm cup of this before bed time to unwind, especially since it has no caffeine.