26 Tasting Notes
This is a good tea that I often share with people that are just starting tea drinking. The smell reminds me of breakfast without being too buttery and the taste is smooth, naturally sweet, and not bitter. It holds up well to long infusions without getting too astringent.
This is a delightful Chai. I like the smell of it more than the taste, but the taste is very balanced. It is not too sweet or spicy. Some Chai blends have a Big Red taste, but this one is nice. It holds up well to long infusions, which means I can put it in my thermos and drink it all day.
I had this tea iced at the store in Kitsilano, as recommended by staff there. The fact that it’s iced keeps it well balanced and from getting too spicy. It’s a nice mango green tea that’s clean and finishes with a subtle spicy kick.
This tea is so strongly flavored that it’s almost undrinkable. I like licorice, but this is far far too sweet. I gave the rest of it to my friend, hopefully she likes it!
This is one of the worst teas I’ve tried, though my friend likes it a lot. There’s just something about this tea that tastes weird, artificial, and oddly sweet. There’s nothing more that I can think of other than it’s “funky”, and not in a good way.
I received a few packets of this tea from my friend. The smell is great and reminds me of almond cookies and marzipan. The packet recommends 160cc of water which is 5.4 fl oz with each packet. I put about 9 ounces in because these types of teas (milky powder teas) are usually concentrated. The taste was very weak and the powder was chunky and didn’t seem to dissolve no matter how much I stirred.
I will try this again at the recommended ~6 ounce water ratio, but there is a lot of powder in the packet and I don’t have high hopes since the liquid was very bland.
I can never get the tea to taste the same way that it does in ths store, drats! I think I need to start putting more tea in (?) I played around with the sugar amount today and it didn’t seem to make a difference, so I think I’ll try making it more concentrated. Though, this already seemed like there were too many tea leaves and not enough tea! I drank two of these and I’m not really more awake (supposed to be the same amount of caffeine as coffee!)
Got this in the mail as part of the lupicia newsletter program. I was hesitant at first since fruit teas usually smell great but taste bland. After brewing it I’m definitely going to order more! This is honestly one of my new favorite teas, which is weird since I don’t like green tea or peaches.
This tea tastes so juicy and fresh and is naturally sweet so it needs no sugar. The green tea itself is natural and clean tasting and has no grassy undertones—more similar to a lighter oolong or a white tea. I definitely recommend it!
I recently tried “Cookie” and hated it. The acidity got to me–not something to drink on an empty stomach. The package did say that it’s “great for milk tea”, so I guess that’s what it was meant for.
I tried “Paradise” and I wasn’t a fan. I need strong, non-floral flavors in my tea. I’m a fan of oolongs and chais mostly, though I have found some green teas that I enjoy.