I just got this this past weekend and am currently in love with it. The color, the smell, the taste, everything about it is wonderful. It has enough flavour to stand alone, yet it is mild enough to eat with a meal. I really enjoy the smell that comes off it while brewing. I am having it as an iced tea for lunch and really find it a good way to wind down, having a hot cup before bed.
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So I figured out a really good use for this! It isn’t the traditional way you use tea, but… I brewed a cup, left the bag in a bit too long to make sure the flavour was a bit stronger. Then… I used the tea as the liquid base to make oatmeal!
I used just plain oats, and it was a nice taste. I always make my own oat flavours by adding spices and fruits. This was quite wonderful and I am going to try making other teas into oatmeal bases to see how it goes.
I drink this tea at work quite a bit. I need a caffeine free substitute for my usual habit, since I work at night and wouldn’t be able to sleep if I was still drinking caffeine at 9 at night.
I cannot say I drink this for the taste. It is very tart. I usually just use the same tea bag, leaving it in my cup and adding hot water as I go. I know, I know.. bit of a no-no for good tea. But I actually find the second or third time I pour water over the bag nicer to taste. I mostly look for rosehip as it is good for your skin. If you are into this sort of thing, it isn’t terrible. I just wouldn’t call it great either.
a tasty mistake! I was having this tea for breakfast with some toast. I used Lupicia’s tea honey (sakurambo) on my toast, and then used the same spoon I used to get the honey to fish out the tea bag. I am not a tea sweetener, but to my surprise the honey left on the spoon added a nice kick of flavour! It only made it a tiny bit sweeter but added a nice cherry flavour under the chai and coconut tastes. I actually will be trying this again.
having this with a breakfast of oatmeal and a good bit of fruit. It pairs well with the sweet fruit, and the smell drifting up from the bedside is quite nice. I find the aroma of this tea even nicer than the tea itself. I am going to go for another one with soymilk later I think.
To be honest, I didn’t care for this tea the first time I brewed it. Then I brewed it for a frighteningly long time, and it made a huge difference. I also like this as a milk tea. I do not think it makes a nice iced tea, though. I do not sweeten my teas as a general rule, though I have wondered if a little honey or cane syrup might improve it as an iced tea. Has anyone tried this?
This is a wonderful tea all around. I am about to brew a nice big pot to go with my breakfast. Anything I do not finish will be tucked into the fridge to enjoy as iced tea later.
The color is wonderful, the smell is wonderful, even the raw tea is just glorious to look at. This is a favorite of mine and always, always gets a very approving response out of my guests.
One of my favorite cheap bag teas. I am a vanilla hog, and they lay the vanilla on thick. A good afternoon tea, summer or winter. I also think it makes a decent iced tea. There are better vanilla teas on the market, but for the price and the ease, it is a good thing to have in the pantry.
For a cheap, bag tea this is some pretty decent stuff. The only issue I have with it is that… well, it isn’t really tea! There is a nice honey taste. A nice vanilla taste. But where or where is the tea taste? I can make hot honey and vanilla on my own. The Camomile is in there, but still… no tea!
I would love to see this, exactly as it is, but with an Irish Breakfast Tea hiding underneath. Blending it myself was tasty.
It is an ok herb drink, and a tasty snack drink. I would buy it again.
I am a huge coconut fan and will drink just about any coconut tea. I have purchased this more than once. I like to have some bag teas around for when I am in a hurry, and this is my go to caffeine tea for those occasions. I do NOT follow the directions, which makes all the difference! I leave the bag in my cup and just never take it out. It makes a much stronger brew that way. I do not milk it, but if you want a hot milk tea that is still pretty strong, just do not put water in! Pour boiling milk over the bag and you get the milk tea flavour without watering it down.
This also makes a decent little tea for cooking. I made a cake with it and it was rather nice.
I ordered this for fun, and I have to say it is “fun”. A good little tea for cuddling up in the blankets and watching a late night movie. It is a bit sweeter than I like, and would probably not be a good iced tea. It is a good tea for guests and friends who are not big tea drinkers that do not want caffeine.
I found this a little lacking in… what? I am not sure. I am just never very satisfied when I use it as a hot tea. Mixing it with other teas has been decent, and mixing it with Chamomile can make a lovely ice tea. As a hot tea, however, I find it empty. I do not reckon I will purchase it again.
I have to agree with the other review, this is better than I thought it would be. I do not really think it has an acai flavour, which I would have liked, but it is still better than I thought it would be. I picked it up on clearance. I am a decent fan of the brand, and managed a tin for a dollar. Not a badly spent dollar!
Not a great “meal” tea, but certainly a decent bed time tea. I did, however, find it makes a decent ice tea. Brew it with a bit more water than you think you should, and you get a light hint of flavour that can make a hot afternoon a bit nicer.
Amazingly, this stuff isn’t bad. I drink a lot of tea and a good bit of it on the go. This is a decent tea available in most marts and vending machines here in Japan. While I won’t rave about it being great, I will say that, as far as prepackaged teas go, this is not a bad choice. It has a decently earthy flavour, and is not sweetened. If you need some tea on the run, this is a good choice. It is typically available cold, and honestly tastes a bit nicer that way.
I got hooked on this while studying tea ceremony. Matcha is one of those products that is good no matter how cheap you buy it, and yet you KNOW when you have a pricey cup in your hand. This is a moderately priced one, a tin of 30g is about 30 to 40 dollars American. (Well, if you buy it in Japan. I do not know about getting it in other countries)
It has a really lovely smell and a lighter color. If you make it using a chasen (whisk), you can get a really nice, fluffy froth on top. Not too bitter but still has a true matcha bite to it.
Personally, I find this stuff to be a crime against matcha. The one you can get in Japan is a bit better than the US one, as it is less sweet. However, all the cream and such just is not necessary. The one I got in the US actually made me feel sick.
Unless you have a serious sweet tooth, I would suggest you avoid this. If you want a matcha dessert, add the powder to some fairly plain ice cream or yogurt instead. You can even buy some decent matcha ice creams that maintain the bitter but tasty matcha flavor.
A lot of people enjoy this tea for digestive purposes. I would like to add that not only is it great for soothing an upset tummy, but it is also wonderful on an upset throat! A nice hot cup of this can work wonders on a sore throat. It is quite strong, but great for sipping.
This is personally one of my very favorite teas. The vanilla is strong when you open the tin and warm in your cup. I find Mariage Freres never lets me down. Sweet and with a lovely color, I find it is wonderful alone or even with a snack. I even made a very nice iced tea out of it. I do not suggest a hot cup for a heavy meal, but it can be a great dessert tea. The iced tea can actually make a nice friend for a sandwich or picnic on a sunny afternoon.