Brews far too strong even when you leave it for just 2-3 minutes. Milk helps in this case, of course, but unless that’s your goal / preferred way of taking your tea, it’s rather bland and uninteresting (I prefer Taylors of Harrogate Yorkshire Gold if I’m basically making builders’ tea).
84 Tasting Notes
A good enough basic green tea, but nothing exceptional.
I’m a fan of very fine China black teas to begin with (Bai Lin Gong Fu comes to mind here, although the tin label doesn’t specify what kind of China black they use), and I would never have thought to add citrus oil. The result is a delicate sweetness that’s perfectly amplified by demerara sugar or a light honey (like acacia or orangeblossom).
Truly wonderful! I’m generally a Kenilworth girl when it comes to Ceylon, but the light, refreshing complexity of this one really won me over. I’ll keep this one in stock regularly if I can.
It’s too bitter for my taste, and I can’t say as I derived any particular stimulating effects, either. If I ever had it again, I’d probably have to add honey or agave to help take the edge off.
This is a pleasant spice tea that’s got a strong orangey citrus flavor to it. Not exceptional, but if you want something with general spice and citrus notes in a pinch, it’ll do!
I was recently given a sample of this, and it’s wonderful. If you’ve been trying to replicate Thai iced tea at home, seriously, ice it, add some milk or soy milk (or whatever milk-substitute you fancy), and sweeten it. YUM.
I can be an incredibly hard sell on green teas (they’re often a touch too bitter for my taste), but this one is mild, fresh, sweet, and agreeable. It also ices beautifully.
A fairly standard loose Ceylon, strong, good for early mornings. It lacks the subtlety of finer single-estate fare, though, so if you want something a bit more distinguished, steer clear.
Brewed hot, this is a pretty run-of-the-mill fruit-flavored black tea (you don’t even get the overwhelming sense of mango right from the off, but rather a generic sweet tropical). However, brew it for icing, add some goldenrod honey, and you’re in for a treat!
By and far the sweetest, loveliest, most delicate oolong I’ve ever tasted! Especially well suited to making iced tea.
Extraordinary, unlike any other white tea I’ve ever tasted – it’s full flavored like a standard black Assam, but without the harsher edge/incredibly strong maltiness that many of them have. Fruity notes, slightly sweet. Entirely unique!
Reminds me of a more subtle Superior Bai Lin Gong Fu; the milk chocolate note is strong.
Absolutely gorgeous! Sweet, mellow, and subtle with vague milk-chocolate notes.
Not bad for a bagged chai, but not exceptional, either – I think I prefer the Ultra version, in this case, as it brews much truer to the traditional spice flavor palette I’m used to.
I was shocked when this tea brewed dark red and tasted nothing like either mango or papaya. Given the ingredients list, however – Organic, Fair Trade Rooibos, Organic Hibiscus, Organic Apple Pieces, Organic Rosehips, Organic Licorice Root, Organic Compliant Strawberry Flavor, Organic Compliant Mango Flavor, Organic Compliant Vanilla Flavor, Organic Compliant Papaya Flavor, Organic Vanilla Powder – it’s not too difficult to see why.
This is about as close as I can get to good Moroccan mint tea at home. Amazing with honey!
This is by and far the nicest holiday spice tea I’ve ever had. If Christmas had a taste, this would be it!
Not only is the scent of this tea impressively overpowering (in the best way possible), but it takes very little of your preferred sweetener to bring it up to full fruit flavor. Fantastic!
Spot-on spice mix! It’s difficult to find bagged chai blends that do the job, but this one definitely excels.
I’m usually not a fan of chamomile (I don’t particularly like the taste), but this is pleasant enough that I can drink it and not find the chamomile element overpowering. Slightly sweet, grassy, and sharp all at once.
What a pleasant surprise! I’m usually wary of white teas on account of how easy it is to over-brew them, but thanks to the well balanced spice blend in this unique tea, any bitterness that might come through is well and truly masked.
Where Yogi Tea’s redbush chai has too much spice overload, the hints of cinnamon and cardamom in Caribou Coffee’s Amy’s blend are carefully balanced against the vanilla-like sweetness of the rooibos. What a treat! Meadowfoam honey pairs especially well with this tea.
A nice, balanced Earl Grey with excellent quality bergamot. I like this as a morning tea. I find that the bagged version is quite respectable, too.