I happen to enjoy the rosey quality of this tea. It’s a berry-rose blend for me, suitable to drink plain either hot or cold. I can’t speak much for its benefits as I’ve only just started drinking it, but I think I’ll take a cup per day for a while as an experiment and see how it works!
22 Tasting Notes
Loved this. Nice, strong bergamot in a lighter black tea base, which I personally really enjoy. I find the H&S bagged teas to be just fine to my liking. Picked up a tin, don’t regret it. Enjoyed with almond milk and a dab of sugar!
Spicy, kicky chai. Not bad for a bagged chai; I think this is one of the better Tazo teas because the spices allow it to be delicious in many circumstances. Had this tonight, at work, with a splash of milk and a packet of Splenda. Can’t complain. I like the pepper in this blend, quite a bit.
I don’t care much for the taste of this tea, but it does seem to soothe feminine pains for me, so I keep it on hand. I drink it only at the necessary time, though, and always brewed very strong. It’s a kind of… icky herbal, I don’t know.
This tea is, as noted by others, heavy on the licorice. Sometimes it helps with my stomach and sometimes it doesn’t — it’s really about a 50/50 toss-up. I won’t be repurchasing.
Malty, strong, kick-your-butt tea that is best taken, in my opinion, with milk and a little sugar. My favourite wake me up tea. This is a robust black. Say whatever you like about crappy bagged tea, but I can’t beat this for convenience. I love this stuff; another tea my mother drank often and raised me on. Always in my house.
A hearty black tea indeed. Not as satisfying as their Irish breakfast, but still delicious.
Oh god I love this tea. The apricot in it is what makes this tea really stand out. It’s rich, fruity, and fabulous. The calendula lends a nice undertone that I really enjoy. A favourite. Wish I knew how to buy more.
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Frankly I only drink this for medicinal purposes, not taste. It’s fine; it’s a chamomile herbal tea that tastes like bagged chamomile tea does, you know? But the Valerian in this really does help me when I get my bouts of insomnia, so I keep it on hand for when sleeplessness rears its ugly head. I brew this quite strong, drink hot.
This tea gets really strong, really fast! It’s far too bracing if left to brew too long; I prefer this with a shorter brew time of 3 minutes or less. It’s nice with a touch of sugar. This was one of my mother’s favourite teas, and just the scent of it brings me back to wintery mornings in the kitchen, watching the deer outside in the backyard. I love this tea for that reason, though I rarely keep it on hand.
ETA: Upon visiting my parents for the holiday this November, I had a nostalgic cup of this again. The same as ever, excellent with just a little sugar.
This is the black tea I keep on hand for convenience, nostalgia, and personal enjoyment. I like the bergamot in this because it isn’t too floral, but it’s strong enough that I really notice it when drinking. I prefer this with a splash of milk. Lovely in the morning. Mother used to drink this.
This is my favourite tea, hands-down. I had never had any H&S tea before this one, and this tea made me decide to seek out more of their blends because I loved it so much. The richness of the coconut is perfectly balanced by bright ginger and lemongrass. This is wonderful cold, it’s wonderful hot, it’s wonderful with a splash of almond milk, it’s wonderful plain. I cannot go without having this tea in my cupboard.
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The only H&S I’ve tried that I didn’t like. This was a bland oolong for me. No discernable fruit.
Husband loves this one, too. I serve it brewed with fresh mint added, and a twist of lemon. This comes out a rich red liquid, tangy with raspberry and delightfully refreshing. A summer favourite.
I keep a box of this at work for sipping during long, cold night shifts. It’s a grassy green with a smooth pineapple under flavour. It is delicious piping hot but I often don’t get to my cup until it’s at room temp, if drinking at work — and this brew is just as pleasant at room temperature, too! I’ve not tried it iced, but I am willing to bet it’s lovely.
Chinese Flower was one of the first blends by H&S I tried after I fell in love with their “Bangkok” tea. It’s a bright citrusy green tea with strong floral flavours. This one is pleasant at almost any time.
My love for this tea is ridiculous. It’s a rich, warm black for me, and the honey in it comes out deep. I love this with a little milk.
I like this tea for the holidays. The licorice in this gives it a much more “comforting” vibe to me than your standard spiced tea, which in my experience limits itself to orange and cinnamon, possibly apple. I enjoy this one with a splash of almond milk and, when I accidentally brew it too long, a flat spoon of sugar.
I thought I’d like this so much more than I did, but I… well, don’t. It’s a bit bitter and the lavender isn’t what I’d hoped for. I’d hoped for a more delicate tea, but I feel the base tea overpowers the floral in this.