Not overly impressed with this, although black flavored teas almost never seem to wow me. This one gave me a bit of a dry mouth-feel, and tasted only slightly of sweet strawberry, but mostly of darjeeling? black tea. Next time, I’ll try steeping it 2 minutes rather than 3. I also tried my large cup with and without unsweetened vanilla almond milk- it didn’t actually make much of a difference either way. The tea smelled so good in the bag and while steeping that I was a bit disappointed not to like it.
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This is a delicious, unusual fruity tea! It’s got a pale sort of papaya sweetness with a hint of mango. I found it to be really relaxing, and tropical in a way that’s not overbearing. Plus, my first intro to ‘Green Bush’ aka green rooibos (which I could hardly taste in comparison to the lovely fruit). This would be amazing iced, but my sample might not last that long. It’s nice to taste a mostly fruit tea that I actually like. Perfect for the summer.
I love these little candy hearts! I had actually tried a Rooibos Candy Hearts blend from another tea manufacturer in the past, and it wasn’t particularly interesting. This one has a very pleasant sweet and almondy taste to it. I’m drinking my first cup of it plain, although I’m thinking of trying it with either a tiny drop of honey or almond milk soon. It’s helping me get over my post-dinner ‘I need a dessert now!’ frenzy. Nice, sweet (but mildly sweet) evening tea.
In the bag- delicious lemon meringue pie. I wanted to tip the sample pouch back and chew on the rooibos. But, trying not to appear shifty, and like the type of person who does such things, I put on the kettle. I brewed this at double-strength the first time because I wanted to absolutely submerge myself in its lemony-sweetness. Brewed, this is as good as I’d hoped. It needs no sweetening, I think- but I don’t often sweeten anything other than chai. It’s lemony, but with a sugary kick to it…. I expect I’ll be ordering more than a sample size of this one!
I am starting to wonder if any of the teas from this company are actually flavored. This one tastes like an okay cup of oolong, and that’s about it. Thankfully, I don’t mind oolong and am enjoying the change from some of the exotically flavored teas in my cupboard, but this isn’t what I was expecting. Even concentrating, I can’t detect any orange in this “blend” at all.
Perfect for right before bed (or so I thought)- and the ingredients looked just sweet enough to satisfy my sweet tooth as I try to cut down on refined sugar. I love coconut and orange peel, but the rest scared me because hibiscus can go either way for me (Ever tried Trader Joe’s dried hibiscus flowers? They’re so addictive!) Brewed, the coconut is by far the strongest component- I can even see coconut oil floating on the surface of the water. (Ew). The tart hibiscus lingers in the background, but mostly I taste oily coconut. Not what I want from an herbal blend, or any coconut tea for that matter.
You know what? This isn’t half as good as the Tea Gschwendner version. Same exact concept, better executed by the latter as usual. Of course, in TG you have to buy 100grams without trying it first, unless you’re in Chicago (I miss their shop. Sniffle.) Anyway, a nice sweet tea- perfect for dessert (or, if you’re me, afternoon lulls). It really doesn’t need any sweetener. I think I’d have rated this more highly if I didn’t know that it could be even MORE intense and delicious. My husband even cut TG’s with plain Darjeeling tea and it still tasted strongly. That said, I mixed what was left of the two bags together because, hey, close enough. ;)
Is my batch stale? I just don’t know what to make of this blend after reading the other reviews here. I basically taste a bland black tea- maybe a faint trace of flavor, but nothing more. I’d save this for when I’m in the mood for plain black tea, I suppose. I just really like almond, so I was disappointed. I’ve tried adding vanilla almond milk to it, and it certainly didn’t help anything. I’m not easily impressed by flavored black teas, so …. yeah. The dogs weren’t impressed when I let them sniff it either, and they like tea ;)
Er… I do like rooibos by itself. It’s a taste that brings me a sort of peace. But If I want plain-tasting rooibos I won’t bother with a blend that claims to be caramel apple. I could taste essentially none of the flavoring- it was just blah, bland. I’m not sure anyone actually remembered to put it in!
Oh well, I’ll enjoy my plain rooibos, and I can only give it so low of a rating for that reason.
I let my husband sniff this and he said ‘flavored coffee from a grocery store’! Thankfully it tastes better than that to me. It’s odd how much it does taste like coffee though….although my first though was ‘rum raisin’ (sans the raisins). I don’t know that I would have gotten to coffee if not for my Jim, or Kristin’s review here. Anyway, I think I like this one! I can’t for the life of me match the name to the taste, but it’s good nonetheless. It’s extra good with just a bit of vanilla almond milk.
This is the first cup of honeybush I’ve ever tasted, actually, and I was able to try this interesting flavor thanks to Kristin’s generosity. It’s not as strong as I had expected, and I’m not sure I can taste the cream cheese part, to be honest… just a really delectable raspberry tea. And I usually hate berry teas, so I’m really impressed. I’m learning not to say ‘never’ about any variety of tea. I’m really trying to use my imagination to get this stuff to match the photo of the gooey danish, but I think I’ll just settle for liking it as something simpler than what I expected.
A spicy little blend. Tastes like a variety of chai and I suppose there’s some peach in here somewhere, but it’s a bit subsumed by the chai-ness. I taste the ginger more than anything else, which makes me want to use this as a tummy woog remedy. As for detoxing or cleansing, I read the reviews on yogiproducts.com with interest, hoping that my skin would start glowing or I’d feel lighter or something. Well, this definitely tastes better than the “Skin Detox” blend they make, so I’ll keep drinking it and hope it either works or I can get a good placebo effect going on.
This tastes like a combination of thai iced tea, coconut milk, and the candy coated fennel that Indian restaurants often have by the register. It’s pretty sweet, so much so that I can’t imagine adding anything to it, but not in the sickening range. The rooibos is definitely present, but in the background. The very last taste is a bit of a spicy kick from the cinnamon and anise. I’d call this a must try for anyone interested in an unusual decaf tea. Just… be sure you don’t mind coconut or you’ll be in a tiny piece of hell.
I debated NOT reviewing this tea because, y’know, there’s a little TMI inherent in it. But I make a lot of use of this particular herbal blend, so it’s only fair. And I AM drinking it. The taste is very generically herbal- nothing much sweet in here, nothing much to take note of in general. I have noticed that this seems to help with my moodiness, cramps, and even a bit with the weird hormonal night sweats I have periodically gotten for years (gah). Give it a shot- it really does work best if you drink 2 cups a day for a couple of days.
On a day when I already did a Detox yoga routine (Ana Brett/Ravi Singh- highly recommended; try Amazon.com) I though this couldn’t hurt. And Yogi is letting you send free samples to friends right now via their website so I got to pick this out courtesy of Kristin.
I can’t speak much for the effectiveness of this in actually detoxing my body, but it tastes bearable (I like the Peach version better though.) It’s almost peppery, with a slightly sweet background note. It’s definitely quintessentially ‘herbal tea’. I might actually try a box of this, and if I do I’ll update about whether I notice any actual effects. I’d love to drink a bag every time I do the detox yoga routine.
Another tea that I thought I’d probably dislike- but I’d never tried cherry in tea, and again, we had individual tea bags at school, so I nabbed one. It’s actually not bad. White tea disappears when flavor is added, and this smells a lot more strongly of cherry than it tastes. The smell seems to even contain hints of vanilla, but the tea itself is mild-cherry, not sweet at all, but not bitter. I accidentally left the tea bag in the travel mug (got distracted), so it was probably in there for 30 minutes- I actually didn’t think it was gross.
I’d never have taken a chance and bought this- particular since I think RoT teas are overpriced (sad, because I love some of them). I’m glad I got to try it though.
Both less fruity and flowery than I expected- and the vanilla is definitely in the background. I do taste the hibiscus, perhaps more than anything else. Behind that there is a definite hint of fruitiness- that’d be the apple. I expected to hate this tea, but it’s milder than I was expecting and less sweet. I wouldn’t quite say it’s tart, but almost so. (The aftertaste is a bit tart- not unlike an apple can be.) Not one I’ll actually buy for myself, but it was interesting to try a bag.
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I can’t believe how delicious this smells in the bag- I wanted to lick the package, I really did. It’s like the best toffee/caramel corn you can imagine, but when brewed it avoids being sickeningly sweet and imparts just a hint of sweetness. It’s odd, but I do still taste a bit of a ‘corn’ note to it (yes, actual corn), and am intrigued by how little the rooibos taste comes through- seems like those who like dessert teas but not rooibos could still cope with this one. Probably good with any kind of milk, although I haven’t tried it. This one doesn’t need any sweetener.
Having no idea what rhubarb tasted like (from memory, that is), I decided this tea’s description sounded good enough to risk ordering a bag. The aroma of the tea, dry, was deliciously sweet, just a bit spicy, almost caramel-like. Brewed, it’s sweet, but not overpoweringly or sickeningly so. It’s a bit like caramel popcorn, but better than that (as even when I type that out I think it sounds gross). For once, I’m drinking a flavored rooibos with enough flavoring to warrant its lavish description. A great dessert tea.
I actually would like to try a strong brew of this with steamed soy milk (nice nutty taste) for a tea latte- it’d pair well with milk in general. But for the meantime it’s just me and my water. I tend to find RoT a bit pricey for the quality, but their teas are tasty and this is no exception. I don’t find it overly sweet, but the vanilla and almond are definitely there. It’s a sort of nutty tea with a hint of vanilla, nothing cloying or overpowering at all. Tastes very natural. I’d love to try this as a rooibos too.
Yep, it’s green tea! Nothing particularly good, nor bad about this tea. It’s a better than average bagged green, and great for enjoying in the evening should you react to caffeine as I do. Important to follow the steeping instructions, because this one seems to get bitter more quickly than the loose greens we have in the house. Could be my imagination.
I can’t think of much to say about this, as it is very weakly flavored, and I mostly just get ‘rooibos’ from it. I’ve added honey to try to make it more interesting, and tried oversteeping it. Fine, I suppose, if you enjoy very mild fruity notes. Very mild.
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