264 Tasting Notes
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.
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.
I’m definitely not drinking this for taste, and at any rate, my head is too stuffed up to taste much anyway. This is a good thing, because I dislike the taste of licorice. What taste I can get from this is intensely herby with a licorice aftertaste. It tastes the way dried thyme smells. It’s not unpleasant, and what’s more- it does work. I stopped blowing my nose halfway through the cup, and can breathe through it. I’m tempted to just carry around a cup of this until my cold passes.