24 Tasting Notes
had a nice bowl of pasta for lunch and was hoping to wash it down with something sweet and refreshing! i bought this tin of tea a few months ago and have been looking for a good time to try it out. i love the blend of green and black teas with the subtle fruit flavor. whereas some artisinal blends loose the essential flavors of the tea itself, this one did not shame the leaves while also adding a touch of floral and fruit!
After lunch (or if I am quite frank, all day), I have been craving something sweeet! So attempting to practice some self control, I grabbed myself a cup of tea. As it is summer, I am trying a bunch of fruity “herbal infusions,” which is something I try to stay away from in all other seasons.
So I tried out this sample that I had of German tea. I wasn’t sure how it would taste but the first thing i noticed were the freeze dried oranges! I was happy to actually see fruit in this infusion… .nonetheless the flavor itself was disappointing… it wasn’t bad (don’t get me wrong) it just did not live up to its smell…
Although the citrus was nice it could have used a little more grapefruit flavor… the orange was dominating. Not ecstatic but this will do for now. A different cup in the afternoon…
i am not a fan of tazo at all. when it first came out i was impressed with its packaging and interesting flavors (particularly passion tea), but later as starbucks continued to push the line… my enjoyment of the tea declined. more importantly the quality of the leaf is lacking….
regardless, i did enjoy this tea’s ability to conjure up a strong blueberry flavor that reminded me of blueberry muffins! i couldn’t taste the cranberries so much, but i do think that it did its job as a fruity white tea… and pretty good for tazo
Egh. it was one of those mornings when you wake up too early and you can’t fall back asleep… well for those deep sleepers out there i guess that is pretty unimaginable, and i am envious. But yes, it was one of those mornings. As a result I ended up eating three cream puff pastries… and was wanting something wheat-like but instead continued on my sweet tooth rage by brewing a fruity black tea.
I was automatically a little off put by the fact that the aroma was not too strong and there were no bits of real fruit in the loose leaf mix. After a slight steep you could smell the hint of apricot more than the peach… and the taste was more black than fruity. I guess that is good for me as those cream pastries were too sweet anyways, but if i grabbed this tea on a day I was craving a fruity kick of goodness I would have been disappointed.
There is one spice in the world that will always make me smile and that I will always crave…. dum dum dum CINNAMON! gah! i love cinnamon anything and everything so perhaps that is why my rating for this tea is a bit biased. Nonetheless I must say that this tea is a delicious dessert for the day! No sweetening needed because it is naturally so sweet… And let me tell you if you smell the box well you are going to get a big strong whiff of a cinnamon stick… in a good way.
Although I loved the smell, which was reminiscent of the holidays, and I loved the packaging, I think that the quality of the leaves could have been better. But all in all it was the perfect afternoon cup
Lupicia is probably one of my favorite tea bag companies because they do not sacrifice the quality of the leaf because of the packaging. I wanted something strong but fruity. The first thing that I noticed was the red cherries. I enjoyed the smell but I must agree with the other posts that the competing flavors was a bit too much for me. The first few sips were enjoyable but after that I think that my tastebuds were a bit confused.
The tea overall was okay but I feel like it could have been a more simple blend.
So, I am not normally an herbal infusion fanatic (fruit blends that have no tea leaves in them whatsoever) but since the weather is hot and I can’t eat icecream all the time, I have been trying out some fruity ways to make a refreshing tea drink.
I tried this out with a friend after shopping in Soho and I really loved it. Rather than adding a splash of lemonade I added sprite and some wine to make a sangria like watermelon tea…. the tea on its own is also delicious but this a great mix up!
So, I am not a big tea bag person because you can tell that most of the tea bag leaves have gone through the crush and tear process…. but I was impressed that the tea leaves (for green tea) were at a moderate to good level.
I must say this was a convenient way to have an iced tea ready to go during my morning rush! It was great not sweetened but surely a different quality from drinking loose leaf green tea. Still, if you need a quick iced green tea with a good flavor I would recommend this teabag