Keemun is by far my favorite black tea. Complex and a hint of smoke makes this great to drink straight up with no sugar or milk. For people who don’t like Assams, you need to give this a try. Great for any time since the caffeine doesn’t hit you like the Indian blacks. If you have never tried one, get this, you will be surprised.
36 Tasting Notes
My favorite morning green tea now. Hardy, vegetal with a bit of sweetness. Goes well with food, or just a morning tea to clear your head. Bought a tin of this at Whole Foods for a good price. Excellent intro to Chinese green teas.
Very nice green tea for a meal or afternoon, since it is darker than most greens with the complexity of an Oolong. Pleasantly surprised with how complex the flavor was and would consider it a hardy green tea (which is why I recommend it for a meal). One of my favorites now.
Great desert tea or afternoon tea. Love the sweetness of the shisho which only adds to the green tea and doesn’t overpower it. Good one to serve to guests after dinner.
What a great tea. It is as dark green in person as in the picture. Sweet and slightly grassy. A special treat when you are able to get it. Highly recommend.
Beautiful tea. I was very excited to try a white tea from Ceylon and it didn’t disappoint. Smooth and floral, even though not as floral as Silver needle.
Very good for a flavored Oolong. A light roasted Oolong similar to a tie kwan yin. Lightly scented and flavored with raspberries. Great aspect is that the raspberries don’t detract from the tea itself. Probably one of my favorites from Teavana.
Keemun is my favorite by far. Love how complex they are compared to Assams. A bit of smokiness but very smooth. My favorite way to start the day. Teavana’s Keemun is fine, but I would go with Rishi’s in this price range.
This is a fun tea to start your dad with. Hearty, but not nearly as hearty as coffee. I drink it with milk and sugar. Worth giving a try.
Not the best Assam I have had, but good. A bit overpriced. Good strong breakfast tea. As with all Assams, I enjoy it with milk and sugar.
This tea is ok. As with most Teavana teas, not sure how much of the flavoring is natural. You really can’t taste much of the pu-erh. I guess I could recommend this as a beginning pu-erh. I probably won’t buy again, but I would drink it if someone offered it to me.
Very good, dark Oolong. Picked up the sampler tin out of the cupboard not knowing much about it until I started to drink it and noted how nice and complex it is. Weak Oolongs really irk me, so this one wasn’t a problem. I would say one of the better dark Oolongs I have had in awhile. It is worth the extra cost. Try sampler first and I don’t think you will be disappointed. Definitely can handle multiple steeps.
Really enjoyed this chai. It is heavy on the cinnamon but I like that. I think I paid about $2.50 for the box which is a steal. A big factor with chai to me is if its strong when you add the sugar and milk, the worst is if it gets a little thin once you add those. There was no issue with that with Bengal Spice. Enjoy.
For $4 you get 80 organic black tea bags. That alone makes this a steal. It is very nice tea though. I tweeted Whole foods about where the teas come from and I believe they told me China, Kenya, and Ceylon (Sri Lanka). I drink it mostly hot with a little milk and sugar. I use it as a breakfast tea. Not a heavy hit of caffeine. Very good value.
It does have a chocolatey flavor but nothing close to coffee (for something like that consider celestial seasonings roastarama). It is a good mate though, and I enjoy it. I drink it with milk and sugar.
Very nice bagged earl grey. Numi again is the champ as far as bagged teas go. Never had one of theirs I didn’t like.
Liked this one fine. It didn’t knock my socks off though. I got it as a free sample from Adagio. It does taste like birthday cake, surprisingly. Probably wouldn’t buy it though.
Very good puerh tea. If it is your first time with one of these make sure to steep it a few times before jumping to conclusions. The later infusions are much better and smoother.
Good but didn’t love it. Middle of the road chai for me.
Great tea anytime. Hearty flavor holds up well to milk and sugar. Not a strong caffeine kick (which I am happy out, don’t want it). I was pleasantly surprised with the complexity of the tea, even with the milk in it. I have seen it sold at Fresh Market and Amazon.
I paid $2 or so for this on sale. Great tea for the price. I like it at night since its decaf. Of course milk and sugar needed. I am very sensitive to the “natural flavorings” and can’t stand to taste that. I didn’t notice it all with this tea.
Very good Chinese black tea for the price. Chinese blacks are a completely different flavor than Indian ones. I think that is why some people are saying it’s weak. I like the Chinese more since they more complex in flavor. I drink this straight up or just a bit of sugar, no milk (unlike Indian teas which I feel need both).