513 Tasting Notes
I think I might have bought this tea, put it away, and forgot to try it. That’s embarrassing… Oops. Oh well, I found it this evening and brewed up a cup. I think I picked this up based on my love of Pink Passionfruit and Guava Cadabra, this is neither. Nor is it a perfect fusion of the two. It is, however, an alright tea on its own.
Like most Teavana blends, I get very little white tea, but the fruit flavours are nicely blended and the overall flavour is mellow and reminiscent of tropical fruits. I would drink this again, but it is no replacement for my Pink Passionfruit love. Nor do I think it would cold steep particularly well actually… But it is a nice cup on its own, and worth a steep once in a while.
This tea surprised me, it was actually really good. I am not a huge mate fan, but this one was more than okay, it was delightful. I tried it cold steeped from the fridge. What I liked most about this tea was the subtlety of the mate. The dominant flavour, to me, was definitely the melon, the mate just served to enhance the melon notes. I was really impressed with this tea, I am going to have to give it a shot brewed hot as well.
I am really falling in love with this tea, and green tea in general. It is not really a strong mango tea, but there are definite hints of mango throughout the tea. I think that they really got the idea right with a green tea with just the suggestion of mango. I find it responds best for me with a lower temp and a short steep time. I am enjoying my cup this evening for sure!
I gave this a try today after the less than stellar experience I had with Lime Chiffon. What a difference a bit of sugar and a short steep time did for this tea! I can taste that the flavour is similar to Lime Chiffon and I got stronger notes of lemon and cream in this tea. The rooibos base was there, but it was not unpleasant. Overall, it was a really nice cup of tea!
I liked this tea, but I did find the rooibos base to be a little strong for my tastes. I have such a love hate with rooibos, I like it, but it needs to have a good strong flavour other than the rooibos base. I think next time I am going to try this with a pinch of sugar and see if that coaxes out the lime a little more.
I need to give this tea another shot when I am willing to be a bit more patient. This time, the generic ha was the dominant taste and I really found myself looking for the fruit taste. I think this tea has potential though, so I am going to try brewing it a few different ways and maybe try a bit of sweetener and see where that gets me. Hopefully I have some more success with it!
I am not generally a huge pu-erh fan, but this has such a nice, light, pu-erh base that I am actually a big fan. The dominant flavour, really makes this more of a berry tea. I don’t find this a fussy brew, it takes boiling water and a short steep or a long steep just fine. I like the decadence of things like chocolate pu-erhs, but this one tops them in terms of fresh, refreshing flavour.