45 Tasting Notes
Oh yeah…. and I added sugar. Still, no dice.
I had high hopes for this after trying a sample of it a Teavana store.
So I, beaming with excited tea-happiness, asked the clerk for a couple ounces of it and brought it home. Sadly, I just couldn’t replicate the strength of flavor that was present in the sample I tried. Even when using a full 3 teaspoons of leaf and letting it steep longer than normal standards (the guide on the side of the bag) would advise I still couldn’t get a comparable flavor out of it.
I’m convinced that the employees at Teavana use some kind of magic to get their sample teas to taste like they do. I’d ask them to show me but I’m scared that I’d end up in some shady back room selling my soul to a superfluously titled tea god.
In short, this tea is not worth the hefty price tag.
Smells terrific. Tastes pretty good with sugar. But you could probably get something pretty similar with a (much) less expensive type of jasmine tea. I don’t think you’ll be getting many of the subtleties of the JDPP out from underneath all that rooibos.
Very fragrant but not much else…. I think I get more flavor out of it on the second steep.
Really good bagged chai. Great spiced undertones. Good with milk and a bit of sugar.
Weak, forgettable flavor.
It’s basically just mint tea. No real tarragon flavor to speak of.
Decent for a bagged black tea. Strong flavor without bitterness.
I like to use two tea bags and then add an equal amount of steamed milk and a spoonful of honey.
Definitely better than Lipton green tea but still… you could do a lot better.
I used to work at Starbucks which is where I first tried this tea. Starbucks Passion tea lemonade is still one of my favorite drinks.
Anyway. Great sweet/tart flavor. One of the best teas in the Tazo line. Definitely. And, of course, it’s great iced with (or without) lemonade.