This is my cheap and dirty bagged tea of choice. Minty, clean tasting, noticeably alleviates indigestion. I usually put 2 bags in one mug because I find it otherwise kind of weak. Stands up well to lazy steeping, i.e. pouring whatever-temperature-is-in-the-kettle and letting it steep anywhere from 4 to 10 minutes. You do have to drink it while it’s still hot though, or it starts tasting a bit hollow and gritty.
16 Tasting Notes
Pretty grassy and mild green tea. I can taste the feijoa a bit as I swallow, and afterwards. You will probably only recognize it if you’ve had a real feijoa before, it’s an interesting taste! I quite like it, though my mother hates it. Haha. I’d ask for a sample first to see if it’s for you, and it also comes in a mini tin for home-sampling.
Meh. Surprisingly tasteless considering how minty and flavorful their peppermint tea is. I’ll try steeping it a long time tomorrow but judging by existing reviews, I’m not hopeful!
Minty! Easy to have any time of day. This is my favourite tea when I don’t feel like steeping loose leaf.
I’m rating this so highly because I’m a coffee person more than a tea person – and a creamy, bitter dose of caffeine to me is delectable. This is the only matcha I’ve had so I have no basis of comparison, but it’s bitter and grassy in the best way possible. Add a little brown sugar and cold milk and you have my new favourite iced drink!
My first cup was kind of bitter and left an unpleasant aftertaste, which was disappointing! I was so excited to receive my 52teas package! Determined that it was my own fault, I tried manually boiling the tea in a pot so I could remove it from heat right before boiling, then let steep for 4-5 min. I’m not sure if this is what did it, but now it’s delicious haha!
My sense of taste is famously poor because I can’t smell, but even I could taste the cinnamon, and it feels full and buttery in your mouth. I can’t wait to try it with a little brown sugar and cream tomorrow. :-)
I’ll rate this after I try it tomorrow with milk and sugar, but so far it is malty and delightful! I don’t taste the chocolate so much, but my sense of taste is poor.
Yum! Very light and smooth. It certainly is neat watching the balls unfurl and colour the water, especially in a double walled glass tea cup. Unfortunately it’s too expensive for me (I got a sample), though the number of times I was able to re-steep this made me consider puchasing.
I haven’t had much green tea, but this was flavorful and smoky, while still being quite smooth. I found if I steeped it at 80 celsius, though, I had to steep much longer than I expected to get a colour and taste out of it.
Maybe it’s because I can’t smell but I didn’t taste anything different from in this tea, especially not anything resembling creme brulee. I ended up adding frothed milk and sugar which it took very well to, but it’s not a very special dessert tea. I also found it had a strange aftertaste I had to wash out.
Drinkable, but disappointing. I’ll brew it again longer and shorter (apparently its optimal steep window is narrow), along with some plain black tea to compare it to, and write another note. Thankfully I just got a free sample packet, which the lady was very happy to provide!
I have been subsisting on bag teas the last few days as I’m staying with a friend, though their espresso machine has been of more interest to me! This tea was hidden way back in their pantry, and as a peppermint fan I had to try it. The first time it was uninteresting and kind of tasteless, but steeping 2 bags in one mug yielded a minty and pleasant tea. I also forgetfully over-steeped this a couple times (I’m talking like, 15-20 minutes+) and that possibly made it better.
Maybe it’s because I’m not really a green tea drinker, but I couldn’t taste the strawberry at all. For a cheap bag tea, it’s pretty mild and enjoyable, though I’d rather have a cup of peppermint if the water’s already boiled.
Today was round 2 with this tea, and my first endeavor with re-steeping loose tea! To my delight, the second steep was just as smooth and tasty about 1 hour later. I also tried stevia in one and sugar in the other – unfortunately the stevia gave it a ‘cold’ and licorice-y taste. I think my brand of stevia is just like that, though. The sugar really brought out the caramel and made perfect for dessert, though the same goes for cream sans-sugar so I think I’ll keep it that way.
Smooth, unoffensive taste – but no minty exhale like other peppermint teas I’ve tried. I find that if I steep long enough to get that effect, the compromise is it tastes a bit dry and bitter down the back of the tongue. I do like 2 bags steeped together after a big meal to reduce bloating and intestinal discomfort, though I should probably just eat less. :)
My friend raved about this tea to me this morning, and I am very excited to be living in Vancouver later this year so I can try it! Had a thorough browse of Davids Tea and other local tea shops. I definitely miss living in North America, where there’s much more variety in basically everything you could want.
I am quite new to tea, always finding that it tasted like ‘dirty water’. Today after a bit of research I made a trip to the always-cute t leaf T and bought a packet of this tea. It is quite nice! Not bitter or cloying like other teas I’ve had (though those are probably due to my own brewing faults) but I didn’t find it sweet at all. Divine with a tablespoon of cream.
I took a guess on the temperature but I like to wait a few moments after boiling to pour it over black tea.