I adore this with cream. I think it tastes most chocolatey after it has cooled off, so I think I’ll try steeping it at 200F instead of boiling next time. Ordered a large quantity today because it’s all gone sob. Bumping up the rating bc I’ve fallen even more in love.
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Lovely. Nutty, vegetal but not overly so, mildly grassy, lovely smell, slightly sweet. Everything a Dragonwell should be.
Wow, this is great! Pineapple & coconut mixed together beautifully. I love this with a bit of cream, hot or iced it’s great both ways! It smells very strong, the flavor isn’t as powerful as the smell but that’s alright. It’s still delicious. My first attempt at iced tea & I think it turned out pretty nice. Will buy again in large quantities.
Wow is this tart! My friend loved this tea straight, & so it will be her birthday present this year. I cut the recommended amount in half per instructions from another Steeepster here, & added a little rock sugar. Much better. It’s a weird mix due to the cinnamon at play with all of the floral notes, but it works out alright for me if sweetened. Probably would make a nice iced tea, but again I’m not sure how the cinnamon would affect it.
The first chocolate tea that I actually think tastes chocolatey! I mean, it’s not going to be the same as taking a bite of real chocolate, but this is good! Had it without cream or sweetener & it was lovely, but I’ll probably add creamer next time for the mouthfeel.
I’ll admit that I was majorly turned off by the smell, both dry & steeped. It had a weird coffee-y smell, & I don’t really like coffee unless it’s a mocha. However, this tastes nice. I guess it’s what coffee tastes like without the bitter kick. Very mellow, the coffee beans & mate blend nicely. Has a coffee/green taste, which sounds weird, & it is, but it works. Not sweet, but I didn’t need to add sweetener to drink it either.
Got this as a sample & decided to give it a try even though I’d been thinking I’m not one for Japanese green teas. This smelled heavenly dry & steeped; lovely mango/tropical fruity aroma. The taste is more lightly green with a fruity undertone. Some astringency, but not bitter. Rejuvenated my curiosity in Japanese greens, but I think I’ll stick to the flavored Senchas.
Raspberry! I taste that way more than any chocolate. Raspberry, mate, & a mix of almondy sweetness without being sickly. I opted for a thicker, creamier mouthfeel & added a little creamer. I think I’ve found a great replacement for Teavana’s My Morning Mate.
I should probably stop buying minty teas if I’m hoping to get any chocolate taste. Didn’t really taste any chocolate, but the mint was nice & refreshing. Has a cool, creamy body (granted I did add creamer), with a slight note of vanilla.
My first non-floral flavored white. The coconut is definitely the main flavor; I didn’t really taste any vanilla, but it may have been the underlying bit that tied it all together. Overall a nice tea, the flavor didn’t dominate to the point where I couldn’t taste the tea. Has more body than a straight white tea, but not bitter. I didn’t follow the steep instructions on the label because 4-5 minutes seemed a long time for a white tea.
Interesting green. It smells wonderful! Lovely toasty white chocolate/vanilla aroma, both dry & steeped. At first I thought the green tea taste was oddly separated from the rest, but as I finished the cup it blended together nicely. Sweet, slightly creamy, but I might try this with creamer next time to bump it up. However, it was fine without any additions.
Very minty, not tasting much cocoa in this. I could smell the honeybush more than I could taste it, but the blend is nice. A bit creamy, but also “clean” feeling, which I think is due to the mint.
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Wow, smoky! Not sure I taste the chocolate in this one. Not bitter or too sweet, but very smoky which is throwing me off. Not sure this one is going to be a keeper for me.
Hmmm. The honeybush has a bit of a sickly sweet honey smell in this blend, both the dry leaves & the brewed tea. It tastes fine, but this seems more like a honey-mint combo. Not really getting a chocolate taste. I may have to play around with blending this with another chocolate base.
Has a very grassy/alfalfa smell dry. A lovely, light, vegetal taste. Some astringent bite to it, but I found it lessened as the tea cooled.
Lovely, has a great nutty aroma & taste. Slightly sweet, not astringent, Dragonwell may be my favorite green tea. I don’t get a real buttery mouth feel, but maybe I just don’t know what to feel for yet? Second steep introduced a bit of an astringent taste.
Got this as a sample. I really liked it, reminded me of Harney & Sons Snow Dragon even though that one’s technically a green. Jasmine scent was lovely but not overpowering. Taste was very light, no real bite of astringency.
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Nice green tea. I didn’t get a great buttery mouth feel from this one, a little bit but not as much as I was expecting. I found this one had more of an astringent finish than a pre-Qing Ming version I have from another vendor. Pretty good, but I won’t be replenishing as there are so many other great tea suppliers out there to try.
Interesting tea. To be honest, I don’t ever drink it alone, but I think it blends well with others. It has a nice spicy bite without being “hot” which is what I prefer. Has large chunks of cinnamon stick in the mix that are very hard, but a spice grinder is great if you want to break them down a bit more.
Love this tea. Teavana blends have been hit or miss with me, especially almond anything. This is my favorite rooibos to date. Blends well with others, & not too bad at $3.10/oz (I think, being lazy & not looking it up) by Teavana standards. Doesn’t need any sweetener, but I do add cream mainly just because I like the body it lends to the tea. Certainly doesn’t need it though =)
I really like this mate! Nice chocolatey tone mixed well with other tea & spices. I love to mix this with other rooibos or black teas too.
Still on the hunt for an alternative to Teavana’s Zingiber Ginger in case it gets retired. This has a nice coconut/rooibos flavor, but there’s also a little extra something that smells weird to me. Can’t place it, & can’t really taste it but I smell it in both the dry leaves & brewed tea. I prefer to mix this with a rooibos/chai blend as well for more depth.