28 Tasting Notes
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.
I had high hopes for this tea since I’d been reading a lot of hype about it & I love chocolate. You can smell the chocolate in the dry leaves, but I didn’t really taste it. I needed cream & sweetener to get through this straight; it had too much of a heavy/overpowering black tea taste to me. I mix this w/chai now to lessen the harsh black tea flavor.
ETA: Mixed it with my 52Teas Mint Chocolate Honeybush & enjoying both much better! Still not tasting much chocolate, but the honeybush is balancing the overpowering black tea taste I was getting from straight Florence. Raising the rating.
I wanted to try something different from Teavana’s Cacao Mint Black, & I really like this Harney & Sons alternative. Nice chocolate/mint pairing, lot of body but it wasn’t overpowering to me like I found Florence to be.
I bought this more on a whim to qualify for free shipping than because I was really interested in it. Wow! I used to think I didn’t like floral anything teas, but the floral scent/taste is lovely. I find it light in the mouth & the floral taste to me isn’t overpowering (husband thought it was much stronger). Very pleasantly surprised.
I can see why they recommend this as a “starter” green, as the citrus tang is pretty strong. It’s got a nice citrus/orange smell, but I found the taste to be just a bit too tart/tangy for me overall. Prefer to blend with another straight green to even it out.