92 Tasting Notes
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 =)
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.