Second round with this tea. Didn’t add any sugar or milk and it tasted awesome! Love that I don’t have to bother with all the “extras”. So much easier and probably the mark of a good tea. Can’t wait to buy a box! This will surely become my morning tea. :) Happy happy happy. Even got my hubby to try a sip this morning!
92 Tasting Notes
Updating a bit because the more cups I had over the last couple of weeks, the more it grew on me. Not bad!
Love love loving this tea today. Only had 2 packs in the variety pack. Sadly, they are gone now. I steeped each bag twice so now I’ve had four cups. Total repurchase!
My first experience with rooibos. This is a pleasant surprise! Very refreshing hot and after the tea has cooled down a bit. Finally, a winner in the variety pack that I’m plowing through!
Continuing on with my reviews from the variety pack… This tea is not all that I hoped for it to be. Good enough, but I wouldn’t buy a box. Again I find myself comparing to Bigelow’s English Breakfast and I prefer the cheaper tea to this one! Go figure.
2nd tasting note after my rave reviews last time. Hmmmm, now that I finally have a chance to try this again, it is not exactly how I remember! I’m getting heavy flavor from hibiscus that I didn’t pick up on before- perhaps b/c I didn’t know what I was tasting? I think steepster is wearing off on me. Still a good cup, just not the “end all be all” that I remember.
Smells good, tastes good. A very pleasant tea. I want to say smooth…I think what I’m tasting here are just really well blended flavors. Nice!
Edited to add: What is it with me and this “perfumy” thing? I truly think I must have a slight dislike of Jasmine, and that is what I’m picking up here as I continue to drink this first cup. Still pleasant enough though.
Edited again to add: Can’t stop thinking about this tea even 8 plus hours later. Need to try it again to tomorrow because it clearly made an impression this morning despite the jasmine issue above.
This is my first experience with anything Jasmine and the first description that comes to mind is “perfumy”. Not crazy about the smell- seems like it should be in a bath product not a tea. Perhaps it’s just me. The tea is pleasant enough to drink and I even steeped the tea bag a second time. The second cup I’m having now is less smelly of course, but still not my favorite.
I just got the variety pack that has a bunch of choices in it- can’t wait to try them all!
Since I got my toddler to take a nap today, I thought I’d entertain my dorky self with an exciting taste test. (It’s the little things, people) In the ring, Bigelow plain green tea and Celestial Seasonings plain green. Water boiled on stove just until saw bubbles, steep time exactly 2 minutes. The Bigelow won hands down. So, I’ll finish this box and then it’s back to the old favorite!
I was excited to try this since I love the original so much. It’s not as good as I was expecting. I thought the vanilla would be a little stronger (it’s not), and it seems to “mute” (if that makes sense) what was so good about the original. Will finish up but will stick with the classic!
I’m used to Bigelow’s plain Green Tea, so it’s hard not to compare. This one smells more “earthy” if that makes any sense and I like that for some reason. A slightly stronger flavor, nice and smooth. Have one bag of Bigelow’s left so I might do my own taste test tomorrow if I have time and update if I discover anything new. :)
I’m telling you, it may be the placebo effect, but I think this really helped my cold! It seemed to lessen the duration and symptoms over a couple of days. Will keep on hand and start drinking at the onset of any sick like feeling. Pleasant to smell and it tastes good just by itself.
I steep this extra long for a fuller flavor. Tastes good with milk and sugar. Usually a mid morning pick me up.
If you feel like something sweet, drink this instead! Smells just like a sugar cookie and tastes very good. Very comforting and seems special for some reason. I add milk and sugar to this for a nice treat. Great after dinner tea.
Yummy for nighttime green tea or anytime you don’t want plain green or caffeine. I like it and have an extra box for back up. I heard someone suggest that brewing this and adding a packet of hot chocolate makes for a mighty fine holiday drink. Haven’t tried it, but might soon!
Tastes good, but not sure I like the tropical flavor. I think their website says it’s one of their most popular greens. Would like to try the other variations to compare.
For a basic green tea this does the job nicely for me. I lower the time I heat the water and keep steeping at about 2 minutes. Comes out smooth with no bitter aftertaste. Another easy one to make since I don’t feel the need to add any sugar or cream. Haven’t really “branched out” in the green tea world, with the exception of Candy Cane Lane decaf green and don’t really feel the need to. Although I am curious about the Celestial Seasonings that are blended with white. Sounds appealing. Now I’m talking myself into branching out. Must be this website’s influence :)
This is an old favorite that I picked up to see if it was as good as I remembered it. It succeeds in being really flavorful, and I often have two cups each night- kind of an addiction!
This is going to be long. I can’t help but be grateful for finding a place such as Steepster for allowing me to record my falling in love with this tea. I’ve only had ONE CUP and I know I’m in love for life. Hubby had convention and they served up Mighty Leaf so brought me back Chamomile Citrus tea bag packet and some other Mighty Leaf flavors. This was my first choice to try. I had no idea what was going to happen as I opened the package. I was expecting regular tea bags like Bigelow and Celestial Seasonings, but what came out was a beautiful, silky tea bag filled with beautiful herbs that were whole and lovely. It was love at first sight. I couldn’t believe it. Not only did it look pretty, but it smelled heavenly! When I finally got around to making this tea (after showing my newly discovered tea bag to the hubby and son) I was swept off my feet. Everything about this tea is wonderful, from the smell, to the lovely color of the tea, and of course, the smooth taste. If you must know how serious this is, I refused to throw the tea bag away until the next morning so I could sniff it- I know, I’m crazy. It’s ok to think it… ****edited to add the disclaimer that despite my professed love for this tea, I am hesitant to create such an expensive tea drinking habit! The box at Publix is $8 for a box with 15 bags!! Yikes!
I like this tea! It’s good with sugar and milk and I have it in the afternoon. I don’t get an overwhelming taste/smell of cloves as others have mentioned. I wonder if they are steeping too long? I get just a nice orange spice note that is nice to smell and good to taste when you want a little flavor.