11 Tasting Notes
(review of the bottled version)
I love ginger, and this tea was STRONG with ginger. There was so much ginger that I was literally chewing little spicy, bitter, tangy pieces of actual ginger.
This was also SUPER sweet…
I finished this because I like ginger, but at the same time I wouldn’t buy it again.
I have something against these bottled Argo teas… I think its because to me they don’t feel refined enough to come out of a bottle. Most of the ones I’ve tried of theirs are either too strong, too sweet, or there’s something off.
I have high hopes for the sangria one!
I liked this very much!
I tried this room temp, decided to pop it in the fridge and the enjoyment factor shot wayyyy up!
The rooibos was a tad over powering, but after the first three sips it seemed to mellow out.
The pomegranate flavor was all there and tasty for sure.
If you really like rooibos, then this may be for you!
I would try this again, but more for the glass than anything else!
POW. HONEY. Do you like a rich, dark, full honey taste? This tea is for you. Well, I’m not certain about the honey to tea ratio. Hahaha… I do like this WAY better than the Mojitea. This was actually tasty and I actually wanted to finish the bottle unlike the Mojitea. So wonderful chilled, and also tasty iced!
Do you like a rich, dark, full honey taste? This tea is for you. Well, I’m not certain about the honey to tea ratio. Hahaha…
I do like this WAY better than the Mojitea. This was actually tasty and I actually wanted to finish the bottle unlike the Mojitea.
So wonderful chilled, and also tasty iced!
Keep in mind I’m not an expert. :D
The first time I made it, I took a few BURNING sips, and tasted hints of vanilla with a fudgy, hoppy aftertaste. YUM! I let it cool off for a few moments, and… What?! What’s going on?! I think part of it is because I used too much water to too little leaves, because it became something different. It literally tasted like a beer tea. I honestly don’t mind, but where did the fudge and sweetness go? I also think the hardness of the tap water here has been effecting my tea. I used to use a water filter, because I hate the chlorine smell/taste of our local tap water. I had to play around with it a little more…
Second time around…
WOW WOWIEE! Now I know exactly what people are making a fuss about! This time I used almost exactly 1.5 tsp with 8oz of water. (First steep was 12-14oz to 1.4 tsp. Which didn’t turn out well for me.) I let it cool down and it tastes like chocolate malt tea. In my opinion its best this way! :)
I love the weird hoppy, nutty after taste. Its akin to the taste of a good stout. Yum! Any beer aficionados out there agree?
I’ve also read that it tastes like fresh baked bread, after sitting here for awhile, there is a subtle aftertaste of toasty baguette crust.
Definitely play around with this tea. I didn’t have good luck with it at first, but now I know where I went wrong.
So dynamic and interesting. Skipping out on this would be a mistake!!!
So, an update to the past tasting note I made for this. I have now cold brewed this tea. I can’t remember if I added a little agave nectar or not, but it turned out alright.
The sweet strawberry flavor came through, but still no cream flavor. I do not taste a true cream flavor. To me the “cream flavor” is super mellow and almost sour. A creamy sour… Like sour cream tannin…
Lime? Check. Yuck…
Sugar? Check. Check. Double, triple, quadruple check…
It tasted like a candle, or like a perfume/bodyspray.
The lime was too sour in my opinion. It was almost bitter. I loved the minty flavor, but it didn’t seem to go well with the overly sweet and sour flavor. The flavors didn’t really blend well together like a real mojito would. They seemed to be all over the place.
I also think the sourness gave me an upset stomach. :( I did not end up finishing it.
The glass bottle is the best part! I will try other argo teas, but NOT this one again. YUCK.
I received this tea as a Christmas gift from my BFF. She knows I love tea, and that I would be up for trying a different flavor adventure.
She also knows I have a huge sweet tooth, and the was right on the mark with this tea!
In the tin, dry, it smells exactly like a cinnamon roll!!
(Will add more later!)
Flavors: Almond, Cinnamon, Sweet
It smells mellow, sweet, and a little tart. But I was wrong. This tea is too tart and too bitter.
I’ve tried decreasing the amount of tea, and decreasing the water temp. Still not a good outcome! The tea was overly tart every single time. I would like it more if I knew how to fix it, but fail every time.
Even if I steep about 5 seconds too long, it still effects it!