139 Tasting Notes
Another tea appropriate to the season. I was rather skeptical of this, as I don’t tend to like things mixed with my mint and am somewhat leery of spearmint, but it’s actually rather interesting. The spearmint and cinnamon definitely dominate, with the orange and cloves vanilla in the background, and maybe just a hint of vanilla. The combination is much more pleasant than I would have anticipated. I’ll probably decide to get more of this to see how I like it over the long term. It’s definitely very unique and festive, so it’s worth trying just for that reason.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Clove, Orange, Spearmint
I don’t think I’ve ever seen a tea with wintergreen in it before, so I was excited to try this. I tried the bagged version, as it came in one of the Sampler packs I ordered from Stash a few months ago. It seemed appropriate for the lead-up to Christmas. The wintergreen flavor definitely dominates here, which is fun because as I said that’s very unique among flavored teas. I’m not a huge fan of wintergreen myself, and I try to limit my caffeine intake, so I’m not sure whether I’ll get more of this. It was definitely fun to try, though. I may get some just to have around for those days when I really want something different. Maybe I’ll try the loose version since several people say they prefer it.
This is my first time trying a Guayusa tea, and maybe I shouldn’t have picked one that was so flavored. I’m really tasting the lemon, with only a faint herbal undertone. It’s quite a good lemon flavor, a good mix of sweet and tart and relatively natural tasting. I would recommend this to someone looking for a lemon tea if they don’t mind caffeine. I try to limit my caffeine so I probably won’t buy more of this since I can drink non-caffeinated lemon tea instead, but I did enjoy it.
Flavors: Herbs, Lemon
I tend not to like Celestial Seasoning’s apple flavoring, so I was hesitant to try this. But, it had enough positive reviews here that I decided it was worth a shot. THe final verdict…I still don’t like Celestial Seasoning’s apple flavoring. It doesn’t taste too bad at first, but as the tea cools it gets sweeter and more artificial tasting to the point where I find the tea undrinkable. I am very much not a fan.
I don’t drink much Earl Grey, but this looked interesting so I decided to give it a try. It tastes pretty decent, with a strong floral presence that works well with the bergamont. I wish the vanilla were a little stronger, I couldn’t really taste it at all. I am of the opinion that Earl Grey is better with milk and sweetener, so I added some but I don’t think I like how the lavender tastes with the milk. I can see why some people like this so much, but I probably won’t buy it a
Flavors: Bergamot, Lavender, Tea
I haven’t had this tea since I was a kid, so I decided it was time to revisit it. I remember it being a little more tart than I prefer, so I added sweetener to it. That definitely seems to have moderated the citrusy sourness of the Hibiscus. It tastes very fruity and rather like artificial blueberry and grape. The grape flavor is rather surprising and I’m still trying to decide if I like it or not. I’ll probably make up my mind before I finish this box.
Flavors: Artificial, Blueberry, Fruity, Grapes
This is my last sample from the Overboard TTB. I found it underwhelming. I could taste a decent tropical fruit flavor, but it did taste somewhat artificial to me. I also didn’t like the flavor of the blended black and green tea. I’m not sure exactly what it was I didn’t like about it, but I wasn’t really a fan.