172 Tasting Notes
I received the 5 for 5 from the extremely generous JustJames, and I have finally decided that it was time to try it, seeing that it is the weekend and I have the time to treat this tea properly, and really enjoy it.
On opening the bag a fresh aroma wafted towards me, not unlike nori.
The brewed flavour of this tea is oh so smooth, creamy, fresh, lightly vegetal. Oh JustJames, I am now so sorry I waited this long to try it, and will be so disappointed when I finish my packet. Thank you so much for sending this my way!
I got a package of this as a free sample from David’s on Mother’s Day, because I spent more than 50 or 60 dollars in-store. I’m glad it came as a free sample package, because I find this tastes more than a little strange.
I know I tried it as a hot brew and not liking it very much, probably because it was too sour. So I recently cold brewed this and all I taste is the tartness from the hibiscus and overpowering cinnamon. Drinking cold cinnamon is not enjoyable.
I am on a tea reviewing roll today!!
I LIKE this a lot!!! Probably because I do drink coffee, and the sronger the better! This brews up to a dark espresso colour, which did not scare me a bit, although I knew I needed to add cream to it.
This is so smooth, mellow and nutty. I’m on my second steeping and no flavour has been lost. I will get another steep out of this, as for a fourth? Yet to be determined. Yeah, I’m done reviewing. I’m just gonna sit back and enjoy this one.
I did something a little odd with this tea…
I initially bought it at the request for a fellow steepsterite member who did not have easy access to Teavana. I thought the dry leaf smell was awesome! I thought it would make a great cold brew.
I remember drinking it hot at work, and liking it, but for some reason held off on posting any reviews. I have recently cold brewed it, and found it a little lacking in flavour than the hot brew. So, I wondered how I was going to bump up the flavour…well, I have this thing for orange flavoured Bacardi Breezer, but after a couple of glasses, the sugar content in the Bacardi coats my tongue with yucky sugar paste. How did I cut out the sugar? I did a 50/50 blend of Bacardi with this tea, and it worked really well…I still need to find a better ratio, but the Bacardi is no longer sugary, and the tea is more palatable as a cold brew with the mix.
I had read a lot of great notes on this tea, and was particularly interested in trying some. Dexter3657 was generous enough to send a sample my way…thank you! I have not forgotten your fabulous generosity!
I am a huge fan of pistachio’s and ice cream. Put them together in a tea? Yes Please and Thank You! I really like this tea: it is yummy, roasty, nutty, creamy and delicious. The green tea works really well and complements and blends smoothly with the roasted pistachio flavour.
I have read so many good things about this blend, and was really eager to get my hands on a sample of this. Many thanks goes out to Short Sorceress for providing me with one.
This is delicious. OMG this is REALLY GOOD!! I didn’t know what to expect, but I didn’t expect this to taste as good as it does. I didn’t add sugar, this blend does not need it. It imparts a sweet creamy lemon dessert flavour.
I have a lemon chiffon from another company, which I have yet to try…I wonder if it will be as good as this one.
This is one of four tea’s that I have sipped down! I wonder if I should reward myself by buying more??!! Thank you JustJames for a sample of this one.
The dry leaf definitely smells of sweet strawberry. The tea brews to a lovely rose colour. I thought this was a good sign.
The first couple of sips I didn’t get very much strawberry flavour. As the tea cooled, it imparted a light tartness that I guess was supposed to be strawberry. I always found strawberries to be a little sour, so I don’t why I would think strawberry flavoured tea would be any different.
The tea was ok. I don’t think it’s one that I would purchase, but am glad that I got to try.