267 Tasting Notes
This tea was so odd I had to buy it. Vegetable tea… isn’t that basically soup? But this is delicious. Without sugar, it tastes pretty bland. With a little bit of sugar, the peach comes to the forefront. There is an extra something behind the peach that is probably the vegetable mixture but overall I don’t think it adds too much to the flavor – there’s a slight aftertaste of veggies that is a nice blend of the carrot/pea/corn and it works rather well with the peach.
This would be awesome iced.
I’m not getting any hint of peach at all in the flavor of this tea, though it certainly smelled peachy while dry. Also, steeping for 5 minutes per the instructions on the bag was too long. It’s slightly bitter.
I think this would be better steeped a shorter amount of time and with some sugar. I’ll have to experiment more.
TTB tea. This was an okay tea. I can see how it would appeal more to some but the flavors were all too subtle for me, and interacted strangely with the white tea IMO.
It also didn’t help I oversteeped this a little so it was a bit dry.
It smelled amazing though when I opened the bag..
Smelled amazing when I opened the pouch. Very strong vanilla scent, and sugary. Disappointingly, I found it very weak. I could barely detect the vanilla, and even with a spoonful of sugar didn’t taste the other flavors. I even steeped it longer than recommended hoping that might make a difference. A shame. I was looking forward to this.
Not giving this a rating because I’m not sure how old the sample from the TTB was. My reaction seems to be in the minority.
Another from the TTB. This is really really nice. I’m drinking this hot because I have no impulse control at the moment, but think it would be even better cold. It’s minty, and lemony, and all sorts of tea goodness that make me sigh after a sip and close my eyes in appreciation.
This is not normally what I’d go for but I’m really really enjoying this.
This tea smells very strongly of strawberries.
I hate strawberries.
Why did I drink this? Because I am morbidly curious like that. (I also went through a phase as a child when I wanted to know what everything tasted like so I’d go around licking inanimate objects. Why did I just tell all of Steepster that? Why???)
But surprisingly, this tea does not taste strongly of strawberries. In fact, it’s actually pleasant how faintly of strawberries this tea tastes. Some sugar may bring out the strawberry flavor more but I’m not going to test that. I’m enjoying the tea just fine without it.
This was another tea from the Traveling Tea Box. It was interesting and I’m honestly not sure if I liked it, even after two cups. It did not taste like honey, but faintly reminded me of the Crunchie bars in the UK – the ones that have the “honeycomb” center. Not entirely unpleasant, but not quite what I was expecting.
Also, the mate never gave me an energy boost, which made me sad. I really could have used it today in the office.
Wow this was sour. I was not expecting that, especially after I added a spoonful of sugar. Maybe it’s the tea; maybe it’s the strawberries in the blend and my odd biological quirk that makes all strawberries taste awful and sour. (Seriously, I hate fresh strawberries and can only have strawberries when they have been cooked in some form with a ton of sugar.)
Guess I’m sticking with berry blends that are sans strawberries.