353 Tasting Notes
I think this is the same as the “Vanilla Rooibos” full leaf tea sachets I bought at Starbucks.
Steeped 5 minutes with a bit of sugar. Took a sip.
BLECH EW PATOOEY.
So, um, not for me.
The taste of this is completely muddled. It just tastes wrong. And it coats the inside of my throat like cough syrup, and is not pleasant.
I got a sample tin of this from EnjoyingTea as part of their Rooibos Sampler. This is a much lighter flavor than I’m used to in rooibos – usually, the flavor is so strong! I think I like this. I can’t really taste the lavender, and the fruit is subtle.
I added a bit of sugar but it wasn’t very sweet even with that.
Brewed with a spoonful of sugar, per chrimabro ’s suggestion. (Thanks for the sample, Christina!)
I’m not sure what if anything the oolong brings to this. I would be perfect without it since I can’t taste it at all. I absolutely loved this. It was yummy, and rich, and sweet.
I’ll have to rebrew without sugar, or less, to see how it compares.
I was surprised at how light the flavor of this tea is, considering how many spices are in the tea itself. The smell of the dry tea is heavenly. The taste of the actual tea is more subtle and bland. I added a spoonful of sugar, and that helped a bit. Some half and half helped a bit more.
Overall, I would have liked this better if the flavor was stronger. It has so much promise. Everything mixed well together.
Thanks, Nicole, for the sample of this amazingly delicious oolong. I’ve had two infusions of this so far and both were so good. The flavor is nice and rich, and vaguely fruity. The flavor is also very thick – I feel like this should be syrup, it’s so thick and rich, but it’s lovely lovely tea instead.
And I see this is currently on clearance at Mountain Tea. BUYING NOW.
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.