116 Tasting Notes
I just can’t seem to get it right with this tea. It’s probably the hibiscus. So overpowering that even the strawberries are having trouble with it. It still tastes good but just not as good as I had hoped it would. I’m going to experiment with different steep times and then update this.
The best time to buy tea at Teavana is when it’s on sale! It’s the only time I try out new ones. Like this one! Which I am quite happy with.
Many teas/“teas” with hibiscus are overpowered by it. But I feel they did a nice job with blending all the ingredients and keep it more on the mellow side. Good hot or cold but I think I am liking it slightly warm the best at the moment. (It’s in the single digits right now
A very interesting tea indeed. This one was a request from my husband. I’m not honestly sure that I would have picked it up but I’m finding myself liking it more then I thought.
Although I have to be honest I think the best part of this tea is the dry smell. When you open the tin the smell over powers everything else, but in a good way. A good Christmas tea. The smell when steeped is quite a bit more toned down but still lovely. If I hadn’t read the other tasting notes I wouldn’t have guessed there was hibiscus. I don’t think it’s that over powering of a flavor but it’s definitely there. I’ve added a bit of honey and oddly enough I don’t feel like it’s changed the flavor at all!
For those of you who are wondering what my husband thinks: he enjoys it. Says its quite good.
If roses had a taste, I imagine this is what they would taste like.
Need to have another cup so I can better access this tea.
This is the type of tea that you can drink at anytime of the day during just about anything. It has good flavors but they are mild. It would be nice if it actually did something for your skin but I drink too many other teas for this to be the case (as I am sure is the case with all of you who are on this site).
It’s good hot and lukewarm but I don’t like it much cold.
Love this tea. Had it many times but it’s been a year or so since I’ve had some in my collection. As soon as I tore open the package I thought tear jerkers! Do you remember sour tear jerkers? The gum that is round and has a sweet gum, hollow inside, and sour outside. The orange ones taste very similar to this tea; without the sourness of course. Good warm and cold. Hot is fine but I think it’s best when it’s chilled slightly.
I love Island Rose. Every tea I’ve tasted has been a wonderful adventure. Save for this one. I didn’t even occur to me that I might not like it until I opened the tea pouch. Don’t get me wrong I like the flavor of lime and I love green tea; but mixed together…. it just isn’t working for me. Kinda reminds me of the green skittles or sour patch kids that I leave at the bottom of the bag and give to someone else.
Here’s my other problem with this tea: If it has green tea how can it be non-caffeinated? Maybe decaf… but anyay… this one will be going in my give away pile.
There is a rose garden in my mouth. I am both baffled and delighted at the same time. Baffled because one doesn’t usually drink roses. Delighted because I feel like I am sipping tea in a royal garden even though I’ve got sweatpants on. The smell is also quite amazing. Usually I throw away a tea bag once I am through with it but I still have this one sitting in front of me. The essence of the rose infused with the Ceylon is quite gorgeous.
As I have let it cool down over the past ten minutes I realize it is quite a bit better when it is warm. Still fine cold but my palette seems to prefer it warmer.