341 Tasting Notes
Once you have read the box it is hard to not let influence how the drink tastes. On the front of the box it says “creamy, baked, flavor”. While I can see where they get the creamy from; when you put creamy and baked together my brain just thinks pumpkin pie. Those words need to be separated and put on different sides of the box. Definitely smells like a Chinese tea. Kinda bitter and earthy. Which I supposed can be described of many green teas. But Chinese green teas have a certain earthy smell to them that even the Japanese ones don’t.I steeped it 3 mins like the box said to and I feel that it is still a bit light in flavor but I didn’t want to steep it longer for fear of too much bitterness. Even though the flavor is light, at the moment, I still quite enjoy it.
It’s also good cold. I think I prefer it lukewarm though.
For a Papaya Mango tea it’s not very much of either. I can definitely taste hints of the Papaya but the Mango seems to be a bit muted. Despite this, it’s still quite a good tea. The Hibiscus is the dominate flavor but not dominate enough to over power everything else. It’s good cold too.
This is one of those Rooibos teas that I really enjoy. Especially, right now because I’m pregnant. I usually drink this tea nice and warm but I forgot about it and now it’s a little chilly. Surprisingly, the cup is still a bit warm though. Flavor is also good. Which I think I would have been sad if it wasn’t.
For you chai drinkers you will enjoy this one. Not many other companys come this close to making a good Rooibos chai. Chai should be a bit spicy and this one does the drink without letting the Rooibos cover it.
This is a great evening tea. Yes you can have it in the morning too but I’ve tried it both times of the day and for some reason it just tastes better right now. It soothes your mind. Not to mention it smells great. I’m drinking it lukewarm at the moment. I’ve had it hot but I think it’s better after it’s chilled off a bit.
Does this remind anyone of Apple Cinnamon Cheerios?
It’s light but a perfect mix of ingredients. I really want some Apple Cinnamon Cheerios right now.
Tastes like rice. But not just any rice. Sticky rice. Smells like it too. It’s like someone ground up the rice and made it all liquid. I like rice teas (mainly Genmaicha) but this one kinda weirds me out too much. Also good cold. but the rice flavor is even stronger.
This is my airplane tea and by that I don’t mean it’s bad. Not all airplane food or drinks are bad! Anyway, for some reason I only tend to drink this when I am working (I’m a flight attendant). It’s a good tea for any time of the day. I only bring tea bags with me because bringing loose leaf is too much work. (Plus I have lots of other stuff). For the steep time I usually end up pulling it out around a minute and add half hot water/half lukewarm water.
It’s a weird looking tea. I wasn’t sure what she was giving us until she told us and even then I thought maybe she grabbed the wrong bin. But as soon as the leaves were steeped you could smell the jasmine. For those of you who are big jasmine tea drinkers (like myself) this one is very light. The jasmine flavor is there it’s just not as strong as most other jasmine teas are. I think it would be good with a spot of honey.