146 Tasting Notes
This tea is quite a bit better than I thought it was going to be. It smells great dry, you could probably use it for potpourri. The taste is good but not great. I guess that’s probably because I’m not a big fan of fruit punch and this reminds me of fruit punch. A more adult version of fruit punch. My favorite part of this tea is the liquid color. It’s a deep, rich red. Maybe more of a fuchsia actually. I think it would go good with lemonade.
To be honest I am not sure if I am putting this review under the correct maker but it sounds close enough. Whenever I go to Calgary, Canada they have Red Rose tea in the room. It’s quite a lovely black tea but I’ve realized that it is one of the quickest steeping black teas I’ve drank yet. I usually steep mine between 30 seconds and 1 minute. Too long and it’s too bitter. I do occasionally steep it a bit longer if I am going to make an iced tea out of it. It has a light floral flavor and I prefer to drink it when it has cooled slightly.
This tea reminds me of a tea they would drink at a fancy party or somewhere in a palace. It smells wonderful, like most Jasmine teas do, but with an added depth to it that the green teas don’t have. The flavor is also quite regal and truly creamy! I feel, each time I take a sip, that there must have been cream put in it or something! But there is not! Someone has to try this with cream because I am curious as to whether the texture will change.
Also a longtime favorite of mine. It’s a tea that’s good at any time of the day. Hot or cold. Inside, outside, upside down. Though I don’t really think you should try to do the last one unless you’re in space… But anyway, this tea has an interesting fruity, dry smell and a lovely fruity taste. While I did say you could drink it hot and cold I prefer it cold.
Smooth. Light on spiciness. Does the main can say in the ingredients that it has hazelnuts in it? Because the four pack I got does not list hazelnut. But I’m assuming that’s what they meant by “natural flavoring”. I prefered it luke warm and slightly cold honestly. But it would also be good hot and with some steamed almond milk. Overall, pretty solid tea. But I still think the coconut chai is the best.
I should really keep a tea timer besides me when I am going to write these posts because most of my steep times are close guesses. I know for sure that this one was just at or under 2 mins though. It is lighter in color so it’s a bit deceiving.
My mother-in-law bought this back from Europe for me and I must saw it is superb! The moment I opened the bag and the aroma spilled out I knew I was going to fall in love with it. I’m tempted to add some honey to see what it would do but at the same time, it’s so good on it’s own that I don’t really want to…. I don’t think I will.
Good hot and cold. I’m on my own little cloud right now.
Great dry smell. Really has a caramel smell but doesn’t have much caramel taste. I added a bit of honey after tasting it straight and found the caramel flavor comes out a bit more. I also added some almond milk to it (I don’t like regular milk anymore because it gives me a stomach ache). The ‘spiciness’ of this chai is very much on the mellow side but I think they do a good job of combining the Rooibos with the other chai flavors. Most of the time Rooibos over-powers other flavors but this one is a good balance.
BTW if your ever in New Zealand find yourself a chai stand. Handmade chai is amazing!
This tea smells wonderful! Even when you brew it it smells good. It’s a sweet and floral scent. The flavor though I think is a little weird. I’m not a huge fan of green rooibos because I feel it tastes a bit like hay. Not that I would know what hay tastes like but it tastes like the smell. (Just had to put that out there. Didn’t want anyone thinking I was eating hay).
Minus the hay taste it is quite good. I love the tropical notes of mango. Also Love the rose buds in the dry tea! So pretty! Good hot or cold. I’m drinking mine lukewarm at the moment.