30 Tasting Notes
I really tried to like this tea. I like all the flavors (almond, orange blossom, orange peel and oolong) in this blend, and all seemed to be complimenting each other in my head, so I thought I could not not like it, but it was really hard to do so. Every time I brew it, it came out too bitter and sharp, it just wasn’t the flavor I was expecting.
Flavors: Almond, Orange Zest
Quite possibly one of the best Earl Grey blends I have ever tasted. Very scent of bergamot is very fresh, vibrant and fragrant and the texture is very smooth. I had the tea bag and you can brew one bag a several times and it will still be very flavorful. Very easy to brew. Hard to ruin this tea.
Flavors: Bergamot, Citrus
Too medicinal. Description lists rose as one of the flavors but I can’t smell or taste any rose. I was expecting more woodsy and spicy aroma with the chai spices but it was way too gingery and orangey. Reminded me that of Chinese medicine. Not that Chinese medicine tastes or smells bad, it just wasn’t what I was looking for in this product.
I had high hopes for this product and I still want to like it, but I just can’t seem to find the right way to brew it. Orange flower, orange peel, almond, on an oolong base sounds like an exquisite blend and they’re just the aromas I like. However, whenever I brew it, it comes out too bitter and sharp. I tried to be careful with the tempratuer, amount of the tea I put in and everything but it didn’t work out. I’m still hoping I will like this one day.
The perfect berry tea I have tried was Fairmont’s Berry Berry tea, and I have purchased Teekanne’s berry herbal tea variety in the hopes of finding something similar to Fairmont’s but my choice was wrong. Even though the ingredients and the flavor description are very similar, all the Teekanne’s berry herbal tea varieties I have tried turned out to be way too sour. I do believe they’re healthy though. At least they don’t taste artificial and that’s good but really I always have a lot of tea bags left around in my cupboard because I can never finish them all. They do have many more attractive looking berry blends, but I’m afraid to experiment with my own money. I will try them if I get them for free from somewhere but I highly doubt I’d purchase any more with my own money again. Taste wise I’d give it 5 to 7 out of a hundred, but I’d give it 15 for the medicinal benefit – their berry herbal teas contain elderberry leaves and rose hips which are really good for cold.