76 Tasting Notes
I wish I purchased more of this tea when it was part of the Teavana Heavenly Sale (and, consequently, dirt cheap). WOW! It smells fruity and lemony in the tin, brews up to a light pink color, and tastes like sweet-sour raspberries. I’m getting lemon instead of pineapple but I don’t care! It’s so good! It even resteeps well, although the second steep is much more lemon than anything else.
It is really skimpy on the white tea leaves, though. So much so that my fiance (who cannot handle caffeine at all and gets sick if he ingests any substantial amount of it) not only commented on the lack of actual tea, but was able to try some without feeling ill.
Maybe if it’s not horribly expensive, I’ll get more of this one when we run out. Until then, I sense another cold brew experiment.
I brewed some of this as a morning tea earlier this week. I was expecting FRUIT PUNCH! I got something vaguely fruity, a little sour, not bad but definitely not something I would have purchased had I tried it beforehand.
Maybe it’d be better cold brewed? Thoughts? Right now, I’m thinking I’ll try to sip this one down ASAP and clear some space in my cupboard.
I bought this one because my fiance LOVES pink lemonade. I’m trying to get him away from buying the pink lemonade mix or those super-sugared bottled versions and, voila!, found a tea replacement!
I cold-brewed this one overnight and used 1.5tsp per 8oz (instead of the recommended 1.25tsp); I got a very light pink tea that had a light fruity lemonade taste to it. Without sugar, it’s got a sour tang that builds as you drink it. According to my fiance, it’s spot on pink lemonade and only needs a tiny bit of sugar to make it perfect.
A definite reorder once we use up the 2oz we have! I’ll make a tea lover out of that guy yet!
Cold-brewed this again, and it’s as good as always. Very tart and fruity on the first steeps descending into something akin to a fakey baked good flavor (if that makes sense). I’m enjoying this one cold so much that I can’t imagine steeping it hot … I just don’t think it would work well. Plus, my fiance also enjoys this one cold. Why change what works?
I’ve been put on a tea-buying freeze until I use up more of the teas in my cupboard. Thanks to my fiance’s desire for iced tea in his lunch, this one is close to being gone. Hooray!
P.S. Despite the tea-buying freeze, my fiance did tell me to go order one of the 16oz Timolinos from DAVIDsTEA after I found out that the new tea canteen things are replacing them. I’m torn between the midnight green and the light blue — any suggestions, tea buddies? Or do I just get one of the 12oz Timolinos in one of the fun new colors? (And, now that I’m thinking about it, when I place my order, the Spring Collection might just fall into my shopping cart and then I’d be forced to get it! Hehehe!)
New breakfast tea! I remember loving this one when I first tried it, and the smell of the dry leaves did not disappoint. Rich, chocolatey goodness. YUM! Steeped however … maybe it’s just what I scooped out this morning … but it tastes the way the feed room of an old barn smells. Musty, grain, hay. Absolutely unappealing and really not what I was in the mood for. Yuck.
I received this as part of a Tazo sampler pack my best friend got me for Christmas. It’s a nice breakfast tea to have with milk and sugar. Steeped up (read: the tea got dark) in my mug fairly quickly today at work and you can’t beat the convenience of a tea bag. I still think I like the Tazo Earl Grey better, though, but I’ve been on an Earl-Grey-For-Breakfast kick lately, so that’s kind of to be expected.
(1 teabag, 8oz, Boiling water)
I’ve tried this tea plain before and got smooth/sweet rooibos but I didn’t get caramel in the taste; I did get some burnt sugar-caramel scent from the tea, however. Today is much the same — caramelly scent from the brewed tea, but I’m not tasting anything beyond rooibos in the tea itself. I added milk and a tiny bit of sugar hoping to bring out this tea’s dessert qualities, but no luck.
I’m starting to wonder if my tea’s gone stale or if there’s something wrong with me that I can’t taste the flavor my tea is supposed to have.
Edit: YESSSS! I’m finally getting something creamy and rich and sweet on the second steep! This one has milk and sugar again, but this steep feels more true to the name of the tea. Yummy!
I used up the rest of this sample today — yay for making room in the (overflowing) tea cabinet (that I keep adding to, despite my best attempts at whittling it down some). This isn’t a bad tea … just forgettable. Reading the reviews, I was expecting something sweeter and fruiter and I taste something bland. Not bad, but not restocking.