I’m surprised by the reviews on this one! However, I am typically NOT an Earl Grey fan, and maybe that distinction yields my appeased tastebuds. Overall, I love the combination of creamy vanilla and citrusy bergamot. A friend of mine who adores Earl Grey can’t stand it – she says the medley is too unlike Earl Grey to take it seriously. And I think that’s why I like it! :) I also added a bit of Splenda (two packets) because the bergamot flavor was too strong for me at first.
556 Tasting Notes
I’m a huge fan of anything cinnamon and love the original black tea version of this hot and sexy tea. However, since I typically enjoy green teas more I purchased this – and I’m not too proud to admit I ran out the sample within one day! This is a great alternative to the spicy original; I change up my morning brews every so often and added this into the rotation. YUM!
Holy heck, Batman! This one is hot Hot HOT! I love it! Basically this tastes like cinnamon red hots – a perfectly spiced tea. I’m a nut for anything cinnamon and this delivers with a punch. I love to alternate between my morning chai blend and this one; one coworker thought I actually lit a cinnamon candle, the scent was so strong! (She’s a new fan to the taste.) This is the first Harney & Sons tea I tried, and from the get-go, I’ve been happily in love. :)
This has a pleasant aroma while brewing and tastes as good as it smells! The chocolate & mint medley is one of my favorite pairings so of course I would indulge in this low-cal dessert. I agree with others that the mint flavor is strong, almost overpowering the hint of chocolate. However, if you steep for five minutes or longer the chocolate taste lingers more. For a bagged tea this is pretty decent. It’s a great AM wake-up tea too!
One sip and this immediately became a favorite. I love the medley of fruit and floral, neither flavor battling for prominence, both flavors working peacefully.
I love the medley of white tea, fragrant jasmine and sweet honeydew. Steep for about 2-3 mins and you’ll be rewarded with a tea reminiscent of spring time. Great to chase away the winter blues.
I really enjoyed the flavors in this unique, strong blend. First off, the aroma hits you the second you open the package. The aroma reminds me of fresh snickerdoodle cookies cooking in my grandmother’s oven. The taste is very similar – strong cinnamon and vanilla. This is a perfect heavy fall tea – and I can’t wait to try it blended with soy milk and honey. However, plain works just perfect.
I’m intrigued about Brandon’s gummy bear tea – ingenious! When can we expect that?!
This is a nice minty flavor, with plenty of spearmint tones and a slight tarragon fragrance. (In fact I smelled the tarragon more than I tasted it). Refresh is definitely aptly named; I do feel this tisane refreshes my senses. I find it perfect hot, during a stressful day or as I unwind. Delish! A side note: I added sugar free vanilla syrup to it and loved the additional flavor profile.
My curiosity led me to purchase this tea – and this was my first purchase from 52teas. I am a definite fan! I’m sure everybody’s will taste differently, but mine was wonderful – very fruity and sweet. I could taste apricot, berry, lemongrass and a hint of ginger in my first cup. My second cup was much more fruity – apricot, cherry and berry. The green tea is high quality, too. Overall, this is a very refreshing and unique blend. Yummy!
This is a pleasant find, although I must admit I was a bit hesitant about drinking a lavender tea (really makes you rethink HERBAL teas, eh?). Surprisingly, this became one of my favorite teas. I love the lavender flavor – and the fact that the tea brews up a bit purple-y tickles me. However, I can’t drink this all the time – once every few days. It is strong, which is nice in a cup or two, but not all the time.
I normally avoid tart teas (or anything with hibiscus as the third or fourth ingredient) but I was looking for a nice nighttime tea and found this one. It’s decent! The hibiscus is very subtle and more floral than tart which I appreciate. Night Night is calming and mellow, a great finish to a stressful day.
I have mixed feelings on this one. I love the aroma of the tea but the taste is off-putting. I think the tea is stale or something, because even if I brew it at 2 mins, the strong taste of smoky lemongrass comes through. There’s not a lot of citrus flavor. I’m tempted to try again, but not from Teavana. Can anyone recommend another brand to try?
This is a decent example of green tea lightly flavored with apricot. This smells as good as it tastes, which is pretty darn close. It’s not one of my favorites, but I do enjoy the pleasant taste of juicy apricots mixed with quality green tea (which tastes just slightly grassy). I always recommend to brew green tea less than other teas, so I never brew this longer than 2 1/2-3 mins. I do like the decaf factor, especially in the afternoons.
I enjoy drinking tea at the end of the day, so I aim for caffeine-free teas or herbal tisanes. This and the Sleepytime Extra are my favorite selections, especially if I’m not sure what tea mood I’m in. I love the light, comforting flavors and it truly does help me wind down.
I love this tea year round – it’s spicy and minty, aromatic and flavorful. I tend to stock up around the holidays so I can enjoy the tea throughout the year. These make great gift ideas too; I got my mom hooked last year.
I love the Constant Comment flavor – it’s my go-to bagged tea. I love the medley of spices and orange-y citrus. The aroma is so soothing and reminds me of spending time with my Oma and mom. I do tend to enjoy the black tea version better as it offers up a more robust flavor profile, but I’m trying to drink more (healthy) green tea so this satisfies too.
I truly wanted to like this tea – after all I love cocoa and spice.
BUT – and this is a WARNING for fellow migraine sufferers – this blend gave me a headache within a few minutes of the first sip! And it didn’t even taste that great, so it wasn’t worth the pain.
The cocoa flavor was far too weak for me, and the spices seemed…off. Not as fragrant and not the spices I would have blended with cocoa (like perhaps more cinnamon instead). Overall, I’m not happy about this purchase. I donated the bags to my office.
This is a wonderful marriage of spicy licorice and soothing mint – I love it! I stumbled across this one by accident. I bought it my mistake at the organic food market thinking it was another one I really liked. Sure, I could have returned it – but I’m adventurous. I’m glad I took the risk, this is one tea I hate being without!
Sweet strawberry bursts with tart but tender lemon for a welcoming tribute to a summertime classic. I enjoy this iced most of all but is decent hot as well. However, please note: you must be very very very careful about how long you blend this! Too much, even slightly over the recommended amount and your cup will be bitter and sad. But if you can brew in the sweet spot you’ll be treated to a satisfying cup. YUMMY!
I love a great jasmine tea and this one delivers! Teavana blends these pearls with rooibos tropica for one of their most popular blends, but I enjoy brewing these little gems alone. In fact, these pearls work well with other teas if you want to custom blend your own selections. I’ve paired with peach, mango and strawberry teas (both black and green) and loved each creation.
Plum Harvest is a fruity tea – which isn’t usually my cup of tea (lol, sorry). It packs a powerful punch in the cup and is pretty sweet alone.
I highly recommend blending with cinnamon black tea – or stir with a cinnamon stick. The blend of juicy, fruity plum and spicy cinnamon is a real treat!
I enjoy sipping Cinnamon Plum because it features right blend of cinnamon spice and hearty plum. It’s a bit too much in the summertime, though. And I don’t enjoy iced. This is a nice variety during the holiday season/winter months, because it packs a lot of flavor in a rich base.
Due to the price, I have tried unsuccessfully to create my own blend similar to this, but have just given up; I purchase this without hesitation on the price tag. This heavenly blend of chai mate and white chai is out-of-this-world! A perfect blend of autumn spices, this tea can be re-steeped. I love strong tea, so I often let this steep until I finish the cup. The result is a wonderfully spicy last gulp. This is my go-to tea; if I’m not sure what tea I’m in the mood to enjoy, I reach for this. It’s good iced, although best hot.
Christmas Eve Herbal is the perfect compromise of spice and mint, with a little citrus. The aroma and taste do remind me of Christmas; the tea is all-season, though. Brew a cup in July to reminisce about the holiday season!