45 Tasting Notes
This blend was okay. I was excited to give it a try because once I opened the package it smelted divine. However, I felt it had an odd scent to it while and after it being steeped – almost like it was burnt. (Note: I only steeped in for 3mins and at the given water temp.)
It’s not my favourite cuppa but don’t let that steer you away from it. I don’t like the flavour of any coffee at all, so I think that might be my reasoning for it. For a bold tea, I didn’t exactly think it was “bold” enough. I think it would definitely be a great starting blend for a coffee lover who wants to get into tea.
I’m glad I had a chance to at least give this blend a try. I think I know what I’ll give my coffee lover friends for Christmas now! ;)
I requested two samples from Kate at Art of Tea, and within a week I received a package in the mail containing the two I requested and eight more. It was such a lovely surprise! I can not get over the great customer service Art of Tea has.
Before I even began to steep or try this blend I had no idea that this was an award winning tea of theirs. It is the winner of Buyer’s Choice (Best Blended Tea) – World Tea Expo.
Right from the start of opening the sealed packaged the luscious scent started to fill the room. I immediately pictured coming home to a fresh bouquet of flowers on the kitchen table. Once I began to steep the blend for about 3 minutes, the aroma got stronger and much more refreshing. The leaves are also pretty to watch while they brew (bonus!).
As for the taste, I’m usually hesitant when I hear about any type of flowers in a tea because I’m not too crazy for floral teas. However, I was surprised at how well the rose petals and the mint flavours all came together. There was never too much of either taste in the sips. It was a smooth balance blend with a delicious combination.
It was a delightful blend, and I highly suggest those with a hectic lifestyle from time to time give it a try. It was a great tea to refresh the mind during a late night. I even steeped my mom a cup, and she wanted seconds! It’s definitely a blend I will be making a purchase for more.
I’m obsessed with Ice cream cake, so you can only imagine how intrigued I was when I found out David’s Tea had this blend. However, this was another one of David’s Tea blends that I was disappointed in. Again, probably because of the hype my friends made it out to be “the best thing since slice bread.” I wasn’t fond of the smell of the tea, it actually gave me a headache. As for the taste, I didn’t really feel it actually tasted like Ice Cream Cake and to be honest I thought it was a bit too sweet for my liking as well. It’s not a blend I would try again.
An excellent product. This is my first of such a thing. Bought it back when Teaopia wasn’t Teavana. It works great, and is a perfect addition to my loose leaves collection. Easier to use when steeping tea for more than one cup. Also, pretty to watch the leaves float around and brew. I have never tried to wash it in the dishwasher, but so far it’s decent to wash by hand. Not sure if it comes apart completely to wash one by one pieces (been too nervous to even try that!)
I feel weird that I enjoy this tea so much because it’s not my usual brand, but I have bought it back when I was grocery shopping in college. It was on sale, I needed a new tea fast, convenient, and sounded like a great blend. IT WAS DELICIOUS! Probably much better than I expected because I didn’t have such high hopes for it, but it had a great balance to it. Great chocolate and mint ratio.
I enjoyed this tea, however I think because of the big hype it was getting from my friends that I had my expectations too high and didn’t think it was all that it seemed. I agree with some other reviews on here, that it just doesn’t have the unique flavour I wanted. Tasted similar to others, but still good tasting.
It has a great little kick to it, which some may or may not like (depending on your taste). What’s great for me is that it’s not an over powering taste. With all the great ingredients steeping in the cup, every flavour seems to be at the perfect balance. This blend is pure whole leaf, that has it’s own unique scent, taste and personality. The anticipation of taking the first beauty sip while it steeps is invigorating!
When I first received this tea, I did not know what to expect. I have never sampled a health + beauty tea before, but was eager to give it a try. It was an excellent cup of tea to have first thing in the morning to help clear your mind and get you ready for the day ahead of you. I imagine that their Nightly Beauty tea would be perfect to clear your mind of wanders right before bed for a restful sleep.
I am very excited to let my boyfriend give it a try. He’s big on drinking health related products and I just know this will be the perfect cuppa for him in the morning. BijaBody also has a man’s tea, so if all goes well I may give him that for Christmas!