520 Tasting Notes
This is a very strong smelling tea. My coworker (who isn’t the nicest person in the world) said loudly, “What smells like horrible, fake blueberry pie filling?” When I opened the teabag packet.
I personally don’t think it smells like horrible fake anything. I enjoyed this tea thoroughly. It’s sweet and slightly tart and not overwhelmingly hibby-licious. The blueberry flavoring tastes real to me. It has that fairly acidic, creamy mouthfeel that I associate with fresh blueberries.
So screw you, rude coworker whose opinion matters not. I shall continue drinking the teas that I love whenever and wherever I want.
Flavors: Berries, Blueberry, Hibiscus, Sweet, Tart
This reminds me a lot of Twinings’ Lady Grey. It tastes lemony and citrus-y, and I get hints of genuine cherry and burnt cocoa. But, like the other reviewers on here say, it’s not overly bergamot-y. It’s very drinkable and for $3 for a box of 40 bags, it’s basically an ideal work tea, but it’s not the best bagged EG I’ve ever tasted.
Flavors: Bergamot, Cherry, Cocoa, Lemon, Orange
I forgot how much I love this one… Perfect amount of sweet and tart, berry flavoring and lemongrass. I think I really only enjoy green tea if it’s blended with white.
Very tasty. I’m amazed at how well the canister preserves its freshness. I’ve had this tea for well over a year and it is still not stale.
Flavors: Goji, Lemongrass
Got a free sample of this. My mechanic’s wife is a consultant, apparently.
This is tastier than the Yogi Detox but not worth the asking price. I taste dandelion and spearmint and licorice. I don’t like licorice, but overall it’s a pretty typical, otherwise inoffensive herbal tea.
Flavors: Dandelion, Licorice, Spearmint
I loved this one so much, I had two cups of it. When I first open the package, I can smell the spearmint the most. But when I steep it, it suddenly becomes a wonderfully honeyed version of the original blend.
It’s balanced perfectly and tastes very genuine. I get notes of coconut mingled among the honey and chamomile. They should try to make a Sleepytime Coconut next, haha.
My favorite? It’s a toss-up for me between this one and the vanilla flavored Sleepytime.
Flavors: Apple, Coconut, Herbaceous, Honey, Orange, Spearmint, Sweet
I made this one as an iced tea. I think it’s pretty clear that that is how CS intends for it to be prepared. It is amazing!! Clear, cool, refreshing, pleasantly tart and slightly sweet. Steeps a gorgeous crimson. Hibby isn’t obnoxious either, although I was afraid it would be.
Perfect summertime tea!
Ughhhh. I woke up with a sore throat this morning. I felt it coming on last night and now it’s full-blown. Hoping it’s just a brush of allergies due to seasonal transition and not a cold.
Double-bagged this and added honey. It’s pretty tasty for a bagged tea, albeit wayyyy overpriced. The ginger is soothing to my throat and the honey brings out the pear notes more prominently.
Going in for a second double cuppa of this. Expect more ginger tea reviews from me today!
Flavors: Ginger, Honey, Pear
I LOVE the packaging! The little glass jar with the little wooden scooper is adorable. And very convenient.
The tea itself is fairly unimpressive. Just a sweet, simple mint tea with a hint of rose. It’s blended and balanced well, sure enough. But I think the packaging is way cooler than the actual tea in this case. I’m just relieved that they didn’t put stevia in it.
Flavors: Mint, Rose, Sweet