450 Tasting Notes
Extremely uninteresting chamomile-based blend. I agree with another reviewer- this tastes like celery. It’s also unsettlingly translucent. I’m glad I only got four bags of it in the sampler from the grocery store, because suffering my way through a whole canister of this would have sucked majorly.
“Italian Chamomile.” Gimme a break. It is CLEARLY just your average bagged Roman chamomile tea.
Side note- Licorice root is apparently a remedy for nausea, but it actually makes me nauseous. Am I weird for that?
Flavors: Flowers, Herbs, Wet Wood
My favorite Tiesta blend… I think I reached for it today because it’s full of apples, and because it’s the fall, I have apples on the brain.
I know kiwi is supposed to be a summer fruit, but this tea is good any time of the year. It’s got the same natural sweetness that fruit has, and the green base is superb.
Oh, God, this is gross. It tastes like overripe green beans that have been boiled in canned chickpea juice.
I’m only drinking it because it will help irradicate the free radicals that I’m probably full of from stress. But it’s like taking medicine- not enjoyable.
Next time I will try making this at a slightly higher temp- this one is lukewarm- and adding some honey to see if that helps any.
Found this at Market Basket today! I’m so happy. I love this one.
The hibiscus somehow manages to taste good with the cinnamon and the lemon peel. This tea really does taste like apple cider! Bigelow captured the texture and consistency of it perfectly. It’s sweet without being sugary-sweet.
I can’t wait to drink this more once the leaves have changed color!
Mixed Saffron Chamomile by Taja Tea with Classic Sleepytime by Celestial Seasonings.
It made two relatively unexciting chamomile-based teas taste really good. The spearmint from the Sleepytime is especially prevalent, and the saffron adds a certain richness that wouldn’t otherwise be noticeable. It’s kind of like a chamomile bouquet of gentle goodness that makes me feel much better about life.
Mmmmmmm, perfect bedtime mix!
I like this one, it’s just… not as good as Lipton’s.
Woah, never thought I’d say that about another tea.
This base of this one is much more aggressive than Lipton’s, and it overpowers the vanilla. It ends up tasting a little like burnt kettle corn.
It’s not bad, it’s just more of a savory tea, whereas Lipton’s is more of a dessert tea. (I don’t know about everyone else, but when I reach for a tea with caramel in it, I’m usually looking for a dessert tea, and not so much savory.) Lipton’s apparently has “real caramel” in it, whereas this one just has caramel flavoring, so maybe that’s part of the difference, too.
Overall not bad, but since I like Lipton’s version better, and Lipton’s happens to be less expensive, I know which one I’ll be sticking with in the future.
I don’t know what everybody means when they say this tea is bitter. I think it’s light and fragrant and fruity. If tea were a wine, this would be it.
I taste grapes and flowers. It’s almost like a white tea in its delicacy and mouthfeel. I only steep it for a few minutes, because that’s all it needs.
Flavors: Flowers, Grapes
I got a new box of this last night. I forgot how much I love it. It’s like having sweet, caramel-y dessert. But it’s healthy.
It’s amazing as a hot tea, and positively divine as an iced tea. I hope they never stop stocking this at my favorite stores.
Flavors: Burnt Sugar, Caramel, Kettle Corn, Vanilla