243 Tasting Notes
I think I’ve put a few holiday pounds on, so from now on I’m going to drink cups of tea whenever I feel the urge to snack.
This box was given to me as a gift a few weeks ago. It’s sweet and simple. Bigelow’s herbals are usually pretty failsafe, if unexciting. This one was good enough for tonight. I’ve been stressed to the max lately, so I’m going to reach for my stress-relieving blends first as I try to get my weight back to where it was before break.
This tea tastes like… Olives.
Ewwwwww. I hate olives to begin with- why is my fruity tea tasting like them? I blame the rooibos. And the hibiscus.
Once the olive taste wears off, I’m left with a slightly cranberry-like aftertaste. No pomegranate to speak of. It’s like a shadow of what this tea might have tasted like if it were blended better.
Ughhh. This is exactly why I despise both rooibos and fruity herbals.
Housemates have redeemed themselves a little in my view by presenting me with a large gift basket for Christmas, which contained three different kinds of tea, including this one.
How did I not know that this tisane existed? it has chamomile, spearmint, peppermint, tulsi, lemongrass, cinnamon, grapefruit, and guava. It was practically blended with me in mind!
It’s minty and fragrant and delicious. It smells almost like vanilla, and it has vanilla notes in flavor, too. I’m definitely getting the guava and chamomile, too.
This is just delicious. Sweet and a little spicy, smooth and chocolatey. The smokiness of the yerba mate is virtually eliminated by the spices, but they’re not overpowering. It’s expertly blended. It feels like a dessert tea. Like, I feel like I just drank a warm, homemade, fair trade, organic, non-GMO, South American chocolate spice cookie.
Will be restocking this when my box runs out!