455 Tasting Notes
Tried this one again. Bumping up my rating.
I think I oversteeped it last time. I remember the raspberry and the black base being very acid-like and not pleasant, but today it was much mellower.
Still not getting much bergamot. It’s a nice idea in theory, but in practice, raspberry and bergamot tend to be two dominant flavors, so they don’t really play nice together. In this case, the raspberry tackles the bergamot and sits on its chest, wrestling-style.
This’ll never be a favorite, but it’s certainly accessible as a work tea.
Okay, I actually do like this one. Phew!
It tastes sweet and fruity. I’m getting notes of toasted coconut, plum blossom, and licorice. Interesting.
Again, I’m glad I don’t have a whole canister of it, but I wouldn’t mind drinking this one again. It leaves a pleasant taste in the mouth. Good plain, excellent with a little honey.
Flavors: Coconut, Licorice, Plums
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!