371 Tasting Notes
This tea was delicious. Usually decaf teas suck, especially decaf greens. I got it because:
1.) I had a coupon for Celestial Seasonings teas
2.) Nothing else that my grocery store had from CS (that I haven’t already tried) looked remotely appealing
3.) I’m trying desperately to stop hoovering the contents of my fridge when I get home from work, and green tea is a know appetite suppressant
4.) I can drink it any time, and as much of it as I want, without overcaffeinating myself
I didn’t have high hopes. But it was surprisingly fragrant and mellow. Lemony, buttery, lightly sweet. Not too heavy on the jasmine, but hey, for a bagged decaf, it’s not too shabby.
Gave this one another shot. The first time I tried it, it tasted like overboiled green beans and made me gag.
Today, for some weird reason, it tastes much better. Probably because I gave it a longer steep time.
Green teas, even humble bagged ones, make me nervous. Your sense of timing has to be perfect to make them right. This one seems to be 25% actual green tea and 75% other unknown, funky herbs (Yogi is fond of adding things like that to their stuff), so I think allowing a longer steep time to let the flavors of said herbs develop can only help it.
Today, I’m getting a bready, sweet taste. No bitterness or grassiness or vegetal qualities to it, mercifully.
Will not be purchasing again; however, it does make for a nice tea to drink at work. Mostly because it helps me avoid the near occasion of sin, in the shape of vending machine snack bags of Cheetos.
I’m getting a lot of mint and not a lot of citrus in this one. That’s fine with me! It’s light and refreshing, very similar to Tazo’s Zen blend, which I think someone else already mentioned.
It’s definitely a cut tear curl blend— its looks reminds me of Butiki’s The Killer’s Vanilla guayusa. It releases a lot of flavor very quickly, so it doesn’t lend itself well to resteeping.
My friend gave me this for Christmas, along with a silicone lily pad infuser. It was a lovely gift. I’m a fan of mint as long as it’s blended with good ol’ camelia sinesis.
I picked this one up today while Christmas shopping… It’s pretty good! Like a chai with a white base and just a bite of tart citrus. I think it’s nutmeg that I don’t like— that’s why I won’t eat pumpkin pie and I like my chais to be heavy on the cinnamon.
There’s no nutmeg in this, which is why it’s my kind of chai.
That rhymes! Tee-hee. Anyway though. Seriously. This one is good. Usually flavored white teas are blended with sweet fruity blah-ness, but this one breaks the mold a little. It’s unusual and satisfying for a bitingly cold winter day, which today was.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Citrus, Cloves, Hibiscus, Orange Zest, Spices
I couldn’t stand not having this one in my collection… It’s just so good. Two of the simplest flavors in the tea world- vanilla and Sleepytime- and it’s just a match made in heaven. I like to drink this throughout the day, and I decided on it today especially because I’m working from home.
I just adore it. It’s sweet and fragrant and soothing and smooth. Do you really need anything more in a bagged tea?
Backlogging from yesterday…
HORRID customer service at the Teavana store! I drove 40 minutes to get there and was made to feel totally unwelcome. I asked what the base of this one was, and I got “It’s herbal.”
…… Really? I can read, thanks. I’m a college educated woman (in literature, no less!). And when I said “I mean, is it like chamomile or rooibos?” I got “No, it’s a blend of herbs.”
….. smh.I bought 2 oz of it because it smelled amazing, and let me tell you, it tastes amazing. Like liquid coconut cake. It has a peppery bite to it too, oddly enough. But it works, like Aztec hot chocolate.
Bottom Line: Don’t go to Teavana in person. But it would definitely be worthwhile to order online from them. Product = tasty, attitude as a business = lousy.
I ain’t drinking this one for fun…. Although surprisingly it tastes pretty good. It’s minty and full of warm spices, like an Italian Christmas cookie. I loaded it with honey because I desperately need this sore throat to pull a Meg Ryan and go into hiding.
It’s not bad. Like all Traditional Medicinal teas that I’ve had, it feels good going down. I hope it supplements the DayQuil. I was lucky enough to get sick on my days off, so hopefully today will be the worst of it.