524 Tasting Notes
I know I’m like, way more than fashionably late with this one since this is a Christmas tea, but I felt like it tonight. Maybe it’s because I also decided to use my Vanilla Bean Noel body lotion after my shower. I’m in a sugary vanilla Christmas mood I guess.
This is a perfect embodiment of a sugar cookie inna cup. Sweet, vanilla, slight hint of citrus.
Flavors: Lemon Zest, Orange Zest, Sugar, Vanilla
The shiny box is way better than the actual tea inside. Bummer. It smells good when it steeps, and in the first part of the sip, I get notes of milk and white chocolate and a twist of floral. In the aftertaste though, I get something akin to latex, like the taste of dentist’s gloves.
Flavors: Artificial, White Chocolate
Grabbed a box of this because it came with a free organic lip balm inside. I’m a total sucker, what can I say?
I threw a bag of CS’s Decaf Green into the mug with the Peppermint to kind of round this out a bit, Moroccan mint tea- style. Plain peppermint can be a bit too intense for me sometimes. I didn’t add any sugar though, so it’s not a true Moroccan mint blend, but whatever.
It’s nice though. The American peppermint that they use has a warming, energizing quality to it, which I desperately need today. The decaf green tea gives it an earthy base and gives it that soulful, rich quality that only camellia sinensis leaves can provide.
Glad I made this purchase. Now my lips will stay unchapped (ha, yeah right) AND I have a go-to weekend cuppa to keep me company as I slog through my accounting homework.
Flavors: Biting, Earth, Peppermint
Now that I have a kettle at work, I can bring better teas to drink during the day. Man, did I ever need a hot cuppa when I walked in this morning, too! The winter wind is enough to take your breath away. This is the first of probably many mugs of tea that I will consume today.
And what a delicious one it is, too! The base is definitely Ceylon, which mingles with the very high quality bergamot oil and gives the liquor the scents of cherry, cranberry, and citrus. I concur with the other reviews— this is a totally different animal than its bagged counterpart by the same company.
Upon sipping… The bergamot is there and is genuine, but does not overpower the cup. I get notes of orange, milk chocolate, and something metallic— iron? That might be due to my use of a metal tea ball infuser. It’s a finely blended and delicate tea, nonetheless. Excellent value for the price.
Flavors: Bergamot, Cherry, Chocolate, Cranberry
Purchased a cheap electric kettle for my desk at work because my hot water options up until this point were a dirty microwave or a Keurig, God help me.
This one tastes better when made with fresh, properly boiled water and steeped for a longer period of time. Imagine that! Bumping up the rating.
The Froot Loops taste went away and it actually resembles an EG now. Still not a fantastic one, but an acceptable work cuppa. Double-bagged it to increase flavor.
Must remember to bring my tea ball infuser for my loose-leaf Twinings EG tomorrow.
Flavors: Bergamot, Orange
Haven’t had this one in ages… I have this weird on-again, off-again relationship with coffee, but in the end, I always return to tea.
This is a green tea that I can get behind. It’s just so tasty! The coconut and vanilla flavoring smooths out any astringency that might occur from oversteeping and the ginger adds some depth to the overall flavor profile.
Love it. 10/10 stars!
Flavors: Coconut, Flowers, Ginger, Vanilla
I don’t know why I’m giving this one a second chance.
This tea… tastes like Froot Loops. I taste a fake orange flavor, but it certainly isn’t bergamot orange. And why on earth would they put marigold buds in an EG?
It’s fine if Lipton wants to make a black orangey-marigold blend. They just really shouldn’t bait and switch people by labeling it as something that it clearly is not.
Flavors: Artificial, Orange