I love this tea! It’s the perfect tea for summer. It’s light and fruity, which is definitely a guilty pleasure for me! I’ve been following the brewing instructions (although giving it a little more time on the second steeping) and it’s been perfect!
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I was really disappointed by this tea. I bought it in a fit of homesickness – I’m very far from my native Vermont, and when I saw it in a Russian mall I thought it was too good to be true! It came in the coolest tin, too (UVM green and gold!) so I figured it would be worth an impulse buy. But I’ve been so disappointed! I’ve really tried to make this tea work – experimenting with steeping times, water temperatures… even cold steeping it! But nothing seems to make it taste good. Like Jillian said, it’s got a really weird, synthetic flavor to it that makes the whole thing taste frankly kind of gross.
This is the first time I’ve had a really bad experience with loose leaf tea… but I suppose it had to happen eventually!
This is a great black tea! It’s strong enough to stand up to milk and sugar, which I’ve been enjoying in the brisk mornings as the weather has been cooling down (it reminds me almost of chai!). It’s a perfect morning tea- just the smell of it is enough to get me out of bed :)
Both the champagne and the rosé descriptions are right on! The label says to steep for 1-2 times, but I’ve steeped mine three times and it still tastes wonderful! A really great tasting tea.
Naturally sweet, and great for winter!
This tea was originally recommended to me by a voice teacher when I started to have problems with my throat- for years, it was the only thing that would keep my throat condition under control. Perhaps I am unfairly biased as a result, but I have an abiding affection for this tea. It’s one of those things that doesn’t taste great if you’re not sick, but if you’ve got a bad cold/sore throat, it’s a lifesaver! I would recommend everyone have at least a bag or two of this in their tea cabinet, just because it’s such a great tea to have when you’re feeling under the weather. I usually steep it for 10-15 min (you can pretty much just leave it in the mug, because it’s a tisane and thus won’t go bitter) and add some honey for some extra throat coating. I don’t usually drink it for the taste, but the taste definitely isn’t bad, especially with some extra honey.
Amazing! Truly an excellent everyday tea- easy to make and doesn’t steep for too long, so it’s easy to throw in a mug and go! It’s a bagged tea with the expectations of a loose leaf: it’s got a great flavor, but you have to respect the tea- not like other bagged teas that you can leave in a mug for hours. I’ve found that I definitely have to keep an eye on this tea as it’s steeping (I’m usually pretty good about using a stopwatch, which helps!), but if brewed for the right amount of time it really delivers! Definitely my favorite black tea :)
This tea tastes a lot like Throat Coat by Traditional Medicinals- the licorice, perhaps? A coworker said it ‘smells like Christmas!’ so I suppose that’s a point in its favor! It definitely has a warm, spicy smell, and is a solid herbal blend. Definitely good for the wintertime, or on a night when you want to curl up with a cup of tea but it’s too late for a nice mug of PG tips :)
Really wonderful tea! I adore Lupicia. Perfectly light, subtle flavors, and a nice umami. I usually wait five minutes after the water boils to begin steeping this tea, and brew for the full one minute.
Probably my favorite herbal tea at this point! Nice light flavor and naturally sweet- perfect with just a little bit of raw sugar. No need to worry about oversteeping it, because the flavor is light enough to take a little extra time in the water.
Really suprisingly wonderful! I grew up in Japan and was very pleased to find Ito En at costco- I was very skeptical at first, but the excellent quality of this tea really won me over, and the bags (silk-like [nylon perhaps?] pyramid bags) were so convenient! Before this I had lost all faith in bagged tea, and I have Ito En to thank for restoring it. Also, the matcha in each pouch is really awesome, and the plastic pouches are perfect for purses- totally airtight! I would highly recommend this tea, especially if you’re a busy person as well as a tea aficionado reluctant to go back to bagged tea. I usually steep for 30 seconds after letting boiled water cool for 2~5 min.
This is hands down my favorite tea ever. Sweet but not overpowering, the liqueur is beautiful and the smell is divine! I sincerely wish I had a never-ending supply of Jardin Sauvage- an impulse buy at the Lupicia store in San Francisco had me hooked, and I’ve been craving it ever since! It’s perfect if you like sweet teas, but if you’re not big on sweetness in your tea you might be less enthusiastic than I…
Loved this! Steeped for the maximum recommended brewing time (5 min, if I recall correctly) and had just a little bit of sugar with it. I’m a sucker for peach teas, but I loved the ginger kick! Truly one of the best bagged black teas I’ve had.