42 Tasting Notes
Smooth citrus flavor that doesn’t dry out your throat, but also isn’t very potent. Kind of similar to grapefruit but not as sour.
Tart and sweet, reminiscent of a lemonade. Lovely late-summer iced tea blend. Also tasty brewed hot.
The most richly chocolate-coconut tisane I could have imagined. This is my favorite dessert tea!
This is a stunning masala chai blend. I can taste peppermint in it, as well as the usual suspects (cinnamon, ginger, pepper). I also caught hints of liquorice, and pretty much any tea that has that in it wins my love. Not sure what their steep time/boiling temp/milk or sugar ratios were, but it was a.m.a.z.i.n.g! At this point, the best masala chai I’ve ever had.
A very toasty cup of minty goodness. The lemon balm is subtle, and the balance between peppermint and spearmint is almost perfect. My only complaint: again with the frustratingly tiny shreds that end up as sediment in the bottom of my cup (but at least it’s only a tisane so it’s not icky to chew up the pieces).
LOTS O’ PEPPERMINT! While it’s very refreshing, and would be pleasing in summer or winter, it’s frustrating how teensy the pieces of rooibos and peppermint are – they seem to seep through any sort of straining device into your cup. So long as you can overlook sediment though, this peppermint tisane is a win.
Every company seemingly has a moroccan mint tea in their stash and Republic of Tea is no different. The strength of the mint flavor is mitigated by the green tea, which makes for a nice blend of green tea and peppermint. It has a grassy aftertaste that’s quite pleasant. Definitely a win for green tea lovers who want a little peppermint in their cups.
The name does not reveal the green tea base of this blend, which made it a little disappointing given that I was looking for a straight-up mint tisane. When old, tannin flavors come through strongly, with a lightly peppermint aftertaste. Will possibly try again at a later date with a fresher bag.
Smells fermented and alcoholic, which is sad because I expected something that smelled like a perfume of vanilla. When brewed, it does smell like a nicer, lighter vanilla, but it tastes alcoholic, which is not what I’m looking for in a tea. All-around disappointment, which is so unlike their other teas!
Quite tart, but the vanilla provides a nicely sweetness that’s almost smoky. It’s not too tart, or too sweet, but the flavors are frustratingly indistinct.