My Brother gave this tea to me. He works in a lab at the Universiy of Michigan. I have not had rooibos by itself to single out the the different flavors. It has and interesting aroma almost a little sour but still a little sweet too. It’s not the kind of cherry flavor that you expect from say a cherry soda. It’s tasty though and is good mixed with other teas. I especially like setting it up on a date with the Iron Goddess of Mercy. When they get together it almost tastes like a beer. Very much like a flemish sour ale.
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I’ve been looking for this tea on seeing good reviews. I found it finally at the Vitamin Shoppe instead and had a coupon for a dollar off. Instantly smelled like chocolate chai to me. I really like the robust dense body of this tea, and the left behind cocoa residue. I thought it was like coffee with chai dipped in it….which I see that I’m not alone in thinking that after now reading Cofftea’s review of this tea. I like it. It reminds me more of coffee than any tea I have had. It’s not as dark as Dr. Tea’s Imperial Pu-Erh but still quite tasty.
Nice aroma in the bag. After it’s brewed….still nice aroma but I really didn’t taste a whole lot of flavor. The body of the tea was fairly heavy for a green tea. It’s decent. It was a gift so not much to complain about.
Has a smell like the attic at first…a little bitterness but overall not bad. The aroma in the cup is pleasing. It is muscatel which I’m not exactly sure the definition….but to me that means an aroma of fall leaves….which I don’t think is a bad thing because fall is one of my favorite seasons.
Quite a spicy little tart here. A nice mix of Ginger and lemon it got a little kick to it which is lovely….almost makes you think theres pepper in there. Mix this with stash’s peppermint herbal and you have an amazing stomach elixer.
I got this on sale for 6 an ounce….so already I was excited to try it. The leaves have a somewhat sweet vegetal aroma. The liquor is pale like greener oolongs that I am fond of. The flavor is similar to Tin Kuan Yins that I have tried before. It’s not one of my regular steeps but still quite good!
Yeah it’s just ok.
Not bad decent green tea and the orange added a nice touch
I don’t if I got a bad box of this but blech! The aroma wasn’t bad but there was no flavor. I had to put sugar in to get any peach flavor or lemongrass. I just am not impressed with this. Lipton’s bagged teas have more flavor than this
Oh Iron Goddess of Mercy we thank thee for thy pale liquor. I found this at the Asian grocery for about six dollars for 10 ounces. I can honestly say that I think this tea is just as high a quality as some that you would pay 2-3 times more for. Good for three steeps no problem and not lose flavor. I’ve mixed it with Pu-Erh and a cherry rooibos and have had fantastic results. Mixed with the cherry flavor you get a taste similar to beer.
I have found this at the asian grocery near me. The flavor is good. Not to much different than other matchas I have had. Don’t know much about it, but for the price it is great standalone or in a post run smoothie. I would recomend sifting it before making tea cause it tends to be clumpy.
Started off the day with this a nice light black tea. Very aromatic and flavorful….kinda make you feel like you are somewhere tropical. Would be great iced.
Back logging here. I got a can of this during the summer and it was the first can of tea that I cashed from Dr. Tea. This is a good everyday tea. The flavor is a little astringent but I still loved it. I couldn’t get a lot of Pu-Erh flavor out of this but I could taste the ancient tea tree. I would love to try them individually. I like it quite a bit and will likely order more.
I just brewed this before I hit the airwaves. It hit my palette and I noticed familiar flavors to me….definitely the lemongrass, and cinnamon….but what I really noticed is that it reminded me of Tazo(Starbucks) Passion tea. In addition the Pu-Erh. Quite enjoyable this time around especially after chinese for lunch. Got 2 good steepings out of it.
I’m at my fiancé’s place and starting off the day with this tea. I was very surprised with this tea. It has a very tasty berry flavor. The aroma is almost like cobbler. I love that you can get multiple steeps out of this. Well done Lipton!
I decided to try this while my future wife and I were out. Overall I didn’t think it was too bad. As I sipped it more on the way home I realized how much it tasted like the Yunnan black tea that I got at the local Asian supermarket…..except there for .75 cents an ounce. It’s good but I’d rather save the four dollars an ounce for something else.
I got this for Christmas from my parents. It’s just ok. The blueberry and Acai sent is nice. Flavor is not bad. Lipton’s green tea tends to be a little bitter in my opinion, and sometimes doesn’t agree with my stomach. Not bad to have on hand at work for a quick tea break.
Picked this up because It was very affordable. I like this one a lot it’s a great pick me up in the morning. I added a little bit of the Azteca Fire and was quite tasty. A splash of almond milk is delicious in this or by itself.
used this to marinate beef for chili…….he he yum!!
more back logging I tried this one because I liked the Strawberry blend that Teavana has. I gotta say that this one tastes funny to me. I can tell they use the chai blend that they put in the Samarui Chai and smell delightful but in a cup it’s just ok I was hoping for more Pu-Erh taste to come out….still pretty good.
As a coffee drinker I love this tea. The hints of cocoa and vanilla are amazing. I love that Teavana added the Assam to this blend. Being a former cigar afficianodo this tea reminds me a little of a black and mild in a good way. This has been my morning starter at least for the past 2 week.
Backlogging on this one: I bought this in my Christmas tea spree. I don’t usually drink a lot of herbals besides peppermint. I like this one. When I have had it I have not gotten the Chili Pepper much but I like the combo of the Strawberry and Chocolate in it.
Had this after dinner tonight. The it’s like an Andes mint in you cup. The aroma is fantastic. The chocolate is the first thing you taste and then whoa! Hello mint. You could. definitely use this tea to replace sweets. I like it. I steeped it a second time and added some Pu-Erh that I have. The chocomint flavor still was strong along with the Pu-Erh.
After reading pizzagirl’s review I decided to write a review of this. I have used this for years. I don’t get sick very often but being behind the mic in radio and DJing gotta take care of the voice. This does a great job of soothing a scratchy throat…..and it’s pretty tasty.