Buying this is all right if used in a versitile manner of blends, or flavoring. Is the tea good? Worth buying? Worth drinking it and falling in love? No and yes. Its a tea that will sell by quantities in huge bags and delivers a bit more taste than a lipton. But, when its all comes down its just an average say near below average. Its really flat with a hint of wintergreen and whatever the leaves was sprayed with! No matter how many infusion ( if possible) or the methods between western or Turkish brew methods its just plain if not worse when brewed in Turkish style. Personally, I blame on the way the tea is harvested, being cut with clippers and possible fertilized with chemicals that explains the chemical after taste. The tea afterword was just butchered of taste and quality. Good tea for bulk and everyday use but in the end its nothing special.
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the only thing that makes me drink this awfully sweet" tea" is when my stashes of tea run dry! A cheap last resort, a slap to the face, a distant memory of good tea….the taste of loneliness.
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great tea for all occasions, sorta like a kenyan black and assam-y flaor to it. Great with lots of milk and sugar for a pick me up
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A tea certainly for the few! At 20$ an oz its too expensive but understandable since its does have the exact flavors as described: Floral, a bit astringent, and lightly muscatel.
Nice edition to chai teas! The cloves are always the prominent taste, Rooibos has faint taste, all the spices just serve to moderate the overbearing clove that makes it too medicinal! Just add the sugar and or milk…and you got heaven!
Nice ceylon tea!
Minty and lively, nurturing and healthy green tea!
Mother Gaia in Tea form! A wonderful starters tea for anyone interested in exploring the world of Pu-Erh. The taste of of the soil is grown in , the malty and rich taste you get with each sip, its like feeling your the tea itself absorbing the nutrients it absorbs and nourished by it! A definite standby for me!
Smooth Rooibos with the taste of chai spices moderated with ginger and lemongrass! Really refreshing and thirst quenching not too medicinal of chai teas
Edit: 2011-2012 batch of this rooibos chai is profoundly weak in the chai department and worst the lack of taste of the rooibos! Its brewed in the usual 200 plus degree range, filtered water with 1-2 teaspoon depending on the level of strength of taste. No matter what adjustments made its still weak…disappointment but expected. The popular this tea and importantly its cheap price of 3.80 per 20z in teavana is all the more attractive to stock up, but prone to changes especially with teavana. Price hikes and lack of quality ain’t gonna save their fortunes!