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I really enjoy this breakfast tea. It’s almost exactly what I look for in the morning. Smooth yet bold. It is strong enough for the morning, but also smooth and subtle enough for an afternoon sip.
(trying to get back into Steepster!!) tried a sample of this tea last night. I don’t usually care for flavored teas, especially those with bergamot. But I did enjoy this one. It was surprisingly smooth and the citrus was subtle. Definitely vanilla as well. Not something I’d reach for, but I can understand why it’s so popular.
first post in awhile! anyway, I actually like the bitterness in this tea. I prefer less vegetal green teas, so this one works for me. It doesn’t have a huge amount of flavor, but it is slightly vegetal, bitter, and punchy.
this is a nice tea for the current chilly early spring weather. the floral aroma gets me excited to see spring flowers. the dry leaf and brew have a very strong jasmine scent, but the tea is only subtle in jasmine flavor.A little bit of the grassy green tea comes through. The package says to steep for 5 minutes, but that was too long. the tea was too bitter. i’d say don’t do more than 3 minutes. A simple and refreshing tea.
I think this tea is adorable. I got a complimentary cup at the new NYC location. I’m usually NEVER a fan of flavored, or gimmicky tea, but this one just struck me the right way. It’s fun, and sparkly. The flavor is mostly cinnamon, with a bit of orange, and I think I detect some vanilla. Definitely not something I’d have around the house, but it would be great for a holiday party. The cinnamon has a nice warming effect, especially on this cloudy NYC day.
This is very roasty, and bold! Smooth and not a hint of bitterness. very nice.
This tea is soothing and delicious. I’m definitely tasting that dreamy incense flavor, as well as dark red wine and cacao. there is also a pleasing floral note. I’m also getting a flavor I can only describe as ‘leather’, one that I’ve had before in similar black teas. Truly, it’s ‘leather’ in the best possible way! This is a quality cup.
wow, i love this chai! I’m very particular with my masala chai- i find that most mixtures usually taste only of cardamom. this one is just right! it’s peppery, gingery, clove-y…sort of like a strong gingersnap cookie but with cardamom. i added it to hot milk and a little sugar. lovely!!
this tea would be great if you’re not feeling well, it reminds me of the honey and lemon tea my mom used to give me when I was sick. it is very citrusy, but I didn’t taste much green tea or honey flavor. the citrus masked everything. I’d probably just keep it around for days when I’m under the weather.
trying to get back into writing tasting notes- tried this one today- smells mostly of cocoa which was interesting. I liked it though- it was actually smooth, not bitter at all for me. malty and chocolatey. I’d like a little bit of brightness though. not a bad sip.
A few friends gave me a lovely gift of assorted teabags from Radiance. Oriental Beauty was included in the box. The aroma is wonderful- honey and floral.
Just like the previous poster, I am surprised that it has such a sweet flavor! Honey is the predominant flavor, and I also taste some apricot. This tea is very soothing, and gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling! I’m not getting much ‘oolong’ flavor though, since the honey is so strong. I will try another infusion to see if that changes. Still a lovely tea.
I’ve had a very sleepy, busy day and this tea is making it much better! It is super smooth and has a malty and sweet taste. very enjoyable!
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trying this tea for the first time. I’m fairly new to Pu-erh so i wasn’t sure how long to brew it. Ended up washing the leaves, then brewing it for as long as it took to stop by 14 month old from eating food out of the cat’s dish. resulting brew was slightly smokey, and has the leathery taste I’ve been encountering with the few Pu-erh’s I’ve had. similar to tobacco, or a chinese herb shop. a very subtle hint of sweetness. Didn’t notice the chrysanthemum at all.
This tea wasn’t bad- a solid english breakfast. I love that it is decaf, so I can drink it any time that I am craving a black tea. I’m not getting many distinct flavor notes, a little malt, perhaps. I haven’t tried this brand before, I’m looking forward to tasting some of their other offerings!
This is a tasty but basic black tea, with a great cause. The leaves are tiny, dark, and pellet-like. Not what I was expecting, but I didn’t want to judge on just the leaf appearance alone. The leaves have a lovely sweet cocoa scent.
After steeping, the liquor tastes of whole wheat toast, and dark chocolate. It is a strong brew that is very basic, perfect for the morning and would hold up well to milk and sugar. It’s an easy tea to over-steep, so be very careful A teaspoon for each cup is more than enough, and watch that you don’t steep for more than 3 minutes. Not the best black tea I’ve ever had, but good, and the proceeds go to a good cause!!
gorgeous dark twisted leaves lead to a very light green brew. The liquor smells like roasted broccoli to me. vegetal but roasty, with some seaweed thrown in. the taste is of kelp, asparagus, and a little bit of honey thrown in. it is mild and refreshing. i prefer a stronger pouchong, but this is a great all-day tea.
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I won this tea in an fb contest. but now I have so much of it! This was my first time trying it- very bitter, I didn’t think I steeped it more than 3 minutes, but I must not have been paying attention. The chocolate smell is very strong- many of my office mates walked past and asked why they were smelling chocolate! I don’t really smell chocolate covered strawberry, more like a fake chocolate smell that reminds me of scratch n’ sniff stickers from when I was a kid. I’ll have to try this again with a shorter steep. milk may help as well.
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i like to drink this one in the afternoon- it’s light and gentle, feels like it is soothing my just-gorged-on-leftover-v-day-chocolates tummy. working well for me today.
This is a very pretty tea, perfect for Valentine’s day! I made a lovely picture with it for my blog
Unfortunately I think I’ve discovered that I’m not a huge fan of Rooibos. Of the few that I’ve tried, I just don’t enjoy the flavor that seems specific to Rooibos. But I will keep on trying! I do love the idea of this tea.