Really enjoyed this one, even when I oversteeped it a bit. Nice flavor and not too bitter.
44 Tasting Notes
Smells amazing in the bag and in the cup. Found the taste a bit disappointing, but still not bad for a flavoured oolong.
Not bad for a chocolate tea. I mostly enjoy the smell of this one, finding that once I brew up an cup and drink it, it doesn’t quite match my expectations.
This one is pretty good. It definitely has a good, strong peach aroma when I open the bag. Once brewed, it’s the pleasant, smooth flavor I expect from an Oolong. I’m surprised I don’t get more peach flavor, but maybe my peach taste buds are on strike after all the peaches I’ve been eating this summer?
I did find that compared to the milk oolong, the peaches and cream has more broken leaves once steeped. It’s not the end of the world for me, but I thought it odd.
I bought this tea today because it was part of the 75% off sale. I’d read the reviews here previously, and like another reviewer I was kind of surprised that people were shocked the tea tasted and smelled like honey.
Well, it absolutely smells like honey. I’m pretty sure it out honeys my jar of raw honey at home (that I’m currently unable to find, I blame the dog). It borders on being the kind of scent that hurts the nose a bit.
I waited somewhat impatiently while it brewed because I do love me some honey.
In the end, I’m not disappointed in this tea. It’s ok. In flavor, the honey is there, but not all that strong. I don’t taste vanilla at all which is what brings it down a bit for me. It’s probably going to join the other bags cluttering my desk at work, but I don’t think I’d buy it again (if I had the opportunity, which I probably won’t)
I like chai and I like mate so I bought this tea for my husband. He’s been looking for a tea to start replacing some of his coffee consumption and I figured this one might be it – it’s not the first I’ve tried to accomplish this.
This time though? It worked and he’s taken my bag to work with him! I had some before he ran off with it and quite enjoyed it. It has a nice chai flavor to it and the mate doesn’t diminish it at all.
I guess if I’m going to buy this again, I’ve got to get out there and do it ASAP.
Teaopia has their summer sale on right now and when I went there at lunch, I found the teas on my list were on sale (woot) so I decided to add this one to my order (even though it wasn’t on sale) since I was curious and I’d save so much on my other teas.
I don’t mind this, but it isn’t quite what I was expecting. I’m finding it more like a black tea than an oolong which is slightly disappointing. Although I may have oversteeped it or had the water too hot so I won’t completely blame the tea.
It is fairly tasty though.
Based on my previous review, I suppose this means that the Olympics are a special occasion. The only other option is that Monday (and me being late for work) is a special occasion. The Olympics happen less often so I’ll give them credit for my dusting off of the tin of White Pear.
I still enjoy it, but after exploring other tea options, I’m finding that maybe I don’t love it as much as I’d remembered.
Still nice and light, but I don’t taste as much pear (perhaps this could be blamed on the dusty tin).
Maybe I’ll try icing it tonight to see if I like that better.
When I was picking up some teas, my husband ordered an iced tropicalia so of course I had to try some of it. I’m pretty impressed with this one. I found that I really tasted the coconut and pineapple, while my husband found he tasted a lot of vanilla.
Either way, it was slightly sweet and definitely refreshing.
Picked up a few teas at Davids on the weekend and the moment I got home I had to brew this one up and then ice it. I wasn’t disappointed, it’s fruity and sweet and such a great colour. I could see kids absolutely loving this tea.
I really enjoyed the smell of the leaves in the tin, although I was a little surprised by the slightly sweet scent I got. As a straight green tea, I wasn’t expecting sweet.
Good thing since there isn’t a hint of sweet once the leaves are steeped. the wet leaves have lost most of their scent and the tea is hardly scented at all which is fine.
I primarily drink flavored teas so rating and describing this one is a little harder to do. I would drink it again, absolutely. Just maybe not on a Friday morning. Maybe it’s more of a Monday morning, “Oh God, there’s so much week left!” tea.
It does have a nice, delicate flavor. It isn’t overpowering or bitter. I’m ok with it, but not wowed.
Cold brewed this recently and found that the mint gets stronger and the lime recedes some. Very enjoyable.
Wanted to add another tasting note. Even though this is called “White Christmas,” I decided to try it cold steeped because I was running out of bagged tea and I was too lazy to bother with loose leaves for a quick pitcher in the the heat.
So surprised. In the ridiculous heat we’re experiencing currently, this has a nice, cooling mint flavor. It’s too bad I probably can’t pick any more of this up until winter comes back.
Tried this one last weekend. As wonderful as it smelled in the bag, it just didn’t live up to my expectations in the cup. Ended up bland and not nearly as full of cinnamon flavor as I’d hoped. Too bad.
Whenever I used to go to Moxie’s for brunch, I’d get this tea. I’m amused reading the reviews for it and afraid to ever order it again. I’ve discovered so many loose leaf teas that I love now and I’d hate to be disappointed by an old favorite after so much time.
That said, how “favorite” could it be if I’ve never actually bought a box of it?
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I remember really liking this one, so much that I’ve been saving the remaining sample I have for a special-ish occasion.
I’m going to try it iced this weekend I think. I’ll pretend I’m celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Stampede without actually attending the event. Seems special to me.
I didn’t mind this tea. It was good, but I expected a bit more citrus flavor. I finished the sample I had, but I don’t think I’ll be looking for more of it.
I love Chai tea so on my last order of Keurig k-cups, I figured I’d add in a nice Chai for those mornings I’m a bit rushed. When I opened the shipping box, I felt a little twinge of guilt – tea in a Keurig. Oh boy.
I tried it right away and I was disappointed. Bitter and flavorless – how on earth do you do that to a Chai? HOW?
Now, I’ve got a whole box of k-cups I need to do something with, right? So the next one I tried, I mixed in a healthy dose of International Delights French Vanilla and crossed my fingers.
I’ve never, ever added International Delights to any tea prior to this experiment. I never thought I would. Seriously.
The tea was saved. Definitely drinkable, which also raised the rating of the tea significantly.
I will not be buying this tea again.
I always enjoy this tea when fall starts turning to winter and it just feels super comforting. It isn’t a tea I’d go out of my way to buy and drink frequently, just nice every so often.
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I have the bagged tea on this one and while it’s ok, it’s not really great.
This used to be my favorite tea. I still have to rate it fairly highly because of that, but I’m afraid I’ve moved on.
I do still love getting an unsweetened passion iced tea at Starbucks though so there’s that.
I didn’t mind this tea, but I really drank it to help me sleep.
It worked. Every night that I had a cup (or two) before bed, I slept like a rock so it was absolutely worth it.