8 Tasting Notes
It’s not awful, but it’s not the best either. I think it’s difficult to have a good chocolate tea on its own, and this one definitely benefits with milk or cream. Chocolate and hazelnut is a good combination, but I don’t know how well it works with tea.
I’m enjoying this at work right now! The cinnamon is strong, but not too strong. I got this one because I was having a bad tummy day, and cinnamon always seems to help soothe my stomach (and my nerves). This tea also reminds me of the sticks of Big Red gum my dad used to give me sometimes before school, so that might add to the comforting feeling.
Not what I expected! When the words “cinnamon” and “chai” together, its usually safe to assume a full blown spice-marathon in a cup. This was surprisingly light: just sweet enough, just spicy enough. I wouldn’t say it’s as potent as a regular chai though. A nice tea to unwind with.
I really enjoy this tea, and it seems more innately sweet than most peppermint teas. It actually reminds me more of a candy cane than straight peppermint, so the art on the box is really appropriate. It’s great nonetheless, especially with milk or cream.
I love sweet teas, but this one has too a little bit of a bitter bite at the end. I tried to deaden the bitterness with cream, and it worked to a point, but I still tasted it a bit. It smells really awesome out of the bag, but I much prefer Bigelow’s Vanilla Caramel — no weird bitter aftertaste and better price.
This tea reminds me so much of the rosa de jamaica that I drank while in Guatemala (served cold, with lots o’ honey!). But its also a very nice tea to drink hot; Tazo Passion was a staple when getting together with my girlfriends at night to catch up on our day. We called it “hot, sweet Passion”. It’s best if its sweetened, otherwise, it’s a little too bitter.
My mother started me on Traditional Medicinals Echinacea when I was 7. I know echinacea is good for the immune system, but I like to drink this because it has a nice, mildly sweet flavor. The lemongrass and spearmint (the spearmint being quite obvious, but harmonious) in the blend make it more of an everyday tasty tea than an herbal tea only used for medicinal purposes (i.e. Valerian root).