170 Tasting Notes
I guess this is probably your generic, green maté as it should taste, but to be honest, I never drank any other plain maté than this one, so I’m not in a position to compare. I don’t think I’ll try another any soon either; why go for something new when what I find to be totally perfect is right in my cupboard? For some reason, I never get tired of the maté taste, quite the opposite, I always feel like having some. The taste is so complex, yet so light that I could drink many many cups in a row. I’m afraid I can’t find the right adjectives to describe it. Surely, it’s a bit grassy, but in a different way than senchas. It’s slightly sweet, maybe more so in the aftertaste, which reminds me of maple water (the stuff that comes directly out of the trees – maybe you have to be Canadian to have tasted that previously ;P). There’s also this distinctive taste that I can’t get enough of, but I can’t think of anything else tasting like it for comparison. And through all this, there’s still a refreshing feeling, maybe because it’s light: I would compare this sensation to that of a good white tea. I’m really happy it’s so cheap, if it was expensive, I could really ruin myself for this stuff!
Wrong name; this tea should have been called Electric Ginger! Sure, there’s a lemony taste somewhere (not tart at all though), but it’s intensely gingery. And the more you steep it, the more the ginger takes the whole place. I’m not saying it’s a bad thing, but I was expecting something powerfully lemony. I like ginger and ginger teas in general, so I found it quite nice overall. However, it is hardly very different from many other ginger teas I’ve had. The green tea behind the ginger taste is there, though I had to concentrate a bit to find it, and does taste very nice.
Just grabbed a cup of this on my way home from uni. Beautiful, sunny spring day – I thought: yes, today is the day to try that Green Seduction tea. Something green and fruity sounded fitting to go along with the snow melting all around. I had heard a lot of good things about it, yet never really felt like buying a bag of it. I ordered it without really remembering what it was exactly, I just knew it was fruity and green.
The tea is good. It’s green, and fruity, so I was quite happy with my choice. But honestly, I was also happy I hadn’t bought a bag of it for my cupboard. While it’s good, I didn’t feel it was very different from most fruity greens I’ve tried so far. I just read in the description that it has pomegranate, and really, I could never have guessed. Even now that I know, I can’t taste it. To me, it tastes like a generic fruity green tea. But a good one!
So, I guess I am on a roll of reviewing teas that don’t exist anymore. I am particularly sad that this one got discontinued, as I have just finished what little of it I had left. This is one of the teas I have used many times to introduce my friends to the greatness of tea, and it did make a few new happy drinkers. It also is the tea that helped me get through countless sleepless nights (ok, I could probably count them, I’m lazy), studying or typing some essay, thanks to the mighty power of maté. The best way I could describe the taste is: After Eight in your cup. Minus the sugar. It’s really that simple (and my friends all agreed on that!). And since I love After Eights, 1+1=2, I love this tea! The taste of maté gets a bit lost in there, but not entirely (you have to concentrate pretty hard).
I guess it got replaced by the Mint Chocolate Rooibos, which I haven’t yet tried, but I suspect it tastes very similar. But rooibos instead of maté? Whyyyy?? Rooibos makes me sleepy! Now, my exams are coming up, and I am left wondering what will help me make the sleepless nights more enjoyable. Sad, very sad indeed!
Emotional outburst aside, I am really enjoying this last cup of it I’m having now!