3 Tasting Notes


Very difficult and unforgiving to brew. I tried this tea 3 times according to the instructions, and it always ended up BITTER. So I decided to use 165 degree water, and 1 minute (instead of 175 degrees, for 2 minutes). It turns out a bit better, and it’s drinkable, but I only drink it for the caffeine.

I wouldn’t say that it’s the worst tea I’ve ever had, but I won’t buy it again and I can’t really recommend it.

165 °F / 73 °C 1 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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I absolutely love Thai Iced Tea from Thai food places. I would say that this isn’t like any of the Thai iced tea I’ve ever gotten, but that’s not a bad thing at all. This stuff is seriously amazing— even my non-tea-drinking friends love this stuff.

It has a very distinct spicy, nutty flavor that does make an excellent iced tea, but this stuff really shines HOT, and with sweetened condensed milk.

I also steep this twice, despite suggestions saying not to. The second steep is a VERY different flavor, but it’s amazing in different ways— the pineapple really shines through on the second steep while the anise and the nutty flavors take a back seat.

185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 30 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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This tea has a much stronger smell than taste, which I’m fine with because the aroma is INTENSE! As other reviewers said, it smells like cake! The flavor is a little more difficult to pin down, but it’s creamy, fruity and a bit floral. It’s VERY sweet on its own, and doesn’t need any additional sweeteners (and I usually add a bit of sweetener to everything!).

Since the flavor is fairly subtle, it mixes well with more fruity teas. I tried it with a strawberry-flavored mix in the store, and it was lovely. I can imagine it would work really well with pineapple, too.

I’d recommend this tea, but for me, it’s not an everyday tea. It’s more of a late night/dessert tea that I would have every once in a while.

Flavors: Coconut, Cream, Flowers

205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 4 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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