2 Tasting Notes

drank Bellini by Tetley
2 tasting notes

This tea was on clearance at my local Target, so of course I had to pick it up and give it a try. I found the most prominent aromas of the tea to be orange zest, licorice and ginger. The tea itself brewed a very nice orange/amber color but lost most of its aroma after steeping. This was not lost on me as I did not find the aroma particularly pleasing. I have drank this both hot and cold, and it is delicious both ways. When cold, there is more of a tarty bite at the end of each sip which I greatly enjoy. The orange flavor does not come across as overwhelming or artificial, although it is very dominant. I think this tea would make a wonderful summer iced tea, or even work well frozen into ice cubes or popsicles.

Flavors: Orange, Peach, Tangy, Tart

205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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Upon opening my free sample of this tea, I took note of the deliciously sweet and identifiable smell of fresh apple custard — it is truly the perfect scent to wake up to on a cold morning. I brewed it as on the packet – 1.25 tsp for 7 minutes at 96C. This tea brewed as a fairly pale yellow and retained most of the aroma pre-steeping. The flavor comes across as a smooth, creamy vanilla custard with extremely subtle sweet hints of apple and golden raisin following each sip. The flavors carry very well with the chamomile. I found the aftertaste of this tea to be very sweet, and liken it to DAVID’s Cotton Candy; however, I’m a fan of Cotton Candy so it’s definitely not a bad thing. If I were to try this tea again, I would recommend a steep time of less than 7 minutes to perhaps allow the apple notes a better chance of coming through. Overall, a great warm and sweet tea for the winter season, but not what I would consider to be an apple tea.

Flavors: Custard, Vanilla

205 °F / 96 °C 7 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 250 ML

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