7 Tasting Notes
You have to really love hibiscus to enjoy this tea – the name does not lie, it is certainly big. 1 sachet can make a whole pot of tea in fact. I love hibiscus and Steven Smith brings out the flower’s tart cranberry flavors.
Flavors: Hibiscus, Rosehips
Similar to previous reviewers, I would call this tea “not terrible.” Stash has a great reputation, and this earl grey – a standard earl grey – does not disappoint, but it is lacking a bit in flavor and robustness. Having said that, with a splash of honey and left to steep an extra couple of minutes, it’s nice after dinner.
Flavors: Bergamot, Vanilla
I feel terrible for not recommending this tea – I really, really wanted to like it! The yerba mate flavors are great, it smells wonderful with a hint of almond and vanilla. But, the final taste to me just feels off – for me, it kind of tastes like milk that’s gone off. It’s not good. A shame, it has such potential.
While I generally prefer loose leaf, there’s something comforting about Constant Comment. I have heard the founder of Bigelow speak and appreciate the stories about how this company was founded. This is great as a latte – though I use two tea bags for stronger flavor.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Orange, Smooth
This is by far my most favorite way to consume Yerba Mate. This is quite a spicy chai – one of the spicest, in fact, so if you do not like spicy, I don’t recommend this tea. The yerba mate flavors are fresh and well-accented by the array of spices. This makes a phenomenal latte – in fact, that is my preferred method of consumption.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Dark Bittersweet, Spices