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A sample from KittyLovesTea. I quite like orange in fruit teas, so I was interested to give this one a go. Interestingly, there’s a whole lot of chamomile in this blend. I can also see pieces of dried orange peel, cranberries, rosehip and hibiscus. Maybe good or maybe bad. I used 1 tsp of leaf, and gave it 4 minutes in boiling water. The resulting liquor is an odd reddish-grreen, and smells distinctly herbal. It’s hard to pinpoint an exact scent, but I wouldn’t say orange or cranberry.
Similarly with the taste, which is mostly chamomile and hibiscus. The hibiscus comes our first, as it usually does, and adds a tart, slightly sour, overtone. Second to emerge is the chamomile, which is sweet and honey-like. Not a great combination with hibi. I can taste a tiny bit of orange right at the end of the sip, but it’s nothing like as strong as I was hoping. Mostly, drinking this one reminds me of berocca.
It’s not unpleasant, per se, but it’s not a winner with me either. I can’t taste cranberry at all, so it’s mostly a hibiscus-chamomile tea, with an aftertaste of orange. Drinkable, but disappointing.
Oh my goodness. I didn’t realize this was a chamomile tea. I totally thought it was rooibos. My cousin in Oregon sent me tea last summer from a tea store up there. I hadn’t had much tea up until then. She sent me a few random RoT tea bags, and a couple tea bags of this tea. I totally fell in love. Thought this was the best vanilla tea ever.
Then a couple months later, I bought a pack of 100 tea bags of it because I loved it so much, and it was a way better deal than anything else I found.
But after entering the tea world, I got wrapped up in trying other teas, and kinda forgot about this one.
Not trying it again today. The chamomile totally caught me off guard. Totally oversteeped it too which made the chamomile have more of the sour bite to it. xD
I remember why I liked it though. It’s super sweet. It’s not a subtle vanilla at all, it’s very in your face.
But since I oversteeped it, it just tasted like super sour chamomile and a crap load of sugar in my mug. xD Anyway, I will definitely not over-steep it next time. And I’ll remember it’s chamomile. xD
On the bright side, the chamomile did relax my muscles some. And it’s been a horrible day, so chamomile is much needed for today!
Flavors: Sour, Sugar, Sweet
This is a nice, light green tea with a light mint taste. I quite like it. I find it soothing and refreshing. I drink a lot of green tea but sometimes I get bored with it so I like to change it up by drinking a green tea that has another flavour added. I find any tea with mint added, helps settle my stomach if I’m having tummy issues.
Flavors: Green, Mint
Not my favourite green tea. I find it a little pungent and bitter. I don’t hate it and still drink it on occasion but there are better ones out there. I prefer my green tea on the mild side and this one is stronger so if that’s what you prefer then you might like it. Aside from the strong green tea taste, it also has a strong jasmine flavour which I don’t care for. I’m not caring much for jasmine these days. If you like your tea bold, you may want to give this a try but if you’re like me (a tea wimp) then I would give this one a pass. (Since others have said that for them this tea is light flavoured, I should mention that I drink it with the tea bag left in so maybe that’s why it seems so strong to me.)
Flavors: Green, Jasmine