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Ever drive to Wichita? Don’t bother, we took care of it for you. Hot, flat, and highly unexciting…which is why hubby pulled into a World Market on the way out of town so it would at least feel like we had a little whimsy on the trip.
And there this was. It had me at strawberry and the rubber duck on the box. I didn’t even look at the ingredient list, which includes a couple of my unfavorites—hibiscus and licorice.
But you know what? They are barely noticeable in this luscious and remarkably strawberry little surprise. I don’t do alcohol, so I can’t tell you if the daiquiri part of it is flavor-accurate, but this is pleasant and strong on the strawberry. (Most of you know how much I love good strawberry tea.)
Have had one cup hot, one cup chilled. Just right both times. A little sugar and it would taste like Kool-Aid for grownups. Perfect on a triple-digit, fry-yer-eyeballs week.
I was really excited to buy this tea because I love lychees and ginger so I thought this would be an amazing pairing. However, when I brought into my office to brew I noticed that it had rose petals and I normally do not like anything with rose petals as I find it to be overtly perfumey and give me a headache. But since I just purchased it I thought that I would try at least one cup and I am glad that I did. You mostly get the taste from the white tea which I love and the lychee also love. I do not get much from the rose petal except from the smell of the dry leaves but not once brewed much to my satisfaction. The marigold taste is present along with the apple pieces, this is a nice mellow brew.
Flavors: Apple, Fruit Tree Flowers, Lychee
Mild to light flavored tea. I get a very light citrus/almond note accompanying its mild tea flavor. Agreeable both hot or iced. One of the better white teas I have tried, many tend to have too strong of a citrus flavor for my preferences. I tend to prefer non-herbal, strong black teas; however, this was a delightful change of palate. Four O’Clock has become one of my favorite tea brands based on this tea and their Breakfast/English Breakfast blend. Slightly expensive for an everyday product, but would recommend as an occasional treat.
Flavors: Almond, Bamboo, Citrus
One of my favorite black teas. I drink both iced and hot black tea daily and by far this is one of my favorites. Slightly pricey as far as black teas go, but for me, its worth the price. I would say it is comparable to Twinings. Its a bold, full flavored black tea but does come across as bitter. I would also recommend the white tea from Four O’Clock as well; however, the green tea wasn’t one of my favorites from them.
I made a big pitcher of iced tea. I’ve been drinking most of my tea iced lately. I find it a nice change of pace from having it hot and I’m finding it quite refreshing for the summertime. I mixed together this tea with Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime Vanilla and the result was a treat. Tastes like strawberry bubblegum! Really nice! The strawberry flavour was obviously coming from this tea and it did taste like sweet, ripe, juicy strawberries. I will prepare this combination again until my Sleepytime Vanilla is gone and then I will make it using only the Strawberry Daiquiri.
Flavors: Strawberry, Sweet
Want to like. Keep trying to like. But, do not like. Sadface. White teas never seem to ring my bell, so maybe that’s it? I dunno, though. I keep searching for the “almond” in the “almond biscotti”, but I can never find it. All I get is a thin, vague sweetness. If I spot it on the shelves again this holiday season, I think I’ll take a pass.
This is my kind of cookie in a cup. Lightly sweet, lots of almond flavor, and even though it is a white tea there is a bread-y flavor that lends a distinct cookie taste. Plus, this is a tea bag, so it’d be so easy to throw a few in my purse to keep on hand for tea emergencies. I’d definitely pick some up if I were to happen across them.
Thank you OMGsrsly for giving me the chance to try this one.
This is a really decent spiced white bagged tea. I’m glad I got it whenever it was I picked it up, but I don’t think I need to get it again. Today it’s mostly chicory and white tea that I’m tasting, with a few spices and a little sweetness.
And I’m still under 260 even with the new teas, which is nice. I might drink a few more easy sipdowns tonight, or maybe not. :)
Pretty good! I added a couple drops of stevia to this, and it was just nicely mildly sweetened.
The chicory and stuff in it lends to a somewhat thicker feel, which is also nice. Not a lot of caffeine, I don’t think, but I still enjoyed it. :)
(2 tea bags in 14 oz)
In other news… As far as nails go, the ones where I did base-top-regular.polish-top are looking better than the one I did regular.base-regular.polish-top. The more you know. I also did my toes with the kit colour. I’ve never had red toenails. I don’t think I ever want them again. I really dislike this red, wow. I wish I could have chosen my own colour. And of course since I’ve used it now, I can’t exactly give it away. :/
I, uhh, double bagged this one tonight. Yes, tea with caffeine at 11pm. Why? Because I feel like it.
I’m supposed to be finishing up a presentation for a meeting tomorrow, but I don’t wanna. I should have enough time to do it in the morning if I don’t sleep through my alarm. Again.
Anyways. With a dollop of cream, this is really nice. Didn’t feel a need to add sugar to this cup for some reason. Maybe because it smells so incredibly sweet. Chocolaty, biscuity, and I can even taste the white tea today.
I need to remember this is in my cupboard so I can drink it all ASAP.