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This was supposed to be an apple berry tea but I couldn’t taste much apple. I looked at the ingredient list and, surprise surprise, it didn’t include any apple. Maybe they tried to add the apple flavor with the “natural flavors” at the end of the ingredient list.
The only berry that was on the ingredient list was rosehips.
There was nothing objectionable about the flavor but it really didn’t taste good either. I don’t know if I will be inspired to drink this tea again.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Ginger, Lemongrass, Rosehips
I bought this tea in a variety pack with 5 different flavors of herbal tea. Earlier this afternoon I tried the Ginseng tea from this variety pack and it was one of the best herbal teas I have ever tasted so I had high hopes for this one too. Unfortunately this tea was about the biggest let down I have ever had.
When I opened the package I wasn’t crazy about the smell but I was hopeful that it would taste better than the smell. Unfortunately the taste was even worse then the smell. It just tasted nasty. The aftertaste is horible and it sticks with you for quite a while. It has been half an hour since I drank the tea but the aftertaste is still bothering me. I won’t torture myself by drinking this again.
I have tried quite a few chamomile based teas and I have liked all of them until this one. -——————————————-
Update: The nasty aftertaste stuck around bothering me for one to two hours after drinking this tea. I am rating this tea 1/100
I actually have two boxes of this variety pack, one at home and one at work. So I decided to make another cup of tea with a teabag from the other box (just in case) because I couldn’t imagine someone intentionally designing a tea to taste that bad. I brewed the second cup of the the same way but this time it didn’t taste nearly as bad. It still had a hint of the objectionable taste but it was more background. This time the pleasant chamomile taste is the dominant flavor. This second cup of tea deserves a rating of 49/100 so I am averaging the rating of my two experiences to give it 25/100
The dry tea bag and the steeped tea both smells alright. When I taste the tea it tastes good. But the real highlight comes in the aftertaste about 2 seconds after you swallow the tea. The aftertaste is so good that it tickles your taste buds.
The aftertaste makes me want to take another sip but when I take another sip the excellent aftertaste is covered up with the good (but not excellent) taste of the tea. Then I have to quickly swallow and wait a couple seconds for the aftertaste to come back.
I think it is the slight bit of peppermint that is giving a slight cooling effect and that cooling effect along with the licorice root and other ingredients produces a playfully delicious aftertaste. As the aftertaste develops it tastes so colorful, it tastes like flowers are blooming in the spring!
Ok back to earth now, I know I can’t stop talking about the aftertaste but that was the real highlight here and that’s probably what I will be dreaming about tonight. I would have given it 100 if the smell and the initial taste was as good as the aftertaste.
Flavors: Lemongrass, Licorice, Peppermint, Smooth
Better iced or luke warm. The smell from the tea bag reminds me of walking through a pine forest, however, that does not come out in the taste when steeped. The berry flavors combine and cling together on your taste buds, not allowing you to truly depict which berries have been used. The apple is a nice add in to sweeten it up a bit. Add honey for a bit more sweetness.