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This was the second of a three pack sampler I ordered from Golden Moon Tea.
I steeped the tea for, initially, 3 and 1/2 minutes but it was so weak I put it back in for a total of 5 minutes and I feel like I should have steeped it for longer but it began to develop a bitter aftertaste so I would limit another steep to 4 and 1/2 minutes.
The tea is very subtle. So subtle it reminds me of drinking a watery mouthwash. I don’t like it, at all, and I tend to like mint teas in small servings (1-2 cups).
The coloring is lovely, a golden yellow, so I was anticipating a lovely brew, so it was a letdown that the flavor did not carry through.
I have to say I had no trouble tasting the green tea, which was a nice surprise.
While 2 of the 3 teas I’ve sampled from Golden Moon Tea have been a letdown I would buy other teas from them. I think its just the samples I received not being my style and not so much the quality of tea I’ve received. I’m not a fan of gunpowder style teas which is probably why this mint tea was a miss for me.
Flavors: Herbaceous, Mint, Spearmint, Tea
I received this tea as part of a sampler pack from Golden Moon. It’s not a tea I would have selected for myself as I tend to not be a fan of chais.
For my first steep, I did 200 degrees for 5 minutes and it was far too bitter for me. I found it nearly undrinkable so for my second steep I opted for 200 degrees for 3 and 1/2 minutes and it came out very nice.
I don’t tend to like ginger in my tea but this ginger was subtle as was the cinnamon, giving just a slight bit of spiciness with each sip. I found that to be a nice balance.
I grabbed a bit of creamer and added it to my second steep after a couple sips plain. I felt it enhanced the flavor but this is one of the few chais where I didn’t find it absolutely necessary for me to drink the tea. That is quite the compliment, as, again, I don’t generally like chais.
While not a tea I prefer, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Ginger, Spicy
I was eager to try this Earl Grey from a favorite tea company. I was glad to try it, it is good, but I have other Earl Greys that I prefer. I think the bergamot is too subtle for me, it is hard to detect and I love that flavor. I will drink all my stash, but I won’t buy any more.
I love chai teas, this one is subtle, maybe a bit too subtle. I would prefer more cinnamon, less ginger (I think). But overall, a good chai. I wouldn’t buy again but I will enjoy the rest of the supply I have.
Flavors: Cardamon, Ginger, Peppercorn
This is more what I thought tea was before I started drinking it. It’s what kept me a satisfied coffee drinker for so long. Nothing wrong with it – the Jasmine is aromatic and evident, the Vanilla is sweet and delightful – I just enjoy the flavor of tea more than I do the “extras”, I guess.
My wife enjoyed it, and it’s low enough on the caffeine scale to enjoy pretty much anytime. For me, what I have left will sit right where it is until I make her some more.
Flavors: Jasmine, Vanilla
My favorite iced tea of all time! (Also excellent hot. ) Creamy, silky & smooth. I buy this in 1-lb bags & drink it literally all day long in the warmer months. (I actually have several large insulated tumblers/bottles that I bought just to keep this tea cold, so I can sip it all day at work.