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This is pretty good. The ginger isn’t as prominent as I’d have expected; if anything, I can taste more cinnamon and cloves than ginger. There’s a bit in the aftertaste which is probably from ginger. The citrus is pretty much just mandarin orange, and goes well with the spices. While it has a rooibos base according to the package, I can’t taste that much rooibos.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Cloves, Ginger, Orange
I’m glad I had one more bag of this under my roof. Last night, I was chilled, numb, and exhausted from several nights of kitty cat deathbed watch (more in a minute). The rooibos base gives some substance to the lemon and ginger—much more satisfying than lighter herbal teas. Looks to be the end of an era—I’m not seeing it in current production.
Kat-rina. Born in 2005, the year of the hurricane. For an indoor cat, 16 is a remarkable old age. For an outdoor cat, it is phenomenal. For a small outside cat about the size of two cinnamon rolls in a semi-rural area, it is heroic. She decided a year or so ago to retire to a warmer climate and chose us as her elder care providers. Truthfully, I didn’t like her much. She was opinionated and cranky, as old ladies tend to be, and did not shed in wisps, but in chunks. However, she became my husband’s emotional support kitty and it broke my heart to see his heart break as she became frail and ill. Despite a spate of wicked weather, she spent her last afternoon in the yard soaking up a rogue sunbeam. We tucked her in a warm, fluffy bed that evening—nothing much left but fur and a heartbeat—and she went to sleep. Not a bad way to go.
I feel like a cross between a freezer-burnt turkey and a wilted houseplant. We are on Day 4 without even a glimmer of sunshine (thus the houseplant) and a layer of permafrost that makes a four-block run to the post office a daredevil event (thus the frozen turkey). Prognosis is for this lovely pattern to continue well into next week, with temps dipping to the zeroes this weekend.
I needed a severe dose of warm and cozy this evening, and this little tea does the trick. The fine print calls it a “Warming Tea.” The ginger takes the lead in doing precisely that, the lemon clears out a gunked up throat, and the rooibos just serves as a holding mechanism for both of them.
Just one more bag left in my little box, and it appears to be distressingly discontinued. I’ll have to ration it juice-diciously.
Thanks to ggmathis for sending this, among many other teas! Reached for it as a bedtime tea, since the bags were small enough to look like a herbal instead of something with 3 grams of regular tea in them. Upon taking a sniff, it smelled like rooibos, which is something I’ve had maybe twice in my life. (Tastes too medicinal to warrant frequent drinking, personally.) Steeped it in boiling water for the same length of time it took to wash off some well-steeped Nepal Golden Meadow from earlier and divvy it up between the worm bin and isopod containers. About 5 minutes, probably? It smelled intensely like honey.
Tastes like drinking straight honey, too. Almost concerningly so. A bit disappointed at the lack of cranberry, since I love strong cranberry flavors; and I couldn’t find much ginger, but the honey was s t r o n g. Wonder if it had something to do with the steep time. Pretty solid cup of tea if you’re into drinking a cup of pure honey without the subsequent 400 grams of sugar.
Flavors: Honey, Rooibos
Nothing like the power going out when you aren’t feeling well! I’m whining…we were only down a couple of hours; a fleet of five power trucks trolled our block till they got us up and running again. Could’ve been worse.
Based on past Midwest ice-storm experiences, a couple of winters ago, hubby invested in a solar powered/AC chargeable battery gizmo that is about the size of two car batteries and can run several small items for 10-12 hours. So I could still plug my Hot Shot in for a warm cuppa while we were cold and dark.
This was the warmest no-fuss selection within easy reach. I’ve never decided whether it tastes more like orange, tangerine, or grapefruit, but the fruit is overshadowed by lovely, spicy, warming ginger that is like liquid gold on a raw throat.
I stumbled on to this tea by accident at the Tuesday Morning store, and haven’t seen it elsewhere locally. That’s distressing, since I’m down to my last half dozen sachets. (Still available online, but sometimes I just want to go get something.) Recommended. Grab some for cold and flu season.
I’ve had pretty good luck with the Loyd teas I’ve stumbled upon at our local Tuesday Morning Store and this cheerful little box was just begging to go home with me. So I let it.
The citrus tastes primarily orange-y and the ginger has quite a snap to it, especially if you drink it bag-in. Like Constant Comment with a little attitude. I’m thinking this will be great for seasonal sniffles and sinus cruds (just around the corner)!
I don´t expect much at all. I think they used pyramid sachet just because it is cool now. It rather looks they use same mix even for classical tea bags.
I woke up quite early today; and as there was a storm in night everything was wet. Including grass! So I took my scythe and started to mow the grass. After one hour I returned back home and had tooth for fruit tea. Weird.
Well; opened the box and it is strongly aromatic. Put it into hot water and all room is filled with forest fruit aroma. I do not think it is natural. Otherwise I prepared it as written. 5 minutes steep of boiling water.
Liquor turned into raspberry red and so does smell after raspberries and blackberries. The liquor is clear though. Aroma is quite nice, but artificial.
Taste is watery and very tart, with little notes of blackberries. Raspberry only as raspberry seeds. I can not recommend this tea. Well what I have expected?
Drank plain (as always), no additives added.
Flavors: Blackberry, Raspberry
Confounded blood pressure. Had to do an unwelcome run to urgent care for a nasty ear infection last week and got spoken to very crisply about the need for follow up with my regular doc. (Yes, I listened. Yes, I have an appointment scheduled.)
In the meantime, I understand that hibiscus is a good natural catalyst for BP reduction. That’d be great, if I liked hibiscus. So if I’m going to imbibe it, I’ll have to disguise it.
I tried a cup of this fruity stuff last night—another Tuesday Morning impulse grab—and it wasn’t bad. More raspberry than strawberry, still more tart than I prefer, but not so much that it makes your eyebrows sweat. It’s finally warming up to ice tea weather—I have learned that hibiscus is a little mellower when you cold steep it, so we may give that a go as well.
Succumbed to temptation (“no-tea-till-the-weather-changes” ban forgotten) when I found this at our local Tuesday Morning store (a.k.a. the place where I never go to buy anything I need, but always walk out with my hands full anyway).
Due to its sweetness, this would be suitable for a party tea with my new crop of fifth grade girls, but it has some grown-up merit, too. It’s a rooibos blend with fruits that aren’t tart, the honey feels thick and satiny, and the hints of ginger show up at the end of each sip, just warming your tongue a bit.
For Christmas I got some tea from my parents and this was one of them, I think my mum went to a Polish supermarket to get some of them which I never thought of doing.
Flavour is very mild despite being such a dark red colour. It’s dry with a gentle, sweet yet sour hibiscus and spicy after taste. I suppose it does taste like mulled wine in a way, though it’s too mild. If it was any stronger the hibiscus flavour would be too thick.
I’m not sure with this one, it’s very non offensive since it’s so mild but the fact that it is mild means I can’t taste much overall. I can drink it which is something, so it’s at least average.
A bit bitter, but it’s a very old teabag. I added a touch of agave, as it seemed appropriate. I don’t really know what quince tastes like, muchless opuncia… I am basically just drinking this to de-cupboard it.
99 baggies/boxes/tins of tea on the wall, 99 containers of tea. Take one down, pass it around…
gifted to me by a kind friend who knows i like different varieties of tea, this tea is surprisingly delicious, uplifting with a hint of spice. mirabelle is apparently a small yellow plum. the tea comes from Poland. it’s probably one of the nicest, more complex fruit teas that i’ve ever had. i’d like to take this taste & wrap it in chocolate.
The tea brews to the colour of slightly aged oak furniture. It smells lightly citrusy. A fairly light tea that is pleasantly drinkable, but seems to lack the deep, malty, biscuity tones I associate with assam. Instead it has bright fruity notes without a great deal of astringency. More of an afternoon tea than a morning tea. Resteeps well.