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The black tea was somewhat weak, but the bergamot and lavender came across quite well. I had this as my morning latte and was hoping for something with more flavour. I brewed 10 minutes, but it was still somewhat lacking. I would have liked more malty and tannin flavours. There are a lot of better EG lavender blends out there, I would suggest finding a cheaper, higher quality option.
Flavors: Bergamot, Citrus, Floral, Lavender
Fruity, but the green base is better. I coldbrewed for ~1 hour in 700 mL and would have preferred a higher quality green. The fruity notes aren’t distinct (passion fruit, guava, maybe mango?). I’m still not sure what the revolution was when they made this tea.
Flavors: Bitter, Fruity, Guava, Mango, Tropical
I don’t have a lot of time to waste, so I’ll keep it short. This was a gas station surprise and a pleasant surprise in terms of taste. The Assam base was mega smooth and the raspberry flavor was naturally sweet. I drank this in a 12 oz cup, so that could have made all of the difference in flavor. I’d consider a box for easy work sachets, though it might be more astringent and fake in a smaller cup. However, it was soaking for a good five minutes and barely had any astringency and was odd bitter sweet with a cocoa note…never mind the note was raspberry all around. It was also nicely floral with hints from the rose and a slight tart-grassiness from the strawberry leaves.
Here’s to a BWB sachet tea.
Even though the tea smells good, I got no hints of tropical, mint, or much of anything other than the flavor of the green tea when brewed.
While it wasn’t terrible, it was so plain and uninspiring that I look forward to finishing the box and never buying it again.
I may try the suggestion to make it a cold tea and see if I get any better results. I steeped it at a variety of temperatures (175, 180, 185, 190) and found the lower temperature brought out the best results which isn’t saying much.
EDIT TO ADD: I finally got around to cold brewing this tea and still remain largely unimpressed by the tea. I did, however, find the cold brew slightly more palatable with some sweetener and will be how I finish this box off.
Here’s Hoping Teabox – Round Six – Tea #4
Caramel flavored honeybush sounds good enough for me! …but the base of this one didn’t really seem like honeybush to me. It seemed more like rooibos but woodsier. Some of the honeybush “leaves” looked like they had a black color to them, which is different. The caramel flavor was subtle but there.
Had this at my oldest friend’s wedding yesterday. I’ve known her since we were 4 years old. Crazy.
The temp of the hot water at the venue was too high for a bai mu dan (as I was expecting) but it still turned out okay. It steeped a light brown/ yellow color (it looked more like a color characteristic of a green tea). I suspect the leaves got “cooked” a little.
It tasted pretty good. The pomegranate flavoring was genuine and not cloying or overwhelming. It had some slightly cocoa-y notes mixed in with a pleasantly sour fruity edge. It would have been better with 60 degree F water, but it was fine this way too.
Flavors: Cocoa, Fruity, Pleasantly Sour
I must preface by admitting that I am no connoisseur, most of my tea experiences have consisted of the stale bagged lawn clippings they sell in supermarkets. Or at least, that’s how they taste to me now, after tasting this tea.
I wouldn’t have even tried it, had I not stumbled across an unopened box in the garbage at work, and it ended up being the best tea i’ve ever had.
Opening the foil bag inside, the aroma of tea immediately wafts out, this tea is very fragrant. Bright, fresh, green, sweet, like a green tea perfume!
Perhaps i’m just a noob, but I was very impressed with how strong the brew was with only one teabag; it could handle milk and sugar (yes, i’m blasphemous, but i love my milk tea) and I one bag lasted me 3 steeps, even with milk!
It doesn’t say on the box, but I think there is bergamot in this tea.
Flavors: Floral, Green, Perfume, Sweet
I tasted no chocolate, a bit of citrus-y zest (did not taste like orange though) and a bunch of spices (but not any specific ones). Very disappointing because I was hoping it would taste like Terry’s Chocolate Oranges. I didn’t get any green tea either.
Flavors: Orange Zest, Sour, Spices
I found some at a a Shell Gas Station. And I am so happy I did.
The dark oolong base of the Se Chung and Shui Xian is nice. You get the nice, smooth bamboo notes and smokey notes that you normally do from those teas. The peach and apricot are also nice, but a little too strong. Overall, this is a yan cha at its ideal flavor, perhaps closer to a Dan Cong, with the flavoring being a hint dominant.
I quite enjoyed it for a bagged tea. Some people might be dissuaded by the flavor and brisk tartness while some might like that aspect. In the end, I feel a little bit accomplished in finishing the quest in trying this tea.
I got this in a secret santa exchange and had pretty high hopes when I saw “Caramel” on the box. Unfortunately, it’s not as caramel-y as I had hoped but I liked it much more than I would have expected given the reviews on here.
The caramel is muted and it’s generally not a very sweet tea. Adding some sweetener might pull the caramel flavor out a bit, but thats something to try later. The honeybush was very strong and almost malty, it had a deep earthy flavor (but not like a green or puerh tea might have, this was more like bark and less like dirt or grass.) It might be good with cookies as a ying/yang of flavors.
Flavors: Bark, Caramel, Earth, Malt
Again, on discount, a really awesome consort of flavors, and then all of them overpower each other. I wanted to taste more jasmine with the pineapple, but the mint and lemon blockaded the delicate flower. I definitely taste the tropical and I thoroughly enjoyed the tea in the first few seconds, but then I was so severely disappointed by a pineapple lemony green tea blur. Looks like this is a bag better Gong fu’d, and a partial waste of five dollars. I do like this tea. It just falls short of its potential.
Only got this on discount and even for five bucks it was overpriced. Really, your usual Earl Gray with an herbal background. The ingredient combo seems awesome, but the bergamot overpowers the natural notes of the oolong and Darjeeling. The lavender itself is also overpowered by the bergamot, letting it be known in the second steep. The second steep was a huge improvement from the first, being smoother and more flavor packed, but again not worth five dollars.
Had this at a spa while on vacation. It was a light EG. I would not have placed oolong or Darjeeling in the mix by taste alone but that may simply be me. Someone with a more nuanced palate might well pick them out. All in all, a pleasant cup of lightly bergamotted (is so a word) light bodied tea. Might be worth investigating price compared to say a Harney sachet. As TeaTiff recommended, I may stick with taking sachets along on trips from now on since I never seem to have time to use my good stuff when I take it.