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Had K-Cups of this. I finally got around to trying it this morning. The “Matcha” Green Tea is a falsehood, all this is, is an Iron grade green tea. Its dark in color about to the shade of a black tea and tastes like Earl Grey.
Flavors: Earl Grey
This tea, along with the Salada Asian Plum tea which I have already reviewed, was gifted to us by a very dear person. I don’t hate fruity teas…but I am very particular about them, and usually prefer black teas to be infused with fruit than green or white, so maybe these are at a disadvantage already for me. Nonetheless, I do like fruity iced tea on occasion, so I thought I’d give this a whirl in that form. I hot-brewed it into a concentrate (4 tea bags to 1 quart of water) and added two teaspoons of honey (my iced tea pitcher is a half gallon size) and iced it down to fill the rest of the pitcher. While I can smell a sort of chemically fruit scent, reminiscent of Smarties or Sweet Tarts, it does not make itself felt in the taste. Mostly it tastes bitter and soapy. Green tea does not seem to be a main ingredient, or at least not anything that tastes like green tea. The bitterness is probably from the nettle and dandelion root, which, while admirable in their various health benefits, I have never found either one to taste good, and I’m not drinking this tea for my health. (I have a cabinet full of Traditional Medicinals teas for when I’m sick!) Even iced, I can’t seem to salvage this tea. We may have to toss it out like we did the Salada Asian Plum Tea. Alas.
Flavors: Bitter, Fruity, Soap
We were gifted this tea by someone we love very dearly. Unfortunately, my partner and I did not love the tea. The white tea is very poor quality to begin with. What would you expect from a bag? We weren’t expecting much. If it didn’t have the additional cloyingly-sweet plum flavoring, it could have maybe served as a quick lunch-at-work teabag to brew. However, we found it completely un-drinkable and ended up throwing it out. Can you imagine throwing out tea?? I have never thrown out tea in my whole life. It was an awful experience.
A few years back, I did a review on here. But I haven’t posted since and have read a lot of reviews, which has inspired me to start. I really liked a guy named scottteaman, but he hasn’t posted in around four years.
Anyway, this is the tea that got me started on tea a little over fifteen years ago. I bought a box on a whim and it quickly became a nightly ritual.Oddly, I would often watch an episode of Cheers while drinking it and relax a little. It was good to laugh and have this to sip on. I highly doubt many people associate Cheers with tea, but I do. My mom soon started drinking tea as well.
Very quickly I would move on to loose green teas from China and then Japan. It was soon forgotten. But a while back I bought a box on a whim again to see how it compared. It’s noticeably stronger than most green teas. It’s clearly not fancy, but it is good. I try and always keep some on hand when it calls to me. I think it goes is perfect with Chinese food. A few months ago I even brewed a cup and watched an episode of Cheers like I used and it felt the same. It’s enjoyable and I have memories of it. Really, you can’t beat that.
I woke up late this morning and wanted tea. However, I didn’t have time to make any, but remembered that the wife made some iced tea on Sunday. I filled a tumbler full, got ready, and went to work.
When I was at work, I thought, “Gee, this is nice, but on the account it’s cold outside, iced tea was a terrible idea.” After a few minutes of settling in, and getting the students ready, I got a phone call from the wife, telling me that the door became unhinged while she was driving to get gas, and that it had fallen off at the gas station. So, I told my assistant to prepare the students for the day, and left.
While on the road, I called my director and told her that I had to leave. She thought the situation was unfortunate and told me to take the day off; she’d get a substitute in for the afternoon. We both had a good laugh about it, though. I mean, who has a car door fall off?!
When I finally made it to the station, there were plenty of people standing about looking at my wife sitting in the doorless car. I felt awful. I told my wife that I would drive home (which was less than a mile away from the station) in the car, and that she should go to work. Meanwhile, I was cold and wanted a hot cup of tea. My fingers and face were numb, but fortunately the drive was less than 10 minutes. I had to drive slowly and cautiously.
When I got the car home, I noticed the tumbler of iced tea. And decided to finish the tea off before making another cup. And it was soothing, but cold. I think this tea is good cold. However, as a hot tea, it doesn’t work. Plus, as far as bagged teas go, I’m too picky when using them. I prefer loose leaf.
Anyway, this is good iced. And that’s all I’ll say about it.
Flavour: Moderately intense and somewhat complex. Hard to put a name on many of the flavour notes here. Notes of kale initially greet the palate with a finish hinting of sage. Vegetal and not floral. Clean, non-astringent, refreshing. I rather enjoyed this once the mug cooled off, too.
Aroma: Rather weak bouquet. Notes of freshly-mowed hay with, again, a hint of sage—but steamy more than anything. Not floral at all.
Mouthfeel: Surprisingly substantial for a decaffeinated tea, let alone a green tea.
Appearance of brewed tea: A turbid, saddle tan brew that deposited some sediment on the bottom of my mug.
Virtues: Flavour and mouthfeel unexpectedly satisfying.
Faults: Not much of a treat for the nose. Well, I guess you can’t have everything…
The Verdict: Very well done for a supermarket decaf green tea, and convincing evidence that cheap tea can be decent. A great value. Worth keeping around for a bedtime cuppa.
Second time having this tea. I have to say this time seemed even better. I still didn’t detect any lemon what-so-ever but the honey was definitely there. Not much of a green tea flavor to this one but it’s still a good tasting tea. Worked wonders to calm me down a bit after a long, annoying, stress filled day.
I tried this at work yesterday. I was expecting it to be fake-tasting and too sweet, but I was pleasantly surprised! It was smooth and tasty. The berry flavoring was authentic and had just the right bite of tartness that fresh juicy strawberries have.
Lipton is to black tea as Salada is to green- reliable for people on-the-go.
Really not too bad for bagged cheap tea, but also not super special. I would definitely use in a pinch, with an almost citrussy aroma that I like as a standby. Recommended for travel or guests who won’t appreciate the fancy stuff.
I bought this tea on a whim a couple months ago, as I had recently run out of my Twinings White Tea blend and could not find it in my local stores. I find it to be a very tasteless, dull blend that more often than not feels like I’m drinking hot water. On the plus side, it’s a cheap and quick alternative if you’re strapped in a pinch, but I’d recommend other white tea blends way before this one.
Steepster has changed! What is this? I mean, it looks really clean and new, but at the same time it’s just a bit strange. Ah well, on to the tea.
I’m drinking the decaf version of this. There wasn’t a decaf version listed and I didn’t feel like making one. Blah, I’m lazy, i know.
Anyways, I wanted tea, wanted something with no caffeine, as I have been drinking a lot of coffee lately since I have a very lovely purple Keurig now, and I wanted to use my pretty white tea pot. :) So, I’m waiting for it to steep now…
I uh…hmm…. takes another sip.
I don’t know about this one. :/ I should note that I am drinking it in a tea cup (yay!) and so many have over-sweetened it, but it’s got like a overly-sweet, honey aftertaste that I don’t like right now. I’ve drank this before and liked it, so it may be my mood and again, the possibility of too much sugar.
I’m really starting to not like bagged teas, though, really. Unless they are TOP quality, without fail, always good brands, then usually bagged teas fall short.
Continues sipping, adds more tea to dilute the sweetness…
It’s a bit better when not so sweet, but really it’s just dull and not very flavorful. :( I’d switch to Earl Grey but that has caffeine.
sigh Ah well. I’m going to have to get my mom to bring my good loose leaf over next time she visits. I have a great loose leaf white tea.
On a side note, I actually am excited for the added details of this new tea page! <3 Yay!
Tried making this with a lower water temp to avoid cooking the leaves.
It worked quite well! A lot more of the sweetness in this blend came through. It is very fruity. The plum is almost enough to knock you over. I personally don’t mind a lot of fruityness (as long as the base isn’t rooibos) but I would caution anyone who prefers more subtle fruit notes to try something else first.
Mmmmmmm! A beautiful tea. Light, just a hint of fruit. Brews a pale brown color and goes down smoothly.
The ingredients say that it contains blackberry, which is a plus. Blackberries are my very favorite berry. I know they can sometimes make teas really bitter, but they definitely don’t in this brew! They help the plum taste come out.
Delightful tea to wake up with!
I think decaffeinated green tea bags are normally among the most unpleasant-tasting teas on the market.
This one really rocks. The honey is a brilliant idea for counterbalancing the mouth-puckeringly bitter flavor that decaf green can have.
I added some extra honey tonight, because I want dessert, but I have no business eating anything with more calories, than, oh, I don’t know, a Rice Krispie treat. (Yup, I wolfed one of those down while my water heated) The honey sweetened the tea a little more, and made it really buttery-tasting and smooth.
Mmmm! Perfect paper-writing companion.
No rest for the weary… Thank God my vacation is next week!
Cheers, Steepster friends!
Made a mug of this because I was around a friend who has strep throat (oh no!) Although its primary function is to be medicinal, this blend is actually quite tasty, especially considering that it is decaf.
The honey flavor is there without being overly sweet, and the lemon adds nice, almost floral notes to it. The green tea base is vegetal, and something in the aftertaste reminds me of melted butter. Yum!
I’ve always been impressed with Salada. They’re extremely cheap, but extremely well-blended and downright delicious, teas.
Flavors: Honey, Lemon Zest