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Picked this up from TJ Maxx as I needed a cheap and convenient bagged jasmine green for homemade taro bubble tea. It certainly served the purpose but I was surprised at how good it tastes on its own. It has a fresh, clean jasmine flavor without the bitterness or weird taste that low grade jasmine tea usually has. You don’t really taste the green tea base but that’s fine by me. I just want the flavor of pure jasmine flowers in my cup.
That said, it’s best to throw out the teabag after a couple of minutes as it infuses quickly and turns astringent if left in the mug. In a side by side tasting, my Yunnan Sourcing jasmine dong ting bi luo chun still blows this way but it’s not really fair to compare it to a loose leaf tea. By bagged tea standards, it’s more than serviceable.
I have had this sealed tea bag for awhile and decided to finally have it. I picked it up at some hotel I’m sure, although I haven’t traveled extensively by air and stayed in good hotels for a few years. My travel was mainly by air between our homes in western Wisconsin and Atlanta, and now car travel between Wisconsin and Fort Myers. Very little chance of picking up a premium tea enroute now.
This tea has a delicate flavor of blackberry fruit and elderflowers. Distinctive though, with a natural sweetness. I may go to fruit teas for the evening when I want something sweet. As this tea required boiling water, I thought it had a black tea base and I made it in the morning. Instead, it’s an infusion.
I can’t find this tea for sale, but Taylors has a Blackberry Raspberry I will probably buy now.
Flavors: Blackberry, Elderflower
Meh…. reminds me of tea I can get in a mid range hotel. Not bad and will do in a pinch but definitely not something I would reach for on a daily basis.
This appears to be my last bag of these, which means someone else in the house has been drinking it. It has a cloudy feel as I drink it.
Flavors: Sweet, Thick, Woody
This is one of the last in the sampler I received at Christmas. I kind of knew going in to this mug that it might not be for me. As I’ve said before, I’m not a fan of things that are malty. Definitely a strong malt taste and bitter aftertaste. Steeped for just under the recommended 5 minutes. I think if I was to drink this again, I definitely would try doctoring it with some milk and honey. The rest of these bags will be tucked into the “rest of the family can try” drawer.
Flavors: Bitter, Malt
I am shocked and appalled with myself that I haven’t left a review on this tea yet, since it is a favorite cupboard staple. I was sure that I had… but upon searching my Steepster.txt file of tasting notes, it was the “red box” Yorkshire Tea that I had reviewed. I know some people have a clear preference for one over the other, but I like both!
Using this for the sipdown prompt “Tea from a British company.”
Steeped, this tea has such a quintessential aroma of autumn leaves and spices. To taste, it is bold with more of an astringent bite than I typically care for (I even shortened my steep time compared to my typical for blacks, but I guess I need to shorten it more!). However, that astringency does make this ideal for “British style” milk-and-sugar tea. I get a strong maltiness mixed with autumn leaf pile, a dash of cinnamon, and a faint citrusy aftertaste.
While I don’t normally sweeten tea, a drizzle of honey worked wonders on the astringency of the cup, and after that I decided to go sans milk. But I may make a latte in the future.
I love this stuff to make sweet iced tea during the warm months!
Flavors: Astringent, Autumn Leaf Pile, Biting, Cinnamon, Citrus, Lemon, Malt
I absolutely adore how this smells while steeping. The citrus scent is very enticing. Used boiling water and steeped for 4.5 minutes. While sipping it, I am reminded of Tang, the powdered drink mix of astronauts and cold weather camping trips of my childhood. At the same time, I find a bitter after taste. Added a honey spoon and the bitterness was dulled but the citrus remained.
Tried a second steep after reading another tasting note. The citrus scent was dulled and the bitterness as well. Honestly, it ended up just being a bland cup of tea the second time around.
Flavors: Bitter, Citrus, Lemon, Orange, Tangy
I’m sipping this while the weather has it’s annual battle of winter vs spring. We’ve had seriously scary high winds, 60+ degree days, and now it’s snowing and 30*. Tomorrow back up to the 50*s.
There is no doubt that this is peppermint tea. The tea bag from the foil has a strong scent. Steeping, you could smell it through the kitchen. It has a nice warm smooth feel. Perhaps a tiny bit oily but not unpleasant. If you’re looking for peppermint, this tea does not lie.
More from my Christmas tea bag sampler. I tend to like to drink greens mid afternoon for a pick me up. After spending the day arguing with our heating system (I think I won) I decided to warm up with some tea.
I do like the Jasmine in this tea. I think I would like this even more if it was loose leaf. Not sure I’d buy it for myself but if it was offered in a restaurant or at a friend’s, I would have it with no complaint.
Another kid in close contact quarantine and day care is closed for 2 weeks, so I’m drinking tea for my sanity. This is my 3rd cup of the day which is unusual for me at this time. Part of the sampler that was gifted to me at Christmas and I’ve tried most of the sampler.
This is a bagged tea. I’ve recently grown to like EGs now that I’ve found some good ones. I think this is a decent one to serve to others and I don’t need to hide it away for myself. A nice citrus and bergamot taste. I like the smell of this one while steeping.
Flavors: Bergamot, Citrus
I picked this up at TJ Max this afternoon. I wasn’t expecting to snag anything during our outing, but naturally, any lover of tea will find the excuse to try a new tea. My wife was more eager about this than I was because she loves lemonade, but the rose grabbed my attention.
I brewed it hot with two bags in a 16oz cup. Sweet lemonade with a touch of rose. I am going to add to the cold brew pile and see if it’ll be less intense. I do like it, but it’s a tad sweet.
Flavors: Lemon, Rose
One of my Daisy GS gifted me a sampler box for Christmas. It was very unexpected and so sweet of her family to think of me (I need to write that Thank you!). After a long day of post Christmas meltdowns with the littles, some wine and now some Chamomile are in order.
Apparently, this is the #1 Best Seller for Tea Samplers on Amazon (evil empire). The price point is decent. I’ve never heard of this company (I seem to say that quite a bit) and glad for the chance to try something new!
So this is the first tea bag I’ve used out of the sampler, the tea bag was ripped when I took it out of the foil. Did I do it? Maybe. But I was just checking out reviews online and others have reported this. Hmmm
The tea it self makes me feel like a comfy blanket is being wrapped around me. Perhaps the wine is helping that or maybe it is the actual comfy blanket on my lap. But I’m going to say all three (wine, blanket, and tea) have helped to relax me.
I would/will drink this chamomile again (likely without a prior wine course) and have a better sense of the tea. It seems to be an okay chamomile tea with nothing exciting to it.
I had this cooled today. I had a light breakfast and needed a little something later so I made this double strength, added a small bit of sugar, a couple ice cubes to drop the temp, and then a couple tablespoons of cream bringing it up to a 12oz portion.
I’m not usually into adding sugar, milk, etc. So it’s always a nice treat.
I drank it too fast to properly review. I guess it was good!
I am really enjoying this stuff at breakfast. It falls on the side of a strong tea, yet quite mellow. The taste is more earthy than malty yet still delivers a satisfying strong black tea feel. I actually find it fun to drink as it’s just a bit of a surprise, really, and has a lovely taste in my opinion.
Flavors: Earth, Malt
There is a vlogger I follow that seems to really love this tea. Not a tea vlogger, but someone who more recently got into tea. So, I’m not going to take her too seriously, but this sounded like something I needed to try. It’s also called “Malty Biscuit”, and it’s a flavored black, comes in tea bags, not loose. Take all this together, and I think what we have here is a “fun tea.” Not something that you’d spend time analyzing flavors, color, consistency, etc. Just boil some water, pour over tea bag in a mug and wait 5 minutes. Pour some milk in there and done.
And I have to say, it’s tasty. Comforting. Easy to like. I can definitely detect the tea biscuit in there – more like the cracker-y, cookie-like things rather than a tea biscuit/scone. I’ve been having a mug of it with breakfast, but I can see having it in the afternoon for a little mood and energy boost. Seeing as how it’s not that readily available here in the US – other than a couple of specialty stores that had outrageously high prices – I ended up ordering it through the evil Amazon empire. I really wanted to try it.
The price kind of bugs me – 12 bucks for 40 tea bags. I mean, not too bad, but not great. Besides, I have Cookie from Lupicia, which is different, but satisfies my baked good jones like no other. I mean, Cookie is the most amazing flavored black I’ve ever had. So, maybe I would get this tea again IF I ever see it around (Home Goods, maybe?), but not sure I’d go out of my way to order it again. It’s good, but not Cookie good.
Flavors: Bread, Cookie, Sweet