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The trick with this one is to drink it when it’s extremely cooled-down. The flavor really develops as the water temp lowers.
Steeps a muddy pinkish red color.
An oily flim forms on top of the liquor.
If you sip it while it’s still hot, it tastes like water with a twinge of hibiscus tartness.
Once it cools, it tastes of raspberry tartness, fruity, and not super chocolatey, which is surprising because there are huge chunks of chocolate in the dry leaf.
It has an oily, thick mouthfeel.
Not my favorite thing in the world as a hot beverage. But it would definitely be good as an iced tea.
Flavors: Berries, Chocolate, Hibiscus, Raspberry, Sour, Sweet, Tart, Thick
Another tea from my “dry flight” Immunity variety pack.
I really, really liked this one!
Liquor is a ruddy, brownish- red color.
Dry leaf and liquor both smell of chocolate and ginger.
Brothlike/ creamy mouthfeel.
Notes of cocoa, wood, wet earth, and ginger.
Lightly spicy and very warming.
Flavors: Broth, Chocolate, Cocoa, Creamy, Ginger, Rooibos, Spicy, Sweet, Wet Earth, Wood
I got this in a SipsBy box and it was certainly not my favorite. I tried it both hot and iced and while there was a nice enough passion fruit flavor, there was such a fruity sourness and a metallic twang to the base that I just wasn’t into it.
Check out my full review here: http://sororiteasisters.com/2019/01/25/passion-berry-jolt-from-tiesta-tea-3/
My second tea from the tea box. This one smells and tastes like blueberry muffins, except they’re muffins with almost too many blueberries in them. It’s pretty tart, even with lots of sugar, but I still find it drinkable. I’m not sure which ingredient contributes the muffin-like flavor, or maybe that’s my imagination. So it’s a little too tart for me, but possibly combined with rooibos, this one would be a winner. I may try a second steep like that.
Don’t do what I did and brew it with less water than what it says on the bag – it’ll end up tart. Pretty good and fruity, but tart. I actually quite enjoy this tea and would recommend it to just about anyone.
Flavors: Apple, Black Currant, Flowers, Hibiscus, Tart
Hmm. Maybe I need to edit my Sips By account. I’m getting tired of caffeine free tisanes. A girl needs her caffeine buzz.
I was all around unimpressed by this. It’s yet another fruit blend where they added hibiscus for color, but it ended up drowning out everything else. Brews up deep magenta and has a tart, tanginess that I’ve never really been a fan of. I guess I can taste some berry and apple underneath? If I try?
The whole experience was just not my thing. I used up my sample by blending it into other fruity teas. Which made them taste like nothing but hibiscus, too.
Flavors: Apple, Berry, Blueberry, Hibiscus, Tangy, Tart
And this time around, I’m not sick at all so I can’t blame the lack of their being great flavour notes on a shoddy palate from my being unwell. It’s even worse though, because the flavour that does come through is a very abrasive white tea base that feels more like a low quality green tea than anything else.
Wildly underwhelmed by this one.
Saw that a local coffee shop was selling this, and bought a tin.
Then came home early from work because sick. Left tin next to my downstairs living room tea set up. Fast forward several hours later, around midnight, and during late night Nyquil/sick deliria decided to crack open the new tin of it to steep up a cup during my midnight sick binge watch of The Flash on Netflix. I finished the cup. I have no memory of finishing the cup of tea or what it tasted like.
Will revisit in a better state of mind.
Happy September! I wish the weather was as ready for autumn as I am…but as we will be tooling around in flip-flops for a few weeks yet, I succumbed to the novelty of a fruity, summery tea yesterday. The huge orange hunks are what suckered me in. And the mention of carrots. It has to be good for me if it has veggies in it.
My package of Palm Beach Punch came from our (sort of) new Natural Grocers/Vitamin Cottage store in the bulk section, but as it has a “packaged by Vitamin Cottage” label, I’m assuming it’s a privately-labeled version of this Tiesta blend. Ingredients are nearly identical.
OK, enough with the introductory remarks. This lives up to its name: a nice mélange of fruit and berries without, as it advertises, tasting like Hi-C. Nicely balanced; no particular flavor overpowered the others. I’m thinking it will be tasty on ice.
Thanks again for the awesome teas, StarFevre. I didn’t realize, close on the heels of reviewing the last Winter Wonderland, here is this one. Though this is old, there is still plenty of mint flavor here. It says there should be white chocolate but I don’t see any at all… possibly it melted in with the rest of the tea? It’s tasty and I can never say no to a minty caffeine free blend, as it’s the most healing for my headaches.
iced Sipdown (627)!
Don’t know why, but I had just assumed this was a herbal tea. I opened up the sample bag that VariaTEA sent me of it today, though, and I saw right away that it’s definitely NOT a herbal tea. Nope, definitely very much a black tea.
It’s ok iced; kind of has a sour passion fruit/mango taste to it that would be perfectly fine (arguably even delicious) if it was the only flavour in the cup. However, it’s also somewhat floral and the finish is really buttery and I’m just NOT into that buttery tropical/citrus fruit duo so it detracts a lot from the overall flavour for me. I wonder where that buttery quality is coming from!? If it could be eliminated this would be such a more pleasant cuppa…
I wanted to like this tea. I really did. It smells fantastic both in leaf and steeped form, so very very chocolatey. But then I taste it and all I get is chocolate and HIBISCUS and I have a hate/hate relationship with hibiscus so this is going to get given away. Too bad.
4th tea of my June Sips by teabox.
I bought a tin of this after trying a sample of the adagio rooibos cocomint or whatever it’s called. I really liked that one. So when getting another tiesta tea I saw this and was hopeful. But this was a disappointment. It’s not as much as a chocolate flavor as I had hoped. It’s not gross so I’ll eventually finish what I have but not buy anymore. I also tried it as a latte and added mini chocolate chips to it to up the chocolate flavor. Still not the best but it’s pretty ok. One day I will try it as a latte with chocolate milk
I also got this tea from the bulk section in WinCo. I was perplexed by the chunkiness of the dried fruit — there’s a lot of apple here. It almost looked like a trail mix… Either way, this tea smells like an apple fritter. It tastes like an apple fritter. It’s pretty amazing. I’m used to black teas, so I would think a black base would make it perfect…. Either way, apple fritter pink tea is beautiful.
Flavors: Almond, Apple, Pastries
It’s been a really long time, but I’ve come back to Steepster! Yay! I more or less ran out of time for tea notes, but I’ve continued trying different teas.
I just got this guy from WinCo in the bulk section. Bulk tea is always a difficult thing for me — it’s so easy to get too much! Fortunately, this is a good tea — strong flavors, but everything blends well. Very Earl Grey with a bit more oomph.