6 Tasting Notes
This tea was part of a limited edition Christmas Set which was yet another gift to my mom from her co-worker (dude, she likes CAWW-FEE!). Although green tea’s many health benefits would do her a world of wonder, my mom isn’t the type to take the time to prepare such lovely infusions for herself. Another gift bestowed to me. Yay!
Wet: Cooked spinach. Literally. I’ve enjoyed this numerous times before and could never put my finger on where I’ve smelled this before. Until my dad made spinach on the stove and BOOM! It hit me.
Taste: Like I drank the spinach water – in a good way. I find that this tea “dries out” my mouth – is that what is meant by astringent? (I always use spring water when I prepare coffee or tea.) After drinking about 5 out of 8 ounces, I feel like whatever leftover “flavors” in mouth are gone. It would be nicer if this green tea was soothing – I feel the astringency is a bit too much and I have to drink plain spring water or something to coat the throat.
Overall: This made feel A LOT better after devouring a Popeyes 4 Piece meal. I don’t plan on repurchasing this. (Would I be able to?) It isn’t the kind of green tea I could enjoy day after day. I’d save it for days when I know I’ll be eating loads of food.
Flavors: Astringent, Drying, Spinach, Vegetal
My mother received this as a gift from one of her co-workers. She is more of a coffee fiend, but does like a nice hot cup of black Lipton tea every so often. These little balls of desiccated flower petals that expand to double their size are a bit too much for her. She passed it along to me knowing that I am willing to give anything a try.
Smell: In the tin it smells vegetal. You definitely know this is a plant!
Taste: Less than what I expected. Although white teas are light on flavor, I truly didn’t expect it to be almost absent. I can imagine pairing this with fruit like pineapple or strawberry, but for the price tag I shouldn’t have to go through all that effort.
It IS really pretty when it’s allowed to steep in a clear glass – it almost looks like pink water lilies (if they weren’t pink, but dead instead).
Overall it is visually appealing and the aroma is nice, but on taste alone this tea isn’t worth the cost.
Very light. Good for a warm summer night. Pineapple flavor lingers in mouth the more you let it steep (I keep the bad in the cup while sipping). No need for sweetener. Smells like pineapple, citrus, and licorice, though all I taste is pineapple and chamomile.
Flavors: Fruity, Lemongrass, Licorice, Pineapple
Great for diabetics trying to avoid sugar! The honey flavor is there without the overwhelming sweetness. My mom loves it, even though she is more of a coffee person. I think this is a low-grade green tea or it’s been diluted with something else – it doesn’t really taste like a full on green tea. Nonetheless, it’s decent for a supermarket brand.
Flavors: Caramel, Honey
Got 10 of these at $1 each at Stop & Shop this week! I used to pay $2.50 per bottle when I worked in NYC! I find each batch to be different – sometimes it’s more jasmine-y than other times. The batch I got now is more on the green tea side. The jasmine aroma hits you first, then as you drink it, the green tea becomes more prevalent in flavor. I’ve always purchased these teas because of how they smell – they are truly aromatic!
Flavors: Floral, Jasmine
The only thing that made this tea bearable was by adding three heaping spoonfuls of sugar. The aroma was very lovely and the color was beautiful, but it was far too bitter. It also seemed to have cheap, plywood after taste (yes, plywood).
Flavors: Bitter, Black Currant, Fruity, Tart, Wood