415 Tasting Notes
Re-review of this tea.
I’m going to be switching to mate teas on weekdays. I’m going to get Invisalign braces very soon and won’t be able to drink as much tea because you have to remove the trays every time you want to eat or drink (other than water), so I figured getting a stronger tea is a good idea so I can have 1 cup and be satisfied.
I really enjoyed this one. Reminds me of the lemon green rooibos they have: nice and lemony and brews up well with no bitterness. A stronger cup than a lot of the green teas I’ve been having lately. This may be my go-to-tea for a while.
Flavors: Herbaceous, Lemon
Bought this because I forgot tea one day at work and I work next to a wal-mart which sold this. Overall it’s alright. I can really taste the cinnamon and a bit of turmeric. Not too spicy when steeped for a long time. Overall I wish this has a rooibos base for some depth. I’ll finish up the box though no prob.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Spicy
I appreciated the fact that the cinnamon wasn’t overpowering (for some reason I expected that since it was meant for apple cider? Hmm…). Not sure if I can detect coriander, but baking spices are there. Overall it’s alright. I will have to see what spice blend is my favorite from the sampler pack ;)
One of the spice blends from the sampler pack. I steeped about 1.5-2.0 tsp in 10oz of 200F water for 5 min. Result is a mild taste of baking spices and vanilla/anise (not cloyingly sweet or anything though). I’m curious on how it would handle 10min- I don’t think it would be overbearing or anything though. Would consider blending this with early grey cream rooibos. Mmmm.
Flavors: Anise, Cinnamon, Vanilla
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Chocolate teas aren’t usually my thing, but figured I’d give this a go. Luckily, the chocolate is quite light as is the sweetness of this tea (I’m used to DAVIDS chocolate teas that are packed full of sugar). I like the very mild spice to this tea- that adds an interesting concept. Overall I’m glad to try it but there are other honeybush or rooibos blends I like better from iHOT.
Decided to mock up Steeped tea’s lemon ginger tea-tox (lemongrass, rose petals and ginger pieces). Steeped Tea is selling this blend at $9/50g (or $15/100g which translates to $7.50/50g). iHOT mocked up the blend and charged me $4.50/50g.
I’ve missed having a lemongrass blend. Love this light floral blend with a hint of ginger. I did a ratio of 2 parts lemongrass to 1 part rose petals and light on the ginger. Really nice.
Flavors: Floral, Ginger