90 Tasting Notes
I fully expected to love this tea more than I did. I really love a good, sweet cup of tea, and this let me down. I suppose I went into the store with high hopes. It tasted almost exactly like the My Morning Mate from Teavana with vanilla creamer in it. Oh well, ended up walking out without an oz of this tea.
My Mom bought this tea today and I decided to sneak a cup ;) just kidding, she wanted me to try it. This tea has a dry leaf aroma that makes your mouth water! The main stars of this tea are strawberry and rhubarb, obviously, but what really, really makes this tea just right is the vanilla yogurt pieces. I’m currently enjoying a cup of this brew and when it first is sipped it’s tangy but after a quick moment the vanilla comes in and balances it out. A perfect combination of tangy, sweet, and smooth. I prepared it just as the instructions said:
1.5 tsp. (in the perfect tea spoon)
Brewed fro roundabouts 6 minutes
Boiling hot water
In the past I have only bought from Teavana. I cannot drink their tea without at least two heaping spoonfuls of rock sugar…I was able to drink this tea straight. No sweetener of any kind. I’m impressed!
This is my favorite “coffee tea”. I have this and the MatéVana but this is my favorite. I’m a college student with a coffee intolerance, for whatever reason most coffee makes me sick, but I love the taste! So this is my happy medium. I love the roasted flavor early in the morning when I have to get out the door to get kids on the bus that I babysit. I don’t prepare this tea how Teavana says to because I like a good, strong cup so I put 3 1/2-4 tsp. in for my 16oz. travel mugs. 1/2 scoop german rock sugar and a splash of vanilla creamer are what i sweeten this with, just because it’s how i like my coffee.
Steep Time: 5-6min.
I got this tea purely by accident. I ordered from the Heavenly Sale in 2012 and they put 20z of this in by accident and they told me to just keep it. I am not a fan of straight green or white tea but I thought I would try some plain, just incase. This didn’t change my mind, I just don’t like tea without flavor. Plus I think I burned the leaves on this brew. The next time I made it i added a tsp. of Wild Orange Blossom (my favorite) and perfection! I gave the rating based on how it tastes with the orange.
Steep time: 45sc.-1 min.
My first loose leaf experience was with this tea by complete accident. I was so thirsty we stopped in the NYC shop for a water, or anything really. I didn’t like tea at the time. I have a love/hate relationship with this tea. I want to love it but I really hate it. I can’t seem to brew it strong without having to kill it with some rock sugar. I wanted to love this tea.
This was my first loose leaf tea at Teavana. I was wandering the mall with my mother after visiting my future college and a man asked if we wanted a sample. I was in love instantly. It has been about three years since my first sip and now I just enjoy the Wild Orange Blossom on its own, I feel the Youthberry (standalone or blended) has a bitter taste even to smell it. This is wonderful both hot and cold. Though I recommend adding another sort of orangey tea just to balance the flavor (though I am a bit biased in favor of citrusy flavors). Also, this blend is $20 for 2oz of the stuff. I suggest buying each separately if you don’t know if you’ll like the Youthberry. And if you want a strong cup (i like mine strong) don’t give it more time, you’ll burn the leaves. Do 2 or 3 scoops of the blend. If you have them separate do one Youthberry for every 2 Orange Blossom.
This tea has an absolutely refreshing taste as an iced tea. I fell in love with it about a year and a half ago when I stopped in to Teavana during a trip with my friends. Make sure this tea is good and cold though before drinking because this tea is mediocre at best when brewed hot.