484 Tasting Notes
This is a decent black tea. It has a pleasant sweet potato note, but it is rather bitter. It tastes mild enough that it might not stand up to milk well, so if I were to make it again, I would probably steep it for a shorter period of time.
Flavors: Bitter, Sweet Potatoes
I guess I’m craving lemon today. I had a mug of lemon ginger tea, then grabbed this from my box of samples. It tastes like a pretty straightforward chamomile/lemon myrtle blend. If that’s what you’re looking for, you’ll probably like this. I’m pretty ambivalent towards the lemony herbs so I think I would have preferred straight chamomile, or chamomile with lemon zest.
Flavors: Floral, Herbaceous, Lemon
I’m not a huge fan of artificial cherry, which is the dominant flavor here, but I’m still enjoying this. It’s very lightly flavored, and I like the way the cherry plays with the vanilla and green tea. I made this with a couple splashes of cold water mixed with boiling water, and I’m not getting any bitterness from the green tea. I’m only getting a little bit of a floral flavor, and even that fades as the cup cools, but that might be a bit more prominent with a newer sample. This tastes delicate and feminine to me, and makes me think of things associated with tea parties – dainty sweets and floral patterned china, so that’s a bonus. I think it’s worth buying a box to see how I like it over the long term.
Flavors: Cherry, Floral, Green, Vanilla
This is pretty good. Blackberry is the most prominent flavor. It’s an artificial taste, like blackberry candy rather than the fruit. I don’t taste much from the Sage or Black tea. I like blackberries, but they’re not one of my favorite fruits, so I probably wouldn’t be particularly inclined to keep this on hand. It might be worth trying the decaf version, though.
This tastes like Christmas in a cup. Cranberry, cinnamon, and something floral. It’s maybe a bit artificial tasting and reminds me of potpourri or a candle, but not in a bad way. I like that it actually tastes like cranberry more than Hibiscus unlike several cranberry teas I’ve had before. I’d buy this again, especially around Christmas time.
Flavors: Artificial, Cinnamon, Cranberry, Floral
I made a cup of this with a bit of sweetener and WOW does it hit you like a punch in the face! It has a strong, clear, citrusy taste of lime. I quite like it, but I used to enjoy warheads and I quite like the tartness of hibiscus too, so buyer beware, I guess. Lime, like grapefruit, is a flavor I have to be in the right mood for, but this definitely captures it!
Flavors: Citrus Zest, Lime, Sour, Tart