585 Tasting Notes
My very favorite black tea ever. I’ve been mainlining it because I have caught my first cold of the season. It’s amazing straight up. It’s amazing with milk and honey. It’s just toasty and warming and perfectly balanced.
I hope they never stop selling it.
Flavors: Baked Bread, Butter, Toasty
So sorry that I’ve been so absent from Steepster.
Today was my first day back from a week long vacation, so I had a lot of catching up to do. Needed a soothing, caffeine free tea to keep my stress levels in check. This blend is really nothing special. I wish it had more lavender.
I sipped this down, and I don’t think I’ll be repurchasing.
Not very good quality and weak flavor. Double-bagging it helps. Good in a pinch and I’m sure it’s not hurting me in the health department, but I doubt it delivers as many health benefits as the box promises. Otherwise Burlington Coat Factory wouldn’t be hawking it for $3 a box.
I’ve never tried real matcha, but I have had good quality sencha before. I definitely taste the sencha in this blend. It’s accompanied by a grassy, slightly burnt/ bitter note that I suspect is the matcha.
I do enjoy Japanese green teas usually. I should try real matcha soon.
Flavors: Bitter, Burnt, Grass, Green
Steeped a deep pink color. Very thick, syrupy mouthfeel. The lemongrass and strawberry are the strongest notes. It’s VERY sweet— probably from all the candied fruit. (I also probably scooped too much leaf into my Ingenui-Tea infuser.) I got the echo of dragonfruit in the aftertaste, followed by an overpowering perfume note that lingered on my tongue for like an hour after I finished the cup.
This was not pleasant as a hot cuppa, but I sense that it has the potential to be fairly refreshing iced. Will need to experiment with cold-steeping.
Flavors: Fruit Punch, Fruity, Lemongrass, Perfume, Pineapple, Strawberry, Sweet
The other reviewers on here didn’t seem to like this tea… I guess I’ll be the weirdo who actually enjoyed it.
The jar is generously full and the leaves smell earthy and fresh. So far, so good…
I did NOT use boiling water, like the package says to. I’m thinking that may have made the difference. The flavor isn’t super strong, but then, I was conservative with the steep time because green teas make me nervous. It steeps up a golden brown color. I get toasty, vegetal notes, particularly green beans/ asparagus. It has a pretty brothy mouthfeel.
Overall, it’s a pretty inoffensive green tea. For $7 for the whole jar, I’ll definitely take it. It’s owned by Lipton, so set your expectations accordingly.
Flavors: Asparagus, Green, Green Beans, Vegetal
Has an earthy/ pleasantly salty pu-erh taste, which the toffee mingles with nicely. The almond pieces give it a vanilla cake note as well. Extremely well-balanced, high quality ingredients. This is one of those teas that you can just tell was blended with love and attention.
Flavors: Cake, Earth, Salty, Sweet, Toffee
Quite liked this one! Drank it black. The lavender and bergamot play well together and give it a flowery/ perfumey flavor, although not cloyingly so. A little bit of vanilla would have made this just about perfect. The base is a typical Twinings smooth, non-astringent, non-aggressive Chinese black tea. They make such good stuff.
I miss being able to find Stash’s Breakfast in Paris at the grocery store, but this is a perfectly acceptable substitute. Simultaneously relaxing and bracing.
Flavors: Citrus, Flowers, Fruity, Lavender, Perfume