62 Tasting Notes
I find this tea to be tart, more like a treat (not sure I’d say dessert) tea. I’ve only had it warm, but I think this would be an excellent cold brew tea, too.
I tend to not use any sweeteners in my teas so I lean towards a stronger flavor to compensate for this. I, also, have a love/hate relationship with Celestial Seasoning’s tea selections, however, this tea does not disappoint.
While it is not a favorite of mine, I would buy it again when in a pinch for a tea I know I will enjoy.
EDIT TO ADD:
I’ve finally had a chance to try this as a cold brew and came back to edit my review and re-rate the tea giving it a slight bump from 75 to 80.
This was much better as a cold brew. With a bit of sweetener it really was a refreshing drink. Careful on the sweeteners though, it can quickly go from sweet to sickly sweet. I learned that lesson the hard way!
Flavors: Fruity, Tart
Even though the tea smells good, I got no hints of tropical, mint, or much of anything other than the flavor of the green tea when brewed.
While it wasn’t terrible, it was so plain and uninspiring that I look forward to finishing the box and never buying it again.
I may try the suggestion to make it a cold tea and see if I get any better results. I steeped it at a variety of temperatures (175, 180, 185, 190) and found the lower temperature brought out the best results which isn’t saying much.
EDIT TO ADD: I finally got around to cold brewing this tea and still remain largely unimpressed by the tea. I did, however, find the cold brew slightly more palatable with some sweetener and will be how I finish this box off.