675 Tasting Notes
I’ve had this tea in my cupboard for about a year. Based on the other reviews, I wonder whether the tea gets better with age. I like the rooibos as a base. It really accentuates the lavender. I do definitely smell the lavender – noticeable without being overwhelming. The smell is very soothing. Between that and the fact that this tea is caffeine free, I find it a good option for a bedtime tea. It’s also great as an iced tea – refreshing and faintly sweet.
I use 1 teabag in 8 ounces of hot water, not quite boiling. I just leave the teabag in the mug. For the iced tea, I use the same proportions and let the tea cool (first on the counter and then in the fridge).
I picked up a box of this tea at the gift shop when I went to the Valley of the Gods. It is absolutely wonderful, especially at bedtime (it’s caffeine free). The tea is grassy and earthy with a hint of mintiness. Quite soothing. The box recommends steeping for 3-4 minutes and promises a mild taste. I far prefer to let the tea steep longer for a more robust flavor.
I use 1 teabag in 8 ounces of boiling water. I just leave the teabag in the mug while I drink.
I typically love Harney & Sons, so I was excited to pick this up on sale. I don’t taste the same things others seem to, though. To me it just tastes creamy and grassy, and not in a way I find especially appealing. The lemongrass is overwhelming and I can’t taste the ginger at all. I want to love it, but even after multiple tries over several days I find this tea disappointing. I would not buy it again.
I used 1 bag in 16 ounces of near boiling water, steeped for about 5 minutes.
This tea is really basic. The green tea and the mint are well balanced. It’s very smooth, but there’s nothing really outstanding about it. It would be a good complement to a very flavorful meal or dessert, or as a palate cleanser. This wouldn’t be my first choice if I want to really savor my tea though.
I used 1 teabag in 16 oz of near boiling water, steeped for 3 minutes per package instructions. This tea does not resteep well – it just turns out extremely weak, no matter how long you let it steep.
Tangy with a hint of sweetness. This has a very strong ginger flavor, which is great right now because I have a cold, but might be overwhelming if my sense of smell were working properly. I think this is great for colds and probably stomach issues, but I don’t know that I would drink it as an everyday tea.
I used 1 teabag in a 16 oz mug, steeped for about 5 minutes.