104 Tasting Notes
You really want this tea to taste like its description…but it doesn’t. Very light, very “thin” flavor that just isn’t that great. Not buying Republic of Tea any more; they used to be decent for the price but there are so many other GREAT teas out there. This one will be hitting the garbage like many others.
We tried this at the tea room and loved it. Now making it at home, it tastes watery. I’ve tried progressively to increase the amount of tea and it just makes a muddy-flavored cup of tea. Not going to drink any more of this, and my husband has volunteered to drink the rest.
Really not very good. I just had a cup on a sip down and decided I am going to throw away the rest of the tea bags. I had purchased this awhile ago and stopped drinking it just because of time constraints, being on the road etc. Now that I no longer drink coffee my sense of taste has improved dramatically (I gave up all pop/soda about 37 years ago too). Now I can say that this doesn’t have a very good flavor and what it does is not good. Buh bye!
I tried this tea at The Wisteria Tea Room in Fort Myers, Fl and I liked it. So did my husband. We bought several packets of different kinds of tea to try at home. Once I got it home, I discovered that they must’ve used A LOT of tea in their teapot to get the flavor they did. The proscribed 1 1/2 tsp on the package is not even close to the flavor I sampled. That being said, it is a pleasant black tea with floral and fruit notes that isn’t too strong. I don’t know if I would buy this again, probably not. I like teas with more FLAVOR. It also bothers me that it lists “natural flavors;” tea makers take note, I usually avoid that.
Flavors: Floral, Fruity
I drink this tea occasionally, mainly for medicinal uses. I play a LOT of tennis, and therefor have a lot of joint aches and occasional pains. I think turmeric does help but I have no empirical data. Anyway, this is a good tasting albeit strongly-flavored tea. But if it were weak, I wouldn’t drink it! I normally don’t like licorice root in tea, but it isn’t a dominant note here. I add a plant based cream to it (Nutpods Original from Publix is my current favorite) to make it smoother. Recommend.
Flavors: Ginger, Licorice Root, Turmeric
I just finished my tin of this tea that I bought a long time ago. It had a nice pineapple flavor, although I really didn’t taste the ginger. If you “upped” the flavor by adding a second sachet, it would get a little bitter (maybe that’s the age speaking). Anyway, I’m moving on from Republic of Tea.
I just polished off the very last tea bag from the previous iteration of this tea, “Refreshing Mint Vital Energy.” It’s ok; not terribly offensive but not wowing anybody. An inexpensive black tea with mint.
Flavors: Dirt, Mint, Spearmint
The overwhelming aroma from this tea is from pomelo skin, and the flavor is grapefruit. I like grapefruit and never add sugar to it, but this tea is no more than a “meh.” I let my husband try my cup of tea and he suggested a little bit of honey to improve the flavor. I normally do not consume added sugars, partly because I don’t care for sweets and partly because I am trying to control my blood glucose levels (and I eat a low-carb diet too). So I grabbed our bottle of lemon honey (which we accidentally bought thinking it was regular honey to use in baking and with oatmeal). A small amount improved the flavor tremendously! But I still don’t taste mango. Another review suggested that this might be better as an iced tea and I will keep it long enough to try it! But the best part is that this tea thankfully DOES NOT CONTAIN STEVIA! Stevia makes my tongue swell so I had to throw out a bunch of DavidsTea that I didn’t realize contained it. Stevia isn’t as harmless as manufacturers want you to think; some people are allergic to it. Wouldn’t buy again but will keep it for awhile.
Flavors: Artificial, Grapefruit
I have had this sealed tea bag for awhile and decided to finally have it. I picked it up at some hotel I’m sure, although I haven’t traveled extensively by air and stayed in good hotels for a few years. My travel was mainly by air between our homes in western Wisconsin and Atlanta, and now car travel between Wisconsin and Fort Myers. Very little chance of picking up a premium tea enroute now.
This tea has a delicate flavor of blackberry fruit and elderflowers. Distinctive though, with a natural sweetness. I may go to fruit teas for the evening when I want something sweet. As this tea required boiling water, I thought it had a black tea base and I made it in the morning. Instead, it’s an infusion.
I can’t find this tea for sale, but Taylors has a Blackberry Raspberry I will probably buy now.
Flavors: Blackberry, Elderflower