37 Tasting Notes
Tip: Strawberry Paraiso by Teavana and Strawberry Fields are virtually interchangeable. Very little differences.
Light, sweet, fruity. A perfect “gateway tea” for anyone who isn’t sure if they like tea or not. My best friend and I were absolutely hooked on Strawberry Fields Lattes. We made them hot or iced (with soy) and bit of chocolate sauce. A sweet, decadent dessert in a cup. For me, a classic. Certainly a favourite.
I loved this blend. Purely fruit pieces. You have to steep it strong to really get the full flavours, but it was just so light and simple. Naturally sweet (being that the ingredients are basically all candied fruit pieces). I loved it hot or iced. I can certainly see where people would get the “bubblegum” essence from, but not in an over-bearing way. I often made it in the morning and tossed the steeped pieces in to my oatmeal (afterall, it was just fruit). A unique and fun blend.
I have this theory: I don’t really like coconut in my tea. This blend seems to be popular, but I really wasn’t into it. There was “just something about it” that wasn’t sitting well, and I have thought this about other blends. I am starting to think the common denominator is coconut… stick with me, we’ll test that theory.
It is hard to objectively review the positives, because it certainly has potential, when I am so stuck on that “something” that I don’t like… Perhaps I shall keep it simple and leave it at: Not my cup of tea.
I never thought I would see the day where I couldn’t bring myself to finish the cup of tea… I was totally repulsed by this blend. Typically, if it was a matter of the blend simply being “not my cup of tea,” I would give it a passing rating, but still low to reflect my opinion. This blend doesn’t even deserve a pass.
Why? It is a LOVELY-sounding Oolong that brought me great disappointment… Regardless of how it was steeped, it kept coming out tart and very rough on the palate. It tasted like sour berries, with no chocolate at all.
Too sweet for me. I can see why it’s so popular, though, and I would still recommend trying it. I got a sachet of it in a gift set and found I much preferred it hot and clear. I was thinking about how it was so much sweeter than I like my Chai blends to be and decided to use it as the base in a Chai latte. I made it with vanilla soy and it was okay.
I think the fact that most of the ratings (including mine) focus completely on the Chai part says a lot… Not sure why it is priced as a decent Oolong because there isn’t much Oolong included with all the other ingredients involved.
A very unique “tea” experience. I’ve never had a Macaron, so I can’t speak to that, but they nailed the marshmallow essence. Have you ever had Ambrosia? -That marshmallow fruit salad? In my opinion, this is the liquid form of that dessert…
I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I really liked it. I tried it hot and clear to start (always when trying new teas) and decided to add a teaspoon of sugar. I enjoyed it more slightly sweetened. I think this may be an acquired taste. It is so unique that I anticipate strong reactions to it. Personally, I’m a fan.
Bergamot just isn’t my thing. I do prefer the “crème” blend to a traditional Earl Grey, but I still wouldn’t go out of my way to consume this tea. It came in a box set I got for Christmas. I finished the cup and didn’t mind it, but wouldn’t rush to go buy more.
The nice thing with the “crème” is it adds a sweet/creaminess that is very subtle. Makes the liquor a little more smooth on the palat.
Christmas in a cup. If there is any tea (both liquor and aroma) that can take me back to a particular season, it’s this one.
I don’t find the mint overbearing like other Peppermint teas which means that it still tastes like a Black tea, which I am grateful for. That being said, because it is a cheaper blended Black tea, the leaves are nice, but nothing extraordinary. It is sweet, without being too sweet or artificial. This means I don’t need added sugar (of any kind) and can easily kill a sweet craving with virtually zero calories.
This makes a GREAT mint-chocolate latte! I steep it in 4 oz of water and pour it over ice with vanilla soy and a hint of chocolate sauce in a martini shaker. I prefer it chilled, but it also makes a comforting hot latte.