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I have had this tea from foil tea bag. It must be quite old, as it was from huge bags section, but we will see.
Dry aroma was saying that this tea is apparently flavoured, but I could not find any flavours listed. (I found out later, that I am blind and I haven’t saw “Vanilla Grenadine Tea” on backside).
But I put that bag in mug, used boiling water and waited 3-4 minutes. Then I took the bag out. It was somehow aromatic, but I could not found out, what exactly it is. Vanilla? Yeah, some sweet notes, but not vanilla like I think.
After few minutes I took first sip. It was very similar to aroma, with one differencce. The base tea was quite strong and noticeable. When it cools down, the taste profile became more clear and I clearly noticed a pineapple flavour and bit like pomergranate, no vanilla. It wasn’t that overpowered as it could be (and sometimes even is), so I have liked it.
Moreover, this tea is apparently full of caffeine.
Flavors: Grenadine, Pineapple
I tasted this tea in Sri-Lanka and it was absolutely delicious. Served in a small ‘Pepsi shop’ is was piping hot.
The water was boiling, so I was tasked with waiting for it to cool down. The teabag still floating, my tea was getting stronger by the minute. After several minutes passed I was able to take my first sip… it was a delight.
I tried this tea – I have stage 4 breast cancer – and my mom tried it as well – she has diabetes.
We read lots of good things about graviola and were very encouraged.
1) Tea tastes awful. Like dirt or grass. It’s positively disgusting. (I drank it au naturel, no sweeteners).
2) I had itchy skin, severe headaches, very low blood pressure causing extreme exhaustion (no energy to even stand). I’ve been on it for a week.
3) My mom had a strong allergic reaction, hives and severe itching up and down her arm, exhaustion, no energy. She took benedryl to feel better. She’s been on it for a week too.
Because of this, we are discontinuing the use of this tea. I hope others had a more beneficial effect from taking this tea. For me, not so much. For my mom, not so much. Best of luck in your future treatments.
Flavors: Cherry Wood, Citrus
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A good solid tea.
For a few reasons I just wasn’t in the mood to deal with much loose tea (I made two cups at once). This really hit the spot.
I had to add an entire teaspoon of sugar to suss out any peachy flavour and even then it was super mild. I prefer not to add anything at all, or if I must just a quarter/half of a teaspoon so this won’t be one I’ll purchase again.
Also, like the tea I had yesterday, this wouldn’t do so well iced.
I’m on the hunt for a tea that I adore iced, besides Darjeeling. Trouble is, I tend to prefer most teas hot and I hate to “waste” it trying out all the iced tea making methods…
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Flavors: Citrus Zest, Passion Fruits, Peach
Bought a single tea bag of this tea at a tea shop just for curiosity. It wasn’t bad, though it was more astringent than I’d like despite a 2 or 2.5 minute infusion. Vanilla flavour was noticeable, but not incredibly decadent or anything. Worth a try, but not a tea I need to have again.
Picked a tin of this up in Sri Lanka.Brewed strong with a dash of milk it reminded me of the tea my grandma used to make in the 70’s.Flavoursome but without the weight and body of modern UK brand blends.The BOPF in this is close to dust but for an afternoon cuppa with milk and no navel gazing it hits the mark.Very refreshing and quite crisp.Brews quickly (2/3 mins) gets tannic if left longer.
I’ve had many teas by this company before, and every so often Santa buys me a box for Christmas. I must say…I can’t remember the last time I tried one of the flavours and thought “geez. This is good!” Actually, I can vaguely remember…
Back in the good old days, you used to be able to buy a 25-pack of this tea and it came in a little balsa wood box. It was almost like a mini tea chest, and the balsa box was patterned with the tea company’s logo as well as a design motif for that specific tea. Likely very expensive packaging for a mediocre tea, but it’s not like balsa wood is THAT expensive. It’s in little kids’ airplane kits for darn sakes.
And then this company went to “new and improved cardboard packaging”. And with a decrease in the quality of the packaging came a decrease in the quality of the tea. I used to LOVE their ice wine tea. It was some of my favourite tea ever made in a bag. Perhaps some of my favourite tea ever. Their maple tea was also very good, as was their cranberry. I tried another flavour, too…maybe apricot? I don’t remember. It wasn’t as good as the rest, but certainly not bad. When Santa saw the blueberry flavour in the store again, he thought it would be a good blast from the past. Bad Santa. Very, very bad Santa!
I’m always leery of bagged teas that don’t come individually wrapped, even if it’s just in paper. I find within days of opening the metallic baggie that this tea comes in, it seems stale the next time I go to drink it. So wrapping in individual wrappers would be a good step. Going back to their “old recipes” would also be a good step. Now all I taste is artificial flavour and astringent black tea. It’s not good. I just realized this is the third blueberry tea in a row I’ve rated. I must be on a blueberry kick and didn’t realize it.
Verdict: would definitely not re-buy once the last 4 bags are finished.
I’ve yet to experiment much with the steeping time (I brew most black teas for 3 minutes so that’s what I went with), and it brews so strong! Yummy and so very warming, but a little bit ‘heavy tasting’. This might be because it’s such a finely chopped tea, it’s almost like a dust.
Super-strength besides, it has a smooth and rich taste, no bitterness at all.