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Oh. Oh no.
So, I saw this while grocery shopping and my exact train of thought was “Huh, that’s a weird combination. I bet it’s weirdly good or just awful. Guess I have to see which, now.” and, uh, well it’s the latter. I think this is easily the worst kombucha that I have ever had and maybe one of the worst teas I’ve ever had in general. Certainly of this year.
Y’know that giant multi litre vat of dollar store white vinegar that everyone’s mom seems to have under the sink for, like, cleaning!? Like the kind of vinegar that is technically edible but is so god awful that it’s exclusively used to scrub counters. The kind of vinegar that actually burns when you drink it!? So, this tasted exactly like you mixed that with the gnarliest, most bitter and overroasted gas station coffee. It hurt to drink and my first instinct was immediately to spit it out.
I did not finish this.
I had a terrible cold in the Fall and friends of mine dropped off a “get well” basket for me which was very kind of them. This tea was in the said basket. I’ve never been a huge fan of ginger in tea but I have to say, this tea is really well done! I drank it when I was sick and it was quite soothing and comforting. The flavour is right where it should be. Lots of zing from the ginger and it’s definitely at the forefront with the lemon happily bringing up the rear. It’s the kind of tea that puts a smile on your face. President’s Choice did a great job with this one!
Flavors: Ginger, Lemon
This tea certainly does the job in calming your nerves, but the flavour can get a bit overwhelming. If you leave the bag in for too long, it gets overly sweet which doesn’t happen with other blends of chamomile I’ve tried. Also I’m not sure why but sometimes it tastes quite sour even if the bag hasn’t been in the cup for very long. I really like the packaging, the name, and the intention behind crafting this tea, but it’s not something I would purchase again or recommend or make for anyone.
I’m not sure how similar this is to PC’s Mulled Apple tea – doing a comparison on the ingredients, there’s a lot in common, but the ingredients are in a slightly different order. At any rate, this tea has a STRONG smell – very cinnamony and spicy. It’s a pleasant smell, though. The taste is lovely and warm, and milder than the scent would suggest, with quite a bit of the cinnamon and apple that’s high on the ingredient list. A very yummy tea.
Flavors: Apple, Cinnamon
The citrus twist on this chamomile tea sounded interesting. In addition to the chamomile and citrus ingredients it also includes several other floral ingredients as well as spearmint. The Chamomile taste was more prominent than all the other ingredients together.
This tastes great and is quite calming as the name suggests. I would recommend this tea to anyone who likes chamomile.
Here’s test #2 of my old-stash sipdown.
Let me be clear: I have no idea where this tea came from. My mom moved overseas to teach and my dad was left with her cupboard full of teas. He kept the regular black teas and gave me the rest. I think this was part of that collection.
When I took it out of the sachet, the ginger was overpowering. It almost hurt my nose.
Colour-wise, the hibiscus in this tea makes for a beautiful red colour. I can’t taste any peach, though the ginger is quite lovely. In fact, all I taste is hibiscus and ginger.
Overall, I wouldn’t go out of my way to buy this one. I may just finish the stash and move on.
Woohoo! I think I’m finally out of the low point in my cold. The haze has lifted.
I sipped a large cup of this yesterday at lunch. I must say, I would never drink it if I wasn’t sick, but it felt wonderful. I could really taste the ginger and peppermint. The fennel was a much milder note.
I think I’m going to destash my old tea bags on my lunch. Perhaps this will be a more economic and less wasteful way of finishing them.