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I always have some of this in my cupboard. It’s a guest favorite and warms me up late at night. Good with honey, It’s also a good stand in when I’m feeling under the weather. It’s definitely more mild than the triple ginger herbal I have, but it’s good because it’s mid. My crowd pleaser tea for when it’s too late for caffeine!
Flavors: Earth, Ginger, Turmeric
I really enjoyed this tea. The peppermint is very rich, deep and pure. This one can be either a refreshing pick me up when chilled, or nicely relaxing and soothing when hot. The best all-round peppermint tea I’ve found to date. I highly recommend it!
Flavors: Clean, Menthol, Mint, Peppermint
I don’t remember where I got this single teabag, but I’m glad I grabbed it! This is probably one of the better Moroccan mint teas I’ve had. The mint is fresh and tasty. The green tea is mild and smooth. I’d love a decaf version! Trader Joe’s has pretty good teas in my experience.
Ashmanra’s Sipdown Challenge | January 2023 | Celebrate National Bittersweet Chocolate Day with a chocolate tea or have a favorite chocolate with your tea!
I had to plumb the depths of my stash to find a sipdown-ready chocolate tea! I have no idea how long this one has been languishing in my tea drawer, but I had two remaining teabags. I figured I’d need to work hard to coax much flavor out of this ancient grocery store tea, so I steeped them together. The scent is pleasant enough, almost milk chocolate-y with bright peppermint notes, but the flavor is almost entirely mint. The black tea gets pretty lost; it’s not really supporting or complementing the flavors.
Yep, pretty much what I expected. Not offensive, but pretty unremarkable.
2023 sipdown count: 5/75
Flavors: Bright, Milk Chocolate, Peppermint
A surprising staple from Trader Joe’s, this blend is shockingly spot-on flavor-wise. It tastes like a blonde roast coffee with espresso sweetened with maple syrup. I’ve been drinking this blend every morning since I got it, I’m almost out already!
Flavors: Brown Sugar, Caramel, Coffee, Cream, Espresso, Maple, Maple Syrup
I really love this tea. I enjoy both coffee and tea, this captures the feeling of a naturally sweet light/blonde roast coffee with a touch of black tea. Great for a winter afternoon when you need a little pick me up, but don’t want to be up all night. Maple is present, but not overwhelming.
Flavors: Coffee, Maple Syrup, Sweet, Tea
I tried the pineapple green tea version of this RTD earlier in the year when we were in LA and I remember liking it, so I was intrigued by this one when Marika offered it to me earlier in the month. It was certainly unoffensive but this definitely felt more like a carbonated juice drink to me than a tea. Like, I tasted zero black tea. What it actually reminded me of was the Peach Juice that’s sold by Tim Horton’s. So sweet and artificial, but still kinda good in a nostalgic sort of way.
Would probably be a great cocktail mixer, tbh.
Sipdown! (8 | 355)
Random impulse purchase from Trader Joe’s.
It’s not very good to be honest, ha ha… It’s a bit like a thinner herbal version of Harney’s Hot Cinnamon Spice. There’s also a bit of a musty flavor going on, not sure if it’s the chamomile or something else? There are other ingredients, but mostly I’m just tasting the sweet cinnamon and maybe a hint of apple. I wish there was a bit more hibiscus? It’s in the ingredients but I’m not tasting it at all.
Anyway, not terrible but not something I would repurchase. But definitely very appropriate for fall!
Flavors: Apple, Artificial, Candy, Cinnamon, Musty, Sweet
Lovely evening tea. I steep this hot and enjoy it with just a bit of organic agave nectar before bed most nights. This blend is balanced and refreshing; perfect accompaniment for winding down after the day. The mint is the most prominent flavour of the blend to me.
Flavors: Floral, Herbal, Mint
This was one of the first blends that got me into tea to begin with, and I still enjoy it greatly. It’s a very mellow pumpkin spice blend while still having a very identifiable flavor profile. It takes oat milk very well, and I enjoy that I can have it any time because it’s a rooibos. Thankfully I still have a tin of the Harney loose leaf.
Another cast off from a friend. I find TJ’s teas can be hit or miss in the same box. It was chilly this morning (62*) and a warm mug sounded good. Since my social media is complaining about pumpkin spice, I was thinking cinnamon and cloves might be nice this morning.
Sadly, this mug is a very lack luster mug of water. I do get a vague cinnamon flavor but that could just be because I am looking for it. I’ll be honest and have no clue as to how old these tea bags are. Since they aren’t on the shelves right now, I would guess, at a minimum, a year old But I also know from experience that TJ’s tea bags can vary widely in their blending. Perhaps the next one will be better or perhaps I’ll just use these for the kids and their desire to have a cup of tea with mom.
This has a bit of a chemical flavor that I don’t love. I’m also not a fan of the white tea. I grabbed this from a TTB, and it’s definitely not one that I need to have again. The fruitiness does remind me somewhat of pomegranate, but it’s a bit tart, and the sharp perfumey flavor is too distracting.
So, I just “discovered” this in the fridge (or my s/o did) – I had purchased it some time ago when I discovered it at Trader Joe’s & since I love green tea & pineapple together, I figured I needed to try this.
And – it’s OK. I don’t generally care for sparkling water. I find it a bit too bland and all that sparkle should not be so bland, you know? But here, the sparkling water works because there’s a good amount of flavor from the pineapple juice. I don’t taste a lot of anything that I’d recognize as green tea – maybe a hint now and then – that could be more of my wanting to taste green tea than it actually being there. But I definitely do taste pineapple juice – and I like pineapple juice so I’m not hating this. I don’t know if I’d buy this again – it’s not something that I’ll be heading out to Trader Joe’s to get more of tomorrow or anything, but if I happen to be at Trader Joe’s and I see it – I might put another one in my cart if the mood strikes me – but it’s not something I’ll hunt down.
This is my “tea that I’ve never tasted before” for August’s scavenger hunt.
I bought a box of this tea in January to have as a work tea, and I’m finishing it off today. Overall, I like this tea. The base tea is incredibly light. Light enough, in fact, that I often leave the tea bag in my mug throughout the day, and I’ve never had this tea tun bitter or coarse on me. The main flavor is cinnamon, but the ginger does make itself know here and there throughout the cup. Easy to sip, and a nice little pick-me-up in between helping patients.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Ginger
I had not noticed this at TJ’s in the past, so I snagged a box this week. Trader Joe’s teas can be hit or miss for me and I find them to be inconsistent from box to box. But I love TJs and am a sucker for picking up tea there to go with all the other snacks I shouldn’t be purchasing.
I had a mug after yoga and hoping for a good night sleep tonight. The primary flavor I taste is spearmint with a slight hint of floral. Not too bad. I’ll see how the other tea bags stand up.
Flavors: Floral, Spearmint
I finished a tin of this around eight years ago and have kept the adorable tin on my shelf ever since (currently filled with lavender). I was visiting family recently and was thrilled to see this same tin on their shelves, and it still had a few bags left in it! They use a tasty rooibos as a base, and the spices are mild, but pleasant. There’s a tiny bit of fruitiness from the pumpkin. It may be nostalgia, but I’ll always love this one!
Saw an unsweetened ‘tea beverage’, decided to try. Chilled.
Smells cleaner-ish, like pithy grapefruit with a touch of mint. Doesn’t taste like much at first, then all I can taste is bitter earthy green tea, bitter grapefruit pithiness, bitter-tangy carbon dioxide.
I picked this up at TJs about a week or so ago— it was 2 bucks and with the season changing to spring I was excited to make some iced tea to bring in the warmer weather.
I did a quick google search on rooibos, saw all of the positive feedback about it, and brought it home and started making lots of tea!
It tastes great iced. I didn’t add anything— no sweetener, no lemon, it was perfect just as it is.
About two or three days after I started drinking I woke up in the middle of the night with scary, intense heart palpitations. It alarmed me for sure, but I wrote it off as a nightmare mixed with poor sleep. Then things got even more frightening: The heart palpitations continued on the next day, all day, into the night…this has lasted for a week. I saw an urgent care doctor yesterday who tested all of my vitals (normal), did an ekg (heart was normal), X-ray (normal), iron and thyroid test (Thyroid came back today and was normal, still waiting on the iron) and the doctor essentially told me that I was very healthy and that if the palpitations persisted to see a cardiologist…well, last night I realized that the timeline meshed with the rooibos tea— I started researching and loads of people have had the same response. Apparently the side effects are uncommon, but not extremely so, you may very well have a bad response.
I would say pass on this tea. Or only drink It once a week or so, definitely don’t let it be a daily treat or you may suffer for the next few days with a heart beat so hard it looks like a cartoon falling in love and beating out of their chest.
I remember drinking a lot of this one back in college, so it was nostalgic to have a cup again today. The flavor is simple, yet enjoyable cold. It’s mostly minty with a soft, supporting herbal base. It doesn’t need any sugar. I think I’ve enjoyed every Trader Joe’s tea I’ve ever tried.
Trader Joe’s ❤. We always pick up certain items when we cross the border to stock up on haha. We’ll have to check out the teas whenever we get there next!
They used to carry my favorite rooibos/honeybush blend, but it’s long since been discontinued ): It’s always fun to go in and browse!
I used to fly to California from Texas with my suitcase in a larger suitcase so I’d have an extra return suitcase to stock up on items from TJ’s on work trips. TJ’s finally expanded into TX and then I moved back to CA, so I get to shop like a normal person again. :D