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Steeped 3 minutes and poured over ice, chilled per directions. Smells like my middle school Bath & Body Works locker freshener – very artificial berry smelling. Tastes like nothing.
Tried this flavor hot as well – tastes like nothing. Tasted 10.2018
Flavors: Artificial, Berry, Sweet
Per directions, steeped 4 bags in 2 cups of hot water for 3 minutes. Then mixed with cold water and chilled. Tastes very plain. Smells like citrus, but that is not evident in the flavor. Tried it hot – brewed for 2 min. Tasted like bad water. Tasted 10.2018
Flavors: Citrus, Sour
Not as overpowering in scent as the green tea version of this. I added some milk because the tea seemed thin, but it didn’t improve it. I don’t much like the coconut taste, but the addition of the candle-like heavy spices was too much. Tasted 09.2018
Flavors: Bitter, Coconut, Musty, Spices
Tastes like a basic, nice mint tea. Something you might reach for to settle your stomach. Tried it cold over ice – it was very bitter. I steeped 4 bags in 2 cups of hot water for 3 minutes, then mixed with 2 cups of cold water and chilled it overnight. The cold bitter minty water didn’t do it for me. Tasted 10.2018
Tea tastes great plain with no additives. More floral as compared to Ginger Peach from The Republic of Tea. I really liked this tea until I had it after it had been in a mug on a hot plate throughout the day. The tea bag was not in it the whole time – only in the initial steeping. The tea turned very very bitter and I developed an aversion to the taste. My rating went from 9/10 to 0/10. Tasted 09.2018
Flavors: Floral, Ginger, Peach
Strong raspberry flavor without becoming overwhelming. Very drinkable without any additives. Tried over ice – very bitter, didn’t like it at all. Recommended steeping time 3-6 minutes. Tasted 08.2018.
Flavors: Floral, Raspberry, Spices, Tea
I love chai and caramel and this seems like an awesome option for late at night drinking. Rooibos chai blends are so lovely in winter. I used one teabag with this one and I wasn’t noticing much spice at all. The deep red cup was mostly sweet, not particularly ‘caramel’ but this isn’t a bad option. The mouthfeel seemed very syrupy despite the rooibos. I like this paired with red rather than black tea because there are already limited choices for nighttime. If it was with a black tea, I’d probably never reach for it.
This was my first loose leaf tea and it’s sadly unimpressive. The black tea is very bitter and doesn’t have much body and the coconut is overpowered by the other spices in the flavor. I felt like I was drinking more of a diluted black tea with cinnamon water no matter how long I steeped it. All in all it’s not really worth the price and many chai flavored bagged teas are better than it.
Flavors: Cardamon, Cinnamon, Clove, Nutmeg
The initial smell of this tea is bright and citrusy, but a bit overwhelming. The smell is equally as strong when brewed. The color is a beautiful orange. The flavor isn’t as strong as I would like, but I will make sure to brew it longer next time to see if that helps. The main thing I taste is the orange, but the floral notes are what lingers. I like the tea well enough as I have brewed it this time, but I think I will like it more next time when I allow it to brew longer. This tea is a caffeine-free herbal tea that offers a nice alternative to a chamomile (I still love chamomile).
well, in my quest to find something to replace the NIna’s Paris Marie Antoinette tea (without ordering online), i discovered this on sale at the local World Market! brought it home and eagerly prepared a cuppa, steeping one sachet in about 9oz of freshly boiled water for 3 minutes. Initial thoughts? Although very slightly artificial tasting, overall quite delicious! I think the Nina’s base tea may have been a little more strong than this tea, but it’s still in there, taste-wise. the rose and apple flavors joust merrily with each other, never one beating the other back, but coming to a pleasing detente in the mouth. the aftertaste has just a touch of apple cider flavor to it, so i suppose apple wins after all.
Since i only had the Marie Antoinette once, in a french cafe in NM, i cannot directly compare. going by memory though, this is not an exact match, but does indeed scratch the itch when i’m craving some lightly perfumed apple tea, an apple tea that is not cinnamon-spice-based. plus, the price is definitely right.
all this said, i really hope my mom, local to that french cafe, gets me a box of Nina’s for Christmas.
Flavors: Apple, Perfume, Rose
Long ago, I bought a huge amount of this as loose-leaf. I had just gotten into loose-leaf, and was awed by low per-unit pricing. Anyway, I’ve still got like a quarter pound of it sitting around, because, as it turns out, I don’t feel the need to have rose tea every day.
This tea is…a very, very, rosey tea. It doesn’t work for me as a general drinking hot tea, because the tea flavor is secondary to the rose flavor. That said, it makes a wonderful base for a sweet milk tea with boba, and is a perennial crowd-pleaser iced. As it’s getting warmer, I’ve been keeping a bottle of it on hand for social teatime. It’s pretty perfect as a sugary treat for warm afternoons, sitting outside and enjoying a book. I won’t be sad if I ever manage to sipdown my piles and piles of Gypsy Rose, but it’s a respectable flowery tea, when I’m in the mood.