12 Tasting Notes
The combination of the mint, the tartness of hibiscus and the flowery of chamomile makes for a very soothing brew. These bags are super forgiving to excessive brew times.
That said, I wish each of the flavors had a bit more punch to them. Celestial Seasonings’ Peppermint has a bite to it that the mint here is lacking. Still this is a solid before-bed tea.
Flavors: Floral, Peppermint, Pleasantly Sour
This is quickly becoming one of my new default evening teas. As the other reviewers have described, it’s pretty much what’s on the tin. Kind of like a carrot cake with creamsicle frosting. I wish there was just a LITTLE bit more tartness to really bring out the orange (maybe the addition of some hibiscus?) I have a feeling some fresh lime juice would work really well with this Rooibos.
I happen to love the orange/carrot mix so if you’re not into that flavor combination this may be a little weird to you.
Flavors: Carrot, Citrus Zest, Fruity, Tangy
I’m digging this tea, though it is kind of…odd. Somewhere between an Oolong and a Lapsang Souchon. It has a sweet smell and also hints of old library books (which I guess is vanilla, but not VANILLA, if that makes sense). Brews up to a lovely caramel color, with a slightly vegetal (though not too much for me, and I hate vegetal green teas for example) but mostly malty and smoky taste and a toasty finish.
I bet it would be amazing with milk + vanilla sugar. I might try baking with it, too.
Flavors: Malt, Smoke, Vanilla
I think it’s all been said. I’ve switched to this from hot chocolate, since hey…zero calories.
A lovely cocoa flavor with a real chocolate aftertaste. Tastes like chocolate not like the Swiss Miss sugary stuff some may be used to.
Goes great with a splash of rice or soy milk and a squirt of simple syrup, or even plain.
Flavors: Chocolate, Cocoa, Vanilla
I’m really loving this tea, and it’s fast becoming one of my favorite after-dinner brews. It’s pretty much as described, kind of like a more tart creamsicle with a bit of the depth of white tea.
Do be careful though, it is sensitive to overbrewing, where the overbrewed tea leaves clash nastily with the grapefruit and gets extra bitter.
It should be amazing on ice, though I haven’t tried it yet.
I’ve enjoyed Harney’s Holiday blend all season, but this version is much brighter and more citrusy than that version which is more of a mellow sweet spicey concoction. It reminds me very much of the Tea Set Fancy Holidays Tea.
Mixing it 3:1 with Harney’s “Florence” makes for a lovely sweet brew.