16 Tasting Notes
Sometimes, this tea is pretty good. Sometimes it really, really isn’t. It is a difficult tea to brew without burning the green, but still getting full flavor out of the blacks. I think I’ve finally found the perfect time/temperature combo for me. It brings out the cinnamon, and earl grey green isn’t too bitter. I like this with a little honey and milk.
Smells a little medicinal in the bag, but that goes away when you brew it. It’s smoky, with a sharp taste to it from the ginger. There is the slightest undertone of carmel, which is very nice. However, it is VERY caffeinated (which fits Tony perfectly), so be careful drinking it unless you are really used to caffeine. I know I get a little jittery if I drink more than one cup.
One of my favorite Cara blends. It took a while to figure out how to bring the flavors out, but if you add an extra teaspoon of the leaves, put in a drizzle of honey, a little bit of amber sugar crystals (just a tiny tiny bit or else it will be too sweet with the honey), and some cream it tastes just like apple pie. A very good dessert tea.
Note: This review is only for the sachets. I have not had the loose leaf version of this tea (though I would like to).
This tea is pretty good. It is very spicey, which I actually really like. It isn’t as flavorful as I would like – you definitely have to use filtered water or else you can taste the minerals in the water more than the tea. Still a good tea, but I would like to try it loose leaf to get it a little more flavorful.
I don’t generally care for Teavana (in fact, I generally avoid them at all cost because I can’t stand being attacked by sales people), but I love this tea. This blend was actually what got me into tea in the first place. It is a very smooth chair, with light spices and some notes of berry. It is very easy to steep correctly, you just have to steep it for a long time (I do like my tea strong). I generally steep it for 10 or so minutes. One of my favorite teas.