187 Tasting Notes
There weren’t any directions on the teabag packaging, so I didn’t know how long to steep this, and at which water temperature I should do so. The resulting tea was fairly mild, with a mahogany-honey color, and a smooth feeling on the palate. This isn’t a particularly aromatic tea, and the taste is fairly average. I would have probably enjoyed this one better if I would have steeped it a bit more; the texture was a bit watery for my tastes.
I think I’m starting to really enjoy oolongs. I can’t wait to try a loose leaf variety; they seem to have the robust flavors of black teas, with the lightness and easy drinkability of the greens. Tell me if I’m wrong!As for the weight-loss properties, I’m really not interested. I’m actually trying to gain weight, not lose it, so I’m probably going to steer clear of this one for a while.
My first oolong, and I have to say, it was quite delicious. I had this in the teabag format. The flavors were very soothing, extremely smooth, and the mouthfeel was not astringent at all. It’s a quiet, mild cup of tea, one that I could see myself drinking on a somewhat regular schedule. Was it anything to rave about and call the relatives about? No. But there were some complexities that I can’t even begin to describe (as a newbie tea-drinker), and it intrigued me. I’ll be having another cup of this soon!
Ugh. I could not get through the entire cup of this tea. I’ve never actually had either ginseng or jasmine teas, and these two flavors together completely overwhelmed me. It smelled pretty medicinal; I actually recoiled when I smelled the bag. The flavor was overwhelmingly rooty and herbal in an entirely unpleasing was. The aftertaste left a lot to be desired; it was almost soapy, and I couldn’t get the taste off my tongue. Most of this tea I dumped down the drain. I won’t be trying this again.
A pretty sweet tea that’s fairly calming. A lot of the favors don’t taste very authentic, though. I can’t really pick out either the honey or the vanilla. It all seems to blend together. Nice and easy to drink, especially at night, but I can’t see myself buying boxes of this and toting it around to my friends.
Just had my third bag of this (to finish off the Herbal Tea Sampler I got from Celestial Seasonings). I had it iced, and it was quite a bit better than it was hot. However, I just don’t like the taste of this tea. With and without sweetener, it’s tart and overly tastes of hibiscus. That being said, it was much more drinkable in cold form, but it still wasn’t enough to sway me into liking this at all.
Maybe I’m just not a fan of lemon tea in general.
For me, this Zinger has no zing whatsoever.
My go-to tea for my stomach problems. I have a box of 50 bags in my cabinet. If there are better peppermints out there, I’d love to know. This is pretty basic, standard, and fairly yummy, though! Revelationary? Nope. But tasty and infinitely soothing? Yes!
I’d actually love it if the peppermint was a bit stronger. I sometimes brew this for up to eight minutes, but the flavors don’t really change all that much.
My boyfriend brought me a tremendous amount of Chinese teas in teabags to sample. Ten Ren’s Pouchong was one of them. I’m a relatively new tea drinker, without much experience in any particular tea, but I’m aware that pouchong falls somewhere between the greens and the oolongs.
This tea has an almost floral fragrance on the nose. The tea itself steeps to a goldenrod/yellow color. The flavor? Very mild. It goes down smooth, with a slight, green, vegetal flavor at the beginning, that develops into something richer (I assume this is the oolong flavor, although since I’ve never really had an oolong tea, I can’t be entirely sure). My cup was gone in 10 minutes. I do think the tea got a bit astringent towards the bottom of the cup (some dust managed to escape the bag and congregated at the bottom of my cup), but the entire experience was mild, pleasant, and delicious!