631 Tasting Notes
Steeped a deep pink color. Very thick, syrupy mouthfeel. The lemongrass and strawberry are the strongest notes. It’s VERY sweet— probably from all the candied fruit. (I also probably scooped too much leaf into my Ingenui-Tea infuser.) I got the echo of dragonfruit in the aftertaste, followed by an overpowering perfume note that lingered on my tongue for like an hour after I finished the cup.
This was not pleasant as a hot cuppa, but I sense that it has the potential to be fairly refreshing iced. Will need to experiment with cold-steeping.
Flavors: Fruit Punch, Fruity, Lemongrass, Perfume, Pineapple, Strawberry, Sweet
The other reviewers on here didn’t seem to like this tea… I guess I’ll be the weirdo who actually enjoyed it.
The jar is generously full and the leaves smell earthy and fresh. So far, so good…
I did NOT use boiling water, like the package says to. I’m thinking that may have made the difference. The flavor isn’t super strong, but then, I was conservative with the steep time because green teas make me nervous. It steeps up a golden brown color. I get toasty, vegetal notes, particularly green beans/ asparagus. It has a pretty brothy mouthfeel.
Overall, it’s a pretty inoffensive green tea. For $7 for the whole jar, I’ll definitely take it. It’s owned by Lipton, so set your expectations accordingly.
Flavors: Asparagus, Green, Green Beans, Vegetal
Has an earthy/ pleasantly salty pu-erh taste, which the toffee mingles with nicely. The almond pieces give it a vanilla cake note as well. Extremely well-balanced, high quality ingredients. This is one of those teas that you can just tell was blended with love and attention.
Flavors: Cake, Earth, Salty, Sweet, Toffee
Quite liked this one! Drank it black. The lavender and bergamot play well together and give it a flowery/ perfumey flavor, although not cloyingly so. A little bit of vanilla would have made this just about perfect. The base is a typical Twinings smooth, non-astringent, non-aggressive Chinese black tea. They make such good stuff.
I miss being able to find Stash’s Breakfast in Paris at the grocery store, but this is a perfectly acceptable substitute. Simultaneously relaxing and bracing.
Flavors: Citrus, Flowers, Fruity, Lavender, Perfume
This company makes the best decaf options… Using decaf green tea as an appetite suppressant to help lose some weight for bathing suit season. This one is my favorite so far. It’s light and nutty and easy to deal with at work.
Flavors: Green, Nutty
Drinking this for my health. It’s very tasty though. The cinnamon is divine. It’s fruity and sweet but not cloying and obnoxious. Blackberry is my favorite fruit.
Not in a great place mentally/ emotionally today. Cinnamon always cheers me up though.
Flavors: Apple, Blackberry, Cinnamon, Fruity, Spicy, Sweet
Wasn’t sure if peach would work well with the classic Sleepytime herbs. Turns out that it does. It’s a perfectly pleasant, caffeine-free cuppa. The peach flavoring is nice and light, perfumey in a dreamy sort of way, and mingles with the spearmint wonderfully. I think they used yellow cling peaches. It tastes genuine and isn’t overpowering. I still smell the chamomile, lemongrass, and orange blossoms and taste them.
I drank two cups of it this afternoon at work with my Peanut Butter Cookie Larabar. Sleepytime tea doesn’t make me sleepy unless it’s Sleepytime Extra, but this did help settle my stomach and relax me (Thursdays tend to be stressful at my job).
Turns out that the trick to not overindulging at dinner is to drink fluids during the day and keep snacking on healthy stuff every few hours instead of eating three big, spaced-out meals. It’s a very different eating habit than my culture encourages, but I think I can make it work. Herbal teas will be my friend for this changeover.
At $2 for the box, this was a great find! Would buy again.
Flavors: Lemongrass, Orange Blossom, Peach, Perfume, Spearmint, Sweet