26 Tasting Notes
Tastes like fake green apple flavoring, strongly reminiscent of those tiny spherical lollipops that teachers, doctors, and hairdressers use to bribe children to behave, or a Jolly Rancher, or whatever other kind of cheap green-apple-flavored hard candy you prefer. The chai spice is hardly noticeable by comparison. Couldn’t they just have used apple pieces? Sure, that won’t make the tea taste very appley, but there must be a better way than using very artificial-tasting artificial flavoring. I mean, I knew it was flavored, of course, but most fruit teas are and it’s not usually that candy-like.
Flavors: Artificial, Cinnamon
Found this while looking for a cherry green without rose petals, which was harder to find than I expected. I like the safflower in this; it’s less perfumey and overbearing than the rose, but still provides some balance for the cherry, which can itself be an overpowering flavor. I also like that it uses actual cherries and not just flavoring.
Flavors: Flowers, Fruity
It’s odd to me that the prevailing opinion on this tea seems to be that it tastes overpoweringly like artificial orange flavoring. I haven’t found this to be the case; in fact, I feel the cranberry and rooibos flavors overwhelm the orange. This does make for a tea that’s quite sour and astringent, so I’ve found it’s a bit too much for some people, even when sweetened.
Flavors: Astringent, Cranberry, Rooibos, Sour