206 Tasting Notes
I can’t taste the pistachio, but this is a really nice blend. It’s got a kind of chai feel from the spices. Also, I can almost swear that there’s cranberry in this, but I guess that’s the way that the orange interacts with the cardamom. Very yummy!
I’m going to write a more in-depth review of this later, because I was mostly focused on a project while drinking this. I didn’t give it due attention.
My friends talked a lot of smack about this one, but I am standing by it. I like that it’s decaf, so I can chug it without risking the jitters.
As a side note, is it true that rooibos is good for asthma?
I read this while researching rooibos, but does anyone have any, like, actual knowledge of this? (Or anecdotes supporting it?)
All I could find was this study, which seemed inconclusive:
I haven’t noticed much of a difference in my own asthma, but I’m usually drinking tea while sitting at my desk, not really straining my lungs.
I’ve found that by adding about 50% more and steeping it for 3-4 minutes, I could attain the thicker, in-your-face flavor I wanted the first time around. The raspberry is much stronger, as is a deeper, underlying slightly wheaty taste. There’s also the black tea base. Alas, not much on the “nut” front, but I do keep peanut butter behind my desk.
A part of me wanted to take that peanut butter and add a scoop to the tea, but I’m not sure that’d work out. In fact, I think that’d wind up being a gloppy, heinous mess.
Anyway, I’ve bumped up my rating about 10 points because I like it so much better now.
Bring on the day.
I sleep terribly, so I own a few decaf teas. This is the one I drink on nights that I’m pretty sure are on their way to going poorly.
Tonight is such a night; I was overstimulated with hiking, friends, an inadvisable amount of alcohol, a scary video game, and the possibility of a crazy 4th of July tomorrow.
Unbeknownst to me, this fallback tea has been slowly creeping its way up to one of my favorites. It’s so peachy, warm, and comforting. It’s like a sweet bedtime story before bed. I’m 31; I don’t really remember bedtime stories. But my parents are un-crappy, so I imagine they read them to me. And I imagine they felt good.
This is a lovely, snoozy, calming tea. Goodnight, loved ones.
Flavors: Peach, Sweet
I came here to kick butt and review tea, and I AM ALL OUT OF BUTT TO KICK.
After a spectacularly productive morning of cat-sitting, dog-walking, and plant-watering, I was ready for a little bit of time with tea and a book.
Am I stereotypical and pretentious? Yes. Yes, I am.
This tea, Lady Grey, is the tea that first made me think “hey, this could be a thing I do. I could become a tea person.”
Now that I’ve become a “tea person,” I return to the original.
I find this to be a bit astringent (bitter, mouth-drying) and over-flavored with bergamot and orange. I’ve discovered other things that I like more.
However, this is still a solid basic choice. I’d never turn it down. A part of me will always love it.
Flavors: Astringent, Bergamot, Drying, Lemon Zest, Orange
This tea has a bitter, tangy orange & tropical fruit taste. It’s intense. Drinking it iced helps a lot to cut back on the bitterness. I bought it while I was on a maté kick (more caffeine the better!!!! was my reasoning).
I recommend adding this to an iced tea mixture to give it a zing. I don’t personally like it as the main attraction, but it helps as part of an ensemble.
Flavors: Bitter, Fruity, Orange Zest, Pineapple, Tropical
This tea is a people-pleaser! It’s got everything: sweetness, creaminess, rose petals (pretty), chocolate! It’s a solid, tasty staple.
If you were ever in a situation where you weren’t sure if someone was a person or an alien, you could give them this tea. The humans would enjoy it.
The aliens would be like “I’m actually not acclimated to any of the microbes or viruses of this planet, and that’s catching up to me. Can I sit down?”
Sure you can, aliens. IN YOUR GRAVE.
This review got out of hand; but I recommend the tea for my sweet-toothed friends.
Flavors: Chocolate, Creamy, Rose, White Chocolate
This tea is really soothing on a sore throat.
I imagine that any tea would be, honestly. But this is the one I drank.
And I would like to repeat, for the record, that I like this gingersnap cookie flavor. Bumping it up a few points for how comforting it is.
I’m not sure whether it’s better to be sick over the week (getting stuff done at work while trying to survive life) or over the weekend (ruining free time). Looks like I’ll be sick over the weekend. At least I can watch Netflix in sweatpants. Actual pants are for suckas.
I can’t believe I haven’t reviewed this crazy mofo yet. I drink it all the time. I love it.
It doesn’t taste like ice cream, and it doesn’t taste like tea.
It tastes like someone took a cup of Dippin Dots, dropped it off at Chernobyl, let it ferment there for a while, and brought it back.
I’m pretty sure that this is what humanity will be eating in the future, in our pods. Our robot overlords will say “look, we put sprinkles in it for some reason. Some of the wax might melt into your cup.”
This review sounds bad — but I genuinely LOVE this tea. It’s TASTY. In a SUPER WEIRD, FAKE, RETROFUTURE kind of way.
If I run out, I will probably buy more.
Flavors: Chocolate, Cream, Pancake Syrup, Sugar, Sweet, White Chocolate