290 Tasting Notes
Mango Fruit Punch is the only returning tea from last year’s summer collection, which is a good thing because this tea has everything you could possibly want in a summer tea. It is made entirely of fruit pieces and flowers, no tea leaves at all. This tea has an incredibly strong fruit flavor, so strong that t is almost exactly like fruit juice! I loved it a year ago and I still love it now! It is a perfect thirst-quencher!
I still have this crazy intense love for peach flavored tea. In all honesty, this is the best peach tea I’ve ever had.
This tea is super peachy! So flavorful, not bland at all and not overpowered by any other flavors! Just peach, peach and more peach! absolute perfection. It is incredibly refreshing and the longer you steep it, the better! It’s great over ice.
The white tea base is great in many ways. It is a very hydrating tea, so that is perfect for those hot summer days. It also has a light flavor of its own, so it does not take over the light fruitiness of the tea, but rather, complements it.
In the past I have had a sangria-flavored tea, and I remember that it was awful! This one is much less awful, to be fair…
It is incredibly concentrated and is very bitter. It has a very raw/deep orange and tangy taste to it, much like real sangria. In my opinion, it could use some sweetener. I think that if you like real sangria, you’ll like this tea :)
Flavors: Orange, Orange Zest
Watermelon Mint is probably my favorite of this collection. I found a similar tea last summer, but it is nowhere nearly as delightful as this one. The other tea is tasteless, where as this one is very fruity and minty, the way it should be! It actually tastes like watermelon! It has the perfect amount of mint, and the whole tea is the perfect balance of watermelon and mint. It is the perfect tea for summer!
Just be sure to shake the container before you measure out the tea, because the mint leaves tend to sink to the bottom!
This tea is a true work or art. I never thought that such a rich, deep chocolate flavor could ever work in a tea. in addition to the chocolate, there are other little subtle flavor that go so well together and make this tea, the masterpiece that it is.
This is one of the sweetest teas I’ve ever had! It has the slightest background taste of toasted coconut and a nutty flavor. The black tea base is excellent for the tea because it balances out the sweetness perfectly while not overpowering the other subtle flavors in the tea.
As for the steeping, it is very important that this tea only steeps for the recommended amount of time, or else it will become unpleasantly sweet!
Flavors: Chocolate, Cocoa, Coconut, Nuts, Nutty
I’m glad it returned and it was just as popular as it always was. It is an especially unique tea because it has tons of fruits and a black tea base to balance the crazy fruitiness. The mango flavor is the strongest of all the fruits and the tea is great hot or cold!
Grape Expectations is a lovely green tea with a very light fruity flavor. The green tea leaves are very fragile, so if you do not prepare it carefully, it won’t taste good. In my opinion it is better hot than cold, but it wonderful for springtime because of the light body and subtle fruity flavor. I wouldn’t say it tastes very much like grapes, there is just a general fruity note.
I was really sad when this tea did not return in this years spring collection because it was my favorite! But then shortly after, it shows up as tea of the month, which is even better!
This year however, they added lemongrass to it. I liked it the way it was in the first place, but with the lemongrass added, it’s not all that different. So as I mentioned in my previous review, this tea has a lovely coconut flavor that is strong and prominent. Then it is soothed by the lovely, smooth oolong leaves, and the balance of the two flavors is perfect.
The only thing is that the oolong leaves are extremely fragile and if you steep t too long or if the water is too hot, it becomes very astringent and unpleasurable.
The back tea works as a great base for the tea because without this strong, neutral base, this tea has the potential to go out of control in a bad way. But thankfully, that is not the case. The tea has a lovely cucumber-melon flavor! usually I see this combination is lotion and shower gel, but here it is in a tea! It is such a lovely combination too, and it is perfectly balanced. Recommend 100%