5 Tasting Notes


I bought this one already pre-mixed with the Strawberry Lemonade herbal tea, so know that will affect my notes.
Appearance: Hm. Lots of fruity bits. The colors are rather pretty, actually. But the “green tea” looks like little bits of straw, and is very sparsely distributed.
Aroma: FANTASTIC. I liked smelling this more than actually drinking it, as you will see why.
Taste: Of course, not like in the store. But still pleasant enough. It does have a fruity taste, but isn’t too sweet. Unfortunately, it is a very weak tea, I only got one good steeping out of it, and that’s with a heaping amount, and letting it sit in my mug for five whole minutes. It didn’t go bitter though…due to there being so little actual “tea” in the mix.
I’ve also had it with Teavana’s Strawberry Grapefruit and that’s also a nice blend, but again, very weak.
In the end, it has a better aroma than anything else. I probably won’t purchase it again, as it is quite expensive for only one steeping.

Flavors: Fruity, Lemon, Strawberry, Sugar, Sweet

5 min, 30 sec 6 tsp 1 OZ / 29 ML

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A nice, smooth black tea. The rose petals are somewhat apparent in the taste, but very much in the aroma.

Flavors: Rose

3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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Oh, this one always reminds me of my mother, and even though it is a “grocery store” tea, I love it. Bold black tea with a hint of orange spice. It’s also one of the few teas I always drink with milk and/or sugar.

Flavors: Orange Zest

2 min, 15 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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I like this tea. I really do. The only reason I gave it such a low rating is because of how finicky it is to prepare. It has hibiscus in it, and something I’ve noticed with hibiscus is that you absolutely cannot over-steep it, or the tea has a very strong metallic quality to it. So you have to be careful with that. But of course don’t under-steep either! When done right it’s a nice, sharp blend. I find I like to drink it in the evenings or when I’m feeling slightly under the weather.

Flavors: Floral, Hibiscus, Tart

2 min, 15 sec 4 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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This tea has a nice, comforting aroma that smells just like the walnuts and maple bits mixed in the tea. The taste is most definitely “grassy” like all green teas, and the walnut is definitely obvious too. I’m a little sad that the maple doesn’t come out as much, but it is still a smooth, comforting tea. Good for studying or just trying to calm down.

Flavors: Grass, Maple, Walnut

2 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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