47 Tasting Notes
Very dark red color. The taste and smell remind me of fruit flavored chewing gum. The raspberry flavor is kind of artificial, and pretty sour. There seems to be a light minty feeling that lingers though. I like that.
I prefer Marks & Spencer’s raspberry white tea, I think ):
I haven’t tried cold-steeping this yet. I will review again when I do.
Well, it’s not as good as the Extra Strong Everyday Teabags. I liked the malty flavor in those. But I wanted to try the Gold Blend ones because my body reacted negatively to the strength of the Everyday Teabags.
Smells kind of odd, reminds me vaguely of cod liver oil capsules.
After steeping the taste is pleasant though. Mellow, smooth, and good with milk.
Okay so I had another go with this tea, steeping it for longer than recommended and I have to say my experience was better the second time round! Less medicinal, more peach. The mango notes are more subtle. There’s tinge of sourness from either one of the fruits, I think.
An enjoyable and relaxing cup!
Dry leaf smell: Like marmalade, but with herbal notes. Rather odd but pleasant nonetheless.
Steeped leaf smell: A bit like a wet hamster.
Taste: I’m not a fan of chamomile, but I guess this wasn’t too bad. Kind of tastes like chrysanthemum tea. The aroma was off-putting though. There also seems to be this pineapple-like aftertaste. I can’t decide if it’s a good or bad thing. Oh but I like the mint in the tea!
Absolutely awful. Tastes artificial and the sweetness is sickening. I think it’s the combination of berries and vanilla. The liquor is a dark reddish pink, and it tastes just like it’s color.
EDIT: I gave this another shot. My opinion remains unchanged. My mother and friend beg to differ though. They love this tea. Maybe I just don’t like berry teas.