259 Tasting Notes


One of the first things that’s noticeable, with this particular jasmine tea, is that the green tea is actually detectable. With some jasmine tea the actual tea can be hard to find and totally dominated by the overpoweringly powdery note of jasmine. Birt & Tang provide the perfect combo, being strong, but simultaneously subtle, in comparison to other jasmine tea.

Final Thoughts: Not the best quality leaves, but cheap, certified organic and actually tastes good. It’s gentle, making it a great starter jasmine tea for those who are unsure.

For more on tea including more information on Jasmine Green Tea: https://www.tastethetea.co.uk/2017/06/24/ttjasmine/

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drank Royal Mint by Ace Tea
259 tasting notes

Cooling mint provides a refreshing aspect to this blend, leaving a slight tingle on the tongue. It’s strong but overpowering in the way some mint teas are. The green tea hold a spot of rejuvenation, providing a caffeine boost. It’s nice, subtle and relaxing.

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Flavors: Mint

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An everyday black tea that is both robust and rich. Taken black there is a natural peppered flavour, but with milk it becomes the classic English start to the day.

Flavors: Malt, Pepper

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Summer Festival Fruity Green
A mix of green tea, strawberry pieces, petals and flavouring creates an incredibly fruity aroma, earning its name. However, the flavour is much subtler, with a berry back drop that is reminiscent of Autumn black forest fruits, rather than summer. The tea is also seemed to come out bitter, not matter little I steeped it. Not a good one for me.

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Flavors: Berry, Bitter, Blackberry

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drank Lady Rose by Ace Tea
259 tasting notes

Containing a ton of rose, both petals and oil, Lady Rose has a soft Turkish delight taste. The tea itself is smooth, combining effortlessly with the fragrant florals, that are strong, yet somehow gentle. Each sip encapsulates the floral hints in a late spring breeze.

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Flavors: Floral, Rose

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drank The Earl Grey by Ace Tea
259 tasting notes

Describing this as a citrus bouquet seems more than adequate. The aroma is defiant, releasing a stronger than norm characteristic fragrance of bergamot. The flavour is also a little stronger than average blends and big brand counterparts. Certainly one for EG lovers to check out.

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Flavors: Bergamot, Citrus

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drank Hot Ginger by Ace Tea
259 tasting notes

An “antioxidant euphoria” that packs a punch with its strong ginger flavours that cut through the green tea to create a peppery note, lasting long into the finish. Throughout the flavour are also hints of lemon, creating a wellness feel about the blend, making it seem perfect for winter.

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Flavors: Ginger, Pepper, Spicy

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The listed ingredients and name enticed excitement! However, I wasn’t keen on the aroma of this one. It’s like every individual ingredient clashed, a concoction that gave me a mild headache. Despite the less than appealing aroma, the actual cup was really tasty! The ingredients toned down the rooibos, into a more cake-like flavour, making an easily pleasing replacement for dessert.

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Flavors: Baked Bread, Cake, Caramel, Rooibos, Vanilla

Boiling 2 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 250 OZ / 7393 ML

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Part of me never wanted to steep this, just so I could keep this pretty little tea in my collection, FOREVER! Alas, I did eventually plop the whole sample in a teapot and as the combination of herbs, fruits and flowers steeped, mint notes started enticing me to prematurely pour a cup. I didn’t, but I also didn’t make it through the WHOLE 10 minutes before curiosity got the better of me, stopping the steeping at about 7 minutes in. At this point the cup develops a distinctly lemon aroma, which would usually set alarm bells ringing, as I HATE hot lemon. Luckily, it was more lemon sherbet than Lemsip, so I felt pretty relaxed about giving the blend a taste. The flavour… well it’s actually pretty subtle. I could see why the packet suggested 10 minutes, in order to give full force to the flavours, which are predominantly a floral field taste mingled with gentle lemon and mint. Anyone can see that this is an aesthetically beautiful blend, but none of these notes are particularly punchy or overpowering. It’s perhaps a decent pre-bed sort of tea.

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Flavors: Floral, Lemon, Lemongrass, Mint

Boiling 8 min or more 1 tsp 8 OZ / 250 ML

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The aroma is succulent and fruity. I don’t know what they flavoured it with, but they got the scent damn near dialed to perfection. It smells so good you could scoop it out and eat it. Obviously don’t do that, steep it. I found that the recommend time really wasn’t enough, creating a very weak tea. Steeped for longer, the leaves create a nice fruity liquid, that I think would be even nicer iced. Perfect for summer!

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Flavors: Fruity, Lemon Zest, Mango

185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 250 ML

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Tea Blogger. Exploring tea. Love to help fellow tea lovers discover new flavours.

Tea in cupboard is all tea I’ve tried, not updated to what I actually have right now!

Love: Nearly all oolong, malty black tea, earl grey, most chai, mint leaves, jasmine pearls.
Meh: Green tea, puerh, matcha.

00-25 – Hated it. Would never buy.
25-50 – Disliked it, probably because I just don’t like that tea.
51-60 – Ok/neutral stance.
61-70 – Tasty. Wouldn’t buy
71-80 – Really enjoyed, could be improved.
81-90 – Really loved it, would consider repeat purchase.
91-100 – Fav. Will repeat purchase.

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