112 Tasting Notes
The mango, peach and white tea flavor were all good but mild. However, I couldn’t taste the Island flavor at all!
All in all it is a great tasting tea but I would like it even better if the fruit flavors were more prominent.
Flavors: Mango, Mango, Peach, Peach
I thought that I would like this tea after reading the package, I really wanted to like it and I really tried to like it. However, I just couldn’t like this tea at all. I was very disappointed.
I made one cup using hot water but it had a terribly bitter after taste. I had trouble finishing the cup. I decided to make a second cup using cold water to see if that would reduce the bitter aftertaste but once again the bitter aftertaste was too much for me.
I ended up throwing out the rest of the tea bags because I never want to taste this tea again and I don’t want give it to anyone else to subject them to this either. Honestly, my taste buds think this stuff is toxic! I would have given it a 0 if that was an option.
Since the average rating was much better than mine I am wondering if I got a bad batch. I won’t be buying any more to find out.
Flavors: Bitter, Sour
This was my first time trying a honeybush tea. I bought this because the name ‘honeybush’ sounds sweet and interesting. I never add sugar to my tea but I do enjoy a natural background sweetness in a tea and this tea delivers that.
The ingredient list of this tea is short. “Organic honeybush and organic vanilla extract”. I found the vanilla flavor to be very mild, in fact I am not sure if I would have recognized the vanilla flavor at all if I didn’t first read it on the box.
I see other people comparing the taste to hay. A hay flavored tea doesn’t sound appealing to me but when I drink it I see why people compare the taste to hay but I enjoyed it anyways.
In summary, I enjoyed this tea. It has a natural background sweetness, no bitter aftertaste and that’s what I like.
This is a very unconventional herbal tea but it was better than I expected. I enjoyed it but I don’t think this is an everyday tea.
The ingredient list has several other items I didn’t associate with a Pina Colada such as Apple, Orange peels, licorice root and white hibiscus. There is no pineapple or coconut mentioned in the ingredients so I assume the “natural flavors” must include some natural pineapple and coconut flavor.
Flavors: Apple, Coconut, Pineapple
I found this tea to have a pleasant and soothing quality to it. It has a mellow taste and a smooth feel to it. The taste is milder than many green teas.
The string falls off of the tea bag about every second time I make this tea. It kind of defeats the purpose of putting a string on the tea bag.
It reminded me of apple cider but not as sweet. Perfect if you like apple cider but don’t want all the sugar.
After steeping the tea for about 15 minutes I removed the bag and it still tasted weak. However the further down I got in the cup the stronger the tea became. The flavor is heavier than water so the taste has the tendency to concentrates at the bottom. If it doesn’t taste strong enough, I recommend to stir it well to bring the taste up from the bottom.
I just kept enjoying the tea more and more as I drank it.
Flavors: Apple, Cinnamon
For me this tea was just OK. I found the ginger to be too strong. I am not big into ginger and that might be why I wasn’t crazy about it.
After drinking this tea a few times over the last couple months it is starting to grow on me and I like it more every time I try it.