112 Tasting Notes
The dry tea has a nice mixed fruity aroma. No one individual smell jumps out at me, but it is a nice blend.
The taste is also a well balanced fruity flavor. Slightly sweet fruity taste with only the slightest bit of tart flavor. Quite enjoyable!
I drank this hot but I am sure it would also be good as an iced tea.
Actually I am still drinking the tea as I am writing and as I reach the bottom half of my cup of tea it is starting to become more tart. The top half of the cup was perfect but the bottom of the cup is a bit too tart. This may be my own fault since I oversteeped the tea on purpose (for 10 minutes at 85C) I often do this for yerba mate because it normally works out great but with the fruit & hibiscus in this tea that is probably not the best idea.
Next time I will try steeping for only 6 minutes and see how that works out.
The dry tea bag smells quite interesting and lively.
I liked the taste. This is definitely not your typical chamomile or mixed floral tea. The licorice, hibiscus & company really made this interesting and different than most other calming teas.
This tasted great with the warm Yerba Mate flavor nicely blended with a mellow Bergamot oil overtone. I found the green tea (sencha) & yerba mate was a nice twist on the traditional Earl Grey made with black tea.
I wasn’t quite sure how to steep it since it has more green tea than yerba mate. I wasn’t sure if I should limit the steeping time to 3 minutes or if I should steep it for longer as is more typical with yerba mate. I ended up steeping it for 8 minutes like I often do with yerba mate and it turned out good.
I only got into drinking tea just over 2 months ago and I just looked in my cupboard and I have 67 different teas! That means i have acquired approximately 1 new type of tea per day! I think I need to finish drinking some of my teas before I get too many more teas. I really do like trying new teas though.
The thing I like about this tea is that it is really healthy (see the ingredients) and it also tastes really good.
I strongly recommend a very fine infuser if you are using the loose leaf version of this tea.
When I tasted this tea, my first impression was that it was developed for its health benefits, not its taste. It tastes VERY green (if that makes any sense to you). I didn’t find the taste objectionable but it isn’t my favorite yerba mate either. I plan to save this for next time I am fighting off a cold or flu.
Quite a bit of dust and fannings gets through the infuser when making the loose leaf version of this tea. I would recommend using a very fine infuser (very small holes).
Note: I am giving part of the score for the healthy aspect of the tea i.e. in addition to yerba mate it has Japanese sencha, two types of echinacea, ginseng and matcha. That’s a lot of healthy ingredients! On taste alone I would have rated it between 65-70.
This was an excellent honeybush tea. The dry tea smelled great (a blend of both mandarin orange and honeybush). When the tea was steeping the mandarin orange was the dominant smell.
The tea tasted like a warm, pleasantly sweet blend of honeybush and mandarin orange. I would recommend this tea (especially for honeybush tea lovers).
Tastes good and fresh. My only complaint is that there were quite a bit of dust and fannings that gets through the infuser when making the loose leaf version of this tea. I would recommend using a very fine infuser (very small holes).