15 Tasting Notes
Needed a mid-afternoon pick me up and haven’t had this in a while.
No one else mentions this but as delicious as the tea smells when brewing the dry tea bag smells grungy and murky to me and is off-putting
Taste is simplistic, I’m not picking up the nuances I have come to expect from black tea but there is decent sweet vanilla flavor at the forefront rounded out by an edge of cinnamon at the end of the sip.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Vanilla
Bought this on impulse at Target this weekend as a house-warming gift to myself. Just tried it at work after lunch.
First impression: bag smells great, tropical and can’t detect the jasmine.
As it brews: was surprised at how long the water was clear, its a very yellow green tea.
Also what are the white dots floating in the tea bag?? – not natural looking!
Tasting: Orange is main note I am getting with sweetness being lent from the passionfruit flavor (barely detectable). I get a slightly floral aftertaste but nothing distinctly jasmine. I’m not getting much green tea taste, its tastes like water infused with orange, passionfruit and jasmine as opposed to a green tea with these ingredients.
Overall pleasant experience especially the aroma. I only steeped for 2:15 min. because I read the reviews and some said it gets bitter, may experience with temps/times for this one or try it iced. I had low expectations so I can dig this.
Flavors: Flowers, Orange, Orange Zest, Passion Fruit, Tropical
BACKLOG: Made this on Mother’s day weekend as a lightly sweetened ice tea for my mom and brother during a break from yard work. I enjoyed the tart flavor but it was acidic enough that it gave me instant heartburn. Both my mom and bro added additional sweetener to theirs (agave).
Flavors: Cinnamon, Herbaceous, Hibiscus, Tart
BACKLOG: Made this in my starbucks teapot yesterday as a got-most-of-the-stuff-moved-into-our-new-house-lets-relax-now treat. It was delicious albeit somewhat weak despite using two bags and not a full pot of water. I remember buying a big box of 4packs of this in 2013 to drink at work and enjoying it regularly. I think I just found the last 4 pack. Nothing distinctly remarkable but not bad.
Flavors: Earth, Vegetal
I couldn’t drink this today. I straight up poured it out after trying to tolerate it for 3 sips. It was just blechhhhh. Black tea was flat and acidic while the bergamot was off-putting for some reason. I think this tea is immature. It has no nuances, I feel like it bit me.
Is the phenomenon typical with bagged greys? I’ve enjoyed this before (and its way better than Bigelows (IMHO) but def NOT today.
This morning I was busy at work and didn’t get to sipping this until it was colder than I would have liked. Seemed more watery and I couldn’t taste the green tea as much this morning. TGIF! I FINALLY MOVE INTO MY NEW APARTMENT THIS AFTERNOON AND WILL BE ABLE TO BIKE TO WORK IN 5 MINUTES.
Flavors: Bread, Earth