31 Tasting Notes
I received this tea in my monthly Rosali Tea box and was intrigued by the flavor notes that were described: melon, artichoke, and seaweed. To my surprise, with each steeping (the description said you’re supposed to steep it 3 times) each flavor note was present and I was surprised at how complex and different each cup tasted!
This is not a green tea for casual use— it is a tea that is meant to be slowly savored and enjoyed. I think it would be a waste to chug this down while you’re working or something; it’s a great slow Saturday morning tea.
Flavors: Artichoke, Melon, Seaweed
I wanted to love it… but I couldn’t. I realize that matcha is probably best when purchased from a Japanese company, but I saw Republic of Tea’s matcha in a Whole Foods and decided to try it.
One of the first ways to assess the quality of the matcha is the color of the tea. I was immediately disappointed when I opened it because the matcha had this very yellow tinge to it. I was looking forward to having a bright, beautiful green cup of matcha but when prepared, the tea still retained that very yellow tinge.
In terms of taste, it was very grassy and had a harsh edge to it. I’m just getting into matcha (I am by no means an expert!) but I could tell that it really wasn’t the best, especially in terms of price to quality ratio.
I wouldn’t recommend this tea, there are better brands to buy matcha from.
Very interesting blend of earthy and sweet. I had it hot and it was nice and minty-fresh, but imagine that it could be really nice brewed cold on a hot day. The only thing I like better than this is brewing mint tea with fresh peppermint leaves – this was a close second and I could taste how high-quality it was.
Flavors: Earth, Mint, Peppermint, Spearmint, Sweet
Not my favorite-ever Earl Grey tea, but much better than the worst I’ve ever had. It steeps SUPER strong so you don’t need much to get a caffeine hit. The bergamot flavor tastes a little fake to me, though I couldn’t explain why…but the tin it came in does include “natural flavors” in the ingredients.
Flavors: Bergamot, Black Currant
I’d never had Chrysanthemum tea before, so I was intrigued and excited when I got this in the mail. It was really cool to see the flowers open in the hot water – so much so, that I didn’t want to close the lid of my teapot!
I think it is an acquired taste, but I liked it. It just took a few sips to get used to. I really liked the light green color – very pretty. And I did notice a calming effect, which was super nice.
Flavors: Flowers, Grapes, Honey
I got this tea during the a la carte weekly Tea Tuesday special that Rosali Tea has. I’m drinking it right now on a rainy morning in the kitchen and am really enjoying the smoky, mineral flavor and pretty deep brown-red color. Very happy with this one!
Flavors: Cocoa, Coffee, Mineral, Smoke
Yum yum yum! I drank this last night before I went to bed and paired it with rice pudding. What a combination! It was so creamy and light and tasted like dessert. I have a feeling it would be good cold, too.
Flavors: Cream, Honey, Orange, Rooibos
Vegetal and light, I steeped it for a long time and it still wasn’t overpowering. The color is a beautiful light green and went really nicely with chocolate covered raisins AND the salad that I ate with it!
Flavors: Grass, Green, Vegetal
Nice earthy aroma to this tea, which tastes very “grounding” to me. I’ve been drinking it in the mornings with some milk and have been loving it. There’s definitely a hint of cocoa and coffee in there too.
Flavors: Cocoa, Coffee, Earth