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Style: Rose Green Tea – Region: Nepal97 / 100 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5 Overall: 9/10
Jan. 20th, 2016
A beautiful blend. I love rose green tea and I thought this one was exceptional. It's one of the best blended or flavored green teas I've had.Read Full Review
The dry leaf of this smells wonderful and balanced...I can actually smell the tea, usually rose overpowers base teas, especially green teas. The tea smells light and vegeta...
Style: Flavored Green Tea – Region: Blend73 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 2/5 Overall: 8/10
Nov. 25th, 2015
A smooth, creamy tea where the mint aroma is more evident than the base tea. Resteeps very well.Read Full Review
Sampled at the Starbucks in Newark, Delaware.
This is the tea that replaced, or corresponds fairly closely with, the old Tazo Zen, the combination of green tea with spearmint and lemon-scented herbs. Neither tea is a...
Style: Green Tea with Lemon – Region: Blend77 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: 8/10
Oct. 26th, 2014
The third tea I had the pleasure of trying with the otherworldly breakfast served in the Hotel Alt-Görlitz in Görlitz, Germany. Very good, and an artful blend that was perfectly balanced.Read Full Review
The ingredient list not only shows that this contains only green tea and lemon myrtle, but lists that lemon myrtle is 20% of t...
Style: Genmaicha – Region: Japan70 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: 7/10
Oct. 26th, 2014
A good genmaicha for a low price, a great everyday tea. Dry leaf has a lot of popped rice kernels in the mix, and has a mild, pleasingly toasty aroma.Read Full Review
Brews up a full-bodied cup with a bold flavor, with a light bitterness, light savory (umami) presence, and slight sourness. The base tea comes through a bit in the ...
Style: Flavored Green Tea – Region: Blend40 / 100 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 2/5 Overall: 4/10
Jun. 12th, 2014
I finally got a chance to try something from DavidsTea, but...erm. Eh. This is not my cup of tea. More like the spice is wrong, and the price is wrong too.Read Full Review
I opened the bag, and the dry leaf smells just like cinnamon, if I really concentrate, I get a hint of orange, nothing else...completely overpowering any smel...
Style: Fruit Green Tea – Region: Fujian, China80 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: 9/10
Jun. 3rd, 2014
Wow. An excellent flavored tea for once!Read Full Review
I was intrigued to try this tea, in large part because TeaVivre tends to focus on traditional unflavored teas.
The leaf has a strong aroma of peach, and I notice little else, neither jasmine nor the base tea, but the peach smells rich and natural, like dried peaches rathe...
Style: Flavored Green Tea – Region: Blend27 / 100 Aroma: 3/10 Flavor: 1/5 Value: 1/5 Overall: 3/10
Apr. 8th, 2014
A disappointing blend that just didn't seem to work. This was one of three samples my parents received as a gift. I had the opportunity to sample them recently.Read Full Review
One of my mild pet peeves is when a company labels something "cherry blossom" and then it tastes like cherry fruit, rather than blossoms.
I opened the ...
Style: Genmaicha – Region: ?????73 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: 7/10
Apr. 5th, 2014
An above-average genmaicha, with a bolder green tea presence and less rice. The base tea is smooth, fruity, and less vegetal than typical for Japanese green teas.Read Full Review
The dry tea bag, which is a flat paper bag filled with relatively intact whole leaf tea, didn't smell great, but as soon as I poured water over it, a ver...
Style: Flavored Green Tea – Region: Blend70 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: 7/10
Mar. 25th, 2014
Of all of Tazo's teas, I think this one is the most changed from the flat tea bag version to the full leaf version. It's vaguely recognizable but I find, while I hated the old version, this was quite pleasant to drink.Read Full Review
The first cup, which I steeped about 2 minutes (and it was plenty strong) was a rich golden color...
Style: Fruit Green Tea – Region: Blend40 / 100 Aroma: 3/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 1/5 Overall: 5/10
Mar. 23rd, 2014
I must preface this review by noting that I tend not to like blueberry-flavored anything. Why am I trying this then? I like trying new things, and I periodically like trying things that I'm expecting not to like, because sometimes I am surprised.Read Full Review
With this one, I wasn't surprised.
The tea bag (and brewed cup) h...
Style: Flavored Green Tea – Region: Blend37 / 100 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 1/5 Overall: 3/10
Mar. 23rd, 2014
Thank you Kelsey for giving me this one.Read Full Review
The tea bag is pretty flat and aromaless. Upon brewing though, a light peppermint aroma comes out, relatively mild. The base tea, which I think is a green tea, actually really comes out in the aroma. It smells sort of like an okay but not great sencha.
I can barely noti...
Style: Fruit Green Tea – Region: China60 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: 6/10
Mar. 22nd, 2014
An impressive tea--not the sort of blend that I tend to ever like, and I found this quite pleasant.Read Full Review
I found it really interesting that Bare Tea released an apple-flavored tea, since I thought their masala chai actually had an uncanny apple flavor to it. This tea does remind me a bit of that one.
I tend not to li...
Style: Flavored Green Tea – Region: Blend47 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 2/5 Overall: 5/10
Jan. 9th, 2014
Tasted a pre-brewed sample at the Philadelphia Coffee and Tea Festival; I have been rather late at posting my review, but I wrote up the review some time ago.Read Full Review
Aroma is intensely of sweet almonds, like marzipan candy, but flavor is sour, and there is considerable astringency.
I tasted the almond most of all, and d...
Style: Genmaicha – Region: ?????73 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5 Overall: 6/10
Dec. 18th, 2013
I used to drink this brand a long time ago, and I liked it quite a lot. I recently had the opportunity to sample a tea bag of this particular tea again. It's just how I remember it--and very enjoyable.Read Full Review
Teabag has a strong aroma of toasted rice, suggestive of popcorn. Brews a light greenish-brown cup that is very ...
Style: Green Tea with Mint – Region: Blend43 / 100 Aroma: 3/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 2/5 Overall: 5/10
Nov. 22nd, 2013
I sampled this from a friend's house, a very fresh box that we newly opened, and I disliked it, so I know the issue was the quality of the tea rather than freshness.Read Full Review
This is a rather innocuous, although boring tea. The flavor is pleasant but the aroma is weak and muddled. Brews a clear light yellow color.
Style: Fruit Green Tea – Region: ?????53 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: 5/10
Sep. 27th, 2013
This is not the sort of tea I would normally enjoy, but given how much I love Ahmad tea, I was really curious and had to try it, and was surprised that I like it a lot more than similar berry-flavored green teas.Read Full Review
It really does smell like blueberries, which I actually didn't like. I love blueberries but I don't par...
Style: Genmaicha – Region: Japan73 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 2/5 Overall: 8/10
Sep. 26th, 2013
Dry leaf has a potent, cereal-like aroma.Read Full Review
First infusion brews a hazy, pale golden cup...it almost looks like there's a tiny bit of iridescent dust on top of the tea's surface.
Flavor is mild but delightful...sweet, crisp, and with a hint of a fruitiness that I can only describe as reminiscent of cola. It sort o...
Style: Flavored Green Tea – Region: ?????53 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: 5/10
Sep. 6th, 2013
Brews a hazy yellow-green color. A lot of fine, granular particles sink to the bottom of the cup.Read Full Review
This tastes mostly like a low-grade green tea...the ginger is weak. Nearly all tea-herb blends and herbal teas containing ginger in their name, which I've tried, have been stronger than this. The ginger is noticeable...
Style: Genmaicha – Region: Japan67 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 2/5 Overall: 7/10
Aug. 30th, 2013
This was a very good genmaicha; the base is a dark, wiry green tea, seems like a sencha. Interestingly, I tried it fairly soon after Octavia's genmaicha, which is my current favorite; the two teas are like night and day. This one brews up a very clear, golden-colored cup. Octavia's is much pricier and I think has a ...Read Full Review
Style: Fruit Green Tea – Region: Blend47 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 2/5 Overall: 5/10
Aug. 21st, 2013
Warning: this flavored tea is noticeably sweetened with Stevia.Read Full Review
Served in Velvet Sky Bakery in Jenkintown. This tea was completely unlike what I was expecting it to be like! In some ways I liked it better than I expected but in other ways I disliked it.
It brews up a deep purple color with a slight grayish ting...
Style: Genmaicha – Region: Japan80 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 2/5 Overall: 8/10
Jun. 26th, 2013
Most genmaicha is more or less similar and I often find it hard to judge them. This was not true of this tea--it was completely different, and quickly became my favorite example of this style of tea.Read Full Review
Without a doubt the most aromatic genmaicha that I've ever tried. The base tea has a stronger presence, and more di...
Style: Flavored Green Tea – Region: Japan57 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: 6/10
Jun. 12th, 2013
This one was a bit odd.Read Full Review
The combination of lavender and sencha, oddly produces a smell similar to fruit loops. It's also a smell I associate a bit with soap or shampoo.
I brewed briefly as recommended (1 minute), and the tea was a bit weak for my tastes. I tried steeping 3 minutes, because this brings out more ...
Style: Genmaicha – Region: Japan60 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: 6/10
Mar. 13th, 2013
A pleasant, perfectly drinkable tea that is dirt cheap. Although I didn't think it was great, it had few objectionable qualities and I actually think it is a pretty good buy. It seems to have much more toasted rice than tea leaf, and has a bitterness and sourness that I normally don't encounter in either genmaicha or...Read Full Review
Style: Flavored Green Tea – Region: ?????40 / 100 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 2/5 Overall: 4/10
Mar. 8th, 2013
For some reason, I did not expect to like this one, I think in large part because I've had pretty bad experiences with finely-broken green tea in tea bags, and I also don't see Tulsi's characteristic flavor and aroma blending as well with green teas as I think it does with black tea.Read Full Review
Although I still wasn't crazy ab...
Style: Earl Grey Green Tea – Region: Blend67 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 2/5 Overall: 7/10
Feb. 12th, 2013
I find it interesting that this tea is sometimes presented as green and other times presented as oolong. The base is pouchong or bao zhong, and it is flavored with bergamot as Earl Grey tea is...it is NOT the same as Yongchun Fo Shou, the other tea called Bergamot Oolong, a tea I like very much.Read Full Review
Edgy, lemony, and s...
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