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drank Khumbu Green by The Tea Table
216 tasting notes

Okay, wow! This is a tea meant to be cold-brewed (which is how I like my iced tea) so when this arrived for my tea-of-the-month subscription I was very excited to try it. Sadly, the weather lately has been rainy and cold and entirely off-putting to the whole concept of iced tea, so it took me a while to finish up my previous carafe of iced tea so that I had something to brew this in, and then I wound up leaving this tea brewing in the fridge for something like three or four days!

Given how long it was brewing, I was pretty worried when I pulled it out: it looked barely darker than plain water, and I thought that maybe I hadn’t used enough leaves (I put in my standard three heaping spoons for two liters). But I poured myself a glass anyway, and even before I tasted it I could smell the tea as I lifted the glass. It smelled earthy and green and not at all weak, so I closed my eyes and had a sip — and wow! That’s some tea! The adjectives that come to mind are “hearty” and “toasted” and “solid”, which clash oddly with visual ones such as “watery”.

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Definitely a new standard in iced tea for me.

Rabs

Wow — that really does look like barely tinted water! I’m so glad that it turned out so well :D

Cait

I may actually try mixing this with another tea to get a different color next time! Pretty much every scientific study out there backs up the color/taste association, which is kind of neat in that brains-sure-are-weird way. ;)

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83
drank Lemon Green by The Tea Table
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Mmm. Apparently, on the right sort of day this is very soothing mug-steeped.

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drank Root Beer Float by The NecessiTeas
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This tea was really, really tasty, so I really, really hope it wasn’t what gave me such an awful stomachache last night….

Rabs

I too hope that this wasn’t the cause! Sorry that it sounds like you had a miserable night last night :( I hope that you’re feeling better today :)

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80
drank Organic Pearl River by The Tea Table
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89
drank Puerh Special Grade by TeaSource
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Okay, I think I can officially say now that I like pu-erh tea! It’s all…heavy and tasty and has that interesting flavor-kick at the end. Mmm.

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Thank you, Angrboda!

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205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 30 sec
Angrboda

Yay! You are quite welcome. :)

Spencer

That’s a very pretty looking teapot. And some tasty looking tea.

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80
drank Creme Caramel Rooibos by DAVIDsTEA
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82
drank Baroness Grey by The Tea Table
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I’m not entirely sure what to think of this yet. The lime is rather…puckery, and I think I need to steep it a little lighter to get the balance right.

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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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