190 Tasting Notes

90

A true classic, this version does not disgrace. My humans were wide awake and buzzing around the house afterwards. Details and some very nice photos (especially the one of “moi”): http://lyt-tea-reviews.blogspot.com/2010/10/review-boston-tea-companys-english.html

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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100

Feeling sluggish around 5pm? So do my humans. This little teapot has to kick into high gear and start steeping! Photos and details: http://lyt-tea-reviews.blogspot.com/2010/09/review-teagschwendners-english-5-oclock.html

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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90

Beautiful name. Pleasant tea. My humans have promised to take me on a tour of the Obubu tea gardens. I’m not holding my breath on it, though. Photos and details: http://is.gd/foVAV

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 30 sec

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100

Assams are all alike, right? Wrong! At least, that’s what my humans think: http://is.gd/fn87j

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec

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100

My humans got this tea when they visited the TeaGschwendner store (now Tin Roof Teas) in Raleigh, NC. They did a pretty thorough review, since Assams are their faves: http://is.gd/fn85Y

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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90

My humans are really into authentic Indian masala chai (spiced tea) and really put this version to the test. Once again, though, this little teapot was not part of the actions, since they prepared this the traditional way on the stove (they didn’t have a fire pit handy). Photos and all the dirty details here: http://lyt-tea-reviews.blogspot.com/2010/09/review-tipus-original-black-chai-tea.html

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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90

It’s instant so, quite frankly, this little teapot is a bit miffed that my humans liked it this much. Hmph! See the disgusting details and photos here: http://is.gd/fc6eZ

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

Why is it not advised to use skim milk? That’s what I use. Granted, it’s Smart Balance Non Fat Heart Right milk w/ Omega 3s (which gives it 1g fat) that has the consistancy/mouth feel of 2% milk (or so the container says… I’ve never had 2% milk so I wouldn’t know). I have this in everything from just water to black coffee, to water or coffee w/ creamer, to half milk and half water (or coffee), to all milk. It’s absolutely delicious every way. I find it odd that you can drink this in bagged form… that makes as much sense as drinking bagged matcha (i.e. none).

Little Yellow Teapot

May have to do with the fat content. But, hey, if you like it with skim milk, drink it that way. This little teapot is all about you humans doing your own thing. As for this being an instant, my humans got a sample and felt it courteous to try it. They greatly prefer steeping loose leaf teas in me, their fave little teapot. However, they seemed to like it pretty well, not as well as the original chai, though. (Review to be posted later.)

Cofftea

There was just something off for the slow brew for me… almost like it couldn’t make it’s mind up as to it’s identity. It’s prepared like full leaf chai, but looks like the instant. If I want steeped and decanted chai, I’m going w/ full leaf.

Little Yellow Teapot

Well, human, if that’s how you prefer your chai, feel free. However, my humans like authentic Indian masala chai which is usually made from CTC Assam, which tends to look like the Tipu’s Chai.

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60

My humans have rarely been disappointed with anything (including herbal infusions) from this company, but they are such chocoholics that they were not too keen on this one. They forged on with the review anyway, like the troopers they are. Details and cute photos (including one of ‘moi’!): http://is.gd/faouV

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec

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90

I want to clarify something for all the tea drinking humans out there. “Chai” means “tea” but in the U.S. we use it to indicate a tea with spices added. Which spices are used varies. Some are more authentic to what is used in India, while others are more geared toward a particular taste. This tea has a real Fall feel. My humans had fun trying it: http://is.gd/f8Gdn

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec

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85

My humans split this review up into a 2-parter: http://is.gd/f2Si3 and http://is.gd/f46Sl

Don’t go by the temp and time shown here. We had to do different things to see all the potential of this tea. The rating is a halfway point between the two tests.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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