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I’m not too impressed with this tea. Although the ingredients are not listed, I’m pretty sure this has Ginseng in it.

Leaf Quality
There were many whole leaves, and less broken leaves. There are little white squares (I’m not sure what composes them, but they are definitely organic). Also, there were white, leathery leaves, which were definitely not tea leaves. It smelled pleasant, but not very much like a typical green tea.

Brewed Tea
It smelled like Ginseng, and slightly like Bergamot. It tasted like Ginseng too. Maybe it was the combination of whichever green tea and Bergamot flavoring they used, but I did not taste very much Camellia Sinensis. The Bergamot flavor, which is supposed to make up the earl grey, was almost unnoticeable.

This tea did not impress me very much, and I would like to know the ingredients. This is the only undesirable tea that I have tried from the Durango Coffee Co. I would have preferred more Bergamot, and also more green tea flavor.

This tasted uneven, and to be honest, nothing like Earl Grey should.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 30 sec
Bonnie

bleh…maybe some of the clouds of smoke got into your tea…blech!

Scharp

How are those CO fires doing, by the way?

Bonnie

Don’t know about Durango. The ones close to me are out.

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Bonnie

bleh…maybe some of the clouds of smoke got into your tea…blech!

Scharp

How are those CO fires doing, by the way?

Bonnie

Don’t know about Durango. The ones close to me are out.

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Jared Sharp
I love drinking and reviewing tea. Green, Oolong, Black, White, Yellow, Dark, Pu-erh… It’s all great. In particular, my favorites are Taiping Hou Kui, and Aged Teas.

I’m currently in California, and started my interest in tea at a very young age. Ever since, I’ve looked for exotic, rare, and even newly-developed teas to try.

It doesn’t end there: I’ll try just about any tea new to me that crosses my path.

I typically brew tea in a traditional manner (different teas require different steeping times and water temperatures, ect…). Whichever directions are on the packaging or website, I tend to follow as well.

I’m also building a private collection of Pu-Erh teas and teas good for Aging. Hopefully, they’ll turn out nice.

Companies: If you are looking for a reviewer for tea, I would be happy to sample any of the teas you offer.

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