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86 Tasting Notes

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I’m not sure where the Chocolate was in this tea. It had more of a citrus mint flavor. In defense of the tea, I bought it knowing that it was the last of their supply. I was anxious to give it a try. They were so polite and offered a discount so … I’m happy with my purchase. I hope that running out of this blend means that a new fresh batch will be coming soon and I bet the chocolate flavor will be stronger. Gives me an excuse to go back to the shop.

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drank Orange Pekoe by Summerset
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This is your standard run of the mill grocery store tea bags. It doesn’t try to be a fancy tea just a good basic orange pekoe. Great for making ice tea that doesn’t get cloudy.

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drank Green Tea With Mango by Bigelow
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Trying to wean everyone away from soda to ice tea so this was a great choice. I did sweeten it more than my preference but when you are trying to compete with Snapple… Sweet is the word. That did the trick. They’ve already gone through the first pitcher.

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C

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drank Peaches & Ginger by Tea Market
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All the comments on the Ginger thread made me reach for a ginger tea. Hoping that it will be one more trick that I can use to reduce inflammation. Originally tried this in the shop hot but I think I’m going to save it for ice tea occasions. My family really enjoy peach tea so I was happy to find this combination but … I had to sweeten it to win them over. Glad that I did. Since Peaches was listed first in the name, I thought it would be a strong flavor but it proved to be no match for the strong unique taste of ginger.

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drank Earl Grey London by Tikka House
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Tried this as ice tea today. It was wonderful while it was fresh but I wouldn’t use it if I was making a huge batch for the entire day. It developed a somewhat chemical after taste as it sat for a while probably due to the oily nature of Earl Grey blends.

I will definitely ice it again but I think that I will make it by the glass. I plan to do a strong brew in the IngenuiTEA since I found a large tall glass that it fits nicely. I plan to put in the usual amount of tea but only half the water. I’ll fill the glass with ice and when the tea is ready all I have to do is sit it on top. Instant tea my way.

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We had this iced for a family picnic. It went over real big. I’ve always enjoyed the green version of this blend served but I prefer the black version for summer. It holds up well iced.

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drank Earl Grey London by Tikka House
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The Tikka House is located in the City Market. On the weekends, the vendors pull their merchandise out in front. I found this tea tucked away on a table full of dozens of spices. It was so reasonable (CHEAP) that I couldn’t say no. At the least, it would make a nice ice tea. Well what a surprise! I had no sooner put the infuser into the mug when the wonderful aroma hit my nose. What a great summer tea. It is more delicate than most Earl Grey almost like Twinings Lady Grey.

Rabs

Hooray for unexpected pleasant surprises :D

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drank Mango by Gloria Jean's
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Out running errands and gave this a shot. I won’t do that again. Way too heavy on the “essence of mango” flavor and not even a hint of tea taste. If I had sweetened it up and added ice, we could call it mango kool-aid.

Cofftea

That is exactly why I’m not a lover of fruit flavored teas. Way too kool-aidish most of the time, especially if the base is light like a white.

JonTea

but i like kool aid. :(

AmazonV

mmmm kool aid! If you like mango thepuriTeas has an excellent mango black http://www.thepuritea.com/specialteas/mango-tea

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This is my comfort tea – the one I reach for whenever I need a little extra push. After a very busy weekend, I found myself reaching for this several times today.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Tangerine Green by Tea Market
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We tasted this as part of their Tea Basics class. I was disappointed with this blend. I’ve always enjoyed the citrus flavors especially tangerine but this was bitter. The aroma was great so when the acid taste hit my lips I was shocked.

As summer approaches this might be good as sweet tea rather than the traditional tea tasting experience.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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