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32 Tasting Notes

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Note: This review is for the bagged version.

First off, I’m not much for ‘plain’ teas. Even Irish or English Breakfast teas are rather on the plain side, and I enjoyed them better. Honestly, there’s nothing wrong with the tea; I think it’s just my taste in tea. I’m more into spicy or fruity teas rather than traditional blends. Perhaps it would be better with lemon instead of milk.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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97
drank Spiced Chai by Bigelow
32 tasting notes

This is one tea you may want to leave steeping in your cup as you’re drinking it. I usually do that, putting too much creamer in it on purpose so it will balance out in the end. I just started doing it because it seemed like my usual steeping time was never long enough. But then I’m one that likes chai on the strong side.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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82
drank Irish Breakfast by Twinings
32 tasting notes

Note: This is a review for the bagged version.

I assumed this would be relatively the same as English Breakfast tea, but it is actually a bit stronger, though the tastes are similar. It says on the box that it is robust, and I’d say that’s pretty accurate. ;-)

Preparation
Boiling

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43

I just recently had Twinings’ English Breakfast tea and I found it much richer and more savory than this one. I don’t know exactly how to describe it. It just wasn’t as good. Unless I make a cup of each, though, it’s a bit hard to compare them.

Preparation
Boiling

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99

Chai tea is my favorite and this is such a great chai blend. I like having it with a bit of french vanilla creamer. It’s so yummy!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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95
drank Lady Grey by Twinings
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This is like Earl Grey but with citrus. =) It’s good with milk, but you can taste the flavors better without milk. One of my new favorite teas. Definitely my favorite of the classic teas.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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64

Surprisingly, I don’t like this with creamer in it. Maybe it’s because my creamer is a milk derivative, but it covers up the flavor a little too much. It’s nice and rich on its own. =)

Preparation
Boiling

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57

I wouldn’t have guessed grape, but now that it’s mentioned I do taste a bit of a grape-like flavor. I am having it with milk and sugar, so that might cover it over rather than bring it out. I’ve had Darjeeling three times and I’ve never been particularly impressed. Still it’s a good tea to go to when I’m tired of fruity or spicy teas, but still want something that isn’t plain.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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28
drank Green Tea by Salada
32 tasting notes

A bit bitter, and pretty weak too. I’ve had this tea for a while and I never drink it. I was hesitant to even try any other kind of green tea until I had Japanese Green Tea. This pales so much in comparison! It probably could be doctored, I suppose. Either way I won’t be drinking it again. Maybe I’m just not a green tea person.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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64

I might have over-steeped this since it came out a bit strong, though I think that is needed to separate it from ‘regular’ tea. The flavor makes me think of molasses for some reason, though it’s not molasses-y at all. That’s just the only flavor that comes to mind. It must be the combination of plain creamer and the tea itself.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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