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Steep Information:
Amount: 1 teabag
Water: ml at 212°F
Steep Time: a little over 3 minutes http://steep.it/3%20minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: paper, sweet
Steeped Tea Smell: sweet, bakey
Flavor: paper, bakey
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: astringent
Liquor: translucent brown orange

Meh, it’s a bagged tea. I got it as a sample at NW tea fest, so it’s old, to give it some slack, but still that means better packaging needed?

Rating: 2/4 leaves

Blog: http://amazonv.teatra.de/2012/12/19/choice-organic-teas-teabag-black-tea-estate-blend-darjeeling/

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Jade Green by Choice Organic Teas
698 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Water: ~500ml at 175°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: a little over 2 minutes http://steep.it/2%20minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: sweet floral, hint of vegetation
Steeped Tea Smell: paper, floral
Flavor: paper, vegetal
Body: Light
Aftertaste: sweet, floral
Liquor: translucent green

Perhaps because I let the teabag set a year it tastes like paper?

Rating: 2/4 leaves

Blog: http://amazonv.teatra.de/2012/12/19/choice-organic-teas-teabag-green-tea-jade-green/

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec
LiberTEAS

I have begun to notice more and more paper flavor in bagged teas. And they aren’t teas that have been sitting around for a long time, either.

AmazonV

@LiberTEAS I wonder if we’re getting better at it, or the paper is getting more potent?

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79

Steep Information:
Water: 12 ounces hot water from coffee machine
Steep Time: a little over 3 minutes http://steep.it/3%20minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: sweet fall leaves
Steeped Tea Smell: toasty
Flavor: earthy
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: slight astringency
Liquor: translucent orange-brown

Rating: 3/4 leaves

blog: http://amazonv.teatra.de/2012/12/19/choice-organic-teas-teabag-black-tea-english-breakfast/

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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73

Steep Information:
Water: ~500ml at 175°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: a little over 2 minutes http://steep.it/2%20minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: slight jasmine, vegetal
Steeped Tea Smell: sweet jasmine
Flavor: jasmine (floral), sweet, end of sip is vegetal
Body: Light
Aftertaste: slightly perfume/chemical
Liquor: translucent light green

Not bad, not the best jasmine green I’ve had, but a good teabag choice.

Rating: 3/4 leaves

blog: http://amazonv.teatra.de/2012/12/19/choice-organic-teas-teabag-green-tea-jasmine-green/

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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51

Steep Information:
Water: ~500ml at 212°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: a little over 6 minutes http://steep.it/
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: peppermint
Steeped Tea Smell: peppermint
Flavor: licorice (root), peppermint, sweet
Body: Light
Aftertaste: licorice root
Liquor: translucent murkey yellow-green

Let it sit at 6 for another minute or so, as it was mostly peppermint then

Usually not a huge fan of licorice in tea, although I love chewing the roots directly, but this was a nice blend!

Post-Steep Additives:

Rating: 2/4 leaves

Blog: http://amazonv.teatra.de/2012/12/19/choice-organic-teas-teabag-herbal-tisane-sweet-liquorice-mint/

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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51

Steep Information:
Water: ~500ml at 175°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: a little over 4 minutes (was aiming 3 and got distracted)
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: floral, paper
Steeped Tea Smell: paper
Flavor: paper, chemical
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: vegetal, floral
Liquor: translucent yellow-green

bleh

Rating: 2/4 leaves

Blog: http://amazonv.teatra.de/2012/12/19/choice-organic-teas-teabag-green-tea-oothu-garden-green/

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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51

Steep Information:
Water: ~500ml at 212°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: a little over 7 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: chemical, hint of chamomile
Steeped Tea Smell: chamomile, honey
Flavor: slightly tangy (citrus), chamomile, with a finish of berry (hibiscus)
Body: Light
Aftertaste: sweet
Liquor: translucent yellow

Not a flat chamomile, interesting depth but perhaps a little heavy on the citrus?

Rating: 2/4 leaves

blog: http://amazonv.teatra.de/2012/12/19/choice-organic-teas-teabag-herbal-tisane-chamomile-citrus/

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec

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drank early grey by Choice Organic Teas
698 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Water: 212°F
Steep Time: a little over 4 minutes at Steep.It
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: strong citrus
Steeped Tea Smell: bakey, citrus, sweet
Flavor: bakey, ending with citrus
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: citrus, astringent
Liquor: barely translucent dark brown-red

An earl grey, not a particularly unique example or anything but not a bad cuppa

Rating: 3/4 leaves

Blog: http://amazonv.teatra.de/2012/12/19/choice-organic-teas-teabag-black-tea-earl-grey/

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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Steep Information:
Amount: 2 tsp
Water: 500ml at 195°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 1 minute 30 seconds
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: sweet mango
Steeped Tea Smell: sweet, bakey, hint of mango
Flavor: bitter
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: astringent
Liquor: translucent orange-brown

I did not like the base of this tea

Post-Steep Additives: sugar packets
sweeter, fruitier

Blog: http://amazonv.teatra.de/2012/10/07/the-tea-set-loose-leaf-black-tea-fantasy-mango-souvenir/

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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51

Steep Information:
Water: 185°F
Steep Time: a little over 2 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell:sweet, floral
Steeped Tea Smell: floral, vegetal
Flavor: vegetal, sweet
Body: Light
Aftertaste: grassy
Liquor: translucent yellow brown

Blog: http://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=4732204343630518234#allposts

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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I love caffeine! I prefer tea to coffee. I prefer my flavors to be in your face, not subtle. I plan to use this blog to keep track of the teas I have tried.

I get my daily dose of caffeine from Starbucks (Grande soy no water chai latte).

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0-25=Bleh! not again if it were free
25-50=Acceptable, if it were free or there were limited other tea options
50-75=I might purchase this tea from time to time, or select it while out
75-100=A staple in our cupboard from now on, I will purchase and keep purchasing

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Blacksburg, Virginia

Website

http://amazonv.blogspot.com/

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