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64
drank Moroccan Mint by Dilmah
141 tasting notes

I don’t think this is true Moroccan Mint, if Numi’s description of their Moroccan mint is correct (that it comes from North Africa and tastes like spearmint). This tea uses peppermint leaves instead and mixes them with green tea. I did not know this when I drank it earlier this evening, so thought it strange when I tasted peppermint instead of the spearmint flavor I was expecting. I really did not taste the green tea at all, just the peppermint. It was fine as a peppermint tea, but should have been described as such.

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

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I found this at Big Lots today and saw that it had rooibos in it. The aroma is of oranges, but I taste more of the mango and the honey flavor of the rooibos. It is sort of like drinking mango juice. The flavors taste real, but it is too sweet for me and lacks depth. Adding some cream helped alleviate the cloying sweetness and made it taste more like mangos and cream.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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75
drank English Breakfast by Twinings
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200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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92
drank Ceylon Orange Pekoe by Twinings
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200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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50
drank Plantation Mint by Bigelow
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I found this at work, so I thought I would give it a try. A mild spearmint flavor, but not nearly as good as Numi Moroccan Mint. Rather bland. I tried steeping longer, and while I could feel the menthol numbing my tongue a little, the tea was not flavorful.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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50
drank Earl Grey by Ahmad Tea
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Similar to Twinings in flavor, though perhaps the bergamot is a bit stronger. I don’t really care for Earl Grey; too much like grapefruit to me.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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76
drank Apple Tea by Ahmad Tea
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200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 15 sec

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52
drank PG Tips by PG Tips
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I really oversteeped this tea. I was anticipating that it would be undrinkable, since others have commented how strong this tea is, but it was fine. Of course I added milk and sugar. Not as nice as Twinings, but still better than any American tea, including Tetley’s British Blend.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 7 min, 0 sec

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90
drank Irish Breakfast Tea by Twinings
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This tea is growing on me – nice, full, satisfying flavor, even with my cold, and no bitterness, even though I oversteeped it. Twinings teas generally seem very forgiving.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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More peppermint flavor than spearmint. Reminds me of Wrigley’s doublemint gum. I don’t really taste the tarragon, however. This is okay, but I like Ahmad’s mint green better and Numi Moroccan mint much better. Something is missing from this tea – it tastes one-dimensional despite having three herbs in it. It has the flat aftertaste of the peppermint which I don’t like. This tea would probably be better mixed with a green or black tea as a base. My least favorite of the 3 mint teas I have tasted so far. But it is nice to drink with a cold.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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I am a part time college instructor and also work in human resources in a family company. Apart from a rare cup of Lipton I drank in my parents’ home, I am a newbie to the world of tea. I have enjoyed Twinings and Ahmad bagged teas over the past month, and I am now just beginning to try loose leaf teas from Teavivre, Adagio, and Della Terra.

So far, I prefer black tea to green tea, and prefer to add cream or milk and sweetener to black tea. Unless the tea is white, green, or herbal, you can assume that I have added cream/milk and sugar to the tea in my reviews/ratings.

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Concord, MA, USA

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