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17 Tasting Notes

76

My favorite Earl Grey that I’ve tried in a teabag. Bold bergamot presence, clean and refreshing overall quality, rich tea aroma but smooth flavor. I love it!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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8

This tasted more like a creamsickle than a tea. The aroma is mostly vanilla with some orange, with a hint of spices. I can see how some people would really enjoy it, but it’s not my thing. There’s not enough tea presence for me…it is dominated by the flavoring.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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91

Brews a deep orange color. Fresh, light, and clean, a bit fruity, grassy / straw-like, and with a suggestion of a seafood-like quality. Less earthy and less sour than red rooibos.

I recommend a very long steeping time. I like this one a lot.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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95

This is my favorite tea from Upton and among my favorite of all teas. It’s so reasonably-priced relative to how complex and interesting it is. The aroma has woody tones, a hint of skunkiness, and at times seems a bit like a red wine. It has a pleasant bite to it, and the aroma is more than a bit unusual. Although I liked it the first time I tried it, it has grown on me a great deal.

This tea can be brewed many different ways, and I always brew it for multiple infusions. I think connoisseurs of oolongs would do well to try this one…in my opinion it ranks among the best of the greener oolongs.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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88

One of my favorite green teas. Very complex, grassy, sharp, clean, rich. Very reasonably priced given the quality.

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88

This is one of my favorite herbal teas. It’s a little like lemongrass without lemon; grassy but unlike a grassy green teas. Fresh, clean, light, and crisp. I prefer this to red rooibos very strongly; it lacks a certain objectionable quality in the aroma of the red tea.

rmark25

Thanks. You just reminded me…my friend just came back from South Africa to visit family and I asked her to bring me back some Rooibos!
I also reminds me that I need to try green Rooibos alone without any added flavors

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57

Compared with other Jasmines, this was much less floral, and the aroma was mostly of tea, not Jasmine. The tea was very smooth like a pouchong, with a hint of sweetness. Expensive, but not a bad deal given that there’s a generous amount of leaf in the bag, and the tea proved to be usable for two infusions, although the second infusion tasted exclusively like green tea, not Jasmine.

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I’m Alex Zorach. I run RateTea and also have a tea blog, Teacology.

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Philadelphia, PA

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http://teacology.wordpress.com

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