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Algonquin Tea Co

Recent Tasting Notes

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I got this tea through the Foodie Pen Pal program over at theleangreenbean.com. It’s not a tea that I would normally pick out, so I was intrigued.

It tastes like the green tea that you would get at any random Chinese restaurant. Now granted, I don’t have a really refined palate for green teas, so maybe I’m missing something. Maybe if I had steeped it longer as another reviewer said, then I would have found that sweetness in sweet gale. As it is, it’s pleasant enough, but not something that I would get again.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more

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72

I drank this last night, mainly out of curiosity. It has an interesting, very vegetal taste to it. Not a huge fan of the overall taste, honestly.

I don’t remember my dreams from last night at all, but I did sleep right through my alarm (unfortunately I don’t think I can blame the tea for that). I got a small amt from my mom’s supply at Xmas, so I only have enough to try it one more time.

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec

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76

This tea has a nice mint base to it, but you can definitely taste the other herbs in it as well, especially the alfalfa and what I’m assuming is the nettle.

I like the fact that there’s no caffeine in it, but will wait and see if it helps my energy and focus.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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100

I simply love this tea! So delicious. I’ve personally picked Sweet Gale in the wild and made tea from the fresh leaves. The flavour is gentle and gets sweeter the longer it steeps (hence it’s name-sake). Highly recommended.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C

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74

I always thought this tea tasted earthy and “ground-like” but not strong, and it is smooth. So I find this tolerable for it’s health benefits (blood cleansing), and that’s why I drink it. Not for taste.
I also love the story of how this company makes their teas. They are also environmentally friendly.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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