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99

I still can’t taste much but I know these are still yummy – lol. See my previous notes. :))

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99

Oh, how delighted and tickled pink I was to find the Arbor tea company!

Here IS a place that reflects all of my values: organic, fair trade and packaging that is backyard compostable! I must be dreaming… no, it’s true! and it’s fabulous!

This little pu-erh mini tuo cha is fantastic. I’m not a pu-erh expert but am VERY happy with this. It has a smooth and fantastic rich flavor. Aroma smells of trees, mulch and a bit of mushrooms. Taste is rich and luscious with a slightly tart finish with the complexity of a red wine. Slight sense of tobacco in the finish. It is reminiscent of coffee as well but without much bitterness. Me likey…

Second steep is a bit more mellow and is now getting chocolatey…

I’m having this after lunch and it’s heavenly to sip on just plain. Hurray! I will certainly need to get some more soon since this was only a sample…

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec
ScottTeaMan

I really like Pu-Erh mini Tuo Cha teas….and multiple steeping. :))

TeaBrat

you should try this one.

ScottTeaMan

IF YOU HAVE ENUFF COULD YOU SEND ME ONE? If not, it’s OK. :))

TeaBrat

sorry, all I got was a sample. Just had two and they are both gone.

ScottTeaMan

Hehehehehe….that’s OK. :))

ScottTeaMan

How many steeps did you get? Just two, or more?

TeaBrat

I did three but you could probably do more

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50

Very vegetal fragrance, but light and fresh taste. Calm, pleasant.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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99

perfectly brewed, perfectly natural. This tea wakes me up and soothes my nerves in the morning.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 15 sec

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99

A complex but calming cup. Contemplative.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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99

Salvation. Forest floor, floral, calming cup. This tea is a necessity to start my day.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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64
drank Organic Peach Rooibos by Arbor Teas
105 tasting notes

This is a good flavored rooibos. The peach isn’t too strong and compliments the rooibos nicely.

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49

I have to agree with some of the other reviews on this tea that it is too tart and could definitely do without the hibsicus and other flavors. Straigt plum would be much better.

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34

I’m starting to worry. I ordered a 5 oz bag of this EG, but there’s something different. Either it’s the new cup I’m using which seems a bit larger than a 4-5 oz & need to readjust the amount of tea per oz of water or… well, the bergamot smells different than the sampler I got before, like a faded smell, so far the tea tastes like a decaf which I certainly dislike. This is my second brew of the day, I’ll try again tomorrow, makes me sad that the sampler was a hit & now that I got my cute canister filled with this EG it just doesn’t tastes right.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 30 sec

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34

A very nice surprise, I’m also an Earl Grey freak & this one hits the top 3 of my list. As TeaEqualsBliss wrote, it’s a strong black tea but you’ll be ok if you accidentally oversteep. Either a straight cup, or with honey & milk (I might get crucified for this) it’s a perfect tea to wake up in the morning or a sweet treat in the afternoon. The bergamot amount it’s perfect & tastes natural.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 30 sec

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96

I love the earthiness of this tea. Since I am on a juice cleanse and am not drinking caffeine it is my " go to " tea. Very warm tasting. Add a splash of lemon and it really helps me feel centered.

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70

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Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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70

Having this with lunch. It’s a very pleasant green tea with a nice jasmine aroma. Some other jasmine green teas I have tried leave a copperish aftertaste, but this one does not. Quite nice.

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

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93

Great – may be my new favorite green tea.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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79

Interesting, sweet, a little more mild than I expected. If I had to describe the cinnamon taste it’s a little like an apple pie crust cinnamon.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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98

This is the BEST Ceylon tea that I have ever had. I can’t remember ever tasting a Ceylon this good. It’s remarkable.

It is smooth, rich, and sweet. So very good.

TeaEqualsBliss

Oh! WOW!!!! I’d LOVE to try this one :)

TeaEqualsBliss

Do you have any of this one left by chance?

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78

The evening tea……

I really am getting sensitive to decafs. This one is about as decaf tasting as I can handle. A good decaf should taste natural in my opinion, but I know that is hard to find. I am not sure if it is the flavoring or the tea itself. It is good, but just good. I originally bought this one for a little variety, but I am thinking it is a variety I won’t miss when it is gone.

Coconut notes are light, tea base is average. I am afraid to steap a shorter time because it will make the coconut notes even lighter.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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78

The last bit of evidence from my weekend coconut kick. As far as decafs go, this one is good, and still good on a resteep. I think it is possible that this one will go on the rebuy list, but it depends on how quickly I drink it and miss variety in my decafs…

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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78

Another new tea! This is my first from Arbor Teas. Holding off on a rating until I have tried it a few times.

As far as the tea goes, this one is pretty good and different from anything else I have in the decaf black tea category. For the first cup, I had it with milk and sweetener. I can definitely taste the coconut, but it is pretty subtle. It was good, but nothing really great to report. Need to do more research……..

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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97

I’m finally going through a black tea phase, so I cracked this one open! I like it a lot – went great with breakfast. The bergamot is lovely, and not too overpowering. This one is probably my second favorite Arbor Teas black tea so far – my favorite being the Irish Breakfast.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 15 sec

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75

Steep Information:
Amount: 2 tsp
Water: 12 oz boiling
Tool: kati loose tea system (my Review here.)
Steep Time: a little over 2 minutes (http://steep.it/)
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: strong bergamot
Steeped Tea Smell: strong bergamot
Flavor: black tea, smooth
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: slight astringency, bergamot
Liquor: translucent dark brown

OK, not anything amazingly unique. On the stronger side of bergamot flavoring for an earl grey, in my opinion.

Nice solid morning tea.

Pictures: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2011/01/arbor-teas-loose-leaf-black-tea-earl.html

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec
Heyes

You “my review here” link is missing! I want to read it!

AmazonV

Sorry, the html tag didn’t come through! http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/04/kati-review.html

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91

Steep Information:
Amount: 2 tsp
Water: 12 oz boiled and then cooled for a minute
Tool: kati loose tea system
Steep Time: a little over 1 minute (http://steep.it/)
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: nori, rice
Steeped Tea Smell: nori
Flavor: sushi, well nori and rice
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: a little bitter
Liquor: translucent honey yellow-green

I am not a big green tea drinker in general, but I found that I do love genmaichas. It may be because they remind me of the rice and nori in sushi. It is a nice soothing cup, not as good as the Teaflection Loose Leaf Green Tea ‘Japanese Genmaicha Tea’ but a close contender. This tea has more of the green tea flavor than rice flavor is why I favor the other one personally, if you wish for a higher green tea to rice mixture you’ll prefer this one.

Pictures: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2011/01/arbor-teas-loose-leaf-green-tea-organic.html

Preparation
1 min, 0 sec

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90

Finishing up the last little bit of this chai that I had left, and having it as a latte this evening – peaceful and calming and absolutely wonderful.

Here is my full length review of this chai: http://sororiteasisters.com/2011/02/04/organic-masala-chai-from-arbor-teas/

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