Argo Tea

Recent Tasting Notes

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(review of the bottled version)

I love ginger, and this tea was STRONG with ginger. There was so much ginger that I was literally chewing little spicy, bitter, tangy pieces of actual ginger.

This was also SUPER sweet…

I finished this because I like ginger, but at the same time I wouldn’t buy it again.

I have something against these bottled Argo teas… I think its because to me they don’t feel refined enough to come out of a bottle. Most of the ones I’ve tried of theirs are either too strong, too sweet, or there’s something off.

I have high hopes for the sangria one!

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I liked this very much!

I tried this room temp, decided to pop it in the fridge and the enjoyment factor shot wayyyy up!

The rooibos was a tad over powering, but after the first three sips it seemed to mellow out.

The pomegranate flavor was all there and tasty for sure.

If you really like rooibos, then this may be for you!

I would try this again, but more for the glass than anything else!

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POW. HONEY. Do you like a rich, dark, full honey taste? This tea is for you. Well, I’m not certain about the honey to tea ratio. Hahaha… I do like this WAY better than the Mojitea. This was actually tasty and I actually wanted to finish the bottle unlike the Mojitea. So wonderful chilled, and also tasty iced!

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POW. HONEY.

Do you like a rich, dark, full honey taste? This tea is for you. Well, I’m not certain about the honey to tea ratio. Hahaha…

I do like this WAY better than the Mojitea. This was actually tasty and I actually wanted to finish the bottle unlike the Mojitea.

So wonderful chilled, and also tasty iced!

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drank Mojitea by Argo Tea
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FACT: I bought this bottled tea today mostly because I wanted the awesome glass bottle that it came in.
ANOTHER FACT: The tea inside the bottle was actually pretty fantastic. Normally, mint tea makes me gag. And bottled tea is much much much too sweet for me. But this one was blended with lime juice and real cane sugar, so it was refreshing and – get this – tasted like real tea. No plastic-y, fake, processed taste. I could have brewed this myself. It wasn’t even that expensive! It turned out to be exactly what I needed on this horridly humid day.

If I’m ever in a pinch and need another quick iced tea fix, I’m going straight for Argo. (Plus, having a collection of these most excellent reusable glass bottles with the screw-tops wouldn’t be a bad thing…)

Flavors: Lime, Mint, Sugarcane

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Backlog from vacation. This was pretty good for a bottled tea. The honey flavor was very assertive; instead of the generic, sweet, “honey” flavor many bottled teas use, this was identifiably the good stuff. Somehow that managed not to overwhelm the tea base despite being the dominant flavor, and the lemon kept it from being overly sweet (although I reached for it because I wanted sweet). I think I’d like to try the dry version of this so I can control the sugar content myself, but it was a pleasant surprise when I had to grab something quickly in the airport.

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drank Genmaicha by Argo Tea
417 tasting notes

Ok, I’ve cold brewed this one as usual, but today it is not tasting so good. I’ve noticed lately in my new apartment that my teas don’t taste as good as I remember them to be. I think that the tap water in Boston is just tastier than the tap water in Cambridge, even though I filter my water in both cities. The Cambridge water just tastes more like chlorine (I think?), which is off-putting. So the usual roasty toasty goodness of this genmaicha is competing in flavor with the chlorine, which makes me sad. I guess I’m gonna have to start making my tea differently!

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drank Mojitea by Argo Tea
11 tasting notes

Lime? Check. Yuck…
Mint? Check.
Sugar? Check. Check. Double, triple, quadruple check…

It tasted like a candle, or like a perfume/bodyspray.

The lime was too sour in my opinion. It was almost bitter. I loved the minty flavor, but it didn’t seem to go well with the overly sweet and sour flavor. The flavors didn’t really blend well together like a real mojito would. They seemed to be all over the place.

I also think the sourness gave me an upset stomach. :( I did not end up finishing it.

The glass bottle is the best part! I will try other argo teas, but NOT this one again. YUCK.

Preparation
16 OZ / 473 ML

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drank Ginger Peach by Argo Tea
589 tasting notes

And finally, tea #3 served in the pot at girls’ CAH day yesterday.

I’m really going to miss this one.

Why oh why did I serve a whole pot of it!? Hahahaha.

(Because it’s delicious and a surefire hit.)

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Tried this cold brewed and it’s basically just a glass of cinnamon. Nah, that’s supposed to be a flavour hint, not a feature. This one’s getting gifted to my cinnamon-loving friend.

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Got this as a sample from Carol Who, thanks carol!
This tea is yummy! I brewed 2t for 5 min with 8 oz boiling water. (I am not usually that specific with my brewing, but I figured I should follow the directions as best as possible when trying samples :) ). I mixed in coconut milk (I don’t do milk) and honey. And then I waited for it to cool down enough for me to drink it. The first few sips were good but a little weak. As it has cooled down the flavors have come out more and made it taste stronger. Right now this tea is quite tasty. I taste the yummy cinnamon and spices and to me they mix wonderfully with the coconut and honey flavors. I also saved the leaves to try a second steeping, I’ll let you know if it is good :)

Flavors: Cinnamon, Spices

Preparation
2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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85
drank Ginger Peach by Argo Tea
589 tasting notes

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drank Ginger Peach by Argo Tea
589 tasting notes

Had some of this cold brewed, wow. Ginger winner! With this cold virus there would be a different winning flavour with each sip, between the ginger and fruit, but I think I can call ginger the winner. Pow.

I think I actually prefer this one hot, funnily enough. Cold brewed is still super awesome but I think it’s better balanced hot!

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drank Genmaicha by Argo Tea
417 tasting notes

Yes, I did cold brew this one again. I have a feeling it might be all used up in cold brews before I get a chance to have it hot. But I’m okay with that because it makes such a deliciously toasty, refreshing cold brew.

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drank Snowflake White by Argo Tea
589 tasting notes

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drank Snowflake White by Argo Tea
589 tasting notes

Hmm. Not sure if it was the change to temperature (~90°C) or brew time (~2.5mins) or both that caused a weak brew here. Lacking the flavour past cups have had. Only one or two cups left, let’s see if I can get the shine back.

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drank Holiday Dream by Argo Tea
589 tasting notes

Green teas and I don’t really tango well. They’ve gotta blow me off my feet. Even green flavoureds. And this green tea just tasted like green tea. I wanted to taste the flavours, I did! I’ll give it another go, maybe in a mug rather than the timolino, and then maybe iced as well. That’ll get me through the rest of the sample, anyway…

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drank Snowflake White by Argo Tea
589 tasting notes

What other tea does this tea remind me of? Seriously, can somebody please tell me? I’m going out of my mind. It’s delicious and I love it but my poor memory is driving me insane. What other delicious white teas have existed in my life?

I have about two cups of this left in my sampler and I am already bereft thinking about having none of this tea in my life any more.

TheTeaFairy

Some people feel that white teas are too plain, but I think they are full of subtle notes that always remind me of “something”. I just had an incredibly good white blend last night that reminded me of the taste of summer rain :-)

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drank Winter Spice by Argo Tea
589 tasting notes

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drank Snowflake White by Argo Tea
589 tasting notes

Omgosh omgosh omgosh wait. What. What is happening in this tea!!! What does this remind me of!? I can’t even work it out and I’m going slightly crazy but this is DELICIOUS and I was not expecting that!!! GOING BACK FOR MORE

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

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drank Winter Spice by Argo Tea
589 tasting notes

As we head toward winter in the great southern land I am finally letting myself crack out the trio of wintry tea samplers I picked up from Argo Tea in the Flatiron building in NYC.

Looking at the trio closely, this one is the one I was most drawn to. It has a lot of similar ingredients/flavour indicators as one of my favourite tisanes ever, T2’s Cinnamon Somersault.

I am getting slightly bitter notes from the amount of cinnamon in this, but though I’m not getting a lot of orange, the almond is just nice without being "essence"y. Not bad. It’s no Cinnamon Somersault, but it’s not bad. I might try splicing it with some Cocoa Loco Orange and see if that’s closer to my sweet spot.

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drank Green Tea by Argo Tea
2 tasting notes

Less intense flavor for a sencha/matcha blend. Slightly sweet, mild grassy scent. It reminds me an improved, run-of-the-mill green tea. Maybe the blend is what ruins it for me.

Only 1 steep

Flavors: Grass

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp

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drank Ginger Peach by Argo Tea
589 tasting notes

I forgot that I’d almost cleaned up my work tea stocks last week—only two choices! Preposterous. Lucky this one’s a good’un.

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drank Ginger Peach by Argo Tea
589 tasting notes

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