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The first 2 times I had this it was amazing and you could taste the honey… But the last 3 times (2 from a Pilot and 1 from a Shell) the tea was cloudy rather than clear, smelled of mildew and tasted very old despite not being expired. This has gone from my new favorite to something cringe worthy.

Flavors: Honey, Lemon

Preparation
Iced

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90
drank Maté Laté by Argo Tea
5 tasting notes

Had with 2 cubes of sugar and a bit of creamer, really good!

Flavors: Almond

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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100

This was the best cup of tea I have ever had. I consider it less of a beverage and more of a spiritual encounter.

Thank you, Argo Tea on Michigan Ave in Chicago for blessing me with this drink.

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This wedding stuff is for the birds! Between wedding planning, being a mom, and work, I’m missing out on drinking some fantastic tea and checking out whats up on Steepster. I think I’m seeing the end of the tunnel. After having my diamond cracked by the jeweler this month, the venue for the reception trying to tell me delicately that they overbooked, and my photographer almost being a no show, I was about ready to call off the wedding completely. All is fine now, but geez, that was all in a week where work was non stopped and things were nutty. Sorry, enough of my whining!

So this tea is like drinking candy and giving me and my sweet tooth something to cheer about. My stresses are still there but it isn’t so bad. I’m surprised at how good this tea is. Argo Tea has always been hit or miss but this one is spot on. My sister-in-law picked this up for me for my tea themed bridal shower, from Target in a bagged form. I think I need to head down there to see what else they have from Argo Tea!

http://www.cuppageek.com/index.php/2015/10/12/a-perfect-blend-my-tea-themed-bridal-shower/

Fjellrev

I’m glad all if fine now at least! I can’t imagine what it’s like to try to plan a wedding.

Kristal

I couldn’t imagine all of the businesses I dealt with being that unprofessional! I hope you write some reviews!

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89
drank Earl Grey Creme by Argo Tea
2140 tasting notes

As soon as we got home from our trip this past weekend I made myself a huge mug of this tea and took a moment to enjoy the aroma wafting from my cup— this blend smells nearly as heavenly as it tastes. The bergamot comes through the strongest, with a good dose of vanilla to temper the flavor and prevent any of the harsher notes that are sometimes found in an Earl Grey. This is one of the smoothest tasting Earl Grey teas I’ve had the pleasure to drink (and I’ve sampled a lot of Earl Grey over the years, it is my favorite after all.) I did taste more flavoring than tea, but that might be a plus if you aren’t normally a fan of black tea.

You can read the full review on my blog:
http://www.notstarvingyet.com/index/2015/9/29/tuesday-tea-earl-grey-crme-argo-tea

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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75
drank Earl Grey Creme by Argo Tea
55 tasting notes

Although I love this tea, I don’t really taste the bergamot in it and therefore don’t really consider it an Earl Grey. Only the vanilla comes through for me. I just bought a box of sachets and will happily drink my way through it.

Flavors: Vanilla

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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65
drank ChariTea by Argo Tea
33 tasting notes

Ouch – this is a bit TOO tart! I put in a good squirt of agave nectar and it’s still…just sour. I also can’t really taste the vanilla. Sour cherry dominates. I mean, it’s not a bad drink, but it’s not something I can imagine wanting to drink frequently. Will experiment with amount of tea and steeping time, and maybe try it iced – maybe that’ll do the trick.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 30 sec 3 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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85

This is a great Rooibos red with nice pomegrante flavour notes. Another one to add to the cupboard permanently stocked.

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37
drank Green Tea Ginger Twist by Argo Tea
2 tasting notes

I love ginger and I love green tea, but this tea is so LOADED with sugar that I couldn’t drink it. I looked up the nutritional info and there are 50 mg of carbs in a medium cup (73 mg in large.) Yikes! I will try the sachets and report back.

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37
drank Green Tea Ginger Twist by Argo Tea
2 tasting notes

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65
drank Berry Blast by Argo Tea
242 tasting notes

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76
drank Hazelnut Chai by Argo Tea
20 tasting notes

The hazelnut flavor isn’t very pronounced, but this is a perfectly good chai otherwise, and the hazelnut doesn’t hurt. You don’t want to oversteep this as between the pepper and the black tea it will get bitter fast.

Flavors: Cardamon, Cinnamon, Hazelnut, Spices, Tea

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 18 OZ / 532 ML

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81

I already reviewed this one, but at that time I hadn’t tried it iced. I am pleased to report that it is very nice on ice, sweet and refreshing and for some reason (perhaps the ice cut the floral taste more than the others for some reason) a little less floral, with more accent on the strawberry flavor.

I tried it iced because I made some and I got distracted and didn’t drink most of it before it was lukewarm. So I just dropped in some ice cubes. It was NOT made extra-strong in anticipation of icing, although I tend to make my tea fairly stiff. :) It was fine and didn’t taste watered down at all. I definitely liked it better iced.

Flavors: Cream, Strawberry, Tea, Vanilla

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 45 sec 2 tsp 18 OZ / 532 ML

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81

This tea is a little too floral-y for my preferences, but it’s perfectly drinkable. The strawberry gets a bit drowned out by the vanilla, but I like vanilla. It does not resteep well.

Flavors: Strawberry, Tea, Vanilla

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 18 OZ / 532 ML

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80
drank Earl Grey Creme by Argo Tea
35 tasting notes

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80
drank Earl Grey Creme by Argo Tea
35 tasting notes

Great creamy earl grey. Flowery notes.

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drank Blueberry White by Argo Tea
343 tasting notes

So my husband’s coworker and I are tea pen-pals. We send each other tea to try out. This is one that she didn’t like but hoped I would have better lucky with. Well, the leaves are so small and don’t seem to be great quality that the first steep is actually pretty disgusting and has to be dumped. The 2nd steep a little less so and the third, it actually starts tasting good (though I did add honey), but that’s really too much effort for a tea (also the instructions to steep for 4-5 minutes is ludicrous – not unless you want a sour taste in your mouth for the rest of the day). I mean, even Adagio does white tea better, and it’s not really seen as high brow (or high priced for that matter). I think the small “leaves” have something to do with the taste and maybe also the clear glass jar.

Usually I love Argo, so this has put me off trying any other whites from them. It’s almost like the tea shavings you’d get in low quality bags. Sadness.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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60
drank Hazelnut Chai by Argo Tea
16 tasting notes

I had high hopes for this tea. It seems that the pepper and cardamom dominate here. I don’t really taste any hazelnut at all. I prepared this with rock sugar and some soy milk as this is a very heavy and thick tea. I like it, don’t get me wrong, just thought it would have more of a hazelnut flavor

Preparation
1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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90
drank Snowflake White by Argo Tea
16 tasting notes

Very light and tasty! This smelled almost spicy because of the peppercorn but.the flavor is very mellow, it is.not overly apple-tasting, just a mild fruity flavor, reminds me of revolution white tea in pear, this is a very enjoyable tea.

Flavors: Apple

Preparation
1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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90
drank Snowflake White by Argo Tea
16 tasting notes

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drank Hibiscus tea sangria by Argo Tea
2978 tasting notes

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drank Mojitea by Argo Tea
2978 tasting notes

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drank Mojitea by Argo Tea
863 tasting notes

OMG GROSS.

Like, this is so gross I feel like the tea is actually spoiled. Expiration date is good but this tastes fermented-y and the sourness from the lime is not helping me feel like it’s drinkable. It’s overly sweet too but I can’t get past the feeling that this tea is OFF.

I’m normally one to be pretty lenient with tea ratings but WOW. There’s no saving this one. Never again.

Kittenna

That’s the worst. I’ve had a few undrinkables too. You always have to wonder a bit what has happened, because teas shouldn’t ever go bad, per se. Stale yes, rancid coconut, yes, but bad?

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