Argo Tea

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drank Carolina Honey by Argo Tea
53 tasting notes

Can’t taste much, got a weird head cold. Drinking this with some honey and milk. It’s nice.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Charitea (Bottled) by Argo Tea
1196 tasting notes

I went on a tour of a really big Whole Foods today with Yelp and saw that not only were bottled Argo Teas on sale, but they had this one, which I had never tried before! So of course I got a bottle and I regret not getting two!

The name is a cute play on what it contains too…charitea is a cherry tea! It has cherry, hibiscus, and vanilla. It’s sweetened so it’s not too tart, but you can definitely taste each of these things. I really like the way vanilla and hibiscus taste.

I only drank half the bottle tonight because it’s pretty sugary and I wanted to try a coffee I bought. I enjoyed the coffee more I am so sorry tea.

But really this is one of the better bottled Argo options. I hadn’t ever seen this one in a store before.

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I’m going to hold off on rating this for now. It seems a bit less flavorful than some teas, but it could be that I should just use more tea and less water. The green comes out as a bit of a grassy one, and the flavors are there more in scent than flavor.

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drank Tea Sparkle by Argo Tea
796 tasting notes

I had this and it was really more like a soft drink. I had a black tea with peach flavor. This drink includes carbonated water, and I’m certain a fair amount of sweetener, so it was not quite what I am used to drinking. Still, a fun and refreshing drink—especially if a rare treat.

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drank Holiday Dream by Argo Tea
1196 tasting notes

I completely forgot about the teas I got at Argo after Christmas. Oops. Nothing really screams “this is for winter only!” about any of them so since I was in the mood for a green, I chose this over the herbal one I’ve yet to try.

And I see why. This is not for me. For some reason I really really cannot do almond flavor in anything but black tea. Something just doesn’t taste right to me in white/green teas. I’m getting it in this and I really don’t like it with the orange and cinnamon. Without that almond taste, this reminds me of a cookie.

If anyone wants this, let me know, because I don’t think I’ll even be able to finish this cup. And if you can do almond flavoring, this has to be a really excellent cup of tea. Boo, taste buds.

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Afternoon tea wit chicken pilau. Yum! This tea is so colorful. It reminds me of White Chai by 52Teas. There are bits of red and white and green in the mix. Flavorful.

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drank Charitea (Bottled) by Argo Tea
2445 tasting notes

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drank Pomegranatea (Bottled) by Argo Tea
2445 tasting notes

This is so fresh tasting! much better than any other bottled rooibos blends I’ve had (rooibee comes to mind). It was great with my Organic Bistro frozen dinner (wild caught salmon in Rosemary Orange Glaze with Cranberry Pilaf & Broccoli). The walnuts, cranberries, and orange glaze paired wonderfully with the tart, fruity tea. I’d buy this again (I also love reusing these Argo bottles with the screw on lids – they are very sturdy!)

Preparation
Iced

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drank Black Currant by Argo Tea
23 tasting notes

I dont know what went into my brain that I tried this one..I think it was a vague black currant gum association that I used to love as a thirteen year old….and in memory lane – I tried this one..

The flavor was very artificial and the tea certainly was one of the lowest qualities I have tried!

Tough luck Hazel!

teawing

I would have tried it too, Black Currant is a good idea, unfortunately, sometimes not done very well…
I will mark this one off too!

Hazel

Let me know if you come across any good black currant tea :)

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drank Winter Spice by Argo Tea
1704 tasting notes

I’m always intrigued by herbal blends that don’t lead with lemon and chamomile. The cocoa and almond in this one is a nice touch.

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drank Snowflake White by Argo Tea
1704 tasting notes

Most of my white tea reviews lean heavily to the complaint side. Thanks to laurenpressley, I finally found one to love. The apple-peppercorn thing gives this delicate tea some flavor, and even though it’s nowhere near the ingredient list, I could swear there’s a white chocolate thing happening in the background.

Nice, nice, nice!

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I’ve had this teat a hadnfull of times now, and I’ve learned that if you over steep it (even if only a bit) it will become VERY bitter. The best results seem to come from 3.5 minuets with a water that is about 175-180 degrees fahrenheit / about 80 degrees celicus.

However, if you don’t over steep the tea it OK. I say “ok” because the fruit flavor can be a bit too much for me.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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Water was too hot, I ruined what would have been a good cup of tea. sigh will try again when I can give it better attention.

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

:-/. Sorry to hear the first try was a fail.

Janefan

It was totally operator error, sorry to waste the tea. It was drinkable but bitter. I will hopefully do it justice next time. Thanks for the sample!

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drank Tea Latte by Argo Tea
355 tasting notes

Being lazy; don’t feel like making a new record for what I’m actually having, a Gingerbread Chai. I used to live right across the street from this Argo Tea, but I’ve since moved, so I always have to stop by when I’m in the neighborhood. It’s great that Chicago has a chain of tea shops like this, though most of their teas are sugared and milked within an inch of their lives. I’ve never tried any of their loose leafs available for purchase.

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drank Green Tea by Argo Tea
39 tasting notes

Rainy August morning. Cuppa green tea. Riding in the hobo corner, staring out the back window of the L train. Prefab Sprout’s “Steve McQueen” album. Perfect.

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