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When I first tasted this tea, it left a rather unpleasant chemical-like taste in my mouth. I thought, maybe that was just a bad bag. So I tried another one… and I got the same result.

Thankfully, this is actually the third blend of jasmine tea that I’ve tried. The first time I tried it was at Teavana, and the second one I got from an Asian market. I can’t remember the brand name off the top of my head, though.

Regardless, both of those blends were enjoyable… and this one was not. So if this was your first time trying jasmine green tea, ditch this brand and try another one.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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74
drank Key Lime by Bentley's
16 tasting notes

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drank Jasmine Green Tea by Bentley's
180 tasting notes

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62
drank Jasmine Green Tea by Bentley's
129 tasting notes

Wow! I enjoyed this cup.
Yes, the Jasmine was quite fragrant,
But no soapy taste for me.
This was quite a relaxing tea for me…
leaving me with a comfy, cozy feeling
like your favorite sweater, sleeping in on
the weekend with your lover…
This may not be my all time favorite,
But I will enjoy it while it’s here.
Different strokes for different folks ;-)

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92
drank Earl Grey by Bentley's
129 tasting notes

This is a laid back Earl Grey, but one I enjoy more with each passing experience

Roswell Strange

I recently pawned off about 5 teabags of this to a local friend (she gets basically everything I have that I don’t want). Didn’t enjoy it, personally, but glad you did :)

gmathis

The Bentley’s stuff I’ve tried has all been ok.

CelebriTEA

Roswell, your comment is so funny, I have an auntie we all pawn stuff on when it is just not our cuppa…lol…

CelebriTEA

Gmathis, I have purchased a couple of the Bentley teas, and for some odd reason,
I like them more with each successive cup…not bad because, afterall, it could be the opposite…lol… ;-)

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92
drank Earl Grey by Bentley's
129 tasting notes

The dry tea smells mildly sweet
Taste is delicate and mildly sweet
My first cup~I overpowered it with a bit of honey
The re-steep I added only 1packet of Stevia and it was much better
The Bergamot was barely perceptible

CelebriTEA

Please pay no attention to the value of “60”
This is my first tasting note and I haven’t been able to freely move that bar :-(
I would honestly rate it more like an 85-90
The higher number with Stevia vs honey
As it is very easy to overpower the flavor of this tea

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drank Pomegranate Green by Bentley's
329 tasting notes

This is one of those green teas that you have to be really careful with. Even though I was under the 2 minutes of minimum steep time I still feel it’s somewhat bitter. However, that could also be the pomegranate. If you’ve ever eaten pomegranate seeds straight from the fruit you know they can be kinda intense.

I’ve added some honey now. Definitely think that it’s the pomegranate that’s causing the slight bitterness.

Preparation
155 °F / 68 °C 1 min, 15 sec

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50
drank Raspberry by Bentley's
2279 tasting notes

Woke up way earlier this morning than I’m accustomed to, though for a fairly good reason (and a blameless one; I can’t expect people to instantly know that 1 PM is still a time when I’m typically sound asleep) – I have a job interview! It’s for the Calendar Club/Go Games! which would be something different than settings I’m used to – having only worked at a carnival and a movie theatre (both places focusing on food services). It’s also only a seasonal position, but really at this point a little money over a temporary period is better than no money at all.

Since it was an early morning (technically afternoon) for me, I really wasn’t in the mood to go through a more elaborate tea making process – so bagged tea it is! I quickly skimmed through the box of bagged tea I keep for unadventurous family, Tre, and people who in general I feel are not worthy of my loose leaf tea and this is the one I settled on.

The baggy itself smells like raspberry, albeit a more artificial smelling raspberry. It has a black tea base, and that’s present too. There’s no steeping instructions (something I hate about bagged tea) so I basically eyeballed it.

The raspberry in this tea is most present in the aftertaste, and even then it’s super mild and artificial tasting. The black tea base in this just tastes off and unpleasant. There’s some slight bitterness to it as well.

I’m wishing I had made a different cup of tea, and when I’m more awake I definitely plan to make something better.

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74

So my first rating on Steepster can be called nothing but a head smacking moment. I am new to proper brewing and I have had this tin of tea since I received it as part of a Christmas package. I received this tea and another that I finished long ago because I could never get anything out of this one. What I mean is that I was so frustrated with it that it never went any deeper than a light yellow and had absolutely no flavor. WTH? I mean I was boiling the water, probably rolling, so what is going on with this tea. For almost a year I just thought it sucked.

So today. I am left with the left overs in my cabinet and I decide to steep a cup of this as I am into a cup of light tea and I really want to make it a little sweet. So, I heat some water to the point just before a boil and set my steepster app to white tea. What happens? I get this lovely, deep honey color tea with very pleasant flavor. I’m astonished that I have wasted 48 out 50 bags with boiling water. #49 I get it right and begin to like the tea. head smack I can finally taste the ginger and smell the lovely peach aroma. It’s a real treat. I think this tea needs to be in my cupboard forever, just because.

Fuzzy_Peachkin

It really is amazing what a change is steep temperature does!

teamore

Such a difference.

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I’ve had a good experience and a bad experience with this tea. I tried this once when I was working a flight and thought it was pretty good even though the passion and papaya flavors were very mute. Then I tried it again this morning and couldn’t taste much.

Preparation
155 °F / 68 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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drank Blueberry Green Tea by Bentley's
348 tasting notes

Pretty good as an iced tea, the blueberry comes out strongly.

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drank Pomegranate Green by Bentley's
348 tasting notes

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drank White tea by Bentley's
3 tasting notes

This used to be my favorite tea while it came from Sri Lanka – the unflavored version, it had beautiful exotic notes and usually one bag would be subtly different from the other – probably due to times and places of picking.

Unfortunately, the company changed their supplier and the tea comes from China now. The new bags have black labels while the older ones had green and white labels. The new tea is bland and tasteless.

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drank Orange Spice by Bentley's
1 tasting notes

I LOVE this taste of this tea. It is rich, full flavored with a spicey kick to it. I made ice tea as well with this delicous tea. It brews quickly when placed in the hot water.

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drank Mango by Bentley's
1320 tasting notes

To try and put a positive spin on the sweltering heat yesterday, I decided to make sun tea with some of the bagged teas I’d set aside for just such a purpose. I’m not rating any of them, as they were a mix of two Stash decaf english breakfast, one bentley’s raspberry, and one bentley’s mango in a 2 L jug.

All in all, this was a failed experiment. The mango took over and it was gross. I did not like it at all. To me, there are two major flavors to mango, and one of them I cannot stand. Well, this just seemed to be nothing but the flavor I cannot stand.

I have four more of these in the Russian Roulette jar at the moment, but if anyone out there wants them, I’m more than happy to fish them out and send them on.

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drank Raspberry by Bentley's
1320 tasting notes

To try and put a positive spin on the sweltering heat yesterday, I decided to make sun tea with some of the bagged teas I’d set aside for just such a purpose. I’m not rating any of them, as they were a mix of two Stash decaf english breakfast, one bentley’s raspberry, and one bentley’s mango in a 2 L jug.

To be quite honest, I couldn’t taste this. At all. I could pick out the stash and the mango, but I detected absolutely no raspberry.

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This is from that octagonal (?) sampler pack I got myself at Christmas time. I don’t like raspberry anything. Unless it’s golden raspberries, but that’s a whole different beast. Anyway, this tea tastes like someone melted a raspberry candy into weak green tea. I can’t even taste the green tea part, it doesn’t even smell like green tea. I don’t know what the color is because I threw the bag into a black cup. I know, blasphemy. So, it’s not good. I am already steeping with bias.
BUT I put a dropper full of my Dr. Brandt’s Antioxidant dietary supplement in pomegranate flavor and it then tasted like a good pomegranate tea! So then I like it! :-)

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drank Pomegranate by Bentley's
125 tasting notes

First one I tried out of a big sampler pack I got for Christmas.
It doesn’t taste like pomegranate, it tastes more like hibiscus. Not bad, may be good cold.

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