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74
drank Key Lime by Bentley's
15 tasting notes

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drank Jasmine Green Tea by Bentley's
167 tasting notes

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86
drank Orange Spice by Bentley's
105 tasting notes

It’s snowing and I wanted tea, something caffeinated so I could stay up and one, enjoy the snow falling, and two, write my novel. Crossing my fingers for classes to be cancelled tomorrow.

Anyways, I have so much tea now that I really wasn’t sure what I even wanted. I wanted white tea, actually, but I only had a decaf version, so, alas, I could not drink that. I mean, I could be I really do want caffeine this time around. Opting for one of my fairly old bags, but probably not, like, expired old, at least I’m hoping not.

I rated this tea low last time, or at least low for what I usually rate. I’m actually thinking much of my older reviews, from my first days as a tea drinker, were inaccurate because I did not really know how to make tea well.

Sipping it, I don’t taste a huge amount of orange or cinnamon, but I do taste more than I did the first time. It’s a light flavor, and I taste it mostly in the aftertaste. Truly, I actually like it. I don’t like, love it, but for a quick cuppa, this will do fine.

I’m watching men in thick winter gear lay salt down on the sidewalks. I really wish they would just stop and let all classes be cancelled. It seems pointless.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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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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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

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
248 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
1702 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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1
drank Jasmine Green Tea by Bentley's
268 tasting notes

This tea tasted so flowerly that I felt like I was drinking perfume. Gag. Ugh. No.

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drank Blueberry Green Tea by Bentley's
321 tasting notes

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

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68
drank Pomegranate Green by Bentley's
1 tasting notes

I like to make iced tea out of this, and it has such a strong taste of rose petals for me; reminding me of my grandmother.

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55

Received this as a Christmas gift as part of the Bentley’s Finest Tea Green Tea Sampler Pack. I wasn’t really sure of how the tea would taste. It is light on the blueberry flavor but not so light that you can’t taste it. Slight bitterness as well even though it wasn’t steeped for long.

Preparation
1 min, 30 sec

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drank Pomegranate Green by Bentley's
321 tasting notes

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100

This is one of my favorite teas as well and I don’t normally go for a bagged tea. I’ve had trouble finding it lately so I’m saving my last few bags for when I’m sick, it does wonders for an upset stomach. It’s a very slight and slightly sweet tea.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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68
drank Green Tea by Bentley's
4 tasting notes

So the website calls this tea “Oriental Treasure Green Tea” and again, it has a tiny tea bag. I made around 16oz with a single bag. It was more bitter than I wanted it to be, but it was still good. It made me want cake or cookies.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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72
drank Earl Grey by Bentley's
4 tasting notes

These tea bags are on the small side, so I only used it to make a single mug as opposed to my regular teapot. It’s what you expect from an Earl Grey. I’m perfectly pleased with it and it’s worth the money I spent on it.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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100

One of my favorites- not usually a person for tea bags but this tea is perfect when you’re looking for something fruity and light. I have also found it is great for an upset stomach!

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92
drank Earl Grey by Bentley's
49 tasting notes

Got a whole gang of Bentley’s teas for Valentine’s day from my dad and am just now remembering to add them to my cupboard. So far, I can’t stop having this one. It is pure heaven. And my husband says its “not as bad as the other ones” so that’s saying something since he absolutely hates all things earl grey. Earl grey has always been my “safe tea” when I’m out because its the one tea that most restaraunts that offer tea carry an earl grey and they always taste pretty similar and enjoyable to me. I would list this one today as my 2nd favorite earl grey tea. My 1st being Kusmi’s Bouquet of Flowers No. 108 which I should really get to ordering soon.

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92
drank Blueberry Tea by Bentley's
778 tasting notes

I received a big Bentley’s sampler cube for Christmas and I decided to go with blueberry. The black tea base is actually pretty smooth and sweet. The blueberry adds a nice fruity touch to it and it is very natural tasting. No fake flavors here :) It’s not too strong but you can definitely tell that It’s there.

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