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80
drank Cinnamon Apple by Carrington Tea
309 tasting notes

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80
drank Cinnamon Apple by Carrington Tea
309 tasting notes

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80
drank Cinnamon Apple by Carrington Tea
309 tasting notes

Wow, I really missed being here. I didn’t realize how much I would. I had a cup of coffee yesterday morning instead of my usual tea and missed taking time first thing to sit and write my note. I think it really disrupted my whole day honestly. I am absolutely a creature of habit so missing that time alone with my thoughts left me feeling tired and unmotivated. I’m glad to be back into my normal routine again today.

I was surprised when my husband chose this spiced black tea over an apple cinnamon spiced herbal. He loves herbals best so I was worried he wouldn’t enjoy it. To my surprise, he tried this yesterday and loved it! He said it tasted just like apple cider and insisted that I bring some to work with me today. He normally puts a lot of honey in his teas so for him to drink this one unsweetened and still sing its praises I knew it must be a good one. I appreciate that this has very few ingredients (only black tea, apple flavor, and cinnamon) so I hope each of the flavors will really come through.

The dry tea smells of sweet cinnamon but now that it’s steeping the black tea is really coming out. I know we’re living in the summer months right now, but the smell of this tea reminds me of a cool, crisp October morning and I’m loving it. I can taste the cinnamon but it’s not overwhelmingly spicy.

I know this may not work since it’s a teabag, but I’m going to try steeping this one again since I’ve enjoyed it so much.

Second Steep
8 ounces water + 212 degrees + 15 minutes

I knew this probably wouldn’t go a second round, but I’m still kind of bummed that it didn’t work out. I let this one sit for a good 15 minutes and ended up with a very light colored liquid that smells and tastes like lightly spiced hot water. Oh well, no second steep for this one.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Carrington Company, LLC
www.carringtontea.com

Green Tea Original by Carrington Tea
Contains Antioxidants

**A review of Green Tea Original by Carrington Tea
Company: Carrington Company, LLC
Tea Name: Green Tea
Tea Type/Varietal: green
Region:
Steeping Vessel/Amt Leaf: cup/ tea bag
Liquor Color: light brown
Leaf Characteristic:

  1. Steeping:

1st Steeping:
Water Temp: 170 Fahrenheit
Time: 3-5 minutes

Having brought fresh water to a boil, I pour some of the water into my cup with tea bag in it. I leave it to steep for a few minutes. Tea’s color is lightly brown and the aroma is of green tea leaves. I sip of this tea slowly to take in its flavor which is mildly astringent with slight tingling, which I have not notice when I have had this tea before.

I drink always green tea and some are good while others are simply bland, nothing to brag about. This tea is a good cup for the pricing. It is one that I would look for buying again.


Overall tasting notes: This is a good cup of green tea, there is no mistaking it for green tea.

Cup’s characteristic: fresh and mildly astringent

Liquor color: light brown

Taste: astringent but not bitter

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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A review of Green Tea Organic by Carrington Tea, LLC

Company: Carrington Tea, LLC
Tea Name: Green Tea Original
Tea Type/Varietal: green
Region: Asia
Steeping Vessel/Amt Leaf: cup/ tea bag
Liquor Color: light brown
Leaf Characteristic:

  1. Steeping:

1st Steeping:
Water Temp: 170 Fahrenheit
Time: 2-3 minutes

I put one tea bag in my cup and poured in the freshly boiled water and leave it to steep for several minutes. The tea’s aroma is fresh and clean; with a light brown in coloring. It is more like honey in coloring. I sip of the tea slowly since it is very hot, (it is habitual with me to have tea very hot) there is a slight astringent in the cup and the more I sip of tea it seems to lessen.
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Overall tasting notes: this is a good cup of tea for the money; it is green tea in your cup and no doubt of this.

Cup’s characteristic: fresh and mildly astringent

Liquor color: light brown, honey-like in coloring

Taste: astringent, medicinal in flavoring with a stronger brewing.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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52
drank Peppermint by Carrington Tea
368 tasting notes

Ran out of my stash of Stash mint. So I sprung the 98 cents at Walmart. Let me just say you get what pay for. There is a grassy flavor to this instead of that clean crisp mint flavor. Meh

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55
drank Chamomile by Carrington Tea
464 tasting notes

Sipdown!

Bye bye, plain, cheap chamomile. Probably at some point, I will end up with another box of this in my tea chest. But for now, I’m having a fling with Twinings Camomile, Honey & Vanilla. Plus, one of the classes I’m currently taking is making me seriously question how they grow, produce, and package this stuff, and sell it for so cheap. I’m officially suspicious.

It’s a nice staple tea to have around, though. Good for blending, good for a simple de-stressor, and just good to fall back on when all else fails.

However, for now, it’s TTFN.

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55
drank Chamomile by Carrington Tea
464 tasting notes

Still the best deal going for tea. A dollar for a box of 20 bags? Sold!

Will be restocking as a staple tea. I’m down to my last four cups. It’s everything you’d expect and want in a simple bagged chamomile.

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55
drank Chamomile by Carrington Tea
464 tasting notes

The lymph nodes under my jaw are swollen to the size of marbles. I HATE being sick! arrrrghhhhhhh! >.

Dexter

There is nothing wrong with simple tastes – it’s your tea cupboard, if a tea makes you happy then you should be drinking it.

teaqueen

Hahaha thanks!

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55
drank Chamomile by Carrington Tea
464 tasting notes

The price of this tea was the most attractive thing about it to me. It was only $0.98 at Walmart! So I figured: One, it’s pretty much impossible to screw up plain chamomile; and two, it cost less than a dollar, so even if it turned out to be nasty, I wouldn’t have invested too much into it anyway, and I could always brew it with something else to cover up the ickyness.

However, this is a pretty okay tea by itself. Not particularly outstanding, but not particularly offensive either. It’s a good, cheap chamomile to have on hand whenever you or someone you live with has a stomachache or trouble calming down, or trouble going to sleep. Or if you just want some frill-free chamomile.

The box says proudly, “Microwaveable.” So clearly this company’s demographic is not people with picky tastes. However, as a broke college student, I appreciate their down-to-earth, budget-friendly attitude anyway. Also, they imitate Celestial Seasonings’ packaging style, with the stringless pouchless bags in a plastic bag inside the box, so they’re eco-friendly, too.

All in all, a pretty good find for 98 cents.

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86
drank Peppermint by Carrington Tea
84 tasting notes

Summer tends to be my least favorite season because I have a tendency to sporadically get migraines starting in late May and lasting through the early part of September. I suspect a few reasons (pesticides, heat, staring at computer screens for too long, Idahoans, etc.), but it usually hits the hardest early in June and in the middle of August.

…That is, right now. This year has been really weird, too. I’ve had the normal full-on migraines, but I’ve also had random difficulty speaking, partial loss of sight (?!) that gradually went away, loss of sensation, and all sorts of symptoms that haven’t happened on their own before, including a lingering nausea.

I’m just going to blame the university students coming back to town until I can find a decent clinic (that usually requires a 2+ hour drive), but I’m drinking this tea for now. It’s pretty good for my nausea, especially at night and at work, but it’s also great as an add-in for green tea since it’s 100% peppermint. If I can survive the annual undergrad migration and make it to Walmart, I’ll probably pick up another box of this simply because it’s so easy to make on bad days.

Veronica

Oh my word, that sounds awful! I hope you’re able to find a decent doctor soon and get some relief. If it turns out your allergic to Idahoians hopefully there’s a pill for that. ;-)

Indigobloom

Fingers crossed your migraines go away!

gmathis

The good thing about peppermint tea is that it’s hard to ruin, so you can buy on the cheap end of the scale and drink it plentifully.

Calochortus

It really seems like it’s a complex of symptoms, so it may not just be migraines. I used to be relatively immune to Idahoans, but perhaps things have changed. Thank goodness for peppermint!

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drank English Breakfast by Carrington Tea
1854 tasting notes

OK, what do you expect for a 97-cent box grabbed from Wal-Mart out of desperation?

Can’t really pick up any flavor at all. Sort of mucky-muddly. The bags have no strings; at least I can make eye compresses.

JacquelineM

…and if you ever need any stark white fabrics dyed a nice antique color – these will do the job!

gmathis

Strangely, it got a little better as it cooled. Maybe a little root-beerish, even. Then again, my taste buds may well be out of whack.

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drank Cinnamon Apple by Carrington Tea
86 tasting notes

Nice cup of tea. The emphasis here is on the cinnamon rather than the apple.

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60
drank Chamomile by Carrington Tea
18 tasting notes

I didn’t have super high expectations for this tea, but was pleasantly surprised. The ingredients say 100% chamomile, so I guess I just like chamomile in general.

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec

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100

This was one of the first Carrington teas I tried and it’s my favorite. It’s good to drink if you have an upset stomach, as peppermint is good for settling an upset stomach! I usually steep it for about four minutes and forty five seconds

Preparation
4 min, 45 sec

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Preparation
3 min, 30 sec

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If you’re the least bit familiar with me or my blog, you’ve possibly figured out that I’m kind of crazy about mint – the taste, the herb, the smell, blah blah blah. I dig it.

Needless to say, I find it very hard to pass up a box of mint tea while out shopping – brand doesn’t matter, packaging doesn’t matter, bag or loose, flavored or unflavored…if it’s minty, this sucker’s buying it.

The newest mint tea I’ve tried comes in tea bag form, and it’s courtesy of Carrington Tea (the makers of one of my favorite green teas ever). It’s Carrington’s Peppermint Tea (ingredients? 100% Peppermint Leaves. That’s it. How great is that?). I picked up a 20-bag box at Wal-Mart for – get this – $0.97. Yep, ninety-seven pennies. Okay, I didn’t actually purchase it with 97 pennies, but hey, I could have, plus a few cents tax. Anyway, the tea is really, really good. I’ve been drinking it hot (it’s how I roll), but I’ve heard that it tastes great iced, too. It’s got a tiny aftertaste that’s slightly sweet, to me at least. But I’m sort of like the princess and the pea in that regard – if there’s a sweet taste to find, I’ll find it. (I just don’t love a sweet taste to my drinks unless it’s like a frappuccino or an iced mocha or something like that; but sweetness in my tea? No thanks.)

Anyway, I still recommend this tea, and you really can’t beat the price. Peppermint is known to be good for you, and obviously herbal tea won’t hurt you, so dig the change out of your drawers or couch cushions, get yourself to Wal-Mart, and go crazy.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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A pretty good tea for the price. I was a bit apprehensive about trying this tea this morning but I needed a boost. I was able to drink it plain. The tea didn’t have a bitter taste to it at all.

Preparation
4 min, 45 sec

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99
drank Wild Blueberry by Carrington Tea
365 tasting notes

Wednesday Apr. 6, 2011
2nd Steep of the Day
And a SAD steep it is. (last Bag in Box)
I’m Gonna miss this tea till I Resupply.
Great Black Tea Base with a Strong Bold Blueberry Flavor.
Sorry I Can’t
Keep on Steepin

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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99
drank Wild Blueberry by Carrington Tea
365 tasting notes

Monday Mar. 21, 2011
2nd Steep of the Day
Wanted a Blueberry Ending for the Day
So I Steeped a Cup of Carrington Blueberry.
This Black Dry Tea smells Like Blueberry Pie.
Steeped with 212 Boiling Water for 5 min.
The Dark Liquor Smells Richly Bold Blueberry Strong.
The Taste is Just as Strong and Smooth.
Keep on Steepin

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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99
drank Wild Blueberry by Carrington Tea
365 tasting notes

Monday Feb. 14, 2011
2nd Steep of the Day.
Wild Blueberry from Carrington
Great Blue Berry Black Tea.
Sip Away All Day on This One.
Keep On Steepin.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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99
drank Wild Blueberry by Carrington Tea
365 tasting notes

Wednesday Feb. 9, 2011
2nd Steep of the Day.
Chose Carrington’s Wild Blueberry
Great Berry Flavor with A Black Tea Base.
Good for Slow Sippin. But
Keep on Steepin

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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99
drank Wild Blueberry by Carrington Tea
365 tasting notes

Monday Jan. 31, 2011
1st Steep of the Day.
Went Back for some more Carrington Blueberry.
Great Black Tea with the Blueberry Overtones.
Keep on Steepin

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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