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82

Backlogging – shared a pot of this with the boy last night. Put me right to sleep, as it always does. Him, not so much. But he was amused by the dragon on the box, and said it tastes pretty good.

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69

So this smells like raspberry. I steeped this up a short time. This tasted like raspberry but with a tartness. I liked the raspberry part but the tartness perhaps the hibiscus that seems to be in alot of fruit blends made this score lower. I did enjoy the raspberry though.

Robert Godden

Just a personal preference, but adding hibiscus to a tea is like improving chocolate by adding gravel. I prefer my hibiscus in the garden and not in my cup.

silvermage2000

Lol I know I kind of agree It’s just I got some as a gift and I like raspberry so I wanted to try it. Thanks for the comment.

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66

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Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec

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68

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5 min, 0 sec

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68

Pretty tasty, very flavorful. A delightful comfort tea.

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5 min, 0 sec

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70

This is a teabag. I mostly smell the blueberry. I steeped it up. The taste a sweet slighty tart blueberry and the other ingredients do not make this too tart. I thought this was good.

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68

This is one of my Mom’s fave teas. When I first tried it with real honey as a sweetener, I thought it had a strange artificial-sweetener-like aftertaste. But a couple of nights ago I had it with brown sugar and steeped in a larger-than-usual type mug. Wow. What a difference! Much nicer than CS’s regular chamomile.

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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80

Delicious. On opening the box, very fragrant. A mellow autumn spice with a dash of fruity awesome.

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87
drank Lemon Zinger by Celestial Seasonings
13 tasting notes

I love some zing in my Lemon with a touch of honey.

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49

backlogging and giving nearly a whole box to a friend…

Jillian

Tsk, how can you not like this tea?! – it’s awesome! ;P

TeaEqualsBliss

I don’t know…there’s just something fairly FUNKY with it for me…too sweet with the weird spice or maybe it’s the aftertaste!? LOL

Jillian

Each to her own I guess. ;)

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49

Not really a fan of the scent of this as everything about smells fake and phony. I’m steeping now…let’s see what this is all about!? Never tried it before but thought I would pick up while ransacking the local herb store for a bunch of boxes of candy cane lane! LOL

OH WOW! I’m not sure about this! It’s nutty, and vanilla, and cinnamon…but they aren’t playing nice – at least not with me. The Cinnamon is more powerful than the other flavors. It’s not sweet at all…

I will finish the cup but I will not buy again…don’t think it’s for me.
Bright side…at least I am not dumping it down the drain…

TeaEqualsBliss

Near the end of this cup it’s not as bad…maybe it’s growing on me!? Or just numbing me…not sure…I may revisit down the road…but it will be a while…

S

I can totally imagine vanilla, cinnamon, and nutty going wrong…but then again, I hate vanilla and I dislike everyone’s beloved Hot Cinnamon Spice ;)

TeaEqualsBliss

@shanti – I’m thinking we have a lot in common when in comes to certain teas! :)

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57

I can’t speak for the immune system benefits of this tea, but it is an interesting herbal blend. Never had eucalyptus in a tea before, but it was pretty tasty- as a whole this was nothing mindblowing, but a good change of pace.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec
odiliaog

I used to be able to buy this tea here, its the best when,I have a cold. I put in a teaspoon of honey and it clears my nose, with or without honey, its the best

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66

This is an herbal tea with lemon. Since I am still suffering the cough/sore throat affliction I figured lemon tea might help. I brought the sample (3 bags) to work to share a pot with a co-worker. We brewed two bags hot with no sweetener in a larger (32 ounces I believe) pot at work. The first cup I had after it steeped for about five minutes. This was a dark amber honey color. The lemon flavor was mild, but enjoyable. I had the second cup after about 20 minutes. The color was now a deeper amber almost red color. The lemon flavor was much more powerful and had a slight bitter aftertaste.

The two cups did seem to help my throat, but again that could have been the fact that it was warm soothing liquid. Overall a tasty tea, but I would probably enjoy it more in the summer months when I feel better and just want to relax with some tea.

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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36

I am going to use up the rest of this (about 10-12 bags) to try to make Thai Iced Tea for a potluck tonight, using this recipe as a guide: http://www.arborteas.com/teablog/tea-preparation/how-to-make-thai-tea-aka-thai-iced-tea-a-thai-tea-recipe-from-arbor-teas/

Will report on the results. Wish me luck!

Preparation
Iced
Rabs

Good luck! :)

Janefan

Thanks! I only had 10 teabags after all, and it needs to be a strong brew in 6c water, so I add 1tsp each of Whittard Chai, and Adagio Cream+vanilla bean. I brewed it all for about 6 min then added the sugar and sweetened condensed milk. Color looks good, now it’s cooling. We’ll see how it tastes over ice w/ a splash of evaporated milk later tonight!

Janefan

Everyone who tried it liked it, but I still took a lot home. Looks like I’ll be drinking iced chai lattes all weekend.

Alchemist's Fire

I bought this tea intending to try it out for Thai Iced tea as well, since it already has the star anise and cardamom in it, but I haven’t gotten around to it yet – was hoping to be able to get away with just adding sweetened condensed milk and sugar to it. Problem is we don’t keep anything other than skim milk at home, so that’s put a stopper in my attempts a few times.

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36

a bit disappointing. The coconut flavor is not very strong. Good with sugar and milk, but the chai spice is not very powerful. I may need to try steeping longer

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91

I love the kick of lemon on this tea and the red color it gets from the hibiscus which also adds a great additional flavor. A mainstay in my cabinet.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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63

light and delicate flavor

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 45 sec

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37

No idea what it is about this tea, but my husband calls it Nightmare Tea as he always has dreams that freak him out when he drinks this before bed. As for me, it’s a decent herbal tea, but not really my thing. This is more floral than I care for. I tend towards spicy or fruity blends.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 15 sec

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40

Rooibos, not my favorite. This is a pretty standard one though, and not bad if it’s what you like or are in the mood for.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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53

Not too bad, not too good.

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