Choice Organic Teas

Recent Tasting Notes

87

found a very old bag hidden away, too shameless to resist. Obviously it tastes less fresh than before – in fact the lavender and lemon are barely there, overpowered my the mint. However it brings back memories of one of the first teas I fell in love with, because of the strange yet successful combination of herbs. I am buying a box as soon as I can…

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
S

Ooh, this tea is on sale at the grocery store this week—maybe I’ll pick up a box :)

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I found this on sale today at the store, so I picked up one box of this, along with a box of organic genmaicha. Instead of drinking this straight up, I made ochazuke with it! I layered cooked white rice, umeboshi (pickled plum) paste, wakame seaweed flakes, and bonito flakes in a bowl, poured a cup of hot green tea over it, and then topped it with some crumbled seaweed/wasabi flavored rice cake. Umai!

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3 min, 0 sec
Janefan

sounds wonderful!

Little Yellow Teapot

Oooo…you’re making my little teapot tummy hungry! Oh, HUMANS…make me some of this!

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79

This is one of the first teas I have bought from bulk at PCC. I had it for my morning tea, and for my evening tea. It’s a nice pleasant gently flavor, and a nice pleasant gentle aroma. The second steeping (this evening) definitely looses some of the punch. It’s a pretty good tea for a decent price. Especially considering it allows me to support local stores (PCC in Redmond)

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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This will do for the afternoon at work. I always think there is almost no caffeine in it, but then I don’t fall asleep on my commute from work, so there must be some.

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91

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2 min, 0 sec

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84

For p.m. drinking. Difference in flavor from the standard version is detectable, but slight, and it’s not a bad or (to me) identifiably “decaf” taste.

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2 min, 0 sec
Chow Yun-Nat

must be some kind of good earl grey brand!!

canis_m

Nat what am I even doing here, I am too lowbrow for this place, I drink tea FROM BAGS

Chow Yun-Nat

me too! ME TOO I love bags because loose tea is such a hassle! When people try to explain to me why it is better I go ha ha ha!

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84

Tea. Earl Grey. Hot. Organic. Fair trade. My go-to morning cuppa. Not that I’ve tried a million Earl Greys—I stopped when I found this one—but the flavor is superior to yr cheapo supermarket brands. Plus there’s that warm feeling of virtue.

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2 min, 0 sec

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71

Very nice iced!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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71

Liquorice is the “curious” flavor in those “curiously strong” mint candies. It adds a welcome sweetness to the cup, and, of course, that slightly odd and quirky liquorice flavor. This is a refreshing herbal cup. If you really hate liquorice flavor, it may not be your cup. I like this without any milk or sweetener. It may work quite well as an iced tea, and I may try that later.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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100

Yum. The best way to start the morning.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 15 sec

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81

This is my standard choice when I want black tea. Lovely with milk and sugar.

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54

If you want a tea that will kick your butt into motion in the morning, here’s your tea. Very dark, intense flavor, and I suspect a fairly high caffeine content. I tried their bagged version of this. The leaf is very fine – not quite dust, but pretty close. I think because it is so fine, it is very easy to oversteep and get a really nasty cooked flavor. There is a lot of tea in the bags, so I used one bag for a one pint pot. I found that a shorter steep, about 3 to 3 1/2 minutes tops, yielded a strong, malty but still very palatable tea that definitely had enough body to stand up well to milk and sugar. I suspect if you left the teabag in the pot you could polish chrome with this tea.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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71

I have yet to meet a mint tea I did not like, and this one is no exception. Very simple and straightforward blend of green tea and spearmint. I bought the tea bagged from Pura Vida, but I notice that they sell it in loose leaf through the Choice Organic website. I may try ordering that next time.

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28

First attempt: tastes like spinach and Brussels sprouts.

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87

Love it hot – very soothing. Have never tried it iced!

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78

This is a good staple tea to me. I wouldn’t mind if it were a little more floral, though.

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76

This tea has a nice balance of spices and is very good with peanut butter jelly sandwiches as well as desserts. Milk and a bit of sweetener round out a very full flavor. It’s not my favorite spice tea, but it still is satisfying. It’s also certified organic and fair trade (and relatively local for me), so it’s also responsible!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 15 sec

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63

Light and fruity. Got better as it cooled down – so it would be much better as an iced than hot tea. Don’t know that I’d actually buy a box for myself, but it’s not bad.

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75

Made off with this when the organic grocery in my neighborhood closed. Now I need to find out another place to get it, because it’s delicious!

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drank Bancha by Choice Organic Teas
50 tasting notes

Basic, no thought required, bags for work and home. I brew this one daily.

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