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This is one of the teas I picked up in the UK back in May. This is one of the few herbal teas that 1. I enjoy hot, and 2. doesn’t taste like wet washrag! Yay!
I brewed it up, added a bit of sweetener, and am sipping it down, enjoying each sip.
While it was steeping, I took a stroll outside to take a peek at the supermoon. I saw no capes. But it was nice and 14% brighter than average :)
Just bought this tea today in a pop-up store in Madrid. I´ve longed to try Clipper tea for a while, and the raspberry – a wonderful fruit I cannot get enough of – decided! Made myself and my husband a cup, and the strong raspberry fragrance from the tea bag fades when the tea is steeping and in the final taste very little of the raspberry remains. It´s not bad, but I would ´ve preferred to get a bit of raspberry in the final taste. Enjoyable for the rest.
A funny thing I saw : the English label says to"pour water over the tea bag when it´s still boiling", while the added label in Spanish advices to boil the water, leave to cool for 1 minute and then add tea bag. Can someone please explain why there is this difference??? ;-)
I’ve been trying to figure out why Clipper teas, with organic and fair trade credentials, cost about half as much as Pukka, also from the UK and also boasting organic ingredients. Clearly Pukka employs a team of graphic designers and artists for their packaging, and they also spend a lot more on marketing text. But are the teas (also in filter bags, not sachets) really any better?
One big difference between the two brands is that Pukka gives a detailed breakdown of the contents of its blends, while Clipper is pretty vague. When I contacted the company for more information on the identity of the green tea—called simply Green Tea—I was told that they buy from Indian and China. Like I said: pretty vague.
Today’s Clipper selection is the white tea, also generically named White Tea. It’s perfectly potable, if a bit generic, but come to think of it, don’t I say that about every unflavored white tea? Okay, I do have some haute blanche varieties on the horizon, so perhaps I’ll undergo a conversion. We shall see…
In this afternoon’s steep-off chez sherapop, I tried something new. I brewed one bag of Clipper White Tea using boiling water—as most grocery store tea shoppers would do—and a second bag using 76C water.
The liquor of the tea prepared in hot water was a bit darker—more of a brownish than a golden amber—but the big surprise was that the more carefully controlled brew actually tasted more bitter than the one prepared using boiling water! This result would appear to corroborate my long-standing suspicion that the companies which produce filter bags for the mass market test their blends as they would be prepared by Joe or Jill Q Consumer—that is, using boiling water!
i tried this cold brew since MissB was kind enough to send me a enough for a couple silsized cups. Cold brew this is even tastier EXCEPT for that sweetness…which i wish i could place and that comes across as really artificial. I figured if it’s not sweetner then it’s some form of the lemon. I think this is pretty tasty though.
This is what I drink when I’ve had too much to drink, and I’m an obnoxious arse who asks their nearest and dearest inappropriate things that makes everyone laugh — too inappropriate for Steepster, I assure you. Thanks for putting up with me, friends, even if sometimes I’m a bit.. mischievous! :) And thank you, tea, for allowing me to purge myself of this lovely wino-ishness.
In this afternoon’s steep-off chez sherapop, Clipper Organic Green is going sniff-to sniff, sip -to-sip against Touch Organic Green, both in the filter bag.
Every time I taste Clipper Organic Green, I announce “Chun Mee” to whoever may or may not be listening. I used to talk to my cat, HRH Emperor Oliver—perhaps his ghost is listening? Anyway, I have that impression again today. It’s a perfectly fine and easy to brew (not at all temperamental, as today I used hot water). A solid organic green tea, but definitely not Japanese. Is it better than Touch Organic? That is the question in today’s steep-off chez sherapop…
adagio breeze sent this to me at least 6 months ago, but I’m just now getting through the last bag. I really like this blend. I’ve come around on the lemon balm in here. I used to think it was too much, but now I quite enjoy it. It tastes lemon-y without tasting like I could have just squeezed some fresh lemon into the cup for the same effect. Maybe it mellowed out with age? Anyway, bumping the rating a bit. Sad to say, this is a sipdown. Thanks adagio breeze!
So, I totally thought I’d be safe drinking tea with my seafood allergy, so I usually don’t make a huge point to mention it in swaps. I know there are fishy pu-er out there, but it’s not actually because there is fish in it (duh). Because seriously, who puts fish in tea?
Bigelow, that’s who.
I did a tea swap (off of Steepster) and received 3 bags of Pomegranate Blueberry Herb Plus tea, which has added Omega 3. The Omega 3 is from a natural blend of oils, including tuna oil.
So, after very nearly brewing myself up a cup of potentially dangerous tea, I decided to have this. I know better than to not mention that allergy now, though.
In any case, this tea is definitely very minty, and the spearmint/peppermint blend is a satisfying cooling menthol sensation. The fennel adds a bit of licorice-like sweetness, that I thought really complimented the blend.
This is definitely not as offensive (read: toothpaste-like) as a lot of other bagged mint blends I’ve had.
The first time I brewed up a filter bag of Clipper Organic Green tea, I was reminded immediately of Tazo Chun Mee. I sent an email to Clipper inquiring whether their blend was also Chun Mee. They wrote back indicating that their tea is sourced from South India and Hunan Province in China. No details about the identity of the teas blended, so it probably depends on what’s available, price, etc. But the blend is certified organic and free trade.
In today’s steep-off chez sherapop Clipper Organic Green is going sniff-to-sniff, sip-to-sip with Tazo Chun Mee.
First observation: the dried teas smell very similar. In fact, in a blind sniff, I probably could not tell them apart—say if I were offered two Tazo versus one of each or two Clipper.
Second observation: the brewed liquor looks identical as well: dark gold veering brown. I was very careful not to oversteep, and I used cooler water, so these teas have been brewed to maximize whatever potential may be held within the bags.
Third observation: they taste almost identical as well! In fact, I’m having a very difficult time telling them apart. They could actually be the same tea! Well, the Clipper is a tiny bit grassier… and a bit less smooth…
Another new organic green tea for me—also sourced from the grocery store!—this Clipper tea reminds me very much of Tazo Chun Mee. I’m nearly certainly that it is a Chun Mee blend, but I shot an email to customer service to find out what they have to say.
The brew is gold—a rich gold, not really brown—and the flavor is baked not steamed. I actually liked this better than the Tazo Chun Mee of which it reminded me, so I’ll be doing a steep-off sometime soon to verify. I believe that the Tazo is also organic, and these are both filter bags, not sachets, so the particles of the tea blend are rather small and the bags are not reinfusable. Not bad at all for a filter bag green, and I’m always happy to ingest anything organic.
I just got this yesterday but I quickly fell in love with this tea! The chamomile and lemon balm are very pronounced, and there’s a mild mint flavor that goes down with it. I left the tea bag for about three to four minutes but the flavor is relatively still mild, which I really liked. I also noticed that this tea makes me rather drowsy (living up to its name, Snore and Peace) and makes me sleep better.