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100

I love this tea! The black tea is rich and smooth – and the addition of strawberry and lemon is unique. I drink this with milk and a bit of sugar. Can’t wait to buy more!

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

Hey Melanie! Good to see you! :)

Jaime

I’ve been eyeing this tea. Is the lemon strong or sour/tart?

Melanie

No Jaime! I do not do sour!!! :-) It is a very gentle lemon – the strawberry is a little stronger, but what I love is that they are both background flavors to the tea. And I would never add milk to tea with real lemon in it – you’d get curds, but I can add milk to this tea and it’s delicious!

Jaime

I hardly ever add milk to tea, so I’ve never gotten curds. This sounds delicious, even though I do do sour!! I’m looking for a replacement for Teavana’s Sour Cherry Serenade. Of course, the first tea that I try from them, I fall in love with, and they retire it two days after I tried it!

Melanie

Ah… of course… Murphy’s Law :-) Well.. this is probably not the sour you’re looking for. Have you tried any of BourgeaTea? If you like Green Tea you might like their Green Citrus! Again – not real sour – but much more of the real pure citrus flavor than this one.

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70

Okay…so…I’m drinking this right now with a splash of Vanilla Rice Milk in it. There is NO texture – it’s VERY smooth…almost paint like, thick, etc. This is alright. It’s a sweet green veggie type taste. It has a milky yet slight spinach-y aftertaste to it.

Cofftea

Haha I know what you’re saying, but the “paint like” actually made me gag LOL! Is this drinking grade or cooking grade? I just ask cuz of the brand name.

Cofftea

Wait a min… how do you know what the mouth feel of paint is anyway? TEAhehe:)

TeaEqualsBliss

OH!!!! I should have said that the LOOK of it in the CUP looks like paint!!!! LOL

Cofftea

Haha ok, now I can worry about you a lot less:)

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91

This is really neat! Incredibly toasty and a good amount of sweetness! This is VERY Good!

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87

Backlogging from last week…mouth watering, smooth, pure delight!

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87

straight up oolong and lovely! Mouth watering and refreshing! Very nice!

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70

Smooth…not as hefty as I wanted for my first cup but it’s not bad!

gmathis

I love “heft” as a tea adjective.

TeaEqualsBliss

“Hefty! Hefty! Hefty Wimpy! Wimpy!”…

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70

A nice basic English Breakfast…a bit on the smoother side…

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64
drank Earl Grey by Culinary Teas
6770 tasting notes

Well, not terrible but I find this a little soapy. Thankfully not overly so…but there is that taste that I am picking up. I’m sure it’s the smoothness of the actual tea along with the Bergamot flavor. I prefer Culinary’s other flavored EG’s better, however, I was able to finish the entire cup.

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

Soapy? That doesn’t sound appealing at all. No bubbles right? LOL :-)

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80

WOW. This one is odd…but sometimes odd is GOOD, right!? Well, let’s see…

The dry smells like toasted peanuts with a slight woodsy smell hiding underneath. The wet leaves and post infusion liquid smells like soy sauce. Yes…It reminds me of soy sauce. The color of the liquid is a medium drab brown. The taste is surprisingly good. It has a nutty taste to it but also a roasted or toasted flavor as well as a little like mocha but oddly smoother than I anticipated.

Yeah…this one is odd but good. Not bad at all. Fairly Complex. Makes you think…

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60

Thank you Doulton for allowing me the opportunity to try this tea.

Slightly bitter and a bit creamy. The maple is there but it is almost like a bully forcing him/herself into a situation that they are not invited to. I found this tea to be rough around the edges. I do see potential if the blend percentages were tweaked a bit.

Extra points were given for potential.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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96

Backlogging from earlier this morning! VERY Strong! Very bold! See my other notes!

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96

2nd infusion…lighter but still flavorful…still yummers!

Cofftea

This tea makes me miss my best friend… :(

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96

This is excellent! I like the trade of orange instead of the chemically or fake bergamot I have been tasting in eg’s lately. I like the lemongrass addition as well! Bold yet smooth finish!

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91

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91

I’ve been wanted to try a Watermelon Tea!!! Woot! Here it is…

This smells lovely a little more watermelon than kiwi. It just intensifies as you infuse. Ahhhhh! Awesome and flavorful aroma! It looks like a typical green tea.

The taste is wonderful! Incredible juicy and thirst quenching. You can still taste the mouth-watering green tea but it’s almost equally paired with the watermelon/kiwi tango-dance of goodness! YUMMY!

Caitlin

That sounds uber yummy!

-Jessica-

What?! Watermelon AND kiwi in a green tea!!?? Ooooooh I must try this one!

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76

This hit the spot earlier this morning…keep the tea infusin’ – mama’s COLD and sick of winter!

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76

First cup of the day – fairly strong…earthy but nutty…

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76

This has a chewy-nutty-earthy-manly type taste and scent. It’s slightly astringent. Pretty good as far as Darjeelings go!

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85

This has always been one of my favorites. Currently I am drinking it iced and the flavors really shine in the cold – I do the cold brew in the fridge method. Used about 7 teaspoons for 1 1/2 quarts, about 7 hours. Really good, refreshing stuff!

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95

This is truly incredible! :)
If you are looking for a pear flavored tea – this is IT!!!!

This is highly scented and highly flavored! I don’t think it would get any more PEAR than this!

LOVING this!!!!

Melanie

Hi there TeaEqualBliss! Long time no see!!! I see we tasted the same tea – and had quite the opposite opinions. That’s Ok… I saw somewhere else that someone hated one of my favorite Ceylon teas :-) Nice to see you!

TeaEqualsBliss

Hiya! I totally see what you mean about the Jolly Rancher. At the time of logging this I was looking for a HIGHLY flavored pear so I was jazzed! LOL

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88

I’m not tasting the Jammy-ness today but I am getting a strong, burly, peppery punch and those ‘boxed’ raisins – passing the rest of this on to a friend.

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88

BOLD. I was looking for a Bold one this morning and this is the first bold one in my stash that I found. It did the job!

gmathis

This is one of my favorite Assams, and definitely my favorite from Culinary Teas.

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