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Culinary Teas

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Caribbean Blue lady is strawberry kiwi blend as you take the sip and turns into a delicious coconut on the finish/aftertaste. The tea base is very mild so I think this one is best used as an afternoon pick-me-up. Blend is very naturally sweet so I would skip the sweetener until you’ve tasted it.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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94

Juicy with vanilla and black tea throughout! I’m liking this more and more…

fcmonroe

That sounds so good! I love vanilla teas.

gmathis

The description focuses on the maple/berry hints, which I really liked when I had a sample … but I guess there’s some vanilla in there, too. Just never thought about it.

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79

This still smells slightly smoky to me.

It is more of a thick reddish color this time tho.

I’m still not getting juicy but I guess I could chalk up this cup – compared to the last – more wine-like…maybe a semi-dry one. It’s kind of dry but also a little sweet.

This cup was better than my last by about 2 points :P Whatever that means…regardless…I’m raising it by 2.

rabbysmom

yup, points boggle the mind- at least mine:)

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74

Smells sweet but tastes a little bitter but not bad. You can taste the spices and they are strong but in a satisfying way instead of it being distracting.

Cofftea Ya know, I don’t really like lemon grass in my chai, but the cumin and curry has me quite interested! And I’ve never heard of Rampe leaves. But what I’m really coveting is their chai spice mix.
Cofftea

Onion family? Weird:)

LENA

i’m curious now…

TeaEqualsBliss

Okay…AFTERMATH…I can totally taste the onion-funkiness-like thing in the aftertaste…ek!

LENA

yikes…i’m out.

Cofftea

I’m still game. But you know me, I have to try anything- infact, that just makes me even more curious!:)

TeaEqualsBliss

worth a try…LOL

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79

backlogging and enjoyed! About the same result as previous logged

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94

OH.MY.GOD. Masterpiece! This is great! Remember those scented markers back in the 80s that smelled just like fruit? Well, this tea smells JUST LIKE that Blackberry Marker! YES! It’s scent is LOVELY. The tea itself is very flavorful and yummy. The perfect mix of fruit and green tea. Great job Culinary Teas!

Cofftea

MUST TRY!

gmathis

Culinary Teas is one of my favorite, most consistent, vendors. Can’t remember getting a tea from them that didn’t live up to the description.

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80

You can see the almond and smell the vanilla and almond. It’s a reddish brown in color and lightly flavored and scented all around. It’s actually quite good. Not one thing is too overpowering.

TeaParT

Sounds like a great tea for New Year’s Eve. With a name like that, I think I’ll add it to my Mardi Gras menu!

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79

Smells like White Tea…Looks like White Tea…HEY! It must be White Tea!!!!

After it sits for a while it does start smelling a little floral. It’s pretty!

Delicate and thirst quenching…nice!

Teaman

Just how much tea do you drink in a day?? I see from your string of comments you are into it today! I thought I drank a lot. Maybe you’re just taste-testing? Whatever it is, go for it and enjoy!

TeaEqualsBliss

LOL @ Teaman – I drink at least 6 usually past 12 a day! I like variety! :P

Teaman

Wow you are hard core @TeaEqualsBliss! Love it! Have a Happy New Year and don’t float away!

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79

The description says winey and juicey and I am not getting either. It smells a little smokey, but just a little. It has a slight positive bitterness to it. It’s light brown in color. It’s fairly good and a little different. Thankfully no aftertaste! That’s a plus. It’s growing on me…

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79

This seemed to be a mild strength flavored black – with just enough Blackberry to blend well for alittle tasty goodness. Seems to be a good starter black flavored loose leaf for those who don’t like bold black teas. Mellow but tasty. Negative is that I couldn’t get a 2nd infusion AT ALL with it.

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86

Under infused just to see the difference…for the 2nd infusion…still good. I found the strength-differences can be a good thing. It’s still quite strong but if you are looking for a normal strength understeep…if you are a tar-like strong strength keep it in there passed the 3-4 mins. LOL

Preparation
2 min, 0 sec
TeaEqualsBliss

I will say that this tea makes me hungry…not sure why…but it does…need to switch teas before I start gnawing on my arm…

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86

This is a solid, bold, strong, good tea. I still like SeredipiTEA’s version a little better but this is still a goodie!

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94

Dry Loose Leaf Blend looks like an Earl Grey
Wet Loose Leaf smells like a vanilla Earl Grey
It’s a lighter brown for liquid color
A very well blended tea…a hint of berry and maple/vanilla hints throughout
Pretty good…

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93

It has been a long time since I had a cuppa good enough to dedicate more than a sentence to. This one deserves a novelette, but I’ll try to keep it to Reader’s Digest length:

When I first opened the pouch, the smell reminded me of my grandma’s cattle feed barn—a good thing; I’m a farm kid at heart. Fresh sweet clover hay, burlap, and sileage. The grassy smell goes away after you steep it, and instead, you just get the sweet, grainy, clovery taste that lingers a bit after you swallow. Ahhhh! I suddenly have a desire to drive a tractor….

Brought it to work where I often get stuck using tap water, but I believe this is too good to waste. It’s going back home with me.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec

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73
drank Formosa Gunpowder by Culinary Teas
1625 tasting notes

A nice surprise..has more of a sweet, nutty taste that many gunpowder teas. Smooth and not sharp.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 15 sec

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drank Lady Londonderry by Culinary Teas
197 tasting notes

A really pleasant summery tea, one of my favorites. Good hot or cold

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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72

This I’s black tea and chocolate. You can the chocolate in the black tea. I’t smells like black tea and chocolate. I steeped it for two minutes or so. This tastes like a nice black tea with a medium white chocolate taste. Pretty good.

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Culinary Teas had exceptionally speedy delivery service—thank you!

This evening I decided to try their Belgian Chocolate Rooibos and I was enthralled. The aroma is deep, rich, and exudes chocolate decadance.

After steeping for 7 minutes, I had a perfect calorie-free,, chocolatey dessert. The tea is smooth and lucious. I was open to adding sugar but simply did not need it. I often like the creaminess of a little milk, but this Belgiam Chocolate Rooibos was creamy “au natural”.

I’m still going to be sampling teas, but right now if I were told that Culinary Teas’ Belgian Chocolate Rooibos was the only dessert tea I could ever have, I would go to bed happy.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 7 min, 0 sec

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75

I’m drinking this in the afternoon. It’s really gloomy, cold, and wet outside, and this is the perfect cup for this weather! Woke up my senses! It has a nice malty flavor, and it tastes great with a dash of milk and sugar. The color was a deep red. This exactly how I want my Assam to be.

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75

Very nice; gentle and good for afternoons. When I have the patience to wait to brew it properly, has a nice little nutty thing going on in the background.

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75
drank Chai Spice Mix by Culinary Teas
865 tasting notes

I LOVE THIS! This allows me to use a flavored black tea (I love a blend of 1.12g each of caramel and chocolate black teas) and add the amount of of spice that I want. I can’t stand fenell or anise so it’s nice to find a product like this that doesn’t have them so I don’t have to putz around and make my own. The only thing this particular blend is missing is a pinch of crushed red pepper flake. Depending on my mood it’s either 1:1 , 1:2, or 1:3 ratio of chai spice mix to black tea. Steep in boiling purified water or simmering milk. Serve unsweetened.

To make it chilled I love making a large batch using as little water as possible to make a concentrate, chilling, then using milk to fill the liquid discrepency. If serving it over ice, make ice cubes from more tea or tea steeped in milk. I prefer it blended when iced.

Have a green, rooibos, white, or oolong tea you love and want to make a chai out of? Go for it!:)

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drank Amaretto by Culinary Teas
3 tasting notes

It’s one of my favorites and has a lovely aroma.

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