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Picked this one tonight because I am avoiding caffeine. I think this one has begun to lose its flavor. It is a savory rooibos with a fair amount of bitterness. I don’t remember it being bitter but I could be wrong. I can’t concentrate on the flavors anyway, all I can think about is my poor cat, now gone. She died around 11 am today. At least she didn’t sutter. She would have died of starvation as she had refused to eat. The vet offered to rerun the tests but I didn’t think them wrong. He said her numbers were indicative of kidney failure where the other vet wanted me to spend a fortune I don’t have on specialists. Letting my cat go was one of the most painful things I have ever done.

I brewed this once in an 18oz teapot with 3 tsp leaf and boiling water for 5 min.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 18 OZ / 532 ML
Marzipan

So sorry :(

caile

Such a hard day, but you made the right and gentle choice. Take care.

Tealizzy

So sorry about your kitty! I know how hard that is!

yyz

Allen, I understand fully that that was one of the most painful and awful decisions you have had to make. At 15 Pandora was part of your life and family for a long time and I imagine she was very special to you. Thinking of you as you grieve. So sorry for you loss..

mrmopar

Sorry Allan the “Chairman” is not with me anymore either. I can relate.

Tealizzy

Oh no, mrmopar! What happened?

awilsondc

I feel for you guys, I lost my favorite cat ever a year and a half ago to cancer. I still miss him.

AllanK

MR Mopar, sorry to hear about the chairman, I thought he was only a kitten? What happened? My cat, whom I miss horribly, was 15.

Kittenna

:( So sorry to hear. We had a cat (12, I believe) with kidney failure, and went through with all the tests, etc. He probably suffered more than he should have, so I’m glad to hear your dear cat did not.

mrmopar

The chairman had to relocate.

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drank Irish Mocha La'Tea by Discover Teas
2603 tasting notes

So good, especially with a touch of cream.

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drank Nv Wa Do He Ya Da by Discover Teas
352 tasting notes

This is the most unusually named tea I have ever drank. It is supposed to mean peace and harmony in some Native American language. Even though it was not listed as an ingredient on the Discover Teas website I think there is lemongrass in this tea blend along with other herbs. If not it is unusual because it tastes tremendously of lemongrass. I have to say it is a relaxing blend.

I steeped this once in an 18oz teapot with 185 degree water and 3 tsp leaf for 5 min. I would recommend this tea with reservations, many will hate it. It you like relaxing tea with the strong taste of lemon and herbs it may be for you.

Flavors: Lemongrass

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 5 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 18 OZ / 532 ML
AllanK

I called Discover Teas to ask if they left lemongrass off the ingredient list. There is none it there. That is unusual as it tastes as if it was there.

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drank Rose by Discover Teas
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Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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60

This tea is strong, very strong. I steeped it as in the instructions, 3 tsp for a 18 oz pot in boiling water. It is way too strong. Next time I think two tsp and only 3 min steep instead of 5. This is a classic example of a tea company recommending the oversteeping of their tea.

The tea is very bitter as well. It is a compressed black tea but not at all like a puerh, not smooth at all. I can’t give it a very high mark. I will try it again in about a week and steep it less, maybe it will be better.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 18 OZ / 532 ML

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82

I can’t really taste the rooibos here but I taste the black tea. I is decent but not incredible. Someone who likes flavored black/rooibos will like it. It has notes of what I would describe as burnt sugar. I brewed it at 205 degrees with 3 tsp of leaf in an 18 oz stump tea pot.

Flavors: Brown Sugar

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 18 OZ / 532 ML

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drank Ontario Icewine by Discover Teas
352 tasting notes

This tea tastes good to me this morning, it doesn’t taste sour at all. This is odd to me because it tasted like slightly sour grapes the first time I drank it. Today I am getting the sweet flavor of frozen grapes and the mellow flavor of the white tea. It is possible that the tea changed in flavor in the month and a half it was stored or it could just be my taste buds are still off and next time it will taste slightly sour, who knows.

I brewed this once in an 18oz teapot with 4 tsp leaf and 175 degree water for 3 min.

Flavors: White Grapes

Preparation
4 tsp 18 OZ / 532 ML

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drank Ontario Icewine by Discover Teas
352 tasting notes

I brewed this tea western style with slightly more volume of leaf because it is very light weight leaf. Three minutes at 175 degrees with 5 tsp of leaf for 18 oz. IT is quite tasty. It is sweet and slightly sour, sour like sour grapes. It is made with the flavor of frozen grapes. It is much better that the other icewine tea I have tasted, from Darlene’s Tea Port. Discover Teas has so far the best icewine tea I’ve had with no chemical flavor or off taste.

Flavors: White Grapes

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 5 tsp 18 OZ / 532 ML

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60
drank Red Hot Chocolate by Discover Teas
352 tasting notes

This tea has a strong cinnamon taste and a very weak chocolate one. It does not have much bitterness or astringency. I only bought 2 ounces and I am glad I didn’t buy more. Its a decent tea but not worth buying again. Someone who is a big fan of cinnamon would like it. I can’t taste the chocolate.

Flavors: Cinnamon

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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90

Sweet and mildly astringent tea with the flavor of ripe strawberries and chocolate. This tea is literally chocolate covered strawberries in a cup. It cries out for sugar. There is little bitterness to this tea.

Flavors: Dark Chocolate

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 30 sec 3 tsp 18 OZ / 532 ML

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Preparation
5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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drank Pina Colada by Discover Teas
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Preparation
7 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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drank Yorktown Patty by Discover Teas
391 tasting notes

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96

Wow! Got an iced cup of this to go and it was everything I was craving on a hot sunny day. The shopkeeper gave me the leftover leaves to brew another cup at home, and it was even BETTER hot.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 10 OZ / 295 ML

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Flavors: Chestnut, Cream, Honeydew

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100
drank Lime Green by Discover Teas
8 tasting notes

The lime and sencha were paired so perfectly in this tea. They blend together to create a refreshing zing. Not too sweet or sour. I love this tea both hot and iced.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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100
drank Jasmine Puerh by Discover Teas
8 tasting notes

The Jasmine Puerh by Discover Teas is definitely one to steep a few times. On the first steep, the leaves had not fully opened, and I was tasting a very strong jasmine flavor with earthy pu erh undertones. As I continued to steep, the pu erh flavor diminished and a wonderfully smooth jasmine green was uncovered. The leaves continued to open more even at the sixth and seventh steep! A small amount goes a long ways. A great pu erh for pu erh beginners. It is also VERY hard to oversteep this. I did three minutes for the first steeping, but increased the steep time with each, and eventually went up to 6 minutes.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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100
drank Peach Rooibos by Discover Teas
8 tasting notes

Starts out with a strong rooibos flavor and finishes with a light peachy note. Pairs really well with the house made peach rooibos ice cream!

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec

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100

The Sencha Kyoto Cherry Rose Festival is a delightfully light and naturally sweet tea that’s one of my go-to teas on a hot afternoon. The fruit and floral notes are clear and crisp without overpowering the always enjoyable Japanese sencha base. To top it off, it’s as enjoyable iced as it is hot!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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100

Contrary to what another taster has stated, the flavor of this tea actually comes from popped brown rice, not popped corn. The tea leaves are a Japanese style sencha. This is my go-to green for rainy days. Very comforting and relaxing.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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94

The jasmine dragon tears come out in the flavor to make a light, fresh taste

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 45 sec

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100

Very floral, light flavor. The leaves continue to unfold as you steep it second and third times.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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