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Dr. Tea's Tea Garden

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88

Banana flavor still present in the second steep….

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88

This is a delightful banana flavored tea. The banana flavor is natural and light . The oolong is mildly vegetative but not overly so. The tea ‘s has a lite flavor. And even better news: no sugar at at all is needed to bring out the banana flavors. The vendor claimed cocoa powder was added but I did not detect any chocolate flavor. Hmmm..maybe Dr.Tea’s mocha tea blended w/this one would be delicious.

Cofftea

Coffee and banana? Not for me, but go for it!:)

Lori

Hmmm good point- yes mocha= chocolate + coffee . I forgot about the coffee part of the mocha. I’ll give it a try though…

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95
drank Mocha LaTEA by Dr. Tea's Tea Garden
328 tasting notes

I had this tea Last nite and Florence Wed. …..this one was the hands-down winner . This just has a full bodied cocoa flavor….

LauraR

Does this sort of taste like coffee? Which of these LaTeas have you tried?

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95
drank Mocha LaTEA by Dr. Tea's Tea Garden
328 tasting notes

If you are a lover of semi-sweet chocolate- well more like a Lindt chocolate bar with 70% or maybe even 90% cocoa, then this is a tea for you. This vendor roasts his own oolongs like a coffee beans and then sprinkles the roasted oolong w/cocoa powder, to give this a bitter sweet chocolate flavor. Not sure if the chocolate flavor will remain present in multiple steepings but the first steep is wonderful.

cody

Oh, wow. That sounds good.

Cofftea

I can vouch that it’s AMAZING!

Pages2Read while sipping tea

Ohhh Noooo! I have another tea on my wishlist (lol)
I am sure I would like this tea (note to self order tea)

Cofftea

Pages2Read- might as well put ALL the teas in the series on your wishlist: caramel latTEA, chai latTEA, coffee oolong, and espresso oolong. =D

Pages2Read while sipping tea

I will do that ! Thanks I did not know there was a series. I will place the series on my wishlist (Oh come on paycheck!) lol

LauraR

This does sound intriguing!

Lori

This one was very different and good. Surprised this one is not more popular. Cofftea I heard about this thru u when I came across a post u wrote a while ago about coffee substitute

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96

What a delightful and unusual oolong. I have been into oolongs lately as they seem naturally sweet and can be resteeped many times.

This vendor, Dr. Tea , roasts his oolongs in a process similar to coffee beans and voila! with an addition of some vanilla and other flavorings- this really tastes like coffee. I am quite suprised that more folks here have not tried this vendor’s unique product!!!!

Cofftea

Originally this was $30 for the small! But still worth that price. Now, I just wonder what the difference between this and the new “espresso” oolong is? All of the coffee teas I’ve tried have been absolutely amazing.

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97

Made mom a 12oz cuppa this morning.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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97

Ok, I wanna see just how caramely I can get this. Obviously gonna add caramel macchiato creamer to this. But instead of increasing steeping time to compensate for it, I think I’m gonna double the leaf. 2tsp tea/1TB creamer/6oz just below boiling water.

Whoa. Yep. CARE-A-MELL! It is almost exactly like I would imagine melting down a caramel hard candy and adding a tiny splash of creamer would taste like. By the time I got to the bottom of cup it was almost too sweet to handle. But that’s exactly how I wanted to get it tonite. Yum!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec
Caitlin

Sounds good I love caramel!

Cofftea

IT IS! =D

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100

I have been tasting a few other oolongs lately, but this one is still my favorite. Smooth to taste, no wierd aftertaste, just a really good oolong with a punch of plum flavor. Good hot or cold and of course with 4 infusions…a nice value for your money.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec
The DJBooth

I thought this was a good one too when I received it in the sampler. The plum just wasn’t for me.

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97

Infusion 2 from last nite. 1TB of leaves steeped in only 6oz of water. Then I added a tsp each of caramel coffee creamer and double mocha instant cappuccino mix. It tastes JUST like a tea latte from Starbucks. Unfortunately the mocha is just an after thought, but I added it mostly for the powdered milk and instant coffee anyway.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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97

Decided to make this for me and mom for dessert. 1TB/16oz just below boiling water (I treat the coffee oolongs like black teas). I always round up to a TB when making 16oz of tea. It’s just easier than measuring 2 2/3tsp.

The liquor is a dark caramely color… not as dark as coffee. The aroma is equal parts coffee, tea, and caramel. Sweet, but not sickeningly sweet like most lattes.

Score! There’s a light (coffee like) roastyness to the oolong (these are the only roasty oolongs I like) and a smooth caramely finish. But… The name of this is Caramel LaTEA and… there’s no creamy/milky quality to this. Don’t get me wrong, this tastes almost exactly like a caramel flavored gourmet coffee, but not a caramel latte or even LaTEA- at least w/o adding milk to it. And I think a tea should live up to it’s name w/o additions. So, while a 100 is impossible, this is an amazing tea- and the perfect coffee substitute.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec
RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

Sounds like I need to try this one out. Seems tasty.

Cofftea

They have a mocha and dirty chai one as well:)

LauraR

This sounds yummy. I want some.

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100

For a darker oolong, this is really smooth and enjoyable. I added a few cinnamon pieces to the pot, it added just the right amount of spice to an already good tea:) What I really like about oolongs are the multiple infusions.. I typically get four infusions from one pot.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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This (and the caramel one) came today so I’m having it for dessert.

The aroma of the dry leaf unfortunately has little chocolate scent. It’s primarily the roastyness of the oolong and the creme.

I pretty much ignored the steeping suggestion as always- or at least the generic ones on the tin. Luckily there was a card giving more a more appropriate suggestion. Up to 10 min? Wow. I’ll start w/ 5.

1 heaping tsp (about 3g)/6oz water.

Wow… the liquor is so light compared to the regular coffee oolong- almost like a dark cider. And unfortunately the flavor matches. It has neither a coffee or strong mocha flavor… just a roasty, but smooth, oolong. I’ll wait til I try a 10 min steep to rate it.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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100

I used my new Houhin brewing this tea. WOW, what a difference the proper vessel makes for this particular tea. I had stopped drinking this tea because I am the only tea drinker in my house and when I make a pot of this in a 16 oz teapot, wheezers…I have alot of tea to drink all by myself. I know what you are thinking, make the rest iced, but I really enjoy it hot much better. So, with all that being said, I finially broke down and purchased a 4 oz Houhin and four infusions later I have had a nice, dark oolong tea. Plum pieces are evident in the dry leave and after the infusion, they impart a nice tartness. This tea is expensive IMO, but because you can get multiple infusions, this is doable for me-cost wise-even though shipping is/was $10:(

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92

After previous iced tea success, I decided to use the rest of my tin as a cold brewed iced tea. It has been brewing since yesterday and it is pretty awesome. I think we are just going to decant as we drink since I’m just using a regular pitcher, but I’m really enjoying this. It is so good in fact that my husband wanted to know how much a pound or similar large amount would cost. I think I’m slowly turning him into a tea drinker after all.

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92

I actually made this last night, but I just wanted to comment on the extremely forgiving nature of this tea. I set the tea to steep and completely forgot about it. I remembered at least 30 minutes later and the tea was actually very good. No strange tastes or bitterness were present. This would be a great tea to take in one of those travel mugs with a built in infuser because you could carry it around for quite awhile with leaves in the water without worrying about ruining the tea. Slight rating bump.

Preparation
8 min or more

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92

I’ve been finishing up a lot of my tea lately in preparation for some new stock. Unfortunately this means that I am out of black teas which I prefer in the morning. I have mate, but I like it with milk which I am out of. So white pineapple coconut it is. Pretty good, but I wish I had something with a bit more of a kick. Perhaps I will break down and have the mate without milk.

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

Got coffee creamer? That works!:)

mpierce87

Nope I’m out…I have pretty much given up coffee for some reason. It just doesn’t seem appealing to me anymore. And to think that I used to need my coffee to even begin to function in the mornings….tea is just so much more exciting.

Cofftea

I agree… don’t get me wrong, I love my starbucks and fancy creamers but I just need one cup a day then I’m on to tea. I was never an all day coffee drinker, even before tea though. I actually flavor my chais w/ flavored coffee creamer:)

Meghann M

If you end up needing the mate without milk, I suggest trying it iced. The flavor seems to really come out in some mate’s iced, flavors I didn’t enjoy hot. I suppose it depends on the mate though! Hope your new teas come soon!

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92

I brewed this up last night and let it chill. This is perhaps a better iced tea than hot.

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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92

I decided to have this tea iced today, or a version of iced. I just brewed the tea normally, threw it into a mug with a bit of honey, stirred, and popped it all in the freezer for about an hour. It isn’t iced tea cold, but it is on the cool side of things. Overall, this is very nice at the cooler temperature. The white tea base takes on a more floral quality, but not an in-your-face floral. I believe that the pineapple is the focus at this temperature, rather than the usual coconut but that is a good thing today. I may have to go brew some more and chill it so I will have some once my current mug is gone.

Preparation
3 min, 30 sec

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92

I think I will have to up the rating for this tea: I was actually craving this one. I’ve craved plenty of teas, but never a white. That is really saying something about this particular one. Amazing. I think that white teas seem to get better the longer they are steeped, but that may only be true with the ones I have had. This has an insanely strong coconut smell and taste backed by a light white tea fresh hay-like flavor. The fruit flavors are dominant, the hay-like flavor is barely there which makes it enjoyable.

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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92

This is one of the few white teas that has a really great, strong flavor. The flavor is predominately coconut and the pineapple makes an appearance every once in awhile. Overall, I really like this tea.

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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25

After figuring out a way that I like to brew white teas, I decided to give this another try. I brewed it for about 8 minutes and added a pinch of sugar. The result was better than the last time I made this particular tea, but there was a strange bitterness that didn’t mesh with the blueberry flavor. The blueberry flavoring was also very artificial tasting. I think this tea had great potential, but did not deliver. I am raising the rating a bit because this preparation did lead to a more drinkable tea, but it still isn’t awesome.

Preparation
8 min or more

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100

I am comparing this tea to a sample I received from The Jade Teapot. This one from Dr. Tea’s has alot of oolong in the tin with very little plums. The brew is a dark amber in my cup. The taste is oolong with a sharp plum after taste. After tasting both teas, I am left with this thought…is this tea old? The one from TJT is lighter and more fruity. This one is heavier and almost bitter in comparison.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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100

Pleasant aroma. Earthy taste profile. The tartness of the plums shines through this amber infusion. Good for multiple infusions.

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