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70

Another find in the office kitchen. I’ve had (probably) the world’s worst cold this last week, and all I wanted today was some normal tea. It’s a thing with me when I’m ill, and I can’t taste anything particularly well at the moment anyway, so…

I used one bag for my cup. They’re individually wrapped in the cutest red, white and blue envelopes. I gave it a good 3.5 minutes, and added milk. To taste, it’s pretty much as you’d expect. It reminds me quite a lot of Bluebird’s Great British Cuppa, in that it has a waxy roast white potato aspect to it. There’s also a hint of saltiness in the mid-sip, which works well with the potato note. The maltiness comes out mostly towards the end of the sip, and in the aftertaste, and adds a pleasant sweetness to round off on. It’s robust-tasting, but not as strong as some I’ve tried – just a pleasing, everyday kind of cup. Just what I was craving!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp

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70

Not bad. Drank it with a little vanilla almond milk. The spices are mild and not overpowering but I found the black tea base to be a little bitter. I think I’ll add honey or maple syrup next time and see if that helps.

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41

This was a disappointing tea from the English Tea Shop, especially with such a grand name; boasting a tropical punch. For lemongrass flavours, I would recommend The English Tea Shop’s Lemongrass, Ginger & Citrus.

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37
drank Rooibos by English Tea Shop
320 tasting notes

I am so over this. One more and it’s a sipdown. It’s just a plain, one-note rooibos, and not even a good one at that. It’s got a sort of chemically taste which I find really odd. On top of that I bought it in a rooibos four-pack, the other three being flavoured, and every single one of them, despite being individually wrapped, has always tasted the same. It’s not exactly foul spit-it-out-immediately tasting, but it’s boring my tastebuds to death and I’d be happy never to drink it again.

Preparation
Boiling 8 OZ / 236 ML
Arby

I’m falling out of love with rooibos too. I do have some great rooibos blends, but I’m kind of tired of the flavour these days (especially plain/rooibosy tasting blends).

Nattie

Tell me about it. I can only think of one rooibos blend that I really really like. ):

Arby

Which blend is that? I’m big into cocoa chai rooibos right now (David’s Tea). It isn’t high in the rooibos flavour category though.

Nattie

I’ve never tried that. The one I was talking about was Della Terra’s Lime Chiffon, but I forgot about another I really like which is Bluebird Tea Co.‘s Rhubarb and Custard. Neither of them are available any more, though, so once I’m out I’m out!

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67
drank Green Tea by English Tea Shop
5 tasting notes

Exactly what I expected from a green tea. Seeing as the last few green teas I tried were worse than this one, I consider this a good choice.

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72

I can taste a nice hint of blueberry in this tea. The mild blueberry flavour is enjoyable. I’m not sure what elderflower is and therefore, I don’t know what it’s supposed to taste like so I have no idea if I’m tasting it or not. Really, I just taste the blueberry and that’s fine by me.

Flavors: Blueberry

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76

A tea with a distinct blueberry taste to wake you up, a very refreshing start to your day. It also got rid of my sore throat after a few cups. A lovely tea with benefits for the winter season, as well as all year round.

Flavors: Blueberry

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92

Fantastic tea. The smell I found slightly off-putting at first but was pleasantly surprised when I tasted it! It tastes completely different from its smell and this is a good thing. One of their best teas. It is a delicious treat with shortbread cookies for the winter holidays.

Flavors: Peppermint

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 250 ML

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85

A wonderful flavor if taken just black, adding milk just adds to the overall great taste. Without milk or sugar, it may be a bit of an overpowering impression that cancels out the peach with its black tea base. This tea is great taken in any way.

Flavors: Ginger, Peach

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 250 ML

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71

The smell of this tea as it steeps is so nice. The fruity scent is front and centre. The taste is green tea with a fruity kick. Not sure that you can really say it tastes like pomegranate. For me, it just tastes “fruity.” Not a bad tea, I prefer it over their plain green tea.

Flavors: Fruity, Green

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63

Mild. Too mild, bordering on watery. The flavours aren’t fully developed and are lacking in taste. Fairly boring.

Flavors: Ginger

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69

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69

This tea is just okay. Nothing spectacular. A tad bitter. Not my favourite green tea.

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