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65

A good, standard white tea. If you want quality and no extra flavors, this is the tea for you.

Preparation
1 tsp

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73

I don’t like licorice in tea which is odd because I love to eat it. This tea has it in it but it’s such a mild, mellow blend that it really doesn’t bother me. This tea is true to it’s name, it really is a “calming” blend. Flavours mingle well and it’s a lovely tea to have before bed. I can mostly taste peppermint, cinnamon and licorice. I can’t detect the lavender. Very soothing!

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68

Strong taste of peppermint, but sweeter than the black tea version.

Flavors: Peppermint

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec 10 OZ / 300 ML

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77

Spicy, flavourful, and warming. I like this tea with milk and sometimes a touch of honey.

Flavors: Brown Sugar, Cinnamon, Cookie, Ginger, Molasses

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 350 ML

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100

This tea is super tasty! I love the anise and spices together. The tea is spicy, however the sweetness for the licorice flavour is really nice with it. The black tea gets bitter if the teabag is left in too long.

Flavors: Anise, Cinnamon, Licorice, Spices, Spicy

Preparation
2 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 350 ML

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40

I didn’t enjoy this tea, however I don’t enjoy melons so my person opinion should not sway you from trying this tea. It was presently floral and fruity. There was a sweetness to it, however it was a bit acidic as well.

Flavors: Floral, Fruity, Green Melons, Honey, Sour, Sweet, Tangy

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 10 OZ / 300 ML

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64

Just tastes like strong peppermint. I do appreciate that the tag bags smell sugary like actual candy canes, however.

Flavors: Menthol, Mint, Peppermint, Sweet, Vanilla

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 350 ML

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60

It is really nice with milk, but I find the mint a bit strong.

Flavors: Ginger, Mint, Spices

Preparation
Boiling 10 OZ / 300 ML

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51
drank Honey & Melon by English Tea Shop
148 tasting notes

I’m not the biggest melon fan, but I like this tea occasionally when I want something light. I chose it today because it’s quite old and about time I moved it out, plus I wanted something ‘springy’ because I’m excited that winter is over. Every time I brew this tea I am taken aback by the scent – I always forget how dead on it is! After a few seconds of brewing the honeydew scent is intoxicating. I brewed this for 5 minutes instead of my usual 3 because I was preoccupied with inhaling the steam. The base tea does overpower the flavour of the melon a little in the sip. The scent is pure melon but in flavour it is definitely in the background. I have no complaints about this, as I said melon isn’t my favourite thing and it’s nice as it is. The tin this came in states that this blend has liquorice and cinnamon pieces in it, which baffles me. I have maybe 6 or 7 of the 50 teabags left, and I have never noticed any liquorice or cinnamon notes once. Maybe I will next time now that I know they’re supposed to be there. The tea base does become more pronounced when steeping for five minutes (I sometimes use two teabags when steeping to strengthen the flavour of this tea) but it also becomes somewhat astringent, which is a problem I’ve never had with this one before. It’s actually one of the few black teas I don’t get any astringency from usually. Top marks for the flavouring, even though it isn’t really my thing, but the black tea base is pretty generic and could use some work.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 6 OZ / 177 ML

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74

This tea tastes like Christmas in a cup! Predominantly cinnamon with a touch of orange and licorice. I can’t taste the apple, vanilla or any of the other ingredients. Cinnamon is definitely the shining star here. Reminds me of what holiday potpourri might taste like if you boiled it in water and drank it. A festive, holiday tea!

Flavors: Cinnamon, Licorice, Orange

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70

Green tea with a predominant mint flavour and a slight hint of cinnamon and ginger that is barely noticeable. I like green tea and I like mint tea so the combination is perfect for me.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Ginger, Green, Mint

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73

Elderflower is the dominant note, and its very pleasant indeed. Light, sweet without being cloying, and fresh.
This turned out to be a very refreshing tea!
Sipdown!

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73

Second working cup of the day.
I did not expect to like this. I’m not exactly sure why, maybe because the last tea I had from the English Tea Shop was something I did not care for at all. Hmm.
But this was actually very pleasant indeed. I found it very refreshing in the middle of the day.
I don’t get overmuch blueberry out of it, but I did get a gentle fruitiness, and the delicacy of the elderflower. Turns out I quite like elderflower!

gmathis

I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the ETS varieties I’ve tried.

Fjellrev

That’s good to hear that some of their stuff isn’t bad. Never tried it but I got a friend of mine a cute ETS gift set for xmas this year. Was worried it would be an embarrassing gift.

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59

Mild tea, slightly watery. The ginger could be stronger, only then it will taste better. Not sure if I tasted citrus in this tea. Overall, ok tea – I’m sure there are others that are way better.

Flavors: Ginger, Lemongrass

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58

A little bit disappointed with this tea. Perhaps I expected a stronger chamomile flavour (I have another chamomile tea that tastes so much better). Lavender was quite weak as well. This tea ended up tasting very watery. Maybe it is suitable for those who prefer mild flavoured chamomile – anyway, next time I’ll try using 2 bags instead.

Flavors: Lavender

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