Georgia Tea Company

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90
drank Earl Grey by Georgia Tea Company
361 tasting notes

With this tea I have fully converted to an Earl Grey fan. I know that my EG experience is very limited, but wow is this one good! I’ve had some horrible “Pledge-like” EGs, I’ve had some delicate inoffensive EGs, but this one? This is the most aggressive EG that I’ve had that makes me go NOM! I think I understand my Earl Grey Cream from Georgia Tea Company a lot better now that I’ve experienced this tea.

I wish that I did have more of a background with EGs so that I could describe this better. But the smell and taste of the bergamot? Well, it just seems so masculine, but there’s a nice sweetness in the aftertaste. No paper-yuck taste to be found. There will be a larger purchase of this. I look forward to someone else trying this who can break it down better so that I can understand where this fits in the EG world. TG

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

This sounds delicious. I agree that too many Earl Grey’s are guilty of sins of commission or sins of omission. Finding an excellent one is always memorable.

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75
drank Vanilla Black by Georgia Tea Company
361 tasting notes

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75
drank Vanilla Black by Georgia Tea Company
361 tasting notes

I had my first steep of this one earlier in the afternoon and then took my parents out to dinner and then Toy Story 3 to celebrate Father’s Day a day early. Toy Story 3? Yeah, it’s brilliant. That said, I cannot recall much of the first steep beyond it being a very pleasant tea. I agree with Kristin that it’s more subtle on the vanilla side of things, but to me it tastes natural. With this second steep (added 2 minutes) the tea’s sweetness is coming forward while the vanilla’s has taken a step or two back. Still very pleasant. Just an overall very pleasant inoffensive cup of vanilla tea. NE

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

I sooooo want to see Toy Story 3!

Rabs

I typically wait for movies to be on Netflix, but my dad asked and I did want to see this so I caved (I mean, it’s even the opening weekend!) Naturally there were a ton of kids (only a few who were too young to understand the concept of “shhh”) and a man with a deep voice and low i.q. behind us that sometimes felt the need to say aloud why something was funny.

Beyond that, there’s a sequence that I’m so happy that I got to see before someone spoiled it for me (be it a friend or on tv). Seriously. The cost of the tickets was worth the 20 seconds where the entire audience (myself included) was laughing uncontrollably.

Dawn (life in a teacup)

Ha, I like to relate my tea experiences to things im doing like reading a book or listening to a type of music. Sorta psychoanalyzing my scenario’s with which tea I’m tempted to drink at the moment! ;D

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My first Georgie Tea Company order came today! ::happy dance:: The poor priority mail box it came in looked like a tea goblin had decided to use it as a chair (it’s the first time that I’ve ever seen “Received in bad condition” stamped all around the address). No worries though — all my precious, precious tea is absolutely fine and arrived within 4 days of my order. I opened the box, dug through it until I found my Earl Grey Cream, and then I hugged the bag. I think I have a problem. Oh, and Daniel put a nice handwritten “thank you” to me on the invoice. It’s simple touches like that that make me an even happier customer.

With this order I also hit a milestone that I thought would take years and years to reach. Let me back up for a moment. When I first started reading notes on Steepster there were times that I would come across the mention of “lockdowns” because of too much tea or people just mentioning that they have waaaay too much tea. That was such a foreign concept to me and I thought That’s nigh impossible! Yeah, I’m there. It’s both a wonderful thing and a slightly terrifying thing that it happened so fast. I have plans to help lower the amount of tea I have (beyond the obvious one of me drinking it all), but wowsa. I almost feel like Scrooge McDuck at the beginning of Duck Tales where he’s diving through his big vault-o-gold (except I’m swimming through tea)! Next purchase? Some tea tins to decorate and make all of my samples/bagged teas safer/prettier.

On to this specific tea! I opted to try my sample of Irish Breakfast as a palate cleanser from the Orange Dulce I had earlier. I’ve had quite a few of GTC’s yummy flavored teas, but none of the straight-up black teas. I was also wanting a caffeine kick.

There’s very little info on GTC’s website about this tea, so I’ll give it a go:

ASSAM-A-LLAMA-DING-DONG!

I’m having trouble figuring out the rest of the blend. It’s been long enough where my “try Assam, Keemun, and Ceylon side-by-side taste test” is starting to fade in my memory so my ability to figure out the more subtle hints of those specific teas is weakening. On the first steep this came across as very earthy — almost Pu Erh-levels of earthiness. So perhaps there’s some Keemun? Second steep (added a minute) has lots of sweetness coming through and I’m thoroughly enjoying it. It’s a great option for a non-smoky morning-booster for me. NE

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Daniel Mann - Georgia Tea Co.

I can’t believe they damaged the box and then stamped it with “Received in bad condition.” What does that even mean? It was in perfect condition when I handed it to the post lady! Good thing it wasn’t a glass teapot or anything…

AmazonV

they stamp it at the received post office, so if post office a gets it OK, then passes it to post off B which stomps it, post office C stamps it when it arrives, and re-tapes or bags as needed.

i get that a lot at my home, the people at my post office must be a lot of brutes!

i’m glad the teas were fine though :)

Daniel Mann - Georgia Tea Co.

Ahh, thanks for clearing that up for me. I thought they were trying to say I gave it to them damaged. I wouldn’t want people to think I send damaged packages out, ya know?

Daniel Mann - Georgia Tea Co.

This is a Irish Breakfast Xtra Fancy, that’s about all I know about it. It’s one of the more expensive Irish Breakfast’s that I’ve found. I tend to lean toward the higher grades of teas…

Rabs

@Daniel: To add to your relief — I never once thought that you had sent out a smooshed package. I figured that it was indicating what AmazonV said. It just looks like a smaller, heavier box was placed on top and sort of smooshed one of the sides a bit. If I had thought you’d sent it smooshed, then believe me — I would’ve sent you a PM :)

Daniel Mann - Georgia Tea Co.

Yah, that makes sense. It would seem pretty crazy for a company to send out a damaged package, that is, if they were trying to keep customers heh.

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Steep Information:
Amount: plastic lunch teaspoons
Water: ~12 ounces hot spigot water
Tool: kati loose tea system
Steep Time: a little over 5 minutes (using Steep.It)
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: fruity, woody
Steeped Tea Smell: fruity, woody
Flavor: rooibos
Body: Full
Aftertaste: fruity
Liquor: dark red-orange

I won these teas in a contest that was run by Dan on Steepster that was great fun, and got me tea prizes! Dan will be running the contest monthly, so keep an eye out!

I am playing a game with the samples, this was afternoon roll #1.

I think I should try it with sugar, overall mostly a rooibos with hints of fruity juiciness.

Rating: 2/4 leaves
Leaf system: 2=Acceptable, if it were free or there were limited other tea options

Images: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/06/georgia-tea-company-loose-leaf-rooibos_18.html

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec
Rabs

D’oh! Rolled a one :(

AmazonV

yea totally booo – this tea has potential though, but i think it’s gonna need some sugar and some more steep

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Steep Information:
Amount: 1 teaspoon
Water: ~8 ounces hot spigot water
Tool: make your own paper teabag
Steep Time: a little over 3 minutes (using Steep.It)
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: FRUITY!
Steeped Tea Smell: fruity, black tea
Flavor: smooth black tea, hints of fruity
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: fruity
Liquor: translucent orange-brown

I won these teas in a contest that was run by Dan on Steepster that was great fun, and got me tea prizes! Dan will be running the contest monthly, so keep an eye out!

I am playing a game with the samples, this was morning roll #4

Next time I think I should add sugar. It’s a good fruity tea, but an afternoon tea not a wake you up tea.

Images: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/06/georgia-tea-company-loose-leaf-black_18.html

Rating: 2/4 leaves
2=Acceptable, if it were free or there were limited other tea options

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec
Rabs

I do hope that you get a 6 and soon! :)

AmazonV

me too!

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This is VERY good. It tastes just like it should…blackberries! It smells lovely! It’s juicy and very berry without being tart or fake/chemical tasting!

I’m so happy I chose this as one of my Trivia Contest Winnings!

Another WINNER Daniel! Awesome!

Cofftea

I got this one too. Although all the yummy berries I’ve had this year will most likely set this up to be a huge fataliTEA in comparison.

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Steep Information:
Amount: 3 heaping plastic lunch teaspoons
Water: ~12 ounces hot water spigot
Tool: kati loose tea system
Steep Time: a little over 5 minutes (using Steep.It)
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: lemongrass
Steeped Tea Smell: lemongrass, vegetal
Flavor: bitter, sour, medicinal
Body: Full
Aftertaste: bitter
Liquor: translucent orange-brown

I am playing the Geek Giveaway game with the samples. This was #3

BLEH lemongrass, vegetal, bitter, medicinal, I couldn’t finish the cup.

Images: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/06/georgia-tea-company-loose-leaf-herbal.html

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec
Rabs

D’oh! Sorry for the unfinishable cup :(

Daniel Mann - Georgia Tea Co.

yeah, I hate that tea! You got farther than I did. But it’s for those who like Ayruvedic teas.

Daniel Mann - Georgia Tea Co.

I think Rabs bought a sample of this tea, and I was pretty sure she wasn’t going to like it, so I also sent her a free sample of a Sleepy Time to compensate.

AmazonV

whew ok i’m not the only one-I figure it was worth a go since i’m always stressed…lemongrass bleh!

Rabs

Ruh roh — this is one I added to round out my order to get free shipping. I waffled about adding it but then there were so many things in it that I’ve never had before (at least as a drink) that curiosity got the better of me. Daniel — thank you so much for the free sample! :)

AmazonV

well Rabs, like thai food?

Rabs

Lol — well, the few times I’ve had thai food it’s been fine, but I don’t think I’ve ever gone out of my way to have any. At least I’ll finally get to do a negative GTC review — I’ll be gentle. ;)

Daniel Mann - Georgia Tea Co.

Hehe, I love Thai food. Pad Thai is the best!!

Don’t worry about the reviews. AmazonV is killing me!! haha kidding. The thing about owning a tea company is having variety. I can admit there are many teas I have that I would never personally drink, some like Stress Reliever that I can’t even stand to bag but you never know when you’ll have a customer who loves medicinal herbal-y teas and will just LOVE it. I personally hate Black Currant, then I have customers who ONLY buy my Black Currant telling me it’s the best they’ve had. I think experimenting to find what we like and what we don’t like is half the fun of drinking gourmet tea. The average person goes threw their life eating many different types of food and yet we tend to stick to only a few types of drinks. It’s nice when entering the world of tea to know that there are over 30,000 different types of tea and you could have a different one for every different meal you eat! I love the reviews, they are honest and I take them all to heart.

AmazonV

I know i’m vicious, vicious! call me the queen of the picky eaters, well steepers

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50

Steep Information:
Amount: 2 tsp (plastic lunch spoon)
Water: ~12 ounces hot spigot water
Tool: kati loose tea system
Steep Time: a little over 3 minutes (using Steep.It)
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: sweet toffee
Steeped Tea Smell: black tea, toffee
Flavor: astringent, bitter, black tea
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: toffee, astringent, bitter
Liquor: dark orange-brown

I won these teas in a contest that was run by Dan on Steepster that was great fun, and got me tea prizes! Dan will be running the contest monthly, so keep an eye out!

I am playing a game with the samples. This was a roll of “1” for morning (black) teas.

Post-Steep Additives: 1 packet of white sugar
sweeter, less bitter, more toffee in the sip and after

Resteep: 3 min, 12 ounces, 2 packets of sugar

Meh, I don’t love it, I don’t hate it

Images: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/06/georgia-tea-company-loose-leaf-black_17.html

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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85

Another one of my winnings from the first/last Georgia Tea Company Trivia Game here on Steepster! Woot!!! This is a wonderful morning cup! Bold and Full. Malty! YUM!

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79

This smells herbally. I can smell the orange too tho!

This is sweet and floral and herbal and citrusy and almost plant-like but in a good way.
Very interesting, very different. Tastes good tho! I would drink again!

Daniel Mann - Georgia Tea Co.

It’s a green and red rooibos mix and also has cactus blossoms in it!

TeaEqualsBliss

I must say I am digging the red and green together in this and in some others I have had!!

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85

Forgot to log earlier today! Was great! Upped rating! SIPDOWN o’ the day!

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85

I was happy to revisit this one today! Nice medium strength black. A good Black Tea Staple, even!

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85

I won this tea from the first/last Georgia Tea Company TRIVIA which Daniel said he was going to hold once a month! This is such a great idea! Sooooo FUN!!!

This doesn’t have a very strong aroma but it ‘brews’ dark! This is a medium to medium-strong black tea that is a great go-to black tea for any time of day! A great addition to any black tea lovers cabinet!

JonTea

I remember this trivia :P

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69

Steep Information:
Amount: 3 tsp
Water: 12 ounces hot spigot water
Tool: kati loose tea system
Steep Time: a lot over 5 minutes, I lost track of time
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: chocolaty, sweet, woody
Steeped Tea Smell: coffee, caramel, chocolate
Flavor: sweet, rooibos, hints of caramel, hints of coffee
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: coffee
Liquor: dark opaque red-brown

I won these teas in a contest that was run by Dan on Steepster that was great fun, and got me tea prizes! Dan will be running the contest monthly, so keep an eye out!

I find the labels on the tea samples to be perfect, they include the company name, tea name, tea type, and steeping directions.

I am playing a game with the samples, based on Rabs Geek Pride Day Giveaway, this was #4

It’s a very nice coffee flavored, caffeine free drink, I’m really enjoying this!

Post-Steep Additives: 1 packet white sugar
much more caramel than coffee now

An excellent dessert tea!

Images: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/06/georgia-tea-company-loose-leaf-rooibos_15.html

Preparation
8 min or more
Rabs

Squee! So happy that you’re having fun :) I’m also especially honored that you posted my rules on your blog ::beams with pride::

AmazonV

Just trying to spread the geeky love miss DM :)

mpierce87

This sounds really good!

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75

Resteep Information:
Steep Time: a little over 3 minutes (timed with Steep.It
Additives: 1 packet white sugar
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: sweet, black tea
Steeped Tea Smell: sweet black tea
Flavor: sweet black tea, touch astringent
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: slightly bitter, candied pineapple
Liquor: dark opaque orange-brown

It resteeped well, in fact I would have believed it was a less full bodied teas’ first steep.

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75

Steep Information:
Amount: 2 tsp (plastic lunch spoon not measuring spoon)
Water: ~12 ounces hot spigot water
Tool: kati loose tea system (my Review here.)
Steep Time: a little over 3 minutes (timed with Steep.It
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: sweet, black tea
Steeped Tea Smell: sweet black tea
Flavor: sweet black tea, touch astringent
Body: Full
Aftertaste: slightly bitter
Liquor: dark opaque orange-brown

I won these teas in a contest that was run by Dan on Steepster that was great fun, and got me tea prizes! Dan will be running the contest monthly, so keep an eye out!

I find the labels on the tea samples to be perfect, they include the company name, tea name, tea type, and steeping directions. I have been informed that the samples that you buy on the web site, or any teas purchased on the site, will come in food safe, plastic lined, kraft bags which keep light out and keep the tea fresh for about 4-5 months. Tea is best stored in tins which are not clear and air tight, since light activates the steeping process and moisture as well. The sample bags I received were about 2-3 cups each, where purchased samples are larger.

Post-Steep Additives: 1 packet white sugar
Now I get an aftertaste of dried pineapple snacks

I am not in love with this cup, sadly I now expect teas to dance and sing before I wow them, but I am enjoying it, and can hear the beach lapping in the back of my mind with a nice cool breeze.

Images: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/06/georgia-tea-company-loose-leaf-black_15.html

I gave the rest to a co-worker who also enjoys tea to try – I’m sharing the bounty! There was enough for another cup or two

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec
TeaParT

What I really like about this review is that you’ve taken the responsibility of winning seriously! You are setting a good example for all of us. Just let me say thanks from your Steepster community.

TeaEqualsBliss

It WAS great fun! And you kicked arse, AmazonV!

gmathis

Sounds like it’d be yummy on ice.

AmazonV

@TeaParT thanks – I figured Dan was nice enough to have the contest and I won the teas I might as well try and let everyone know all about them before he runs the next contest do they have a better chance of picking out teas for their winnings :)

I can’t wait for the next contest! (even w/out free tea it was fun)

AmazonV

@TeaEqualsBliss I hope your internet connection behaves next time! thanks :) i think we were all twitchy and afraid to blink ;)

AmazonV

@gmathis ooo good point cold brew would probably work very well, but i am sharing the tea love and it’s already gone on my co-worker :( (plus i have no refrigerator or ice at work)

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50

Resteep Information:
Amount: 3 tsp
Water: ~12 ounces hot spigot water
Tool: kati loose tea system (my Review here.)
Steep Time: a lot over 10 minutes (Steep.It)
Served: Hot

I didn’t expect it to resteep well, as it was a rooibos, it surprised me by being a nice vanilla woody tea on the second, although a very long, steep.

I think I like the second steep more, less nutty.

Preparation
8 min or more

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50

Steep Information:
Amount: 3 tsp
Water: ~12 ounces hot spigot water
Tool: kati loose tea system (my Review here.)
Steep Time: a little over 6 minutes (Steep.It)
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: sweet, rum, vanilla
Steeped Tea Smell: citrus, woody, almond, sweet, hint of vanilla
Flavor: woody, nutty
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: hint of vanilla
Liquor: deep opaque orange-brown

I won these teas in a contest that was run by Dan on Steepster that was great fun, and got me tea prizes! Dan will be running the contest monthly, so keep an eye out!

I find the labels on the tea samples to be perfect, they include the company name, tea name, tea type, and steeping directions. I have been informed that the samples that you buy on the web site, or any teas purchased on the site, will come in food safe, plastic lined, kraft bags which keep light out and keep the tea fresh for about 4-5 months. Tea is best stored in tins which are not clear and air tight, since light activates the steeping process and moisture as well. The sample bags I received were about 2-3 cups each, where purchased samples are larger.

It’s not a very exciting tea, it’s more a nice soothing cup.

I gave the rest of the sample to my boss since he loved the smell of it.

Images: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/06/georgia-tea-company-loose-leaf-rooibos.html

Preparation
6 min, 0 sec

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77

Steep Information:
Amount: 2 tsp
Water: ~12 ounces hot water spigot
Tool: kati loose tea system
Steep Time: a little over 3 minutes (using Steep.It)
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: CINNAMON, strong, and mouth watering
Steeped Tea Smell: cinnamon bark
Flavor: smooth, cinnamon bark, black tea
Body: Full
Aftertaste: cinnamon bark
Liquor: dark reddish-brown

I am playing a game with the samples, i rolled a 5, see this post for details.

Post-Steep Additives: stick of honey, sweeter more candy cinnamon.

images: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/06/georgia-tea-company-loose-leaf-black_24.html

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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77

Resteep Information:
Amount: 2 tsp (the plastic spoon I was eating my lunch with)
Water: ~12 oz hot spigot water
Tool: kati loose tea system (my Review here.)
Steep Time: a lot over 3 minutes (using Steep.It)
Served: Hot

At 3 minutes it was weak, I left it sit and lost track of how much longer it sat, but it finally reached a good medium bodied strength. I added 1 packet of white sugar and it was a less intense cinnamon black tea than the first steep.

I did not try for a third steep as I wanted to try something new.

Images: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/06/georgia-tea-company-loose-leaf-black_14.html

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77

Steep Information:
Amount: 2 tsp (the plastic spoon I was eating my lunch with)
Water: ~12 oz hot spigot water
Tool: kati loose tea system (my Review here.)
Steep Time: a little over 3 minutes (using Steep.It)
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: CINNAMON delicious cinnamon bark, like the cinnamon brooms at cracker barrel
Steeped Tea Smell: light cinnamon bark
Flavor: black tea and cinnamon bark, not cinnamon candies but the real spice, astringent
Body: Full
Aftertaste: warm, cinnamon, bark, a bit astringent
Liquor: dark brown

I won these teas in a contest that was run by Dan on Steepster that was great fun, and got me tea prizes! Dan will be running the contest monthly, so keep an eye out!

I find the labels on the tea samples to be perfect, they include the company name, tea name, tea type, and steeping directions. They are in clear ziplock bags so don’t buy them and expect to keep them around for a long time, teas should be stored in tins (air tight and no light) for long term storage.

So far the only flaw I have found thus far is no clear list of ingredients.

I could smell this one strongly when I opened the box, and since I love cinnamon I decided to make this my first sample to try, and had it at work with my lunch.

This is a down and dirty test, hot spigot water from the water fountain, steeping time using online timers, measuring spoon that is a plastic lunch spoon. For all the abuse the tea turned out well. I think nex time I will add a touch of sweetener and cream after a few more sips to tamper the astringency.

It can’t compare to my love of Harney & Sons cinnamon black, but for those less sugar and candy inclined (did you think H&S was too sweet?) this would be the cinnamon tea for you.

Images: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/06/georgia-tea-company-loose-leaf-black.html

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec
TeaParT

Good comment about the label. Last week I went to a new tea shop and when I got home I realized the bag only included the tea name – no shop info and no description. We need that information when we add the tea to our cupboard.

Daniel Mann - Georgia Tea Co.

Hey, good review!

I only sent the tea samples in plastic ziplock bags for the small samples that people won in the contest. The samples that you buy on the web site, or any teas purchased on the site, will come in food safe, plastic lined, kraft bags which keep light out and keep the tea fresh for about 4-5 months. Tea is best stored in tins which are not clear and air tight, since light activates the steeping process and moisture as well. For for two cup sample bags, I’m not too worried, just store them in a cupboard and that will keep the light off of them. :)

AmazonV

@Dan I’m not worried at all, they’re going to be gone quick quick! I’ll make sure to do an update that ones you purchase aren’t in clear baggies on my blog, thanks for letting me know (i honestly don’t mind, i have boxes for baggies)

AmazonV

@TeaParT aww that’s annoying :( usualy i get store and tea name, when i lack tea type / ingredients i also get frustrated trying to add it to my cupboard

Daniel Mann - Georgia Tea Co.

Thanks AmazonV! One of the biggest challenges I’m facing is the production costs of labels. The labels I use now I print myself to save money. I buy the labels from Staples but I have to print custom labels everytime I get an order. The teashop I use to work for years ago, had custom labels produced through a company by the thousands and I guess it worked out nice, but it was a generic label and they still had to print a special sticker for every different kind of tea. And when you have over 115 teas, having multiply labels on each bag on each different type of tea gets costly real quick. I hope to figure out a way to include the ingredients on the bag too somehow, but for the meantime I guess people can look at the web site for ingredients. As far as this tea goes, a lot of the flavored black teas don’t have ingredient listings because they are what they say they are. This tea just has a plain black tea from china and cinnamon pieces.

AmazonV

I’m an ingredients nuts because I have so many friends with allergies / vegan / whatever – for me i just want it on the website (pst the cinnamon black doesn’t have black tea, cinnamon pieces listed) – sort of like if you get the mini fun sized candies they say go to website for nutritional info

the problem is when things not mentioned in the title hide in there (for example the necessiteas i think has mint in the root beer tea – and no way you could know that until you drink some)

Daniel Mann - Georgia Tea Co.

I wasn’t too worried about allergies, since if your allergic to black tea or cinnamon, it’s quite obvious you shouldn’t drink a black tea with cinnamon in it. The description on my web site says, “A black tea with cinnamon flavoring.” But I will add that it’s not just ‘cinnamon flavoring’ but also that it contains, ‘cinnamon pieces.’ It’s so funny, years ago a lady came in my teashop and asked what the ingredients of one of my blends was, and I told her, “Rooibos, jasmine green tea and silver needle white tea.” and she said, “No, I want the INGREDIENTS. It’s so irresponsible of you not to list the ingredients of this tea!.” She started yelling at me, I thought I was going to have to ask her to leave. What she didn’t understand was, those ARE the ingredients. Rooibos is an herb from south africa, the green tea is just green tea leaves with jasmine on it and the silver needle is a white tea, there is nothing else to list, but she just couldn’t get past it, like I was leaving something mysterious how. Heh. But if there is everything anything in a tea, I will also list it in case someone has an allergy to it, especially nuts or dairy products.

I will continue to modify the descriptions of the teas on the web site to be more specific. I know on the herbal teas I’m very specific as to what’s in them, like Cold Chaser I list, “Ingredients: elderflowers, lime-tree blossoms, thyme, aniseed, fennel, rose hip peels, liquorice root, blackberry leaves, wild thyme, marigold blossoms.”

But typically on the flavored black teas, it’s understood that ‘Cinnamon Black’ contains cinnamon and black tea, or Pineapple Black contains pineapple pieces and black tea. But I will look over all my descriptions again so there is no confusion. Thanks again for the review!

AmazonV

Thank you for the tea, I can’t wait to pick one at work tomorrow! I’ve stashed them in my drawer much to my co-workers amusement. Sorry to be fussy but you’d be surprised at the difference between real cinnamon and artificial cinnamon flavoring (per allergies) luckily I’m merely allergic to lactose and red dye #40 so not too bad at all!

Daniel Mann - Georgia Tea Co.

I completely understand. My wife has a celery allergy. Can you believe that? I’ve never of anyone being allergic to celery. Heh. But just so you know, tea flavorings are not artificial. They come from essential tea oils used specifically for flavoring loose tea. Did you know that the flavor of your ‘flavored’ teas rarely ever comes from what you see. Take a Pineapple Black tea for instance. Although you see big chunks of pineapples in the tea, the pineapple flavor you taste and smell comes from specially made tea oil extracts which are used in flavoring tea. The reason this must be done is, if you simply threw some dried pineapple pieces in a pound of black tea, you simply wouldn’t taste it. There isn’t enough flavor in these pineapple pieces and for the amount of time that tea is steeped, there simply isn’t enough time to pull out any significant flavor from the dried fruits. They are for looks so that people will think the flavor is coming from them. The extracts are Pure and are almost always organic. They are not sweetened either. The tea oils are very potent and it only takes two drops to flavor 8 oz of tea. After the oils are sprayed and mixed into the tea, they are sealed for at least 24 hours and allowed to dry before packaging in bulk to sell to retail tea companies. So the next time you look in an Apple or Vanilla tea and see pieces of apple or vanilla and they taste like apple or vanilla, just remember, the flavor comes from essential oils! :)

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75
drank Divine Temple by Georgia Tea Company
361 tasting notes

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75
drank Divine Temple by Georgia Tea Company
361 tasting notes

I’ve been cold brewing this for well over 24 hours. I used up the last of the sample Daniel Mann sent me and used a scoop from the sample that Jessica sent me: woohoo!

It’s quite pleasant iced. I usually don’t remark on the color of the liquid tea — I generally appreciate it, but I have a limited color vocabulary (my reviews would contain a lot of “brownish” and “light brownish” descriptors if I tried). That said I have to remark that this looks like lemonade. I can’t recall a more yellow cup. It still comes across as a fruit-tea cocktail. Maybe more on the tea side. I’m having trouble even sort of describing this (sorry!). There’s a teeny-tiny bit of plant-like bitterness. I’m thinking that this is another tea that would benefit by being a hot brewed iced tea. NE

Preparation
Iced

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