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Georgia Tea Company

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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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85

I had a mutant form of this tea today since I think I was delusional overly optimistic about having enough sample left for my JOEmo. So I ended up trying a mix of 1/2 tsp Earl Grey Cream and 1/2 tsp Colonille by SeredipiTEA (courtesy of JacquelineM). Eh, it was okay but I felt that the combo wasn’t the best for either tea. It ended up being a mellow vanilla black tea.

But I am not upset! Why is Rabs not upset that she’s out of her precious Earl Grey Cream? It’s because the super-awesome Daniel Mann made this tea available online for me!!!!! Hooray! Huzzah! Yippee! Even though my car problems seem to be getting more dire I still shall order this. I’ll have to refrain from going too nuts on ordering this evening due to money constraints, but by golly Rabs needs her nummy tea! Today’s version was a solid NE.

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 8 min or more
Daniel Mann - Georgia Tea Co.

Well, to help you out since your car died, how about using coupon code ‘steepster’ when checking out and get 10% off your entire order?

Rabs

Aww — Daniel! Now I’m all misty-eyed (it’s allegies I tell ya — allergies!). Thank you so very much. You’d pretty much made me a loyal customer, but lordy, now you’ve got one outspokenly loyal customer on your hands :)

Thank you again!

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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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85

This tea was my moment of zen in my craptacular day. I think that I look at is as more of a desert tea than an Earl Grey.

I have enough of my sample left for one more JOEmo thermos-full. This gives me stress.

Will this tea be available to order soon? I can has yummy tea?

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 8 min or more
Daniel Mann - Georgia Tea Co.

I added it to the web site…just for you! Heh.

Rabs

Eeeeeeee!!!!! ::’splodes::

Thank you so very much! Hopefully today I’ll find out how much my car repair is gonna cost which will affect the qty of tea that I get for this first order. Earl Grey Cream shall be purchased no matter what. Thank you!!!!!

Rabs

I was actually gonna PM you later today to see if there was any way I could get my little hands on some of this — you rock! :D

Daniel Mann - Georgia Tea Co.

yay! Car trouble? That’s no good, what’s wrong with your car?

Rabs

They think that it’s the computer. Effin’ car computers. I had to total my last car because the computer shorted out. I spent a chunk of money at one place to find out today that they’re not sure what’s wrong so it needs to be towed to the dealership. ::facepalm::

Daniel Mann - Georgia Tea Co.

You can get a car computer for about $30 in a junk yard or pullapart place for your same make and model and just replace it, why all the trouble i wonder? Seems like a crappy mechanic. What kind of car is it?

Rabs

It’s a Toyota Matrix (one of the few that weren’t recalled). I had gone with Toyota because before the massive recall they were considered one of the most dependable car manufacturers. And since I had such a nightmare with Volkswagon (utter, horribly mind-blowing nightmare) I wanted something that would last for years and years. I miss my first car (a Honda) that was fine for over a decade — never broke down once while I owned it.

Daniel Mann - Georgia Tea Co.

Yeah, that’s pretty much right. VW’s have a lot of mechanical problems. My brother has owned three and all three broke down on him all the time. I have a honda accord and it has 250,000 miles on it and has never had a major mechanical problem. Toyota’s use to be great about as reliable as a honda, but obviously there reliability has come down quite a bit.

I wish you luck on the car, hopefully it won’t be too much.

Rabs

And VWs are crazy-expensive to have any work done ($80 charge for each thing that they look at) and when my VW died the dealership refused to look at it since it was over a decade old (we’re talking by a month). That’s what I call standing by your product :P

I’m praying that it’s covered under warranty. ::crosses fingers, toes, and eyes::

And thanks for the well wishes and the sweet discount!

Daniel Mann - Georgia Tea Co.

Heh, that’s horrible service! I’m sure it will work out well. If it’s the computer, certainly it should be covered under the warranty.

__Morgana__

Ugh, sorry for the car troubles, Rabs!

Rabs

Thank you! Fortunately my folks are able to help me out (and I get to drive my dad’s “midlife crisis car” which is a lot of fun).

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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

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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86

This is my last cup of this. I’m gonna miss you pom fruit.

Today I am tasting an orange flavor along with the raspberry and vanilla flavors.

Update – and OMG, I just got the twizzler scent that Rabs mentioned. Yep, totally twizzlers.

Rabs

Hooray! I’m not totally crazy :D

Daniel Mann - Georgia Tea Co.

Haha, never thought of twizzlers, that’s great.

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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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90

I finally had this tea properly brewed and was very happy with the results. The mentholness is just hinted at in the smell and is nowhere in the taste. Instead there is quite a bit of floral coming through that hadn’t before. I don’t know if this is a result of scooping out a different amount of jasmine pearls or what, but me likey. The Cancer Fighting Lavender is still my favorite, but I’ve bumped this one up from a 75. NE

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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85

Iced – This tea makes an excellent iced tea. I’ve tried many different teas as iced tea over the last month and I had started to think that I just hated any iced tea but plain black. This tea is better than plain black. It’s yummy. I don’t get blackberry from it when it’s iced though… strangely it tastes like blueberry tea when iced. I don’t mind that at all. I think I am definitely going to order some of this one for summer.

Also, I cold brewed this forever because I just kept not getting around to straining it. We’ve had a high of 45 here this weekend, so iced tea was not on my mind. I think this cold brewed for at least a day and a half. It still tasted great.

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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75
drank Divine Temple by Georgia Tea Company
356 tasting notes

I have both Daniel Mann and Jessica to thank for samples of this. Due to Jessica’s generosity I will be able to try this as a cold-brewed iced tea and that prospect quite excites me.

I hadn’t looked up this tea prior to drinking it, but I could tell that it was quite a mixture of both teas and fruit both visually and fragrance-wise. Little did I know how extensive the ingredient list was — it’s very very extensive. I’m quite impressed with how well Georgia Tea Company pulls this off. With that many ingredients I would think that this tea would be a trainwreck. But it’s not. The different teas blend up into a very unique taste. I can’t really pick out the individual fruits — it’s more like a liquid fruit salad. It reminds me of something, but for the life of me I can’t figure out what it is. Overall it’s quite refreshing.

I’m thinking that if no other tea company has coined this term, then GTC should market some of these teas (like this and Pomegranate Fruit) as “confettea.” I’m still leaning toward the Cancer Fighting Lavendar tea as my “confettea” of choice, but I’m quite curious to see how this tea’s taste will morph as a cold brew. NE

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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91

Backlogging…still smells awesome…a tad semi-bitter but in a good way…

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85

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85

I’m not sure why I’ve waited so long to taste this one because it’s pretty good. The smell of the leaves is grape jelly. Once brewed, the smell is of black tea with a little berry fruitiness. The taste is yummy… a nice mellow black tea followed by the grape jelly flavor and then… wait for it… ah, there… the blackberry. You’ll definitely want a little sweetener in here, but of course you’d sweeten your blackberries too, right?

I think this will make a great iced tea and I’ve got a glass of it cold brewing in the fridge (with bottled water this time – in case you didn’t see it the other day, our water is contaminated due to local flooding and lots of cows).

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 30 sec
TeaEqualsBliss

The tea…NOT the flooding…

Kristin

Our house is luckily at least 3 blocks from the river that’s flooding (too much snow melt, too fast) so we are dry. Just the city water is bad. They think a pipe got damaged somewhere. Should be better any day now… water smells like bleach at the moment.

Auggy

Grape jelly tea sounds inordinately intriguing!

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85

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85

This has become my first ever “go to” tea when it comes to the tea I drink for commutes and throughout my workday. Today I’m tasting more of the tea and it’s still wonderful. It’s just a giant-thermos-o-soothing.

::contented sigh::

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 8 min or more

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67
drank Orange Oolong by Georgia Tea Company
356 tasting notes

Eh, there’s nothing the matter with this tea. It’s orangey and oolongey, it gets a smiley face, but… It’s nice and orangey — smells fresh and good. The oolong seems more earthy. It’s a good balance. I had three nice steeps (adding a minute per steep). I guess that for the most part I’m not a huge fan of flavors added to oolongs. I just want amazing oolongs that show off all by themselves. I’ll happily finish off the generous sample that Daniel Mann sent me when I feel like having a fruity tea, but it won’t be on my reorder list. NE

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Daniel Mann - Georgia Tea Co.

Did I send you some Ti Kwan Yin? You might like that better. I have to remember to send you some.

Angrboda

Orange oolong. A darker type oolong, I assume. That’s interesting. It sort of gives me mental images of orange chocolate. I can totally see that working well together. I’ve got half a sample left of a lemon oolong (green type) from Nothing But Tea that I thought was so awesome that I can’t make myself use the other half. Because then it would be gone.

Rabs

@Daniel: you did not, but I’ll order a sample when I place my first order with you — you’re just too generous ;)
@Angrboda: I’d almost say it was Wuyi from the taste. Reminds me a lot of Tea Etc’s Orange U Slim, but I think that I like GTC’s better. Both are yummy in their own ways — I just haven’t found a flavored oolong that makes me go “OM NOM NOM!” yet. :)

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92

Oh yes — this is even nummy in my JOEmo mug. It’s brightening a quasi-dreary day :)

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 8 min or more

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85

It was the first day of our Summer Reading Program at the library, so I needed something both yummy and sanity-saving. Earl Grey Cream to the rescue! I now know the secret ingredient (mwahahaaaa!) and I have to say that it truly is the right amount for optimum numminess. I’m dying for another Steepsterite to try this and put in their 2 cents. I’m also dying for Daniel to make this available for sale (hint-hint), because I’m not going to place my order until this is available ;) Bumping the rating up by a point! TG

I also have found the right equation for my JOEmo thermos:
1 tsp and 165 degrees.

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 8 min or more

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92

What an amazingly nice surprise! I knew that I wanted something with caffeine this evening, and preferably something from Georgiea Tea Company (I want to place an order soon, so I need to try all my samples STAT!). This one was labeled “oolong” so I went with it. Mmmmm…oolong… I thought I recalled that TeaEqualsBliss had reviewed this positively, but part of me still went “erm, anything named ‘weight loss’ isn’t going to taste too nummy.” For once I love being wrong.

The leaves (both dry and wet) smelled…planty? I couldn’t even say. I noticed some things non-plantlike in the mix, but couldn’t identify what the little nuggets were. I forgot about the nuggets until I finally looked this tea up on my second steep.

The taste? I don’t know if I can do this justice. What I kept thinking as I drank my first cup was “this is like drinking the happiest plant on the planet!” It’s like a subtly sweet plant — perfectly delightful. Happy plant = happy tea = happy me

The second steep is just as great (added a minute). I finally broke down and looked this tea up and saw there was green tea along with oolong, mango, and papaya. I can hardly believe it! I also read TEB’s note and have to completely agree with her. This tea is greater than its parts — it’s beautifully blended. This is going on my “must buy” list. TG

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec
TeaEqualsBliss

Woot! Woot!!! :P

Ewa

oh man, oh man. you guys are making me really excited about this company :D

TeaEqualsBliss

It’s a GREAT Company!!!

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99

NOM! There’s just something wonderful about starting a grey drizzly day with a fantastic smoky tea. This is the last pot of Georgia Tea Company’s smoky teas (I have enought LS for a travel mug) until I place an order ::sniffles:: TG

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

I think that you and I both have the Lapsang Souchong bug. I think you read my note on my outrage that I got one without any taste at all (from The Tea Farm) but most of them are very good. Adagio has a good one and so does Leland—I don’t know if I reviewed them.

Rabs

Oh, I definitely and most delightedly have the bug. My first Lapsang Souchong was from Adagio. At the time I thought that I’d only want LSes on rare occassions since it was sooo intense. Now most mornings I reach for them first! I need to check out Leland’s.

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Usually when I receive samples it’s the Lapsang Souchongs and other smokey teas that I usually separate from the rest of the teas. With the Georgia Tea Company samples it was this tea that I immediately separated from the rest. This puppy is fra-grant! This is also the most confetti-like tisane that I’ve ever seen. I had a moment of panic when I scooped the tea thinking that a metal shaving had somehow gotten into the mix! But no — it’s some sort of uber-shiney petal. And I agree with Kristin that it looks like there are carrots in there.

The smell? It really reminds me of Twizzlers. Strange, but true! The taste is like a healthy, more tart version of Twizzlers. I think that the tartness would probably fade with some sort of additive (like Kristin did with the agave nectar). I also think that this could be amazing iced. I’ve never been a big fan of fruit tisanes, but this was a pleasant surprise. NE

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 5 min, 0 sec
Daniel Mann - Georgia Tea Co.

That’s one of our new teas. It’s meant to be iced, I sold it years ago and it did pretty well in the summer. :) Carrots are in it, by the way.

Rabs

It’s good to know that it’s supposed to be iced! I think that the fact that it could be drank hot and still enjoyed is an excellent sign of a good iced tea :)

Kristin

Ooo, I might just have enough left for one glass of iced tea.

Daniel Mann - Georgia Tea Co.

Yes, sorry, I will definitely mention that when I put it up for sale, plus all the ingredients.

Kristin

It’s in the fridge and ready to drink, so I’ll get a taste of it iced later today. We are gonna hit 79 today (that’ HOT for us); a good day for iced tea.

Rabs

OooOOooo! I can’t wait to see what you think! :D

Kristin

well, I made the iced tea, but then had to throw it out today. My town just went on a boil water order. We’ve been having flooding from snow melt runoff. Didn’t want to risk the contamination. http://www.parkrecord.com/newsupdates/ci_15260526

Daniel Mann - Georgia Tea Co.

I updated this teas info to include the ingredients.

Daniel Mann - Georgia Tea Co.

Btw, teh shiny petal you found is a cornflower blossom. Usually they are blue, some the tips can be shiny silver.

Daniel Mann - Georgia Tea Co.

I just realized I bought a Pomegranate Pai Mu Tan and never even put it on my web site. No wonder I haven’t sold it yet…

Kristin

Daniel if you need anyone to taste that one, I’ll take that hit :). I’d also love to taste that Rooibos Rainbow. I still have 2 more to taste for you from my last batch… the water contamination has taken its toll on my tea drinking since we are using all bottled water (and lots of diet soda). Hopefully our water will be back to normal by tomorrow.

Rabs

Cornflower blossom! That’s beyond cool — I didn’t know that they could be that shiney. :)

TeaEqualsBliss

Daniel – I would be interested as well!

AmazonV

haha don’t bring up new tea here Dan, it’s like catnip everyone comes out and goes WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

Kristin

we can’t help it. :)

AmazonV

@kristin must try all teas! yup yup it’s a delicious impulse :)

Daniel Mann - Georgia Tea Co.

Haha, I love you guys.

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