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Georgia Tea Company

Recent Tasting Notes

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Tea #10 from the HHTTB

just when i was starting to think that ti kwan yin was always a safe bet. . .not the best one I’ve had. It has a strange almost unnatural fruity sweetness. Not much else to say except that this one is definitely going back in the box.

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

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51

Tea #12 from Another Traveling Tea Box

First off, I need to stop scorching my tongue on black tea. I think that’s the third time in so many weeks.

Secondly, I love love LOVE the name.

But I’m glad I tried this before I read the ingredients, because hibiscus and rosehips (especially together) make me so nervous. Luckily there was no hibiscus flavor to be found here! What I did find was a lightly pumpkin-ed spiced tea with some bright citrus notes. There’s a bitter note in each sip that does disappear after it’s swallowed, but I can’t say I care for it. I wish there was more pumpkin and less spice — this borders on (not super spicy) pumpkin chai levels.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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51

Several months back I broke my no sprinkles in my tea rule and bought this based on the name only. My All Hallows’ Eve tradition has always been to watch Rocky Horror Picture Show with a group of friends and if we could find it on the big screen, even better. I’m going to be missing out on that tradition this year, but I have it on DVD and fully plan on watching it after my son goes to bed. It probably isn’t appropriate for a 2 year old, I didn’t even see it for the first time till I was 5 or so (this is a pretty long tradition of mine, haven’t you noticed? I used to watch this every Halloween at my grandpa’s house.) Gah, I just did the math and that means I’ve seen this movie at least 25 times.

I didn’t end up loving this tea, in fact, I was disappointed that despite the description there was no pumpkin to be found. There were a number of flavors listed in the ingredients that didn’t really stand out to me. Most of what I tasted was cinnamon and spice with a bit of a bitter flavor at the end of each sip. I actually made this a few days ago, gave up on it almost immediately, and stuck it in the fridge. Several days later the flavors melded a bit and I enjoyed it more, but I still didn’t love it. In fact, the name is what I loved most about it.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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Tea #8 from Traveling Tea Box C

Holy bubblegum! This reminded me of unappealing cherry candy… and I LOVE cherries. The flavor is tastes artificial and has a strange aftertaste that lingers. The sencha base was a bit harsh, and I didn’t much enjoy it. While I’d never want to drink this again, I didn’t hate it enough to dump the cup, so it earns a few points for that.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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15

Eighth tea sampled from TTB -C

Back to really nasty tea experiences again. Not having a lot of luck with this box so far, but I’m having fun exploring new faces that I didn’t know i could make at my tea (^o^).

Oh wow, this tea is awful! cherry? where? its not even sweet imo. It doesn’t even taste like sencha or any green tea. The closest it comes to tasting like a green anything would be maybe, as shadowfall suggested, mowed grass with addition that it has been sitting in the mower bag for a few months getting musty and moldy.

I used 1tsp in an 8oz mug, steeped for 2.5 min at 170deg, so it can’t be that I over leafed or burnt it. . .

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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90

Backlog from Monday.

A sample from Queen of Tarts. This has got to be the nicest smelling fruit tea I’ve had in a good long time. Rather than tart hibiscus, I can actually smell sweet, fresh strawberries. This makes me hopeful that I’ll actually be able to taste strawberry…

I gave this about three minutes in boiling water. There were two foamy sugar drops in my sample, and I waited until they’d more or less dissolved. I’ve not seen this before, but it struck me as a pretty cute idea. I tried this with a little trepidation, as it smells so good. For once, though, the taste actually lives up to that. It’s like drinking strawberry Ribena, or something. It tastes beautifully of strong, juicy, strawberry, and there’s just the right amount of sweetness tempered by a slight background tartness. I can taste a slight spiciness, too (cinnamon/cardamom?), and a touch of orange.

As fruit teas go, this is definitely a great one. Love at first sip! Strawberry is the main flavour, but the other ingredients make it a little bit unique. Really, really nice.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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68

Sipdooooown! 128. Now I only have one more GTC tea to get through. A triumph! I’ve been cold brewing this one, and it was tolerable, but not great. Fakey flavoring on mediocre tea base, no thanks. I think I can say that I have certainly learned my lesson about ordering indiscriminantly from tea companies just because I get a deal.

Preparation
Iced
Tea Sipper

I think it is their packaging!

Dinosara

Yeah, that certainly doesn’t help the matter, but a lot of the teas I got from them just aren’t up to my now super exacting standards. :P

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56
drank Earl Grey Cream by Georgia Tea Company
4026 tasting notes

sipdown! another sample from terri. When i brewed this one up, i didn’t realise it had coconut in it. I’m not so much a fan of coconut, with a few exceptions. the result for me? a tea that really doesn’t taste like any other earl grey creams that i’ve tried (keep in mind they’re not my favourite blend of tea) and an overall not so pleasant experience. It’s not quite a “let me spit this out please” but i, who is not an earl grey lover, would rather drink any of the others i’ve tried previously than drink this one again. Plus the oily film makes me not love it anymore.

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61

sipdown! I needed something without caffeine just to change things up a bit. While this isn’t a bad fruity tea, it’s more a generic fruity like all those other fruity teas with hibiscus in it sort of fruity tea. sense make? :) It’s not a bad tea, but it’s not really a pomegranate tea. Oh well, still decent!

Terri HarpLady

I kept the rest of that from the HHTTB. Somewhere in my mind I thought this would make a coldbrew, mixed with some other flavors. I haven’t done anything with it yet, of course!

Sil

i think it would make a good cold brew….speaking of which, i totally put my sichuan caravan in cold water once i couldn’t drink anymore hot haha

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Tea #1 from Traveling Tea Box C.

I thought I’d give this a shot since I don’t have much experience with green teas other than I don’t like them in general. But maybe this would be one I’d like.
Brewed according to instructions on bag. I think it was like 3 or 4 min @ 180* or something similar.
This…I definitely didn’t like. It tasted like undercooked veggies, or mown grass, or something similar. The notes I took last night about it I didn’t really get into what sort of green it was, other than it was green mostly because I didn’t want to keep drinking it to figure it out. Lol. I didn’t get any sort of cherry out of this at all unfortunately. Even adding Truvia to it didn’t help. It just made it sweetened green water.
Maybe I didn’t brew it correctly. Or add enough leaf to get the cherry flavor or something. But mostly I think I’m just not a green tea person still. One day maybe, but certainly not now.

One thing to note – it completely contaminated my ingenuitea and my porcelain cup and made the next tea (Upton’s Vanilla Black) have that green veggie taste/smell. Mostly smell. I thought I’d scrubbed both my mug and steeper well enough, but apparently not. Lol. It took soaking it with baking soda, then scrubbing it again with soap after to finally get rid of the smell. Just thought I’d point that out incase someone else uses a plastic anything with this.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 30 sec
Short Sorceress

I probably should have put a warning label on this tea, feel free to add a label to the package. Personally, I thought this tea tasted like plastic and only put it in because I thought it might have just been me since I don’t care for sencha.

I used a combination of baking soda and vinegar (making a mini-volcano in the process) to clean my ingenuiTEA. Rinse and repeat a few times and it came clean.

Shelley_Lorraine

a warning label, haha, i might have to do that!

Shadowfall – please don’t consider this one representative of any sort of green tea. It’s an abomination! If this was the first green tea I ever had I would probably never ever drink a green tea again.

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77

Another triumphant sipdown, 143. I ordered this tea from Georgia Tea Company not for it’s purported “weight loss” properties, but because it was described as a green/oolong blend that was mango flavored. I hate it when a company names a tea something like “weight loss.” Why couldn’t you just call it Mango Papaya Oolong or something? There’s nothing more weight loss about this tea than any other green/oolong/fruit blend.

I have to admit I never tried this hot. And I didn’t try it for quite a while, just like the Sleepy Hollow Pumpkin Chai. But when I did cold steeped, I was very pleasantly surprised. You know, this is pretty tasty! The oolong seems like it is probably a generic formosa, which gives a slight toasted note, but not too much. The mango is light and fruity, but the flavoring is definitely subtle in a good way. By the end of my “sample” (large pouch), I actually took to liking this one so much that I would consider repurchasing for cold brews in the future. But right now I am basking in the glow of having finished off another old tea from my cupboard.

Preparation
Iced
Fjellrev

Sipping down a weight loss tea? Hold the phone, shouldn’t you have disappeared by now?

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54

I’ve had this tea for a while, although apparently not as long as I thought. I thought for sure at least two years, but it’s really more like a year and a half. I’ve never tried it because I wasn’t super impressed with most of the teas that I had ordered from Georgia Tea Company, and I had so many others to drink. But today I decided to go ahead and try it out. I am taking this tea with milk and sugar because I feel like most chais are better that way (they are a little overwhelming to me straight). I would assume that this is a re-sell of Culinary Teas’s tea of the same name.

Side note: I looked at my old order form for this company and was reminded how all of these at least 1oz bags of tea I got were supposed to be sample sizes that made 10 cups. On what planet?? When I was first starting out in the tea world I was excited by really large samples. Look at all this tea I’m getting for $2! But now they kind of annoy me. An ounce is not a sample. An ounce is actually a lot of tea to get through.

Anyway, this is less than inspiring. Perhaps it has lost a fair amount of luster due to age. It tastes spicy and a little dusty. No pumpkin. Not even any substantial black tea flavor, and I didn’t skimp on the leaf or steeping. It tastes thin and flat. I think I may just toss the pouch of this since I doubt I will convince myself to drink it again, and I wouldn’t want to send anyone an old, flavorless tea. Unexpected sipdown? 144.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Indigobloom

Hahah I feel the same way!! I even decline FREE tea if it’s in a large quantity. sometimes.

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