Georgia Tea Company

Recent Tasting Notes

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I’ll say it again, this tea is phenom. I will be buying more soon. Just drank some while watching Paranormal Witness. Figured it might be something that would keep me calm, since its green tea. Pretty wrong, but I’m still proud that I’ve found a show that can actually freak me out.

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Backlog:

I didn’t hate this … but I didn’t love it either. It was kind of just “meh” for me … I liked the notes of cardamom and licorice … but I found myself actually wishing that it would have something like rooibos or something to it … more of a base note that would support the spices and floral tones. And that’s not something I say often about a tisane … that I wish it had rooibos!

Overall – it was tasty, not bad … but it wasn’t something I’d jump up and down over either.

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87

Man. I know it’s supposed to be pineapple, papaya, and strawberry but this really really tastes like apricot with a mild dose of papaya to me. I smell strawberry too, which makes it weirder. This brewed up more green tea-esque, even as a green/black blend, at the temperature I used, with really faint veggie notes coming through and a lovely golden liquor. The black tea doesn’t add much for flavor, but does lend itself to smoothing the whole cup out. The fruit flavors here are really vibrant and the star of this cup, though.

It reminds me a lot of Della Terra’s Sunshine, though smoother and maybe a little less artificial. If I didn’t have so much tea right now, this would be an awesome addition to a summer iced tea repetoire.

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

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73
drank Snowflake by Georgia Tea Company
2229 tasting notes

Sipdown! 819. A big thanks to momo for this one :)

Although I caught a hint of soapiness from a couple teas I brewed up tonight, by the time I got to this one, at least, it was gone, and what was left was a fairly pleasant coconut black with a hint of nuttiness. It was rather weak, however, but I think that the cause of that was either tea age, or perhaps understeeping, as I only steeped for 2 min, as I’ve tended to do with most “unknown” black teas lately (e.g. flavoured blacks where I don’t have reliable other recommendations, such as Butiki/Verdant).

Anyhow, I’d happily drink this in the future! Not a bad tea at all. It would probably be one to compare to Della Terra’s Chocolate Almond Coconut (which I also found to be weak, hmmm), or possibly H&S’s SoHo Blend… which is also kind of weak. Maybe it’s just the flavour combo! I think SoHo had the most chocolate flavouring… but come to think of it, I’m pretty sure that chocolate wasn’t an ingredient in here. Oops :D

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec

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100

Was drinking this tea with my boyfriend today while we were packing to move. What a wonderful tea! Tried it both iced and hot, each was delicious! I took advantage of the $30 for $15 sale and bought 5 different teas, but I haven’t even tried the others yet, because this one is so amazing!

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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30

So I open this sample, and there’s almonds mixed in….Almonds! There wasn’t any sort of indication that there’d be almonds in this tea. Unfortunately I’m mildly allergic to almonds (among other nuts), so I spent a bit of time sifting through and picking out all the almonds from the tea. I probably should’ve waited until after I had tasted it, but to me, a straight vanilla tea shouldn’t have almonds in it. /shrug/
It especially should’ve been listed as an ingredient in the tea on the website! I wouldn’t’ve ordered it if I had know. But I have it here so I figure I’d try it.
So after all that, I think I’ve decided that I’m not a fan of straight rooibos. Lol. It’s alright in a blend in small amounts I guess, but straight out it’s got a…strange taste to me. Kinda minty-ish in a medicinal way. In this tea, you can smell the vanilla, and taste it in the brew, but I just couldn’t get past that faint mint-ish taste to it.
Definitely not for me.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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76

Yet again my Georgia Tea Company order has not let me down. This is a great example of how to properly include hibiscus in a blend. It remains in the background adding just a hint of tartness and doesn’t completely take over, letting the raspberry and mint shine. This is a little tart, a little fruity, and a little minty and really has a great balance to it. I didn’t sweeten it, but I could see this working well sweetened and iced. This really is a great summer time drink.

Added bonus: My toddler loved it, he snatched my 16oz travel mug off of the table while I wasn’t looking and finished it in seconds.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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81

So I decided to do another tea drinking marathon. This was first up. And it’s not to bad. It’s a pretty standard black tea with pineapple flavor. Got a giant chunk of dried pineapple when measuring out a cup’s worth.
Tried it plain and you couldn’t really taste too much of the pineapple. Decided to try a bit of brown sugar in this instead of my usual truvia. Next time I might try the truvia, but I really liked it with the brown sugar. The pineapple came out nicely, though for a pineapple tea I wish it would’ve been a bit stronger. It’s just very subtle and tasty. The black base is also pretty nice by not being too bitter or overly astringent for me. I want to say it’s a Ceylon base, but I’m not entirely certain so correct me if I’m wrong. The dry leaves are a curled like little balls if that helps. Lol.
I’m not sure this would make a good iced tea. I have a feeling it might turn bitter and the pineapple wouldn’t really come through very well.
Overall (yes I like saying that. XD) I’d reorder this unless I find another pineapple black tea that I like better.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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85

Second mini sipdown of the day. Green/Black tea mix which I had high hopes for since I’m always on the lookout for a green tea I’d enjoy. Granted this is a mix, but I figure small steps.
It’s got a very fruity smell dry (yes I know I say this alot, but it’s all I know. Lol). Brewed the leaves keeps their tasty smell with just a hint of what I’m guessing is the green tea. And the tea smells like pineapple papaya goodness. Drinking this unsweetened I wasn’t too impressed so I added a bit of truvia and it made the fruit pop. Definitely get the pineapple with a hint of papaya but no strawberry that I can tell. Also I don’t notice the green tea that much if at all more than support to everything else. The same could be said of the black tea whatever this base is. Astringency isn’t too bad overall, though it’s noticeable enough.
Might try this iced to see how the fruit holds up. Possibly cold brew it just because.
When I get the rest of my stash down, I’d definitely consider reordering this one.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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Hmmm… I’m not really sure what to say about this one. I don’t really care for the smell and in trying to pinpoint why I took another look at the ingredients. I need to pay closer attention to what I order because this has sage in it and I absolutely hate sage in anything other than the stuffing/dressing that goes with my Thanksgiving turkey. I’m pretty sure when I ordered it I saw that it had rose petals and that’s what snared me. I’m such a sucker for rose anything.

I didn’t dislike this as much as I thought that I would and that surprised me since it also contains lemon and I could really do without lemon in my tea. This has a nice balance to it and you can really taste the sage, rosemary, and lemon. What I’m not really tasting, at least while it is hot, is the rose. This really isn’t a bad blend, but it certainly isn’t to my tastes.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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93

When I opened the bag I was immediately hooked, this tea smells just like an almond cookie. The almond comes through immediately as does the sencha, but the sencha remains in the background where it should be in this blend. The coconut rasps brings a nice sweetness to the mix giving it a creamy sort of flavor.

The second steep lost some of the almond scent, but it wasn’t any less delecious. I did try my second steep sweetened, but it really didn’t need it.

I have several almond cookie teas all of which are black, this one made me realize what was missing the entire time with those others. The base should have been green, it just works so much better and doesn’t compete with the almond flavor. With a green base the almond really gets a chance to shine.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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56

I made a decision when I woke up today that I was going to break into my green teas. I’ve ordered so many of them lately, but just haven’t been in the mood for them. My recent order from Georgia Tea Company was sitting unopened on the table so I thought I would start with those. I only ordered sample sizes and I have to say they were quite generous portions, but I wish they were packaged differently. They arrived in cute fold over paper bags which stacked well in the shipping box, then the samples were packaged in plastic that I had to cut open. I don’t mind the plastic since I put all of my tea in tins, but I wish they were in resealable bags. They were also lacking brewing temperature on the packaging, I didn’t see it listed on the website either so I just went with my standard green tea temp.

This is quite heavy on the cherry flavor and very sweet, you defiately don’t need to add any form of sweetner to this one. Since it was 53 when I woke up I decided it was a hot tea day, a rare occurrence this time of year, but I think this would be really good iced. If it ever decides to warm up again I’ll make a batch.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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I find that the more I drink this the less I actually like it. I didn’t notice it the other day because my head was all stuffy, but this has a funny sort of aftertaste to it that I just can’t get past. It’s a cross between plastic and something else, but I can’t quite put my finger on it, but it bothers me enough that I decided to change my rating.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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I read the reviews before I tried this and was horrified at the mention of hibiscus. Its one of my least favorite tea additives. Luckily I don’t even notice it in the cup I’m drinking at the moment. This is like a warm pumpkin chai with a nice subtle pumpkin. Definitly a fan of more then just the name.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 45 sec

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Roobios is hit or miss for me. Some days I love the stuff and others I can’t get past the ‘mulchy’ flavor and scent. Luckily tonight is a night where I can enjoy it. I was looking forward to a nice calming cup since I had a rather eventful night (mostly positive, minus that kind policeman who pulled us over in a speed trap.). This tea really hit the spot. The almond smell is definitly there, and I absolutely adore the addition of the sprinkles. I think things like this bring out the kid in me, in a really awesome way. The taste is all roobios, with a dash of almond on the back of my tongue. I love almond/amaretto flavors a lot, so this makes me happy.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 0 sec
CHAroma

Between my husband and I, we got 3 tickets in the past few weeks. Ugh.

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Whats funny is that my husband perpetually drives like he’s running from the mob. And the one time he legit just didn’t notice the speed limit had changed on the freeway (it was around 2am on the way home on a friday night, he’s not trying to get breath tested even if he hasn’t had anything boozy since 10) he got pulled over. The cop we had was actually really cool about it, and only wrote for 5 over when my husband was doing more like 20 over. But damn what kind of luck lol.

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Holy moly. This tea smells just Phenomenal. I had forgotten the mango/papaya flavors involved. This tea tastes…just amazing. It tastes like I wish working out felt. As someone who hates working out and is trying to lose weight, this is a lovely addition to make myself feel better. I’m realizing I really have come to adore Oolong teas as a whole. So glad I ordered this.

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Divine Temple from Georgia Tea Company tastes like a fine wine. This tea is scrumptious and truly divine. I love the mixture of white tea and sencha which I can detect from all the other various teas within this really cool blend. Oh and yes as the description states, you want to drink this in before taking your first sip. The aroma is just to die for. This is the kind of blend that I could see myself being buried with, surrounding me, tucking me into my hand built casket. Sorry the review was turning a little dark there, but in all seriousness, whoever created this blend really hit the nail on the head here. They must surely be very proud of themselves, then again, this is a really hard tea to top.

You know, Georgia Tea Company is quickly becoming one of my favorite tea vendors, they ship quickly, they have good email follow up to let you know when your order is received, and shipped, and they offer some really intensely good tea blends. Their prices are more than fair, and their shipping is not bad at all at just 4.50 per order or free shipping for orders over 50.00 USD.
TeaBrat

sounds lovely!

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Sipdown, 166. Backlog, cold brewed this sample from the traveling tea box.

I have had this tea once before hot, but I decided to grab this sample out of the tea box to cold brew because I love earl grey cream cold brews and I haven’t had one in forever. This was pretty good, though it did have some kind of off taste to it that got worse as it warmed up. I can’t really put my finger on it, but I wouldn’t necessarily go for this one again.

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87
drank Snowflake by Georgia Tea Company
807 tasting notes

Please check out my full review on http://sororiteasisters.com/ to be posted tonight at 6 central time. For now here are snippets:

Like a lot of tea drinkers I go through stages in what type of tea I crave. Lately I have been feeling put off by flavored teas, just wanting to enjoy unadulterated teas. After several failed attempts today at flavored teas I remembered my prized precious stash Georgia Tea Company teas. Snowflake from Georgia Tea Company is one of those flavored teas that I never tire of. As a matter of fact, I could select any of my Georgia Tea Company flavored teas and be in bliss. At this time I only have a few teas from them but I do intend to get more as I dwindle down my existing stash.

I love that Georgia Tea Company teas are heavily scented because not only does it add a lovely dimension to the sipping experience but it makes your home smell warm and welcoming as well. Put out the candles and put away your room spray, just steep some tea! While the tea is heavily scented it is not overly flavored. Georgia Tea Company does not smother their teas in artificial flavorings just to cover a bad base. I rather enjoy this simple yet flavorful black tea base used in this blend. Their green blends are even more amazing!

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83

SIPDOWN!

I’m going to combine my hot and cold drink experience into one here, because I forgot to post half yesterday

This tea is so pretty, with big chunks of strawberry and orange, and little meringue and other fruit bits. There’s also cardamom pods and cinnamon stick chinkies. And it smells diiiivine!

But holy tart, batman! It took a good dent in the head of my honey bear to make 16 oz of this drinkable without wincing. And even then I still left a good deal of tart.

Next, I cold steeped this overnight and it’s fruitier and slightly less tart this way. Still makes me pucker my face right up though. After I added some sugar, I found a really refreshing, tasty iced tea. I get more of the spice notes here and they add a good deal to an already nice fruity tea.

I don’t usually like adding this much sugar to my tea, however, so I’m not sure how I feel about it overall. It’s an insanely good iced tea, but I added probably a teaspoon of sugar for every 10oz of tea. Jury is still out on if I’ll buy again, but it deserves the high rating for that taste anyway :)

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I like Georgia tea company’s teas but wish they sent their teas in sealed bags instead of fold over tops but guess that’s O.k. I just put them into my tea containers. When you open the bag this tea has a really nice peachy smell. I was worried about steeping it for 4 minutes that it might become bitter but it had no bitterness at all. Very smooth tea plain and then the next cup I added a few pieces of rock sugar and that brought out more peach flavor. Just a nice, pleasant, mellow cuppa. I ordered more of this to try this summer iced.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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