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Good Earth Teas

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68

This is a nice, delicate tea but can’t go all the way to the top based on it’s over-sweetness. White teas are in general a lovely and sweet tea, somehow the blending on this one made it inch towards too sweet. The vanilla taste is lost in the overall “sweet”, a shame since I love vanilla. This is very much a dessert kind of tea, although I’d have it with a more savoury dessert (a custard with balsamic vinegar, for instance) rather than with a cake.

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C
Cofftea

Love the pairing suggestion!:)

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78

I grew to love green tea by drinking this brew.

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68

Not in my cupboard as this is the last bag, I haven’t bothered to review this consistently performing tea because I was sure someone else had. What I would call moderately caffeinated, it has just the right amount of kick to get you going or keep you moving. Like all my black teas, I take it with a bit of milk and sugar, and it’s really a lovely morning treat. Mild and well-rounded, I really can’t wait to get another box (at the right price though, heh-heh).

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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74

This tea has a really good flavor, but be warned because Good Earth blends in lemon grass and other herbal ingredients into this tea flavor besides vanilla and white tea. Definitely one of my favorite teas so far.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec
coral23

yeah, it was a bit of a surprise. glad you like it =]

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68

So I rely on bagged tea at work, mostly because I don’t have my sh** together enough to carefully steep the good stuff at my desk. I also tend to forget about my drinks while engrossed in spreadsheets or busy putting out fires (literally, today – as someone left plastic trays sitting on a live stovetop burner). So I oversteeped the hell out of this first cup. So please keep that in mind if you read this note. Sorry.

Wow. This is soo sweet. What is it that does that? It’s not sugary-sucrose sweet, it’s not that thick of a sugary assault on my tongue. It swishes around in my mouth feeling thin and liquidy saying “i’m sweeeet!” – if that makes any sense at all. It’s like the Aveda tea type of sweet. Is that the anise?

What saves it is the cinnamon and spiciness. It’s definitely there, warming (almost tingling) the back of my mouth as I swallow. I can see where this would be a good tea coming in out of the cold in the fall/winter. I think I’ll try this again, keeping a better eye on it. I doubt this will be one I reach for often, but since I have a box, it’ll be nice when the occasion calls for it…

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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80

I keep forgetting to log this tea when I have it. It’s surprisingly sweet and flavorful, sometimes almost two sweet. One bag for two cups is just about right.

Preparation
8 min or more

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50
drank Chai by Good Earth Teas
23 tasting notes

I love a good, spicy chai, and this one just sort of falls flat for me. If you like a mild chai without much kick to it, this is your chai. But if you’re going to spend the money and want something with real flavor, but still in the grocery store, grab the Tazo Chai instead.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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75
drank Sunset Red by Good Earth Teas
53 tasting notes

Second tasting note, backlogged from last night. Love the rooibos, vanilla and caramel smoothness, but this time I really noticed the hint of anise. Pretty unexpected, and I’m not a fan of anise, but it really worked. Too bad I don’t have much more of this in my cupboard.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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81

ohhh this one is great, but hard to find. My mom looked for it for ages…maybe it was the packaging change. I found a store that was getting rid of all their old packaging ones so I bought them out haha. This tea is really nice, love the peach tones. If I’m going for a non-looseleaf tea, I like this one.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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73

Enjoying another cup of Good Earth Sweet & Spicy Red Tea. Good stuff!

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100

I tried preparing a subtle variation. This stuff is one of my main-stays when I’m looking for a good cup of tea in a hurry. Especially when I come home to a cold apartment and need something to hang on to while the room heats up.

Preparation
0 min, 30 sec

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93
drank Chai by Good Earth Teas
93 tasting notes

had a soy chai latte! courtesy of my brother and his new espresso machine. =]

good earth chai is definitely different from tazo. not bad, just a different taste. something not quite as spicy in there, but very flavorful

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73

Tried some Sweet & Spicy Red Tea this morning. I’m usually not a fan of herbal teas, but this tea has a good flavor. The cinnamon flavor really helps warm you up on a cold morning and the aroma is absolutely amazing. The only issue I have with this tea is that it’s a little too sweet for my tastes (I rarely add sugar to my teas).

coral23

This sounds like it’s similar to the Celestial Seasonings Safari Spice Red Tea that Hagen have me. http://steepster.com/teas/celestial-seasonings/3400-safari-spice-red-tea

I actually like the sweetness of the Rooibos. I guess we have differing tastes =P Either way, you should save me a pack. =D

renfrowk

Don’t worry, we have a whole box of it! I actually like it quite a bit, it’s just sweeter than I would usually prefer. Maybe next time I’ll let it steep longer??

coral23

That might help, though rooibos doesn’t really ever get bitter, but it does take awhile for the flavor to fully come out.

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77

For a bagged tea, this is an excellent choice. It’s spicy and distinctively robust and flavorful. I first disovered this tea about 15 years ago while visiting a friend in California and took lots of it back home to my pedestrian town where Lipton was virtually the only tea on offer. I have a sentimental fondess for Good Earth Original because it was the first really “big” taste of tea I had.

The cinnamon and orange notes stand out above the rest. I would recommend this for those times when you need a bagged tea—and they do come up. The individually packaged tea bags maintain their flavor for a long time.

Good with milk, although milk is not essential. Good Earth Teas appear to have a great policy about sustainability and doing good works with their profits, which is another reason to support them.

Preparation
4 min, 45 sec

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100

Absolutely one of my favorite teas EVER! It’s so simple: green tea, lemon grass, ‘natural flavors’ (okay, maybe not so simple). But the blend is a wonderful, citrusy flavorful adventure.

This tea started my love affair with lemongrass herbal teas. I did run out, however, so I went so far as to swipe a leaf of lemongrass bush from our local conservatory. Sssh! Don’t tell them. It was delicious though, so I have to compliment their craftsmanship.

Preparation
1 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

“natural flavors” ick. Give me green tea and lemongrass separately any day. That way I can pick the green tea I want and the ratio of green tea to lemongrass I want. Hmmm… that gives me an idea… blending Adagio’s artichoke green w/ their lemongrass and sesame black, steep it and use that to make rice for stirfry… YUMMY! If only the sesame was a green tea base.

Nate Walsh

The words “natural flavors” turn me off to tea so quickly. They need to use a different adjective to convince me it has not gone through an obstacle course of chemical washes and infuses. “Awesome flavors” would do so much better.

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100

I have found one of my favorites if green tea. I was in the search for a lemongrass one without a lot of bells and whistles. It delicately touches the pallet making it enjoyable plain or adding some lemon juice with honey (I mainly add this when sour throat or cough entraps me). You can find this always in my cupboard ready to steep.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 7 min, 0 sec

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34

A very perfumed flavour and can overpower the tea a little.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 15 sec

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35

I bought this because I had a coupon, but I don;t think I’ll buy this again. Any cocoa is barely perceptable — it’s as if the ingredients in here may have been cocoa in a previous life. Very thin tasting, even after brewing for nearly 10 minutes. It’s hot and it’s wet and helps digest dinner. Other than that, FEH.

Preparation
8 min or more
56
drank Raspberry Red by Good Earth Teas
40 tasting notes

I’m admittedly a bit of a noob when it comes to judging rooibos teas, so any of my comments should be taken with several grains of salt. My impression of this tea is that it has a “medicinal” quality that is alternately soothing and irritating. The aftertaste, to me, is a little bit like alcohol…!

It’s an interesting flavor…not sweet at all; it paired well with a gingerbread lebkuchen…

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17

Like the monks who toil over lush gardens of fresh leafy flavors, consider the possibilities of pouring piping hot boiling water over actual dried leaves of tea…the ones that you can actually distinguish as leaves. It has been whispered through the halls of the time-tested tea wisdom of our elders, that tea’s true flavor is derived from the oil of the leaves as they gently relinquish their essence in defeat to their defeator, boiling water…therefore one may deduce that the absence of tea leaves, means the absence of flavor as well.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Rena Sherwood

And the church says, “Amen!”

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