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Superfruit White Tea- Mangosteen with Mango by Good Earth Tea is made from a yummy combination of ingredients; White Tea, Rosehips, Natural Mango Flavor, Blackberry Leaves, Mangosteen Peel, Hibiscus, Chamomile, Star Anise, Mangosteen Extract and Grapeseed Extract. The aroma of this teabag is deliciously sweet and as expected, very fruity. The mangosteen smells syrupy and the mango gives a tropical and musky undertone indicative of mangoes. Sadly I do not pick up any aroma of the tea itself, or any of the other ingredients, just the heavy aroma of tropical fruit. Ok, really though, I am not complaining since these are two of my favorite fruits (as stated earlier).

Once I place the teabag into the water the room is instantly transformed into a tropical fruit basket. It is incredibly sweet smelling, almost too much so. I worry that drinking this tea will be like drinking the fruit syrup that canned fruits are kept in, tasty if you are craving it, but not good as a tea. I think this has to be the sweetest smelling tea I have ever had the honor of sniffing.

Enough steeping and time for the sweet tropical goodness. Or not. This tea is not at all sweet! I feel slightly betrayed after all that syrupy build up. The taste is a blend of tart and herbaceous, a mixture of chamomile and what I can assume is Bai Mu Dan since it tastes similar to its flavor profile. There is also a very mild woodsy taste which blends well with the chamomile and white tea flavors. The aftertaste is that of mangosteen which is better than none at all. It might seem like I am being unfairly disappointed, but that aroma was so intensely sweet and for the taste to have no sweetness at all really does feel like a letdown. The flavors in a vacuum without the aroma to compare it to are not bad, nothing too spectacular though.

Photos and blog post: http://ramblingbutterflythoughts.blogspot.com/2013/09/good-earth-tea-superfruit-white-tea.html

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Mmmm oh man, if you steep green tea just right, it’s like drinking warm melted butter.

My first tasting notes on this tea weren’t that flattering, because I didn’t know how to steep green tea properly then. I’ve come such a long way! Yayyy!

I like this blend a lot better at 175 degrees F.

I’m also seriously craving green tea today for some reason. This is my fourth helping.

Smooth, lemony, earthy. Just what I want in a nice cup of bedtime green tea.

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This tea is lovely! The lemongrass suits the flavor of green tea perfectly. It also tastes very floral, more so than I expected.

Plus, it’s decaf, so it makes a lovely bedtime tea. Simply beautiful!

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[Backlog] – I picked up a box of this tea because I had heard good things. It smells like Christmas right out of the box and seemed so promising! I noticed that it gave up its flavor and color quite fast. The cup was incredibly overwhelming with spice and sweetness. It’s the kind of syrupy sweetness that coats the tongue. I simply couldn’t get past a few sips. My brothers really enjoy this tea, though, so I happily gave them the rest of the box. I can see why this tea is a hit with some, but it’s just too strong for me!

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The aroma of this tea is very strongly cinnamon which, if you enjoy that smell is a good thing. Sadly I do not detect any of the other spices or ingredient listed (sad, since I think a nice hint of orange as promised would have been great)

The flavor is also primarily cinnamon and I can maybe just barely taste the rooibus. I love cinnamon but I am sad that you cannot taste anything else in the blend. The aftertaste is slightly bitter which I assume is from the Chicory.

Overall I was not very impressed by this tea but I did still enjoy it.

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This my favorite before bed decaf infusion. I completely over brew it living the tea bag in until I am done with the entire cup. Really like the hot cinnamon flavors that come out of the over brewing. Haven’t been as as happy with it since Tatami bought it and played with the formula but can’t find substitute (Harness Hot Cinnamon comes closest) if anyone else knows of a good cinnamon or similar tea please email me.

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Reminds me of the Sweet Orange that Tazo used to have…

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My favorite bagged tea in the whole wide world! Sweet, rich, and mildly spicy. It seems impossible to make it too concentrated too, it’s always just right.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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it is jasmine enough for me ^^ not too keen on the green component of the tea anyhows. for the 2nd steep, i combined it with loose chamomile that i had earlier today. nice combination :D

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Lots of sweet vanilla, some chamomile, barely detectible white. (But that’s the order it should be in as far as I’m concerned.) Pretty tasty for a happenstance bag that came my way this week.

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I can’t give this a number rating because I totally steeped it incorrectly! I got it at a party, poured water over it, and realized it was ice cold! However, I let it sit there for a while and still it came out a good cup! Nice and jasminey but not too purfumey!

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Meh. It’s a black w/ natural flavors. I needed caffeine this a.m. and wanted one that I could go light on the sugar (1/2 packet sugar in the raw) and no milk, so this fit the bill.

Note to self: don’t make a cup of tea and drink it right after brushing/flossing/Listerining! The minty aftertaste really takes a while to go away…

From what my confused tastebuds can tell due to the above, it’s ok but nothing special. Smooth, but the tropical/peach flavors are nondescript. Would probably be better iced, as they advise. Maybe the hint of flavors would be more noticeable that way.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Cocoa Chai Tea by Good Earth Teas
2663 tasting notes

“All my possessions for a moment of time.” — Elizabeth I

That was the quote on my teabag tag, and that’s how I feel today. Added 1 pc brown rock sugar and a splash of 2% milk. There’s definitely more spice than chocolate in this. Meh.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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I am not much into chai’s considering I can’t handle spicy things. This smells like the spices and the cocoa. I can taste the black tea the spices and the cocoa. This tea is very pleasant and I like the touch of the cocoa.

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I got this to try from a person. This i’s a teabag and It’s chai without pepper thankfully and some cocoa nibs. I did not steep this long because I can not handle spicyness that well. This smells chai like with abit of cocoa. And this tastes like I’t to. This tea I’s decent to me.

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