Good Earth Teas

Recent Tasting Notes

22

I don’t like jasmine tea. I can’t quite recall how this one made it into my cupboard. My dislike of jasmine is not arbitrary, rather, it is well-placed mistrust of a twice-yearly blossoming plant, which has caused me an unhealthy measure of strife. One year, right out of the blue, I took a sudden allergic reaction to jasmine blossom. It would have been less dramatic if the allergy was concealed to a spot like an elbow or a hip, but it was on my face…all over my face. Swollen, RED and throbbing, my face couldn’t leave the house for four whole days and had to be treated homoeopathically with Pulsatilla. So, why this ghastly plant, albeit in tea form, is in my cupboard in the first place I cannot say. It’s a big ‘no’ from me, I’m afraid.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 5 min, 30 sec
SuzyQueue

Cast it out!

Carol Wattberg

I may keep it for overstayers.

Lollaporridge

I do not pick this one for our next blethering session.

Carol Wattberg

Wise choice.

Konnie Kapow

Do you like the jasmine smell? I like the jasmine smell however the jasmine taste is not nice. I bought a jasmine perfume, it is nice, it might be air freshener.

Carol Wattberg

My relationship to all things jasmine is complex.

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52

Theres alot of flavour in this, it is nothing like the smell… After a while all I could taste was anise seed, it was sweet, it was spicy but just too much anise seed.. I’m proud that i tried this because I really was scared of the anise seed.. It’s a lovely tea for the first few sips. That’s it..

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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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80

One of my favorite green teas. Perfect for those quiet mornings.

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73

There is a LOT of ingredients in this tea. Seems like they just threw everything in here. But the only thing I could really taste is a delicious sugary cinnamon. It was best that I could only taste the cinnamon though, since I think tasting a lot of these flavors together would be really bad.

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100

This is one of my all time favorite teas. It’s the perfect balance of sweet and spicy. It is one of those teas that you take a sip and just close your eyes and breathe in the flavor and instantly your day is better. I know that doesn’t help you know how it tastes, but it’s too delicious to put into words. It’s not too spicy like a chai and not too sweet like it’s over sugared… it’s just all around great.

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49

Not the typical rooibos flavor. I get more of the berry flavor and the berry flavor reminds me of Celestial Seasonings Berry Zinger. That one isn’t great. I wish they didn’t add peppermint. It doesn’t belong in this tea and takes away from the other flavors. I’m a bit disappointed, as I love Good Earth’s chai…

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58
drank Chai by Good Earth Teas
649 tasting notes

Fairly mild as far as chai goes. My daughter really enjoys it. I prefer a stronger, more spicy tea.

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76

I love how spicy and sweet this herbal tea is. Something yummy and comforting to have in the teapot as I do my homework.

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85

This tea is pleasant enough but not overwhelmingly amazing, but it’s got one major thing going for it: it steeps beautifully in the water that comes out of the hot water dispenser at work, and it’s the only tea of the many I’ve tried that I can say that about. Since I can’t bring myself to bring my own kettle to work, this tea has become like a very dear friend who makes every day a little more bearable.

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

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85

This is a good tasting tea and it gives you a slight boost. This tastes great iced or hot. One of the many teas I’d like to have on hand permanently.

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95

I love drinking this tea at night. Sometimes I add tinctures (Mugwort in particular) and it masks the funkiness of the tinctures well. Very spicy and naturally sweet. This tea has been part of my nightly routine for a while.

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73

A little off the mark for me. It’s not terrible to the point where I won’t finish the box I bought, but it’s a little too “grassy”, and the mint and rose hip flavors might as well not be included for how little I could actually detect them. I think this tea has convinced me that lemongrass tea is good and green tea is good, but there’s no sense trying to mix them.

Preparation
3 min, 30 sec

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1

Pretty disgusting. No matter how long or how little I steep it, the aftertaste makes me gag, and after I’ve drunk any my mouth feels almost like it’s coated in some kind of film. This may honestly be the worst tea I’ve ever had. It put me off trying any other Good Earth teas for a long time.

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87

I really like this. It’s got a great kick for the morning and the ginger settles my stomach after breakfast.

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18

So busy lately, ugh. Anyway, I didn’t want to waste what I had left of this, so I made a pitcher of iced tea. Still pretty gross plain. It’s drinkable with peach-flavored Crystal Light mixed in, but it still tastes really, really artificial, both before and after adding the flavoring.

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18

I’ve been trying to find a decent bagged jasmine tea, to drink at work, where loose leaf teas are not practical.

This is not it.

I agree with others here who said the scent is very artificial. I’m not really sure how to describe the flavor; I had the first cup as is, and it sort of tasted vaguely like alfalfa, but not in a good way, with an unpleasant aftertaste I can’t quite place. I tried a second cup sweetened, making sure I followed the instructions correctly, and it didn’t taste much better. In fact, I think the aftertaste was worse.

I was dreading finishing the cup, but I managed, so I guess this isn’t the worst tea I’ve had. I don’t think I can bring myself to use the rest, though.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 45 sec
QuiltGuppy

Harney & Sons has a decent jasmine, as does Mighty Teas. Both are bagged. I’d recommend either for ease of office steeping.

PeppermintPlant

Oh, thank you! I will try them. :)

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86

Delicious fruit-candy tea! It’s like eating candy without the sugar.

I generally don’t like to use boiling or near boiling water on white tea, so I treat it similarly to green. It re-steeps well for me too; I can get two mugs out of a tea bag.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C

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71
drank Vanilla Chai by Good Earth Teas
1299 tasting notes

On a vanilla level, this fails. I don’t taste any here! It is non-existant. I basically love any teas with vanilla in them. I love the Good Earth original chai. It is the best bagged chai I’ve had (which isn’t much). And this vanilla chai is basically the same as their non-vanilla chai. I have no idea why they even say it is vanilla, when it is just going to be a disappointment. So as an actual chai, it’s good but don’t expect any vanilla here.

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34
drank Chai by Good Earth Teas
4 tasting notes

I dunno… those ‘natural flavours’ have something funky mixed in. I seem to get a headache just from the scent.

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