Good Earth Teas

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I usually really enjoy Good Earth tea, but can hardly stand this stuff. Whether or not it’s “natural,” the aroma of jasmine is horribly artificial, and overpowering to boot, like a bad perfume. The smell is almost powdery- sort of hard to describe, but imagine powdery sugar candy like fun-dip (remember fun-dip?!) or something to that effect. I was so surprised by my adverse reaction to this tea (I enjoy jasmine green teas) that I almost want to buy another box as a control, in case this one is… old? I don’t know, but as of now I definitely can’t recommend this tea. It’s drinkable, but not enjoyable.

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51

Thanks to Mel for sending me some of this tea.

Well, I’ve certainly tasted better Green Tea with Lemongrass blends, but this isn’t horrible. It definitely tastes to me like the citrus flavor of the lemongrass has been enhanced with lemon flavoring, because this tastes much more lemon-y than lemongrass usually tastes. I am not getting a lot from the rose petals or the peppermint that is supposed to be in this blend, although some mint notes do weave in and out of the flavor as I sip. Just-barely-there notes though.

For me, the best thing about Good Earth Teas are the inspirational notes on the tags. Here’s what my tag had to say:

“Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who cannot attain it in anything” ~Eugene Delacroix

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Stephanie

lovely quote!

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73

This is a great caffeine-free alternative to chai teas. It’s spicy and sweet, which chai lovers will enjoy, but it’s herbal rather than black tea based. You can drink it at night before bed and not feel wired. It’s good plain or with cream and sugar or honey if you prefer something more rich.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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76

I enjoy this tisane very much. I don’t need to add anything to the cup in order to enjoy. I love to pair this with Lindt Intense Orange Dark Chocolate with almonds. Yum!

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79

Trying it again iced, this time with a longer initial steeping time. This round I can taste much less of the tangy hibiscus and more of the white tea and the exotic fruit flavours so I think these parameters are a good way to go for iced tea.

Preparation
Iced 4 min, 30 sec

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79

This does make a nice iced tea. It tastes quite fruity and refreshing although the hibiscus taste a bit stronger and more tart than it did when it was hot. Fortunately it doesn’t overwhelm the other flavours and the whole thing ends up being a nice mix of tangy and sweet.

Preparation
Iced 3 min, 0 sec

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79

I’ve never tried any of Good Earth’s teas before but my local grocery store suddenly started carrying them and this flavour sounded unique and intrigued me. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect – I’ve never eaten the mangosteen fruit before so I have no idea what it smells or tastes like.

OMG the tea smelled almost exactly like fruit punch as it was steeping, I couldn’t believe it. I almost expected it to taste like fruit punch too – and it actually sort of did. It was fruity and moderatly sweet, but there was a bit of a tart bite at the end. This tea does have some hibiscus in it so I’d say that was the cause. I don’t think it’s really detrimental to the flavour though.

This is a tea that would be really good iced (in fact there are recommendations on the box to that effect. I can certainly imagine this tasting fantastic perhaps with a touch of agave nectar to sweeten it.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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40
drank Earl Grey by Good Earth Teas
73 tasting notes

Picked up a packet of Good Earth Earl Grey from a store’s tea basket, and I don’t think I’ll try this one again. While I love Earl Grey, this particular blend is quite citrusy and is overtaken by the bergamot. I always drink my Earl with milk, which usually smoothes out overzealous peppery tastes. This still felt astringent and strong, even for a normal steep. I would suggest a light steep to determine taste, with an additional steep if you like some face-puckering Earl Grey taste. Then again, Good Earth is noted for having very bold flavours, no?

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 45 sec

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89

ummm, i’m kinda embarrassed to say, but i love this. yup, tea snob that i am, i still love this. two bags, steep 5 minutes, add 1/2 & 1/2 (the good stuff), a bit of agave. delicious. i added a touch of whiskey to it last night. a movie, this tea, a splash of sass. nice. don’t know if i’d pay full price for it though. it was on clearance. i am a sucker for the word cocoa.

Preparation
Boiling

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74

lovely, mellow tasting green tea

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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48

Their vanilla flavor makes it taste Really sweet. Would make a decent substitute for, say, hot cocoa.

Cofftea

a vanilla chai makes a good hot chocolate sub? Strange.

kaypendragon

Yeah, it sounds weird. But it’s sweet in the same way that cocoa is sweet.

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78

Gave up coffee and I’m becoming a green tea addict! I suppose worse things could happen :)
A good basic green tea blend for the cupboard. Light and refreshing.

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78

A good green tea staple for the cupbroad. I always find it very soothing.

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49
drank Super Green Tea by Good Earth Teas
264 tasting notes

I had this from a sampler from Good Earth. It wasn’t a standout tea. Nothing like a true sencha, no matcha coloring to the tea. It was just mediocre. The citrus was very bland, too. I have wanted to try it, glad I did.

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

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83
drank Jasmine Green Tea by Good Earth Teas
264 tasting notes

This is the best bagged jasmine tea I’ve had. I used to drink this religiously in college, iced. Very refreshing, just the right amount of jasmine. Has a slight sweetness to it.

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

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30

I did not enjoy the spice in this tea. This was a sample that was given to me. I would not buy this tea. I am happy I was able to sample this tea as I continue my Tea Journey to discovery of teas.

Rijje

“… I would not buy this tea”… Cracked me up ;)

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75
drank Sunset Red by Good Earth Teas
902 tasting notes

Happy Friday Eve!!

Decupboarding this today!! Yay!!

Preparation
8 min or more
VegTea

I never really thought about “decupboarding” before, but there is a certain joy to making room for a new tea on the shelf, isn’t there?

Jaime

Yes, there is. It also helps me to justify all the new teas I’ve been getting!

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75
drank Sunset Red by Good Earth Teas
902 tasting notes

So, yesterday I got tea packages from Meghann and seykayay.

Today I picked up my order from David’s Tea at the post office, then got home to find my order from Sanctuary T in my mailbox.

So far, it’s been a really good mail week!

You might be asking why I’m having this and not one of my brand new teas. Well, the answer is two-fold: after this pot, I’ve got two bags left until I can decupboard it. And, well…I’ve no idea which of my new teas to start with. Really, absolutely no clue. All I know is that my real-life cupboard is needing rearranging/expanding. Especially since I know of 2 more tea orders that should be working their way towards me…

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
Meghann M

Use the Tea Randomizer once you get your new teas all in your digital cupboard:

http://www.jaydeee.net/pickatea.php

It helps me decide…and if I don’t like it’s decision, I can click on “Meh” and it will choose again:)

Jaime

I’m going to go with Swampwater from David’s for my first one. After all, it’s the reason I made the order in the first place. I think I’ll alternate a pot of a new one with a pot of an old one tonight.

Meghann M

I should do that, or at least a new one and then a sample tea. I really need to drink some of the teas I purchased in March!

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75
drank Sunset Red by Good Earth Teas
902 tasting notes

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75
drank Sunset Red by Good Earth Teas
902 tasting notes

The move is over, and Katie is in full nesting mode. I’m lounging on the couch with a cup of tea watching her do her thing. I got the furniture in and didn’t hit anything with the Uhaul. My part in this adventure is done.

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