Good Earth Teas

Recent Tasting Notes

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

The bag smells like a cross between wildflowers and sugar cookies. Sounds strange, but it works quite well. When brewed, smell is more like sweet caramel. It’s a very light dessert tea, naturally sweet. The vanilla and caramel are about equal in their intensity. This is my first tea from Good Earth; I’ll definitely be trying more.

Brewed for 10 minutes.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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50

I used to love this tea hot, but something happened – maybe I just got tired of it? It’s still delicious cold, though (brewed hot and then iced) and I’d recommend that to anyone!

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51

Free packet from the front of a cooking magazine.

I can’t decide whether I like this or not. Citrusy, slightly sharp and mostly sweet.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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82

Freebie that came with a cooking magazine.

I really like this. It’s minty but has a fuller flavour because of the nutmeg and chicory.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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58

Freebie packet with a cooking magazine.

Nice fragrance. Little perfumey on the taste, but not bad for a Jasmine tea (I don’t normally drink it because I don’t really like perfumey tea.)

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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81

A go-to delicious sweet and spicy tea in our home. I love to add a little soy milk to this and have it in the evening. Pretty tasty iced on a warm afternoon as well!

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46
drank Chai by Good Earth Teas
12 tasting notes

The smell of the cinnamon while steeping reminded me of big red gum (which I don’t like) so I went for a shorter steeping time. I didn’t realize we were out of milk until I finished making it so I simply put extra honey in.
It’s good, but I don’t think I’ll get it again. (Unless the milk tones down the cinnamon and brings out the other spices, I can’t really taste any of the others. Cinnamon is good but if I wanted cinnamon tea that’s what I’d be drinking.)
[May update later when I’ve gotten some milk.]

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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64

I had to sweeten this a little but I think I may have steeped it a little much for this particular brand. I’ll have to have another cup of tea to make sure [:)]. Anyway, this is fairly good. Not my favourite earl grey but, for a bagged tea, it’s more than acceptable. It does have a definite citrus taste (not too strong) and the bergamot taste is a little stronger, in my opinion, than the Twinings Earl Grey.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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100

I found this tea to be quite excellent! It is delicate, tasty, does not get bitter through the duration of drinking. I really enjoy this tea. It has a well balanced flavor profile, you get the essence of Jasmine with a bright, clean and clear taste of green tea without the astringency. I am anxious to try this brand’s other offerings. I would recommend this tea as an “everyday” green tea for the Jasmine green tea lover; as compared to the Jasmine teas I have recently reviewed, Steven Smith Teamaker’s Jasmine offerings are more for elegant dining because of the quality of the tea and the amount of Jasmine used to make such premium products.

Good Earth Tea products are for the everyday, health-conscience, environmentally-conscience consumer. I will be purchasing their other flavors in the near future. I do highly recommend this tea and this brand.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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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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40

I used to like this tea and thought it was pretty incredible tasting (I couldn’t believe that a tea could have this much flavor and be this sweet without sugar). Then I saw the 2nd or 3rd ingredient was “artificial flavor”. Well, sometimes you expect a tea to have artificial flavors and it doesn’t pretend to be an ‘herb tea blend’ (Ie, you know that it’s flavored and that is ok). I always got the impression that this was an amazing tea because it was just herbs and spices (mmmm….like the secret recipe of 12 herbs and spices for KFC). But when I found out it tasted like that because of artificial flavors….well, that pretty much killed it for me (kind of like when it was revealed that KFC’s secret blend of “12” herbs and spices was the “secret” 3 – salt, pepper, and MSG…).

There are far too many other options for very flavorful, spiced teas that don’t depend on artificial flavors. I could still drink this, but I won’t be buying it…

VegTea

Here are the listed ingredients for Good Earth Original tea:
Black tea, natural flavor, rosehips, cinnamon, chamomile, lemongrass, peppermint, papaya, jasmine tea, anise seed, ginger root, orange peel and orange oil. Contains no sugar, artificial flavors, colors or preservatives. A natural source of antioxidants.

I don’t have a problem with artificial flavors in tea, but this tea does not contain any artificial flavors.

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100

Great as an after dinner tea , with some desert,,,especially something of a caramel , or maple flavor to compliment the full bodied flavors of this tasty tea

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81

I found a bag of this in my backpack – so, it’s probably 1-2 years old. I recently discovered the hot water dispenser at work, and it is so freezing in the AC I really needed a cup of hot tea. This was really a pleasant surprise. I really don’t remember liking this all that much when I first had it, but today it is great. The ginger (and perhaps other spices, as I see there are a lot of other ingredients) is coming through most strongly, but there is a nice fruitiness without being sweet. Perhaps it is the non-standard steeping conditions – less-than-boiling hot water in my stainless steel insulated mug.

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50

Not my favorite of the teas in my cupboard. It’s very strong, especially the anise and ginger. But, it’s really soothing on a sore throat. Just make sure that it’s really hot when you drink it, the flavor goes a little funny, I think, when it gets closer to room temperature.

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79
drank Chai by Good Earth Teas
3 tasting notes

Very rich, full flavor. A bit strong, but easily balanced with a slight addition of milk.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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60
drank Decaf Chai Tea by Good Earth Teas
252 tasting notes

I like making my chai by scratch, but this blend is very nice. Makes for a great dessert brewed in a mix of almond and rice milk, no sugar needed.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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10

I love lemongrass and I love green tea, I just don’t like this blend one bit. It was way too much lemongrass for me and too sour. Maybe I just like lemongrass in blends.

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70

A very mild vanilla tea. Slightly sweet, not as rich as other Good Earth teas can be. It tastes like cheap white tea, but the flavor hides it gracefully. I like it, but I don’t know if I’ll buy it again.

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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85

I easily go through a box of this tea a week. My parents have been drinking this tea for the last 25 years, so it is in my genes to be also addicted to it. I always recommend it to people who are trying to get of drinking sugar drinks. It’s such a rich tea, I don’t even think I have ever drank it hot! It’s so good cold! I like a small simmer to the water, since I think boiling the water gives it an off flavor.

My favorite part of this tea is how sweet it is!

Preparation
8 min or more

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100

This is a tea that’s good hot or cold. No caffeine, wonderful to drink. Normally I don’t like anise at all and can taste it in everything, but in this tea it only adds! I was surprised anise was even listed in the ingredients, it’s that subtle! The ginger root adds just the right amount of bite, and since it comes in teabags is perfect for on-the-go!

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85
drank Sunset Red by Good Earth Teas
190 tasting notes

This is an ideal dessert/after dinner tea. The box says it is vanilla and caramel flavored, and I was concerned that these flavors might be overpowering or too artificial. Not so. Just a good, smooth cup with a subtle sweetness and nice nuttiness (I think that comes from the rooibos)? I actually didn’t notice the spices until I saw the ingredients here on Steepster. This isn’t a notably spicy tea, just nice and mellow. I like it with soy milk and maybe a bit of sugar, but it doesn’t need much sweetening to bring out the flavor.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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85

Couldn’t get a good second steep out of the bag this time…dunno why

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90
drank Chai by Good Earth Teas
4 tasting notes

I really like this one at home, where I can get the water boiling and leave it to steep for a long time. (Sometimes I go do housework and come back as much as 8-10 mins later, almost always good that way.) In those conditions, great spicy flavor. Always have with sugar and half & half.

Unfortunately, it always just falls flat at work – not sure if it’s the not-boiling water or the shorter length of time I usually steep, but it’s just not that good.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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