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drank Valerian Root by Grey's Teas
6770 tasting notes

OMG! Dry…this smells like butt. Seriously. I’m not even joking.

Post infusion…it smells like a rare flower I can’t pick my finger on and the roots of trees…and maybe a bit of root beer.

It has a mellow flavor…almost lemon verbena esque and a bit of root beer flavor.

I have to admit it’s a bit harsh getting past the dry aroma but overall the taste isn’t bad for an herbally-herbal tisane.

(I’m now unplugging my nose – virtually)
Oye!

Bonnie

Eoooouuuuu! P U!

TeaBrat

Valerian root is very smelly!

DaisyChubb

I can only handle it in blends. Minty blends to take over the butt. Overwhelm the butt. Conquer the butt.

Missy

butt conquering lol

Hesper June

Ewwwww!!! Serve it to un-wanted Guests ;)

TeaEqualsBliss

LOL @ you all! At least I’m not the only one who thinks it smells like BUTT :)

Missy

You might just be able to leave it out so the unwanted guests just stay away…

CHAroma

I tried this once and immediately spit it out. Couldn’t get it past the gag reflex. Blech!

TeaBrat

It’s better when it’s in pill form, lol! Does help me to sleep.

Missy

I agree it’s really good for getting some nice z’s.

mpierce87

Lol- I have valerian capsules and I always think they smell like majorly stinky feet.

Janefan

Valerian is the only herb that seems to help me sleep. I saw some loose at an herb/tea shop recently, but couldn’t bring myself to buy it due to the smell! Good to know that’s normal, at least (and that it doesn’t taste as bad as it smells!). But, I’m not sure what a whole cup of it (instead of the small amount in a sleep tea blend, or herbal pill) would do to me!

Kittenna

Hahaha, I think I’ll be avoiding valerian root if that’s how it smells! Major yuck!

Ninavampi

I can’t stand Valerian Root, so gross and stinky… Now I will have to avoid it at all costs, it will immediately bring up the word BUTT in my brain… hahaha…

OrganicOswald

This stuff smells like decaying, rancid feet! Also, the stronger the odour, the higher the quality!

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2nd infusion I do like better – but I infused less – too! It’s still herbally and limey but sweeter and a little more smooth. Comparable to a beautiful bouquet of flowers in springtime!

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80

1st infusion an herbally-lime type green tea with dewy sort of notes. I may have over infused a bit so I won’t rate yet but a 2nd infusion is coming soon

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93

The aroma is beautifully florally and woodsy-sweet…much like Cedar?

It tastes like a sweet-wood and peach. The middle to the end of the sip is a juicy yet velvety and semi-creamy floral type taste. It’s very nice. Reminds me of a few Formosa oolongs I have tried but better!

This is a WINNER :)

Azzrian

Sounds excellent! Woody peach YUM!

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93

With the second infusion, I steeped for six minutes. Still can’t bring myself to 15 minutes.

This infusion is also delicious, although it is a little different than the first infusion. I notice more of a fruit tone emerging with this infusion, as well as a stronger floral tone. The malt and cream notes are still there, although these seem softer this time. Still a rich, delicious cup of tea, and definitely worthwhile to steep this a second time.

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93

Thanks to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this tea. This is a delightful Assam… very different from a typical (black) Assam. The suggested steeping parameters on Grey’s website state to steep for 15 minutes. I’m afraid I wasn’t quite that brave, I steeped it for only four minutes, and I was scared that would be too long for an Assam. I’ve had far too many bitter Assam teas after steeping even a second or two longer than three minutes that steeping this for four minutes – even though it is a white tea – was a bit scary to me.

As it turns out, this is fantastic. Sweet, creamy even! The malty tones that I’d expect from an Assam are there, but together with the creamy notes, it tastes absolutely decadent. No astringency or bitterness. Just sweet, sweet delicious tea.

Angrboda

15 minutes! dies!

CHAroma

I’m with you. I wouldn’t be able to steep it for 15 minutes, at least not on purpose. ;)

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89

The more teas from Kenya I am able to try the more I must say I am a flat-out FAN of Kenyan Teas! This one is no exception! This smells slightly bready – which I LOVE. The taste is certainly robust but also a bit sweet – and sour (but in a good way), and it smooths out in the end quite nicely. There is an afterthought of smoke in there, somewhere, too! A neat surprise! A solid black tea!

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83

At 15 minutes it does get more earthy but also sweet and floral. I think I would prefer it somewhere in the middle, actually. But I do like how different it is with the different lengths…it’s like a completely different tea! Very Versatile!

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83

Malty-Sweet-and-Creamy! This is FAB!

BUT…I didn’t steep long enough…Oops! It say 15 minutes! I will try that. I usually infuse for about 3 minutes for a white and that is what I did here. It’s mellow but tasty as well as malty, sweet, and creamy! 2nd infusion per directions…stay tuned…

TeaBrat

15 minutes??

Kittenna

I am also doing the O.o at 15 minutes. I have never heard of a steep time that long! But I’m still very much a tea newbie :)

ScottTeaMan

15 min does seem extreme. I personally will never steep a white tea more than 5 minutes. I will await your reviw. :))

TeaEqualsBliss

Yeah…I wouldn’t do this one at 15 minutes again. 5 is great 7 would be ok even

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This is very interesting and I really like it! It’s beautiful and somewhat juicy like formosa oolong but it’s darker and sturdy like lapsang souchong. This is a nice combo of opposites. Pine, wood, smoky, slightly juicy. What a neat offering!

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This isn’t smoked like a Lapsang Souchong but it’s a gentle smoke – like from a distance. It’s nice. The flavor is very good…sweet, oak-like, somewhat near a formosa oolong type oolong. I will agree this is a unique smoked aroma and flavor. I don’t think I have ever had a smoked tea be this memorable. YAY! A great offering!

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95

This is down right amazing!

This is a wonderful Orange Blossom Oolong!

The blossom/floral ratio to the oolong is super and the Orange is incredibly juicy and true!

I LOVE THIS. Pure delight!

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91

Smoky AND Malty! It’s reminiscent of burnt toast…some might think that I like that taste but I do. This is dandy! If you are looking for a smoky tea that isn’t specifically a Lapsang Souchong – try this one! It’s very nice!

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94

This is amazing!

One of the better or best Darjeelings I have tried. It’s fresh, a little malty, a little floral but a sweeter floral and a bit bakey! Great!

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drank Keemun Peony by Grey's Teas
6770 tasting notes

This say perfect for the afternoon or evening but it was my THREE cups of the day and it’s awesome! I’m sending the rest to my Sororitea Sister LiberTEAs but the postman might have to pry it from my fingers! It’s delish!

It’s rich and malty and toasty-sweet and a wonderful Keemun. I’m totally loving Grey’s Teas thus far and this might be my favorite one so far!

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93

WOW! This is nice! It’s incredible! Malty, sort of creamy with a hint of sweet towards the end of the sip. It’s rich! This is a MARV Keemun. As an afterthought on the aftertaste I can pick up on either a pepper or a smoke but a tee-knee weenie hint!

Great!

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drank Winter Warmer by Grey's Teas
6770 tasting notes

It’s been a crazy few hours! WOW!
I received some teas from Grey’s and am super excited to try them!
This is my first one!

At first I thought it was a flavored Earl Grey. Then I thought it was some sort of Chai…an Earl Grey flavored Chai, perhaps? Regardless…the citrus is very nice. The cloves are just right and eventho it’s supposed to be a Winter WARMER this is FAB hot or cold.

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Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 5 min, 45 sec

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93

By the looks of it, it took me about a year to get through this 125g. All year, it’s been my most comforting tea, for times when I need my favourite tea because something had better cheer me up soon! Maybe i should get some new first flush darjeeling, I do love it!

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93

A brilliant tea to help me forget the tetley earlier

Wiseman Tea Co.

Haha! Well put

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93

Had a wonderful evening and now sitting back in my room listening to Zero 7 and drinking this. This is my little heaven

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93

I’m more and more convinced this needs to be brewed at a lower temperature. I didn’t measure it but I let the water in the kettle cool a bi before brewing and it let all the lovely sweet flavours out!

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93

The most expensive tea I’ve ever bought and I think it’s probably the nicest too. It’s certainly very good anyway. I didn’t put in properly boiling water and it took off the edge to it but it still tastes sweet and good!!

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it’s nice without milk but I have 500g+ of black tea I can’t have with milk and I’m the only person who drinks them, so sadly I won’t be buying any more for a year or so

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