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I love all things coconut and this tea is no exception. Pretty straightforward and simple, green tea with a natural tasting coconut flavour. What’s not to love? I found it at Winners for a great price. I would definitely buy this again.

Flavors: Coconut, Green

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74

A simple, mild peppermint tea. I have yet to have a peppermint tea that I didn’t like. When I want to make sure that I have an enjoyable cup of tea, I reach for peppermint.

Flavors: Peppermint

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75
drank Green Tea by Higher Living
397 tasting notes

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75
drank Green Tea by Higher Living
397 tasting notes

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75
drank Green Tea by Higher Living
397 tasting notes

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75
drank Green Tea by Higher Living
397 tasting notes

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75
drank Green Tea by Higher Living
397 tasting notes

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75
drank Green Tea by Higher Living
397 tasting notes

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75
drank Green Tea by Higher Living
397 tasting notes

A good green tea. Nothing fancy, no bells and whistles. This one is better than average for sure. Would buy again.

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84
drank Very Berry by Higher Living
228 tasting notes

It’s been quite awhile since I’ve had to add a new tea to the steepster catalog but I picked this one up from Marshalls. (I realllly need to stop buying tea…)

Didn’t realize this has rose or licorice in it when I bought it but I was pleasantly surprised by it’s absence. It is tart, but not too tart. The hibiscus, though it’s a main ingredient, it pretty mellow and lets the berry flavors shine through a bit.

Flavors: Berry, Blueberry, Hibiscus, Tart

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84
drank Licorice by Higher Living
112 tasting notes

This is quite a mild tea but it has an interesting and enjoyable blend of flavors. I find that the licorice flavor really comes through more in the aftertaste but it is only slightly noticeable when you first taste it.

About 10 seconds after I swallow the tea the licorice flavor starts to come out and it lasts for a couple minutes before you need to take another sip. It is strange how that works.

The more I drank the better I liked this tea. This is one of those teas that you want to just sip slowly and spread the taste out over a longer period of time.

Flavors: Fennel, Licorice

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 8 OZ / 236 ML

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72
drank Sweet Chilli by Higher Living
588 tasting notes

Thanks to MissB for sending me some of this! Honestly, I was a little reluctant to try this after reading the ingredients list. Licorice AND anise? Black pepper? These are not ingredients that I am traditional fond of. But actually this isn’t so bad. I’m not picking up any spiciness. Instead it tastes mostly like sweet licorice candy. Not something I would pick up on my own but certainly not something I would pour out either. It’s as good iced as it is hot. Sipdown!

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70
drank Ginger Kick by Higher Living
552 tasting notes

And drinking this one, mostly because I wanted an excuse to get off the freaking phones for one freaking minute at work, but also because it is good for my throat, which is sore from allergies and talking to stupid people nonstop.

If I get “I don’t know, I’m not tech-savvy” one more time after I ask which browser a caller is using…. I shall scream.

Flavors: Cookie, Ginger

TeaBrat

ha ha :)

teaqueen

#techsupportprobs lol

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70
drank Ginger Kick by Higher Living
552 tasting notes

My boyfriend told me to get this one because he has it at work and he says it’s really good for when you’re sick.

I accidentally uploaded the wrong picture for this (helpfully, Higher Living uses the exact same design and colors for their Lemon & Ginger blend….), and then of course Steepster doesn’t let you change the default picture. I uploaded the right one for it, but you have to click on the tea and then click on Other Images to see it.

I was crazy anxious last night, and it helped a lot. It’s soothing and surprisingly mild. It almost has a sugar cookie taste to it. The longer you let it steep, the better it gets.

Very good for anyone who wants the benefits of ginger without the intense spiciness.

Flavors: Cookie, Ginger, Lemon Zest

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70
drank Sweet Chilli by Higher Living
17 tasting notes

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Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Sweet Chilli by Higher Living
1429 tasting notes

Something made this bitter after I stepped it too long (the cinnamon, is that even possible?) but otherwise this is a lovely, rich tea, with only a hint of heat. A new favorite treat.

OMGsrsly

Not like Kapha Organic? :D

MissB

Nope, nothing anywhere near as spicy as that!

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100
drank Licorice by Higher Living
1 tasting notes

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60
drank Lemon & Ginger by Higher Living
1737 tasting notes

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60
drank Lemon & Ginger by Higher Living
1737 tasting notes

There sure do seem to be a lot of organic tea companies based in the UK! This one, Higher Living, looks very similar to Pukka, what with the percentage breakdowns of herbal ingredients and the colorful, upbeat packaging.

Lemon & Ginger brews up cloudy gold and is very close in flavor to Stash Lemon Ginger. Imagine that! The ginger tastes like powdered ginger (which of course it is—this is a filter bag), so though it is pretty strong (39%), it does not really have the zing of a fresh ginger infusion.

Perfectly fine as a functional tea when fresh ginger is not on hand.

(Blazing New Rating #29)

Flavors: Ginger, Lemon, Licorice

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 g 9 OZ / 266 ML
carol who

I have another dumb question… Where do you find the percentages of the ingredients? All I ever see is the ingredients in order of amounts.

carol who

What is the Blazing New Rating Rating?

sherapop

Hi carol who! The percentages are given on the box and the envelopes. BNR is my personal challenge to review every unrated tea in my house before returning to my old favorites!

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85

The teapees are nice and large with a very see through organza so you can see the quality and ingredients perfectly. It has a highly perfumed bergamot and rose scent that is sweet and thick.

Ingredients: Organic Black Tea, Organic Rose Petals, Natural Bergamot Flavour, Natural Rose Flavour.

Steeping instructions: Use one teapee with freshly boiled water for 4-5 minutes.

Sampling this tea with a drop of milk.

In flavour this tea matches it’s scent very well. The tea is perfumed and thick with dominant bergamot and soft, sweet rose tones which linger in the after taste. As a whole the ingredients taste pure and natural which leaves my mouth with crystal clear flavours. It is a little unusual to have rose in an Earl Grey but it works well with this, it adds a nice level of sweetness. It is also a little sour but the milk helps to smooth a lot of it out.

For pictures and more information please view my blog:
http://www.kittylovestea.co.uk/2014/05/25/higher-living-and-kromland-farm-reviews/

Flavors: Bergamot, Rose

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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80
drank Power by Higher Living
1336 tasting notes

The teapees are nice and large with a very see through organza so you can see the quality and ingredients perfectly. It has a refreshing spearmint scent that is strong, fresh and sweet.

Ingredients: Organic Yerba Mate, Organic Spearmint, Organic Cocoa Shells, Organic Ginkgo, Organic Siberian Ginseng, Organic Cayenne Pepper.

Steeping instructions: Use one teapee with freshly boiled water for 4-5 minutes.

In flavour this tea has sweet spearmint notes that linger over a lightly spicy, herbal flavour. The ingredients that stand out the most in flavour are the spearmint, cayenne pepper and ginseng. The Mate is not too heavy or dark for this blend but it does add some depth, more than just a herbal tea would have been.

As it cools this blend becomes smooth which increases it’s sweetness. The herbal elements are toned down also. I’m seeing it as being a mint tea with a difference, and frankly I love mint tea but this blend has taken it to another level. Plus the tingle from the cayenne in the after taste is spot on, subtle but invigorating.

For pictures and more information please view my blog:
http://www.kittylovestea.co.uk/2014/05/25/higher-living-and-kromland-farm-reviews/

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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Tony (my awesome man of 13 years) actually made his first tea order!
He’s been drinking London Tea Room’s ‘Jubilee’, which is an earl grey, for quite some time. He used to drink English breakfast, until he tried earl grey, & now that’s pretty much all he will drink. So he was at a coffeeshop & they had an earl from Ahmad tea, which he really enjoyed, so he ordered some. He knows I like breakfast blends so he ordered some of their English Breakfast for me (because he once heard me say, “There’s no point only ordering one tea. If you’re paying for shipping you might as well order 2 or 3”). I’ve never tried Ahmad teas, so there’s something to look forward to.

This tea came out of Traveling Tea Box ‘A’. I wanted something caffeine free for the evening, so I kept 2 bags. I double bagged it, & I’m glad because there really isn’t a lot there, flavor-wise. I also added stevia, & that helped. It’s ok, passable, & probably my last tea of the night.

Sil

Yay! Someday my other half will order tea….maybe….not.

gmathis

Ahmad has a couple of good stout breakfast teas I like muchly: Warwick Assam and Hampton Breakfast (which hits you in the muzzly, sleepy face with a truncheon).

Terri HarpLady

I’m not exactly sure what he ordered for me, something breakfast related. I don’t see him much during the week, even though he only lives 5 minutes away, LOL. Maybe that’s why we’ve managed to stay together for so long! ;)
Anyways, I have a valentines gig tonight, then I’ll stop over for a few hours & see what he bought & although it will be late for drinking it, I’ll at least take a whiff!

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70

At first i loved this tea because the chamomile taste is so subtle, but i’ve decided that the result of that is less benefit for my heartburn, and the tea doesn’t really taste like much of anything in the end. The bag smelled strongly of fennel, but that taste wasn’t present in the tea. The only thing i can really taste is the sweet vanilla flavor, which rings as somewhat artificial. I wonder what exactly gives the tea its sweetness. It’s kind of creamy and not unpleasant in any way, but the flavor is so weak that i can’t really say that this tea is worthwhile.

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