Indigo Tea Company

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drank Yunnan Gold by Indigo Tea Company
230 tasting notes

I got this from a traveling teabox some months ago. I generally like Yunnan’s but this one was kinda bland and reminded me of drinking Lipton from my childhood.

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Small Big Traveling Tea Box

I really am a fan of hot cinnamon teas. There is something about them that is just so incredibly cozy and perfect. Usually, the hotter (spicier) they are the better. This tea is definitely a change of pace from that. Instead of being super hot like I expected, it is actually quite sweet. And I really liked it. The cup was full of flavor and that held up resteep after resteep.

Preparation
1 g 2 OZ / 59 ML

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Small Big Traveling Tea Box

First Pu-er ever! Man, I’m just ticking off my list of firsts:P tehehe.

I’ve got to say….this kind of tastes like dirt to me…>.< or maybe the unwashed, uncooked outside of a beet..mm, no. Not my cuppa tea. Maybe I’m doing something wrong… but I’m not a fan of it. At all. Since obviously I’m not well versed enough in pu-ers to rate this one, I’m leaving it unrated.

Flavors: Dirt

Preparation
1 g 4 OZ / 118 ML
mj

Did you rinse it? I think you’re supposed to rinse first? Someone please correct me if I’m wrong.

albertocanfly

Is that what the trick is?? I’d love to know to give this tea a fair review.

mj

I feel like I’ve read on Steepster somewhere that you’re supposed to rinse Pu erhs? I’m not sure though. Hopefully someone with experience will see this thread and set the record straight :-)

sherapop

That’s my understanding, too, mj. I have only tried “gringo” pu-erh so far (in blends and bags), but when I muster up the courage to brew one of the tuo cha (or whatever they’re called), I’ll definitely rinse first—because it smells like horse manure!!!!! If only I were kidding…

albertocanfly

hahaha, well, I’m glad that I’m not the only one who is experiencing this issue. Guess I’ll have to look for this thread and try again:]

TheTeaFairy

Yes, like mj said, definitely rinse a few second. Pu’erh is an aquired taste, but a good quality one is not supposed to taste like “dirt”. Never heard about IndigoTea so I can’t comment but I strongly recommend Mandala’s if you ever want to start getting into pu’erh :-)

Rie T.

I was slightly freaked by the dirt/horse barn flavor of my first puerh, but somehow it won back my favor and I love shu puerh now! The rinse is super critical, both for the flavor and for hygienic purposes, the way that puerh is processed at the farms is pretty… rustic. ;)

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The first time I tried this tea I wasn’t very impressed. I must have done something wrong because this time around I’m finding it quite nice. The vanilla is subtle like a ninja you don’t really know it’s there until bam. The aftertaste is what really does it to me. Kinda minty almost.

It’s good hot and cold. I’m honestly not sure of which I prefer more but I think I’m leaning a little more towards the cold because I can taste more vanilla.

Flavors: Cream, Vanilla

Preparation
4 min, 45 sec

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Disappointment in my mouth. After trying Lupicia’s Golden Honey Dew tea I’ve set my standards high for honeydew tea and unfortunately I don’t think this one even comes close. I was going to buy a bag. Was so excited. Decided to get a kids size to taste it (cause they don’t do samples) and man am I glad I did. If you like dandelion or very heavy flower tasting tea this is for you.

Dustin

Lupicia has spoiled/ruined me on a lot of fruit flavors. Melon, peach, strawberry…

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The first time I tried this tea, I did so as a cold brew because it sounded so promising. That little experiment did not go over so well (see previous tasting note), so I was hesitant to try it again. This time around, I’m trying it hot, and though it is a little better, I still do not think that this is a tea for me. My main problem with it is that it comes off too perfume-y in both the hot and cold brewed versions. In addition, the blood orange flavor is less of a juicy blood orange and more of the rinds. I find this rind trend to be similar in other citrus-y teas, which is kind of frustrating to me because who really eats the rinds of citrus fruits anyway?

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When I smelled this tea, I knew I had to try cold brewing it. So I stuck it in the fridge for too long (over 13 hours? oops), and just took a sip of it now. It smells like a juicy orange, but when I take a sip, the blood orange flavor comes out perfume-y for me. I also taste something a bit ginger-like. I’m not a huge fan of ginger, so it didn’t sit quite well with me. I don’t think this is the tea for me, but it was nice to try it out! Thanks to Skysamurai for the sample!

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Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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97

There’s little better than Irish Breakfast with milk and honey. Yum.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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I absolutely love this tea, with a splash of vanilla syrup and vanilla creamer.

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Okay when you’re in a holiday mood. I ignore it the rest of the year.

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This is a great tea to drink before singing. Clears and soothes the throat and tastes wonderful!

Preparation
5 min, 15 sec

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There are a few tropical hints but not enough to overpower the sweet and slightly nutty taste of the basic Rooibos flavor. It only needs to be steep for 5 – 7 minutes and once done it’s very soothing. I’m actually having trouble writing this post because it’s so relaxing. Picture yourself in your favorite place with your preferred drink of choice and you have the flavor of this tea.

I also suggest you try a Rooibos Latte if you ever get the chance. The warm milk froth mixed with the Rooibos froth is absolutely amazing.

Preparation
6 min, 0 sec

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Honestly, I don’t fancy the flavor. It doesn’t come off as earthy like most green teas do. It reminds me more of green beans. However it isn’t so bad that it’s going to sit in my cabinet. I’m going to try different steep times and see if that does anything.
Many people, including myself, think of it at first as a green tea. As I looked into the background on good old Wikipedia I found out that it is actually in two classifications and some people only classify it as a post fermented tea. The whole history and information on the tea is quite interesting if you have time to go and read it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pu-erh_tea

Preparation
1 tsp

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Travelling Tea Box C

I usually really like Yunnans, but this one was exceptionally bitter. There was a bright copperiness to it that I didn’t like. Onward to other teabox teas!

TheTeaFairy

Bummer, that’s kind of unusual for a Yunnan, don’t you think? They are so sweet and smooth…

Fuzzy_Peachkin

I know!!! I was so disappointed.

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This is a complex tea. My mouth can’t quite understand that it’s tea and not something to eat. I’m drinking it iced currently but I think it would be quite good hot as well. I’m just amazed at how almondy it is but at the same time it doesn’t overrule the green. It’s taken about half of the cup for me to get used to it but it’s slowly growing more and more on me.

Preparation
Iced 1 min, 45 sec

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Nothing is more refreshing than a large cup of iced day on a hot day at the junk market. I tasted it with and without honey. Surprisingly I liked it better without the honey. I also think it would have been better without so much ice. The ice watered it down too much. I’m interested to see how it will be when it’s hot. It’s a fruity tea but lightly fruity. The green and the fruit mix well.

Preparation
Iced 2 min, 0 sec

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This tea reminds me of a tea they would drink at a fancy party or somewhere in a palace. It smells wonderful, like most Jasmine teas do, but with an added depth to it that the green teas don’t have. The flavor is also quite regal and truly creamy! I feel, each time I take a sip, that there must have been cream put in it or something! But there is not! Someone has to try this with cream because I am curious as to whether the texture will change.

Preparation
150 °F / 65 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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I was very curious when I ordered this (the name “icewine” was interesting!) and I was not disappointed with my purchase. It is a flavored black tea, and the flavor is delicate but definitely something so different I noticed right away. It tastes like a cool faint grape, with a tinge of the flavor that a lighter wine carries. It is hard to describe because the flavor seems to morph with every sip I take. Definitely interesting and enjoyable.

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