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Indigo Tea Company

Recent Tasting Notes

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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100

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

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36

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

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94

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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86

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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57

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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67

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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67

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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79

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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87

My husband and I love this tea. It’s so smooth and the somewhat root beer/sarsaparilla hints are so lovely. It’s also good cold.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 8 min or more

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91

Delicious! My husbands favorite tea. He loved the dry smell so he had to try it out and now it’s his favorite. Can be steeped for a long time without getting bitter seems to get sweeter.

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec

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66

This is a good but fickle tea. If you don’t steep it long enough you don’t get enough of the many great flavors but if you steep it too long the blood orange rinds will make it bitter. The smell and the taste make you feel relaxed. Doesn’t need sweetener.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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79

A very good Earl Grey. A unique Bergamot smell fills your nostrils as soon as you open the bag. It tastes just like an Earl Grey with a touch of green tea added.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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72

Jasmine was my starter tea. It’s easy to drink with honey or without. It also blends well with other teas. This Jasmine tea is mellow and full of Jasmine flavor. I still prefer this one with honey then without though. It’s also good cold. In order to fully appreciate the Jasmine flower flavor I had to let the tea cool down.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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80

Each Genmaicha is different. Every cup has most of the same notes but also has it’s own uniqueness. I’ve tried three different Genmaicha bags and all were a bit different. So far my favorite has been Indigo’s Organic Genmaicha but this one is also quite good. Like all green teas you have to make sure you do not over steep the tea or it will become too bitter.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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86

A lovely black flavored tea. For both the sweet and traditional tea drinkers. i love that they add real apple and almond pieces to their black tea. It has an unusual dry smell but not a bad unusual. I think it’s the mix of the almond and apple that makes it unusual. When steeped this tea is quite a delight. I’ve tried the tea plain and with honey but I like the extra sweetness that honey adds to it. However, having it plain is just as good.

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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