Indigo Tea Company

Recent Tasting Notes

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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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100

I love this stuff! It’s the only tea I’ve ever given a 100 to, and let me explain why.

This is a light green tea with just a tiny hint of fruit. I do not to have to be in any specific mood to want this tea, like I do with a lot of my others. This is just a great staple, any time tea. It’s pretty cheap too which is a bonus!

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

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37

If Lapsang Souchong had a drinkable cousin, it’d be this vanilla black. Bears a passing resemblance to it, in terms of its smokey haze and the taste as a result comes off very different than you’d anticipate from the name of the tea. Less taste of a vanilla from my experience or at least, what I’d have preferred. It’s perhaps a bit more earthy and strong. So a nice sturdy black if you want that kind of thing. I wanted to like it more, but just can’t seem to get into it.

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92

The leaves are very aromatic and encompass the very essence of strawberries. After my sand timer ran out (this is the way they brew tea for customers at Indigo), I added a conservative amount of rock sugar it was ready to drink! The strawberry taste is nice and strong, which I would expect since the flavor of black tea is such a force to be reckoned with. At the same time, the strawberry flavor is rich and convincingly fresh, as each sip is like popping a ripe juicy strawberry into my mouth. The finish of this tea is quite pleasant as well; as the sweet strawberry taste wanes the black tea taste comes in for the final word. An overall lovely brew.

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68

Quick review: Leaves very aromatic. Peppermint is very strong, chocolate taste is more subtle. Like an andes mint but much more minty. I’ve never been a huge fan of really minty teas, but this one is decent. Something about the flavor makes me think this is more muted or bland than it could be.

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97

I like going here to study, and when I need a break I just get up and smell all of their samples of tea to help me decide what I want. I came across this tea and the leaves were so aromatic. They have this wonderful vanilla bourbon-y smell, so I had to try it.

I like my black tea sweet, splash of milk to get rid of any bitterness and smooth out the flavor. The vanilla taste is a nice undertone that complements the black tea and does not taste artificial in any way. I don’t exactly know how to describe the taste of the black tea, kind of earthy, smokey. It’s the best vanilla black tea blend I’ve ever tasted, plus it’s great hot and cold. I will definitely buy some of this as a morning staple once I free up a tin!

MindfulLife

Ooh I’m going to add this to my shopping list!

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78

Thanks to Viva La Tea for this tea! I have experimented with this tea a lot, and found that the flavor changes drastically with different steep times. Today I tried it at 45 seconds, and it is perfect – not too bitter, slightly sweet.

Preparation
0 min, 45 sec
Honey

I’m glad you found a steep time that works! I have a few teas that are really inconsistent with brewing, even if I do everything the same.

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83

This tea is great- the description does not do it justice. I smelled the sample at the store before I got a cup of it and it had a smooth black tea smell, and yet it had invigorating chai spices in it! Besides cinnamon, I believe the sample also said ginger and cardamom, so it’s actually quite tasty. The orange blends in well too and is quite complementary to the other spices. I look forward to my next cup of it :)

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90

I’ve had more than 80 ounces of this Second Flush Darjeeling over the past two days and I still enjoy the flavor. Very faint notes of floral and grape, not super-astringent, and not heavy. I’ve used water at boiling for about 4 minutes each time, and it’s reained consistet. A little more expensive, but it’s organic, which is to be expected. From the Makaibari Tea Estates which has a well-documented history, still family-run, and the first large-scale tea plantation to “go green” in the early 1990’s.
More with pics of my steeping experience: http://bit.ly/mSQjHC

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