Just Organic Tea

Recent Tasting Notes

Backlog from a few days ago.

This is a really bergamot-heavy EG. It’s not the most bergamotty one I’ve ever had, but it’s up there. Glad I only got a small sample of this – I have enough left to make a quick sipdown.

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I’ve had this tea a few times now. I love the idea of it in theory – all those nice warm spices combining with the coldness of autumn and the falling leaves. However, this isn’t very orangey, and the spices are quite strong. The orange only makes itself known at the end of the sip on the back of the tongue. The flavour is subtle, but round.

Yesterday I made this using a 4-minute steep. Perhaps it would be better at 3 minutes?

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 24 OZ / 709 ML

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This was one of the teas I asked for a small sample of with my Kickstarter passage, and it’s surprisingly nice. Just a nice, solid, medium black tea, without too much going on. However, the flavour becomes a bit harsher when it’s cold – it’s best to drink this one up quick.

The nice thing is that I only have another cup left – perfect for a sipdown.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 24 OZ / 709 ML

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I enjoyed this one from Just.Organic.Tea. As I said in the full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/07/02/just-tulsi-with-a-twist-from-just-organic-tea/ It’s sweet, lemony, and has just enough spicy kick to keep the taste buds happy.

The peppermint is not an assertive flavor and I was kind of surprised by this because normally peppermint is quite an aggressive herb. Everything is nicely balanced here.

A nice, calming tea, especially nice after meals.

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Mmmmm. I loooovveeee minty teas. I normally get herbal but this one is perfect! Now I can drink mint tea EVERYDAY. It is not one of those teas that leave a taste in your mouth, it’s really interesting. You have the taste while it’s in your mouth but then nothing.

[[ I do two steeps with all my teas. ]]

Flavors: Green, Mint

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec

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I’m starting to think they meant peachy as in that’s just peachy and not as in a peach white tea. This is pure cinnamon to me. It actually makes the roof of my mouth itch. Definitely don’t taste peach at all. I will be passing the last cup of this on to someone who might enjoy it because I did not.

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Hoo boy. I have not posted notes here for a week or so at least, and I have quite the backlog to catch up on. Here we go: Note 1 of 13!

I’ve had this at least twice in the past few weeks, and it’s surprisingly good! I can taste the black base, but the base doesn’t have that odd molasses-like flavour of JO’s other black teas. It’s a bit malty, but not that astringent, and the flavours are subtle but there. I’m surprised by how little I taste the lemon myrtle, because in my experience it’s quite a heavy-hitting herb.

I’m really happy I have this one in my cupboard. I don’t taste much in the way of peach or apricot, but that’s ok.

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Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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Ooh, I like this one! Lots of lemon flavor with the holy basil and spices making an appearance towards the end of the sip. I added a little sugar and am really enjoying the sweet/savory combination.

Thank you, Just Organic Teas for sending me this sample. It’s great!

September Sipdowns: 20

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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This is a really good Assam. I love it. It’s not only a very flavorful, rich Assam, but I love that it’s organic and that it’s fair trade. Bonus points!

Bold, malty, full-flavored. Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/06/17/just-awesome-assam-black-tea-from-just-organic-tea/

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A really good green tea. Fresh tasting and exhilarating, I find this to be an energizing type green. Sweet, vegetal, and clean. Brothy.

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/06/10/just-pure-green-tea-from-just-organic-tea/

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This might be my favorite I’ve tried from JOTea so far… just my thing! I love tulsi since it is holy basil and I love basil.. especially the purple type. I also love that this type of tulsi tastes slightly like green beans since I love those too. I eat them raw.. I’d actually prefer them to potato chips (in the case of green beans they look like French fries!) This one is a very unique blend in that it also has lemon myrtle and spices. After waiting around ten minutes to steep the spices don’t overpower the lemon or tulsi. The lemon is definitely noticeable so there is a lovely balance between the tulsi, spices and lemon. Very nice! I’m so sorry for the late reviews, JustOrganicTea.com!
Steep #1 // 10 min after boiling // 4-5min

TeaBrat

I love tulsi :)

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The bergamot is a bit softer than I would like it to be for an Earl Grey. I do like this Earl Grey, though, but for me, an “Epic” Earl Grey would be one with a stronger bergamot note. This would be the ideal Earl Grey for those who like their bergamot to come on soft and smooth.

The bergamot does develop as I continue to sip, though and I enjoyed that. The black tea is robust and pleasant and doesn’t attempt to hide behind the citrus notes. Tangy, a little sweet, and enjoyable to sip.

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/05/30/just-epic-earl-grey-from-just-organic-tea/

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I remember looking at the ingredients and feeling doubtful. But I had recently tried another peachy white from another company that I enjoyed greatly, so I took a leap of faith…. and was disappointed.

This tea is not at all reminiscent of the peach fruit, even of it’s close cousins the apricots. I wonder if the company was trying to convey an peachy as in the adjective, and not the ingredient. I would not have chosen this tea based on how it is.

The dry tea is very fluffy, as white teas tend to be, and at least they packaged the 2oz in a larger packet to account for that. Dry I get the smell of alot of cinnamon and cloves. Brewed, I just get cinnamon. White tea and cinnamon. Overall the effect is ‘this is what I would put in a peach cobbler, but it’s not peach. Not even close.’

This might appeal to someone, but it isn’t “my cup of tea”. You might find it wandering around in a TTB after I’m through with it. I would also suggest a name change please.

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Backlog from a few days ago.

Now that I’ve had two black teas from Just Organic, I can see what other people are saying about the distinctive nature of the black base tea. When I had the Naughty ’Nilla tea, the tea had this molasses-like, burnt-sugar taste that I attributed to the carob in the blend.

However, this tea has an undertaste that is quite similar. This is a decent chai, but I think that it’s best to save it for the winter. The cinnamon is strong, the orange is there, but the other flavours don’t stand out as much. I get the feeling that something is missing here. Ginger, perhaps? Not sure.

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This was a middle of the road Earl Grey for me. The bergamot is there, but it’s not as strong as some other people have mentioned. The base tea is also fairly weak which isn’t something I look for in an Earl Grey. It was definitely decent and easy enough to drink, but unfortunately it’s also rather forgettable.

September Sipdowns: 4

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML

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drank Just Pure Green by Just Organic Tea
443 tasting notes

I got this as one of my Kickstarter rewards.

It’s just a green tea. It’s not anything super green or super sweet or anything. It’s just a nice, decent loose leaf green.

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My Just Organic Teas Kickstarter arrived in the mail!
Well, it arrived in the mail about a week ago, but I got it sent to my aunt’s house because I’m moving this weekend.

This smells like a lovely spiced apple cider! Just all the warmth and ALL THE FALL. THE BEST SEASON OF THE YEAR. I was definitely expecting a brighter, rooibos/blueberry tea, rather than the cinnamonny tea that I got, but hey, it’s tea and tea is lovely :)
Definitely a dark red cuppa with the hibiscus. I could have done with a bit less hibiscus, but I’m sure a bit of sweetner would do the trick!

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I have to admit that I’m not a huge fan of this tea. Maybe it’s the carob? It smells nice, but it’s far too sweet.

Cheri

I haven’t tried it yet. I didn’t realize it was carob when I picked it from my kickstarter. I’m not a carob fan.

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Happy Labour Day!

This morning, I decided to make French toast for breakfast for myself and the hubby. I normally add cinnamon and vanilla to the egg and milk mixture to make things nice and sweet, and I wanted to have a sweet, dessert-like tea to go with my breakfast.

It seemed like the perfect opportunity to try Just Naughty ’Nilla out.

To be honest, this tea was very different from what I was expecting. I was expecting a lot more vanilla in the scent and flavour of this tea, but instead when I opened the package I smelled a dark, deep, sweet smell like burnt sugar or molasses.

I’ve never had carob before, so I’m wondering if that flavour was what I was reacting to. I’ve heard carob is rather chocolate-like, but this didn’t really remind me of chocolate very much.

The dark sweet molasses nature of the leaf carried over into the brewed liquor, and the result was almost coffee-like. It wasn’t bitter, but the in the thickness and mouthfeel of it were similar.

This was interesting. I haven’t quite fallen for it yet, but I can easily see this tea being perfect on midwinter mornings when the snow piles in drifts against the door.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 15 sec 3 tsp 24 OZ / 709 ML
Cheri

I got this tea, too, but I haven’t tried it yet. I don’t think I realized it had carob in it when I picked it.

Indigobloom

I love the taste of carob! but just a little bit at a time or else I find it overwhelming

Christina

I’ve never had carob before, so I wasn’t quite sure I recognized it it in the tea. Did you get some of this tea as well, Indigobloom?

Indigobloom

Sadly I missed out on this one. I don’t mind :)
I tend to shy away from carob because I find it overpowering

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Just had this a second time, and my impressions of it tasting chemically are confirmed. I tried a 2 minute steep this time instead of a 3 minute one, and while it was more palatable, it still tasted odd.

I think there’s just too much spearmint in this blend – it needs to be a lot lighter for this tea to work.

Cheri

I have a bunch of this, but I haven’t tried it yet. I might try it as a cold brew.

Christina

That’s a good idea – I wish I had thought of it earlier! As it is, I’ll probably have to wait until next year for it to be warm enough for cold brewing.

Cheri

I drink both hot and cold beverages year round, so I’ll give it a try.

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Wow, first note for this tea! The pressure, it’s so intense.

This was the first tea I tried after I got my Just Organic kickstarter teas. I have to admit that out of all their blends, this is the one I was looking forward to most, because I’m a sucker for spearmint.

I’m really going to have to try brewing this again, though, as the flavour from my first attempt at making it tastes somewhat… off, somehow. Sipping the tea was fine, as I tasted mint and a fairly non-descript green tea in the background. However, if I chugged a lot of tea at once, I got this weird taste hovering in the background I couldn’t figure out.

I’ve noticed that if I oversteep peppermint, there’s sometimes a really harsh chemical taste, so I’m wondering if that’s what’s going on here with the spearmint. Anyways, more experimentation is needed.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 tsp 24 OZ / 709 ML
Cheri

I’ve got some of this, too, that I haven’t yet tried. Soon.

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Very tasty, a bit peppery, but also a bit sweet! I enjoyed it immensely!

Flavors: Peppermint, Sweet

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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I enjoyed it hot with milk and sugar, but I wouldn’t recommend it iced—the spice too rich, almost clove-y, to really work as a cold drink for me. I would have also liked a stronger orange flavor.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Orange

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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