London Tea Company

Recent Tasting Notes

80

Although I prefer loose tea, I do own teabags, and they sure are practical when not having a lot of time or when inviting people with different preferences. This morning the first applied. It´s been a very long time since I bought these, and I couldn´t quite remember whether I just bought it for the elderflower (I “brew” my own elderflower cordial to make wonderful gin&tonics), or whether I truly liked it. Well, the elderflower made me buy it, but I do like this tea. Very floral, very soft, very subtle…wonderful when still waking up! And according to London tea company it helps to give your skin that youthful and supple appearance…great indeed!

Flavors: Apricot, Floral

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 45 sec

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70
drank Peppermint by London Tea Company
18 tasting notes

The pure peppermint.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 g 5 OZ / 147 ML

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60

It is the Lemongrass, green tea based, but where is the tropical fruit flavor?

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 g 5 OZ / 147 ML

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80

I thought some black tea this morning would do me well so I looked around my cupboard this morning and found this tea, in pyramid bag form. Drinking this straight black (for a change).

This tea is really nice, it’s sweet, smoky, malty and dry. When I say this is sweet I really mine it, like stevia and hay combined to make some sort of ultra sweet blend which smooths out most of any thickness the black tea has. Though it still has the qualities of a black tea it is rather mild and the sweetness strong. It’s nice, I really like it, but I couldn’t have it all the time. I would consider buying more, I only got a few bags from a sampler to try them.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec
looseTman

“Decaffeinated Breakfast Tea” Isn’t that a contradiction in terms? ;-) Sounds like a slow start to a new day! ;-)

KittyLovesTea

Yeah I know what you mean, I don’t usually have decaf tea but today I woke up rather refreshed and ready to start my day. I’m happy I tried this one today, I guess some of it may be psychological, I’m drinking black tea therefore it has caffeine and will be good. Worked for me though :)

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80

I discovered this tea after falling in love with this company’s White Tea with Apricot and Elderflower. I still rate that one higher than this, but I’ve discovered that elderflower is a nice, mellow flavor. Being a Yank, I had never tasted it until getting this British tea.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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75

It says to steep this tea for 1-3 minutes. Usually, I find it can take a significantly longer steep. That being said, ten minutes may have been a bit too much — there were slight hints of bitterness suggesting an oversteep, though not enough to make it unpleasant. That being said, it gave time for the spices to come through very well, creating a pleasantly pungent wave of taste.
It’s nice on its own, but I think I may add a bit of sugar another time — I think a bit of sweetness would be an ideal complement to the tea’s original taste.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more

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80

Not only does my stomach need some comforting but so does my head, ever since I woke up this morning I have felt blurry and very groggy. It’s been constant all day probably caused by staying up very late.

I have been craving peppermint since the realisation of how soon Christmas is hit my mind. I always think of gingerbread men, candy canes, chocolate and nuts. I went through a ginger patch and now this is my candy cane phase.

This tea smells delicious, the peppermint is sweet, refreshing, thick and pure. Sometimes teas with only one ingredient are all that you need, it makes a nice change to drink something so simple.

The flavour is not quite as thick as the scent which will make it easy for my stomach to cope with when my IBS flares up. The leaves taste quite fresh and very natural/pure which gives it a nice sweetness and refreshing/cooling tingle. Being Organic makes all the difference.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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77

I’ve just done late night food shopping (or had it delivered anyway) and everything chore wise is done for the day. I am free to relax and prepare my schedule for tomorrows sales. It may be strange to make a schedule but remember that I am overseas and specific deals are only available for so long such as Della Terra, I would do well to make a note of the time differences. That’s where Google comes in handy :D

My husband chose this tea from the pack, I asked him which tea he would like and he said “The yellow one” which was this chamomile tea.

It smells sweet and fresh, not thick or stale as some chamomile teas can be (especially bagged).

Flavour is pleasant, sweet and floral, fresh and clean, light and buttery. All good qualities for a chamomile tea. In honesty I am not keen on chamomile and some I find undrinkable but this is very nice. Possibly one of the best chamomile teas that I have tried though in honesty I have not had many.

A little honey in this would be amazing, will need to note to self for next time. :)

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec

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71

I have been so rude, I apologize for not doing this sooner.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!

I have just been told the amazing news….my husband received his £1000 bonus for working hard so I can splurge a little this Black Friday :D There was a chance it would be delayed a month and I would have had to keep my spending at a minimum.

My husband just got home so this Earl Grey should warm him up. Served with a little milk but no sugar.

It’s a medium strength Earl Grey or at least to my pallet. The black tea has some smokiness but is clean tasting ie no astringency. As for the bergamot it’s sweet and a little waxy but natural tasting. It’s a rather clean cut Earl Grey in the way that it’s non offensive, I think even non Earl Grey fans could manage to politely sip this down.

It’s nice enough but again I prefer a strong Earl Grey. This would be a nice teabag to travel with though to make a change from Twinings or Clipper.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec
TeaKlutz

Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

TheTeaFairy

Happy thanksgiving and splurging! Yay for hubby bonus :-)

JustJames

happy thanksgiving one and all…. hope this is an excellent start to the holiday season for all. xoxo

MissB

Congrats on your early prosperity! I hope it continues through the holiday season.

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76

I forgot I received a tin containing 9 different The London Tea Company flavours. I came across the tin whilst I was sorting my tea cupboard out in preparation for Black Friday. I have no space left :( But I have a few days to clear some space and a further week or so for international post to arrive so I suppose that should be enough time.

Once steeped this tea is golden in colour and has a sweet citrus scent with an after-sniff kick of ginger. Rather fiery actually, cleared my sinus that’s for sure.

In the first few sips the lemongrass is nice and sweet with a gentle sourness which is followed by fiery and warm ginger before being lightened with more citrus in the after taste. The aftertaste citrus is different, it’s not lemongrass..waxier than that…perhaps lime? or orange?

It’s a pleasant enough blend and is definitely the sort of tea that I enjoy drinking in cold weather. I have a warm glow in my stomach now :)

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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83

My wonderful boyfriend sent me a bag of this from the UK. Very light and subtle, would be a fabulous afternoon tea. Quite floral which I always enjoy.

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82

A delicious tea – subtle, but full of depth and flavour. The elderflower is my favourite element here, with the after note of sweet apricot adding something fruity! It’s a mellow tea – I drink it when I’m sleepy, or not feeling 100%, or just want to kick back and relax.

It’s not an offensive or assaulting tea, just something nice to sip on a cosy Sunday afternoon while curled up in bed. I bet it would be beautiful cold brewed too!

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec

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89

I think this tea even got me hooked onto green tea. I used to find it too bitter, but this blend combines it wonderfully with mango and a pinch of ginger. Yummy!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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73

I have had a nice birthday and an exhausting one at that so to end my night I’m having a cup of this camomile and lavender tea. Hopefully the lavender will aid in making me have a good nights sleep.

The colour once brewed is yellow and it has a floral and lemony scent. I brewed this hotter than I usually would for a green tea but I’m only following the instructions taken from the back of the tin.

Light, refreshing, floral, sweet, sour. The lavender starts off strongly and then lightens rapidly into a lemony sour fog. It’s not heavy or thick by any means which makes it easy to drink. I’m not a huge fan of lavender but when used in moderation like this blend it makes an enjoyable drink. I’m not a chamomile fan either but again this blend works well together.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 30 sec
Ysaurella

happy birthday !

Ninavampi

Happy Birthday! :)

Kasumi no Chajin

Always on a lookout for a new blend of this type!
happy Birthday!

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77

The first tea from my London Tea Company box sampler. Thank you mother for my gift, new tea is always welcome in this house :D

This tea has a nice caramel touch in sweetness and smoothness. Rich, light, refreshing, malty, clean. Very nice for a bagged tea and great for an everyday tea. One of the cleanest tasting breakfast teas I have tried.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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90

Hi everyone! Been a little quiet lately despite having bought some new teas, mainly because I’m trying to get through my opened teas before opening the new ones. My Strawberry Rooibos,Strawberry Sencha, Afternoon at the Palace, China Oolong and Rose Petal are all looking for loving homes. Also, I changed my username from melanchocolate, hope that doesn’t confuse anyone!

This tea has been in my cupboard for so long I can’t believe I’ve only just added it to my Steepster cupboard! They serve it in the cafés on campus here actually, and it’s so good I had to order some of my own at the start of the year. It’s brilliantly mellow and smooth, as a white tea, and the elderflower and apricot give it a natural sweetness. The elderflower’s not hugely noticeable but it is definitely present and goes perfectly with the white tea. Even when scalded slightly, this is delicious.

Over the past few days I’ve really gotten into cold-steeping my tea: leaving a bottle of water with tea leaves in the fridge overnight and straining it in the morning so I can take it to work or class with me later. I tried it with this tea but in a hurry, with chilled water in the bottle and the teabag still floating in it- but it’s managed to steep deliciously in barely two hours! With no risk of scalding the tea the elderflower has a chance to really come out over the apricot and tea flavours, and the resulting iced tea is a little dry but very very sweet. This is one of my favourites :D

Ysaurella

awwwwwwwwwwwwww I loved Melanchocolate ! No worries I’ll be happy with meliorate as well :)
This iced tea seems really delicate as only good apricot can be.

meliorate

Hahaha, sorry, maybe I’ll go back to it when I feel in more of a gourmet mood! :D It was wonderful iced, maybe I’ll try again in the summer…

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95

I don’t have any idea what flavor the elderflower is adding here, but I love the apricot taste! Very light and never bitter. Needs no sweetener. I order 100 bags at a time from the UK. Even with shipping to the US, it’s worth it!

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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83

Thought the tea was very relaxing and tasted great!!!!!

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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98

This is now my fav Earl Grey tea!
My second best is “Eastern Shore Tea Co”!
Best Green Tea is “Good Earth” – the decaf blend!

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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1

Definitely not my kind of tea. It feels like we are drinking home fragrances.

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51

Not the best Earl Grey I’ve had. The bergamot was very weak, but still quite a nice tea

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70

I received this tea as part of a gift set and I am very surprised by it’s quality. Maybe it’s because I’ve been low on black tea lately, but I don’t think so. It has a real tobacco/raisin flavor that I can’t recall tasting in bagged black tea. I made this tea for the purposes of making iced tea, and drank it both hot and iced. It was definitely enjoyable both ways!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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100

I love this tea. The first time I tried it, I hated it… I drink Starbucks chai tea lattes all the time and thought… this just doesn’t taste right. Now I make it with half hot water [leaving it to steep for a few minutes before adding], half whole milk and add 3 level teaspoons of white sugar. I leave the tea bag in the entire time which adds to the flavour. I could drink this all day every day!! Favourite for sure!

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec

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82

still a favorite of mine. added a dash of milk today.

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