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80

I’ve been on a Sencha kick lately. I’m happy to have found a Green tea that is truly enjoyable; therefore, I decided to purchase a little bit of this Cherry Sencha.

I must say that the tea is light, sweet, floral, cherry-esq, and smooth. This tea is really refreshing! I’ve been working through the rest of the tea in the tin all week, due to the large amount heading my way as I write this!

Flavors: Cherry, Floral

Kirkoneill1988

i love sencha when i tastes like asparagus

S.G. Sanders

I have a plain Sencha that does!

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80

I’m a big fan of Jasmine and Earl Grey tea. These two combined made me question on whether they’d pair well together. The overall smell of the tea reminds me of a Jasmine perfume, so I was little skeptical at first.

Fortunately, this tea is delicious. The aroma seems a bit much at first, but the overall flavor is delicate and nice. It’s a sweet Jasmine/bergamot tea, that stays on the tongue a while after sipping down the tea. I brewed this tea at 160 F and steeped it for 25 seconds. I’ve noticed that if you brew the water any higher or steep the tea any longer than that, it becomes very astringent and intolerable. However, it’s a great tea once you learn the methods of brewing the water/figuring out the proper steeping time.

Flavors: Bergamot, Jasmine, Perfume

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 0 min, 30 sec
Daylon R Thomas

Teabox had a green one that looked interesting. I hesitated though because I have no idea if the bergamot would overpower the jasmine.

S.G. Sanders

With this tea, the Jasmine is overpowering, but the bergamot plays with the aftertaste. I like how they go hand-in-hand that way.

S.G. Sanders

It’s definitely an unusual tea that works, though.

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57

Thanks for a sample of this one, Tamarindel! Sadly, on the search for some more good replacement EGs, this one just isn’t my thing. The flavor isn’t quite the bergamot I love. I could swear this was a plain EG and not a creamy. And the black tea base isn’t strong enough for me. Just not one for me! But I really appreciate trying this one. The search continues…

Tamarindel

Sorry :( I hadn’t really thought about it before, but you’re right, it’s on the light side. I guess that’s why it appealed to me, I couldn’t take those really punchy EGs first thing in the morning.

tea-sipper

Oh, it’s not your fault. Don’t be sorry. :D I appreciate the sample.

Tamarindel

Oh I know, just sorry it’s not the one. Good luck on the EG quest :)

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100

I bought this tea nearly a month ago, but it’s time to finish it off. Oolongs are so special, that I have a tendency to hoard them as long as possible, and avoid drinking them daily. However, this tea is fairly priced and is an excellent quality.

The first loose leaf that I was introduced to was a Tie Guan Yin, and I’ve been hooked ever since. I suppose my love for an oolong comes from that moment where I realized that I love tea, possibly more than coffee (which is true now). My roommate opened my eyes more and more as I began my tea journey, but eventually I hit the ground running, and explored more teas on my own. Although, he admittedly acknowledges that I may have excelled his tea knowledge; for he is still drinking Tie Guan Yin and Dragonwell, while I drink nearly EVERYTHING. Those are two very good teas that I don’t blame him for drinking everyday; however, I like to change it up on teas every once and a while.

Anyway, this is nutty, earthy, sweet, and smooth. It’s light and easy to drink more than you’d ever imagine you could. That’s because it’s a solid tea! With that said, I’m going to buy more to hoard soon!

Flavors: Nutty, Smooth

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Rasseru

Something about TGY flavour that is so special

S.G. Sanders

It’s a special tea that I’m grateful for trying a few years back. It literally changed the way I thought about tea.

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73

Sipdown. I iced this one too (it was a really warm day, in case anyone is wondering about this sudden trend in icing) and despite the fact that I used double the leaf and accidentally oversteeped it, it’s SO MUCH BETTER this way. As in, I can finally taste the dreamsicle. The orange and vanilla notes taste as heavenly as they smell. This has been such a successful day of steeping! (Though, erm, decidedly less successful in other areas, namely my spring cleaning tasks.) I’m cleaning out the cupboard now, wondering what else I can ice :)

Rating: I had this tea at 73 (for a hot cup) but I would give it 95 iced.

S.G. Sanders

Have you tried the Blood Orange Rooibos? I think that one has a more “refreshing” aspect to it. Plus, it’s better iced and/or as a sun tea!

Tamarindel

Well, I really hate the taste of rooibos, but I have had rooibos teas that were nice, simply because the other flavors covered up the rooibos taste altogether. How much of the rooibos flavor comes through in Blood Orange Rooibos?

S.G. Sanders

Hardly any. I’ll be the first to say that I greatly dislike the flavor of a rooibos tea. However, all you can taste with this blend is the orange cream flavors.

Tamarindel

That sounds really good then! I’ll grab some in my next order, thanks :)

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73

The sun is out, and the order from the New Mexico Tea Company just arrived, so today is a good day. I was really excited to try this one, because it smelled so amazing in the package — fresh oranges and lots of vanilla. But alas, the vanilla doesn’t come through in the flavor nearly as much as the aroma would suggest, and the orange is the kind of orange flavor you get from Bigelow or Celestial Seasonings — not bad, but definitely not a fresh orange taste. This has a black tea base, but I can hardly detect it.

All in all, this tea is pleasant enough, it just doesn’t live up to its scent. Still nice to try a new sample, though.

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65

Dry leaf appears larger than most white teas I’ve had before. Lots of green and brown on the leaves and I don’t see much of the white hair that is normally found on whites.

Taste starts out sweet and grassy. After a few steeps an herbal taste starts to come out, maybe like peppermint, but the grassiness is still dominant. It is a somewhat interesting flavor, but I think the grassiness is too dominant for me to really like it.

Flavors: Grass, Sweet

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 5 g 4 OZ / 120 ML

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87

I’ve been wanting to try a Lapsang Souchong for a while now and now I’m finally doing it. The leaf smells like liquid smoke and makes me think of bacon. It doesn’t really smell like something that could make pleasant tea, but I did end up enjoying it. I brewed for roughly 3 minutes rather than the packaging-recommended 4-5 because I was worried that the taste may get too overpowering, but it is not overly strong at all. The flavors I smelled on the leaf are still there, but much more subdued and quite pleasant. The smokiness has an almost sweet aspect to it that makes me eager to go steep another cup.

Flavors: Campfire, Smoke

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 3 g 8 OZ / 236 ML

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73

I’m fairly new to Darjeeling blacks. I’ve only tried one 2nd flush so far and this is my first time with 1st flush. From some reading I’ve heard 1st flushes described as almost like green teas and this certainly matches that description.

The wet leaves mostly have a grassy green color, with some more golden brown leaves scattered throughout. The liquor also looks more like the yellowish hue of a green than a black.

The taste is lighter than 1st flush. It still has similar spicy and malty characteristics, but those are more muted and there is some sweetness as well. Overall less flavorful than 2nd flush, and I can see why it isn’t valued as highly, but still an enjoyable tea.

Flavors: Malt, Spices, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec 4 g 8 OZ / 236 ML

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80

I wanted to give this tea try ever since I bought it a few weeks back, but I forgot about it, until today. So, I made a cup before work, and it’s good, but there’s something about it that was slightly off.

The tea itself smells great, and was very dark. However, there was a bit too much tannin. And honestly, it might’ve been the way that I steeped it/the water I used that made it taste that way; but, I’ll try it again. Although, once I added a few drops of half N’ half and sugar, it was very good (very malty and rich).

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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90

Yes, yes, yes! If you’re interested in trying a solid Jasmine tea, this one is it. It’s sweet, floral, smooth, and slightly nutty. It’s quite relaxing and good to have when you’re feeling sick and cold.

Very nice.

Flavors: Floral, Jasmine, Smooth, Sweet

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 1 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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89

Picked this up from the local shop. I don’t think I’ve ever had a huckleberry. Except maybe as a jam. It smells nicely fruity. A little like blueberries. The taste is also similar, but slightly more tart. Would probably be really good iced.

Flavors: Berries, Berry

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93

Happy Birthday to Professor Tolkien!

This tea seems like something Hobbits might have. Had some with first breakfast (oatmeal and fruit). It has a nice malty scent and flavour. Has a somewhat bold taste too.

Flavors: Malt

Teatotaler

And I have a strong notion that the Hobbits would add a bit of wildflower honey to it like I would. :)

Lariel of Lórien

I do have tea honey.

Teatotaler

I must give tea honey a try. I normally use orange blossom, clover or wildflower honey depending on the tea. Could you recommend a good tea honey and where I might purchase some? I’ll take honey every time over sugar to sweeten my tea!

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89

There is wintery weather happening here. I like having earl grey on snowy days. It feels very cozy. There is a nice bergamot scent. The base flavour is strong, and the bergamot is good. Paired well with my apple cake.

Flavors: Bergamot

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86

This morning was our first snow of the season. While it mostly melted now, the air is still cold. There is a nice nutty scent. That comes out in the flavour nicely.

I like hojicha for cold weather, it tastes comforting. Good for today.

Flavors: Nutty, Roasted nuts

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This has been in my collection for quite some time, sent to me from Sil a few years ago, LOL.
I don’t know why I’ve been putting it off for so long, but today is the day.
It was quite sweet from the start, and the flavor was vaguely familiar…remember those caramels with the creme filling? There for a minute it actually reminded me of those. I wouldn’t say it tasted just like them, or was nearly as sweet as them, but there was something in the taste that brought them to mind. So there.
A few steeps later it was a little tangy, but overall the flavor was very light, and although not something I’d crave, there wasn’t anything I disliked about it…until…
the last round has a kind of soapy taste to it…
The End
NEXT?

Sil

hahahahaha

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84

Steeped for 5 minutes exactly, and it was much improved from the cup I had yesterday, a very nice balance between the fruit flavors and the base. I feel like this is not the same base tea NMTC is using in its other black teas. It’s good, just punchier than the regular base.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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84

Pretty good, but I need to keep a better eye on my steeping parameters. I left this one too long and the base kind of took over. I’m not getting much peach or apricot, even though I know it’s in the blend from the other times I’ve prepared this tea. I generally think of flavored black teas as pretty forgiving, but this one not so much. Think I’ll set a timer next time.

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84

Got a sample of this in my recent order and was pleasantly surprised. While all the flavors I’ve tried from the New Mexico Tea Company have been good, some of them were on the weak side. Not so this one. The peach and apricot smell amazing, and both the base and the fruit notes pack a punch once steeped up. I don’t detect any spices here (I think blenders often slip some into this flavor combo) which is a relief to me. It’s nice to be able to just taste the fruit :)

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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(Not a proper review, just a reminder to myself to buy this again.) Bought an ounce of this during a trip to New Mexico; as I recall it was a pretty nice blend and not too bitter when brewed dark.

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86

Another afternoon black tea. This one smells very much like plums. It has a sweet, fruity flavour as well. Had it with some really good dark chocolate.

Flavors: Plums

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87

Picked this up from the store earlier in the year. Since it nearly time for Autumn, decided to have this for my afternoon cup. It smells nicely malty, and a bit more fruity when I brewed it. The flavour is a sweet malt, with some red and dark fruit notes.

Flavors: Fruity, Malt, Red Fruits

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90

Very nice blend of Guayusa! Lemongrass and Cinnamon overwhelm in a nice wake me up cup of tea. I enjoy this tea! I do enjoy drinking plain Guayusa but this is a treat to have once a week. Love it!

Flavors: Cinnamon, Lemongrass

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML

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70

It did have a taste of Blueberry but it was more artificial tasting. I tasted more Hibiscus than anything. If your a fan of Hibiscus try this tea. Its a drinkable tea, I just had no taste of White tea which was disappointing to me.

Flavors: Blueberry, Hibiscus

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