Peet's Coffee & Tea

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190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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100

Hands down the best tea that Peet’s offers. A rich, sweet, nutty and full-bodied black tea with just the right amount of cocoa and vanilla.

Flavors: Cocoa, Toffee, Vanilla

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

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15

An extremely bizarre tisane with a taste reminiscent of latex.

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

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25

The single worst tea Peet’s has ever offered. The taste is of compost scrapings, a day-old coffee grounds, and with a vaguely fishy undertone. It brews blacker than coffee, is almost sludgy and has a bite that almost hurts the pallet.

For $25 for 4oz, don’t even bother wasting your money.

Flavors: Barnyard, Coffee, Compost, Seaweed

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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100

The best of both worlds: it’s not just a Miley Cyrus television show. It’s this tea. Chocolate + tea = I’m floating on a cloud of bliss.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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Unclear just how much tea I drank last night, but I realized I never logged any of it. Oh well, this is the first cup of the morning!

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Free cup of tea with my loose leaf purchase. I have had worse pu’erh. This one is nothing special, especially at the price they charge for the loose leaf.

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62

I am not too terribly fond of this tea, but it was a gift, and it is decent tea, so I shall drink it. That said, it might be one of the few teas I consume with a bit of milk.

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Finished the last of this. While it was good, I do not think I shall miss it.

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31

This was absolutely disgusting. It was like drinking a cup of perfume. The rose was so overwhelming.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 15 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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89

Just finished this tin. It was good, but I cannot say that I would rush to buy more, now.

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94

I really don’t understand why this has such a low rating? It is a great quality Keemun. Maybe many of the people on here had it improperly made at the store or something. .. I bought the tin and it is now my favorite breakfast tea! Give it another try people!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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75

I think I said this in my last review, but I really should just get some of this to have at home. Its raining, I have a free cup of tea card, and I almost always get this juicy blend.
It was good this afternoon. Its Friday (hooray!) and I have fun dinner plans (hooray!) but it seems like the afternoon is going to drag. (boo!)
Well, tea helps! Onward, to conquer Friday!

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80
drank Masala Chai by Peet's Coffee & Tea
2345 tasting notes

Good afternoon Steepster… I hope everyone is enjoying the day. I had a nice morning because my sweetie made me breakfast and then I went to go get a massage which was very relaxing and almost made up for the fact that I didn’t sleep much again last night.

I felt like I wanted something warm and soothing & almost ended up with a straight black tea but decided to drink this instead. Prepared with 8 oz. tea and 8 oz. soymilk in a really big mug with some organic cane sugar. This isn’t the best chai I’ve ever had but since I have a whole tin of it, it’s good enough for the time being. I would still like to find a good decaf chai someday. I am enjoying this though, and getting a nice calcium boost.

Preparation
1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
TheTeaFairy

Oh, your day sounds exquisite!

TeaBrat

It really was…. thanks :)

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78

I picked up a tin of this tea when I was in San Diego for the weekend a month ago. I grew up in California (and think it’s just about the best place in the world) but hadn’t been back for six(!) years prior to this little jaunt, and of the many, many foodie delights I miss Peet’s Jasmine Lime Cooler comes out pretty high on the list. So, being back in the land of Peet’s, picking one up was pretty high on my list of things to do. And I did. And it was just as wonderful—just as refreshing and sweet and tart and floral—as I remembered.

But this isn’t a review of the Jasmine Lime Cooler. This is, alas, a review of something much less exciting. The tea is smooth and sweet, although I can’t say I’m getting any of the plum mentioned in the official description. The sweetness I’m picking up on is more of the chocolate variety, which, as everyone probably knows by now, is not my most favorite of flavors to encounter in an unflavored black tea. This tea is also lighter on the smoke than I’d expected (and almost nonexistent on the pine), and it doesn’t have that rich red wine quality I’ve gotten with other Keemuns. It makes for a pleasant, if not especially memorable, cup, and I can see it making a nice, gentle introduction to Keemuns for those not inclined toward the bolder stuff.

Dustin

I miss Peet’s too! Just the smell in the air when driving past one early in the morning is very nostalgic for me.

greenteafairy

I love their drinks so much—the Jasmine Lime Cooler will always be my favorite, but I also grabbed an exceptionally tasty Mayan Mocha at the airport on my way back. It’d be awesome if they expanded further east!

Dustin

I do remember that Jasmine Cooler tasting pretty good. There is a new coffee shop chain in the Bay Area called Philz that has a mojito coffee drink with fresh mint leaves and it is amazing! They only have a few shops, so I’m guessing it is like Peet’s in the early days.

greenteafairy

That sounds really interesting! I have to get back to the Bay Area sometime…

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90

This is a very good white tea. I have to say for the price its a great deal. I can still reuse the leaves about three times and get a good flavor. Its said that silver needles are the finest white tea however for me they lack the flavor and I like this better. For a white tea this is a medium flavor, still light but its refreshing. I consider this an everyday tea especially for summer. I will keep buying this tea even though its not certified organic I don’t worry about sprays compared to cheap powdered ice teas in the supermarket. Its also hard to make this tea bitter even using boiling water.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp

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75

Raining today! So I slogged out to get a cup of tea at my lunch break.
I really should just get some of this for home, as I get it out often enough. Glug glug.
Its a really fresh and juicy tea. Good stuff.

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