St. Dalfour

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55
drank Earl Grey by St. Dalfour
51 tasting notes

Water: 8oz

Leaves: Tea Bag

Steep: 1m, 2m

Aroma: Peppery

Color: Reddish Brown

Taste: This is my first time trying a Earl Grey tea. I had ordered a sample packet on iherb & it came with 3 different teas from St.Dalfour. I had never heard of this company before so i decided to give it a try. What I found unique about this tea was the aroma it was peppery, which is quite different from what I’m used to when it comes to tea. As for the taste it was strong peppery & bitter, the second steep was lighter in flavor.Overall, I didn’t like this tea.

Preparation
Boiling 8 OZ / 236 ML
K S

I tried this once. Didn’t like it and I love earl grey.

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66

This is one of my, not so many, tea bag teas. I have an old story with vanilla tea and it brings good memories.
I really enjoying the good balance of this one with a hint of honey added to it!

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The earthiness of the mint counterbalanced the edginess of the mint actually quite nicely. This blend was better than I expected, but still not fabulous. It was… Surprisingly tolerable, I guess.

I’m still adjusting to my new workplace. I found a box of this in the breakroom and reached for it because I was needing something soothing. It certainly fulfilled that need, if nothing else.

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85

The bottom line for me: This is a very pleasant and enjoyable tea, but not quite a normal Earl Grey taste you may initially be looking for.
In-Depth:
Aroma
The first thing I notice of this tea is its very unique aroma. It has a wonderful citrus-y scent, very warm and not so strong as to feel like an herbal tea. It actually reminds me of the smell of sweet pipe tobacco mixed with orange peel.
Flavor and Body
The tea is a very light black tea, with strong citrus overtones. The bergamot in this Earl Grey is not very strong. Normally I prefer strong bergamot, however this tea makes it taste just right.
Notes
The tea has a very calm and enjoyable feel to it, and I don’t drink it as an everyday tea, but rather just when I wish to take a few minutes and relax, or perhaps when I am enjoying some reading or dessert. It is certified organic, which is a nice perk. Even if the tea is not of the most high quality or expensive, I truly enjoy this tea over many other, higher priced teas. Give it a taste!

Flavors: Bergamot, Maple, Orange, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 2 g 8 OZ / 236 ML

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100
drank Earl Grey by St. Dalfour
492 tasting notes

This tea seems to be one that tastes completely different when drunk at different temperatures. Last time I had it when it was lukewarm, and this time I tried it before it cooled completely. There’s some citrus to it, but mostly it’s like clover honey, with a strong scent of sweetgrass. I’m still not getting much EG out of it, but this tea is really unique and delicious.

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100
drank Earl Grey by St. Dalfour
492 tasting notes

My dad got me this as a surprise a couple of days ago, and since I’m generally open to trying any and all earl greys that cross my path I didn’t turn it down. This one is interesting, because the taste doesn’t scream “earl grey” to me at all. It’s a little spicy in a peppery way and there’s a darker, almost chocolatey note to it that reminds me of mocha instead of tea. Definitely good but not at all what I was expecting!

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This is surprisingly good, though I did sweeten it so the mango flavor was pretty evident. I brought a whole bunch of bagged teas to work to get through them as I prefer loose leaf at home. Anyway, this didn’t get bitter even when using the office’s hot water (where I can’t tell the temperature). I used the same bag for 2 cups and it held up pretty well. Not something I would seek out, but maybe with a sale or something, I wouldn’t mind it again. I think I have 1 more bag and than I’ll be out.

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65

It’s a nice tea, but I get mostly Ceylon and almost no cherry. I wish I could pick up on the cherry flavor a bit more, because the cherry aroma of the dry leaf, though subtle, smelled natural a d enticing.

I’m using the electric pot at work, so the water is just under boiling. Maybe if I use boiling water, more of the cherry flavor will come through.

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67
drank Peppermint by St. Dalfour
27 tasting notes

I bought this expecting it to be an organic herbal tea, but turns out it was a Ceylon tea flavored with peppermint. Usually I am very sensitive to caffeine, thus try to avoid black/green tea as well as coffee except for some very special occasions, but this one was alright. I drank it at night and had no problem falling asleep. Taste wise it’s very mild and cooling enough to soothe throat and open nasal passages. I must say even though it wasn’t the product I was looking for it wasn’t as disappointing. I think I got what my money’s worth and am okay with this purchase.

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87

I’m giving this a higher rating than it probably deserves. I brewed a cup of this and then was distracted by this: http://jezebel.com/lets-adopt-all-of-these-rescued-farm-animals-immediate-1486782561 which led me to almost cry and then go to Farm Sanctuary’s site. 12 minutes later, this was severely over-brewed, but it didn’t get bitter or super-astringent. I love leaves that are forgiving, and I am in a generous holiday mood so I am giving this a high rating!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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STRAWBERRY! This one is actually really nice.

I was at work with just boiling water, so I only steeped ~45 seconds. No additions, just tea. It’s quite nice. Way more strawberry-y than Bolero by MF.

Super happy with this bagged tea.

Flavors: Berries

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 45 sec
Courtney

Such a delight when bagged teas are awesome. They’re so much easier for work I find.

OMGsrsly

Tea is really tough for me at work because 1) I work in a lab so no food at my desk, 2) the kitchen area is terrible, 3) there is no filtered drinking water in our building yet. :/

OMGsrsly

So flavoured tea bags are pretty much my only option!

Courtney

Haha wow, your workplace is conspiring against tea it seems. :P What sort of lab do you work in?

OMGsrsly

Protein engineering research stuff and things. :)

Courtney

Ooh that sounds awesome! I’m working on finding a lab job/job in my field now, so I’m always so intrigued when I hear these things.

OMGsrsly

The pay is terrible, but I actually kinda like what I do. :) Sure beats a previous job with half decent pay, where I had to be talked out of quitting pretty much every lunch hour… :D

Courtney

Hahaha yes I totally agree. I know I’ll be taking a pay cut, but in the end I’d much rather be doing something I really enjoy.

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This just might be the (bagged) strawberry tea of my dreams!

I steeped for 2 minutes as suggested on the box. Next time I’ll do my usual three. A little honey, a little cream, and yum.

Still on the search for a naturally flavoured strawberry loose leaf tea, but I’m not in much of a rush anymore. :)

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec
gmathis

I’ll have to remember that when I run out of my best-beloved bagged strawberry.

OMGsrsly

I wasn’t able to find the one you drink in local shops, so I snagged this one online. I’ve had pretty good luck with St. Dalfour in the past. Pretty good, just not superlative.

gmathis

I’ve seen several St. Dalfour teas at local spots, will have to check ’em out.

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78

The dry smell is extremely sweet, but once the leaves have been steeped it mellows out a little. Absolutely lovely though. Smells exactly like their strawberry jam.

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How much Candy Corn is too much Candy Corn?

okay okay what i meant to say is, i just ordered like $150 worth of tea from a few different companies cuz my stash is finally running low! it’s very exciting. i’ve learned so much about tea through all the awesome samples so many of you have shared with me over the year. So now that i have room for more tea in my cupboard, it’s great to be able to confidently buy teas i know i will enjoy immensely!

idk where this tea bag came from, lingering in the bottom of a drawer in the kitchen. but it was preserved nicely. and brews rather well.

gmathis

There is ever enough candy corn.

Shmiracles

candy corn for lunch it is!!

OMGsrsly

Mmm, candy corn! :D

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I expected a fruitier flavor considering it is organic, but maybe that’s just my misconception. I’ve only had one other peach tea.

I followed brewing time that specified strong and I loved it! I also didn’t add milk or sugar.

Preparation
2 min, 0 sec

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67

I’ve tried peppermint teas before and I hated them. But for some reason I decided to try this and I absolutely loved it. It wasn’t too strong and has an actual minty feel after swallowing, like when you drink water after chewing a piece of gum.

This is also wonderful cold brewed and mixed with a black tea. Very refreshing especially on a hot day.

Preparation
Iced

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From Michelle with my appreciation. A sweet, dark, oaky tea. Sort of like an old cedarwood deck in the Ozarks smells like on a rainy day. Enjoying it straight. I’ve had mixed luck with St. Dalfour varieties, but this one is tasty and perfect for fall.

Bonnie

Good description…the deck smell is a nice one we can all imagine.

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drank Lemon Tea by St. Dalfour
12 tasting notes

Refreshing and truly lemony. Great to warm up with in the winter, or to try iced.

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Swap from a work friend … not impressed. It’s still fresh and conditions may change as it cools, according to other reviews, but there’s just a whiff of cherry. Not enough for me to call it flavored black tea. Hinted at black tea, maybe.

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72
drank Pure Darjeeling Tea by St. Dalfour
492 tasting notes

Sorry about the absence, Steepster! My laptop’s video card overheated, so I’ve been more or less without a way to update. (Because I sure as hell don’t want to write these posts on a touch screen with no mobile app!)

Anyway, this was on sale and I’m out of darjeeling, so I went for it. It smells pretty good for what I paid, which was two bucks. The scent doesn’t remind me too much of actual darjeeling. More like the standard fodder we make into sweet tea here in the south. As for steeping, I went with the preparation that was recommended on the envelope. Two minutes seems like a pretty short time, but by the end of that second minute, it looked nice and dark. This leads me to wonder if I could get a second steep from each bag. Hmmm.

The flavor is pretty solid, but not as strong as I expected. It’s satisfying, but a bit mild and dull. Next time, I’ll probably go with a longer steep time. It’s also very astringent. As for muscatel, you can kinda taste it in the finish, but otherwise, this is pretty generic black tea. Oh well, it’ll taste good over ice.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec

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95

I find myself choosing this one over and over. Ceylon base is perfectly balanced and the sweet punch of peaches takes this simple bagged tea over the top. Must buy more:)

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95

Got this for birthday from a dear friend. Once I took off the cellophane wrapping, the ripeness of sweet peaches hit my senses. I brewed up a bag in my favorite tea cup. The Ceylon tea is perfectly balanced, no bitterness here:) and the peach comes through beautifully. All in all a very good cuppa.

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75

This is fairly good for a Ceylon blend, but not as flavorful as Twinings, and somewhat more astingent as well. I added a pinch or smidgen (not a whole packet) of “True Lemon”crystallized lemon" and it took the added flavor well.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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68

Backlog from Christmas day!

My mom happened to have a spare bag of this at the house and I really wanted a plain black so we fired up her new kettle (I bought her the Cuisinart variable one) and gave it a shot.

It was good for what it was – a bit bland, but I was glad to have something hot to drink. I remember a definite honeyed smell that did carry over slightly into the taste, but overall I really prefer a stronger, maltier black.

Ah well- it makes me happy to be back home with my regular cupboard!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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