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St. Dalfour

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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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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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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
22 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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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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72
drank Pure Darjeeling Tea by St. Dalfour
457 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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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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55

Props for a really good candied dried mango smell and finish; lost points for that generic bagged green tea flavour and a sourness -do you know what I’m talking about? Mouth fuzz. But really, the mango flavour here is like my favourite popsicles and ice cream. I possibly like it better than the two from Murchies.

This isn’t bad at all. Thanks ToiToi!

New Years agenda: drink ALL the mango teas!!!!

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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87

One of my favorite bagged teas. Great, light mango flavor.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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84
drank Earl Grey by St. Dalfour
304 tasting notes

This is a really light EG. Very drinkable, It leaves a peppery aftertaste that I find delightful.

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84
drank Earl Grey by St. Dalfour
304 tasting notes

A mild EG. Very drinkable, more like a Lady Grey.

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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

The recommended steeping time for this tea is 1 min (light), 2 min (strong) and 3 min (with milk).
I steeped it for a bit longer than their longest recommended steeping time without any hint of bitterness. I also added a bit of milk. When smelling the tea, the roundedness from the black cherry is present, though there definitely isn’t an overpowering artificial cherry smell. The tea is pleasant; a black tea with subtle cherry notes that makes the tea interesting.
I know that some people aren’t that impressed with this tea because the cherry flavour is so mild. For me, it is a good alternative when I want something a bit different than a plain breakfast black tea.

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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99

This is one of my favorite black teas. Very smooth, needs no milk or sugar. A perfect way to start the day!

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58

A review of Golden Peach (Premium Organic) Tea by St. Dalfour

Date: 09/14/2012
Company: St. Dalfour
Tea Name: Golden Peach Tea (Premium Organic)
Tea Type/Varietal: Black
Region: Sri Lanka
Steeping Vessel/Amt. Leaf: Cup/tea bag
Plucking Season:
Liquor Color: golden brown/ amber
Leaf Characteristics:

  1. Steepings

1st Steeping: 2 good steeps
Water temperature: 190 Fahrenheit
Time: 3 minutes

Note: I took one tea bag and put it in my cup and add pure boiling water into the cup and leaving it to steep for a few minutes. Once done, I remove the tea bag and take in the tea’s aroma which is that of peach. Upon taste tea is very smooth and malty in taste and tea’s color is a darkish brown, in the light directly it is an amber color with the yellow dew immersing in the cups middle.

I am unsure if it is me or that the tea taste sterile because it is organic tea, I find that things that are organically made tend to be very cleanly like with that medicinal quality to it.

2nd Steeping: I would rate this second steep a 5* good tea.
Water temperature: 190 Fahrenheit
Time: 5 minutes

Note: Using the same tea bag I pour more water into my cup and leave it to steep; this time tea is still very strong but the color is lighter, seeing more of the lighter aspect of the amber, yellow/orange/brown coloring is playing in my cup. The tea’s aroma is still that of peach tea. I let it cool a bit more and removed the bag sometime later and pour it in my tea jug with some ice in the jug.

I am trying this tea as iced tea flavored water. It is nice if one just have to have flavored water and none else. The peach is ideally played with the coldness of the ice and this Ceylon tea is aptly blended with the peach when served as iced tea.

I did not like this tea when first I tried it and returning to it months later and adjusting it to my taste (although I am not an ice tea drinker), I found a way to enjoy this peach tea.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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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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51

I received a single bag of this tea tossed in as a free sample with an order from a health food company. Overall it is not the best green tea but a lot better than I expected as the mandarin orange flavor is very natural tasting but very overpowering of the light green tea. Overall good enough to finish the cup I brewed but not good enough for me to actually buy more with my own money so from my perspective it is understandable why this tea was discontinued.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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