Steeped Tea

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drank Lemon Honey Bush by Steeped Tea
126 tasting notes

Considering how much I love and now miss Honeybush Lemon Ginger from DAVID’s tea, I was quite excited when I found this tea. Unfortunately, there’s just something missing in this tea-it’s too plain. It kind of tastes like a very plain rooibos tea with a hint of citrus. I think if they would have put lemongrass and ginger in this tea it would have been perfect. Unfortunately they didn’t though, so I will just use up my tin and try something else.

Flavors: Citrus

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Immunity Booster by Steeped Tea
126 tasting notes

I love the spices in this tea! It’s an excellent combination and I can see it’ll really help when I get sick. Definitely going to keep a stock of this around!

Flavors: Spicy

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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Mmm..this is just like Bravissimo from David’s tea (except a little simpler). I really like it and I’m sure it’ll be great for an upset stomach!

Flavors: Licorice, Mint

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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This is probably the nicest white tea I have had yet (though my exposure to white teas are pretty limited). The scent of the tea in it’s packet is very chocolatey, almost like chocolate raspberry. When brewed, the taste of cherries is most predominant but it is a very light flavour. The chocolate is almost undetectable. It is a very gentle and pleasing cup of tea when brewed properly (make sure the water isn’t too hot). I would recommend this for someone who wants a light, healthy tea which doesn’t taste overly tea-like.

Flavors: Cherry, Chocolate

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C

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70
drank Bubblegum by Steeped Tea
4 tasting notes

Wow Lemon!!! I smelled the strawberry or berry first but didn’t expect so much lemon when I took that first sip, not like a bitter or sour lemon but a nice lemon. I had ordered this one about three weeks or so ago and was dying to try it, I had it without the gum balls I am thoroughly impressed but think I may consider using the bubble gum next time or adding a small bit of sugar.

Flavors: Lemon, Strawberry

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drank Egg Noggin' by Steeped Tea
10 tasting notes

Okay, so I’ll be honest. I kind of lost this bag of tea in the depths of my cupboard. I don’t even remember if I purchased this two or three years ago. (I’ll guess two?)

So, I know it’s a resteeping kind of tea, which I dig. However, I didn’t have high hopes this morning, since it was opened in the past, and a few weeks ago I had to toss a 25g bag my boyfriend opened last year and that got lost amongst my parent’s coffee supply. I smelled it and all I could smell were the green tea leaves. I decided to steep a cup anyway. I followed the directions, tried a couple sips (no milk, no sweetener), and tossed it.

But! Then I remembered that I wasn’t a fan of the first steep of this tea in the past anyway. Steeps 2-4 were always better. (I tried steeping it a 5th time in the past, but it wasn’t worth it). So, I decided to give it another go. This time I added milk and just a pinch of brown sugar.

OMG. I remember why I love this tea. It has actual pieces of cinnamon and the nutmeg gives it a lovely spicy aroma/taste. The yogurt pieces give it a creaminess.

The one downside I find with this tea is that it has green and black tea leaves. This is why I didn’t rate this tea higher. I’d prefer just the green leaves as I don’t like to drink more than two caffeinated beverages a day, so with my third steeping (added cream for this one), I am deciding if I want to save the leaves for one more morning, or just throw them out at this point.

If you’re going to drink this, watch the steeping time. It’s just 2-3 mins. There aren’t directions on this one for which temperature, so I generally wait a few mins after the tea boils. I haven’t noticed a burnt taste, so I’ll stick with this.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Cream, Nutmeg, Tea

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 250 OZ / 7393 ML

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drank After Eight by Steeped Tea
7 tasting notes

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64
drank Creme Carmello by Steeped Tea
84 tasting notes

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Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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I’ve had the opportunity to sample a lot of chai over the past few years, but this was one of the most disappointing I’ve come across in recent memory. Traditionally chai is prepared with milk and sugar, but I found that this chai didn’t hold up well to traditional preparation methods. Instead of being greated by the bright, bold flavors from the various spices this blend was incredibly flat and bland. Even after increasing the amount of loose leaf I used during my preparation (from 1 teaspoon to 1 Tablespoon) I had difficulty tasing the spices. There was an add aftertaste present, perhaps from the chocolate, that seemed to stick with me and get strong the more I drank. In the end I dumped out several cups of this tea, some prepared with milk and others without. I’ve decided to fix something else to get me going this morning.

You can read the rest of the review on my blog:
http://www.notstarvingyet.com/index/2014/9/30/tuesday-tea-dark-chocolate-chai-and-earl-grey-de-la-creme-st.html

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML

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75

Earl Grey de la Créme from Steeped tea is very heavy on the vanilla, giving it a pleasantly sweet flavor (perfect for those of you like me who have a sweet tooth!) There is only a hint of citrusy bergamot that shines through. If I had one complaint about this blend it would be that it really needs a stronger base to balance everything out and tone down the sweetness. Without more of a contrast from the bergamot and base I think this blend is actually too sweet.

You can read the rest of the review on my blog:
http://www.notstarvingyet.com/index/2014/9/30/tuesday-tea-dark-chocolate-chai-and-earl-grey-de-la-creme-st.html

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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79

Egyptian Chamomile is one of the first teas my mother gave me when I was younger. It was a staple in our household, normally reserved for those nights we couldn’t sleep or weren’t feeling good. It is known to be a mild sedative and also for its ability to calm an upset stomach, which is why my mother always pulled it out when we were sick. It is also naturally caffeine free so you’ll commonly see it listed as an ingredient in various herbal and bedtime blends. The flavor is mild and somewhat sweet with a slight taste of apples. You can drink it on its own, blend it with other herbals, or serve it with a large drizzle of honey to ease a sore throat. While I don’t generally purchase chamomile on its own, it is still something great to have on hand. You’ll find it listed as an ingredient in many of the teas in my cupboard.

You can read the full review on my blog:
http://www.notstarvingyet.com/index/2014/9/9/tuesday-tea-coconut-calypso-and-egyptian-chamomile-steeped-t.html

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
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Chamomile is also soothing topically! We were treating my dog’s paws with chamomile foot soaks to relieve the redness and itching. He had licked them raw because of grass pollen allergies. I was so impressed with how well it worked, I am convinced it must do wonders for our tummies.

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I discovered that the infused sachets of Harney & Sons Egyptian Chamomile make excellent eye compresses!

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Out of the six teas I’ve sampled from Steeped Tea, Coconut Calypso is the most colorful. The large leaves of white tea are sprinkled with blue mallow flowers and delicate pink rosebuds, giving it a somewhat romantic feel. As much as I love the way this tea looks, it is unfortunately the one I enjoyed the least. To start off, it has such an unappealing smell that I struggled to drink it. Scent is such a huge part of what I enjoy about tea, if the tea doesn’t smell good it ruins the entire experience. The unpleasant scent does tend to dissipate as the tea cools and isn’t nearly as noticeable when I cold steep this blend overnight. It seems to come out at its strongest when the tea is prepared hot. So as a solution, I’ve stopped preparing this tea hot.

You can read the full review on my blog:
http://www.notstarvingyet.com/index/2014/9/9/tuesday-tea-coconut-calypso-and-egyptian-chamomile-steeped-t.html

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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74

While this doesn’t taste quite like a Piña Colada, it is delicious. The flavor tastes strongly of brown sugar with all of its maple goodness. Since the pineapple and coconut flavors don’t stand out as much this blend tastes more like pineapple upside down cake. Still tasty, but not quite what I had expected. The pineapple did come out more once I iced this tea down, but the coconut flavor stayed in the background keeping it from truly tasting like a piña colada.

You can read the rest of the review on my blog:
http://www.notstarvingyet.com/index/2014/8/26/tuesday-tea-pia-colada-and-creme-carmello-steeped-tea.html

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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