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Strand Tea Company

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76

I tend to like black currant tea – I’ve had it from other tea companies previously – and I liked this one, also. Not especially mind-blowing, but a good currant aroma, not too strong a flavor, but a decent cup of tea.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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68

Was pleasantly surprised by this tea, since I normally have a strong dislike for anything peach-flavored (including peaches). However, the aroma was very nice, and it tasted very slightly sweet, with a nice rounded peach flavor. While I normally prefer my black teas with milk and sugar, this one was better without.

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Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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50

Not a bad tea; not my favorite, but had a nice slightly plummy and cinnamon aroma, better with milk and sugar, which brought out the subtleties of plum and cinnamon.

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Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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58

Comparative to a straight up lemon myrtle tea, this was a bit muted, but still very bright and lemony, both in fragrance and in flavor. Good iced!

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Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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45

Not a bad tea; not my favorite. Apple overtones, which is not my favorite base flavor, but I do like the black tea/green tea blend of teas.

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Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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58

Very pleasant lemony tea, slightly muted lemon fragrance and taste; not as strongly scented or flavored as a lemon myrtle, but still very bright with a strong lemon fragrance. Would like to try it iced.

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec

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67

Lightly fragrant black tea, lovely light rose scent and flavor. Although I normally add milk and sugar to my black teas, doing so to this tea overwhelmed whatever rose fragrance and flavor there was. Good tea, although I’ll keep looking for other rose-scented teas that may hold up better to milk and sugar.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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78

Enjoyed this much more than I thought I would. The initial flavor didn’t appeal to me, but almost immediately I was hit with a licorice-y, anise-y sweetness that was quite enjoyable. I really enjoyed this one as an iced tea.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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47

It was definitely very fruity, with a slight tang (thanks to the apple), and while it was a very pretty-looking tea, and it was decent, I definitely preferred it iced. Very fruity, no one fruit or herb was over overpowering, and blended well enough, but not something I’m likely to be in the mood for often.

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec

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95

I’ve always liked lemon myrtle tea; it smells really fresh and just very bright and lemony, and it’s one of the reasons I enjoy this tea so much. If adding honey, don’t add too much – the sweetness will overpower the delicate lemon flavor. Also good iced!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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77

Pretty good, interesting tea. The loose leaf (pre-brewed) tea smells lovely and minty, and the post-brewed smells lightly of fruit, namely cherry, with hints of peppermint aftertaste.

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec

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74

Well, it sure is Purple/Leaf. I’m not crazy about the smell while infusing. Post infusion it has a gentle mossy/mint smell to it. The liquid is a greenish-purple. My first thought was…I really don’t know if I will be able to like this tea…something about that first sniff…bleh.

BUT…it’s really, really different – tastes far from what I imagined based on the aroma. It is sweet. I can relate to the sweet basil type comparison. And it is quite minty for not being actual mint.

The more I sip this one the more it’s growing on me. I actually kind of like it. It’s not very intense but it’s relaxing.

Not too shabby.

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89
drank Sundew by Strand Tea Company
335 tasting notes

I love ordering from the Strand Tea Company – the tea is great, shipping fast plus you get a free sample and even a cookie.
This blend looks really pretty: Dragon Well-type leaves, rose petals and Sunflower Blossoms. The description says it’s mango flavored but to me it tastes more like sweet citrus. This is one of my favorite flavored greens.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 45 sec

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58

I don’t exactly know what I did wrong with this tea tonight but I was getting a very peppery taste that I have never had before and did not enjoy. I’m disappointed and since I do not even want to finish my cup, the rating will be dropped a couple of points. Hopefully next time I drink this the tea will redeem itself.

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec

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58

I woke up wanting this tea.

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec

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58

2nd infusion. Yum! I think I hear the Red Dragon whispering my name though….sorry Yunnan, I think you may be done for the day.

Preparation
4 min, 15 sec
JacquelineM

I made a blend inspired by your Red Dragon love :) It’s really good!!!

mpierce87

It is almost a bit lame that I love that tea so much…

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58

I decided to have this with breakfast with a very small amount of milk.

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4 min, 0 sec

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45

Initially, the dry leaf was unimpressive – very small, almost looks like the leaves were torn. There were several different shades. The smell is a very basic black tea, nothing spectacular.

Once brewed, the liquid is very light in color, so light in fact, that I was sure it would taste weak. However, it was a medium body, smooth black tea. It isn’t anything special, but good for a plain black tea. I tried it with milk and it held its own, but didn’t overpower.

After the second infusion, the leaves really opened up and I realize now that they weren’t small or torn pieces, but were sort of rolled. These leaves are HUGE!! Although the liquid is extremely light in color, the flavor from infusion 1-3 was pretty consistent. This tea may be able to take quite a few infusions.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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58

I would like to say I enjoyed this cup of tea, but I never got a chance. I made the tea and set it on my table to slightly cool while I took dinner out of the oven. My cat thought this would be a good time to knock the entire mug onto the carpet. sigh I love this tea and I will just have to make more.

James Deville

OOOohhhh, bummer. Good thing you had more though. I’ve been thinking of trying a Yunnan, but I need to get through my current cupboard first.

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58

Pretty weak on the third infusion, but good overall.

Preparation
4 min, 30 sec

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58

I really wanted an Earl Grey this morning, but this is a pretty good substitute.

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec

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58

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Preparation
4 min, 30 sec

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