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94

DELICIOUS! Will Buy Again!

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100

Amazing tea! So fragant and creamy.

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 45 sec

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94

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Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 15 sec

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26
drank Throat Tender by Tealuxe
10 tasting notes

Today I used up the last of this, about a teaspoon for a pot that holds 2-3 cups. It came out much better than the last time I tried it (I think I like this one on the weak side), but it’s pretty bitter and I’m not noticing any throat-soothing qualities at all. I’d stick with Throat Coat if you’re looking for something to make you feel better.

Preparation
Boiling

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Had a cup of this yesterday at my local Tealuxe. It was my first time trying genmaicha, so I don’t have a basis for comparison.

This presented as a nice, sort-of roasty flavor to a solid green tea base. The base was a little vegetal, but not too much (it was subtle enough to not be off-putting in the least) and was very smooth. The rice added a roasty note to the tea, creating almost a toasted or “cooked” flavor. It left a noticeable aftertaste of cooked green veggies. It was quite good overall.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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68
drank Golden Monkey by Tealuxe
1 tasting notes

One of Tealuxe’s better teas, in my books. Never gets bitter. Can usually take two sweepings.

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79

A very good Lapsang, not too heavy on the palate and good for eating with sweet or creamy foods. Requires slightly more attention to the steeping time than some blends, as it is liable to turn woody and bitter if left to steep for more than five minutes. Nonetheless, is still a cut above the more common commercial blends.

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72
drank Strawberry Sencha by Tealuxe
318 tasting notes

All throughout Shakespeare I was craving this. I had a cup of Golden Monkey, and this is absolutely the opposite. Smooth and sweet and scented and buttery… ohhh I’m in tea heaven right now.

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81
drank Irish Breakfast by Tealuxe
318 tasting notes

Nom noms. Deep and rich and hearty.

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(this post more an advertisement than an actual tasting note XD)

gmathis

You’ve been working hard—behind the scenes, too, I’m sure! Rest and enjoy a Sunday evening cuppa.

Michelle

Yeah! :)

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72
drank Strawberry Sencha by Tealuxe
318 tasting notes

Smells more strawberry than it tastes. Very broken. Still, sencha is silky smooth and sweet, and the strawberry provides a nice compliment to the “buttergrass” flavor. Pale yellowgreen liquor.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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78

Eh. This is decent. I wanted a morning tea, and when I think “morning tea,” it’s not a straight black. I want something with a little flavor. Best with sweetener (I use agave) and a little milk.

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78

I don’t really get the Earl Grey in here. It’s a bit perfumey, especially in the smell, but when brewed with milk it tastes sort of like any other perfumey black blend. It’s good, don’t get me wrong, but I don’t get anything specifically bergamot or jasmine in it.

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78

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Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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79
drank Copley Vanilla Tea by Tealuxe
14 tasting notes

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82
drank Strawberry Sencha by Tealuxe
14 tasting notes

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78
drank vanilla and jasmine by Tealuxe
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Preparation
4 min, 30 sec

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85

Absolutely delicious. It smells like butter cream frosting and tastes like everything that is good in the world.

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94
drank Papaya & Pineapple by Tealuxe
85 tasting notes

Out of the 4 blends I bought at Tealuxe in Cambridge, MA last sprig, this one has to be my favorite. It’s a nice blend of fruits, and a balance of sweet and tart.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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96
drank Tippy Yunnan by Tealuxe
318 tasting notes

I don’t know why I got this tea. I picked it up the last time I was at home, but it took me about a month to get around to trying it.

It’s good. Oh, it’s good.

The leaves smell kind of musty, like opening up an old book. It actually kind of smells like a library, in a way.

It’s so smooth. I poured the water over the leaves, and as it passed through the strainer it immediately turned gold. I worried a bit – was it going to get too strong? My morning teas usually end up with about a 7 minute steep because I brew them on my way to class.

It wasn’t astringent at all. It wasn’t even overly malty, which can turn my stomach if I’ve not eaten anything. It was strong, but really, really smooth.

After that class, I filled the mug up with hot water. I wanted to resteep the leaves, but I didn’t feel much like drinking it during my next class. So I left it there, and let it steep until lunch (~3 hours). I know that the water I resteeped it with was less than boiling, maybe 180 or so.

And it wasn’t astringent at all. In fact, there was a beautiful sort of honeyed sweetness that came out of that.

I really regret only getting 25g. The next time I’m in Boston with Boy, I’ll make him stop in so I can get some :)

Hesper June

A tea that smells like a library!?
There is nothing like the smell of books/library.
One of the first things I do when entering a library is take a deep breath:)

Michelle

It’s such a great feeling

Bonnie

Sounds delish

gmathis

Yankee Candle needs a bookstore scent.

Michelle

Ooh, they really do. You can, however, buy Paperback-scented perfume:
http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/edd7/?srp=1
I can’t decide if I want that one or the Earl Grey one more.

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81
drank Irish Breakfast by Tealuxe
318 tasting notes

Strong, full-bodied cup. Really good cold-brewed. You can’t go wrong with the IB :)

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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84
drank Royal Coconut by Tealuxe
658 tasting notes

I stopped in at Tealuxe and puzzled over their tea menu for a while before this one was suggested to me. I was so happy to see that they had a coconut pouchong! I want to try as many as I can get my hands on. So, I got a cup to go and 50 g. It smells, predictably, divine. It’s also tasty, but I find it tends to brew up bitter so I have to be careful with it. It’s delicious but I don’t think it really stands out from the pack, so I think Tealish is still my pick for a good balance of quality, accessibility, and price.

Tealuxe’s tea room and sitting area were lovely, just for the record!

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drank Victorian Rose Tea by Tealuxe
318 tasting notes

Really rosy. I like it! The black is present but not overwhelming, and the rose is strong without being too perfumey. Although I am a fan of rose things. I might go longer (4-5 mins) next time to get a bit of a stronger flavor, but there’s no bitterness at all, which is lovely.

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92

LOVE THIS. It’s refreshing – like an herbal lemonade, but you definitely feel that distinct zing from the ginger! It smells like a melted lemon drop candy and would probably taste great iced and with honey. However, I enjoyed this hot with no sugar. Absolutely divine.

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