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90
drank Rosy Earl Grey by Teas Etc
314 tasting notes

I think I’m liking this again. The flowers taste sweet—like candied rose and sugared jasmine petals. They’re not overpowering at all, this time. Maybe last time I used too much leaf?

Anyway, this still remains my favorite Earl Grey incarnation! I’m bumping up the score.

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90
drank Rosy Earl Grey by Teas Etc
314 tasting notes

Lowering the scale a bit on this one. I think I oversteeped it or something because the rose flavor was just a little too overpowering for me, this time.

But maybe my tastes have changed.

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90
drank Rosy Earl Grey by Teas Etc
314 tasting notes

I’m really liking these florally teas, lately! I think this is a nice twist on your standard Earl Grey. The rose and jasmine really complement the bergamot. It’s like drinking a lovely soup bouquet. So, If you don’t like flowers in your tea, I’d say steer clear. :)

Also, it’s kind of heavy on the rose and reminds me of Turkish Delight.

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84
drank Golden Monkey by Teas Etc
429 tasting notes

Sigh, this tea is almost gone and such an excellent tea. Smooth with caramel notes and so easy to drink. I wonder how much the golden monkeys get paid to pick it.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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84
drank Golden Monkey by Teas Etc
429 tasting notes

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84
drank Golden Monkey by Teas Etc
429 tasting notes

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84
drank Golden Monkey by Teas Etc
429 tasting notes

I’m getting to the bottom of my tin, which means I will have to get some more of the fantastic tea. It is one of the best teas I have drank. I find little nuances every time I drink it. The smell is like sugar and raisins and it smells sweet. The taste is hard to describe as it depends on the steep time, temp of water, and how much tea you use. It is slightly sweet and tingly on the tip of my tongue. It almost has a caramel taste and a light mouthfeel.( to me coffee is a heavy mouthfeel). I’m getting a nutty like aftertaste (pecan?). Just a great tea.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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84
drank Golden Monkey by Teas Etc
429 tasting notes

I just know I’m going to be heartbroken when this tea is gone.

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84
drank Golden Monkey by Teas Etc
429 tasting notes

Was feeling a little under the weather today so decided to add a little honey to the tea. It cured my upset stomach but really destroyed the taste of the Golden Monkey. Next time I need honey I’m going to use a cheaper tea. This one is too good to waste.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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84
drank Golden Monkey by Teas Etc
429 tasting notes

Drinking this complex tea makes me wonder if monkeys actually picked it. It also makes me wonder what other companies Golden Monkey tastes like and do I really want to try them wondering if I will be let down or not. Its not a brisk or robust tea, its a fantastic tea.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec
cultureflip

stick to this monkey – all the other ive tried (including specialteas) just dont stand up

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84
drank Golden Monkey by Teas Etc
429 tasting notes

This is very complex tea. I get different nuances every time I brew it different. Its a very earthy tea that is slightly sweet on the tongue. Its very nice for a cold rainy day in Maine.
An enjoyable tea.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec
~lauren.

Love Golden Monkey though I have not had the pleasure of the Teas Etc version!

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84
drank Golden Monkey by Teas Etc
429 tasting notes

I’m spending lots of time with this tea. It has a sugar raisin type of smell to it. My first taste this morning gave me a sweetness that coated my tongue. I have tried a 5 minute steep, but a 4 minute one brings out more flavors and complexities. I can understand why this tea rated a second place and I’m no expect on tea by any means. I may drink this tea all day and then lament over having drank it all this evening. Such a warm and comforting tea.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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84
drank Golden Monkey by Teas Etc
429 tasting notes

Now this is a very nice tea. It has a copper red hue and smells very earthy. It has a sweet finish and is smooth with no bitterness at all. This tea actually has a caramel character which I have never tasted before. This is not a brisk robust breakfast tea. This is a tea to sit and linger over. Overall, one of the best teas I have ever drank. I followed directions on the packet for my first cup, but I intend to experiment a little with regards to temp and steep time in the future.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Niko12345678

I must taste this tea! It goes straight to the shopping list!

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75
drank 1000 Cranes Blend by Teas Etc
314 tasting notes

This is a refreshing change from the black teas I’ve been drinking all week!

I used the last of my 1oz. tin (about 2.5 heaping teaspoons in my 12oz. mug). The scent is super tangy and sweet—very “pink”. The tea itself is a pinkish amber and very “downy” because of the feathery white leaves. I’m tasting mostly rose petals and a little bit of strawberry. The coconut appears only as a hint of sweetness. The aftertaste reminds me a little of Cap’n Crunch’s Crunch Berries® cereal!

I think I may order more of this, eventually—but not for awhile because there are so many other teas out there to try!

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

Another neat tea name and a romantic story with it to boot.

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75
drank 1000 Cranes Blend by Teas Etc
314 tasting notes

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75
drank 1000 Cranes Blend by Teas Etc
314 tasting notes

This seems to settle the stomach after a heavy meal—maybe it’s the astringency of the strawberries? It’s very refreshing. The slight sweetness makes this work well as a dessert tea, also.

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75
drank 1000 Cranes Blend by Teas Etc
314 tasting notes

This is a nice, light, fruity tea. I really enjoy the combination of strawberries and roses and coconut. I think the story aptly describes how the taste of this tea “feels” – wistful, romantic, light-hearted- like a lace-trimmed valentine’s note. It smells wonderful too—floral and tangy-sweet. But, when I first received this, I overenthusiastically drank several mugs first thing in the morning—on an empty stomach—and it made me really queasy! Too much of a good thing, I guess.

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82
drank Lemon Ginger Snap by Teas Etc
58 tasting notes

I wasn’t sure if I’d like this tea because ginger and lemon can both be very strong flavors and sometimes I just can’t handle them. This one is mellow with that nice zing that ginger adds to the back of your throat. It has just enough flavor for me to wake me up but doesn’t get to be too much halfway through the cup. I used really hot water on this because I thought it was black tea (woops). Didn’t seem to hurt it much though. Yummy!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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94

This gets better and better for me. Definitely bring that water temperature down to maximize the fruit. It gets downright juicy.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C

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94

Pretty extraordinary oolong. Surprisingly light for an Oriental Beauty, but also fruity. A delight.

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71
drank Keemun by Teas Etc
596 tasting notes

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