Teas Etc

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68
drank Moroccan Mint by Teas Etc
6770 tasting notes

I could take or leave this one. It’s not bad, but nothing awesome either. PLUS…word to the wise…don’t oversteep! Doesn’t taste anything like mint if oversteeped. I had 2 Cups…one normal and 1 stronger…eeeek

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82

I am going to have to switch up my teas soon, because I am already running out of this one! A little bummed at the moment, because I can’t quite taste the gorgeous light raisin taste. This is not the teas fault, instead it is the fault of my taste buds. Yes, I have a cold. Despite not tasting as amazing as it normally does, it has a lovely color and it is nice and warm on my throat.

If you don’t have a cold, you must try this tea.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 5 min, 0 sec
takgoti

Colds are the worst. I feel like I should be drinking tea, but at the same time I know it’s probably not going to taste as good so I don’t want to waste it. Such a conundrum.

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82

Just opened the package for this tea and it went straight into my teapot! After about 4 minutes steep time it was at a lovely honey color and smelled gorgeous. At first sip I didn’t taste too much. It was very light. After a few more sips though the golden raisin absolutely came out. I first tasted notes of honey, then it reminded me of molasses, which then led to raisins! Still enjoying it as I type this, but I can already tell how lovely this tea is! I might steep it just a little longer next time or add a couple of extra leaves for a slightly stronger taste.

Can’t wait for the next cup!

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

I think this should be prepared in a yixing pot w/ a dragon sitting in a rocking chair on top.:)

Katie Alberry

Sounds perfect to me!

Cofftea

I totally pictured an old granny dragon when I saw “dragon aged”=P

Katie Alberry

Reading glasses and all. :)

Cofftea

And white hair tied up in a bun!

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10
drank Earl Grey by Teas Etc
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This is too strong of a Earl Grey for me. The bergamot is a overpowering camphor smell. I suppose if you had a cold and wanted to inhale vicks vapor rub it would do the trick. The smell turned me off so much I cant drink the tea.

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10
drank Earl Grey by Teas Etc
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83
drank Mango Nut by Teas Etc
6770 tasting notes

More Nut than Mango today but still pretty tasty!

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83
drank Mango Nut by Teas Etc
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What a HELLISH Day! Not really, bad, just BUSY! WHOA! Anyhow…this was tasty. On to the next

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83
drank Mango Nut by Teas Etc
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Yes Mango! YES Nut! YES PLEASE! This is a very good flavored Rooibos! Hip-Hip-WHO-RAY!?
:)

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70

Too much Ginger and not enough lemon but not a terrible taste. Probably not one I would purchase again tho.

SIPDOWN!!!!
Ricky

Snap! And here I thought I might try it out.

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70

Yup! I actually like this one UNDERinfused…I also had one overinfused and it was too gingery…it was yummy with the MORE Lemon and little Ginger instead…

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70

Needed to infuse much longer than I originally thought to get much of a flavor out of it. The 2nd infusion was infused about the same length but tasted much more like ginger and not in a very good way. This one seems to be a little touchy. If you’re careful I suppose it would be a good cup…so I will base it on my first attempt…

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100
drank Rosy Earl Grey by Teas Etc
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100
drank Rosy Earl Grey by Teas Etc
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31
drank Chrysanthemum by Teas Etc
15 tasting notes

Okay, so this was my first time trying Chrysanthemum, so the rating is low not based on quality (since I am unfamiliar with other Chrysanthemum herbal teas) but is instead based on my experience with it. I got the tea sample in the mail and there were full beautiful flowers in it. The smell wasn’t anything special, but I figured it would come out once I started to steep it.

I got it to a nice light yellow color and decided to take out the flowers and give it a taste. I love floral teas and especially chamomile, but this was a bit farther off from those two than I expected. It has a very strong and abrasive taste. I wasn’t a fan of the aftertaste at all. No hints of sweetness in this one. The taste was bitter and astringent in a way that I didn’t enjoy (I like strong teas).

Overall, I wasn’t all that happy with this tea, but like I said before, I hadn’t tried Chrysanthemum. If you like Chrysanthemum I would give this tea a shot, perhaps as a sample when buying other teas from Teas Etc. You may have the opposite reaction as me! I do love this company though.

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82

I love this white tea. Very light and crisp, but naturally sweet. This tea is relaxing and reminds me of a forest after a late spring frost. I can only appreciate that comparison having grown up around the woods. I love Samovar’s Osmanthus Silver Needle which gives me similar thoughts, but this white tea is lovely beyond words. Something very sweet, subtle, and even nutty about this one.

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99
drank Assam Reserve by Teas Etc
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99
drank Assam Reserve by Teas Etc
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I’m really digging this tea! 2nd infusion.

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99
drank Assam Reserve by Teas Etc
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This is bold and smooth all at the same time. It’s very ‘clean’ for a bold black tea. It’s a Goodie, indeed! I can see why it won an award!

Teaman

Hi. How would you rate this tea for maltiness? I love a good malty assam. However some have a rather astringent/bitter quality that overpowers. My favorite assam was a special reserve assam I got from TeaSource in MN. They can’t seem to get it anymore. So I’m intrigued this place has one of similar name and looks similar and sounds similar. It was nice and malty with little astringency when steeped less than 3 minutes.

TeaEqualsBliss

I tend to oversteep and/or over heap my loose leaf amount for the infusion. I like teas strong, usually. This one was about semi to ,medium for malty…not the maltiest I have had…but still nice. I didn’t find it bitter even if oversteeped…it’s forgiving, at least for me it was/is.

Teaman

Thanks! Guess I’m now tempted to ask what is the maltiest assam you’ve found?

TeaEqualsBliss

You had to ask…lol…I can’t remember now…figures…but it was maltier than this one! LOL

Teaman

“You had to ask…” but of course! :)
Well if you think of it, let me know.

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83
drank Ceylon OP1 by Teas Etc
6770 tasting notes

Backlogging and out…bummer…

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83
drank Ceylon OP1 by Teas Etc
6770 tasting notes

Infused at a higher temp and more loose leaf for a longer time and it’s still pretty light in color for a black. Still good tho.

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec

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83
drank Ceylon OP1 by Teas Etc
6770 tasting notes

I tried this again today…doubled steeping time and turned out good but still a little mild in my opinion based on the length of steep. I am glad I oversteeped this one…it was MUCH better.

My husband tried it and added T of sugar and thought it was great.

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83
drank Ceylon OP1 by Teas Etc
6770 tasting notes

2nd infusion on the verge of bitter

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83
drank Ceylon OP1 by Teas Etc
6770 tasting notes

Good but not World Champion in my opinion. Pretty light and mellow but pleasant.

LENA

really? i was interested in trying this one.

TeaEqualsBliss

I’m going to try and tinker with amount and steeping lengths…maybe it will be better. Don’t get me wrong…I like it…but it’s not very bold or flavorful like I was thinking it would be.

LENA

bummer…let us know how the tinkering goes. :)

TeaEqualsBliss

Will do! :P

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