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76
drank Nilgiri by Teas Etc
596 tasting notes

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76
drank Nilgiri by Teas Etc
596 tasting notes

This is really delicious. Dug this out of my tea-closet, and so glad I did. There are a lot of indifferent Nilgiris out there. This is not one of them.

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89
drank Orange U Slim by Teas Etc
251 tasting notes

I’m trying to play catch up today. I finished off my tin of this making a cold brewed iced tea. It’s quite good cold brewed, no trace of bitterness and just a hint of orange. I’m definitely going to buy some more of this tea, I think I miss it already! I brewed it overnight in the fridge.

Preparation
Iced 5 min, 45 sec

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89
drank Orange U Slim by Teas Etc
251 tasting notes

Yesterday as I went to my dentist appointment in the afternoon, the thermometer in the car said the temperature was 80 degrees! With this temperature to inspire me, I’m going to start trying a lot of my teas iced. I cold brewed this one all day in the fridge, and it was really good! I was able to get a second glass of tea from the same leaves as well. It was very mellow when cold brewed. You could tell the orange was there, but it was almost subliminal.

I will probably be preparing this tea again as a cold-brewed iced tea.

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89
drank Orange U Slim by Teas Etc
251 tasting notes

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89
drank Orange U Slim by Teas Etc
251 tasting notes

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89
drank Orange U Slim by Teas Etc
251 tasting notes

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89
drank Orange U Slim by Teas Etc
251 tasting notes

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89
drank Orange U Slim by Teas Etc
251 tasting notes

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89
drank Orange U Slim by Teas Etc
251 tasting notes

I was able to get three really good cups of tea from this today. Nice for a day off.

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89
drank Orange U Slim by Teas Etc
251 tasting notes

I bought a tin of this without sampling first, so it’s a relief to find out that I really, really like it. The orange is there, but is very subtle. I’m not that experienced at this stuff, so I can’t judge the flavor of the tea base, but it has a golden kind of flavor.

I got this to go in one of those travel mugs with an infuser. It is supposed to stand up to multiple infusions, etc, so I’m looking forward to trying it that way. I’m not quite ready to use the travel mug. I’m not sure why. I guess I’m wondering what kind of attention it will recieve at my workplace (large public high school.) It’s clear and they’ll be able to see that there are leaves.

fcmonroe

The second infusion was almost identical to the first!!

wombatgirl

Excellent! Lucky!

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66
drank Bi Lo Chun Reserve by Teas Etc
57 tasting notes

A tea listed as #2 on the Chinese top 10 list.
Truly full of surprises as, after opening my first bag, I was a bit sceptical when I saw the little leafs.
Chestnut was the first thing that hit my senses.Very, very complex tea from the Jiang Su province in China that, as always with Chinese teas, is changing faces, mood and caracter between the first and the last brew of one portion.
Always a bit special and I cant help feeling that, whenever I drank a brew, that I have wasted it to the wrong occassion. This tea should be called ‘little prima donna’…

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

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77
drank Chocolate Mint by Teas Etc
251 tasting notes

I got a sample of this with my Teas Etc order. Like most rooibos, it has a coffee kind of vibe to it (at least to these tasebuds!) and that leads me to add creamer and sweetner. This has a nice mint flavor with just a hint of chocolate. I’m debating whether or not to order it again. I like it, but I’m not sure that I would want it often enough. I do need some non-fruity caffeine free options for evenings.

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89

Absolutely lovely. Iced and sweetened at my favorite tea restaurant with lunch.

White and light, with the perfect amount of strawberry flavor and a nice array of other subtle flavors!

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93
drank Caribbean Dream by Teas Etc
251 tasting notes

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93
drank Caribbean Dream by Teas Etc
251 tasting notes

I had some of this earlier today. I started brewing it and then sort of forgot about it. (Ooops.) I think it steeped for about 5 minutes? I’m really not sure. Anyway, it was very good when steeped for longer than suggested. It had a much more intense flavor.

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93
drank Caribbean Dream by Teas Etc
251 tasting notes

I can’t believe I’m the first one to try this! It has a really nice tart hibiscus flavor. The other ingredients don’t come forward and say “Hi!” but they do kind of moderate the hibiscus.

This is a nice tea, and it will be a good afternoon treat.

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100

This tea has a very strong but pleasant orange flavor. Even though it’s a sencha, you can steep it for a full 3 minutes without it getting bitter.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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82

Still intense and yummy. Great on a wet, cold day.

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82

This is an intriguing, almost brothy Ti Kuan Yin. Not what I was expecting, but very good!

MKstuder

Hi Lainie. I’m not familiar with the term “brothy”. What does that mean?

Lainie Petersen

@MKstuder It has a savory, full bodied, quality, not unlike a soup broth. Make sense?

Little Yellow Teapot

Makes perfect sense. The term “brothy” sounds like a good one to add to any tea drinker’s lexicon, especially since tea leaves used to be made into a soup and actually eaten with the broth (at least, that’s what I’ve read, wasn’t there in person - not that old). Have added this tea to my shopping list. So many teas, such a little yellow teapot. :)

Little Yellow Teapot

Don’t know why part of my text is lined out. Hmmm… character limit?

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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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