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16
drank Lemon Citrus by Teas Etc
53 tasting notes

Received as a sample with my last order. The (over) use of lemon grass produces a smell reminiscent of lemon scented cleaner. It lacks a fresh flavor, tastes artificial. Wasn’t able to even finish the pot. Sadly, it’s going to take some hard work to remove the smell from my pot :( …won’t miss it when it’s gone…

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Jillian

Ew, sounds like it would be better put to use as a deordorizer or a sachet of some kind. Or compost. :p

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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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76
drank Nilgiri by Teas Etc
596 tasting notes

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85
drank Huang Jin Gui by Teas Etc
596 tasting notes

This is another tea that I enjoy more every time I try it. Great for multiple infusions, seems to get sweeter with each steep.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C

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72
drank Huang Jin Gui by Teas Etc
239 tasting notes

Very mild, delicate flavor. Green tea and jasmine. The florals stick with you awhile.

brews very pale and clear.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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83
drank Ceylon OP1 by Teas Etc
6770 tasting notes

Backlogging and out…bummer…

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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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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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drank Cherry Blossom by Teas Etc
239 tasting notes

My first foray into Roobios. The smell of this tea made me smile when I opened the package. Dried sour cherries, no mistaking it. I prepared a cup using the paper tea bags included with my order (handy things, may have to get some more). I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I had hopes based on the dry leaf smell. I wasn’t disappointed! Cherries and whip cream flavor…yumm!
I don’t know if this is related to Roobios, but shortly after drinkng it, I had a significant headache. Bears some testing.

RubySlipperLady

Sorry about the headache, that hasn’t ever happened for me. Hope it wasn’t related to the tea.

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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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70
drank Orange U Slim by Teas Etc
239 tasting notes

The orange taste is just a hint, sort of in the back of the mouth, but its definetly there. It brewed to a burnt orange/ochre color…much lighter and not nearly as “red” as normal black teas, and not the pale yellow straw/green I associate with green and white teas. Complex flavor, but not in the class of some of the Darjeeling’s I’ve been sampling lately. Slightly tannic, especially as it cools, and/but not heavily astringent. Mildly grassy smell when steeping. Used 1 heaping teaspoon, as suggested on the sample

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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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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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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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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83
drank Ginseng Oolong by Teas Etc
23 tasting notes

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83
drank Ginseng Oolong by Teas Etc
23 tasting notes

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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
drank Honeydew by Teas Etc
23 tasting notes

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91
drank Golden Monkey by Teas Etc
596 tasting notes

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83
drank Ginseng Oolong by Teas Etc
23 tasting notes

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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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