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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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10
drank Earl Grey by Teas Etc
12 tasting notes

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
12 tasting notes

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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
6770 tasting notes

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
6770 tasting notes

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
23 tasting notes

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100
drank Rosy Earl Grey by Teas Etc
23 tasting notes

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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
6770 tasting notes

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99
drank Assam Reserve by Teas Etc
6770 tasting notes

I’m really digging this tea! 2nd infusion.

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