Teas Etc

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A very good Bai Hao style 50% oxidized oolong from Taiwan.

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drank Chocolate Souffle' by Teas Etc
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Smells and tastes like the chocolate lip smackers I had when I was a kid. Don’t think this one will become a regular.

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drank Chocolate Souffle' by Teas Etc
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First, the smell reminds me of the pseudo-chocolate flavoring that you’d find in a PowerBar. Not a good thing…in my opinion. The story gets better with taste. The chocolate is far more subtle than the aroma lets on. There are problems with that though, since even though the taste isn’t as offensive as the smell, there’s nothing about it that really stands out. I know none of that gives a very strong impression of what this tea actually tastes like…and I think that’s because I just don’t have an impression. On top of that, I can’t really say I’m looking forward to another brew :(

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec
Jillian

Man that’s disapointing. With a fancy name like ‘Chocolate Souffle’ you’d expect the flavour to be so incredible it knocks your socks off.

Mike

Seriously! The name gives you such high hopes…darn these marketing peeps! I guess that’s one of the reasons we have Steepster ;)

takgoti

Ew. Powerbar.

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drank Caramel Apple by Teas Etc
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My Chocolate Souffle Steepster Select came yesterday with this in tow. Reminded me of an apple chai. Not enough apple came through as I had anticipated from the aroma. Given the name, I thought it may have a natural sweetness from the caramel/almonds, but that wasn’t true either. Going to have to give this another shot but my first impression is of slight disappointment. Not a bad option (especially as it’s caffeine-free) for an evening tea, but not great either.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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This tisane, first of all, is aesthetically pleasing: the rose petals, chamomile, and lemon myrtle are fragrant before water is even added. Once added, then the decision becomes whether to drink or to just inhale. Of course I did both. Relaxation ensued promptly.

However, I wouldn’t drink this herbal unless my bed was in close proximity (read: sleepy).

Cofftea

I’ve been looking for a loose version of ROT’s Get Relaxed!:)

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91

Drinking Teas Etc.’s Plum Blossom Oolong was the liquid equivalent of biting into a ripe, juicy fresh plum minus the pit. Prepared gongfu style and served in oolong sets (aroma and drinking cups).

First infusion – (Aroma) Amazingly sweet, it intensified as it cooled. The liquor had a student from Colorado opined that it tasted “like hiking in the woods after it just rained.”
Towards the back of the tongue, there was also a slight bite that reminded me of a plum’s tart skin.

Second infusion – Full, fruity flavor filled the whole palate. Among those sharing, this infusion was the favorite. The students remarked about how widely the flavor ranged between infusions.

Third infusion – Light, subtle yet lasting fruity aftertaste. This infusion sealed the flavor profile in the memory. At this point, students wanted to know more about oolongs in general and this oolong in particular. The complexity of this oolong is impressive.

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

This sounds amazing! Love the preparation notes. Thanks for sharing.

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drank White Rose by Teas Etc
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Have not opened this one yet. It was my free sample from this company. Watch for my update cause gonna try it tomorrow, I promise.
Ok I tried this tea today. This was like drinking the garden with a hint of tea. Not may taste at all. Would never buy this one.

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65

Oh I just got this wonderful tea. Makes me want to take a warm bath, light some candles. Very relaxing. Has strong lavender notes to it so if you don’t like the smell or taste of lavender you may not be happy. I love lavender so I am smiling

Angrboda

I heard aroma therapy with lavender is good if you have trouble sleeping, so I can definitely see where the relaxing comes from. It might be great just before bedtime. :)

Linda

And that’s when I like to drink it, almost bedtime. Gonna get some lavender sachets next. Why shouldn’t my clothes have a good time too.

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67
drank Pu'erh Leaf by Teas Etc
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Pu’erh takes some getting used to. Baby steps

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100
drank Summer Currant by Teas Etc
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Wow!!! I love this tea. In fact gonna have another cup this very minute.

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drank Pink Grapefruit by Teas Etc
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This tea has a wonderful grapefruit flavor to it. I must remember to try it iced in the summer and instead of lemons use grapefruit sections. Very refreshing.

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100

Great jasmine aroma before and after brewing. Doesn’t taste like perfume if brewed correctly. :)

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100
drank Honeydew by Teas Etc
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drank Honeydew by Teas Etc
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drank Honeydew by Teas Etc
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Strong melon aroma when opening the bag, almost like Pop Rocks! Awesome taste, not too light, not too strong. :)

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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Very strong lemon aroma, but weak tea flavor. I’m not crazy about many greens, and I don’t like lemon with my tea. It came as a sample. If you like lighter teas with citrus flavors, you may like this one. :)

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100
drank Huang Jin Gui by Teas Etc
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I love this tea! It’s great at anytime of the day with a touch of honey! :)

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drank Ginseng Oolong by Teas Etc
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drank Ginseng Oolong by Teas Etc
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drank Ginseng Oolong by Teas Etc
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drank Ginseng Oolong by Teas Etc
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drank Ginseng Oolong by Teas Etc
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This is a great tea all around! One of my favorites! :)

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drank Rosy Earl Grey by Teas Etc
197 tasting notes

Yum – oh. Smells great, looks great, tastes great. Very much a lady’s afternoon tea.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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