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75

I’m sitting here writing a Biology report on the adverse effects of excess caffeine intake so I figured I’d stick to a less caffeinated tea because some of these symptoms and conditions make me want to shudder and run away from caffeine for the rest of my life (but we all know that’s impossible ha)

Asked my mum to buy me some basic green tea from the grocery store (because all my friends are constantly raving about it’s health benefits and whatnot, so as much as I normally dislike greens I’ve decided to attempt to down a cup occasionally) and this is what she brought back.

It’s not too bad actually, I kind of like the fruit flavour combination of the pomegranate with the green and I find that this tastes quite nice with a little honey. So all in all, definitely not going to be as much of a chore as I thought it would be to drink this. It didn’t come in loose leaf so I’m drinking bagged tea which I haven’t done in a while wow.

It was just my sisters birthday a few days ago, and I bought her Ed Sheeran tickets because literally nobody is more obsessed with that man than her. She cried because she was so surprised while I grinned because she was so happy.

Also, it’s a long weekend here in the land of polar bears and igloos. So a big happy birthday to Queen Victoria! Hoping to see some fab fireworks tomorrow haha

Preparation
3 min, 45 sec
jump62359

except for the fact that I’m the one friend who actually is trying to STOP drinking green tea because it’s a blood thinner and drinking too much is making me bruise a butt ton

BUT TELL YOUR SISTER I SAY HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND TELL ME HOW ED SHEERAN GOES <33

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drank Pure Green Tea by Tetley
3 tasting notes

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84
drank British Blend by Tetley
7 tasting notes

Tetley British Blend is the classic “Builders Teas”. They have commercials from the 80’s about the bag shape and all the perforations. To be honest, if you’re looking for a good, strong tea to get you going, this tea is one of the classics. When I was over in England for Christmas, this tea was in the house. Sadly, the house flooded when I was there. But, to keep me company in the days I had ahead with all the cleanup, Tetley British Blend was my companion. It’s a cheap, good tea and I recommend it to anyone looking for a good “Builders Tea”.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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65
drank Rooibos Vanilla & Pear by Tetley
2412 tasting notes

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65
drank Rooibos Vanilla & Pear by Tetley
2412 tasting notes

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73

When I first opened my container, and used very small tea cups, I’ve had some nice tea. However, about a month and half later, the tea seems a lot weaker. Not a very strong tea, if its in too much water, it doesn’t taste like anything…….

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 7 OZ / 200 ML

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100

This is by far my favorite tea by tetley, it is relaxing and delicious and everything you would want in a n herbal tea!

Preparation
2 min, 0 sec

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60
drank Rooibos Vanilla & Pear by Tetley
892 tasting notes

I found a cylinder of Tetley Rooibos Vanilla & Pear in the back of one of my cupboards. It is of unknown provenance and age, but I gave the dried bags a sniff and concluded that they were still fresh.

The liquor is an orange-amber color, and the flavor is mostly rooibos, with a smattering of vanilla and fruitiness. It’s really not bad at all. I probably relegated it to the back of a cupboard upon reading “artificial flavoring” among the ingredients. In truth, it tastes fine.

My powers of rooibos-blend discrimination are not very refined, so perhaps others would disagree, but to me this grocery store rooibos seems just as good (or bad) as some of the much more expensive variations on the theme. It is rooibos, in the end, so I cannot muster up a huge amount of excitement even though I find nothing particularly wrong with it. It’s all a matter of taste!

Flavors: Vanilla

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 15 sec

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54
drank Redbush by Tetley
47 tasting notes

In my last tasting note on this, I said it wouldn’t be a chore to finish the remaining teabags. I have changed my mind. It’s not that the tea has gotten worse – it’s still an average, basic rooibos which is inoffensive to the tastebuds – it’s just that my tea collection has expanded ridiculously over the last couple of weeks (thanks to Hapatite and MissB mainly, as well as a slight indiscretion on my part in a tea shop yesterday) and I want to drink all of those instead of these.

I flash-iced two bags of this last night as I was incredibly thirst and needed something to gulp. Also my tea habit means that tea is the only available drink in the house. Two teabags in 1/3 of a mug of boiling water for around 5 minutes, topped up with water as cold as I could run. The smell is amazingly honey-like, but unfortunately this is not reflected in the taste, which is a one-note woodsy flavour. A good choice to drink iced quickly when you can’t really taste what you’re drinking much, as I wouldn’t want to waste my good tea this way! I was also curious to try an iced rooibos, and it was better than expected.

Still have better teas by a long margin, and am now quite bored of this. Not going to mark it down, though, as my ratings are based on the best experience and this was definitely not it.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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67

Well. I remember when rooibos was an exciting new thing in Canada, and I drank the living daylights out of President’s Choice vanilla rooibos and I think I sort of burnt myself out of it, really. So every once in a while now, I’ll decide to give it another go, and remember the things I’m not really fond of about it.

I’m not even actually sure why I bought an entire box of this tea. I think I might have been sick and taking a LOT of Actifed at the time and wanted something that wouldn’t make me feel like I was swallowing corrosive household cleaning products that I could fall asleep to, but why didn’t I just get a thing of chamomile? I might have been at the Tesco Express that’s open until 11 on Sunday but has a pitifully small selection of tea, and I knew this would be tolerable.

That might be it. I don’t know.

But my point is, I was going to drink a cup of fennel tea the other night, which is definitely not my favourite thing to drink straight, and I decided to see how the flavour would improve if I chucked in a bag of this as well, and drank it with a little squizzle of honey.

And it actually somehow seemed to cancel out the things I don’t like about these teas and turn the whole thing into something a bit sweet and oddly fruity and actually pretty good. Wowzers.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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70
drank Earl Grey Vanilla by Tetley
16 tasting notes

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Preparation
4 min, 30 sec

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79
drank Dark Chocolate Chai by Tetley
270 tasting notes

I HAVE A NEW GIANT MUG.

It’s a Cheshire cat one. It’s big, it’s non-microwavable (which is a shame but a sacrifice that I am willing to make) and it is very smiley. My parents asked me which one I wanted, as a souvenir of their trip to Disney World. They just came home and I have it in hand and I love it.

I wanted a chocolatey tea today, and this is one that I haven’t had lately, so I’m using it to christen. I know that these teas are a little weak sometimes, and this is a GIANT MUG, so I decided to use two teabags. So far, I’m not regretting that decision.

I actually wasn’t expecting it to be as chocolatey as it is — I can actually taste the dark chocolate, which I appreciate. Admittedly, I’m not sure what I think about it as a chai — the dark chocolate taste is accented with spices, but even clear it doesn’t seem… chai-y enough? I don’t know. I seem to remember it being a little muddled with milk last time I tried it, but it’s been a while, so I should probably try it again before really commenting on that. Alone, though, it’s working well enough for me.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
keychange

I love getting new mugs! so glad you’re loving it.

C-chan

My sister has one just like it, and I keep on stealing it (I use it more than her actually). So I’m very glad to have one of my own now — I’ll only have to borrow hers when mine is in need of a wash now. ;)
New mugs and tea cups are the best though. They always make me smile. I’m glad I’m not the only one!

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30
drank Cosmo by Tetley
150 tasting notes

We bought this one as an afterthought since everyone in the house had tried Bellini and Mojito before and liked both (we won’t be purchasing Pina Colada since I can’t tolerate coconut, and I’m the primary tea drinker in the house). In hindsight, I have no idea what would possess us to buy this since no one is a fan of cranberry juice, cranberry tea, or even cosmos. Ugh.

And…this tea lives up to its name. Artificial orange flavour like orange candies, and the grossness that is “cranberry” (also presuming an artificial flavour). The two together? Not pleasant. Like I said, don’t know what possessed us to buy it. No one likes it in the house; it will be a struggle to finish it.

Verdict: will definitely not re-buy.

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82
drank Mojito by Tetley
150 tasting notes

Again, another staple in our home not necessarily because I really like it, but because my dad loves it.

For me personally this one is a winning combination. I don’t really care if the “lime” overpowers the mint (which I find it doesn’t in most cups…it’s like the odd teabag has more limey flavouring than the rest) since I like both lime and mint. The lime tastes more like lime cordial to me as opposed to lime juice or lime zest. Not that I’m complaining; I like lime cordial, too. It’s just not…real lime.

I really like mint tea, so it should come as no surprise that I like this. Granted, I also really like mojitos (with enough rum, of course) and this tastes nothing like a mojito. But as a “lime mint tea”? Yum. And herbal, too. So good to have in the evenings.

Verdict: despite this being my dad’s favourite and will get constantly restocked, I would buy this again for myself.

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75
drank Tetley Bellini by Tetley
150 tasting notes

This is a staple in our cupboard not because I really like it, but my mom loves this tea.

My opinion? It’s OK. it’s not very peachy, but definitely a lot of orange flavour in it. But it’s a weird orange flavour; more like orange candy, not the fruit or even orange peel. It’s a strange flavour. Not unpleasant, but not at all what it smells like, either. Which is unfortunate….I really, really, REALLY like the smell of the tea. I am a fan of this being an herbal tea; I would be disappointed if it was a green or black tea.

Verdict: will re-buy because mommy will be cranky if we don’t.

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90
drank Black Currant by Tetley
26 tasting notes

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75
drank Lychee Pear by Tetley
150 tasting notes

I think I probably bought this tea neglecting to read the “Decaffeinated” part, since I’m not a fan of decaf tea. I like herbal, I like tisanes, but teas that taste like they should have caffeine but don’t? My brain gets confused.

The actual flavour of this tea is pleasant. I really like lychee, and I really like green tea, so I figured this tea would either be awful or yummy. Yummy it is. It doesn’t really taste much like I just bit into a lychee, but there is that “something tropical” taste in the background. I don’t know how well actual lychee tastes when its dried, so I won’t hold the artificial flavour against them yet. The green tea itself tasted surprisingly good; I’m always surprised when a bagged tea doesn’t taste like stale grass.

Verdict: won’t re-buy only because it’s decaf and I’m not a fan of that (I either want something with caffeine, or something that doesn’t taste like green tea). But if there was a caffeinated version I’d buy it for sure.

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drank Green Tea Plus Aware by Tetley
150 tasting notes

Of all of the “Green Tea Plus” teas that Tetley has come out with, this is by far my least favourite. And by “least favourite” I mean yuck.

There isn’t anything in this tea that makes me think “purple”, other than mulberry leaves. Would it have killed them to put a berry in there of some sort? Or something with some flavour? This to me tastes like low-quality green tea plus “stuff”. And not good “stuff” either. It did make me feel more alert, but that’s probably because it has…dum dum dum…caffeine. I doubt any of the “aware stuff” that is in it gives it either a) flavour, or b) aware-ness.

Verdict: couldn’t pay me to re-buy.

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78
drank English Breakfast by Tetley
327 tasting notes

After a recent experience with a Lipton teabag, maybe I am overrating this. Or maybe not. because for a tea which sells basically in every supermarket for about 1.50€ for 30 teabags (or half price if you see a discount) this really is incredibly nice. I was planning to have it with milk, and was careless with brewing it, but it survived and took milk incredibly well.

I am quite flabbergasted at how nice this cheap teabag turned out to be. But very happy at the result! Stocking this up for sure, for those moments where teabags are convenient, though these not quite fit all my criteria not being individually wrapped (they would not be this price if they were, though!)

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec
Ysaurella

not expensive at all in portugal…2,30 € minimum here :)
Tetley is not bad you’re right Teresa

cteresa

It gets worse even, a supermarket had a promotion this week, it is 69 cents for 30 teabags, that is about 2 cents per bag. I got to pick up a bag for my own!
this was tea, real tea, and a pretty nice breakfast tea bag, just very happy with it.

K S

I don’t know if the Americanized version is the same but this is what I use when I just want simple iced tea. Quite nice and far more full flavored than Lipton.

cteresa

K S might be the same, Tetley seems to have a relatively simple (at least compared to Lipton lineup). Though the pic on this does not quite match my product, mine it´s a foil bag with a zipper with 30 round no-string bags. And iced tea, hmm with a lot of (real) lemon, now that is a good idea now that it seems Spring has arrived with a bang!

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54
drank Redbush by Tetley
47 tasting notes

This is my first time posting from the main website on a computer instead of my phone! :O Maybe I should do it more often, it’s so much easier!

I’ve had these teabags lying around my cupboard for a while now, probably verging on 10 months, so I thought I should try to get them used up (and then buy more tea. Yay!) I bought them from my on-site campus shop last year as I wanted a caffeine-free tea, and it was either this or chamomile, which I don’t much care for. I remember thinking that it tasted like regular tea, only with an odd aftertase, and haven’t had plain rooibos since, so I wasn’t sure what to expect.

My first mug of this, drank plain, was quite disappointing. It was very bland, with only a little flavour that I could make out at all, and not enough to tell what it was. Maybe the teabags have lost their potency over time.

I am curently drinking my second mug of the night, which I brewed using two teabags for twice as long. This seems to have helped, as the flavour is more present this time around even though I added milk to make it more soothing. Brewed, the smell reminds me of honey, and I expected it to taste like regular tea does with a spoonful of honey stirred in. The actual flavour is more woodsy than I expected from the smell, but commonplace in other rooibos drinks I own. It is a very suitable bedtime drink, with a deep, woodsy taste in the sip, and a floral honey (I knew I smelled it!) aftertaste which I find very soothing.

Now that my collection has vastly expanded, I own many rooibos blends which I would choose over this in a heartbeat. Having said that, it will not be a chore to finish the remaining teabags.

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 14 OZ / 400 ML

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90

I never left a tasting note on this because it’s been an old favourite since Tetley brought it out. It has a wonderful floral aroma with blueberries and the taste is just as great. Extra bonus is it’s a bagged tea so I can take it anywhere. WHen I steep it I can oversteep , leave the bag in forever and it’s still great.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec

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89
drank clarity tea by Tetley
191 tasting notes

Look at this poor tea. Nobody has it and nobody tried it. I never left a tasting note on this because it’s been an old favourite since Tetley brought it out. It has a wonderful floral aroma with blueberries and the taste is just as great. Extra bonus is it’s a bagged tea so I can take it anywhere. WHen I steep it I can oversteep , leave the bag in forever and it’s still great.

Preparation
Boiling

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75
drank Tetley Tea Bag by Tetley
13 tasting notes

not very rich in flavor. decent british black tea

add milk and sugar or not.

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