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80

Steeped a teabag on this in 250 mL ginger ale. It was amazing and I highly recommend it with ice. Ginger + rooibos + pear + vanilla = delicious!

Flavors: Fruity, Pear, Rooibos, Sweet

Preparation
Iced 4 min, 15 sec 8 OZ / 250 ML

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80

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Flavors: Cherry Wood, Fruity, Pear, Rooibos, Spices, Sweat, Vanilla

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80

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Flavors: Fruity, Nectar, Pear, Rooibos, Sweet, Tree Fruit, Vanilla

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec 27 OZ / 800 ML

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80

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Flavors: Dry Grass, Fruity, Oak wood, Pear, Rooibos, Sweet, Tree Fruit, Vanilla

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 19 OZ / 550 ML

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80

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Flavors: Fruity, Pear, Rooibos, Sweet, Vanilla, Whiskey

Preparation
Iced 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 14 OZ / 400 ML

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80

I was surpised at how good the rooibos base was, I expected a cheap/low quality rooibos, but I actually loved this one. The vanilla is nice too. It steeps a nice deep orangy red and can be resteeped but loses some vanilla flavour.

Flavors: Fruity, Rooibos, Sweet, Tree Fruit, Vanilla

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec 7 OZ / 200 ML

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69
drank Earl Grey by Tetley
346 tasting notes

It was okay. Nothing special. Made a foam-less London Fog with it. I would have preferred a stronger bergamot flavour. Would likely have been better with a premium brand of tea but since I was at someone else’s house, this had to do.

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85
drank Bellini by Tetley
1589 tasting notes

I remembered to use the last of these bags for my first proper cold brew of the year! I was pretty convinced I’d forget, but for once I’ve been true to my plans. I used three bags in just over 1 litre of cold water, and left them in the fridge for around 12 hours overnight. The result is pretty delicious. The initial sip is very heavy on the peach, and quite sweet. Then the orange comes out in the mid-sip and adds a mild sharpness that complements the peach really well. The ginger emerges towards the end of the sip, and lingers as a warming spiciness in the aftertaste. It makes for a really refreshing drink, with peach the main star and reassuringly natural in terms of taste. I’m actually quite sad that I’ve finished this one – I’ll certainly look out for it this summer in case it makes a return!

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more 3 tsp

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85
drank Bellini by Tetley
1589 tasting notes

A sample from Miss B. I made up a cup of this hot today, because I’m odd like that. It struck me as a bit perverse at the time, but I really wanted something summery and peachy, and it’s warm out, so I decided to go for it. I’ll really have to start bringing cold brewed tea to work again now it seems like summer is finally here, and potentially to stay. This is a strong candidate for one of my first cold brews – I have three teabags left, so I’m going to save those for that. I can see it working well!

This is just fine hot, though. The initial sip has a strong, sweet, fuzzy peach flavour. It’s a touch artificial, but not outrageously so. The mid sip is mostly orange (I’d say blood orange, if I had to pin it down). Again, it’s not entirely natural-tasting – more like sour orange candy. There’s a tartness at the end of the sip that makes me suspect there might be a touch of hibiscus at work, but it’s pretty subtle so I’ve no real complaints about that.

The colour of this one is the most surprising thing, to me. It’s bright orange! Usually, fruit teas with hibiscus are either a tell-tale pinky colour, or outright deep red. This is neither, which is novel if nothing else. Artificial colouring, though? How else would it be so orange?

I know this is Tetley, and bagged, but I actually like it a lot more than I expected to. It does taste like a Bellini, without the alcohol or grenadine, and although it’s a little on the artificial side it tastes pretty good. I’m looking forward to trying this one iced in the days ahead.

ETA: GINGER! I knew I could taste something in the background, and then it occurred to me in a fairly blinding glimpse of the obvious. It works pretty well with the orange, so I’m happy. Even though ginger isn’t one of my favourite things, it didn’t stop me enjoying this one!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 45 sec

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72
drank Lemon Chamomile by Tetley
466 tasting notes

Even though the flavors are really basic, I really like this combination. Chamomile and lemon work so well together, and I like that the lemon is not overly acidic. It makes a really good iced tea. I steeped the tea bag several times for about 45 seconds each time.

Flavors: Citrus, Floral, Fruity, Lemon, Sweet

Preparation
Iced 0 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 17 OZ / 500 ML

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75
drank Orange Pekoe by Tetley
346 tasting notes

I went away this weekend and my choices for tea were limited. I had two mugs of this with milk and sugar and it was actually pretty good. I enjoyed it.

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68

This tea tastes weak and watered down to me. Not a great flavour. Average at best.

Flavors: Green

Kristal

Ah yes, I remember this one. It’s alright, nothing special. Does in a pinch.

teapartyfortwo

I went away this weekend and this is what my friends had for tea. Well, this and Tetley Orange Pekoe, so I drank both but this didn’t impress me but you’re totally right Kristal, it does in a pinch! It didn’t help that when I wrote the review, I was tired and grumpy! haha

Kristal

Haha that’ll do it!

I’ve had loose leaf green tea from a local tea shop (International House of Tea) and it still isn’t comparable to regular green tea. The decaffeination process makes it taste different. I really like iHOT’s decaf vanilla sencha though :)

teapartyfortwo

I totally agree with you! Decaf just tastes different! I’m guilty at times of drinking green, white or black tea too late at night and then having trouble sleeping but most of the time I can drink it in the evening and still sleep fine, just lucky I guess! There is one decaf green tea I like fairly well though. Decaffeinated Korakundah Green Tea with Lemongrass
by Celebration Herbals. That’s about the best one I’ve tried so far. I do prefer my tea with the caffeine though! LOL

Kristal

Ooo that one sounds nice too :)

I love green tea but unfortunately I’m sensitive to caffeine so I have to limit myself to 2-3 cups in the morning. Then herbals for the rest of the day.

teapartyfortwo

Sometimes if I drink too much I get the jitters. I try to stick to only 2 cups per day.

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79

This tea has been on my wish list for about a month, and I impulsively bought it after work today along with one other kind. For a bagged tea, this is quite good. It’s start with a mildly sweet honey flavor followed by a herbaceous taste from the lemon balm, lemongrass and other herbs. Quite nice; reminds me of honey vanilla chamomile from Celestial Seasonings except more herbaceous.

Flavors: Herbaceous, Honey, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 15 sec 10 OZ / 295 ML

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59
drank Bellini by Tetley
346 tasting notes

So I’ve tried making this tea 3 different ways within the last 24h to make iced tea. Here are my results:

Attempt 1: 5 tea bags in 2L pitcher, cold brewed for about 20h. Result: very faint peach/fruity taste with a gross, bitter aftertaste. (possibly from the orange peel since it’s the second ingredient) Quote from the husband “It’s like ‘mmmm, peach!’ but right afterwards: ‘ugh, ass!!’” Dumped the whole pitcher down the drain.

Attempt 2: brewed 1tea bag in 10oz of 200F water for 1 min, placed mug in freezer for 2h to cool down. No bitter aftertaste, but still, not a very strong peach/fruity taste.

Attempt 3: 2L of 175F water, 5 tea bags steeped 5 min then removed. I poured myself half a mug and placed mug in freezer to cool down quickly so I didn’t have to wait as long to try it. Peach/fruity taste is maybe a bit stronger, but still not strong enough. I had this problem with the peach tea from Celestial Seasonings as well. I guess since it doesn’t have hibiscus to give it “umph” it just tastes watery to me.

Overall not a repurchase for me. I will use this tea with Luscious Watermelon from DAVIDs TEA to use it up (faint peach with apple/watermelon taste should be nice) . At least with all my experimenting I used up 11/20 tea bags.

Flavors: Bitter, Peach, Tart

Preparation
Iced
tigress_al

Oh no! This is the one I recommended for you to try. Sorry! I guess I liked the fact that it didn’t have hibiscus

Kristal

haha no worries. Reading the ingredients it honestly sounded great. I think I have bad luck with peach & mango teas. I’m still going to try more Tetley herbal fruit blends for iced tea though :)

apieceofquiche

LOL @ the quote from your husband

Kristal

Haha I know. Luckily since I cold brewed a tablespoon or 2 of Luscious Watermelon in with Attempt #3 it’s quite refreshing and pretty good. No ass taste ;)

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70

It is good, but nothing special. You can taste the bergamot but there isn’t a lot else to the tea.

Flavors: Bergamot, Malt

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 11 OZ / 320 ML

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53

I find this orange pekoe bitter and overly tannic. The colour is a strong orange and there is a slightly malty flavour and smell to the tea. It isn’t a terrible tea, but I do prefer other brands of orange pekoe.

Flavors: Bitter, Malt, Tannic

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 10 OZ / 300 ML

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65
drank green tea by Tetley
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This is one of my grandmother’s favourite teas and I drink it whenever I am at her house. It is a bit weak, but it tastes like a pretty standard green tea.

Flavors: Green

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 300 ML

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85

These are super handy when I do hiking or on trips. I like to but them with ice and very cold water. They are quite sweet due to the amount of sugar in them, more like juice than tea. The flavour is very nice though. Sweet, flavourful, fruity, and the tea is not overly bitter.

Flavors: Blueberry, Fruity, Honey, Sugar, Sweet, Tannic

Preparation
Iced 14 OZ / 400 ML

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65
drank Decaf Green by Tetley
466 tasting notes

This is one of my grandmother’s favourite teas and I drink it whenever I am at her house. It is a bit weak, but it tastes like a pretty standard green tea.

Flavors: Green

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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65
drank Mojito by Tetley
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Flavors: Bitter, Citrus Zest, Herbaceous, Herbs, Lime, Mint

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 14 OZ / 400 ML

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65
drank Mojito by Tetley
466 tasting notes

A bit too minty, but overall a good flavour. It does not resteep very well, though. Makes a nice iced tea.

Flavors: Citrus Zest, Lime, Mint, Tangy

Preparation
Iced 4 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 10 OZ / 300 ML

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