The Boston Tea Company

Recent Tasting Notes

Teabagsipdown! Thank you for sending this one my way CHAroma! This one smelled pretty darn good. I just wish the flavour was a little stronger. I find with this one that the flavour is mostly in the tail end of the sip. However, the base of this one is pretty nice with no astringency. Overall a pretty good tea bag for those times when those are just the easiest :)

CHAroma

Hmm, I may go make this one now. Thanks for the review!

Sil

Always fun to see how people’s tastes compare :)

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drank Mint Green by The Boston Tea Company
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Thanks CHAroma! Looking forward to trying some of the black bagged teas you sent now that I’m through these ones :) I don’t find that the green tea really adds anything to this one. For all intents and purposes it might as well just be a cup of mint or something. Not sure…it’s just nothing special :)

CHAroma

Good to know. I’ve really procrastinated trying these teabags. I like reading your thoughts on them!

Sil

Haha yeah they’re not too bad as far as tea bags go. Mt of the time I’m going to prefer loose leaf but back up plans are always good to have!

CHAroma

I like taking teabags to work ‘cause they’re so easy.

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Tea bag sip down! (I’m so nowhere even sort of close to 200 anymore…and I was soooo close). So I don’t want to hear anything from any of you but I LIKE this one lol apparently a green earl grey isn’t too bad a tea to me. Much prefer it to some of the black earl greys that I’ve had. Haha. So thank you CHAroma! The bergamot is a little more mellow or something, which is creating a not to bad cup of tea. :)

K S

Oh, you’re all too nice. I checked. It is still 90 outside, so nothing has frozen over.

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Thank you CHAroma! This one is not so bad :) I like the smooth taste of this one even if the green will never be my favourite. It’s not overly GREEN! But it’s a nice decent bagged cup :)

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drank Jasmine Green by The Boston Tea Company
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Teabagsipdown! Tank you CHAroma! I have to say that this one got a good sniff after being brewed and then after a quick sip, it may have started its journey down the drain. In part because I dislike jasmine it also because this doesn’t smell a lot like jasmine..just a random floral scent. Th taste wasn’t much better. My other half said it smelled like aunt jemima’s underwear…whatever that means lol

Fuzzy_Peachkin

So pancake panties?

CHAroma

LOL! How bizarre!

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Tea bag sip down! Aka time for me to try all the green tea bags that CHAroma sent me to try! So there will be a few of these since I’m not as partial to green tea as black teas, so I’m getting the folks here to drink some of these with me :) they could use some sort of intake other than beer lol

This one is pretty tasty for a bagged tea. Of all the greens that CHAroma sent me, I think this one will end up being my favourite.

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Nt too shabby for a bagged tea! Thank you CHAroma for the wonderful teas you sent. I’m enjoying getting the chance to try a few of the bagged versions from this company. I am not getting an overly strong pomegranate taste, but there’s enough to balance out the green tea and make this a decent cup :) something I might consider for those times when I don’t have enough time to brew up loose leaf.

CHAroma

Glad you liked it! :)

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It smells so good. Once brewed the liquor is reddish, like a red ale. The assam base is quite nice, bold, malty & strong, most of the Earls I’ve tried have this assam base. I don’t know if my whole milk is killing the citrus/bergamot flave, but you hardly taste it, even without the milk. Have to try it again.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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Horrid.

Absolutely horrid.

I can taste the jasmine flavoring, and jasmine teas should not be flavored they should be scented. This tea was flavored, and I can taste it, and it is disgusting.

If I could rate this lower than one, I would. It deserves something in the negative digits.

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Another from my box o tea from LiberTeas several years ago. Initially it smells as though it has been scent contaminated with all the rest, but when steeped 2.5 minutes it smells definitely like black tea with light citrus. More like cleaner than fresh fruit, but not unappealing. It looks and smells like a tea that will get bitter if over-steeped so I was careful with the time.

First sips yield a fairly typical black tea that starts out a bit sweet and then goes a bit astringent, with some light citrus in the background. Considering the age and storage of this sample, I am impressed that there are any flavours to distinguish at all. In the aftertaste I get a sense of bergamot but it is very light and not dusty at all the way bergamot can sometimes be.

This is a very pleasant (if mild) cuppa, and I will definitely be able to finish the sample. Yay!

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I know I like this lean, clean dragonwell, but just now noticing that it’s being advertised as a digestive aid. After a large sweet-n-sour pork lunch with all the trimmings at a local Asian buffet, it is a comfortable topper…

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Sweet. Gentle. Flavor-accurate. You need to have this. You need to have this with cookies.

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So last night when I was placing my Adagio sample order, I contemplated their Apricot Green until I remembered that I have a sample of a similar blend from Momo! So into a cup for an overnight cold brew it went.

This tea reminds me of something I’ve tried before almost exactly, but I can’t place what it is. Infuriating! I’m pretty sure I never logged whatever this mystery tea was so I’ve spent 20 minutes glaring angrily at my cup as if it will give up the answer. Funnily enough, I don’t think it was another apricot blend, but a flavored green with fruit of some kind. Oh well.

This is a nice enough tea, though I don’t know if I’d know it was apricot without being told first. A little fruity, but the base dominates. Oddly enough, I’d swear the taste was changing as I work through my cup. With one sip it’s very plum-like, then I get a hint of real apricot, then it’s just generic fruity tasting. If nothing else, this is a big ’ol cup of mystery!

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85

Mixed this one with Fujian Tea Imports’ Jasmine Tea.

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Sipdown :( Super sad face here. This tea was absolutely delicious and I’m sad to see it go. Even more sad that it’s been out of stock at Boston Tea for a couple of months. I hope they restock sometime.

I did find the Bentley’s bagged version of this. It’s just not as good. It will have to do from now on.

I probably should have chosen my Scottish Toffee Pu-erh to complement my watching of Monarch of the Glen, but I wanted to finish up this last sample of the day :) I love this show & this tea!

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Need to drink more tea to combat whatever this is trying to infiltrate my sinuses.

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It was not too bad, but I cannot say that it will be going on my shopping list.

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Still enjoying the sample of this Nicole sent me. It’s definitely a top tea for me. I like how smooth and simple it is. A pleasant cuppa for a dreary day.

gmathis

I love Boston Tea Co. stuff. Haven’t tried a bad one yet.

Em

I had wanted to order more of this, but they are out of stock online. I hope they restock soon. I only have enough for about 2 more cups.

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…made myself a small pot in preparation to see the Hobbit. Appropriate, don’t you think? I’m thinking this is my favorite unflavored green tea. Gentle, cereally, but strong enough to assure you that you’re drinking something of substance.

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Received some great news tonight. Felt like celebrating by enjoying a cuppa rooibos while watching the series finale of Gossip Girl.

This was one of the many generous sample I received in my holiday sampler box from Nicole. I LOVE this tea! It doesn’t have the greatest of reviews here on Steepster, but I’d like this to be on my shelf always :)

It is wonderfully honey flavored with a hint of lemon. I like that the honey is the dominant flavor. Honey has always been a favorite of mine. It needs to become the sweetener I use more often with tea. I can barely taste the rooibos, but I think it works as a base. It is calling for a second steeping.

Kim, you need to come over tomorrow night for a cuppa :)

Nicole

This is actually one of the only rooibos blends I like – maybe because it isn’t very noticeable. It’s very calming to me. A good pre-bedtime tea.

Em

Thank you so much for sharing it with me!!! I’m hoping it puts me to sleep tonight :)

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