The Boston Tea Company

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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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This is a very gentle dragonwell with the personality of sweet straw. It gets additional points simply because I enjoyed it outdoors in the patio glider with bare feet. Ahhh, warmth!

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We waited until the idiots—er, combat shoppers—went home, then cautiously hit the local retail zone to pick a couple of very modest mom-and-mema-in-law gifts. Kohl’s looks like a war zone. But as we were looking for oven mitts that didn’t cost the price of a robotic arm, we discovered a small assortment of Boston Tea Co. gift teas at Bath and Body Works.

…which prompted me to promptly dig through the stash at home to see what Boston Tea stuff I still have. Their varieties are consistently good. And since it was in my hand, I made a pre-dinner cuppa of this really nice dragonwell. It is what good, plain green tea is supposed to taste and behave like: a teeny bit of citrus sharpness without being bitter, not finicky about time or temp as long as you don’t deliberately boil or stew it. The green tea equivalent of a perfectly comfortably fitting pair of jeans, all broken in.

Hesper June

Wait…Bath and Body Works sells tea?

gmathis

Oops—-correction. Bed Bath and Beyond. All those B’s confused me!

Hesper June

Haha! Thats ok…I just had not been in a B&BW for 6 years and if they now had tea, I was gonna check them out;)

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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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…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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Lovely damp and dreary afternoon. The leaves on the giant maple in the yard have fallen almost simultaneously (whoomph!) and it really does look like a yellow and tan shag carpet. Hard to keep my eyes off the window.

(My opinion of damp and dreary afternoons will shift radically come January and February.)

Knowing that I was likely to spend the entire afternoon with a cup in my hand, I figured I’d better steep something that wouldn’t caffeinate me into agitated insomnia tonight, so I picked this nice go-to dragonwell. Boston Tea does everything properly and elegantly. This is gentle, lovely to look at (huge leaves), not too vegetable-y. Steeped beautifully a second time.

CupofTree

I love damp and dreary, lovely indeed :)
And I love that you write about your views outside.. Nature and tea are the most relaxing things ever.

gmathis

This big tree reminds me of the Ents in Lord of the Rings—so big I can’t get my arms around the trunk. It’s a blessing to be in a neighborhood with leaves. Where the tornado hit town, it still looks like strip mines with new houses and misshapen odd trunks that could come have come out of Dr. Seuss.

Nicole

We had a whoomp of leaves in our yard this past week as well. Overnight we had color on the ground. :)

CupofTree

wow that’s so cool, you have an Ent friend :)

Serenity

I love your reviews; are you a writer??

gmathis

Thanks! Yes: part-time, freelance. Mostly kids’ curriculum and occasional articles for a parenting magazine. Husband calls it my “real job;” day job as a shuffler of office paperwork is for those pesky bills and groceries.

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I don’t generally crave green teas. (Need that club-you-on-the-head Assam/breakfast stuff.) So I guess it’s a something to say that this is becoming a particular favorite of mine. Not too vegetal, not too light, pleasantly cereally, enough personality that you know you’ve drunk something, instead of wrinkling up your forehead and wondering what just happened.

Terri HarpLady

I always love a good dragonwell, probably in part because I like the name! But the tea itself is definitely one of my fav green teas, & I’m especially excited because the new Dragonwell from verdant is hopefully coming tomorrow…I can’t wait!

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Lean, clean, and green.

Boston Tea has become a favorite of mine; everything of theirs I’ve tried is quality stuff.

Nicole

Boston Tea does have some quality offerings. And I like their tins.

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I’ve seen the adjectives brothy and satiny used to describe green teas before, but hadn’t had the pleasure of experiencing either adjective. Now I have. Lovely with the lightness of Chex cereal, not the deep green vegetable taste you’d expect from the dark, dark leaves.

Azzrian

Ah my favorite cereal! :)

K S

sounds cool.

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I’m such an in-yer-face strong black tea fan, I never know how to classify the subtlety of good greens. This one I’m supposed to review for www.itsallabouttheleaf.com, and it will take some additional contemplation. First impression was good—gently woodsy-nutty, not green-beany.

It’s a good evening to contemplate, though. On this Sunday a year ago, I was gulping tepid food-service grade tea in a hotel with no power, accepting dry clothing from strangers, and watching rescue vehicles begin to pour into my flattened neighborhood to begin pulling bodies out from piles of wet splinters. (A friend asked me to publish a little of our story; it’s here: http://lifewayvbs.wordpress.com/2012/02/27/meet-the-vbs-writers-gg-mathis/)

I just want to say for the record, I am profoundly grateful to the God who protected us and to the friends and total strangers who generously and kindly helped us piece our lives back together. Because of Him and them (and some of you wonderful Steepster friends, too), this evening I am calmly and quietly rocking in a secondhand patio glider, analyzing this lovely cup of tea, and enjoying the peace of a neighborhood where the trees and ground are unbroken.

May Joy be where you are, too.

Indigobloom

I’m so glad you are ok Gmathis! <3

K S

Thanks for sharing the link.

Cheryl

Oh gosh, your story gives me chills. There’s only one word that makes me a spaz, and that is: tornado, and I followed the Joplin stories for a while. I’ve only been here a short time, but glad to know your story… thanks for sharing : )

Azzrian

Blessings to you and everyone ! Puts life in perspective!

Invader Zim

Thanks for sharing, and I’m glad you and your family are ok.

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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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Intentionally left some of last night’s pot sit overnight so that I am enjoying a cool cup this morning. Still tasty!

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