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drank Get Lean by The Republic of Tea
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Just getting around to tasting my sample of Get Lean. The color surprised me because the packet said green tea and the color was a brighter green-yellow than I was expecting. I’m guessing now that dandelion root gives that color? Anyway, the whole thing tastes quite medicinal and I’m not much of a fan.

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85

Here’s Hoping TTB

This tea was a pleasant surprise! I typically use two teabags when brewing a Republic of Tea blend for a stronger flavor. But since there was only one in the TTB, I took my chances on it. So glad I did! The flavor was rich and strong, with notes of dark chocolate and nutty coconut. No weak, watery flavor and no disgusting stevia aftertaste, unlike too many RoT blends I’ve tried. I may have to purchase more of this one in the future!

Flavors: Coconut, Dark Chocolate

rosebudmelissa

More chocolate blends need to include roasted barley. It really does wonders for the richness of the flavor.

Inkling

Maybe it’s the barley that made the difference! Whatever it was, this one was good. :)

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80

From OST’s stash sale.

This is a tea I’ve been wanting to try for a while since I’ve seen a few reviews singing it’s praises. I haven’t enjoyed too many of Republic of Tea’s blends in the past and I know I don’t tend to like their black tea base, but I decided I wanted to give this one a try anyway. I’m glad I took the chance. This is a lightly caramel flavored tea, and the base has a bit of bitterness, but it’s quite pleasant. It doesn’t taste artificial and there doesn’t seem to be any added sweetener (rare for a caramel flavored tea). I don’t think I like it quite as much as Bigelow’s Salted Caramel, but it’s definitely one I will enjoy while it’s in my cupboard.

Flavors: Bitter, Caramel, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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66

Herbal and Decaf TTB.

This is a mild cinnamon-vanilla-rooibos blend. Pretty good, but didn’t jump out at me as something I would drink very often.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Sweet, Vanilla, Wood

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Another work tea that’s gone now. Leaf smelled pretty, lots of blueberries. Tasted like hot water with a little bit of green tea until I got to the bottom of my cup. Then, blech. Oversteeped green tea taste. Wish the smell translated more into the flavor.

Flavors: Blueberry

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I wanted to love it… but I couldn’t. I realize that matcha is probably best when purchased from a Japanese company, but I saw Republic of Tea’s matcha in a Whole Foods and decided to try it.

One of the first ways to assess the quality of the matcha is the color of the tea. I was immediately disappointed when I opened it because the matcha had this very yellow tinge to it. I was looking forward to having a bright, beautiful green cup of matcha but when prepared, the tea still retained that very yellow tinge.

In terms of taste, it was very grassy and had a harsh edge to it. I’m just getting into matcha (I am by no means an expert!) but I could tell that it really wasn’t the best, especially in terms of price to quality ratio.

I wouldn’t recommend this tea, there are better brands to buy matcha from.

Preparation
2 tsp 2 OZ / 59 ML

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49

Thanks for this freebie, Ost! Always willing to try, especially a minty chocolate tea but WHOA this is the tea with the most splenda I’ve ever had. It’s almost unbearably too sweet with hints of mint and chocolate behind all of that splenda. It’s just too much. They should have just labeled this one splenda. :/

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Birthday treat from a fellow DA (Downton Addict). Despite the presence of the dreaded hibiscus, I rather liked it. The hibby is hiding behind some very prominent raspberry flavor and what little rose I could pick up (not much) just sweetens the deal. I think this will be another good one chilled when the weather warms up. (Chilled tea. How rebellious. What would Cousin Violet have to say about that?)

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Too gross for words. The watermelon taste was pretty much like a Jolly Rancher, and it didn’t really go with the black tea. I’m not a fan of mint in my black tea either, so I guess it’s no surprise that I really didn’t like this.

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71

Better than I thought it would be. Green tea with a surprising amount of citrus. I would drink this again.

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76

I got this as a sample with The Republic of Tea’s catalog. its a very smooth chocolate ish and peppermint ish flavor they both balance each other out nicely.

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59

So i had this in Panera Bread while having a lunch date with my hubby. I don’t know i have always thought that Irish breakfast was a stronger flavor blend than english breakfast and to me this wasn’t the case. It just tasted like a regular black tea nothing special, It wasn’t bad for not wow either.

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40

Not impressed. Likely it had been sitting too long at the coffee shop I bought it from. Terribly basic green tea, with no complexity. Would not drink again.

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86

I got this tea because i felt i did it to do a cleanse. but i fell in love with it the taste of almond and vanilla with and earthy twist. its very smooth not like other detox tea. I am on my second tin and will keep on repurchasing this tea. Im a little health nuts and i enjoy looking for tea that have some health benefit to them, im not 100% sure that they work but i do it just for fun.

Ps. the one that comes with the 3 different detox tin the town week plan its not worth it to me. I dint enjoy the AM or the PM taste ill stick with the original.

Flavors: Almond, Earth, Vanilla

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

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39

I’m not a really big fan of the tart hibiscus+pomegranate taste. Vanilla flavor feels a bit artifical.

Flavors: Dust, Hibiscus, Rooibos, Vanilla

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec

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59

A little too dusty, not strong enough ginger, don’t care for the vague peachiness.

Flavors: Dust, Ginger, Peach, Rooibos

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec

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Holiday TTB #4: It’s not in the name, but this one contains figs. Recently I bought some coconut fig snack things, and this tea tastes like the liquid version of that. It’s tasty, but the name doesn’t really fit

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80

Really quite a nice Earl Grey. Lots of bergamot flavor that comes through. Some other Earl Grey teas I’ve tried have been more subtle, but I tend to like it a bit assertive, which Republic is. That said, it’s still nicely drinkable; the flavors are well-blended and not harsh at all.

Flavors: Bergamot

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

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

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87

Love this stuff. I found it was a lot more flavorful when ordering a fresh batch from Republic of Tea directly and loses its flavor if kept for a long time. Make sure you’re getting a fresh batch! Lovely almond flavors. Doesn’t get nasty even if you steep it forever.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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86

Many thanks to the wonderful and generous Ost! I was lucky enough to pick up some things from her awesome stash sale, and today the box arrived. I’m so excited to try all these new teas!

First up, Mrs. Patmore’s Pudding. Somehow I got it in my head that this was a fruity tea, but that is not the case. I guess if the pudding in question is vanilla or butterscotch pudding, this could be a pudding tea. The flavors are pretty mellow and kind of difficult to pick out. It would be nice if the vanilla and caramel notes were a bit stronger, but the tea does have this amazing creamy smoothness going for it, so overall, I’m really liking it. Good to have a few bagged teas on hand too, so I can steep on the road :)

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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60

Smells great, but the flavor is a little bit too peachy for my taste, I would’ve liked more ginger

Flavors: Ginger, Peach

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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90

I’ve been wanting to try this tea for a while and finally had the opportunity yesterday. Republic of Tea is pretty hit and miss for me, but this one was a hit! Sweet, rich, caramel and vanilla flavoring layered over a pleasantly smooth black base. Very tasty with no additives and I’m guessing it would be delicious as a latte as well. Methinks I’ll be purchasing this one the next time I place a RoT order!

Flavors: Caramel, Smooth, Sweet, Vanilla

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
R.F. Hill

I’ve only tried 3 teas from Republic of Tea, and I didn’t care for them. However, I might give this one a try when I can. It sounds splendid!

TeaNTees

I’ve always wanted to give this one a go.

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77

The caramel and vanilla flavors really shine through with this tea. Perfect with a little milk and a little sugar.

Flavors: Caramel, Vanilla

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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