The Republic of Tea

Recent Tasting Notes

75

I finished this off last night. I think it was one of the best cups of this tea I’ve had because a lot of the matcha had settled in the tin so I swirled a bit of water in the tin and poured the rest of the matcha in my cup. I’m am getting dreadfully low on teas lately. I really need to place an order (or two).

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75

I wanted something different in between the 3rd and 4th infusions of my oolong. I actually may just stop at 3 tonight because I am loving this green tea right now. I brewed up 2 bags of this in a big mug for 2 minutes making sure to beat up the bags with my spoon a bit to extract the maximum amount of matcha…anyways, I added milk and a bit of honey for a matcha latte and it is really good. So good in fact, I may have another one after this. The only thing is my tin is almost empty (and it was a 50 bag tin…) I have been wanting to finish up most of my teas lately though so I guess it has to go sometime.

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2 min, 0 sec

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75

I really wanted more genmaicha but since I have no more I decided to settle on this one. I have to get more genmaicha!! I brewed up 2 bags of this in a large mug for 1:30 minutes. I usually barely steep this – just long enough in the water for the matcha to pass through the bag…but I am wanting something a bit more substantial today. It is smooth from the matcha but I’m not getting any buttery notes like I hoped for. Overall I like this tea, not enough to buy another tin, but I will most likely invest in some matcha after this.

Preparation
1 min, 30 sec

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75

I actually made this for my husband earlier, but he fell asleep before it cooled enough for him to drink it. So I helped him out, wouldn’t want good tea to go to waste.

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1 min, 0 sec

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75

It has been awhile since I had this one so I decided to make a little tea latte. I definately remember why I used to drink this so much.

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1 min, 0 sec

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75

Alright, I had to change it up from the Red Dragon for the evening. I still love this tea.

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1 min, 0 sec

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75

Made a green tea latte with this tonight using brown sugar and skim milk. I am now finishing it after putting the cup into the fridge for several hours …. I went to bed around 11:45 and at 2:25 I am up and not tired at all. This may be an issue because I have class tonight and I don’t know if staying up from this point on is going to be very enjoyable. Anyways, back to the tea, this is pretty good chilled, I will keep this in mind for the hot summer months.

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1 min, 15 sec

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1 min, 15 sec

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75

Had this with honey and a little milk – tastes like my fave green tea latte from Starbucks.

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1 min, 15 sec

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1 min, 15 sec

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75

Had a busy day and it was nice to come home to this tea.

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1 min, 0 sec

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75

Wanted this again to make up for ruining it earlier. Shorter steep time=delicious!!! I’m glad this tin has 50 tea bags, if it was 20ish like usual I would be out within a couple of days.

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1 min, 0 sec

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75

Out of curiosity, I steeped this tea at the upper range (3 min)…not a great idea. I know this tea is good because it was amazing yesterday, but the longer steep time led to a VERY bitter cup. I am not changing the rating because I know this was my fault, not the tea.

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3 min, 0 sec

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75

I love the way this tea smells: earthy and clean, like the smell after it rains.

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1 min, 15 sec
Cofftea

I agree! Or or fresh mown grass:)

Gander

One of the Republic teas I would like to try one day!

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75

As I have been curious about matcha, I saw this and thought that maybe it would help me determine whether I would like matcha. This tea has a nice green tea color with several specks of matcha that fell through the tea bag. The taste is very smooth and earthy. Some green teas I have had were really grassy, but this one isn’t. Yum!!

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2 min, 0 sec

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61

I tend to steep white tea longer than most…5 minutes give or take a half.
I was a little afraid of this, it ended up getting pushed to the back of my cupboard.
My first sip was reminiscent of my coffee drinking days. The initial taste was familiar—vanilla soy latte. The after taste is definitely coconut.
I’m on the fence.

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185 °F / 85 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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64

The taste is fruitier and more pleasent with a reduced steeping time but I’m still getting a distinct tannic aftertaste that I don’t really care for.

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Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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64

When I opened the tin the smell was a wave of blueberry – not quite fresh blueberry, but more of a blueberry sauce. The taste, however, is a bit of a dispointment to me. It’s sort of a generic tart, berry taste, not at all sweet or distinctive.

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Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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52

The vanilla and almond flavors mask the natural taste of the decaffeinated tea, which remains but is barely perceptible. The tea leaves are mixed with a light powder of vanilla beans and almonds, and this clouds the cup.

The taste of almonds is very strong and might remind you of the smell of the"McCormick Almond Extract" that can be found in the “Baking” aisle of your grocery store. The vanilla flavor is clearly present, but not as strong. The tea is free of bitterness, although it has a dry aftertaste as a result of the added flavoring. Neither bad nor good; heavily flavored.

I haven’t yet been able to try this tea with milk and sugar. I suspect its true virtue lies there.

This tea is decaffeinated by a CO-2 process.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec

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