The Republic of Tea

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Not crazy about this matcha, now that I have others and am somewhat proficient at making it correctly. Not recommend buying. The color as you can see is a yellowish-greenish-tan, NOT A GOOD COLOR for matcha! It should be a bright, vibrant, Jade-Kelly green with an aroma to fresh spinach and grass. It did not foam all that well, then again, I was new at whisking it and the taste was just plain dull and boring, it did not have that WOW! factor. After a couple of weeks, because I didn’t finish it, I went back to it and it had lost all of it’s taste…you can’t keep matcha fresh for long, but that was ridiculous.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 0 min, 15 sec
Cofftea

Um… uh… wha… HUH? Add this to the list of matchas I need to try for myself LOL=D

MacchaMan

OH, HEAVENS NO!…don’t get, not that great of a taste.

Cofftea

I’m going to need to since I can’t even begin to fathom how any matcha (unless maybe if it’s sweetened) can get a 1.:)

MacchaMan

ok, so maybe I am over exaggerating, but it isn’t that good

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67

Overall a solid green tea, although it seems to be too finely ground. I hope they’re not re purposing matcha grounds.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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61

Republic’s Darjeeling is surprisingly decent, but not up to par as far as all the other Darjeelings I’ve tasted. It’s a blend, which rarely sits well with me. It’s rounded, which is good for most drinkers, but lacks the punch I look for in most Darjeelings. It’s the only Darjeeling I’ve considered putting honey in; all others I drink straight.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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31

Obtained in a (non steepster) tea swap. This is a loose tea, not the bagged tea pictured.

I think the recommended 5 minute steep time is too long, it was bitter. I didn’t taste any mango, just bitter black tea. I’m going to try again later with a shorter steep time and see how that does.

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

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55

Not my favorite as far as flavor goes (it tastes like hot water even with honey), but I love the smell. I keep this more for aroma therapy than I do for drinking. Not a bad tea, though; I’ve definitely had worse.

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68

It smells very chocolaty, but I had to add a teaspoon of honey to bring out the flavor. I think that’s just me, though, and not the tea; I have to add honey to most of my teas for me to taste something other than water. Otherwise, it’s a nice, smooth tea that’s good for a mild chocolate craving or a little mood therapy.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 7 min, 0 sec

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84

At first taste this tea is definitely more pomegranate than green tea. However, with consecutive cups, it definitely is more balanced (i don’t know if that’s just the tongue assimilating to the citrus of the blend). I also had this with a cilantro chicken salad and it was an awesome pairing. The tea goes down very smooth and has a slight tinge of cherry (like that weird zing… stop me if i sound crazy).

I had this tea iced and enjoyed it very much unsweetened, but i feel that the addition of the sugar would help bring out the sweetness of the pomegranate and override the cherry-esque-ness.

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100

A tea for prayer and meditation

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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100

Serving this super-fruit tea over ice this afternoon – definitely one of my favorites

Preparation
Iced 4 min, 0 sec

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100

subtle fruit flavour, good afternoon tea when there’s still work to be done. I like to oversteep a pot of this and sip it for hours.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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67

After a great yoga session on a Sundat afternoon, I had my first cup of this tea. Tasted mostly the roses, the chamomile taste is not detectable…just a nice relaxing herbal….

Cofftea

This makes a great flavoring for matcha:) Also great blended w/ chocolate teas.

Lori

I haven’t had any matcha yet- I will need to try it…

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Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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