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The Republic of Tea

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76

Mmmm, this hits the spot tonight. I’m getting a good butter taste from it and the floral bit is coming through nicely as well – it’s actually pretty strong for a floral flavor. But it isn’t a light, rose floral or anything that would be sickening, but a richer floral flavor. Orchid I assume but can’t say for sure given I’ve never eaten any flowers (my dad once made me eat a cattail but I don’t think that is the same thing – that was more green leaf/stalk, not floral).

This is quite a nice little tea and something I was apparently totally in the mood for tonight. That makes me happy.

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It’s a good tea. A classic flavor and it does the Breakfast Tea justice.

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75

This is one of my favorites! I used to stock up every year at Barnes & Noble with my ex’s employee discount, but now that they no longer carry Republic of Tea at B&N and my ex no longer works there anyway, I haven’t tasted it in a while.

As I have often found with fruity teas, it has a less-mature, more candy-like scent when you sniff it straight from the tin. This one reminds me of a bubble gum of my childhood; I think it might be Big League Chew?

When brewed, it blossoms into a rather more complex scent that reminds me more of certain boutique colas that I have tasted, complex yet oddly familiar. The bubble gum note is definitely still present, but I definitely mean that in a good way. I like it with a little bit of sugar, because I think fruity teas always fall flat without sugar, even if it’s not a significant amount.

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perfect for an hot summer… how i miss an hot summer!

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78

Light cherry taste in one of the sweeter greens that I’ve had—sencha, cherry and rose petals all add to the sweetness. The petals in with the tea leaves are a nice touch, even if they aren’t actually cherry blossoms.

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75
drank Acai Green by The Republic of Tea
86 tasting notes

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50

Drinking this straight after brewing for 4 minutes is punishment.

Drinking this with a little milk and sugar after brewing for 4 minutes is yummy!

Does that make me a wuss? Eh, it’s good so who care!

Jillian

No, I think a good, dark assam isn’t meant to be drunk straight.

Auggy

I’m not all that knowledgeable about what constitutes a good Assam – when I first started drinking tea, I tried some and was so turned off that I avoided it until just recently. Now I find that I like it but I just don’t have much experience to know if what I like is actually good or not, if that makes sense?

So I’m very open to any suggestions for good Assams!

takgoti

Hah. I don’t know too much about Assams, but since you just ordered A&D and they’ve been showing a really great track record, you could very well have a good one on your way. Thomas Sampson is an Assam – though I haven’t been paying him much attention since I’m slightly obsessed with his counterpart.

Auggy

Now that I’ve finally bitten the bullet and ordered it, I’m so looking forward to these teas coming in. Part of my hesitation was knowing that one of the teas was an Assam and not knowing if I liked Assam or not. But since I’ve had some English and Irish Breakfasts, I’m more comfortable that I will like it. YAY!

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75

One of my old favorites. Smooth yet pleasantly strong with a hint of Mango. Also good with Gensoy soymilk in a cold winter day.

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75

Gorgeous color and delish!

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63

Today started off bad. Things just weren’t clicking and every indication pointed to a bad, bad day. And bad days don’t do well with happy, fruity teas for me. So I pulled this one out as a better fit for my mood.

The morning continued to suck. Then my tea cooled enough to drink. Because of the smell, I expect a flat taste that sort of kicks me in the teeth. But it doesn’t. Yes, it’s strong and really stands up to milk. But it has a really great depth of flavor that sort of plays around in my mouth as I drink it. A definite improvement to the day.

And then I saw this and the day got even better. http://tinyurl.com/lobstercar

takgoti

That was my day yesterday. Sucky day full of suck and suckiness. Here’s hoping today goes well for both of us.

Hee. Lobster Car.

LENA

Hey, it’s Friday AND you saw a lobster car. I’m sure things will look up!

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75
drank Earl Greyer by The Republic of Tea
86 tasting notes

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