I made my first poorly brewed cup of this. The water was probably a bit too hot and I steeped it a bit longer because I forgot how long I usually steep this one for. It’s not bad by any means, but it lost a lot of the rich flavor that I love so much. That’s what I get for being hasty and inattentive (^.^)
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I didn’t expect to like this one. It has that bergamot stuff in it. blech. But this is actually a pretty decent tea for a bagged, on the go sort of tea. I like that this is slightly orangey, with a splash of mint. I’m getting the sense that the republic of tea bagged teas are a good brand for me. They’re not too much on the terrible end of bagged teas and they offer a really nice variety with some decent flavours that are quite nice. I might look at picking up a few in the future when my stash gets a little more manageable. They can be my work teas :) Thanks again terri!
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I’ve actually been drinking this every day for the last month or so. My husband bought me a pound of this tea for our first anniversary, I just discovered that I still had some [by some I mean over 100 bags] hiding in my tea cabinet [almost 4 years later]. I think this is an interesting combination, you don’t normally see blueberry paired with a black tea. The blueberry is pretty subtle and gives the tea a slightly tart flavor.
Thanks again terri!
As far as bagged fruity teas go? This one isn’t half bad. I sadly, didn’t take notes while drinking it but i have another bag at work I can try. Though I might try this as a cold brew to try it as a potential iced tea. It was pretty good…but then maybe that was in comparison to the mate tea i was drinking. blech.
And thanks to terri for this tea from our swap. Soooo i’m pretty sure it’s official that i just don’t really like mate. In fact i’m pretty sure i mis logged the tea from the weekend that i said was a mate…and was actually drinking a different tea. Because mate? It’s not pleasant. Doesn’t seem to matter if it’s roasted or not, if it’s flavoured, mixed in with other things….it is just not the tea for me. Nope.
BUT objective me says, this isn’t a terrible bagged chocolate type tea. if you like mate. which i don’t. nuff said lol
Backlogging. I had some of this at Spirit Rock Meditation Center on Saturday, where I spent Earth Day with my charming guy. I don’t often go for straight up peppermint as it can be too strong for me and can give me heartburn. I appreciated the mint blend here along with the lemon balm, it made for a nice refreshing after lunch tisane. Republic of Tea often disappoints me but I rather liked this. I also appreciate the fact that it’s organic. May need to pick some of this up at the grocery store…
This is a nice sweet and fun tea. I drank it as “dessert” this evening, and that is kind of what it’s perfect for.
I usually try to avoid bagged tea, but this one intrigued me so I figured I’d give it a try. One bag per 6 ounces of water is recommended, but since I was using a larger mug (around 9-10 ounces of water) I threw two bags in for more flavor. I think one and a half bags would have been sufficient, but two bags was nice and robust.
There was not too much of a medicinal flavor that can sometimes happen with rooibos. Not to mention that, plus the beet bits, gave the tea a lovely deep red color. The added flavoring gave sweetness without tasting too artificial, which is always a gamble. While I drank it plain, adding a touch of milk or cream and sugar would make it pretty decadent.
I got my first catalogue from Republic of Tea today and this was the sample that came with it. It isn’t something that I would’ve thought to buy for myself, but that’s what I like about surprise samples. The bag smells very yummy so I didn’t hesitate to boil some water. Brewed, it smells like candy. Possibly medicinal, as some reviewers have described. I’ve never considered medicinal fruit flavors to be offensive to my palate, so that’s not so much a con for me. However, it is a tea bag and it has that tea-bag flavor about it. I don’t know how to describe it, but black teas especially seem to have a uniqueness that they only get in a bag. I like the tea as far as bagged teas go. It’s something i’d likely pick up to brew if I saw it at someone else’s house or at a hotel. It Probably won’t be in my own cupboard, but I wouldn’t mind if it was.
Not a bad tea at all! Came in the catalog that Republic of Tea sent me. It’s really weird to describe, but the blood orange and cranberry isn’t really a flavor that sticks out. The aroma is definitely there, but the taste is very very subtle.
Very good sample. I might consider buying this one.
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I really really like this tea. I was very impressed with the great chocolate taste it has. I am not a real fan of tea in bags but this one is truly worth the compromise. This tea hits the I need chocolate crave square in the face. I was so impressed with the fact that I could get multi steeps from the one bag and how great the chocolate flavor was and I did not have to add sweetener. This tea was so good I shared the bags with many friends.
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I received this sample with my catalogue in the mail today. I figured I may as well try it for my afternoon tea.
The bag smells nice, very inviting. It has a good balance between the orange and cranberry. I boiled my water and let it steep for 4 minutes. I can still smell the cranberry and orange but it now smells medicinal, like warm cough syrup. I added my customary splash of milk. It tastes alright but does have a bit of medicinal taste.
In spite of the weather, my cherry tree is blooming & today was the day for my annual invocation! I bought myself an order of sushi, came home & steeped a cup of spring cherry green, & enjoyed my little snack out in the yard under the cherry tree, admiring her blossoms. After my snack, I laid hands on her trunk, calling upon the Earth, the sun, the wind, & the rains to support her. Then I called out to all creatures within earshot, welcoming them to nest in her branches, to savor the cherries when they are ripe, & then reminded them that I also love cherries, so please leave the lower branches for me. :)
I’ve enjoyed this tea for a number of years, & it is especially nice during this season, when the cherries are blooming. I’ll have more than one picnic under that tree, & this is the tea of choice for those occasions.
I just received this with their catalog in the mail. I have never had tea with this flavoring and I was pleasantly surprised.
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Had this tea earlier today. It’s really pleasant green tea. Reminds me a bit more of gyokuro than sencha (as I said in the last note). Nice mouth feel, grassy and slightly nutty too. I havent tried multiple infusions yet.
Well I love raspberry and I like quince. My grandmother used to make quince jelly from a quince tree in her backyard. We’d have quince jelly instead of cranberry sauce every Thanksgiving and Christmas growing up. My dad still hoards that last jar of it, since my grandma grew too frail a long time ago to make it, and sold that property. I miss her.
Anyway, this tea. Certainly has an interesting smell to it. I’m really not sure if it’s appetizing to me or not. I’m leaning towards not. It’s like the leaves of the quince tree are in there instead of the fruit. Not quite right.
For tasting, this is just okay. I like the fruitiness and the raspberry comes in as a subtle taste to the bang from the quince that really isn’t sitting quite right. Maybe I like it more as a jelly and not so much as a real fruit. I have enough for one cup yet so I might try it with a bit more sugar to see if it makes things even out.
I have this tea everyday and I just grow to love it more. I am not much of a purist so whether this one is flavored or not I can say I am pretty happy with it.
I get very good cups even when I steep up to 5 times. I may have gone up to a 6th steep before, I don’t remember as I do share this with family as well.
For the price and the quantity, I can say that I will purchase this a lot.
One 3.5 oz can has lasted me about a month.
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Made this one as an iced tea today.
It tastes very similar to the tea when brewed hot. A bit less tart and more of the sage flavour when iced. I think I like this one equally hot or iced.
I’ve had this awhile, I think I bought it last summer at our first every family reunion because I ran out of tea. It is acceptable as a bagged breakfast blend if I use 2 bags to a cup. So I used all 3 bags that were left in my insulated starbucks thingy, & out into the garden we went. Teas stay hot forever in that thing, so I worked out there for a couple of hours, sipping & wedding, sipping & shaping beds, sipping & enjoying the cacophony of bird sounds that I love so well.