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93
drank Earl Grey by The Tea Nation
105 tasting notes

As of right now, this is my all time favorite brand of Earl Grey. And there is a simple reason why: to me, it has the best and strongest flavor. Earl Grey is known for it’s flavor, hands down. So when I open up a container of Earl Grey, I expect to smell Earl Grey, first off, and second, have that scent remain or be strengthened when the tea bag meets the water. But this is for tasting, so let me get to that.

As I said before, this has an amazing flavor. It’s classic Earl Grey, with a very rich, smooth flavor. It’s got the right amount of sweetness, and with this brand, I find that I don’t have to sweeten it much, just one level spoonful, maybe a bit of honey if I’m in the mood. I don’t like cream with my tea, usually, and that’s the same with this one, but when I am in the mood for cream/milk/etc, this tea takes to it very well, especially this brand.

I have a lot more to say about this tea, but I don’t want to just ramble on. I love this tea, and I LOVE the round, string free, tea bags. A good tea with no hassle is a winner in my book!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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79

It’s been a while since my last tasting note. Like many new teas of mine, this one was a gift. I decided to try it in the morning, because I ran out of my Golden Tipped Assam. This tea had all the true traits of Ceylon tea, and was actually quite satisfying with my morning breakfast. I also had a cup in the evening, which meant I was able to have the time to enjoy it more. I really liked the quality of the sachets- they weren’t like others I’ve seen. Also, there were almost no stems, which is rare for teas in sachets. Quite pleased with this one, but it could have been a little stronger.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 30 sec

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70
drank Melon by The Tea Nation
673 tasting notes

I picked up some double wall glass teacups now that I can see again (had 2 eye operations) and saw this Melon White Tea in a shop…ah…let’s try this I said. I like White Tea. Nice and bright base for flavor,I find, and full. Took the heat just under a boil… steeped for 3 minutes for a slight first sip then gave it another minute. The liquor is so pure gold. I held my cup up to the light next to my Uzbeki purple velvet with gold embroidered tea cozy and the color matched the golden threads. Just beautiful. The flavor is a delicate melon and even though the container shows watermelon the flavor is more like the edge closer to the rind. Not bitter…just defused. I would caution not to oversteep too long because this will go bitter. This is good sweet only and too delicate to mix with anything else. A good tea for soothing the nerves and maybe as a base for adding chunks of cold melon in the Summer with crushed ice!

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100

I love this tea. it is delicious with water or milk

Preparation
3 min, 45 sec

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62
drank Melon by The Tea Nation
150 tasting notes

I have no clue where this tea came from, but it was in a sealed container so I decided to use my found Melon flavored white tea for a pitcher of iced tea. I cold steeped it overnight which may have been a bit too long because the iced brew has an alkaline tinge to it. Fortunately, it’s just a tinge so I’ll have no problem drinking the rest of the pitcher. All in all this white tea is pretty tasty with a natural melon flavor.

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31
drank Mango White by The Tea Nation
9 tasting notes

i wish some teas tasted as good as they smell

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74

Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this tea.

I cold-brewed this tea overnight, and the result is a delicious tea that tastes lightly of ginger and peach and green tea. The ginger is only slightly peppery. It is a very refreshing iced tea.

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75
drank Mango White by The Tea Nation
1 tasting notes

I do enjoy this tea — light, with the perfect amount of mango flavor. It is a good everyday-type tea that fits many moods. It is also good when in a rush as it takes very little time to steep.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 15 sec

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77

Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this tea.

I hot brewed it last night. This is incredibly refreshing – the blueberry flavor is strong and sweet, with just a hint of tartness. The black tea is brisk. Nice with lunch.

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74

Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this tea.

This is a very pleasant cup of tea. Relaxing and vegetative. Brothy. Nice. Sweet with a nice savory overtone. I like it.

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Preparation
1 min, 0 sec

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82
drank Earl Grey by The Tea Nation
7 tasting notes

Had this for the first time today on a mission to find the perfect earl grey. pretty good cup of tea, with a good helping of bergamot. The aroma when opened up is quite pleasant and makes me really crave a cup. I dont think its my all time favorite earl grey but a pretty darn good one.

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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78

This is a tasty breakfast blend. Strong and brisk. A good tea to have on hand, especially on those days when you don’t have a lot of time to prepare tea but still need a good, brisk cuppa!

gmathis

Everybody needs a library of good no-fuss morning teas for the days when the eyes…just…don’t….want….to….open….

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87

Finishing off the last of this that TeaEqualsBliss sent me. (Thanks!)

I really love the aroma of this tea. Yum! Sweet and creamy. This cup is not as astringent as the last one was. Nice!

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87

Thank you TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this tea!

The aroma that is wafting from my teacup at the moment is quite yummy – it is very vanilla-almond-esque! It almost smells like dessert!

The flavor is also quite nice. The black tea is strong and astringent, the almonds taste sweet and toasty, and the vanilla is smooth and creamy. I’m loving this tea and I’m surprised that this much flavor came from a teabag!

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75

This is a decent black tea. The black tea is surprisingly strong for a Ceylon base, and it is not to be overpowered by the tropical fruit. Sweet with hints of bitterness in the background. An interesting cup that I think is even better iced than hot. A good summertime tea!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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70
drank Earl Grey by The Tea Nation
4366 tasting notes

Not a terrible Earl Grey, but not the best I’ve tried either… this one rests at a happy medium. A fair amount of bergamot that doesn’t taste artificial or perfume-y (although the aroma worried me a bit before I took sip because it didn’t quite smell like bergamot but rather a bergamot-based perfume)

Nice!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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67

Starting out the work day, it just seems right to start green then move into the black zone as the day goes on…wonder if I am the only one who thinks this way…for some it may be the other way around…or no black at all…

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67

Good way to start the morning…wondering about making the leap to loose tea, how different it will be. I like a little flavoring in my green, next to Jasmine, Raspberry is my favorite.

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36

too much honey flavor.

Preparation
Boiling

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78

Finishing off the last of this tea that TeaEqualsBliss sent to me – thank you!

Bright and delicious. The pomegranate is sweet and tart, but not too tart. It tastes like … well… pomegranate! This tea starts out with very little astringency, but it develops as I continue to sip. Not a bad thing though, as long as you don’t mind astringency (I don’t mind it at all, as long as it’s not overwhelming)

I like that I can taste tea and pomegranate. The black tea is brisk and bright, and the fruity flavor of the pomegranate doesn’t taste artificial. It’s a good cuppa.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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78

Thanks to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this tea!

This is a very nicely balanced pomegranate black tea. The pomegranate tastes authentic, it doesn’t taste fake nor does it taste over-done. The black tea is strong and brisk, no bitterness and very little astringency to it, although I am finding that the astringency does develop as I make my way down the cup. The first few sips had very little astringency to them, but now there is a little more. Still not overpowering though.

A really nice cuppa!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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60

Absolutely more honey than lemon flavoring in this. The honey aroma is VERY intense. The honey taste is also strong. The lemon is noticeable but not strong and the green tea flavoring is somewhat lost in the background. This is OK but not very memorable. Then again…I’m usually not into honey flavored teas unless they are incredible remarkable!

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79

Smells like orange and green tea. Tastes like grassy green tea, a little orange, and almost like a gingery type spice. The orange is slight yet pleasant. I think I would like it better without the spices in it and it just being orange flavored green tea. BUT…I do like this one better that most of the Tea Nation Teas overall…so far.

TeaEqualsBliss

NOTE TO SELF – do NOT over steep this or the spices are hard to handle…eeeeek

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