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The Tea Nation

Recent Tasting Notes

36

too much honey flavor.

Preparation
Boiling

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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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81

Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this tea to try!

It has a nice aroma – a little soft but smells nicely of cranberry and also has a light, fresh leafy fragrance in the background. It has a good flavor – clean green tea taste, light on the astringency, and a pleasant sweet/tart taste from the cranberry. Nothing overwhelming, a very good, light tasting tea.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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52
drank Earl Grey by The Tea Nation
6770 tasting notes

Not all that great…but drinking a cup…

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70

Drinking up the last of this this morning. It’s been an okay green tea, but not one that I’ll run out and get more of anytime soon.

Edited to Ask: I can count this as the first of my Sipdown, right?

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec
TeaEqualsBliss

I missed something…what is this sipdown!? LOL

Jaime

I know Auggy is doing it, not sure who else…and I think you already have been. It’s working to get your cupboard down to manageable levels. More details at:

http://steepster.com/aug3zimm/posts/56869#likes

TeaEqualsBliss

I will check it out! Thanks!

Auggy

Hey, I say if it gets finished off, it counts! Yay!
TEB, it’s something takgoti and I started doing since she’s buried in samples. I thought I was, then she told me her sample count….

Jaime

Hmm…I thought I was buried in samples, myself. Just the way you phrased that, I’m thinking I’m probably not.

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70

I’ve been drinking this one a lot here lately…it’s bright but subtle, and a nice waking-up tea.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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76

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

I am not sure why I’m having a caffeinated tea at this time of night, but, hopefully I won’t be kept awake since I’ve a lot to do tomorrow!

Very flavorful, tasty, and sweet. I like it.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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66
drank Earl Grey by The Tea Nation
517 tasting notes

Hot with milk for lunch. It compliments pulled pork sandwiches pretty well actually.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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70

Accidentally overbrewed this by at least 3 minutes. Surprisingly, it’s still pretty good.

Preparation
6 min, 0 sec

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6

This smells like pure baby powder…not sure that I like that smell! LOL

The taste is pretty much like that too…I know I don’t like that.

Lainie Petersen

Wow. That sounds pretty horrid.

Jillian

Urgh, that sounds nasty. 0_o

Cofftea

eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww lol

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70

As much tea as I drink, I still am finding teas in my cupboard that I haven’t logged and/or have to add to Steepster. I’ve drank this one quite a few times, and just realized this morning that I haven’t logged it at all.

The papaya and passionfruit flavors are well done: subtle, but authentic, and really enhance the green tea base. The green tea itself has both nutty and grassy notes, with a slightly buttery finish. It’s a bit more astringent than many other green teas I’ve had; I think it adds to the tea rather than detracts. Overall, for being a Wal-mart find, I’m pretty happy with it.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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66
drank Earl Grey by The Tea Nation
517 tasting notes

So, I’m finally getting around to writing about this tea. I find it a very light Earl Grey but I like it a lot better than Stash’s Earl. It is very nice to drink before bed and at any time of the day really. I bet this would taste a lot better if I didn’t have to estimate steeping time but I have been rushing at college recently. Maybe next time I’ll be able to slow down and actually enjoy a cup of tea.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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76

A nice even green tea part-sweet/part-grassy. A nice plain green tea to have on hand.

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73

BY-JOVE! I think I got it! The trick to The Tea Nation Teas is to NOT over steep! Deeeeer…

Anyhow…this one is somewhat artificial smelling when it comes to the Blueberries but for a bagged tea it’s not bad! The Green tea is more prominent and the blueberry flavor accompanies it! The Green Tea leaves a little bit of a grassy aftertaste but not too intense.

Overall…this is a nice average flavored green in a bag!

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78

This is a nice, strong bagged English Breakfast. I enjoyed a HOT cup as well as a COLD Cup – both were bold and flavorful! A good English Breakfast Stand By in a bag!

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76

Massive Mango aroma from the bag. YUM. The Mango Taste is also quite strong over top of the actual black tea taste. Pretty powerful bag tho and also pretty good!

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