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Backlog: I finished up the last of this tea that TeaEqualsBliss sent me last night.

You can read my full-length review of this tea here:

http://www.teareviewblog.com/?p=15925

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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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76

Just finishing a cup of this tea – the last that I have of this tea too! It was a pretty good tea. Here is my full-length review of it: http://sororiteasisters.com/2010/11/04/pomegranate-green-tea-from-the-tea-nation/

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76

Enjoying a cup of this tea while waiting for the husband to return home with the pizza.

You can check out my full-length review of this tea here:
http://sororiteasisters.com/2010/11/04/pomegranate-green-tea-from-the-tea-nation/

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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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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

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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70

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

Preparation
6 min, 0 sec

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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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drank Earl Grey by The Tea Nation
526 tasting notes

Sipdown! Last of the tin.

I made my first mug of this for relaxation. Now I am making it for a study aid. I’m not sensitive enough to caffeine for this to do anything to me this late at night, but just drinking tea helps me do whatever I am doing.

Tea: when sleepy, it helps to soothe you. When studying, it helps to concentrate you.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec

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66
drank Earl Grey by The Tea Nation
526 tasting notes

Earl Grey, hot. One more bag left of this one.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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66
drank Earl Grey by The Tea Nation
526 tasting notes

Not as flavorful as Twinings Earl Grey, but still pretty good. I might have a sipdown on it tomorrow since I only have two bags left. Or I might do a cold brew experiment. We will see.

Our room now has cable. Dad sent the cable cord to me this week, so I get to decide on whether I want to be sociable or stay in on Dr Who nights now.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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66
drank Earl Grey by The Tea Nation
526 tasting notes

Nothing hits the spot like curling up with a fluffy fleece Tinkerbell blanket, a Hello Kitty pillow, your Kindle with the recent time-traveling romance on it, and a good cup of hot tea with a dollop of honey for your sweet tooth.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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66
drank Earl Grey by The Tea Nation
526 tasting notes

Hot and tasty. Dad is having issues with doors in our house.

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66
drank Earl Grey by The Tea Nation
526 tasting notes

I am down to this tea after finishing off another box of Twinings Irish Breafast.

I have figured out that I really like this tea with a little bit of milk. It doesn’t overpower the tea and it just rounds out the flavor a bit. I even got my boy to try some and he liked it fairly well. He prefers Numi though.

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66
drank Earl Grey by The Tea Nation
526 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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66
drank Earl Grey by The Tea Nation
526 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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