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86

A pretty blend, with lots of shapes and colors including the ever lovely and visual interest-adding red peppercorns. In the packet it smells primarily of spices, but there’s also an orange zest note.

It makes a light orange-brown tea that smells like a spice tea with orange notes.

But amazingly, it somehow gets a pastry flavor into the mix in the sip. The spices sort of blend together with no single note leading, and there’s an unexpected sweetness to the flavor. The orange is a little on the subtle side but definitely there, and what it lacks in strength it makes up for in non-fake orange flavor. I wonder whether making the orange flavor stronger would also make it fake tasting, and if so, this strikes a balance that makes sense. I don’t get a strong sense of the underlying tea, but that’s not really why you drink a tea called “orange cookie” now, is it?

Flavors: Cookie, Orange, Orange Zest, Pastries, Spices

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 17 OZ / 500 ML

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78

A never before opened packet of this has been sitting on my counter for a while. I’ve been waiting for the right time to give it a try.

I always think Keemun leaves are fascinating in a iron filings sort of way. They look like if you held a magnet against them they’d jump right up. The picture is very accurate. They have a very earthy smell in the packet, a dark smell with a sharp, high note.

For me, the liquor wasn’t all the coppery. Unless your penny has been in circulation for a while. It’s much darker than the color I know as copper, but has a reddish/orangish tinge.

The aroma suggests something deep and flavorful. There’s a slightly bready note and a tad of smoke. I had never heard “the burgundy of teas” before, but I get it. It has the same feel.

The flavor is very nice. At first, it seems somewhat less complex than the smell suggests it might be. But the finish and aftertaste belie that impression. There’s a sweetness to it and the smoke is subtle, which I like. The mouthfeel is pretty interesting. Soft and smooth. There’s a dark cocoa note, like a baking chocolate, a slight metallic/potato note and something that’s a cross between coffee and caramel, but not really either.

Not my favorite Keemun as I don’t love the metallic/potato aspect. But everything else about it is lovely.

Flavors: Baked Bread, Caramel, Cocoa, Coffee, Metallic, Potato, Smoke

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 17 OZ / 500 ML

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82
drank Green Chai by The Tea Table
2067 tasting notes

Here’s Hoping Traveling Teabox – Round #5 – Tea #42
Another interesting green. I didn’t really think there would be much spice flavor if I couldn’t fully boil this with the green tea without making the cup bitter. But overall there was a perfect balance of green tea flavor and spices and a nice dose of spearmint as well, which was a refreshing surprise.
Steep #1 // 30 minutes after boiling // 2 1/2 minute steep

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89

Yunnan is one of my favorite black teas for all kinds of reasons.

There’s something aesthetically pleasing to me about the shape and color of the dry leaf. Some are blonder than others, some are curlier than others, but they’re all pretty interesting visually. This one’s leaves give me an overall impression of being medium “blonde” (some very light, golden leaves, some medium green, and some darker) and more wavy than curly. They have a malty smell that I associate with Yunnan and a tad of smoke.

The tea is a medium red-brown, more on the red side, and the aroma echos the smell of the leaves, but there’s a fruity smell that is added to the mix. I want to say cherry?That’s another reason I enjoy Yunnans. The aromas can be full of surprises.

But of course, mostly, I like the taste. I find it to be generally smooth, without the bite that can get me in the throat in certain other blacks, like Assam, but complex with a fair amount of depth. The flavor in this one at 205F for 3.5 minutes is milder than I expected given the description of this at the Tea Table’s site as their strongest Yunnan, but still very tasty (I might bump up the time a bit next time). It’s smooth, with just a tiny bit of astringency in the finish and a definite lingering peppery flavor with an undercurrent of maltiness. Very drinkable. Also, it makes my teeth feel clean. :-)

Flavors: Malt, Pepper

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 17 OZ / 500 ML

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Liquid Proust sent me a few samples of oolongs recently, and this is one of them. Thank you!

This tastes green and slightly nutty to me. There’s also a hint of a floral note. It tastes like spring to me. I think I prefer the darker oolongs I’ve had, but this is quite good. There’s no bitterness or astringency and the flavors are light and clear.

Flavors: Floral, Green, Nutty

Preparation
2 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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80

I decided to give The Tea Table another try – I had ordered from them a while back and was only over the moon with one of their teas – Orange Cookie Tea. THAT tea is so delicious I had to order it again, but everything else I ordered left me cold.

I’m SO glad I did! Maybe I got a bad order last time, maybe I chose the wrong flavors, but this time I have been so impressed wth the selections.

Triple Threat Temptation is AMAZING! Seriously! Chocolate, coconut, creamy goodness for reals! Next time I’m adding a bit of heavy cream or milk

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75

Received this as a sample. Tastes just like peaches and cream! Peach flavor is subtle and not artificial tasting. Creamy goodness! Would consider ordering this in a bigger size.

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85

Reminds me of cozy mornings spent with my love playing video games or reading.

Flavors: Bergamot, Fruity

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70

A solid English breakfast tea.

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90

My absolute flavour of tea. The Tea Table made a great blend that reminds me of my first Black Current experience in London.

Flavors: Black Currant

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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85

What a delightful Mango tea. I had this both hot and cold-brewed and it was great either way. I appreciated that even when hot the mango runs the show, while the sweet hay notes accompany it in such an endearing fashion. Cold it really shines with no added sweeteners. I felt the base was of good quality too. All around an excellent tea for the cupboard! Just not mine right now, I’m on a buying ban. Ha Ha

Sipdown!*

Flavors: Hay, Mango, Sweet

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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77
drank Butter Truffles by The Tea Table
117 tasting notes

Sipdown!

I like this tea. It is very unique I feel. I couldn’t add these to the flavours and scents tab but you do get a definite cumin hint and pistachio note. While I very much enjoy this tea I don’t feel it tastes at all like a cookie. It does have a faint buttery-ness but it is more of a spicy nut tea. I will likely buy this again, but not until I get a lot of sipdowns done!

Flavors: Almond, Nutty, Spicy

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Nichole/CuppaGeek

Look at you and your sipdowns! Nicely done!

TeaNTees

Thanks, & you too Nichole! You’ve been kicking them back as well! :)

Nichole/CuppaGeek

Haha! I’m definitely trying. Hey hon, I sent you a PM back. See if you got it. If not, let me know and I’ll send it. I had a question for you.

TeaNTees

Hmm, nope. I haven’t gotten a PM from you in quite a while. What’s up?

TeaNTees

I sent you a PM; please let me know if you don’t receive it.

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78

Tasted at Josephine House in Austin, TX.

I enjoyed this tea very much during my meal. The staff at Josephine House does all the steeping for you to make the perfect cup of tea. No loose strands to be found so no need to worry about over steeping. This was the tea I enjoyed during my meal, with its lightly smoky flavor and distinct woodsy taste.

Flavors: Bark, Oak wood, Smoked, Smooth

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33

I hated this tea. It did not taste like caramel at all to me. It had a mysterious flavour that I was not at all fond of, & it made my stomach upset. I will not try it again. It was one of the very few teas I’ve dumped out instead of finishing. I think I only have a little left and I will be putting it in the Not My Cup of Tea TTB when It comes to me. The Tea Table has many better teas than this.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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30
drank Butter Truffles by The Tea Table
35 tasting notes

This is just a weird tea. I can smell the butter, but I can’t really taste it. I don’t even know what I taste? As soon as the tea touches my tongue I get a mental image of emptying the pencil shavings from the metal pencil sharpener at my old grade school. That’s what the smell reminds me of. It’s drinkable and perhaps with a some sweetener it could really shine.

The reviews here are split on this one, some people really enjoy this! So for that, I recommend. Your taste may differ from mine. This will not be a re-buy for me.

Preparation
1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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70

Tastes almost like that chocolate cinnamon cake The Pioneer Woman bakes! Has a slight chai feel. I just wish it was a tad richer and creamier on it’s own. Of course, this can be fixed with some additions. I can see this being delicious mixed with equal parts of milk.

Flavors: Chocolate, Cinnamon, Spices

Preparation
2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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25
drank Rum Cream by The Tea Table
35 tasting notes

I can’t really taste any rum, but it IS flavored by something. Isn’t the worst tea I’ve ever drank, far from it, just nothing special. I drank it hot and plain. Perhaps adding some sweetener would help bring out the rum.

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85

I ordered several samplers from this company and so far, this one is my favorite.

The flavors blend well and it has real orange taste. I think the sweetness is just right. I could see this being great iced, but haven’t tried that yet. Normally, I do not like orange flavored teas, they’re just awful in general to me. This one is almost like a delicious orange dessert.

I will probably order more once the sample runs out.

Flavors: Cream, Orange, Spices

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30

Second time trying this tea. Flavors are not prominent. Kinda harsh, too. Perhaps I seeped it too long. A little sweetener might help.

Still not sure how I feel about this particular tea company. I purchased many dessert type teas from them and they all come off a bit harsh. This one was one of the best ones of that purchase.

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50
drank Earl Grey Oolong by The Tea Table
537 tasting notes

Hey guys! Sorry I’ve been so quiet – I’ve kinda been on hiatus. It was getting to the point where I was stressing over finishing samples before reviewing them, so I basically said “Screw it, I’m going to enjoy my teas how ever I want!”

So, this is actually the second earl grey I’ve tried by The Tea Table, and I have been appalled both times. What in the hell are they using for bergamot? It tastes like straight up sunscreen. I couldn’t even finish it. And this is an oolong? It’s as dark as black tea in both leaf and liquor. There are no lovely woodsy, nutty, or flowery notes.

The Tea Table is so hit or miss. Though I’m starting to think it’s mostly miss.

Flavors: Orange, Sunscreen

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 24 OZ / 709 ML
Fjellrev

Glad you see you around! Sometimes you have to take a break, though. I totally get that.

Pattea

LOL @ sunscreen!

CHAroma

You know why a tea is marked “not recommended” when the flavors listed are orange and sunscreen. Yuck.

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50
drank Chocolate Cream by The Tea Table
65 tasting notes

I’ve had better chocolate teas. Much, much better. There isn’t a chocolate flavor so much as there just is an odd one, and it seems a little fake, like a Tootsie Roll. Moreover, it doesn’t quite go with the tea itself, so this is nowhere as nice as it should be. It’s not terrible, but it doesn’t live up to expectations at all.

I’ll drink it, but I don’t think I’ll ever order it again. Sticking to S&V for my chocolate teas, since I like the taste of the flavoring they use.

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88
drank Caramel by The Tea Table
537 tasting notes

This was a free sample from my last Tea Table order. Caramel is one of my absolute favorite flavors, so I jumped on getting to try this.

Yay, it’s one of those caramel teas with the little cubes of actual candy mixed in! It was hard to not pick them out and eat them on the spot. The dry tea smells authentic and toasty. Like stovetop caramel, none of that cellophane-wrapped stuff you got in your Trick Or Treat basket and never ate.

I used a pretty good amount of tea, 3 teaspoons, since I was making it iced. It’s too hot for anything else down here this time of year. After sweetener and ice, it got a taste test and I immediately thought of *Liberteas*’ Sweet Caramel Of Mine. Damn, I miss that tea! While it doesn’t taste quite as toasted as that, it has that wonderful lightly “burnt” flavor. The caramel is creamy, malty, and decadent.

For the price, I think this might turn out to be my mainstay caramel tea. Here’s to another Tea Table order and more samples, haha!

Flavors: Burnt Sugar, Butter, Caramel, Creamy, Malt

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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