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This tea smells great before brewing. It has a distinct grape aroma and I was hoping that I finally found a grape flavored tea that actually tastes good! Well, I brewed the tea and it still smelled great, but it tastes like rose and white tea. The rose flavor overpowered everything else in the cup. I couldn’t even taste the green tea in it. I shared this cup with a friend and they really enjoyed the tea. The tea tastes good, but it definitely didn’t taste as advertised, so I’ll save a recommendation either way.

Flavors: Grapes, Rose

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Anlina

Have you tried any of Lupicia’s grape teas? Napa Blanc is amazing.

kieblera5

I’ve never ordered from Lupicia before. How is the grape flavor? If I drink something that’s supposed to taste like grape, I want it to have a strong grape flavor.

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80

This was a sample in my recent order from The Tea Table. The dry tea smells like breakfast cereal due to the puffed rice. I brewed it at 180 for 90 seconds. The brewed tea smells and tastes like a lightly brewed hojicha, but you cant really taste the green tea due to the overwhelming puffed rice flavor. Overall, a good tea blend.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 30 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Tabby

I just got an order from these guys in the mail today! :)

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81

I was excited to receive this as a sample with my order from The Tea Table. I had never had gunpowder green tea before, so this was a new experience. The dry leaves smelled slightly vegetal and smoky. I brewed the tea using 1 teaspoon for a 16oz mug using 205 degree water (per the instructions). I was tentative to use such hot water since I typically use 165 for 45 seconds for most greens. The wet leaves smell like tobacco, which is very off-putting for me (I just won’t smell them next time). The tea is a light yellow-green color and smells lightly vegetal. The flavor is very light and sweet. After thinking about it for a while, I feel like it tasted “yeasty” which isn’t necessarily bad, I just can’t find another flavor to describe it! It definitely doesn’t have the same “seaweed” or “steamed green bean” flavor that other green teas have. There’s a slightly smoky element to it. Overall, there’s nothing to make me say “wow” about this tea, but there’s nothing wrong with it either and I’m looking forward to the next cup.

Flavors: Smoke, Vegetal, Yeast

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 1 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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drank Assam Gingia by The Tea Table
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drank Assam Gingia by The Tea Table
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Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec

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85

A very good breakfast tea, my last try from the samples I ordered.

Robust, malty, black, smooth, and definitely layered for a nice wake-up appeal. Definitely drink this one hot, because I didn’t care for the flavor when it got cooled down too much.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 5 OZ / 147 ML

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78

As it brewed:
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I was hesitant on trying Scottish Breakfast tea since the one time I tried an Irish Breakfast Blend, it almost curled my toes off. I know the Scottish can prefer stronger drinks in general. I brewed at three minutes for fear it would be too strong for me (it wasn’t!)

This turned out to be a tastefully done, pleasant black morning tea. Nothing brisk stands out to me, but there is a definite maltiness that I enjoy the most from the tea. Smooth and very pleasant stuff. No bitterness at all when full heat, a little comes through as it cools

It’s fine without sugar, but I added a little since that’s my thing. I put in a dab of milk after the tasting just to see and I can honestly say it’s not needed as I really don’t find a taste difference. It’s creamy on its own.

I drank while eating a leftover piece of Pumpkin Pie, and they went very well together.

If you are wanting a black tea that’s smooth for the mornings; this is a good one to try.

Flavors: Malt

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 5 OZ / 147 ML

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77

Before Drinking:

Name thought – I love whimsy, fancy names such as this for teas. Windsor’s Castle? Awesome name.

The Tea Table sent me this package in a nifty looking golden package that tears at the top.

After taking a whiff of this, the smell is a fresh, definite black tea before steeping. The leaves are small, even, and non-distinct looking.

Picture after Brew:
http://photos-a.ak.instagram.com/hphotos-ak-xpf1/t51.2885-15/10802635_426679040818824_1333565126_n.jpg
Yes, have some leaves in there, but liked the steam look

After Steeping:

A strong black tea that I’m glad I sampled before steeping too long. Definitely only do at 3 minutes tops, it can get oversteeped (Bitter) quite easily. There is an almost bitter afterthought when taking a sip of this.

It leaves behind a satisfying silkiness on the tongue. I taste that the darjeeling and assam were blended well and smoothly. It’s an ideal breakfast tea, strong and robust, brisk and noticeable blend. There is not any golden, spices, or other distinct flavours. Improves with each sip.

After a few sips, it’s definitely relaxing and soothing. I tried this with a small amount of sugar, but did not sample with milk. Would go well with a splash of milk if that is what a person prefers. Would also be great as an iced black tea.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 4 OZ / 118 ML

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90
drank Earl Grey by The Tea Table
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Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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