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Light, earthy/grassy flavors, even after a long steep. I love this tea plain. It’s not bitter or acidic and satisfies that craving for warm and savory.

Flavors: Earth, Grass

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
Anna

Also, I really shouldn’t drink more than a cup or two at work if I want to have any sort of focus.

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I got this tea from Trader Joe’s the last time I was there. I actually don’t like plain mate on its own so I won’t bother to rate this for now. I like the way it makes me feel but it seems so bitter, even after sugar is added. I got this hoping I would find some other stuff to mix it with to make it more palatable. I am thinking licorice might be a good place to start because it is on the sweet side…

Tabby

I know what you mean. Mate by itself is not the nicest taste.

TeaBrat

Pau d’arco is another thing I can’t really drink alone… so foul, lol

carol who

The plain mates seem to go well with chocolate teas quite well. I also use chocolate stevia drops with my plain mates.

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drank Coconut Green Tea by Trader Joe's
290 tasting notes

I saw this the other day at Trader Joe’s and picked it up out of curiosity. It was the only loose tea they had other than Matcha. I was curious to try it and picked it tonight as green tea has less caffeine than black tea or puerh, at least according to my Gastroenterologist, who should tell me to drink Puerh as his name is Dr Shou. For the price I paid it isn’t bad, not great but not bad. There are strong notes of coconut, lemongrass, and ginger, all added to this tea. There is little bitterness or astringency and little vegetal flavor at all. The tea leaves are elongated and flat, like a sencha although I don’t know that it is a Sencha. It is from Japan according to the package. I am interested to try this iced. I won’t rate this tea highly but it will get a comparatively good rating, considering it is up against Mandala and Butiki. I didn’t give all of my teas from Butiki a 100% after all.

I brewed this once in an 18oz teapot with 3 tsp leaf and 175 degree water for 3 min.

Flavors: Coconut, Ginger, Lemongrass

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 18 OZ / 532 ML
mrmopar

You will have to tell your Dr to get on Steepster. He will be an instant hit.

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I got a sample sachet of this from my apartment complex. It was fully exposed to the air for about two weeks. Whoops. Well from the aroma of the dry leaf, it doesn’t seem to have affected it. I infused this for three minutes, which was probably longer than I should have. The liquor is very dark red. The brewed tea aroma is recognizably pumpkin spice and red rooibos.

Now I don’t really like red rooibos. So take my opinion on this tea with a grain of salt. This is ok. The aftertaste is strongly medicinal. The spice comes across well as does the pumpkin flavor. I think most people would probably enjoy this a lot. It definitely strikes me as a well-blended pumpkin spice tea. I just can’t get past the rooibos base to want more of this.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Tealizzy

This one does best with a 2-minute steep with some brown sugar and a splash of milk! I haven’t picked up any this year yet, but if I make it over to TJ’s, I will. :)

CHAroma

I still found it drinkable, which is saying a lot for me and rooibos. And I’m surprised that it held up so well despite being exposed to air for so long.

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100

This is my go- to decaff tea. When I buy this tea, I normally buy both decaff & non Irish Breakfast teas that. Both of these teas are great and are surprisingly tasty for the price!

Preparation
8 min or more

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96

Irish Breakfast! This tea is yum-o! A person at Trader Joe’s actually recommended this tea to me on a stormy day. This is defiantly a tea to help get your day started especially. I was reluctant to try this one but the flavor is actually very full & flavorful. I’ll buy this one again.

Preparation
3 min, 15 sec

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100

I received this tin as a gift from my Tea of the Month club and I love to keep this on hand for family parties. Not only is the tea surprisingly good, the tin is a great addition!

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95

This is my summertime morning tea. When you sip it, you get the perfect balanced of ginger and peach. It’s not an overwhelming flavor and I like my tea strong! I do like to make this tea iced as well, though it is just perfect when hot.

Preparation
5 min, 30 sec

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100

I’m not too keen on Green Tea but when I’m in one of those rare moods, this brand is the way to go! The price for the quality of product is fantastic and is very fresh tasting, especially for a green tea.

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drank Well Rested by Trader Joe's
68 tasting notes

The perfect herbal tea! The name does the tea justice and then some! This perfectly blended & crafted tea is a perfect ending to the night. Its very warming and soothing which is great for anyone looking to warm up! Highly recommended

Preparation
3 min, 30 sec

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97

My aunt got me hooked on this tea. She swears on this tea and it is really smoothing!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 15 sec

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drank Spiced Chai by Trader Joe's
22 tasting notes

You can easily find better chai, but you can easily find worse. I probably won’t buy it again, but it was cheap. At least it isn’t dominated by cinnamon, like a lot of bagged chai in America. It may have a hint of imitation vanilla aftertaste, or that may be my imagination.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 10 OZ / 295 ML

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15

It has a soapy aftertaste, and lacks bite.

Flavors: Soap

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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This tea is very floral and fragrant, I have to agree with the comment below. You get the perfect worlds &flavors with each sip.

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drank Peppermint by Trader Joe's
68 tasting notes

I tend to not like mint tea that is over powering. This tea is not one of those teas! This is a really refreshing tea that warms your soul. I passed this particular tea to my mother and she likes to make mint iced tea with the particular blend. Thanks Trader Joe’s for another great one!

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drank Bedtime Tea by Trader Joe's
68 tasting notes

This is my go-to night time tea. It’s blended to perfection. Not only is it my nigh time tea, its a great, warming tea to have on a rainy day. I first saw this at Trader Joe’s and I was drawn to it by it’s packaging, it did not disappoint!

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100

Hands down, this is my favorite tea. It’s the perfect blend of mint that freshens up your morning. I always make sure I have this particular tea in stock for parties.

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drank Chamomile by Trader Joe's
68 tasting notes

What a great Chamomile. When on a budget, I can always count on Trader Joe’s for there decently priced tea! This Chamomile was recommended to me by a friend and I have never stopped purchasing it since.

Preparation
5 min, 30 sec

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drank Green Tea by Trader Joe's
68 tasting notes

I’m loving Trader Joe’s Green tea. The taste is so nice and smooth. This is one of my favorite green teas and I recommend this to everyone!

Preparation
5 min, 30 sec

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drank Jasmine by Trader Joe's
68 tasting notes

I really like this tea! For the price, you cannot beat it and the taste is more than what I expected. This tea is perfect for an everyday tea, I will buy this again!

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec
Ost

A few years ago All I drank was the Jasmine tea from there! Seems like no one can really screw up jasmine-haha!

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drank Jasmine by Trader Joe's
68 tasting notes

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Flavors: Cinnamon, Cloves, Nutmeg

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