Uncle Lee's Tea

Recent Tasting Notes

59

I received this in a swap from hapatite. Thank you!

This is not what I was expecting. This tea was very similar to hot cinnamon spice form Harney and Sons. It had the sweet cinnamon in in that I use to love. Unfortunately that sweet cinnamon now throws me for a bit of a loop. I am thankful for the chance to try this one, but it is not for me.

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5

Great Canadian TTB and sipdown!! (158)

I pulled one of these teabags out of the box to try later and after my first sip, I wish I hadn’t. When you are going to make the bold move of calling a tea “Delicious”, you really should ensure you have a product that can back-up that claim. This certainly is far from what I would call “delicious” – it is cloyingly sweet at first and then ends with a pinch of cinnamon that really just makes things worse. I am sorry but this got dumped as I could not get through the cup. Thank you Lala for the chance to try something new but this really is not for me.

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Another tea from the GCTTB

This is a nice plum tea with just a hint of spices. I would prefer if it were a little tart, this is a little sweet for me. I like the plum, and the spice – all it’s missing is a little hibiscus…

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86

I actually really like this tea. I had low expectations for it based on the packaging & name, but I am pleasantly surprised. I chose it for a tasting today because I only have 2 tea bags left of it (I have gifted the rest) & I’m trying to clean out my tea cupboard. Now I’m bummed it will be gone soon!

The smell is surprisingly spicy when dry. Even after forgetting about it for about an hour and re-heating, the tea is not bitter. I like the smell and taste of this when brewed. Unlike most chai, the spices come at the end of the sip & are more balanced, almost like pumpkin pie spice. Not overly cinnamony either.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 20 min, 0 sec
Yvonne

The end of an awesome tea is always so bittersweet :(

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Travelling Tea Box C

I felt like this tea had been contaminated by a lot of other teas in the box. What I could tell was it was a spring-like green with a little bit of seaweed taste. There were a lot of generic floral and perfume elements in the taste that came from the box methinks.

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67

This was my first taste of white tea, and I really liked the subtle flavours. It was nothing special, but I will definitely be getting more when I run out.

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Very vegetal with a lingering grassy taste. I hate this tea, and will probably catch the rest of it on fire. I don’t think that I should give it a rating because I’m not a fan of green teas to begin with, but this is absolutely the worst green tea I’ve ever had. Ever.

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Doctor wants me to drink more water. (Posted a plea for inspiration for how to zizz up hot water in “discussions.”) Somebody left a bunch of these for grabs, so I dragged one through my hot water about four dunks worth.

I am not a jasmine lover, but this is strong stuff, so it scented/tasted my mug enough I don’t feel like I’m drinking bathwater. I’m thinking that if I let it go prescribed time, it would be so flowery I couldn’t stand it.

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94

I rarely like fruit flavored teas, but this one has me hooked. It is my favorite fruit iced green tea. I drop bags into a container of water and allow them to cold brew overnight in my fridge. Highly recommended

Preparation
Iced

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97

I’m surprised to see the negative ratings for this Jasmine tea. This is my favorite of all Jasmine teas I have tried, including loose leaf ones and even pearl jasmines. Consider trying if you like Jasmine tea.

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67

I have not had this one in forever. I decided to try this one as an iced tea. I brewed 4 bags in about 2 cups water for 2 minutes. Then I diluted with 1L cold water and chilled in fridge overnight.

I do not remember this one being so so so super sweet. I did not add any sweetener. It is bordering on prune juice. It is sweet and thick. There is just the slightest hint of spices but I couldn’t tell you what spices. It reminds me of plum cake or plum pie.

I think I am going to have to dilute this one a bit more as is it too sweet for me right now. I am going to have to try this one hot again to see if it is just as sweet when hot, or if maybe I brewed it up too strong for the iced tea.

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67

This tea was gifted to me along with a tea pot, so it has a special place in my heart. I find it to be a delicious tea, although it can be a little sweet. After steeping it, I often dilute it with more water. It very clearly tastes like plum, is sweet and not sour or bitter.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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14
drank Green Tea by Uncle Lee's Tea
9 tasting notes

I got this because it was like a billion bags for cheap at Wal-Mart and I feel like all the cheap green teas should be about the same. They aren’t. I found this one very bitter and otherwise devoid of flavor.

Preparation
145 °F / 62 °C 2 min, 45 sec
LiberTEAS

I can never buy tea from Wal-Mart … or I should say I never will. I was about to buy tea from them and checked out the expiration date on it, and it was almost a year past the expiration date! They do not care about their tea, and I guess I’m a bit of a tea snob (or so I’ve been told) but really, that’s inexcusable, in my opinion.

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58

Nice, but not like the usual creamy black chai. It’s spicy, fizzy and it needs getting used to (at least for me).

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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90

So when I bought this tea, I wasn’t expecting much because I wasn’t paying much. First few sips… I definitely wasn’t impressed. I compared it to Raman noodles… you never say “man I want raman”, but when you’re eating raman you eat every noodle. However, I now use two bags and just steep for less time. The fuller body really does add that extra ‘oomf’ that I thought was missing from my brews. It is worth noting that even though this is really whole leaf, there’s also a lot of dust too (incase you’re like me and open up the bags normally).

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec
TeaBrat

Uncle Lee’s Pu’erh is also tasty. :)

Wonks

I have a humble confession- I’ve never actually had Pu-erh…. so I just ordered some. Thanks for the heads up Amy!

TeaBrat

It’s a good one to start with, I think!

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80

Hmmm. Given my love for almonds and hunt for the perfect chai, this seemed promising. At first sip, it seemed to deliver! but by the end of the cup… it was still good… except for the splenda/stevia like flavour coming out. Now, I added milk so perhaps without it would do better? but then it’d be an anti-chai!
The cinnamon and almond work really well together to create a smooth and spicy tisane. However, I can only guess at which ingredient is making me question the unnatural sweetness. Is carob naturally sweet like that? It IS the first ingredient… but I have never seen it in a tea before. or perhaps it is the orange peel. Either way, it’s an interesting bedtime drink that I could foresee-ably drink in the evenings in lieu of a camellia sinensis tea.
and hey, no sugar required here! :)

Eisenherz

Yeah, carob is pretty sweet, and its sweetness comes with a particular flavour that not everyone likes…!

Indigobloom

ahh thanks Eisenherz! good to know, I will keep that in mind :)
I like the carob “chocolate” so maybe I can find a way to like this…

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68

Vary nice for a jasmine, the jasmine is very strong though, sort of like drinking perfume, I think it would be better with a shorter steeping time. Around 2 mins?

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49

I think, for me, jasmine teas typically have too much jasmine in them. I love the aroma and delicate flavor, but it’s just too much. I would prefer just a slight hint of jasmine.

As far as jasmine greens go, this is almost as good as any I’ve tried. I’m still working on the best steeping time. I steep it with 1 bag in my 32-oz pot. I used to do 3 or 3.5 minutes. Now, I think 1 minute might be best. No matter what, the jasmine always seems to be too strong for me, making it difficult to drink much of it.

Preparation
1 min, 0 sec

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15
drank Jasmine Green Tea by Uncle Lee's Tea
252 tasting notes

I have seen this brand in Asian groceries and my local store, and I love jasmine so had to try it. This was just too much jasmine for me.

I think it’s more jasmine than green tea! It honestly tasted like drinking a perfume. I am learning I am not a fan of teas where it’s too floral.

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60

It’s that time of year again. To prevent myself from becoming so congested that I can’t sing, I’m using everything from my neti pot to this tea with honey and lemon. I can’t really rate this right now, since my sense of taste is kind of shot. I think I taste the honey more than anything else.

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60

Put water in the microwave for 3 minutes. Maybe I didn’t leave in the tea bag long enough, but it had sufficient flavor. It’s a nice, pure green tea, I think. It got a little bitter at the bottom, but I let it sit for a while. I’m sitting at the computer, sorting out what I have left to do for the wedding. We got a lot done today, and having a cup of tea is a nice way to unwind :)

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82

Comparitively, this cuppa kicks Twining’s Oolong’s ass.
The directions are to steep for 2-3minutes, and this is adequate. The aroma is richer, the taste is richer… just a better quality oolong.
My only complaint is that I seriously struggle opening the packet containing the teabag! When I do finally manage to tear it open, I rip the teabag as well… so then I have to use a teaball/infuser… which feels demoralizing, somehow. =P

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 45 sec
takgoti

Aww, poor ripped packaging. Though, being honest, I always think that the more room that oolongs have to expand, the better.

Tea & Toxiphobia

I can see how that would be true! I really ought to be trying to rip it, then! ;D

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