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drank Lavender Sencha by Wegmans
389 tasting notes

This is absolutely lovely. I can’t believe I have gone so long without Wegmans tea in my life. I love lavender, and that is the primary note here. It plays well with the green sweetness of the sencha, but the sencha is secondary. I sometimes find sencha to taste a bit too much like liquid spinach, so I think this is perfect. I will absolutely be getting more.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Veronica

I was thinking earlier today that I need a lavender tea in my life. I’ll have to see if my Wegman’s carries this!

Leah Naomi

I have tried a few, and this is my favorite incarnation so far. Followed by a lavender earl grey, and a lavender white I’ve tried. All good…but this one takes the cake. So far I am extremely impressed with Wegman’s tea. I also love that with the serve yourself, you can create little samples. I paid 66 cents for my teeny baggie than yielded 4 pretty strong cups. I am unsure if I have the willpower not to immediately go back to refill and try more…

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drank Almond Sugar Cookie by Wegmans
389 tasting notes

This is SO good. So so so good. It actually does taste like an almond cookie, creamy and a bit sweet somehow. I think a bit of sweetener and milk would make this into a legitimate dessert. I just got a sample’s worth, but I will absolutely be getting more.

Dropped my phone in a sink full of water today. Luckily only for a few seconds, and it is chillin in all of the rice I could find in a plastic bag…here’s hoping it recovers. I can’t afford to replace it.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Just tea jasmine green by Wegmans
2604 tasting notes

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Backlog from Friday night.

This was a swap from Jude many moons ago. I think if I had tried it when I first got it, I would have enjoyed it more. However, in the intervening period between then and now, a few things happened:

1. It got stored next to Tealux’s “Secret of Love” tea in my cupboard, and
2. I tried Teavivre’s Silver Needle Jasmine tea.

That’s a lethal combination, as this silver needle tea had a really high bar to clear while inadvertently absorbing the flavours of the much stronger tea right next to it.

Unfortunately, it couldn’t hold up. The jasmine flavour was barely there, and instead I got a whole lot of white tea weakness.

I disliked this so much, in fact, that I put the remaining unused leaf in the compost. I knew I wouldn’t drink the rest.

Sorry, Jude.

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90
drank Almond Sugar Cookie by Wegmans
878 tasting notes

Yum. Lots of almond flavor with vanilla. It really does remind me of cookies. Great afternoon tea.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
khamilton611

Which Wegmans are you finding these teas at? Do you bag it, or are they pre-packaged?

Veronica

The Wegman’s in Cherry Hill, NJ. I bag it myself. They have several shelves of loose tea that’s stored in large canisters. I just bag it, weigh it, and print off the sticker that has the price and bar code.

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90
drank Almond Sugar Cookie by Wegmans
878 tasting notes

Ok, this is delicious. It actually taste like an almond sugar cookie. I added sugar and milk, and I have to say it’s one of the tastier dessert teas I’ve had in quite a while.

Yum.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
jeweledthumb

Clearly I need to go to Wegmans and see their winter tea selection!

Veronica

Definitely! I honestly don’t remember the other winter/holiday teas my store stocked, but I want to say there were six in total. I’ll have to pay closer attention the next time I’m there. :)

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90

Picked this out of the sample drawer. It’s a nice green with nice flavor. The jasmine is a bit light but I like that it’s not overpowering.

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87

Something sweet and never sour. This blueberry tea is simply delicious. I wandered upon it into the loose tea section at Wegmans. I purchased it and was taken into a journey of delight. This tea was perfect, it was bright with berry flavor and didn;t need any added sugar or honey. I felt like I was drinking a cup of warm happiness. I highly recommend this for a morning tea. It will brighten your day.

Flavors: Blueberry, Honey

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A Wegman’s just opened up near me. Of course I headed straight for the tea aisle. Imagine my delight to find they sold bulk loose tea! Picked up some of this stuff.

The aroma hits you with a pungent, woodsy punch. The liquor is a rich brown, like fine Corinthian leather, or maybe medium-roast coffee. The flavor, a hint of smoke, pipe tobacco leaves, a little dark chocolate, a nip of bitterness but not too much. Actually, it kind of reminds me of Scotch. It’s both rough and refined at the same time. Feels nice going down and warms your insides. But unlike most English Breakfasts, I don’t get much malt at all. This is one I could see myself acquiring a taste for. And it’s cheap, too!

Flavors: Dark Chocolate, Honey, Smoke, Tobacco, Wood

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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Thanks for the sample cookies!

I drank this one iced with my lunch today. The blueberry flavor is nice and pretty natural, and the green tea is mild and a little vegetal. I think this would be better with a little tartness to offset the sweetness. Just my opinion though! Not bad, not spectacular either :)

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drank Irish Breakfast by Wegmans
8 tasting notes

Malty …Bready ..Very typical Irish Breakfast tea here , just what you’d expect!

Flavors: Baked Bread, Malt

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 45 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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100

This tea is great to have in stock. Very aromatic!

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I do enjoy this tea. It’s light, which can be a nice change from the fruity teas that are out there. And you can’t beat the price!

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99

When your in the mood for just tea… then Wegman’s Just tea is the way to go! You really can’t beat the price, I picked this tea up while browsing around the tea section and I’m happy I did!

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drank Ti Guan Yin by Wegmans
142 tasting notes

Oolong day continues with this Ti Guan Yin I picked up from the loose leaf section in my local Wegmans. I brewed 1.5tsp in 10oz at about 200degrees for 3 minutes. This tea is a bit confusing. To the eye it looks like a dark roast, with very tightly rolled dark balls that have a bit of a musty roasted scent. But once brewed the taste is much greener than the appearance of the leaves would suggest. It’s a bit mild and middle-of-the-road as far as oolongs go.

Honestly I find this a bit odd. It tastes like a typical green oolong with heavy flowery notes and nice sweetness just as you would expect. But then the roastyness comes in. It’s not bad tasting, I just can’t seem to get the two together in my mind. I’m used to oolongs that sit at the far ends of the spectrum and this is confusing my palate.

I’m pretty sure this is Rishi’s Iron Goddess of Mercy

Flavors: Flowers, Roasted Barley

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 15 sec
boychik

Is it a big selection of bulk teas in Wegmans? Can you buy any amount or there is a minimum ?

cookies

You can buy as much or as little as you want, I’ve gotten as little as $0.12 worth before. The selection is pretty decent. I’d guess around 50 in my local store. They stock Rishi, Ito-En, & Republic of Tea.

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Here’s Hoping Traveling Teabox Round #3 – Tea #24
We have some Wegman’s around here, so it’s nice to see kind of a “local” tea. This is actually very nice for a grocery store tea! White and green teas mixed with plenty of blueberries. There was around ten in the infuser. I think they also add blueberry flavoring since I doubt there would be that much blueberry flavoring even with all those blueberries. I only saw a few pieces of white tea, so this is mostly green tea here. I like it!
Steep #1 // 25 min after boiling // 2-3min
Steep #2 // half mug // 20 min after boiling // 2-3 min

jeweledthumb

I find the Wegmans tea pretty excellent, especially the prices!

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Oh, this is definitely not for me. Ugh, it’s actually kind of awful. Tastes like sweet roasted dirt, no thanks. Down the drain it goes.
Sipdown 12/75

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Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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90

I’m so disappointed that I passed over this tea for so long. I generally prefer Irish Breakfasts as I find English Breakfasts too weak so I didn’t even give this one a chance. Last week they were out of Irish so I picked this one up to tide me over until I could re-stock. And I’m happy to say it is absolutely lovely. I have to admit I think it’s mislabeled (in my store it is only labeled English Breakfast) as it really should be called Chinese Breakfast in my opinion. It’s chock full of sweet caramely slightly malty Yunnan goodness, but without any of the briskness I usually associate with English Breakfast blends. I heartily recommend this one if you are looking for a delicious Yunnan, not so much if you’re in the market for an English breakfast blend.

I believe this is Rishi’s China/Yunnan Breakfast.

Flavors: Caramel, Honey

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 7 OZ / 207 ML
35mmfilm

I completely agree that it’s not really an English Breakfast. I love it though! Excellent tea, especially for the price.

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80
drank Organic Assam by Wegmans
142 tasting notes

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Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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80
drank Wuyi Oolong by Wegmans
142 tasting notes

Mmm, nutty nutty nutty. This tastes like I imagine peanuts must taste (I’ve never had one so I’m probably completely off) nutty with a roasted base and tiny touch of sweetness. Similar to the sunflower butter I enjoy eating right out of the jar. This brews beautifully Western and Gong Fu. And you can re-steep for ages. This is unquestionably one of my pantry staples. You also get a much better price buying in bulk at Wegman’s than directly from Rishi.

Flavors: Grain, Mineral, Roast nuts

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
hippiechick 42

Never had a peanut?

cookies

Ha, no I’m allergic!

hippiechick 42

Oh ok, I understand :)

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80
drank Wuyi Oolong by Wegmans
142 tasting notes

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Preparation
3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Chocolate Chai by Wegmans
569 tasting notes

Backlog from last night.

This was a sample that Jude sent me in a swap a few months ago, and there was just enough in the little packet for a full 24 oz pot of tea. Perfect for sipping down!

Tastewise, this reminds me a lot of David’s Teas Saigon Chai. I didn’t taste much chocolate or even much coconut, but I did sense cinnamon, and for some reason, I also sensed ginger, even though I don’t think that’s on the ingredient list.

Anyways, this was nice, but I doubt it would be a tea I would seek out to restock. Thanks again to Jude for the sample!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 15 sec 3 tsp 24 OZ / 709 ML

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