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84
drank Just Tea - Earl Grey by Wegmans
1060 tasting notes

I like Earl Grey, but I am not a fan of the tea when the Bergamot is over the top. This tea is well balanced for me. I smelled the Bergamot right away as it was steeping, and the citrus flavor was there at the first sip. It did not, however, overpower the black tea. As the tea cooled the citrus flavor began to fade. This might bother some people, but I did not mind. Over all, a decent cup.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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53

A slightly smoother variant on the supermarket chain’s standard bagged Earl Grey tea. Respectable and perfectly drinkable, but not entirely worth the premium price for the organic label.

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79

Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this tea.

A nice silver needle – grassy with overtures of hay-like flavor and a very pleasant sweetness. Very good, a relaxing tea to calm the nerves!

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96
drank Chocolate Chai by Wegmans
5 tasting notes

LOVE! I’m almost out of this, and last time I made it up to Wegman’s in MD, they didn’t have it..:-( It makes an incredibly good iced latte.. There’s just something about the coconut that makes it better than any other chai.. :-)

MiniEnglishRose

Just got it yesterday at the Wegmans in Hunt Valley!

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77

I usually avoid jasmine but after drinking this tea I can totally see its appeal. This is a perfect proportional blend of flavor notes. I prefer the plain silver needle version of this tea, but this jasmine variation is no slouch. The fragrance is like that blissful inhale of a good green tie guan yin, though more pronounced, and the flavor carries it through all the way. Drinking this on an overcast day might fool you into thinking the sun is out.

Tastes natural, smooth, almost delightful. Holds its flavor well for multiple steeps.

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74
drank Ti Guan Yin by Wegmans
150 tasting notes

This leans toward the darker side of tie guan yins rather than the brighter, loftier toned versions. The first steep is smokey and even somewhat musty, but with a little focus I picked up the familiar tie guan yin flavor profile lying underneath. The second steep was delicious, floral front and smooth. The third steep suffered a sharp dropoff in flavor, but certainly was still drinkable. Three steeps, three surprises.

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81

Not a big fan of flavored teas but this is a nice change of pace. Looking to avoid ag chemicals it caught my eye plus being sold in bulk I could try just a few cups’ worth so no commitment issues.

Inhaling the steam is a peachy wake-up. Flavor is smooth and clean, with well-rounded notes for a fruity tea. The tangerine is a little greeting on the finish. I’d recommend this to those who want to add something with fruit to their cupboard. It’s not subtle, but it’s not overstated, either.

I imagine it’d be delicious iced… not too frank a fruit tea and nice balanced flavor. This would be just fine without any sweetener, it’s nice as it is. Could probably take on some sprigs of fresh mint. Ooh, or even a little splash of sparkling white, like a bellini. I might have to pick up some more for the summer.

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75
drank Sweet Pu-erh by Wegmans
150 tasting notes

A light puerh that has a fragrance and taste of roasted hazelnuts. A little smokey. Amber liquor. Very drinkable but without the depth of typical puerh. Since Wegmans gets some of its teas from ItoEn it’s possible that this is actually the tea listed here; although mine does not say green, it is definitely not your usual dark puerh:
http://steepster.com/teas/ito-en/4617-sweet-green-tuocha-pu-erh

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74
drank Lapsang Souchong by Wegmans
150 tasting notes

Think woody campfire smoke, inhaled, then consumed as a liquid. Doesn’t make you cough, but otherwise this is pretty much my experience of this tea. Can be pleasant or not depending on your taste and your emotional associations with campfires. I could easily close my eyes and be transported back to some great times with this imagination-inducing tea. Drinking it straight would be an acquired taste, but I’ll blend this with other teas to add a bit of smokey depth.

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87

This is my first silver needle, and it’s a standout among teas… maybe simply because it’s silver needle or maybe just this particular silver needle is this good, don’t know yet… but now that I’m in the door, I’m going to solve this mini-mystery. It is light, refreshing and sweet in the most natural, unassuming way. It tastes like a more sophisticated version of Juicy Fruit gum. Fragrance is a heavenly soft floral.

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80

Refreshing, nicely composed marriage of puerh, orange and ginger. The dry tea smells more of ginger but it is really more of a complement to the others once brewed… a mild little kick at the end. The puerh is lighter-bodied than the typical dark, earthy varieties I’ve explored, and the orange further contributes to this lighter palate. No trace of the sea-flavors that some dislike.

Gary

Is this the RISHI Brand from Wegmans

Jude

No company was listed on the bulk tea tin or the printed label, but it could be Rishi since that’s one of their (3?) suppliers. I emailed Wegman’s requesting a listing of who produces which of their teas. If I find out it’s Rishi I’ll relocate this post accordinly.

TeaEqualsBliss

I think it would be good to have under Wegman’s too because I know other people search for Wegman’s Stuff…that’s what I do anyways…if I know it by another name I list it in my review notes! I think you are fine with either/or/both

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86

I normally harbor disdain for rooibos teas (I think they taste too medicinal) but this is the second rooibos that I’ve actually enjoyed! We visit Wegman’s about every 3-4 months, and on our recent visit, the Blood Orange Tisane won for best scent. I’m huffing my bag as we speak… it’s a delightful bouquet of freshly peeled oranges. Very lush and tropical. The tea has lemongrass and rosehips, which gives it a bit of tartness without making you think you’re drinking watered-down orange juice. A winner!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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34
drank Lapsang Souchong by Wegmans
89 tasting notes

Had to try this. The leaves were very smoky, similar to a barbegue grill. The flavor of the brew less so. And I didn’t enjoy it. And I think it gave me a headache.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Kryptryx

Followed it up with some dragon well green tea, and it all went away.

Jaime

Sad that you got a headache from the tea! I wonder if it’s smokier than the LS that I drink…

Tabby

I can’t get into lapsang souchong either. :/

JacquelineM

I’ve been taking smoky baby steps but am still too much of an infant for lapsang :)

jenny wren

I love LS, but you can’t really think “tea” in your head when you drink it…I crave it on those nights I wish I was by the camp-fire under the stars.

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77

Pretty much all silver needle teas that I’ve drank have a hay-like scent and flavour profile and this tea isn’t an exception. However, I’m not getting the sweet-hay flavour as strongly as I’ve tasted it in other teas – like LeafSpa’s Silver Needle. This tea is calmer and mellower and content to tickle the taste buds with the flavour rather than hit them with a sledge hammer. The tea has a really smooth body and the flavour tappers off into something that’s almost buttery in nature.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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87
drank Chocolate Chai by Wegmans
2 tasting notes

Subtle chocolate taste even though there are thick chunks of chocolate in this. It’s a wonderful breakfast drink on a cold drizzly morning — chocolate makes everything feel better :)

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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91

This is a delicious tea. It’s got great acidity without being over-the-top with it. Very refreshing in that regard. The orange notes are very present, but not overwhelming like so many fruit teas that smell like scented candles. The tea mellows with multiple steepings.

Very, very nice. Would drink every day and twice on Sunday.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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92
drank Lavender Sencha by Wegmans
4 tasting notes

The smell of this tea is absolutely divine. The taste is great as well—a very solid Sencha. Combined with the calming taste and (especially!) smell of Lavender, this is a great night-time blend. It has a very tranquil taste, but it maintains the slight bitter kick that’s common with Senchas.

Preparation
1 min, 0 sec

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65
drank Lapsang Souchong by Wegmans
4 tasting notes

If you’re a fan of Lapsang Souchong, this is a fine choice. Unfortunately, I’m not. This has a strong (very strong, I mean super-strong) smoky aroma, and as is indicative of all Lapsangs, it tastes much like I imagine licking a charcoal grill would taste like. If that’s your thing, by all means, go for it.

Side note: Combined with some more fruity flavors, however, this could be pretty interesting.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec
johnsmithery

Guess I’m one of those people who likes licking charcoal grills! =P

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75
drank Chocolate Chai by Wegmans
4 tasting notes

This tea isn’t nearly as flavorful as you would expect. It’s without a doubt the best smelling tea in the universe, however. It smells exactly like warm cinnamon buns. Unfortunately, the tea itself tastes a little boring and bland. I’ve found that if you make sure to use hot water and let it steep for almost 6 minutes, and then sweeten it with honey, it really enhances the tea and brings it above and beyond what it would be normally.

In short: Use 205F water, steep for almost 6 minutes, and sweeten with honey. Otherwise, a little bland, but smells fantastic.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 45 sec

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80
drank Earl Grey Supreme by Wegmans
89 tasting notes

Second steep. No Lemon this time, and still very nice. Bergemot could be stronger.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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80
drank Earl Grey Supreme by Wegmans
89 tasting notes

With Lemon. Very tasty. Need to try it straight.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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73
drank Earl Grey Supreme by Wegmans
54 tasting notes

Smells of citrus
bit astringent at the back of the tongue.
deep amber steep.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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73
drank Earl Grey Supreme by Wegmans
54 tasting notes

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73
drank Earl Grey Supreme by Wegmans
54 tasting notes

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