Wild Orchid Teas

Recent Tasting Notes

While shopping at Elaine’s Tea Shoppe in Toledo, I came across this tea and loved the idea of earl grey and jasmine – two of my favorite teas.

It is enjoyable. I don’t want to rate it just yet. I feel like I need to have another shot at it to truly know how I feel.

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98

Drinking this tea was like an epiphany of all things wonderful in a cup! It truly was an amazing way to start my day with creamy sweet yumminess that filled my entire being. So much so, that I am going to resteep another cup of enlightment RIGHT NOW…ahhhhhhhh…:)

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100

Hours at a training meeting today were brightened by the thermos of this tea.

Learned today that the number one identifier of abuse is isolation. Sometimes this world makes my heart hurt.

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100

Re-steeped yesterday mornings tea for work today :) Still delicious. This is going to be a good day!

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100

This tea was calling to me this morning from my tea cabinet. I was in the mood for a sweet dessert tea this morning and this did not fail me. A little sugar and milk…brilliant!! This is taking my Monday morning blues away and helping me focus on the work ahead this week.

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100

I love when I find a tea I can enjoy without any additions. Smooth, creamy toffee with the rich, dark, earthy pu-erh – perfect blend of flavors. Each sip promises that this will be a staple on my tea shelf. WOW!!!

Picked this up at Elane’s Tea Shoppe in Toledo. So glad I did. What a delightful way to begin my day :)

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72

Not as strong of an aroma as I was expecting; both the flavor and smell are more mild than many blueberry greens. Still, a lovely and light cup.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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34

not very good

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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34

Little aroma, no flavor, no sweetness. Meh—nothing else to say.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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50

Mocha-color grounds have no discernible aroma. Tisane is light peachy color—very pretty. Need to steep at least 7-8 minutes. Pleasant enough with sweet honey notes, but kind of meh. Cannot be re-steeped successfully.

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec

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67
drank Peach Apricot by Wild Orchid Teas
328 tasting notes

Definite apricot aroma to dry leaves, but steeped tea smells more peachy. Mild sweetness but little fruit flavor in the brew. A nice cup, but I expected more.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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67
drank Peach Apricot by Wild Orchid Teas
328 tasting notes

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52

Light-bodied green tea with light spearmint flavor. Hints of sweetness and nuttiness. Better with a bit of rock sugar.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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31

Merely approaching an OK flavored green. Dry leaves smell like cherry Kool-aid. 1st infusion—lightly rose scented with a slight cherry flavor. 2nd infusion (30 sec. longer)—artificial cherry flavor really develops and overwhelms any subtlety of the green tea and rose.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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44

A basic oolong—nothing special. Little aroma—some light floral notes; little complexity in flavor.

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

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41

Little aroma, at best, a very elusive scent of muscatel. Highly astringent. Flavor is OK, but not memorable. 2nd infusion: stronger scent, milder taste but still very astringent

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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49

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49

Very light, creamy caramel aroma and flavor with a softer tart undernote. Taste of brown sugar is enhanced with adding a bit of rock sugar while infusing.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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6

This is the first oolong from Wild Orchid that I have tried. The dry leaves smell faintly of powdered orange drink. After steeping, however, the tea has a strong orange blossom (?) aroma and tastes very flowery. It is impossible to detect any subtle complexities in the oolong as the floral aroma and flavor are too overwhelming. The aroma/flavor are a bit more subdued in the second infusion, but I still can’t quite hack my way through the perfume. I have tried a few flavored oolongs, and I’m not adverse to flower-scented teas, but the florals in this tea are way too overpowering to enjoy the cup.

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

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