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72

This is my first Pu-Erh, but I think it is a good start to the journey. I really enjoy the second steep of this one—there is a golden, grassy note that doesn’t come out with the first brew. There’s almost a “thick” nature to this tea…I’d say it tastes almost broth-like, but maybe it’s the earthy, loamy nature that I’m really detecting. I like to drink this one if I’m not feeling the best. Maybe it’s the power of suggestion that I’m getting from the packaging, but it really does seem to help my stomach if it’s off.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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89

I thoroughly enjoy this tea. It does not have as much chocolate flavor as the Double Dark Chocolate Mate by Republic of Tea, and instead has a much more intense coffee base note. It is quite bitter (but I find I love bitter teas) and not very smooth. I do enjoy this tea enough that I have bought three boxes now, which says a lot due to my serial new-taste-trying addiction. When I brew this tea, I leave the bag in the cup the whole time while I drink it. Teas that I can do this with are my favorite. I recommend this tea if you like coffee and chocolate packed together into a strong cup.

Preparation
8 min or more

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83

Although China seems to be primarily known for its green teas, I think it also produces some of the best black teas in the world. I’ve enjoyed English Breakfast and Irish Breakfast teas very much in the morning. I was curious to learn how Chinese Breakfast tea stacks up against them.

I brewed this blend for five minutes at 212 degrees, the end of the range specified on the package. This produced a tea with a maple syrup color. The aroma was similar to that of European breakfast teas.

The flavor was quite strong and malty. The aftertaste was just a tad on the sweet side. Perhaps that was the influence of the cacao ingredient, although there was no discernible chocolate flavor.

World Market recommends that you use one to two teaspoons of tea leaves per cup. To compromise, I loaded six teaspoons for four cups. This made the flavor slightly astringent. I will use my normal one teaspoon per cup next time.

This is a nice tasting breakfast tea. It’s the type of tea that I enjoy most in the morning to turbo charge my slumbering senses.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Angrboda

I think it also produces some of the best black teas in the world
I totally agree! All my favourite blacks are Chinese.

ashmanra

Same here! I drink almost exclusively Chinese tea when it comes to black and green. Oolongs may be Chinese or Taiwanese, of course! A favorite tea from Teavivre was their Yun Nan Dian Hong. Wonder if this is the same tea?

Stoo

The Chinese teas are great stuff! I just sent off for an order of several Teavivre black teas. I also like Rishi’s Earl Grey, another fine Chinese tea! Thanks for checking in, Angrboda and ashmanra!

Stoo

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70
drank Ancient Pu-Erh by World Market
168 tasting notes

This is only the second Pu-Erh product that I have tried, so my realm of experience is very limited. I think it would be unfair to make comparisons until I expand the field some more. I’ll instead judge this one on its own merit.

Since I prefer strong robust teas in the morning, I brewed this tea for the full five minutes at 212 degrees. The aroma reminded me of newly tanned leather. Images of mahogany wood also came to mind. The color was a rich dark brown, like black coffee.

The flavor was not as strong as I would have liked. It had a medium-power malty, earthy, and leathery taste. No bitterness appeared, even after the maximum steeping time.

I said I wasn’t going to compare the two Pu-Erh teas that I’ve tried, but I can’t deny that I found the previous brand (Teavivre) to have a much fuller and more complex flavor. The World Market offering, though, is not bad and is reasonably priced. I will drink the 50 cups that I paid for but will continue my search for better entries in this arena.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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68

The aroma of the un-brewed tea leaves is sweet, and inviting, but the liquor is very light. It’s not the best Bai Mu Dan I’ve tried. However, I did notice the great floral notes that were in this tea more than others.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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100

Minty and lively, nurturing and healthy green tea!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 5 min, 30 sec

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67

Mother Gaia in Tea form! A wonderful starters tea for anyone interested in exploring the world of Pu-Erh. The taste of of the soil is grown in , the malty and rich taste you get with each sip, its like feeling your the tea itself absorbing the nutrients it absorbs and nourished by it! A definite standby for me!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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66

Ahhh, World Market’s Ancient Pu-erh Tea. I met this tea quite a few months back. This, friends, was the first Pu-erh tea I ever tried, and it was also my first ever loose leaf tea. I remember that first cup – I spent the whole time drinking it with an odd expression on my face, puzzling, grasping for the right words and the right description. It was so different; I couldn’t place what the tea reminded me of. And then when I did realize what it smelled like, I was shocked: was I drinking something that – gasp – smelled like hay?

As far as taste goes, it’s actually a very smooth and rich tea. I detect a slight smokiness, and like others have mentioned, a little bit of a leathery, even nutty, taste. Personally, I almost NEVER add anything to my teas, but I have heard that this tea tastes good with milk or honey. Also, this Pu-erh tea is supposed to aid in digestion, so it’s suggested as an after-meals tea.

The bag (which cost me about $8) yields 50-55 cups, and you can get several cups out of each infusion (just add a few minutes steeping time for each additional cup). Boiling water is recommended (brings out the fullest flavor), and recommended infusing time is 4-5 minutes (although I have done if for closer to 3 minutes, and that was fine too).

Folks, this isn’t your ordinary tea. I like to think that if it were a person, it would be one of those television survival men, like Bear Grylls or Les Stroud. This tea embodies “nature”, and it’s nothing if not “outdoorsy”. I could throw out more adjectives, like “earthy” and “woodsy”, but I think you get my point.

This isn’t a city-boy tea.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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79

Almost done with my pouch of this. It’s still just on the edge of overwhelmingly minty and the green tea base is still a little hidden, but I don’t even care. It tastes so light and clean, and is so soothing. I’ll be disappointed when it’s gone.

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79

I love this tea. Quite a bit. Unsurprising, given my love of peppermint, but I just thought I’d get that out there.

That said, the green tea is a bit underwhelming (or maybe the mint is just overwhelming). I think this might be even yummier with a better tea to mint ratio or a better tea to begin with. It is refreshing, though, and it would probably be delicious iced.

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

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77
drank Keemun by World Market
82 tasting notes

I like this one. Like the other World Market teas I’ve tried, it’s pretty much as advertised: silky and smooth and slightly plummy, although I don’t really find any pine. There are some other flavors here I can’t quite put my finger on, but it’s one of those teas that linger at the back of your mouth in a pleasant way.

It also seems forgiving of oversteeping; I accidentally let one pot go for eight or nine minutes — oops — and it was still drinkable.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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34

I had a $10 coupon to World Market for my birthday and intended on buying more tea tins but then I panicked and couldn’t remember how many I still had room for so I decided to err on the side of caution and get some tea instead. Should have gotten the tins instead.

Not much flavor here, both before and after the addition of sweetener. Maybe I’ll try two bags next time (I did brew it in a mug rather than 6 oz tea cup).

I got this to keep at work in case I wanted something with caffiene or forgot my normal tea (or, like this morning, was running a bit late) so it’ll do for that but I’m not running out to buy more which is sad because it smelled pretty good!

Preparation
8 min or more

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85

I got this from a friend a while back, but I’ve been so busy trying other teas that I’ve been putting this one off (mostly because I was pretty sure I would love it).

I brewed it for the first time Sunday, and I think I’ve had four or five cups since? It’s really good, especially with a little bit of honey stirred in. It tastes pretty much exactly as described, malty with very subtle chocolatey hints. And it definitely wakes you up!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 15 sec

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81

This has been my favorite sencha so far but I haven’t tried many. Light fruity and vegetal.

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65

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Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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80

World Market used to have some nice teas in wonderful square tins. This was one of them: http://is.gd/fXeyr

Now, every time my humans come home from WM, they whine about the lack of loose leaf teas and the preponderance of flavored tea dust in bags. Happily, they don’t bring such things home and expect this little teapot to steep ’em.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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86

Smooth, dry, and malty.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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82

1 teaspoon (~2g) brewed with boiling water for about a minute provides a cup that is best described as “smooth”. The taste is not too strong, but noticeable. Brewing for up to five minutes increases strength of taste linearly but does not bring about bitterness.

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 15 sec

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74

Meghann sent this to me and I want to THANK HER VERY MUCH!!!!!

This is the first time I have ever tried anything from World Market! Plain and Simple it’s bagged Jasmine Pearls! It’s a fine cuppa! A bit on the lighter side of things but still nice, relaxing and more of a sweet-floral than overly floral Jasmine. It doesn’t leave a bad aftertaste like some Jasmine’s do.

This is nice but not overly memorable! I enjoyed it tho!

Peggie Bennett

I’ve been pleasantly surprised by some of the teas available at World Market!

TeaEqualsBliss

I would LOVE to try more!!! Wish I had easier access to them!

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79

Very smooth; overall earthy aroma and taste.
Flavor Notes:
•Leather
•Cedar (woodsy)
•Subtle hint of mushroom.

Aroma:
•Leather

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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51

Grassy similar to bamboo; overall very vegetal aroma and taste.

Flavor Notes:
•Vegetal
•Artichoke
•Grassy
•Bamboo
•Very subtle hint of a honey finish (sweetness).

Aroma:
•Artichoke
•Grass
•Very subtle hint of honey or honeysuckle light in the background.

(Note: I’m more of a Puerh and Oolong tea drinker. Someone that enjoys a Chinese Green Tea, might favor this tea more.)

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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77

Light and crisp; overall floral and subtly sweet grassy aroma and taste.

Flavor Notes:
•Lightly Floral
•Light bamboo hints
•Grassy in the middle
•Slightly sweet honey finish
•Very clean bamboo finish with a slight sweetness that lingers (for several minutes) in your mouth after you’ve finished your cup.

Aroma:
•Nutty
•Grass
•Floral
•Subtle hint of honey.

This Oolong tea is pleasantly light in flavor, it’s smooth and refreshing. None of the flavor notes stand-out too much.

All of the flavors I mentioned are subtle and gently overlap each other from the second you take your first sip until your last, creating a nice ‘middle of the road’ Oolong tea.

The floral notes are more up front in the first steeping, and by the third steeping the grassier, bamboo flavors are more apparent.

The best part about this tea is the clean (almost sweet) lingering flavor that stays on your palate long after you’ve swallowed your last sip.

Other notes:
Light amber color liquor. Nutty and slightly vegetal aroma on first steeping that gently fades to a more floral one.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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