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I made a decision when I woke up today that I was going to break into my green teas. I’ve ordered so many of them lately, but just haven’t been in the mood for them. My recent order from Georgia Tea Company was sitting unopened on the table so I thought I would start with those. I only ordered sample sizes and I have to say they were quite generous portions, but I wish they were packaged differently. They arrived in cute fold over paper bags which stacked well in the shipping box, then the samples were packaged in plastic that I had to cut open. I don’t mind the plastic since I put all of my tea in tins, but I wish they were in resealable bags. They were also lacking brewing temperature on the packaging, I didn’t see it listed on the website either so I just went with my standard green tea temp.

This is quite heavy on the cherry flavor and very sweet, you defiately don’t need to add any form of sweetner to this one. Since it was 53 when I woke up I decided it was a hot tea day, a rare occurrence this time of year, but I think this would be really good iced. If it ever decides to warm up again I’ll make a batch.

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175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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I am always interested in swapping so if you see anything in my cupboard that you want to try just send me a message. Please keep in mind that I order most of my teas in sample sizes and may not have a lot to swap. I’m also trying to keep my swaps limited to one a month so I don’t break the bank.

My favorite tea companies to order from are American Tea Room, Butiki, Della Terra, Rishi, TeaVivre, and Verdant, however I am constantly lured away from my favorites by a good sale.

Ingredients I love in tea
rose, peach, oolong, osmanthus, vanilla, marshmallow root and peppermint

Ingredients I dislike in tea:
spearmint, chocolate, orange, hibiscus, sage and for the most part lemon.

Ingredients I’m on the fence about:
Pu-erh

I am a firm believer that sage only belongs in my thanksgiving stuffing/dressing and absolutely not in my tea.

Allergies
Cinnamon, Chocolate, Burdock Root, and Goji Berries

Teawares:
FORLIFE Curve Teapot, 24oz
Adagio ingenuiTEA, 16oz
Adagio Iced ingenuiTEA, 32oz
Zojirushi Water Pot, 4L
Libbey Country Fair drinking jars for ice tea
TeaVivre Travel Gaiwan

Rating Guidelines:

100 – 90: Pantry essential and some of my all time favorites that I can’t live without.

89 – 80: You’ll have a pretty good chance of finding this is my pantry on a regular basis, but it isn’t the end of the world if I run out.

79 – 70: I might consider restocking this at some point if the price was right.

69 – 40: Not undrinkable, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to buy it again.

39 – 20: What in the world were they thinking? Probably still finished this just because I hate to waste anything.

19 – 0: Wow, that’s so terrible chances are pretty good I dumped it out and gave away the rest.

My current top five favorite teas:

China Black – Rishi Tea
Earl Grey Cream – Zen Tea
Lemoncello – American Tea Room
Nonpareil Anxi Qing Xiang TieGuanYin Oolong – TeaVivre
White Tea Rose Mélange – Rishi Tea

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Oregon, WI

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