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10 Tasting Notes

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A nice flavor with a lot of spice. I drink mine with a little milk, but it needs to be brewed strongly to compensate.

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I like this tea. Nice flavor and steeps well. I let it sit a bit long because we had company and it still held up flavor without getting too bitter.

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77
drank Pure Darjeeling Tea by St. Dalfour
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This is my second time trying this. I like the taste. With this steeping time, it was on the edge of being bitter, but not quite. I like Darjeeling a little strong, but although I like this tea, it lacks something that other Darjeelings have. I can’t quite place it. It just seems a little bland, but still good.

Preparation
2 min, 30 sec

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92
drank Organic Yerba Mate by La Merced
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I steeped this for about 6 minutes. It was really good. I previously drank Guayaki Yerba Mate, which is really good as well, but La Merced’s is less bitter. Guayaki tends to be very “woody” and “dirty.” That’s not necessarily bad to me, but after drinking this tea – it’s just smoother. Good stuff.

Preparation
6 min, 15 sec

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74

I steeped this tea for 7-8 minutes and I think it is a perfect steeping duration. It is a perfect mix of lemon and ginger in nose and flavor. It is a very warming herbal tea (due to ginger) and tastes light on the front end (for this steeping time) and has heavy flavor on the back end. I drink this tea with a bit of stevia, which makes it a perfect nighttime treat. I’ll probably keep this steeping time. I usually go with a little less time (about 5 min.). Upping it was definitely the way to go.

Preparation
7 min, 30 sec

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50

I was given this tea a while back from a friend. There is apparently some kind of diet tea system through this brand. Although I have no idea about that, I do like the teas that she gave me – some better than others. This tea has a pretty good flavor, but the water was not hot enough. I used about 150 degree water, which is much too low for this tea. I steeped it at 3 minutes. The flavor was still there – not a strong peach flavor, which is good. I definitely need to raise the water temperature and steep for 2-3 minutes.

Preparation
150 °F / 65 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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62
drank Organic Vanilla Tea by St. Dalfour
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This is a pretty good black tea with vanilla flavor. I like it in place of my plain black tea in the mornings on occasion.

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89
drank Pyramid Teabags by PG Tips
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This is my favorite basic black tea. I use it for morning breakfast w/ milk, sun tea with herbs, and anytime I need to add a black tea to a drink. Being from the South (US) and having grown up on Lipton and Luzianne, I get flak for drinking a commercial English black tea. However, it is superior in many ways. It makes great sun, iced, or hot tea. There is no other basic black tea like it.

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95

I love drinking this tea at night. Sometimes I add tinctures (Mugwort in particular) and it masks the funkiness of the tinctures well. Very spicy and naturally sweet. This tea has been part of my nightly routine for a while.

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drank Vanilla Caramel by Bigelow
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Anthropology geek. I love tea, of course. I’m in my 30s and live with 2 fat cats and a giant of a man in Northwest GA.

In tea, I prefer loose teas of all kinds. I really like Oolong and Darjeeling (black). Although I prefer loose teas and they were all I drank for years, I now drink and own a lot of packaged teas due to convenience and find that many of them are really good. You will probably see me review many more packaged teas due to this. I’m hoping to go on a loose tea shopping spree sometime soon.

One of my favorite things is to go to tea houses, whether they be Victorian or Asian style. If you have any suggestions on great ones, I’m open.

I really like to grow bunches of things and write about it (see url below).

Oh, and I love that this website exists.

Location

Ringgold, Georgia

Website

http://mugwortandmadness.blog...

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