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79
drank Tea Earl Grey Hot by ThinkGeek
411 tasting notes

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- Now, the final tea in the set: Tea, Earl Grey, Hot. Mm.. takes me back to sitting around in Watson Hall, watching Star Trek: TNG with the Sci-Fi/Doctor Who club on Saturday nights. (And reminds me of Whoopi Goldberg’s character’s stupid hats for some reason.) The leaf of this tea smells VERY bergamot-y. Brewed up, it’s a fairly solid Earl Grey. Not too bergamot, not too strong. My guess is that the replicators of Starfleet do a generic blend of the various types of Earl Grey.

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from my review of all the Think Geek Sampler at It’s all About the Leaf – go read the rest of it!

http://www.itsallabouttheleaf.com/2339/tea-review-think-geek-timmys-tea-sampler/

gmathis

I know it’s just marketing, but I’m a sucker for fun tea names—these sound great.

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- Zombie Blood Orange was the next sample on the menu. For being an herbal, it’s got something in it that looks very like green tea leaves. It’s also got some hibiscus – to give the blood color. I’m not a hibiscus fan – it tastes bitter to me. Definitely has orange peel. But, it all comes down to the taste right? It’s very hibiscus. VERY hibiscus. I think there’s orange in there somewhere. I still don’t know what that green tea-leaf looking stuff actually is. I don’t like this at all. But as I said, I don’t like hibiscus. This might be better iced and highly sweetened. Otherwise, blea. Not my cuppa at ALL. Apparently I am NOT a zombie.

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from my review of all the Think Geek Sampler at It’s all About the Leaf – go read the rest of it!

http://www.itsallabouttheleaf.com/2339/tea-review-think-geek-timmys-tea-sampler/

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84
drank Rose Tea by Golden Moon Tea
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Golden Moon Tea Rose

A rose by any other name… Oh, the lovely scent of roses. As a child, many of the important older women in my life all seemed to use a particular brand of rose lotion, giving me a definite sense memory of strong older, rose scented women who made me feel safe. And this tea definitely tripped that trigger. Highly scented, and very rose. I was enveloped in comfort as I inhaled the steeping brew.

But I also had a slight worry. I’ve had a few floral teas that taste like drinking perfume. Would this one taste like rose perfume? Smelling good is all fine and dandy, but the best memories can’t mitigate a cup of perfume. It would be downgraded to potpourri at that point. Luckily – my fears were TOTALLY unfounded. This tea tasted as lovely as it smelled. Unsweetened, it carried with it flavors of honey and an underlying sweetness. It also had a slight nuttiness to the brew.

I will definitely be purchasing some of this tea for myself. It had good memories, good aromas and good flavors. What could be better!

From http://www.itsallabouttheleaf.com/2303/tea-review-golden-moon-tea-rose/

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87
drank Lemonade by Shanti Tea
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Drinking a big glass this morning iced. It’s so nice and refreshing; perfect summer tea. There is a slightly herb-y aftertaste that I’m getting more from it cold than I got warm, but it’s lovely.

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76
drank Caribe by Harney & Sons
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Very fruity, but mild. The black/green tea blend thing is very odd, but this one is pretty good. I don’t really like guava, but it’s got a nice fruity flavor.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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86

Oh, I really like this tea. It’s so nice, nutty and smooth. YUM.

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

I think I wil have to try this, I feel like I have it around here somewhere.

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81
drank Caramele by Lupicia
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Finished off my 50g of this tea yesterday. If I were to put in another order for tea soon, this would definitely be on it. It was lovey, rich, creamy, and full of caramel goodness.

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80
drank Daruma by Lupicia
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First sip without sweetener – blea. Bitter, annoying, harsh.

Then, I added sweetener.

And the birds did sing, the rabbits did romp, and all creatures great and small stopped to celebrate the goodness of this tea.

Fruity, slightly spicy, and sweet, with a hint of bitter on the back-end. I think I’ll need to steep this with more leaf for less time next time (which is a little scary, I used quite a bit this time). Maybe the same amount of leaf with less time. That may kill the bitter and allow for less sweetener, but wow. Very nice once sweetened.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 15 sec
Stephanie

It’s amazing what a little sweetener can do…“just a spoonful of sugar….” :)

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86

Oh, I love this tea. So nutty, so green, so drinkable. It’s a great, great tea.

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I’ve got a lot of interests: sushi, science fiction/fantasy, medieval recreation, cooking (specifically medieval cooking), reading, British science fiction (Doctor Who!), hand sewing and now TEA!!

My favorites tend to be oolongs and flavored black teas. I like highly flavored teas more than delicate ones. Rooibos tends to taste like dirt to me, and hibiscus is very sour to my palate. But I’m always up to try all sorts of things, and will often find things that I really like which I thought I’d hate.

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