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I am not always such a huge fan of green teas but I am coming to like them a bit more as time goes by. I thought I would give this one a shot as I also like tropical fruit. I don’t know what kind of green tea is used here as the base but I am guessing dragonwell from the photo.

Steeped for about 2 minutes in 180 F water (I am guessing) and this is VERY fruity! Smells strongly of pineapple and a bit of passionfruit. I am curious as to what the blue flowers are here in this blend. It tastes predominately of pineapple and not too much of green tea. I was worried I would hate this after my Teavana Pineapple Kona Pop experience but I am actually kind of liking this.

I did manage to steep it a second time and there is definitely less pineapple and more tea but it is still quite tasty. I would definitely consider buying this again, especially for the summer. If you like tropical fruit you might want to give this one a shot.

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

I think the blue flowers are cornflower? Not 100% sure.

TeaBrat

you might be right!

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95

I’ve tasted a few pu-erh’s but they were quite astringent, sweet & without body. This tastes woody, a slightly smokey aroma & was intimidated also for the strong dark color, but even the tea becomes velvety. I’m amazed of how good Arbor Teas are. Definitely I would buy it again. Brew it for 4 min first time, rebrew it for 5 mins, tasted lighter but nice.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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73

ok, I’m finishing off the rest of this sample tonight. I happen to really like cardamom and I thought the flavor was much better after steeping this with a couple of cardamom pods. Cardamom for everyone!!!!

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73

I probably drink too much caffeine (if you look at my tea log you will not be surprised!)

I thought I would try this as a tea for dessert or afternoon. I was a little worried when I opened the bag, it smells a bit “fakey”, like artificial somehow. I am not sure if this due to the tea itself or by virtue of the fact that it’s a decaf tea. I think I steeped this for 3-4 minutes with boiling water and I did not add sugar, I did add soymilk. The description here says it has a rich and “coppery” flavor, which is definitely true, if copper had a flavor I think this would be it. I am wondering if this is a ceylon which is not my favorite thing among black teas. I think the coconut comes through pretty well here. It is not perfection but it is nice.

This is a good choice for an evening dessert type of tea if you don’t want to stay up all night. I might get some more eventually… I did get two steeps out of it which is also a bonus.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec
ScottTeaMan

I think The base tea is a Ceylon, because I’ve had quite a few Ceylons, that I guess, could be described as coppery.

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99

I still can’t taste much but I know these are still yummy – lol. See my previous notes. :))

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99

Oh, how delighted and tickled pink I was to find the Arbor tea company!

Here IS a place that reflects all of my values: organic, fair trade and packaging that is backyard compostable! I must be dreaming… no, it’s true! and it’s fabulous!

This little pu-erh mini tuo cha is fantastic. I’m not a pu-erh expert but am VERY happy with this. It has a smooth and fantastic rich flavor. Aroma smells of trees, mulch and a bit of mushrooms. Taste is rich and luscious with a slightly tart finish with the complexity of a red wine. Slight sense of tobacco in the finish. It is reminiscent of coffee as well but without much bitterness. Me likey…

Second steep is a bit more mellow and is now getting chocolatey…

I’m having this after lunch and it’s heavenly to sip on just plain. Hurray! I will certainly need to get some more soon since this was only a sample…

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec
ScottTeaMan

I really like Pu-Erh mini Tuo Cha teas….and multiple steeping. :))

TeaBrat

you should try this one.

ScottTeaMan

IF YOU HAVE ENUFF COULD YOU SEND ME ONE? If not, it’s OK. :))

TeaBrat

sorry, all I got was a sample. Just had two and they are both gone.

ScottTeaMan

Hehehehehe….that’s OK. :))

ScottTeaMan

How many steeps did you get? Just two, or more?

TeaBrat

I did three but you could probably do more

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50

Very vegetal fragrance, but light and fresh taste. Calm, pleasant.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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99

perfectly brewed, perfectly natural. This tea wakes me up and soothes my nerves in the morning.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 15 sec

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99

A complex but calming cup. Contemplative.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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99

Salvation. Forest floor, floral, calming cup. This tea is a necessity to start my day.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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64
drank Organic Peach Rooibos by Arbor Teas
105 tasting notes

This is a good flavored rooibos. The peach isn’t too strong and compliments the rooibos nicely.

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49

I have to agree with some of the other reviews on this tea that it is too tart and could definitely do without the hibsicus and other flavors. Straigt plum would be much better.

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34

I’m starting to worry. I ordered a 5 oz bag of this EG, but there’s something different. Either it’s the new cup I’m using which seems a bit larger than a 4-5 oz & need to readjust the amount of tea per oz of water or… well, the bergamot smells different than the sampler I got before, like a faded smell, so far the tea tastes like a decaf which I certainly dislike. This is my second brew of the day, I’ll try again tomorrow, makes me sad that the sampler was a hit & now that I got my cute canister filled with this EG it just doesn’t tastes right.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 30 sec

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34

A very nice surprise, I’m also an Earl Grey freak & this one hits the top 3 of my list. As TeaEqualsBliss wrote, it’s a strong black tea but you’ll be ok if you accidentally oversteep. Either a straight cup, or with honey & milk (I might get crucified for this) it’s a perfect tea to wake up in the morning or a sweet treat in the afternoon. The bergamot amount it’s perfect & tastes natural.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 30 sec

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96

I love the earthiness of this tea. Since I am on a juice cleanse and am not drinking caffeine it is my " go to " tea. Very warm tasting. Add a splash of lemon and it really helps me feel centered.

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70

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Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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70

Having this with lunch. It’s a very pleasant green tea with a nice jasmine aroma. Some other jasmine green teas I have tried leave a copperish aftertaste, but this one does not. Quite nice.

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

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93

Great – may be my new favorite green tea.

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

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79

Interesting, sweet, a little more mild than I expected. If I had to describe the cinnamon taste it’s a little like an apple pie crust cinnamon.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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98

This is the BEST Ceylon tea that I have ever had. I can’t remember ever tasting a Ceylon this good. It’s remarkable.

It is smooth, rich, and sweet. So very good.

TeaEqualsBliss

Oh! WOW!!!! I’d LOVE to try this one :)

TeaEqualsBliss

Do you have any of this one left by chance?

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78

The evening tea……

I really am getting sensitive to decafs. This one is about as decaf tasting as I can handle. A good decaf should taste natural in my opinion, but I know that is hard to find. I am not sure if it is the flavoring or the tea itself. It is good, but just good. I originally bought this one for a little variety, but I am thinking it is a variety I won’t miss when it is gone.

Coconut notes are light, tea base is average. I am afraid to steap a shorter time because it will make the coconut notes even lighter.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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78

The last bit of evidence from my weekend coconut kick. As far as decafs go, this one is good, and still good on a resteep. I think it is possible that this one will go on the rebuy list, but it depends on how quickly I drink it and miss variety in my decafs…

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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78

Another new tea! This is my first from Arbor Teas. Holding off on a rating until I have tried it a few times.

As far as the tea goes, this one is pretty good and different from anything else I have in the decaf black tea category. For the first cup, I had it with milk and sweetener. I can definitely taste the coconut, but it is pretty subtle. It was good, but nothing really great to report. Need to do more research……..

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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