Choice Organic Teas

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I’m obsessed with chai blends lately. I guess I’m waiting for winter to finish up around here and let spring have a chance.

As I’ve remarked before, nothing particularly special about this one. Choice is a pretty failsafe organic option if I’m ever on the go, but I’ve yet to try a blend from them that is really memorable, save for their lapsang souchong Russian Caravan. I wish the spices were just a little bit stronger in this, but it’ll do.

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I had this lovely moment of total peace this morning while I was waiting for my water to boil. Two of my housemates were making their breakfast in the kitchen with me, and we were all doing something different, but it felt so quiet and lovely and homey.

Anyway. I acquired 2 bags of this tea from my school’s cafeteria. I’ve had a few of Choice’s blends before and been quite pleased. This one smells like your average chai. It steeps a nice amber color.

Sipping… Good. I’m picking up ginger, more so than in any other chai I’ve tried. There is also something almost marine about it, too, although that may be my school’s heavily treated water poking through.

Hmmm. Just your basic chai, I’d say. Good for when you are in a rush on a cold day.

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78
drank Oolong by Choice Organic Teas
150 tasting notes

Tasted more like an assam than an oolong to me, still quite nice. Medium bodied, pleasant flavor. It’s a more oxidized oolong but not too heavily so, and with a bit of roastiness. Good quality for a bagged tea.

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78

Makes a rich, deep cup. Almost black, with a body close to coffee.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 45 sec

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58

As Jasmine teas go, this was pretty much middle of the road. It had a nice Jasmine scent to it, but the taste was rather lacking. It’s good in a pinch, but I’ve had other Jasmine teas that far surpassed this one.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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75

Smells like lox. Tastes like lox. Maybe I should try this with cream cheese.
I wanted a smoky tea, but this might be too much for me.

Brewed for 1 min 45 sec with boiling water, then added almond milk and sugar.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 1 min, 45 sec

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34

This is a “whatever” tea. I’m indifferent. I got it in the college cafeteria, so what does that tell you?

It’s a plain light tea. Pretty good with a lemon wedge and some honey, but nothing special.

I like Choice Organic’s Earl Grey much better.

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100
drank Oolong by Choice Organic Teas
5 tasting notes

This is my favorite tea available at the market. It’s perfect. I have it at all times of day including before bed and it’s the best tea. It’s light — it’s sort of smokey and definitely fruity, but there is also a nutty/buttery sort of taste/and feel to the tea. Unlike some other oolongs I have – you need to watch the steep time. With Choice oolong I leave the tea bag in the entire time I drink the tea and it never gets bitter. To me it only taste even better. This is really a great tea. Try Bigelow’s Chinese Oolong and then try Choice oolong if you are looking to really compare and contrast oolong tea. Definitely buy this.

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87

An easy-drinking, fresh, full-flavored decaf tea that tastes like real tea and not some processed or watered-down stuff. A nice cup for just before bed.

Preparation
Boiling

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