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59

Work Stash Review/Sipdown

Honestly, this is not on my top favorites. It isn’t terrible per se, but it isn’t good either. This is one of those teas that cannot be fully enjoyed on its own, but will pass with a touch of honey and/or cream. There’s too much of an edge with this tea (malt/slight bitterness) that makes me realize that, while I might’ve considered this as a moderately okay tea once upon a time, my tastes have migrated elsewhere, I suppose.

I’m at that point in my tea journey where I’ll drink anything at least once, but if I don’t like it, I won’t finish it and/or return to it ever again. This is one of those teas….Still, with that said, this won’t stop me from trying more Ohio Tea Co blends/teas.

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70

Sipdown

Work tea session

This was gifted to me by a friend o’ mine. He wanted to try a variety of teas from Ohio Tea Co. He gave me money, had me pick out some stuff which he’d like, and what was left of what he had leftover was given to me…As much as I’m into tea, he dabbles in the tea realm from time to time for my sake…. xD

I didn’t get so much of the ‘pumpkin’ from the tea, as I did the caramel. It was a bit dry and bitter after it sat for a moment…However, when hot, it was easier to drink…Overall, it was an average tea, but not for me…

lteg

I’ve struggled to find a pumpkin tea that actually tastes like pumpkin. Harney and Sons Pumpkin Spice is an enjoyable tea, but doesn’t taste like pumpkin either.

S.G. Sanders

I’ll have to check that out. H&S has some pretty good blended flavors!

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90

Quick Review:

I cannot get enough of this tea! It’s like drinking a liquefied orange creamsicle. More notes later….Off to work!

Update: My parents had visited Ohio Tea Co recently and grabbed a pound of this for themselves. My mother gave me a small sample to allow me to try. I must admit that, while not liking rooibos teas, I find this one to be appetizing nonetheless. There seems to be more of the orange creamsicle taste on the tongue, rather than that rooibos taste (wood?). I’m definitely going to head to OTC and grab a few ounces of this on payday, plus a few other tea samples, to take down to NC for my mother-in-law.

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85
drank Gyokuro by Ohio Tea Company
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3/7/2017 Afternoon gaiwan 6g/160F/4oz/15-20 steeps

I combined the steeps on this one. It’s a pleasant green tea.

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 0 min, 15 sec 6 g 4 OZ / 118 ML

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85

Very thick body. Grassy, creamy and sweet. A burst of energy in every cup.

Flavors: Creamy, Grass, Thick

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65

I’ve had this tea for a couple of weeks now and finally had the chance to try the sample that I received the last time I stopped into the shop. I must first note that there are plenty of teas that I don’t like from the shop; however, there are also the select few that I truly devote to purchasing every time I’m there…

Notes: Smells like paint & tastes like sticks on the the ground in Autumn after a few days of rain. I will say that there is a lot of potential of this being enjoyable, but it’s gone stale and has a weird funk to it (aside from the wet sticks). I cannot identify the taste, but it’s something which lingers in the aftertaste…

Flavors: Wet wood

Fjellrev

Oh, that kind of sounds like a hot mess, really.

gmathis

I can’t decide how I feel about "stick"y tea…didn’t hate it the times I tried it, but with a world full of perfectly good leafy stuff, why settle for second best? :)

S.G. Sanders

Fjellrev it kind of was a hot mess.

gmathis It wasn’t the best tea to be had. I’d definitely choose a leafy tea from now on.

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60

Sipdown

I can’t believe this was once something I had enjoyed….I used to dip into a cup of Russian Caravan and/or Lapsang quite often, but I don’t think this suits my taste anymore. Too heavy on the smoke/meat factor for my liking. Glad I finished this sample now while it wasn’t too old yet….

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60

Western brewed this at 200 F & steeped for 3 minutes.

I usually stay away from the black tea blends from Ohio Tea Co. (sister to NM Tea Co); however, their Lapsang/Russian Caravan is quite lovely. There is a nice smooth smokiness to this blend that makes it different than other smoked teas like this that I’ve had in the past. This reminds me of sitting around a campfire on the cool Fall evening. I’ve started to run low on this blend, although, I’m quite fortunate enough to have the ability to drive 5 miles down the road and pick more up soon. However, I’m trying to drink the remaining teas from the last purchase before acquiring more anytime soon.

Flavors: Campfire, Smoke

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90

This herbal tea works like a charm for me when I can’t sleep. In fact, it’s so powerful (at least for me), that I feel almost woozy after I drink it all. I sleep just as well as with medication. Truly amazing, and to top it off, it’s delicious.

Flavors: Bitter, Flowers, Mint, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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70

A tart, flavorful fruit-herbal blend that takes no prisoners with its cherry taste! It’s good stuff, but I have to drink it sparingly. It’s tart, I say.

Flavors: Cherry, Sweet, Tart

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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95

If you’ve had rooibos, then you know what it’s all about – vibrant red-brown color, sweet tobacco-y taste, and a generally relaxing experience. I love this stuff.

Flavors: Sweet, Tobacco, Wood

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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60

This works great as a caffeine-free dessert tea or for those enamored of highly flavored teas that are still of high quality. The rooibos is almost overpowered, but it can still be tasted.

Flavors: Chocolate, Sweet, Tobacco, Vanilla

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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90

This is a wonderful guayusa blend, and the one that introduced me to this particular plant. It has the perfect balance of flavors, and the grassy guayusa is complemented well by the lemongrass and cinnamon. This is one of my night time favorites, even with the caffeine content.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Grass, Lemon, Lemongrass

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 6 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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95

My youngest daughter’s favorite tea, hands down, and one of mine as well. I am glad Ohio Tea Co. and New Mexico Tea Co. are doing their own blending. This tea is a real winner, and I am a huge fan.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Grass, Licorice, Mint, Sweet

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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95

Quite possibly the best fruit-flavored tea I’ve ever had, and one I enjoy intensely. The cherry flavor doesn’t overpower the Japanese-style green tea underneath, and it’s very well balanced. Very, very good.

Flavors: Cherry, Rose, Sweet, Vegetal

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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90

By far one of my favorites from my regional favorite tea blender Ohio Tea Company. This is bold, sweet, smack-your-face cinnamon flavor with a base of high quality black tea. I always put a bit of demerara sugar in, but it’s not really needed. It’s a sweet tasting tea on its own. It’s a tea I intend to always have on-hand.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Clove, Honey

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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40

While I understand the distinction of this type of tea, it wasn’t a taste I enjoyed too much. My tastes in tea are pretty much iron-clad, and this just wasn’t it.

Flavors: Honey

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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60

It tastes exactly like the marketing blurb indicates. It’s quite good, and well balanced flavor-wise. The tea underneath can still be tasted.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Orange, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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50

I didn’t like this one. It’s very complex but I couldn’t deal with the maltiness, almost a smokiness, of the tea.

Flavors: Cocoa, Honey, Malt, Plums, Smoke

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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70

This is a rather nice blackberry flavored tea that isn’t overwhelmed by the flavoring used. The tea leaves themselves can still be tasted, which is the sign of a great flavored tea.

Flavors: Blackberry, Flowers, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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87

For the past few days, I’ve been trying to overcome this horrid cold. I’ve felt miserable and NEEDED something with a lot of spice and/or citrus-y notes to it. Ohio Tea Company’s Orange Spice Black has been exactly what I needed. This has been my to-go-to for the past three days. Despite the amount of caffeine in it, I still manage to become relaxed and sleepy while drinking it—then again, I’m sick and tired, so anything can put me to sleep. Ha-ha.

The tea is very sweet; it has a nice refreshing orange taste and the cinnamon isn’t too overpowering. I’ve had tea blends that had spices and orange flavors within the tea, but weren’t mixed well—the spices had a tendency to overpower the tea, or not have much bite. However, this tea has an even ratio of spice and orange. I like the way the orange and black tea notes are the first flavors that hit the palette, and then the spice kicks in at the back of the throat. It’s definitely a good tea to drink on a cold rainy day; or even when you’re under the weather.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Orange

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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