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86

Refreshing

Flavors: Anise

Preparation
2 min, 45 sec 4 tsp 17 OZ / 500 ML

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75

I can’t stop drinking this, and it’s become a daily NEED, rather than a want.

I usually make it as part of my butter/coconut oil tea (a la Bulletproof Tea style) every morning. So, brew the tea until it’s strong as molasses, then add 2 TB of coconut oil, sometimes some protein powder, and stevia. Blend – drink.

I adore turmeric teas, which is why I got it initially. Plus, I think it was on sale. Turmeric, ginger, tulsi… it’s literally the perfect combination for kapha-based folks (like me), or those that need some lovin’ in the heat/warmth department within their bodies. My partner, who is a Vata through and through, loves this stuff as well. He says it eases his joint pain.

Yes, it’s bagged tea, and yes, it’s Tetley. Still love this stuff, and can’t seem to make my own version of it that’s just as tasty.

it gets a 75 rating – it’s not GREAT, world-class tea (it’s really just herbs and spices) but it’s a go-to in my house.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Ginger, Smooth, Spicy, Tulsi

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Lexie Aleah

I’ve being trying to figure out my type for a few years. It’s definitely really interesting to read about. How interesting I wouldn’t have expected Tetley to sell something like that. I’ll have to look for some of it next time I go to Canada.

MissB

Lexie – years? It’s not that tricky. Most of us are a combination, not just one. Many free online tests can help you. As for purchase, I got it originally on the US. I’m sure it’ll be in the UK, too.

Evol Ving Ness

I tend to make my black chai blends into bulletproof concoctions. Thanks for the turmeric tea tip. I’ll give that a whirl too.

MissB

@Evol – me too. It’s my go-to! I find the chais are the only ones that can stand up to the oil/butter, and then the blacks… well… they’re strong and full-bodied, usually. Although if I’m honest, I’ve used many a tea that I dislike to blend into my bulletproof concoctions, just to get rid of it.

Evol Ving Ness

Exactly what I do. But with the black chai blends that are less than stellar, the coconut oil benefits them. And with the ones that I already like, they become magnificent with that treatment.

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20
drank Golden Black Tea by Tetley
147 tasting notes

Very mellow, watery taste, with nothing to focus on. Drinkable, but way too bland.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 g 10 OZ / 300 ML

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64
drank Chai Tea by Tetley
12 tasting notes

Not the best chai, but vertainly a good option when you just want a bit of spice. It is a good go-to, not expensive, easy to find. Not something I would carefully prepare or drink, but a nice anyways. Good overall!

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87
drank Rooibos Vanilla by Tetley
12 tasting notes

Beautiful tea. I have had periods in which I cannot stand sweeteners/milks in teas amd periods in which I prefer to add a little something. However, this is tea is perfect as it is. I am not a vanilla flavoured person since I do not think its flavour is usually gotten right, so I do appreciate when I see a good vanilla- and this definitely fits that cathegory! Definitely recommend.
Also it has a very nice red color!

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100

I love Tetley’s green and black tea, as It has five times more antioxidants than any other tea brands

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85
drank Orange Pekoe by Tetley
8 tasting notes

Delicious black tea, good on its own but ideal with a bit of milk and some honey.

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

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64

I’m actually not normally a fan of fruity teas. A lot of them use rosehips and similar flavors that I don’t like. This one has a lighter fruity taste. It smells really good and it also has a light, pleasant herbal flavor. I can only subtly taste the ginger, lemongrass and fennel. All of the flavors complement each other well and I think it’d be great as an iced tea too.

Flavors: Blueberry, Fennel, Ginger, Lemongrass

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 4 g 18 OZ / 532 ML

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drank English Breakfast by Tetley
2029 tasting notes

Well, I was going to save Tasting Note #2000 for something extraordinary, but as I have a few minutes to share What One Learns From Steepster After This Many Tasting Notes, I’ll just make my observation about this humble and tasty little English Breakfast #1 on the list:

1. Sometimes the ordinary stuff is just as satisfying as the not-so-ordinary stuff. Sometimes even more.
2. I fritter away far too much time online.
3. Everybody needs a stash of solid, no-frills, can’t-ruin-it tea that requires absolutely no brains to steep.
4. Steepster people, you are fascinating, kind, creative, funny, insightful, well-read, and great fun to hang around. I have never (not counting spam) had an unpleasant or unkind encounter here.
5. Rating and reviewing tea scientifically is beyond me. I rely on weather and whimsy. You precise and consistent people amaze me.

Count your blessings, friends. A good cup of tea is one of them, but daily you are surrounded by ones that matter more.

looseTman

2000!!! Congratulations!!!
“4. Steepster people, you are fascinating, kind, creative, funny, insightful, well-read, and great fun to hang around.”
And so are You!

Rosehips

Hear hear to all of your Steepster points! And congrats on 2000 notes!

Evol Ving Ness

Congratulations! I for one am delighted that you are here among us.

CrowKettle

Congratulations! I relate wholeheartedly to your list. English Breakfast is a worthy #2000 tea :)

mrmopar

Way to go! We are fortunate to have good people on here every day. Count yourself in the fold.

Atacdad

“5. Rating and reviewing tea scientifically is beyond me. I rely on weather and whimsy. You precise and consistent people amaze me.”
Don’t ever change! I’ll take your whimsy over someones “mushroom croquette” analogy any day.

gmathis

Mushroom croquette—sounds like something pixies would play with mallets and wickets :)

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100

I do not really drink black tea on its own, or at all. But this is the best black tea to use for iced sweet tea – Southern style. Just steep it (or use a tea maker), and then add your sugar in the pitcher and pop it in the fridge. Once it’s cooled down and you pour it over some ice, it’s the perfect flavor combination to take you home.

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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90
drank Earl Grey by Tetley
13 tasting notes

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55

As decaf black teas go, this one is actually one of the better ones. Many decaf teas feel like they are lacking in flavor, like they are watered down or missing something. This tea, while not spectacular, seems to suffer from this decaf tea flavor problem less than most.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Green Lemon by Tetley
2029 tasting notes

Taught properly, a week of VBS with 4th graders should wear you out—you take part in the wet sponge wars, goalie the crazy-rules soccer games, dispense Band-Aids like candy and learn all the song motions. You could’ve poured what was left of me into a teaspoon after Family Night on Friday. A happy teaspoon, but ohhhhhhhhhh, my aching everything…

Couple that with a 100 degree heat spell and I just needed simple tea all week. COLD simple tea. This wasn’t bad. I wasn’t brave enough to fridge steep it—green teas always go bitter on me when I do—but I made a pot, chilled it, and wet my weary whistle. Smooth. The lemon is complementary, rather than overpowering. Must make more.

Fjellrev

Aww, I can’t imagine!

Comm Guy

I’ve been steeping Pinhead Gunpowder green tea in a French Press with some dehydrated lemon at work for a cool, low caffeine alternative lately. Sometimes I’ll toss in a little peppermint leaf or some hibiscus for a refreshing twist on things.

gmathis

Peppermint makes nearly everything better :)

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85
drank Earl Grey (Decaf) by Tetley
14 tasting notes

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100
drank Pina Colada by Tetley
2 tasting notes

This is my favorite tea. I brew and chill it. Best drink ever on a hot summer day!

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100
drank Pina Colada by Tetley
2 tasting notes

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58
drank Dream Camomile Lemon by Tetley
2424 tasting notes

I was expecting chamomile and lemon, but got mostly something sickly sweet. Licorice root maybe? I swear I tasted mint in there. Obviously, I wasn’t paying attention. Still, some nice citrus chamomile. Soothing and herbal.

Flavors: Citrus, Dry Grass, Licorice

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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82
drank Rooibos Vanilla by Tetley
2424 tasting notes

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Flavors: Creamy, Mineral, Rooibos, Sweet, Vanilla

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70

I had a coupon for this, so I picked it up at the grocery store. It’s actually pretty good. It’s in the vein of Rose Red or PG Tips, but perhaps not quite as bright. Still, it’s a recognizably British flavor and with 80 teabags in the box, I’ll be set for tea at work for some time.

Preparation
10 OZ / 295 ML

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61
drank Orange Pekoe by Tetley
67 tasting notes

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46
drank Tetley Tea Bag by Tetley
1 tasting notes

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51
drank Tetley Tea Bag by Tetley
30 tasting notes

Okay for making Southern style sweet iced tea. Outstanding for a sunburn/windburn soothing soak.

The package I have has extremely large bags, making 4 cups worth at a time. Convenient when making iced tea for a group. Or running a lukewarm bath to take the sting off a nasty sunburn.

Not as astringent as some of the other US Supermarket bagged black teas for iced tea.

Flavors: Tannin, Vinegar

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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69
drank Care Lemon Ginger by Tetley
415 tasting notes

Another tea the husband picked up when I was sick as a dog. Sorry to say but I’m not the biggest fan of this one (too acidic with the citric acid and rose hips). However, he likes it quite a bit so I will continue to serve him this one.

Flavors: Ginger, Lemon

Evol Ving Ness

Hope you are feeling better, Kristal.

Kristal

Thanks! I am. 2 really rough days and just recovering after that. One day off of work isn’t bad.

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