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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
2004 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
2004 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
1867 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
1867 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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75
drank Pure Peppermint by Tetley
415 tasting notes

Thank you to my husband for picking this up when I was super sick with the stomach flu. It helped. Good ol peppermint.

Flavors: Mint

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80
drank Orange Pekoe by Tetley
67 tasting notes

Isn’t this the tea that we all grew up on? To me this tea has memories of great conversations with family, long night conversations and just the perfect cup of tea. Sometime the most simple down to earth teas are the best.

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75

The last sample I got from Tetley. When I read that there was hibiscus in here I was really skeptical, but the peppermint and spearmint overwhelms the cup and that’s all I taste. Nice. The write up on this tea says there is a floral finish and I can kind of see that as well. Mostly mint taste though, which is a good standard.

Flavors: Mint

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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79

Another sample (which actually led me to buying a container)

This is actually what I wanted out of Turmeric glow from DAVIDs. Nice warmth and kick from the ginger, turmeric and other spices followed by a herbaceous blend. I wouldnt steep more than 4min lest it be crazy spicy. A good blend.

Flavors: Ginger, Spicy

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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69
drank Ayurvedic Balance Poise by Tetley
415 tasting notes

Received two tea bags as a sample. I’ve been looking at different bagged teas that are easy to bring to work and wanted to try some out so I contacted tetley and they gave me some samples :).

This tea is alright, kinda standard. Main taste is cinnamon followed by licorice root. Would drink it, dunno if I would buy it.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Licorice

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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79
drank Mint to Be by Tetley
415 tasting notes

Good blend of different mint herbs! I like the string that squeeze a bunch of the water out of the bag. Good standard blend for work or when I feel lazy.

Flavors: Mint

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 30 sec 12 OZ / 354 ML

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