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51
drank Tetley Tea Bag by Tetley
5 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
410 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
410 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
54 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
410 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
410 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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70
drank Dream Camomile Lemon by Tetley
2 tasting notes

I’m not loving the amount of licorice in this blend, but wow this tea is effective for helping me get sleepy, and that was what I was after.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 2 g 8 OZ / 236 ML

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65

I wanted to like this more than I actually do.

The flavours are very present, but I am not sure I like the balance of the three prominent flavours together. The sweet licorice is on the nose and present throughout, but might be the flavour that throws off the balance. It makes the orange blossom taste candy-like and medicinal, and the warming spices taste a little pot pourri like.

It’s not something I will buy again.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Cloves, Licorice, Orange Blossom

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

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72
drank Mojito Mint Lime by Tetley
1165 tasting notes

This is spectacular iced! I like making a pitcher of it or freezing into a tea popsicle.

It does get too strong if steeped more than a few minutes. The lime zest has a bit of bitterness to it, but whatever the base is, there is no bitterness there. The mint is nice, the citrus lime is nice. The flavours go together really well.

Flavors: Bitter, Citrus, Citrus Zest, Fruity, Herbaceous, Lime, Mint, Peppermint, Tropical

Preparation
Iced 1 min, 45 sec 17 OZ / 500 ML

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22

As far as grocery store teas go, greens are the worst bet. They are almost always astringent no matter how you steep them. Not only that, but they are served at resturants using boiling water. BOILING! For a green tea! Madness…what kind of establishment doesn’t know how to put a teabag into water properly. /rant

This is a fairly low end green with a lot of plain (and somewhat unpleasant) flavours. It is a tiny bit fruity, but mostly just grassy in a tropical way. I think it is similar to the flavour of raw green beans. Tends to be astringent and tannic. Can be improved with honey + lemon or by making a soy milk latte. I find soy milk + matcha or green tea makes a better latte than with other types of milk.

Flavors: Astringent, Biting, Bitter, Fruity, Grass, Green, Green Beans, Vegetal

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 0 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 15 OZ / 450 ML

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drank British Blend by Tetley
1965 tasting notes

I know this sounds improbable, but I was running low on tea at work—there’s the big random tin where I keep odd ducks and scraps and last-bags-in-the-pack, but sometimes you just need Just Plain Tea. Un-goofable Just Plain Tea that’s hardy enough to survive less-than-pristine mugs, an impotent work microwave, and sitting untended during the million petty interruptions that make up a “normal” work day.

This fits the bill. Smooth, didn’t get nasty when I accidentally oversteeped, not too sharp and acidic. Nothing stellar, no singular stand-out flavor, but I think it’ll Do What Needs to Be Done.

ashmanra

This was recommended to me years ago by the mother of some of my students who was actually British. This was our main tea until we found out about WHOLE leaf and sachets and fancy pants stuff like that! It was one of hubby’s faves for a long time.

gmathis

Working in a century-old school building (literally), the heat operates about 30% of the time, so tea gets cold in about two minutes; sometimes a cup gets reheated two or three times, so my main office tea criteria is “takes abuse.”

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82
drank British Blend by Tetley
223 tasting notes

Thanksgiving at mom’s continues. Day 2, tea 2, Tetley’s English Blend.

Not really sure what English Blend means. Blend is easy, it’s a blend of teas from different places. Now for the English? Is it an English Breakfast? Just an English? What exactly is an “English” tea? Hmm..

Well, for starters, this is much better than I thought it was going to be. I love the simplicity. Much like the Bigelow teas, this is a solid, simple, straight up tea with no gimicks, no extra flavors, it’ not trying to be something it doesn’t need to be. Unlike the Stash and Tazo teas I’ve had the last couple of days that take the idea of a certain type of tea and then add all kinds of crap and flavor to make it “better”, only in the end they ruin the base of the tea itself.

I really like this Tetley stuff. Simple, old school, no gimicks, just straight up really good English Tea. I would buy this 100 times before teas like Stash and Tazo and any other modern, hip, “new” tea blends.

Wonderful.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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80
drank Orange Pekoe by Tetley
57 tasting notes

A solid black tea and, with milk, my go-to choice every morning. It’s a good balance between flavour and price.

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec

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70

I received two tea bags of this new tea as a free sample. I wasn’t expecting much as I’m not usually a huge fan of regular grocery store teas. Really, it’s just a tea with a fancy name but doesn’t taste all that fancy. Oh, it’s fine and all, just nothing special. I can taste mostly cinnamon and fennel. Even though I have a coupon that came with the sample, I won’t be buying a full box.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Fennel

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76
drank Green Lemon by Tetley
3 tasting notes

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drank Lemon Chamomile by Tetley
82 tasting notes

On the one hand, this smells like chamomile (I guess).

On the other, it is so good swishing this around my mouth. There is just something really pleasing about the flavour balance. The lemon really isn’t that strong. It doesn’t overpower. I bet this would made a good iced drink. I am doing tea shots.

Preparation
4 OZ / 120 ML

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72
drank Superfuits Blueberry & Açai by Tetley
1165 tasting notes

This tastes kind of like blueberry, something acidic (rose hips and hibiscus, probably), grape?, and pastries. It is quite dessert-y if not brewed too long. I enjoy it cold over ice.

Flavors: Berries, Blackberry, Blueberry, Brown Sugar, Cranberry, Fruity, Graham Cracker, Grapes, Pastries, Peach, Pleasantly Sour

Preparation
Iced 1 min, 30 sec 15 OZ / 450 ML

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50

There’s something weird in here that’s detracting from the peach/orange. I think it’s maybe hibiscus or beetroot or licorice? I have no idea. It’s, like, pulling me away from being able to concentrate. I keep swishing this around in my mouth like “hmmmm.” It’s okay to make iced tea with, but I wouldn’t buy it again.

Flavors: Artificial, Flowers, Fruity, Hibiscus, Orange, Peach

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70
drank Pina Colada by Tetley
410 tasting notes

Tried this 2 ways so far:

Way one: 5 tea bags in 2L of water, cold brewed 12h

Way 2: 1 tea bag steeped 2min in 200F water, put in freezer to cool down quickly.

The first way was the best way. With the first way I can taste a lot of coconut flavoring with a bit of the tartness from the apple. Delicate, light flavor. The second way I found it was a lot of tart apple with very little coconut taste. Altogether a decent brew. It doesn’t wow me incredibly, but I do appreciate the lack of hibiscus sourness. I should have no prob using this tin up; we’ll see if it’s a repurchase.

Flavors: Apple, Coconut

Preparation
Iced

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95
drank Forest Fruits by Tetley
179 tasting notes

Grabbed this a few weeks ago and promptly forgot about it.
This morning, I realized I was going to be out all day, so I threw together some iced tea using this and a bag of Lady Grey.
Wow. GREAT combination. This is EXACTLY what I want my iced teas to taste like. Super rich berry flavor. Boom. Plus a tiny bit of orange peel to balance it out.
When I was hiking over the weekend, I plucked and ate tons of blackberries. This tea brought me right back there.
I only steeped this about 2 minutes. I imagine it would have been even tastier if I’d left it a bit longer, but I was trying to get the dog to cooperate so I could get out the door.

Flavors: Berries, Blackberry, Orange Zest, Raspberry

Preparation
2 min, 0 sec

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80
drank Rooibos Vanilla (Red Tea) by Tetley
1165 tasting notes

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