The Republic of Tea

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95

This is one of my favorite rooibos blends, and I’m so afraid that Republic of Tea will retire it after this year.

The scent is definitely stronger than the taste, but the taste isn’t weak to me (could be because I let it steep for 10 minutes, too). It’s more chocolatey than orange, but the aftertaste is just like one of those chocolate oranges you get around Christmastime. Love it!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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75

Definitely can pick up on the peach notes. The chestnut and honey notes are more subtle. A nice light tea.

Preparation
4 min, 30 sec

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85

Ah, now that’s more like it. Brewed at 212 rather than 195 (and just how do you get the degree symbol to show up?).

It’s both floral and fruity. The peach is obvious, but not overpowering. No bitterness when brewed at this temperature. It’s a smooth, pleasing cup that is delicious hot, but I suspect would be even better iced on a hot summer day (though I hope those are far behind us now).

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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85

Tried this out with the “oolong” setting on my One-Touch. Normally I just brew this like a black tea (the package, after all, says to pour boiling water over the bags).

It’s barely peachy at all at this temperature, and the tea itself has a strange bitterness to it that I hadn’t noticed before. Going to make another small pot (2 cups) with boiling water to see how they compare.

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

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85

Drinking the last of this tea this morning. I’m rather sad to see it go, and will probably reinvest in another tin sometime in the future. It’s a great tea for wrapping up in a blanket on the back porch and watching the world wake up.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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85

This is a lovely wintertime blend. The fruits and spices almost beg to be sipped whilst sitting in front of a roaring fire. It’s very reminiscent of the spiced tea that my granny used to mix (which was made with instant tea, but we won’t hold it against her). There’s definitely some citrus notes to this, and you can taste the cloves. The black tea used as the base is strong enough to match the fruit/spice flavors without being lost or turning bitter.

I’m nearly out of this tea; perhaps have 1-2 pots worth left. I can definitely see myself getting another tin of this in the future.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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78
drank Ginger Peach by The Republic of Tea
559 tasting notes

I’m still sick with this stupid cold! I am well over two weeks into this thing now. I have Nuvola teas to review, but I’m afraid I won’t be able to taste them well enough, so they’ll have to wait. Ugh.

I snagged this from work because I thought the ginger in it would help. While I can taste it, I don’t think there’s enough in it to really do anything medicinally. Also, I don’t remember it being this boring. Something about it tastes sort of artificial to me now. Like Peach Nehi. Lowering my rating a bit.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Calochortus

I kind of had the same reaction to this tea after a few cups. The ginger definitely is pretty light. I hope you feel better soon!

MKstuder

My feeling about The Republic of tea is that all of their teas are really too weak to give sufficient flavor. They send them to me for review and then I have a hard time giving them one because I do not do bad reviews. The Eat, Pray, Love tea was okay. Not to my taste, but good for someone who is not heavily into tea. Their Pink Ribbon line in the pink tins tastes good, actually, but it is hard to taste the tea itself.

fleurdelily

get better soon :)

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78
drank Ginger Peach by The Republic of Tea
559 tasting notes

Of the three Republic Of Tea flavors I’ve tried in the past few days, this has been the best. The peach taste is not overwhelming, and it balances well with the black tea. The ginger is a little more subtle than I was hoping for, but it’s there, and it’s nice. It gives the tea a more satisfying finish and makes my mouth tingle a little.

Ginger is something sort of new to me in teas, so I’m still getting used to it, but in this case I like it. It reminds me of ginger ale. Like maybe some delicious ginger ale/tea/peach cocktail. I’d love to try this iced.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 15 sec

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42

Purple liquid + HUGE green water bottle = grey-black beverage! I cold brewed this tea since I didn’t have time to heat some water this morning. It was… umm… interesting. I can’t say I want to buy this tea. It kept me hydrated all day! I think it might taste good hot. I’m not sure since I’m not a fan of hot fruity teas.

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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91

Wow, I just realized that I haven’t yet written a full-length review for this tea! I guess I’m going to have to do that soon.

Anyways, I really like this one. It is the first that I tried of the raw green bush offerings from The Republic of Tea. Yummmmmmmy!

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91

AWESOME!

This is really good. The plantain tastes a lot like banana – but not quite… it has a starchier flavor – this is very true to a plantain taste… or at least, true to what I remember a plantain tastes like, it’s been a while! And the coconut is delightful in this blend … a very nice balance of the tropical flavors. The green rooibos is not strongly distinguishable, but I can taste it’s fresh, somewhat fruity, somewhat woodsy, sweet note that it imparts.

This is really good. It would be awesome iced too.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
Cofftea

That’s the 1st time I’ve seen a plantain tea.

Tabby

Me too! Sounds interesting.

Cinoi

Me too(three)! I love plantains…hmmm

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83

This is actually pretty good for a bagged tea. Much stronger than I expected. Next time I’ll definitely steep for less time, though. Maybe four minutes is all that’s needed. This is the usual hot tea we serve where I work.

Anyway, it’s your standard black tea, ordinary, and surprisingly high in caffeine. If I was looking for a wake-up rush and was out of coffee, two bags of this would do the trick. Also, I think a lemon slice and some honey would make this glorious. I’d be happy to try the loose leaf version if the opportunity arises.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 15 sec

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81

Single cup, fresh honey

Amazing the difference fresh honey makes over store bought honey!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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81

Single cup, stevia

Wanted to try some milk in this, but we had run out this morning :(

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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81

Didn’t expect to like this one as much as I do! Delicious!

Single cup, honey

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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