The Republic of Tea

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87

This tea is pretty dang delicious. It’s so hard to brew it wrong, which is good for a newbie like me XP The flavor is so floral and smooth. Nothing bad about it! (except maybe the cost, heh)

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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80

Sample that Mom got with her Republic of Tea catalog (she ordered tea for me a while back).

I really enjoy this one!! The vanilla is strong and creamy, and the pomegranate is fruity and tart. Very creamy and dessert-like. The red rooibos isn’t a strong flavor in this one, but it is still detectable. Definitely a tea I’d purchase!!

Preparation
8 min or more

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80
drank Acai Green by The Republic of Tea
1627 tasting notes

Tried this today. Fruity! The color of the tea was dark purple then turned a deep maroon. It is tart but not overwhelmingly so. Good tea overall but still not a big fruit tea fan. I imagine this would taste good iced as well.

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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80

This is a decent tea. It seems forgiving … I steeped it for 2 minutes and it didn’t get bitter. I’m partial to lemon grass and ginger and the fact that this is fair trade! Good tea overall.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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100

OOOPS, I MEANT TO SAY WITH OUT CINNAMON OR VANILLA!!

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100

This a lovely smooth tasting rea tea with cinnamon or vanilla. It is the closest to “real tea” with out the caffiene. Unfortunately, Repubic of Tea has stopped making it. If you have tried it and agree with me, contact them to being making it again. Let’s change the tea world!

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87

Another tea I still enjoy inbag. Probably one of the first teas that made me start looking at looseleaf, this tea gives a one of a kind experience and a good focus

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 45 sec

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95
drank Earl Greyer by The Republic of Tea
18 tasting notes

Even though I’m trying to shy away from bags nowadays, this is the best EG I’ve found so far. It’s not a “creme” or anything like that, just a straight, smell good taste good no frills tea. I usually use a littler sugar and just enough milk to make it turn clay colored. One of my daily drinks at works when I don’t feel like making looseleaf!

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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42

Part of the RoT sampler. I have only a few left to try.

Orange Blossom has a sweet scent to it. The dry bag always has dust around it. The leaves are chopped up. Upon steeping, it is mild and interesting. There is a sweet, citrusy aftertaste, which I like. The only thing I don’t like is the hint of medicinal taste. Its like a VERY VERY watered down cough syrup.

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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85

From Jaime!

I do not like banana flavored teas and I’m not a fan of coconut- but since a really under-ripe banana takes like cucumber, I’m hoping that’s what plantain tastes like in tea.

1 bag/8oz water/11min

Nope I was wrong. A strong banana type flavor w/ coconut coming in second w/ a solid but smooth green bush base. I personal “meh…” to me, but a must try for anyone that enjoys banana and/or coconut teas. Would probably be good as a latTEA.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more

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90

This tea is from Jaime, but it was Meghann that suggested I have it w/ lunch. A large Mission Carb Balance whole wheat tortilla spread w/ hummus and topped w/ ham, shreaded cheese, and banana peppers, heated for 20 sec and then rolled. I only heated the wrap so it was easier to roll. It was cold when I ate it cuz I made it while the tea was steeping.

1 bag/8oz water/11 min

The raw leaf smells mostly of orange. The aroma was so strong it got my dog’s attention when I took it out of the bag lol.

The steeped liquor has a lighter aroma and looks very much like a combo of carrot and beet juice except it’s much more translucent and more pink than red.

Ok, I can no longer say that I don’t like anything w/ beet in it. This is a very smooth balance of fruit and savoryness from the carrot. It reminds me of a tea version of V8 V-Fusion. It went great w/ my sandwhich and I bet would go great w/ borscht!:)

This is amazing and based on my liking I’d give it a 100, but flavors would have to be stronger to earn it for accuracy, which is what I rate based on.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more
amandajo

“I bet it would go great with borscht!” Definitely the first time I’ve ever seen that phrase! ;) I have a great aunt who used to make the stuff, my mom always referred to it as pink soup! I have not tried it as an adult, maybe I should. :)

Cofftea

Well amandajo, my best friend is Russian. :) They are actually refugees from what is now Estonia and her mother is a WONDERFUL cook. I’ve heard her borscht is amazing… and after drinking this tea I think there just may be a possibility of me liking it- something I thought I never would!

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99

Drank up the last of the sample bags Jaime sent me. I must get a tin in the near future as I really enjoy the banana flavor in this tisane. Very mild and sweet and green.

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99

Ahhhh….now this is great tea! I’ve been really impressed with the teas I’ve sampled (thanks to *Jaime) from RoT’s Raw Green Bush line.

This tea smells heavenly, sweet coconut water with plantains. It is blended so harmoniously the taste is just like velvet, but lighter. This tastes like a flavored water version of a coconut banana smoothie. I will definitely be buying more of this tea. This is sooooo good!

Cofftea

I’m thinking of having this one w/ my ham and hummus wrap today. Either that or the orange carrot. Help me decide. :)

Meghann M

Orange Carrot…I want to read your review of it and was just checking out RoT’s website to see what was in the Orange Carrot. Must place an order soon. So many places to order from though!

Cofftea

Haha ok, then this one for dessert:)

Meghann M

It would make a great dessert!

amandajo

I am considering buying both of these… they sound so intriguing! I’ve seen them at the local health food store and they are calling my name.

Jaime

amandajo, I can send you a few bags if you want to try them.

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

I love this one..again thanks to Jamie. I am for sure buying this one.

amandajo

Jaime that would be wonderful! Take a look at my cupboard, let me know if there’s anything you would like to try!

Jaime

Woot!! Off to cupboard-stalk, will pm you! Check my cupboard, too, to see if there’s anything else that catches your eye!

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86

My last bag. They say chili is a pain killer so I thought I’d try this to get rid of “the bends” that I’m feeling. It also clears out the sinuses and since the pressure is all in my head now, I need it.

1 bag, 8oz water, 16 min.

Wow. I’m really surprised, and disappointed, at how not strong this is. There’s really no difference between it being steeped 5, 8, 10, or 16 min… Sad. Still a very good tea though.

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86

Hmm… my 1st tasting note disappeared. To restate, this is from Jaime!=D

(Steeped for 11 min)

Had this w/ a ham, banana pepper, mozzarella, and roasted red pepper hummus (hummus was homemade- even the peppers were home roasted) on homemade whole grain pita. It actually went surprisingly well! The sweet mango balanced the spice and the chili paired well w/ the peppers. So yummy!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more
Jaime

I’m hungry now.

amandajo

Yeah, your sandwich tempted me too!

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88

First, “Thank you, Jamie” for sending me this sample along with all the others, you are so generous.

I am so HAPPY I had the chance to try this tea, it is mostly plantain in flavor and slightly coconutty. I absolutely LOVE the raw green roobios tea I think mostly because the flavor of the green versus the red is more in the background. I find that the red is far more in your face. As such that means you really don’t have to over flavor the tea to get a nice balanced flavor. I can’t wait to try the rest of the raw bush teas. This is delicious and I will be buying it. Highly recommended!

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec
RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

By the way I am typing this review while I sip on a Coconut Soy Earl Grey Creme Bubble Tea at Argo Tea in downtown Chicago. Yummy!

LiberTEAS

I prefer green rooibos too… I think it’s lighter and even has a little bit of a fruity quality to it … less of that woody taste.

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80

This was free to me thanks to the catalog. :) It’s somewhat tart, somewhat sweet, crisp , fruity, ripe, actually quite delightful, and a lovely dark red shade when brewed. I did not expect to like this, I was pleasantly surprised.

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72

This tea smells heavenly, I had a hard time waiting the 7 minutes to drink it! Actually, the fact that I could smell the chocolate through the tin was what led me to buy it in the first place (it was between this tea and chocolate orange rooibos year of the tiger tea). First impression: kinda weak, not particularly rich in the chocolate or mate. I decided to let it cool a bit, as it was still too hot to really tell. A few minutes later: still a little more subtle than I had hoped, but very drinkable. I have to remind myself that this is tea, not hot chocolate, to judge based on what is there, not expectation. While in the mouth, it doesn’t taste like much, but during the swallowing process and aftertaste, its kinda toasty and a pretty tasty, mild soothing chocolate.

Meghann M

I find it very hard to not compare chocolate teas to hot chocolate. I wonder if making this latte style would bring out more chocolate flavor? Glad to hear it was drinkable!

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41

I too received this as a sample and I thought it was ok, but that’s really all I can say which means I won’t be purchasing it but wouldn’t turn down a cup if offered.

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