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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.

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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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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!

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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 :(

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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

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Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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52

Saw this at work today and I was curious. I usually don’t like rooibos, but I make an effort to try them from time to time.

Anyway, all I had was honey to sweeten it, so I tried it plain first. It’s a little on the sour side, which was unexpected, and the vanilla taste is very strong. It lingers in the mouth in a pleasant way. And while the taste reminds me of an air freshener my grandmother used to have, it’s not bad. I definitely can taste the pomegranate (and not that weird artificial pomegranate taste some teas have). I added a dollop of honey after that and the flavor was improved, but it probably would have been better with sugar. The taste of the actual rooibos is practically non-existent.

My verdict is that this is drinkable, but not something I would pick up at the store myself. I can see others liking it a lot.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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34

It’s ok, the raisin-y flavor is a bit too much for me, and I oversteeped the &@$! out of it so the stomachache it gave me is what I get for being too lazy to take the bag out of my thermos before drinking it! I won’t buy this again but I will finish the tin or swap a handful of bags. I really am trying to not hate green tea!

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56

Another warming evening cup. I wish there was more ginger flavor and warmth coming through in this. Love the pineapple flavor and strength though!

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56

Taking down a few notches for not being as fruity tasting as it is scented. Great tea to sniff, but I’ve had better flavored greens…oh well.

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56

Hoping this will help me ease into my morning with a light bit of caffeine. Yesterday I started off with a bang (3 coffee’s a latte and a large black iced tea). I think my body needs a rest. Love the ripe pineapple aroma of this blend.

Jaime

I’m hoping to pick this up this afternoon if the coffee shop has it!

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56

I have enjoyed the Daily Green’s from RoT that I have tried thus far, and this is no exception. The fragrance is strongly pineapple, sweet, juicy ripe pineapple, with an underlying hint of ginger’s zip. The taste is mostly of green tea, just a light, grassy green, with a bit of fruity sweetness from the pineapple. I wish the taste was as rich as the fragrance, but it is not. There is a little tickling in the back of my throat from the ginger, but it is not too strong.

This was a great choice to wash down taco night dinner tonight. Can’t decide if I want another cup, or if I will switch to an herbal….

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 1 min, 45 sec
Janefan

oh, I’ll have to keep an eye out for this one if I ever finish up my tin of Honey Ginseng.

Jaime

I’ll have to look for this one…I’ve been on a pineapple kick here lately. Do you think someone who doesn’t like ginger would still like this tea?

Ewa

RoT is really kind of an…unfortunate acronym

Meghann M

Jaime-I think it might be enjoyable. I don’t like over the top Ginger teas aka rishi’s tangerine Ginger, but I really enjoy milder ones like this and Stash’s green tea Ginger peach.

Ewa-quite an unfortunate acronym:)

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80

Last two bags!! Yay for decupboarding!

And on a side note: there was no tea at conference (yet, I’m hopeful about the morning). And my first cup of this today did not last.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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80

About to head out of work to attend a pre-conference session. Can you sense the excitement? Here’s hoping that there’s tea there along with the copious amounts of coffee that’s usually served. Taking this with me, just in case, but I think we all know that it will barely last the 10 minute drive there (love when conferences are in town!), let alone the 2 hour session.

Preparation
8 min or more

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80

Feeling a little wonky this morning at the office…have decided to switch to caffeine-free/decaf early. Luckily, I restocked on my office supply of teas yesterday, so I’ve got plenty to choose from!!

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8 min or more

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80

Couldn’t decide what I wanted to take with me on my commute home, so I let the pick-a-tea randomizer do it for me.

This was the first caffeine-free one it picked that I also had here at work, so I went with it! Seems more chocolatey than it usually does.

Preparation
8 min or more

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80

I’ve not added a tasting note on this? How is that possible? I drink this at least twice a week. I found it the past Valentine’s at my first visit to World Market (oh, yeah, that was a good tea day).

I think I’m with the minority here, but I think the rooibos is a good base for this tea. It’s a mild strawberry flavor, more like preserves rather than real strawberries. And the chocolate is more cocoa than milk chocolate, which I think is really nice. I’ll definitely be picking this one up again when next Valentine’s rolls around.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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37

It’s okay, not my favorite. I guess peach teas aren’t for me as I have yet to find one I like. This one will sit in the cupboard for awhile.

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