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Vanilla Rooibos Parfait Full Leaf from Tazo Tea

Style: Flavored Rooibos – Region: Blend

77 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 2/5
Mar. 24th, 2014

I really like this one. It's sweet, smells nice, and has a robust flavor mixture that complements rooibos very well without overpowering it. I only wish the flavor was even more robust or even creamy. I bet this would make a lovely dessert tea if it was more creamy.

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Calming Chamomile - Organic Herbal Tea from Simply Balanced

Style: Chamomile Blend – Region: Blend

57 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5
Mar. 21st, 2014

I'll need to update this later, but for now I'll say that it's a straightforward chamomile -- so if that's what you like, then this is an affordable way to get it. I'd be willing to bet that it'd be a solid base for accents you add yourself. I'm not big on chamomile, but it isn't too bad. Need to try it again before gi...

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Royal Tea from Newman's Own Organics

Style: Green Tea – Region: ?????

63 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 5/5
Mar. 21st, 2014

I love that this tea is organic and *extremely* affordable, so I wish I liked it more. It goes bitter far too easily, though. I also wish it listed the style of green tea. However, it's well worth giving a shot to see whether or not you like it. A little sugar helps, but I prefer teas where this isn't necessary.

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Black Tea from Lipton Tea

Style: Black Tea – Region: ?????

47 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 3/5
Mar. 21st, 2014

I'm turning out not to be a black tea person, and this is no exception. The flavor is bland with a bitter aftertaste. I think I need to stick to high quality, flavored black teas in the future.

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Green Tea Decaf from Salada

Style: Green Tea – Region: ?????

53 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Mar. 21st, 2014

This is another decaf bagged tea that is neither offensive nor pleasant. It is, in a word, generic.

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Decaffeinated Green Tea with White Tea from Celestial Seasonings

Style: Green and White Blend – Region: ?????

53 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Mar. 21st, 2014

I like the simplicity of this tea, but was ultimately underwhelmed. It lacks any distinct or robust flavors.

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Organic Sencha from Eden Organic

Style: Sencha – Region: Japan

60 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Mar. 9th, 2014

A nice, simple green tea. The flavor is weaker than I would like, though. The aroma is likewise nice but too weak. I'd love to try a more robust version of this style tea.

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Bancha Hojicha from Choice Organic Teas

Style: Hojicha – Region: Japan

53 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Mar. 9th, 2014

The toasted rice flavor is quite strong. Some sips it didn't do much for me, other sips the smoky flavor felt like something I could get used to. I'll be more sure once I've tried a couple more of the bags.

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Orange Blossom 100% White Tea from Republic of Tea

Style: Flavored White Tea – Region: ?????

50 / 100 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Mar. 9th, 2014

I'm glad I tried this one, though I wasn't crazy about it. It tasted, more or less, like a straight forward white tea without accent flavors or scents. Not bad, but not ... um ... my cup of tea. :-)

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Aged Earl Grey™ - Bergamot Black from Numi Organic Tea

Style: Earl Grey Tea – Region: Assam, India

67 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Mar. 2nd, 2014

Updated Review: I tried this tea again and, this time, i was able to make it so that it was more enjoyable. As long as i don't let it overbrew and I add milk, this is actually quite a delightful tea--invigorating without being bitter.

The bergamot tastes natural, but I'd like a more robust citrus flavor. Last time I...

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China Green Tips Full Leaf from Tazo Tea

Style: Green Tea – Region: Zhejiang, China

80 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Feb. 25th, 2014

THIS tea. This may be the beginning to solving a mystery.

You see, when I lived in Japan for a year, I would make and enjoy teas just like this. I really love this flavor of green tea. It tastes and especially smells great.

*However*, after almost a year, I realized that certain green teas caused what I'm guessin...

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Lady Grey from Twinings

Style: Fruit Black Tea – Region: Blend

53 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Feb. 23rd, 2014

Meh. Again, I was underwhelmed by this tea from Twinings. Like their Earl Grey tea, I certainly appreciated the use of citrus to balance out the black tea. However, I found the overall effect unimpressive. I really need to try a high quality Earl Grey or Lady Grey tea to give these styles a fair shot. I'm glad I have a...

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Earl Grey from Twinings

Style: Earl Grey Tea – Region: ?????

60 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Feb. 23rd, 2014

This was my first time tasting an Earl Grey tea. I definitely appreciated the bergamot orange balancing out the black tea flavor a bit, though it still wasn't enough for me to outright enjoy this tea. On its own, it was still too tanniny, or something (bitter isn't quite the right word). With food (I had fried eggs) it...

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Irish Breakfast from Twinings

Style: Irish Breakfast – Region: ?????

47 / 100 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 3/5
Feb. 23rd, 2014

Though they ended up with the same score, I actually liked the Irish Breakfast slightly better than the English Breakfast from Twinings. Unfortunately, to say I "enjoyed" it would still be too strong.

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English Breakfast from Twinings

Style: English Breakfast – Region: ?????

47 / 100 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 3/5
Feb. 23rd, 2014

I'm not sure if I'll ever be crazy about black teas. I got a sampler pack of Twinings black teas so that I could try out my tastes, and this one was the most *meh* to me. Neither the aroma nor the taste were my style. I think I'll bring the remainder of these to work for others to use.

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Hawaii Cocktail from TeaFrog

Style: Herbal Tea – Region: Blend

80 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 3/5
Feb. 17th, 2014

I loved this fruity tea. It needed no sweetener and had a very sweet, pleasant, substantive aroma. It's an "herbal" tea (no actual tea in it), but is nevertheless excellent.

I tried this at a friend's house and do not know what she paid for it -- hence, I gave the value an average rating, but really I don't know the...

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Green Tea (Teabags) from Teatulia

Style: Green Tea – Region: Bangladesh

53 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 4/5
Feb. 4th, 2014

I like the scent of this tea, both in the tea bag and from the tea itself. Without any sweetener added (my preferred method), the taste was a bit too tanniny, I think. The flavor wasn't exactly bitter, but it wasn't particularly pleasant.

When I added a small bit of sugar to the second steep, this notably improved t...

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Jasmine Green (Formerly Monkey King) from Numi Organic Tea

Style: Jasmine Tea – Region: Hunan, China

67 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Feb. 1st, 2014

This tea had a strong jasmine scent that was very pleasant. The green tea wasn't as distinct of a scent for me, though once I began sipping it was definitely counter-balancing the jasmine. This one tasted a *lot* like flowering teas I've had in the past.

For the second steeping, I added a bit of honey, but found tha...

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Caramel Almond Amaretti from Teavana

Style: Herbal Tea – Region: Blend

77 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Jan. 27th, 2014

I like the flavor, aroma, and color of this tea. (It's bright pink due to the beetroot in it.) It doesn't actually have any tea or herb leaves in it, but I still like it. Its sweetness is nice and subtle -- just enough, so that I don't feel the need to add any sweetener. The apple and beetroot give it a not-quite-fruit...

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Organic Ginger from Traditional Medicinals

Style: Wellness Tea / Medicinal Tea – Region: ?????

47 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 3/5
Jan. 25th, 2014

This tea was disappointing. It didn't have the brightness or pungency that I was expecting, and that I have had in other simple, pure ginger "teas" (the only ingredient in this one was ginger -- no actual tea). Since the "gingery" quality was dull, the lack of any other flavor to compliment it was very notable. There i...

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Lemon Ginger from Yogi Tea

Style: Wellness Tea / Medicinal Tea – Region: Blend

73 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Jan. 25th, 2014

As a fan of both lemon and ginger, I got plenty of those flavors in this tea and enjoyed both. Though I think "medicinal" teas generally oversell their usefulness for addressing specific ailments, I could certainly see how the citrus and spice in this would make you *feel* better if you had the sniffles. Also, when my ...

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Vanilla Bean from Mighty Leaf Tea

Style: Vanilla Black Tea – Region: Blend

47 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 2/5
Jan. 24th, 2014

This tea has, unsurprisingly, a distinctly 'black tea lightly sweetened with vanilla' aroma. (In fact, the only other ingredient listed is "natural flavors".) In general, I like the simplicity of its design. After tasting it, I'm a fan of the vanilla, but I think I may not be a black tea person. I prefer teas that don'...

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Chamomile, Vanilla & Manuka Honey from Pukka

Style: Chamomile Blend – Region: Blend

60 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Jan. 23rd, 2014

This tea is quite nice and has a soothing aroma. It's hard to place whether the scent is vanilla or chamomile, but it's distinctly "one note". To be fair, I've had these tea bags for quite a long time, so perhaps it has gone stale or lost some of its oomf.

I tried the second steep with some sugar added, which gave i...

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Gunpowder Green Tea - Temple of Heaven from Numi Organic Tea

Style: Gunpowder Green Tea – Region: ?????

73 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Jan. 22nd, 2014

A 3 minute or so steep was good for me with this tea, which brewed to an amber color. It reminds me of teas I drank and enjoyed while living in Japan (though this style is actually from China). The smell, pleasantly "grassy", is muted until your face is in the cup, but very nice. It feels, for me, like a tea of nostalg...

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Organic Ginger Pear White Tea from Trader Joe's

Style: Fruit White Tea – Region: Blend

43 / 100 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 3/5
Jan. 21st, 2014

To be fair, it takes me awhile to get through tea and I've had these packets a long time. So perhaps the tea has gone stale. I think I liked it a bit more when I first bought it.

As of now, I'm not detecting any distinct ginger and very little pear. The flavor isn't bad, but is very meh. For my second cup I added ho...

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