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Style: White Peony Tea – Region: ?????47 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 2/5 Overall: 5/10
Jan. 17th, 2017
I was not impressed with this one. I'm not sure if it was the low quality of tea though, or if it was simply not very fresh at the store where it was sold. I wish Frontier had more of a mechanism in place for ensuring freshness in the bulk tea kiosks they have in natural food stores, because I sometimes have a proble...Read Full Review
Style: Black Tea – Region: ?????83 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: 8/10
Dec. 21st, 2016
The dry leaf has a pleasant aroma that is much more complex than typical for CTC teas...there are notes of spice that remind me of Christmas as a child.Read Full Review
Produces a very rich and aromatic cup. Before sipping, the aroma suggests sweetness, being creamy and almost candy-like. But upon sipping, pleasantly bitter. Ful...
Style: Chamomile Tea – Region: ?????83 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: 8/10
Dec. 20th, 2016
Wow, the tea bag was exceptionally fresh smelling, with a rich, complex aroma suggestive of high-quality chamomile. The smell is fruity and pleasant, I find it very comforting.Read Full Review
Upon brewing, the tea bag gets a bit mushy or slimy, but besides that, this smells and tastes on the level of a high-quality, loose-leaf ba...
Style: Flavored Black Tea – Region: ?????60 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: 6/10
Dec. 10th, 2016
Another of the teabags I picked up at a wedding recently. Good quality, but not the sort of blend that I'm crazy about.Read Full Review
The tea bag itself smells like dried ginger, I can't smell much tea, and upon brewing, the cup smells similar. The flavor though has a good balance of tea and ginger, but even drinking the cup, g...
Style: Earl Grey Tea – Region: ?????47 / 100 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 1/5 Overall: 5/10
Aug. 30th, 2016
I picked this tea up at a wedding, in a Hilton hotel. It's not widely available here in the US, but I was eager to try it.Read Full Review
This tea bag produced a delightful aroma as I poured water over the cup. After letting the cup steep for five minutes, I was surprised to find the cup had developed a peculiar aroma of artific...
Style: Flavored Pu-erh – Region: ?????67 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: 7/10
Jan. 27th, 2016
I'm not a big fan of Shou Pu-erh, and I think Pu-erh tea bags usually tend to be terrible, but I thought this was a well-executed blend, and I think the ginger blends quite well with the base tea.Read Full Review
The aroma is distinctive. Because it's dried ginger, it reminds me a little more of gingerbread cookies than fresh ginge...
Style: Se Chung Oolong – Region: ?????47 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 1/5 Overall: 5/10
Dec. 7th, 2015
A mediocre tea, disappointing among Se Chung oolongs, a fairly broad group of oolongs that I tend to enjoy a lot.Read Full Review
Dry leaf looks unusual for Se Chung oolongs, the leaves are mostly in long, twisted shapes like Wuyi oolongs, unlike the tightly-rolled shapes of Tie Guan Yin and other Anxi oolongs. The leaf is fairly ...
Style: Sencha – Region: ?????53 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: 5/10
Jan. 15th, 2015
Not the most exciting sencha, but not the worst either. Dry leaf consists of big, intact pieces of leaf, a fairly rich green color, looks a little more like bancha than some sencha though. The leaf is not very aromatic, and this doesn't change much when the tea is steeped.Read Full Review
Produces a cup that is quite weak for a s...
Style: Jasmine Tea – Region: ?????93 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5 Overall: 9/10
Nov. 22nd, 2014
Another sample from Velvet Sky Bakery in Jenkintown. Wow wow wow, I wasn't prepared to get blown away but I was.Read Full Review
Aroma of the dry leaf, which is quite beautifully formed, is intensely of jasmine, perfumey, and typical for jasmine tea. But it's not until I brew it that this tea shows its true colors.
Style: Hibiscus Tea – Region: ?????53 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: 5/10
Nov. 13th, 2014
This blend is mostly hibiscus and tastes a lot like straight hibiscus tea; it's a pretty high-quality example of this, for a tea bag. Thanks Brytta for sharing this sample!Read Full Review
Brews up an intense red color, very clear too (I drank this in a glass teacup, and it was nice to see).
A surprising amount of complexity in...
Style: Green Tea – Region: ?????50 / 100 Aroma: 3/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: 5/10
Nov. 5th, 2014
Thanks Brytta for this one! A flat tea bag, filled with broken-leaf tea. I wasn't expecting much, but I was pleasantly surprised.Read Full Review
The aroma is pretty flat, but there are some hints of cinnamon, and some light herbaceous notes. Flavor is clean and crisp, a light bitterness, and not much sweetness or sourness. The...
Style: Mint Tea – Region: ?????70 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: 7/10
Oct. 26th, 2014
Served with the outstanding, high-quality breakfast at the Hotel Alt-Görlitz in Görlitz, Germany.Read Full Review
Although this is labelled just Peppermint (both in German and English), close reading of the ingredient list betrays that the it's a mint blend: the main ingredient is spearmint and peppermint is the second ingredient...
Style: Jasmine Tea – Region: ?????50 / 100 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 2/5 Overall: 5/10
Jul. 27th, 2014
A small, paper tea bag with finely-broken leaf.Read Full Review
Brewed carefully, steeped only 1 minute with about 160-170F water. Produced a strongly aromatic cup, mostly jasmine. The jasmine fragrance smelle a bit unnatural.
Fairly bold, but smooth flavor. Little harshness or bitterness, but very full-bodied. Enjoyable to ...
Style: Chamomile Tea – Region: ?????70 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5 Overall: 5/10
Jul. 16th, 2014
Served at my friend Fairleigh's house--thank you! This was surprisingly good, for a dollar store brand of tea bags. (You can buy this brand in dollar stores, typically for $1 a box.)Read Full Review
Brews up a relatively clear cup. Aroma was fruity and fresh, cup was quite flavorful, and lacked the bitter aftertaste that most ch...
Style: English Breakfast – Region: ?????50 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 2/5 Overall: 5/10
Jun. 21st, 2014
I was surprised to find this tea tasted completely different from the caffeinated version of Twinings English Breakfast. The caffeinated tea, I found bland and uninteresting.Read Full Review
This wasn't exactly the most flavorful tea. I brewed with boiling water and steeped for three minutes. Flavor is muted, but the aroma has p...
Style: Flavored Oolong – Region: ?????43 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 2/5 Overall: 4/10
May. 24th, 2014
The tea bag has an interesting smell that reminds me of the inside of a used furniture store...like the smell of old upholstery with a hint of potpourri.Read Full Review
Upon brewing, a little muddled smelling and tasting. The flavoring is subtle, not overwhelming, and seems to blend well with the base tea. My problem is that the...
Style: Green Tea – Region: ?????37 / 100 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 1/5 Overall: 4/10
May. 21st, 2014
Yesterday I tried the Organic Green Tea from Trader Joe's and I thought it was terrible, and poured it out. I was expecting this tea to be even worse, as it's decaf, and was completely floored to find that I actually liked it better.Read Full Review
I noticed as soon as I took out the tea bag that it was more aromatic...I could ac...
Style: Green Tea – Region: ?????30 / 100 Aroma: 3/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 1/5 Overall: 3/10
May. 20th, 2014
I thought this was pretty terrible. Steeped for 3 minutes with 180F degree water.Read Full Review
Cup is almost aroma-less...reminds me a little bit of Bigelow's Green Tea, but I thought less enjoyable. Tastes a lot like some decaf tea...flat. There's some herbaceous quality in the aroma, like celery, a faint honey-like finish, ...
Style: Gunpowder Green Tea – Region: ?????70 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: 8/10
Apr. 8th, 2014
The only gunpowder tea I have ever had in a tea bag, and was among the better examples of gunpowder tea that I've tried, competing even against a lot of loose leaf (much better than the generic boxed stuff sold cheaply in most Chinatowns and Asian markets). Served in the little cafe in the middle of Franklin and Marsh...Read Full Review
Style: Genmaicha – Region: ?????73 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: 7/10
Apr. 5th, 2014
An above-average genmaicha, with a bolder green tea presence and less rice. The base tea is smooth, fruity, and less vegetal than typical for Japanese green teas.Read Full Review
The dry tea bag, which is a flat paper bag filled with relatively intact whole leaf tea, didn't smell great, but as soon as I poured water over it, a ver...
Style: Chai / Spiced Tea – Region: ?????80 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: 8/10
Mar. 28th, 2014
Like most of Tazo's teas, I think this improved greatly in the change to the full leaf version. But I don't think it's just the quality of ingredients, I think the blend of spices has changed considerably.Read Full Review
The old, flat tea bag was dominated by clove, and although it wasn't too heavy on the cinnamon, it was also to...
Style: Herbal Tea – Region: ?????67 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: 6/10
Mar. 7th, 2014
Very strong tasting, and completely dominated by the ginger. Brews up a hazy yellow color, with lots of dust sinking to the bottom.Read Full Review
Peppery, even fiery. The lemon has only a very subtle presence, most evident in the aftertaste. The tulsi is also backgrounded, but is more noticeable than the lemon, especially if I...
Style: Silver Needle – Region: ?????63 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: 7/10
Feb. 12th, 2014
To be fair, I'm not a huge fan of silver needle white tea, so this wasn't among my all-time favorite teas, but but I thought this was a good example of this style, and very enjoyable to drink. Served in Velvet Sky Bakery in Jenkintown--an ongoing thank-you to Velvet Sky for ordering numerous small samples to allow me ...Read Full Review
Style: Herbal Tea – Region: ?????67 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: 6/10
Jan. 16th, 2014
Thanks to Jenna for providing me with this sample!Read Full Review
The tea bag is wonderfully aromatic, smelling strongly of rose, almost intoxicating (even before brewing) and suggestive of sweetness.
Although this blend contains Stevia, thankfully it's only a dash...I only notice minimal sweetness. I notice there are a lot of...
Style: Chai / Spiced Tea – Region: ?????70 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: 7/10
Jan. 9th, 2014
A creamy chai, light bodied yet with a slight tannic kick.Read Full Review
Sample at the Philadelphia Coffee and Tea Festival...I've taken very long to post my reviews.
This was the first tea I sampled from Chai Diaries, and it impressed me and made me eager to try more from this new company. The vanilla is just enough to impar...
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