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Chai (Organic Tazo Chai) from Tazo Tea

Style: Chai / Spiced Tea – Region: Assam, India

77 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: /10
Nov. 10th, 2015

As others have noted, clove and pepper come through in this tea. Cinnamon and other flavors are subtle. I added sugar and milk and really liked it. In short, as a bagged tea this one is pretty solid.

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Darjeeling from Two Leaves Tea

Style: Darjeeling Black Tea – Region: Darjeeling, India

77 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 2/5 Overall: /10
Jun. 9th, 2015

In my opinion, among the best offerings by Two Leaves Tea. This is a very well done Darjeeling. A bit pricy for bagged tea, but worth it when you're in the mood to splurge. It doesn't need a long steep, either. Mmmmmm. It's really hitting the spot tonight.

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Masala Chai from Bare Tea

Style: Chai / Spiced Tea – Region: India

70 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: /10
Dec. 13th, 2014

I quite enjoyed this tea. The most notable spice in the smell and flavor is cardamom, but it isn't overpowering. I can also detect the undertones of apple that Alex mentioned.

For me, this tea worked both straight and with milk. Not my all time favorite, but a decent chai. Works well with food, too. Though progressi...

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Organic Darjeeling (Makaibari Estate) from Bare Tea

Style: Darjeeling Black Tea – Region: Darjeeling, India

73 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: /10
Dec. 11th, 2014

Quite a nice Darjeeling. It isn't as complex or raisin-like as some others, but it certainly fits in with the better-than-most-black-teas-by-a-lot crowd. Like other Darjeelings, it strikes me as a better version of Southern tea than actual Southern teas. For me, this makes an excellent everyday drinking tea. Not only i...

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Golden Chai™ - Spiced Assam Black Tea from Numi Organic Tea

Style: Chai / Spiced Tea – Region: Assam, India

70 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: /10
Nov. 20th, 2014

Interesting tea. The spice combination isn't my favorite, but it isn't bad. I think the cardamom is a little too strong relative to the other flavors. I definitely think this is one to drink with milk, in which case it could be exactly what you're craving when the mood strikes you. The black tea works well and isn't at...

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Original Tulsi Tea from Organic India

Style: Tulsi / Holy Basil Tea – Region: India

70 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: /10
Oct. 23rd, 2014

The best word for this tea is comforting. It's a nice tea for winding down. I wasn't blown away with the herbaceous flavor, but for a bagged tea I felt it was pretty impressive. I can easily get two good cups out of a bag.

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Assam from Two Leaves Tea

Style: Assam – Region: Assam, India

60 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 2/5 Overall: /10
Oct. 5th, 2014

Not bad for a black tea. Detected a little bitterness in the finish, but it wasn't off putting. Also smelled and tasted subtly raisin-like. Not bad, but not outstanding and not my personal favorite style of tea--especially given that it's rather pricey.

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Mtn High Chai from Two Leaves Tea

Style: Chai / Spiced Tea – Region: Assam, India

57 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 2/5 Overall: /10
Sep. 29th, 2014

Based on the deliciously spicy dry aroma I was very excited to try this tea. Unfortunately, the flavor was much more flat, weak, and less interesting. How unfortunate.

On the plus side, it makes for a solid latte. So if you like your tea with milk and perhaps a bit of sugar, this may well be a favorite cup for you. ...

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Casablanca Twist from Adagio Teas

Style: Green Tea with Mint – Region: Darjeeling, India

47 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: /10
Sep. 26th, 2014

If I didn't know better, I'd have thought this was a chamomile, not a Darjeeling. The mint was fine, if you like mint, but overall I just wasn't impressed.

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Singbulli, Darjeeling Black Tea, First Flush 2014 from Happy Earth Tea

Style: Darjeeling First Flush – Region: Darjeeling, India

73 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: /10
Sep. 23rd, 2014

Very smooth, fresh tea. I definitely like the lighter, non-bitter taste of Darjeelings compared against regular black teas. The first cup of this one was particularly good, while the second one was slightly weaker in flavor. Still, I enjoyed the very lightly floral taste, which contributed a pleasant complexity to the ...

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Puttabong, Darjeeling First Flush 2014. from Happy Earth Tea

Style: Darjeeling First Flush – Region: Darjeeling, India

77 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: /10
Sep. 17th, 2014

Despite leaving the leaves to brew a little longer than I originally intended (meant to brew for 3 minutes, but ended up closer to 5), this is a very smooth tea. I brewed it at 180 °F. This would make a very good general purpose, share it with friends sort of tea. There's no bitterness, I like the almost-floral aroma,...

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Holy Basil, Krishna (Tulsi) from Mountain Rose Herbs

Style: Tulsi / Holy Basil Tea – Region: India

67 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: /10
Aug. 17th, 2014

A solid holy basil tea. Has the distinct basil flavor (though I've only tried one other so far), but with a hint of pepperiness. Definitely savory, not bitter. If you like a nice, smooth holy basil as a drink, this one is quite good. I do wish the taste was more robust, though, as it's relatively light--especially by t...

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Arya Ruby, Darjeeling First Flush 2014 from Happy Earth Tea

Style: Darjeeling First Flush – Region: Darjeeling, India

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

Very interesting tea! It's only my second Darjeeling and, so far, I think this will be my preferred style of black tea. It doesn't have the bitterness of most black teas, and this one has a light raisin-like flavor that works quite well with the delicately savory body of the tea. The aroma smells lightly of a licorice-...

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Darjeeling Makaibari from The Tea Lab

Style: Darjeeling Black Tea – Region: Darjeeling, India

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

My first Darjeeling, and quite good! I can't detect much (if any) of the bitterness I associate with black teas. It tastes like a *good quality* version of the tea used for sweet iced tea (and unsweetened tea) in the southern U.S. If I wanted to serve tea at a summer social gathering, I could imagine brewing up a stron...

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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 Overall: /10
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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