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Avaata Supreme Nilgiri Green Tea First Flush (Organic) from Golden Tips

Style: Green Tea – Region: Nilgiri, India

87 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: /10
Apr. 9th, 2015

Magnificent! Not quite what I would expect form green tea; definitely thought is was more reminiscent of high quality green oolongs.

I couldn't get enough of the vegetal flavor and buttery soupy texture. This was a thick tea, and practically a meal in itself.

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Red-Tailed Hawk from Andrews & Dunham Damn Fine Teas

Style: Black Tea – Region: India

77 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: /10
Dec. 25th, 2014

First off, I need to comment on the red-tail description at Andrew & Dunham's website - love the sense of humor guys! I don't think I'll be hugging a red-tail hawk anytime soon...

Normally I'm not a fan of blended tea, so I was surprised to like this one so much. I especially love the richness of the tea and that ...

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Assam SFTGBOP Tonga Second Flush from TeaGschwendner

Style: Assam – Region: Assam, India

67 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: /10
Nov. 1st, 2014

I'm having mixed feelings about this tea. Initially the smell was amazing, the dry leaf had a complex and spicy aroma. I wasn't as excited about the smell of the tea once it was brewed, the smell lost all of it's spice tones and reminded me of most basic black teas. The taste was pretty basic as well and also remind...

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Ostfriesische Teemischung Broken from Eilles

Style: Ostfriesen Tea (East Frisian Tea) – Region: Assam, India

77 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: /10
Oct. 18th, 2014

This tea was great! I loved how roasty it was and how it didn't have a bitter taste to it. This was a good tea for my first German tea experience. Yum. :)

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Organic Himalayan Peak Darjeeling from Mighty Leaf Tea

Style: Darjeeling Black Tea – Region: Darjeeling, India

73 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: /10
Oct. 5th, 2014

This was a good Darjeeling. Subtly flavored with no bitterness. I thought this was a high quality tea for being bagged. The price was typical for a cafe, I've heard that boxes of this tea can be pricey.

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Rose Petals from Shanti Tea

Style: Herbal Tea – Region: India

87 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: /10
Sep. 18th, 2014

This was my first rose petal tea, so I wasn't quite sure what to expect.

The dried flower petals had a nice perfume scent, which I enjoyed because I'm really big on flowery teas. I can imagine that the floral scent wouldn't be for everyone.

The taste was smooth, mild, and pleasant. Nothing bitter about it.

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

Style: Darjeeling First Flush – Region: Darjeeling, India

87 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: /10
May. 22nd, 2014

This tea took me back to summers spent sitting out at my parent's house on the deck... I've never experienced a tea smelling so summery and think it was because of its lemon and flower tones. I really could have spent most of my night holding the cup in my hand and taking occasional wiffs! Mmm... smells are one of my...

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Chai (Organic Tazo Chai) from Tazo Tea

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

70 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: /10
Jan. 17th, 2014

This tea was decent. I enjoyed its nice cinnamon flavor and smell. It wasn't too strong because I brewed it for a short time. I prefer my spicey teas to be subtle! I assume the longer suggested brew time would yield a stronger tea.

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Temi SFTGFOP1 First Flush Black Tea from Republic of Tea

Style: Black Tea – Region: Sikkim, India

73 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: /10
Aug. 19th, 2013

I'm happy to say that this was the first tea I've tried from Sikkim, India -- simple and dark, I thought this tea was quite tasty. I didn't notice fruity or floral tones, it was a little astringent.

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Puttabong (Organic, Darjeeling First Flush 2013) from Happy Earth Tea

Style: Darjeeling First Flush – Region: Darjeeling, India

77 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: /10
Aug. 19th, 2013

I thought this tea was really good, it was definitely higher quality than most Darjeelings I've had. The description fits it to a 'T' minus the malty taste -- mellow and sweet. I liked it overall and thought it was much better than other teas I've had... while I didn't have an initial "wow" moment because of personal ...

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Organic Irish Breakfast Black Tea from Wegmans

Style: Irish Breakfast – Region: India

67 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: /10
May. 1st, 2013

I thought this tea was good, but I was expecting it to be a little stronger since it's Irish Breakfast. Surprisingly, if you are looking for a strong brew of tea from Wegmans, I'd recommend the Organic Assam over this.

This tea had a subtle roasted taste, with a bit of a nutty flavor, and it had a smooth pleasing t...

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Assam Organic Tea from Wegmans

Style: Assam – Region: India

67 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: /10
Apr. 29th, 2013

The flavor of this tea was a bit smokey and burnt for my taste, but I liked the tea overall. I was especially impressed at how strong the tea was from a small amount of leaf. The price was also extremely reasonable.

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Barooti Assam from Ahmad Tea

Style: Assam – Region: Assam, India

77 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: /10
Mar. 24th, 2013

I was really impressed by the strength of this tea, especially since I was craving a coffee and given this as a substitute (no coffee on hand today!). While it wasn't as meaty as coffee, I found the brew to have a strong dark flavor that was nearly just as good. As usual, I'm equally impressed by the reasonable price...

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Nilgiri Select Black Tea from Wegmans

Style: Black Tea – Region: Nilgiri, India

70 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: /10
Mar. 21st, 2013

I thought this tea was pretty good, it wasn't terribly outstanding, but it satisfied my craving for a basic black, and the price seemed reasonable. With the combined price and quality, I feel like this tea could compete and overthrow my regular bagged blacks any day. I would buy it again if there were a Wegmans close...

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Organic Masala Chai Black Tea from Wegmans

Style: Chai / Spiced Tea – Region: India

77 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: /10
Mar. 21st, 2013

I thought that this tea had a really nice aroma to its dried leaf, which had strong spicy tones. The brew wasn't as fragrant, but I still enjoyed its taste. This tea wasn't anything spectacular, but it wasn't all bad. I thought it could have had a stronger flavor, which the dried leaf suggested. The price seemed reas...

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Makaibari Estate Green Tea from Arbor Teas

Style: Green Tea – Region: Darjeeling, India

50 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: /10
Feb. 26th, 2013

I wasn't impressed with this tea and found it quite bitter, which was a bit disappointing since I like so many other teas by Arbor Teas! I don't have any complaints about their pricing or the scent of the tea, which was average, but I didn't like the taste at all. After finding the flavor to be too sour and strong on...

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Assam TGFOP Black Tea from Arbor Teas

Style: Assam – Region: Assam, India

80 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: /10
Feb. 2nd, 2013

This has to be one of the best black teas that I've had so far! The tea has a smokey smell and the flavor is rich and complex, much more so than an average black tea - I look forward to having it again soon :)

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Kalami Assam Indian Tea from Ahmad Tea

Style: Assam – Region: Assam, India

73 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 5/5 Overall: /10
Oct. 8th, 2012

I really liked this tea - for its price it is really a steal! I was suprised to find out that this tea is less expensive than Lipton, it definitely gives you more - I would definitely choose this as a staple basic tea to have around the house.

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Tulsi (Holy Basil) from Shanti Tea

Style: Tulsi / Holy Basil Tea – Region: India

80 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: /10
Aug. 2nd, 2012

I've been drinking this tea for the past two days, and really like it. It has a nice, light, spicy aroma, and a equally light and pleasant flavor. I thought this tea was refreshing and agree that it feels uplifting as well. I will definitely be drinking this again!

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Mtn High Chai from Two Leaves Tea

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

67 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: /10
Jul. 10th, 2012

I really liked the smell of this tea, the spices were strong, especially the cloves. Unfortunately, the taste didn't match. I thought the tea itself was flavorless in comparison to it's rich aroma.

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Darjeeling Tea from Frontier

Style: Darjeeling Black Tea – Region: Darjeeling, India

67 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: /10
Jun. 25th, 2012

I really enjoyed the smell of the dry leaf of this tea, although any aroma was lost after brewing. I thought the flavor was good and I didn't think it was as bitter as other brands I've had, such as Two Leaves and A Bud. I'm also a big fan of this tea being organic and fair trade.

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Assam from Two Leaves Tea

Style: Assam – Region: Assam, India

67 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: /10
Apr. 30th, 2012

I had this tea with my breakfast and was pretty happy with it. I thought it was mild and smooth, and I liked that it didn't leave a bitter taste in my mouth.

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Organic South Indian Select Tea from Novus Tea

Style: Black Tea – Region: India

57 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 2/5 Overall: /10
Apr. 4th, 2012

I thought this tea was good, but slightly overpriced. To me this tea had a full flavor with a light aroma.

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Singbulli Darjeeling DJ41 from Harney and Sons

Style: Darjeeling First Flush – Region: Darjeeling, India

70 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: /10
Apr. 1st, 2012

While I believe this tea to be slightly overpriced, I was impressed by how strong the tea was based off of the amount of leaf used. For the amount spent on a small box it's possible to brew a good amount of tea, so you get more for you dollar.

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Original Tulsi Tea from Organic India

Style: Tulsi / Holy Basil Tea – Region: India

77 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: /10
Mar. 20th, 2012

I just had my first cup of this tulsi and was pleased by it's flavor, texture, and aroma!

Overall I thought it was sweet and light, making it enjoyable to sip and relax with. To me, the scent was slightly floral and the taste smooth and pleasing. The aftertaste was sweet at first, adopting a tolerably faint bittern...

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