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Style: Black Tea – Region: Colombia99 / 100 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
Mar. 21st, 2017
This tea is incredible! Thank you to Simpson & Vail for sending it to me as a sample. I was recently very wowed by a Colombian black tea sold by Harney & Sons, and I was eager to try this one. It is very similar, but I think even better. I suspect this is probably a higher-grade tea from the same tea garden.Read Full Review
Style: Black Tea – Region: Blend86 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
Mar. 20th, 2017
One of the best black tea blends I've tried that hasn't been in a more specific style. Enigmatic, this tea constantly defied description. I also found it versatile, able to take on different characters based on how I brewed it.Read Full Review
The dry leaf of this is potently aromatic and commands my attention, spicy with strong ...
Style: Black Tea – Region: Blend50 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 2/5
Mar. 17th, 2017
Served at a Dunkin Donuts. I can't help but wonder how much this tea is limited by the fact that it's served in a paper cup; I can smell the cup, it imparts a cardboardy aroma that noticeably diminishes the enjoyment of the tea. Perhaps I'll come back with my own mug next time.Read Full Review
I remember what the old Dunkin Donut...
Style: Assam – Region: Assam, India81 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Mar. 16th, 2017
A fruitier, tangier Assam that was an interesting change of pace. Not quite as hearty or satisfying as some, but enjoyable.Read Full Review
The dry leaf of this has a rich aroma that reminds me of my mom and grandma making black currant and raspberry jam in late summer. There are also malty notes, but the cooked fruit / jam aroma...
Style: Irish Breakfast – Region: Assam, India79 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
Mar. 13th, 2017
One of the best Irish Breakfast blends I've tried.Read Full Review
The dry leaf is richly aromatic, smelling sweet, initially surprisingly fruit and then very malty.
Produces a rich, dark cup that is exactly what I'd expect from this type of tea. Strong but balanced. I found this had a slightly more fresh aroma and cooling qua...
Style: English Breakfast – Region: ?????39 / 100 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 1/5 Value: 2/5
Mar. 10th, 2017
This was pretty bad. I'd take it over Lipton, but that's not saying much. I like to try low-end teas now and then so that I'm truly aware of the full range of tea on the market, and this was certainly a low-end tea.Read Full Review
This is one product that I honestly had no idea what to expect when I approached it. On the one ha...
Style: White Tea – Region: Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka89 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Mar. 8th, 2017
I am normally not a huge fan of tippy, lighter-colored white teas like this, but I thought this was pretty exceptional and was one of my favorite lighter white teas that I've ever tried. It isn't exactly a silver needle, but I compared it as one, it would be the second-favorite one I've ever tried.Read Full Review
The dry leaf is ...
Style: Black and White Blend – Region: Matara, Sri Lanka78 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 2/5
Feb. 23rd, 2017
I was genuinely surprised at how well this blend worked. I was also surprised at how much the overall character was like a white tea, in spite of there being more black tea and the leaf itself looking very dark.Read Full Review
Black and white tea blends are such a strange idea, and so hard to execute, and Teakruthi's teas have be...
Style: Ceylon Black Tea – Region: Sri Lanka / Ceylon88 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Feb. 17th, 2017
One of the most aromatic teas yet from Teakruthi, this tea had a beautiful fragrance, light and fresh, suggesting malt. The leaf is also very pretty, with silvery tips mixed in against a mostly-dark background. I got excited when I opened the bag and saw and smelled the leaf!Read Full Review
Upon brewing the aroma gets much more ...
Style: Ceylon Black Tea – Region: Matale, Sri Lanka (Dimbula)88 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Feb. 14th, 2017
A light and elegant tea that I'd drink for a quiet break. Oolong-like.Read Full Review
The beautiful and wiry dry leaf has the remarkable aroma of mint candy, creamy and suggesting of sweetness, not a smell I've ever encountered in a pure tea before.
Brews up a cup that is surprisingly subdued. Clean and light, but only a subt...
Style: Ceylon Black Tea – Region: Matale, Sri Lanka (Dimbula)91 / 100 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Feb. 10th, 2017
This is one of those transcendental black teas that somehow manages to be both warming and cooling in the same sip. Eminently satisfying!Read Full Review
All of Teakruthi's teas have been aromatic, but none explosively so until this one. I opened the bag and there was this burst of fragrance...first a sweet one that was hard to d...
Style: Green Tea – Region: Uva, Sri Lanka73 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 2/5
Feb. 6th, 2017
I reacted to this very similarly to how I did to Teakruthi's other green tea, the Green Valley. I thought it tasted like a good but inexpensive Chinese green tea, and as such I'd be unlikely to buy it because it was so expensive. It didn't stand out and especially did not seem on the level of Chinese teas in this pr...Read Full Review
Style: Ceylon Black Tea – Region: Kandy, Sri Lanka80 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Feb. 2nd, 2017
I very much like this tea, it is one of my favorite "base" or "default" Ceylons that is sold by any major tea company.Read Full Review
Before steeping, the leaf is aromatic and has a pleasant malty aroma, like an Assam but less fruity.
Flavor is crisp. The cup is very aromatic, mostly malty but with light roasty/toasty notes. ...
Style: White Tea – Region: Taiwan / Formosa80 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Feb. 2nd, 2017
Wow, this is probably the least-processed tea I have ever seen; it looks like you just plucked leaves and buds right off a tea bush and dried them and popped them in a bag.Read Full Review
The dry leaf has a pleasant smell; it smells a little bit like generic dried leaves from the garden, but there's also a pleasant floral scent mo...
Style: Ceylon Black Tea – Region: Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka77 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Jan. 31st, 2017
This was remarkable, it was like a smoother rendition of a Darjeeling first flush. I found it hard to brew but once I figured it out, it was exquisite. The main downside I found about it, like some Darjeelings, I wasn't crazy about how I felt after drinking it.Read Full Review
Dry leaf smells fresh, bright, fruity, and suggests s...
Style: Sencha – Region: Sri Lanka / Ceylon50 / 100 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 2/5
Jan. 30th, 2017
The last of the Basilur teas I picked up at a friend's wedding, and unfortunately, one of the least satisfying.Read Full Review
The tea bag didn't smell great, but upon brewing I was surprised by a more pleasing aroma. Like other lower-quality senchas I've tried, and somewhat like bancha, this one had a distinct corn aroma.
Style: Assam – Region: Assam, India73 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Jan. 29th, 2017
A solid-quality CTC Assam that would make a good breakfast tea.Read Full Review
My roommate purchased this at a local Indian store. The date on the package shows it was packed last May, and we just opened the package the other day, so I know I was trying this tea while still very fresh. My rooomate enjoys this with almond milk an...
Style: English Breakfast – Region: ?????57 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Jan. 26th, 2017
A humble English Breakfast tea bag, above average for a flat tea bag, pleasantly smooth and drinkable.Read Full Review
This brand has an almost legendary status on our website...not that a lot of people review it, almost none do, but that we get a ton of messages through our contact form, of people asking where you can buy it. And...
Style: Oolong Tea – Region: Matara, Sri Lanka81 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Jan. 25th, 2017
I've reviewed over a hundred oolongs, and tried several oolongs from "unusual" places, i.e. countries that are not known for making oolong, including India, Kenya, Japan, and Nepal, but this is the first one I've tried from Sri Lanka.Read Full Review
It was very strange, and I'm glad I tried it, but it's the sort of tea I would hav...
Style: Ceylon Black Tea – Region: Matara, Sri Lanka92 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
Jan. 20th, 2017
An exceptional CTC tea, the best I've ever had, and as complex as many hand-processed, whole-leaf teas. This one really surprised me.Read Full Review
The dry leaf is unusually aromatic for a CTC tea. The aroma is toasty and with a strong maltiness, more like rye than other grain.
The brewed cup smells intensely aromatic, and j...
Style: White Peony Tea – Region: ?????47 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 2/5
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: Dragon Well Tea – Region: China67 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 2/5
Jan. 17th, 2017
I was eager to try this because it was the only pure green tea in tea bags sold by Mighty Leaf, other than their hojicha which is roasted and does not taste at all like a green tea.Read Full Review
I wasn't crazy about this tea; if I had to divide all dragon wells into "good dragonwell" vs. "bad dragonwell" this one almost falls be...
Style: Green Tea – Region: Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka70 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 2/5
Jan. 17th, 2017
I enjoyed this tea but thought it the most overpriced of Teakruthi's offerings so far.Read Full Review
Dry leaf smells quite good, like a Chinese tea, a little vegetal and slightly floral, suggesting of a slight edge. It reminds me of chun mee both in smell and appearance, but is more vegetal.
I like this tea but it can get ove...
Style: Ceylon Black Tea – Region: Matara, Sri Lanka88 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 3/5
Jan. 12th, 2017
The dry leaf of this consists of big, dark, coarse looking leaves that are slightly curled. There is a mild toasty and chocolatey aroma. The leaf takes up a lot of space, and you need to use quite a lot by volume to get a strong enough cup.Read Full Review
Upon brewing, the aroma is distinct, different from other teas I've tried,...
Style: White Tea – Region: Fuding, Fujian, China73 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Jan. 9th, 2017
I tried this together with Upton's ZW42. I actually liked this one a lot, and not the other.Read Full Review
Brews up a dark, full-bodied cup that, like the other compressed white tea cake, is rather bitter. I find the bitterness more blunt though, whereas ZW42 has a sharp bitterness.
The aroma is strange and hard to describe....
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