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Coffee and Tea Exchange


Web: www.coffeeandtea.com
Last Updated: Sep. 17, 2018

About Coffee and Tea Exchange

The Coffee and Tea Exchange is a coffee roaster and tea company based in Chicago, IL, and founded in 1975. It started as a small store in Lakeview.

The Coffee and Tea Exchange has a large selection of loose-leaf teas which it sells both in its stores and online.

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Browse by region of production: China (2)India (1)Sri Lanka / Ceylon (1)

Browse by style (type or variety); Pure Tea (Camellia sinensis) (4)Black Tea (2)Oolong Tea (2)

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Alex
(45 reviews)
75 / 100
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Kenilworth Ceylon

Style: Black Tea – Region: Sri Lanka / Ceylon
Sep. 18th, 2018

This is what I think of as the stereotypical Ceylon: wiry leaves that brew a cup with a smooth, full body and honey and citrus notes. It's not my favorite type of the (I generally prefer Chinese tea), but this is still good.

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88 / 100

With the most prominent notes being pineapple, cranberry, and lemongrass, this tea is almost like drinking tart fruit juice. I love it because of that, but I can see others disliking it for the same reason. I taste a bit of honey as well. First flush is stereotyped as floral, but I don't get a lot of that here. There a...

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77 / 100

Wuyi Shui Xian

Style: Oolong Tea – Region: Wuyi, Fujian, China
Sep. 18th, 2018

This is a very basic Wuyi oolong, with the deep, roasty flavor you'd expect. There's a caramel sweetness and the aroma has a bit of tobacco. I compared this to Teavivre's Da Hong Pao, and while the Teavivre DHP had a slight fruity note that was lacking here, I thought this compared pretty well otherwise. For $2, it's n...

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72 / 100

Ti Kuan Yin

Style: Tie Guan Yin – Region: Anxi, Fujian, China
Sep. 18th, 2018

Decent dark roast oolong, but nothing special. It had a nutty, caramel flavor that reminded me of Brazilian coffee. Considering it was only $2/ounce, I'd buy some again if I was in Chicago and low on oolongs, but it's not something I'd go out of my way for.

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Ti Kuan Yin

Style:Tie Guan Yin
Region:Anxi, Fujian, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating
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Wuyi Shui Xian

Style:Oolong Tea
Region:Wuyi, Fujian, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating
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Seeyok First Flush Darjeeling

Style:Darjeeling First Flush
Region:Darjeeling, India
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating
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Kenilworth Ceylon

Style:Black Tea
Region:Sri Lanka / Ceylon
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating

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