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Earl Grey Decaffeinated from Twinings

Style: Earl Grey Tea – Region: ?????

33 / 100 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 1/5
May. 20th, 2010

Exceptionally lemony and citrusy for an Earl Grey...there's only a weak suggestion of the usual bergamot aroma. The aroma is more like candied lemon than Earl Grey tea, and it has an artificial quality to it. The black tea presence is entirely unremarkable...although this tea brews a dark color, there is little other...

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Vanilla Black Tea from Twinings

Style: Vanilla Black Tea – Region: Blend

30 / 100 Aroma: 2/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 1/5
May. 19th, 2010

I disliked this tea...the vanilla aroma is fairly strong but has an artificial quality to it. It also doesn't blend well with the black tea. Admittedly, vanilla-flavored tea is not one of my favorites, but when well executed, it is creamy and smooth and yet having some depth. This one just comes across as vanilla pu...

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Pomegranate Delight Black Tea from Twinings

Style: Fruit Black Tea – Region: ?????

43 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 2/5
May. 6th, 2010

Unremarkable base black tea in this blend...not very aromatic. Fruity aroma is natural and pleasant, however...fairly strong but not overwhelming. Flavor is mostly sour...not so much that it's too sour but that there isn't really anything other than sourness in the flavor.

I found this tea to be disappointing. A ...

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Green Tea with Jasmine Tea Bags from Harrisons and Crosfield

Style: Jasmine Tea – Region: Blend

50 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
May. 5th, 2010

I brewed this with water that had cooled down considerably from boiling, but I'm not sure of the exact temperature. Aroma was very floral but not only in a jasmine way, I had the sense that the tea had a floral aspect as well. The jasmine, too, was particularly strong and smooth on this. The base tea actually had so...

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India Breakfast Tulsi Tea from Organic India

Style: Flavored Black Tea – Region: India

70 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Apr. 29th, 2010

This tea is smooth and balanced and the way it makes you feel is smooth and balanced as well. It's a bit like a masal chai/spiced tea since the tulsi imparts clove and other spicy aromas. The tulsi is strong enough that I can't really say all that much about the quality of the tea, but whatever tea is used blends wel...

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Chai (formerly Indian Spiced Chai) from Twinings

Style: Chai / Spiced Tea – Region: ?????

43 / 100 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 2/5
Apr. 28th, 2010

The package recommends to brew for 4-6 minutes...I brewed for four. The black tea in this teabag was exceptionally weak--the cup was a clear reddish color, and I brewed with only about 6oz. of water. However, the lack of a bold black tea presence was made up for by a strong aroma of spice.

There are different spic...

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Constant Comment® from Bigelow Tea

Style: Flavored Black Tea – Region: ?????

57 / 100 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Apr. 25th, 2010

In my opinion this is the best among Bigelow's flavored teas, although my favorite from Bigelow is one of their herbals--sweet dreams.

It's funny, I tend not to like orange spice teas, but I like this one. It's balanced: none of the aromas overpower the others. There's a nice amount of strength and bitterness, but...

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Jasmine Mao Feng from Upton Tea Imports

Style: Jasmine Tea – Region: China

47 / 100 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 2/5
Apr. 20th, 2010

Very strongly aromatic...aroma is sweet, very floral but less perfumey than some Jasmines. There's almost a hint of wintergreen in the aroma. It's also fairly vegetal and a bit fishy. The aroma strikes me as a bit strange and has some unpleasant characteristics to it.

Very smooth flavor, sweet, with absolutely no...

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Earl Grey Tea Bags from Taylors of Harrogate

Style: Earl Grey Tea – Region: Blend

63 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Apr. 18th, 2010

This is among the better Earl Greys I've had from a tea bag. Strong, very bitter, but not too tannic (especially if you use a briefer brewing). The bold bergamot presence is balanced by an aromatic black tea. I would not call this tea "light and elegant"--I think this is a stronger tea (but I used one teabag for cup...

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Vanilla Chai Tea - Black Tea - Decaffeinated from Good Earth Teas

Style: Vanilla Chai – Region: Blend

37 / 100 Aroma: 2/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 2/5
Apr. 16th, 2010

Aroma is initially mostly of cinnamon...but upon drinking the tea, an overly artificial vanilla presence kicks in.

The best thing about this tea is that it has a bold black tea presence and, given that it's in a teabag and is decaffeinated, I was surprised at the strength and quality of the black tea. The flavor of...

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China White Citrus from Allegro

Style: Flavored White Tea – Region: Blend

57 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Apr. 15th, 2010

This tea has the characteristic qualities of lemon myrtle dominating the aroma...even though tea is the main ingredient, the tea presence is notably weaker. The cup is light in color and slightly opaque. There's a fair amount of astringency.

Interesting, and drinkable, but I would prefer a bolder presence of white...

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Zen Filterbags from Tazo Tea

Style: Flavored Green Tea – Region: ?????

43 / 100 Aroma: 3/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Apr. 12th, 2010

Flat, dry aroma, mostly of straw and leaf...little fruity lemon aroma and more of the muted straw-like quality of the lemongrass. Very bitter. Crisp but without being fresh or cooling as I had hoped from this tea. I also found the tea to be weak in aroma.

This was disappointing, both on its own and relative to wh...

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China Jasmine Green Tea from Foojoy

Style: Jasmine Tea – Region: China

57 / 100 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
Apr. 3rd, 2010

Weak Jasmine aroma, even relative to other teabag Jasmine teas. Flavor is sweet, gentle, with almost no bitterness and with only a hint of sourness. Aroma is honeylike, like a pouchong, but weak and not terribly interesting.

This tea scalds very easily if brewed with water that is too hot. Be sure to use water we...

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Oasis from Tea Forte

Style: Flavored Green Tea – Region: Blend

53 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 2/5
Apr. 1st, 2010

Fairly bitter; almost tastes like it contains lemongrass but it's not listed on the ingredient list. Not floral, in spite of the flowers--the marigold imparts a warm but somewhat heavy quality. Citrusy, but in a slightly harsh, citronella-like way rather than a fruity way. Pleasantly astringent.

More than a bit m...

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Osmanthus Oolong Se Chung from Upton Tea Imports

Style: Osmanthus Tea – Region: China

93 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
Mar. 29th, 2010

I love this tea. Se Chung is absolutely my favorite style of oolong, and my favorite Se Chung is Upton's ZO10, so I was eagerly anticipating this one, and I was pleased to find a rich, complex tea that added a completely new element to the mix. I can't say whether I prefer this or the unscented tea more. They're ver...

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Decaf Lotus Blossom Green (Lotus) from Tazo Tea

Style: Flavored Green Tea – Region: ?????

50 / 100 Aroma: 3/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 3/5
Mar. 25th, 2010

Brews a dark golden-orange, dark for a green tea. Aroma is flat and subdued; there's not even a hint of floral quality. Surprisingly full-bodied, however, for a decaffeinated tea. More flavorful than aromatic.

Not what I expected; I was expecting something light and floral, but this is a heavier tea, disappointin...

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White Ambrosia from Tea Forte

Style: Flavored White Tea – Region: Blend

40 / 100 Aroma: 2/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 2/5
Mar. 25th, 2010

This tea brews a fairly dark amber color. Aroma is mostly of coconut. I don't like the aroma...it's more like that of a coconut lotion or soap than tea. I can't notice much tea in the aroma...the tea is more present in the finish/aftertaste though.

Although I find the aroma very unpleasant, I must say I like the ...

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Orange, Passionfruit Jasmine Green Tea from Lipton Tea

Style: Fruit Green Tea – Region: Blend

30 / 100 Aroma: 2/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 2/5
Mar. 8th, 2010

Aroma is intense and fruity, but muddled. I find that the jasmine doesn't blend well with the other aromas. The green tea is noticeable in this blend--but I'm not crazy of their choice of green tea to blend with the other ingredients. This tea is on the acidic side; it's bold flavor doesn't mesh well with the aroma....

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Tomurcuk Earl Grey Tea from Caykur (Çaykur)

Style: Earl Grey Tea – Region: Turkey

70 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
Mar. 6th, 2010

The dry leaf is finely broken and has an aroma mostly of bergamot. But upon brewing this tea I was surprised to find that it has a bold black tea presence with only a hint of bergamot in the cup.

The black tea is also very interesting. It's malty like an Assam, but very gentle, lacking the strength and richness th...

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Lichee Black Tea from Foojoy

Style: Lychee Black Tea – Region: China

60 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 5/5
Feb. 20th, 2010

Pleasantly fruity, yet with a black tea that has some presence. The aroma suggests sweetness but this tea can get quite bitter. Not the most complex tea but it is well-balanced and enjoyable.

As with Foojoy's other teas, this one is unparalleled among teabag teas of this price. I recommend a brief (1-2 min.) infu...

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Formosa Oolong Spring Dragon from Upton Tea Imports

Style: Flavored Oolong – Region: Taiwan / Formosa

80 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 3/5
Feb. 12th, 2010

Aroma is light and floral; it's almost impossible to tell where the tea ends and the lilac begins: the two fragrances blend seamlessly. This tea does have a hint of the soapy quality that I find plagues some Tung Tings, in contrast to TT86, which wasn't my favorite tea, but lacked this soapiness.

I was disappointed...

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Bombay Chai from Mighty Leaf Tea

Style: Chai / Spiced Tea – Region: ?????

47 / 100 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 2/5
Feb. 12th, 2010

This tea brews a light amber color, much lighter than I had expected. Spice dominates the aroma...mostly fennel and cinnamon, with some clove and other spices. There is a much weaker black tea presence. The aftertaste suggests tarragon; this tea leaves a clean and tingly sensation in the mouth.

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Orange Sencha from Two Leaves and a Bud

Style: Fruit Green Tea – Region: China

27 / 100 Aroma: 2/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 1/5
Feb. 11th, 2010

Aroma mostly of orange peel, overwhelming the green tea. The orange in the aroma is not particularly fruity, and has a dry quality to it. Although the tea presence is weak, I find that it blends well with the orange, but produces a tea that has an imbalanced aroma, coming across more like a cleaning solution than a t...

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Mango Ceylon from Republic of Tea

Style: Fruit Black Tea – Region: Blend

47 / 100 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Feb. 6th, 2010

I had this from a teabag in Panera bread. It could be that it wasn't terribly fresh (I wouldn't put that past Panera) but I was disappointed by the weak black tea presence in this tea. Some people might like that though as this tea is very smooth and has very little bitterness or astringency. I took it as having no ...

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Earl Grey Decaf from Mighty Leaf Tea

Style: Earl Grey Tea – Region: Blend

40 / 100 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 1/5
Feb. 4th, 2010

The bergamot dominates the tea aroma in this blend, but what black tea there is in the aroma has a decent quality. I find that Earl Grey tends to make a better decaffeinated tea than most other black teas, and this tea fits that pattern well.

I still find this tea, like most of mighty leaf's offerings, to be insane...

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