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Sylvia

(214 reviews)
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Vanilla Bean Black Tea from Arbor Teas

Style: Vanilla Black Tea – Region: Blend

60 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 3/5
Jan. 8th, 2013

This tea has a notable aroma and flavor of rum. It tastes weak to me no matter how I brew it, just like most of the teas from this brand that I've tried. It tastes a little too bitter if I brew it for a long time. I usually like vanilla teas but this one is a little weird. It has a slight bitter aftertaste. I added cre...

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Alex Zorach

(1411 reviews)
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Makaibari Estate Green Tea from Arbor Teas

Style: Green Tea – Region: Darjeeling, India

63 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5
Jan. 8th, 2013

My favorite ever green tea was a long-leaf green from Makaibari estate. This is a very different tea, and alas, I did not enjoy it quite as much, but it was still a very good tea.

I find this tea tastes more like Chinese green teas than most green teas I've tried from India; it reminds me of some Sri Lankan teas ma...

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Vanilla Bean Black Tea from Arbor Teas

Style: Vanilla Black Tea – Region: Blend

80 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Jan. 7th, 2013

Wow. I wasn't expecting to like this tea as much as I did. Unlike any vanilla-flavored tea I have ever had.

Dry leaf has an intoxicating aroma, suggestive of high-quality vanilla extract, and rum.

The aroma of the cup is just as potent upon brewing, and is quite rum-like. There are tones of spice that come out...

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Sylvia

(214 reviews)
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Coconut Black Tea from Arbor Teas

Style: Flavored Black Tea – Region: Blend

63 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Jan. 7th, 2013

This tea has a kind of rum-like aroma. I can't brew it strong enough. After 8 minutes it starts to taste a little bitter. I like the flavor, though. I added cream and sugar.

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Masala Chai Black Tea from Arbor Teas

Style: Chai / Spiced Tea – Region: Blend

60 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Jan. 6th, 2013

This chai has a weak tea flavor, even after brewing it for a long time. The dominant flavor is of ginger, and it's a little too much for me. Overall, it's okay. I added cream and sugar.

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Alex Zorach

(1411 reviews)
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Masala Chai Black Tea from Arbor Teas

Style: Chai / Spiced Tea – Region: Blend

80 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
Jan. 5th, 2013

Aroma of the dry leaf and spices is pleasantly pungent, typical for a high-quality Masala chai blend.

I prepared this blend with and without milk. I thought it was better with milk.

Upon brewing, this tea takes on a different character. Suggestive of gingerbread, like warm gingerbread cookies. There is a sligh...

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Assam TGFOP Black Tea from Arbor Teas

Style: Assam – Region: Assam, India

91 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
Jan. 4th, 2013

This is my favorite Assam I've tried yet, excepting a few wholesale-only samples.

Aroma is very complex, suggestive of bread, dried fruit (raisins?), sweet rice, and a hint of wintergreen. There's a lot going on in the aroma; I found myself sipping it slowly and enjoying the different tones that developed.

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Makaibari Estate Darjeeling 2nd Flush Black Tea from Arbor Teas

Style: Darjeeling Second Flush – Region: Darjeeling, India

83 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
Jan. 3rd, 2013

I always get excited about Makaibari estate and I have not yet been disappointed. This was among one of the smoothest, creamiest teas I've tried from them. It has less bite than the first flush.

Aroma of the dry leaf is suggestive of monsoon/rains teas.

Upon brewing, the aroma becomes much more complex.

I fi...

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Dragonwell Lung Ching Green Tea from Arbor Teas

Style: Dragon Well (Long Jing) – Region: China

40 / 100 Aroma: 3/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 2/5
Dec. 18th, 2012

After being really impressed with the first four teas I had sampled from Arbor Teas a while back, I recommended them to a friend, who bought this tea from them. He was very impressed with the Gyokuro he bought, but he gave me this one because he said he didn't like it and it didn't taste like long jing.

I think if ...

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Libby

(2 reviews)
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Makaibari Estate Darjeeling 2nd Flush Black Tea from Arbor Teas

Style: Darjeeling Second Flush – Region: Darjeeling, India

87 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Mar. 26th, 2012

Delicious to drink and lovely to smell.

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English Breakfast Black Tea from Arbor Teas

Style: English Breakfast – Region: Blend

83 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
Mar. 26th, 2012

Lovely tea with a strong (not overwhelming) flavor. Great way to start the day or settle into the late afternoon.

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Sir William of the Leaf

(10 reviews)
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Vietnam Nam Lanh Estate Black Tea from Arbor Teas

Style: Black Tea – Region: Vietnam

80 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
Feb. 7th, 2011

This tea really surprised me!
The mix of fruity and malty aspects really pulled it together.
Dark chocolate, rose, black currant, vanilla, wheat, oak and cocoa are just a few of the descriptors I used!

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synth

(31 reviews)
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Wu Yi Oolong Tea from Arbor Teas

Style: Oolong Tea – Region: Wuyi, Fujian, China

73 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Nov. 2nd, 2010

2.3g in 8oz water at 190F (for ~3mins? didn't keep track)

the liquor is smooth. not bitter.
has some sweetness to the aroma. roasty, indeed. it is earthy, and i guess it's reminiscent of fall leaves. i didn't really detect mushroom. it really reminds me of roasted peanuts.

2nd infusion: 8oz, 195F, ~5 mins
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Alex Zorach

(1411 reviews)
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Nepal Kanchanjangha Green Tea from Arbor Teas

Style: Green Tea – Region: Nepal

67 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Oct. 5th, 2010

This tea does not at all resemble what is normally known as green tea; it is darker even than many first-flush Darjeelings.

If you haven't ever tried any green or white tea from Darjeeling, Nepal, or surrounding areas, this tea will probably strike you as very unusual, but if you're familiar with these teas, it's ac...

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Jade Oolong Tea from Arbor Teas

Style: Jade Oolong – Region: Nantou, Taiwan

63 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Sep. 28th, 2010

This jade oolong tastes very little like any Taiwanese jade oolongs I've had, and instead tastes more like a greener, medium-roast Tie Guan Yin. The level of roast is noticeably stronger than what I normally expect from a Jade oolong.

The aroma is of honey and wood. In the second infusion, some herbaceous tones co...

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Makaibari Estate Darjeeling 1st Flush Black Tea from Arbor Teas

Style: Darjeeling First Flush – Region: Darjeeling, India

87 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
Sep. 26th, 2010

I never cease to be amazed by what comes out of Makaibari estate.

The dry brownish leaves with a few greener leaves mixed in turn noticeably greener upon brewing--most of them become the color of a green tea, with a few olive-colored ones mixed in. The cup is a deep golden hue, no darker than some green teas.

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Kukicha Green Tea from Arbor Teas

Style: Kukicha – Region: Japan

77 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 3/5
Sep. 22nd, 2010

Very fresh, more vegetal aroma than most kukicha I've had. Liquor is exceptionally clear, flavor is exceptionally smooth, sweet even. Less twiggy, yet also less sencha-like. Very mild, but very pleasant. Very little astringency.

This is not the most complex tea I've had, but it's certainly very balanced. Beside...

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Antony

(1 review)
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Afternoon Blend Black Tea from Arbor Teas

Style: Black Tea – Region: India

67 / 100 Aroma: 3/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Sep. 16th, 2010

This is a pleasantly malty tea, mild without being too weak and strong without being too astringent. This is one of the few teas that can be served black or with cream and sugar without drastically weakening its flavor. This tea goes well with pastries or a light lunch.

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Sir William of the Leaf

(10 reviews)
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Makaibari Estate Darjeeling 1st Flush Black Tea from Arbor Teas

Style: Darjeeling First Flush – Region: Darjeeling, India

87 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
Aug. 16th, 2010

For someone who does not enjoy first flush darjeeling teas, this was very impressive! On the company description it tells about a punchy astringency, but I did not find it in the brew, which is one of the attributes I loved! For a Darjeeling fan, I think it offers something new. For a person just delving into the world...

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Huang Shan Hair Tip Green Tea from Arbor Teas

Style: Mao Feng Green Tea – Region: Huangshan, Anhui, China

90 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
Aug. 16th, 2010

This is a great tea! Very affordable, and the quality is legitimate! It is a good tea for someone looking for a lighter green tea that is easy on the palate and relatively forgiving. I would drink this green tea everyday if I had it in bulk. Arbor Teas is a respectable company as well; devoted to the sustainability of ...

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Emerald Spring Lung Ching Green Tea from Arbor Teas

Style: Dragon Well (Long Jing) – Region: Anhui, China

83 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Aug. 16th, 2010

This is a great Dragonwell for its price.
I think that it is a good representation of a quality green tea at an affordable cost. Is this the best dragonwell out there? No. But is it a good everyday tea to enjoy? Definitely. The good part about it is that a purchase is in support of a sustainable company that is dedica...

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