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Difflugia

(125 reviews)
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Black Tea from Farmer Brothers

Style: Black Tea – Region: ?????

71 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
Mar. 27th, 2019

I was surprised off the bat by the unexpected aroma from the brewing tea. Instead of an Assam or Ceylon blend, it smells like inexpensive Yunnan teabags like Foojoy. It's smoky, earthy and woodsy.

The flavor reinforces my guess that this blend is predominantly Chinese. Astringent without bitterness, this tea tastes ...

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Black Tea from Lipton Tea

Style: Black Tea – Region: ?????

48 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Feb. 19th, 2019

When I do drink regular Lipton tea, it's usually from a catering tray where it may have sat for a day or a month. On a whim, I got a small, sealed package (fifteen teas bags for a dollar) so I could try it fresh.

When dry, it smells oaky and leafy, but muted. After steeping, it develops a bit more character and ther...

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Plowboy

(21 reviews)
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Royal Cup from Royal Cup

Style: Black Tea – Region: ?????

40 / 100 Aroma: 3/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Jan. 30th, 2019

Like Okie, I found this tea at La Quinta in Sacramento. It was the only tea offering. I wasn't impressed, not much flavor or aroma. Certainly nothing I'd call malty about this. Maybe it was just old?

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Lurloo Lokkintoo

(21 reviews)
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English Classic Cold Brewed Iced Tea from Twinings

Style: Black Tea – Region: ?????

70 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
Jan. 18th, 2019

When I was in England... the English gifted me with this tea. They said to me, "Here. Our tea of England. Drink it, and become English." And that I did... The truth is, this tea carries some spiritual essence of England within it's leaves. I don't know if England intentionally grows spiritual tree's in their lands, but...

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Trailesque

(62 reviews)

Himalayan Bliss SFTGFOP1 CL from Upton Tea Imports

Style: Black Tea – Region: ?????

55 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Jan. 18th, 2019

(Retired) An interesting tea that is good with just a little sugar and it can take milk as well. Lemon is doable too but not the best. There is a light prunelike sweetness that comes thru in the moderately robust flavor.

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Alex Zorach

(1396 reviews)
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Black Tea from Farmer Brothers

Style: Black Tea – Region: ?????

33 / 100 Aroma: 3/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 1/5
Nov. 27th, 2018

A very strong black tea that didn't have much going for it other than its strength.

Served at the Gander's Family Restaurant in Luna Pier, MI (super cheap diner with pretty good but very basic diner food! I recommend it more than this tea!) Tea isn't usually the strong suits of these types of restaurants, but I do t...

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Alex

(45 reviews)
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English Breakfast Decaffeinated from Twinings

Style: English Breakfast – Region: ?????

56 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5
Sep. 18th, 2018

Like the others who reviewed this, I was surprised that it tastes nothing like the regular Twinings English Breakfast. I remember that tasting more woody and malty, with a bit of the usual Assam dried fruit note. This has some slightly tangy tropical fruit notes that make me think of Keemun, but it also has this weird ...

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Difflugia

(125 reviews)
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Classic Blend from Benner Tea Co

Style: Black Tea – Region: ?????

25 / 100 Aroma: 3/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 2/5
Sep. 13th, 2018

The standard tea bags are wrapped in paper, so if they're not put into an airtight container, they'll probably start to go stale before the box of 100 is finished. The dry tea looks like a blend of orthodox and CTC produced teas and smells smoky, malty and a bit like fresh straw.

The brewed tea is disappointing. The...

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Plowboy

(21 reviews)
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Orange Pekoe from Higgins & Burke

Style: Black Tea – Region: ?????

65 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5
Aug. 6th, 2018

Tried this at the restaurant in Manning Park, B.C. while on vacation. It's OK. Not a lot of maltiness to it, or bitterness or astringency. But not bad at all, very smooth.

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HelenG

(1 review)

Edglets Loose Leaf Tea from Edglets Tea

Style: Black Tea – Region: ?????

90 / 100 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
Jul. 10th, 2018

This tea is a full bodied tea with an excellent taste. Not as cheap as some and not as expensive as others especially when stocks of it got lower and lower.

I have drunk this tea since I was little and once it was no longer in the shops I was able to get it direct from Bell Tea, however it seems like they have run ...

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Lurloo Lokkintoo

(21 reviews)
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Lapsang Souchong from Twinings

Style: Lapsang Souchong – Region: ?????

85 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
Jun. 29th, 2018

Smells and tastes like a firepit. That's all I need to say. But that ain't all I'm sayin'... So, this tea, if you've got a rough demeanor, is just for you. Me and my few biker friends will enjoy this stuff now and then. We all may sit by the firepit after a ride, smoke some cigars, and drink some burnt wood tea ("BWT" ...

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Irish Breakfast from Twinings

Style: Irish Breakfast – Region: ?????

85 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
Jun. 29th, 2018

One of my favorite Twinings tea's! They really make some good stuff!! I've reviewed a lot of their tea's!!! So, let's get down to business: This is a good tea. Very Irish-esque, very breakfast-esque - in my opinion!! I love this tea with my whole heart. It's good with milk - maybe good with sweetener, though I'd only r...

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English Breakfast from Twinings

Style: English Breakfast – Region: ?????

75 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
Jun. 29th, 2018

I like this tea! It's so good with a good helpin' of milk!! A good ole helpin'!!! And a little sugar. Tasty breakfast. Provided you're eating food with your breakfast. Overall, I'd say it's a distinctive black tea. Probably one of the most likeable tea's I can think of!

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English Afternoon from Twinings

Style: Black Tea – Region: ?????

50 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Jun. 29th, 2018

It's good! But weaker (not my preference) than the English Breakfast. Less flavor, same extent of bitterness - it's just not memorable to me.

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Difflugia

(125 reviews)
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English Teatime from Bigelow Tea

Style: Black Tea – Region: ?????

40 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 2/5
Jun. 15th, 2018

The aroma is faint, but malty. The tea tastes thin and a bit cooked. Not offensive, just not much going on. If I take a big sip, there's a warm bitterness on the sides of the tongue that's nice.

As the tea cools down, it's more astringent and bitter than before. I'm trying to taste what might be in the blend and it ...

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Alex

(45 reviews)
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English Breakfast from Twinings

Style: English Breakfast – Region: ?????

55 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Jun. 7th, 2018

This was my introduction to black tea, so it was interesting to try it again recently. It has that specific malty, woody aroma that makes me think "English Breakfast". The flavor is rather bland compared to everything I've been drinking lately, but I did notice a mild dried fruit note that I never picked up when I used...

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Difflugia

(125 reviews)
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English Teatime Decaffeinated from Bigelow Tea

Style: Black Tea – Region: ?????

35 / 100 Aroma: 3/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 3/5
May. 25th, 2018

I tried this in another attempt to find a decaffeinated black tea that tastes like tea.

The dry tea bag out of the foil wrapper smells vaguely spicy if I hold it to my nose, but there's not much there. Adding water brings out a small bit of aroma, but nothing that really smells like tea. It smells lightly earthy and...

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Tchuggin' Okie

(212 reviews)
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English Tradition from Farmer Brothers

Style: Black Tea – Region: ?????

77 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
May. 20th, 2018

I couldn't tell if English Tradition was an English Breakfast an English Afternoon, so against such traditions, I drank it in the evening in America.

Of the three black teas from Farmer Brothers (FB) that I have reviewed, all of which were surprisingly tolerable, this product has been the best across the board. A...

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Alex

(45 reviews)
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English Breakfast from Benner Tea Co

Style: English Breakfast – Region: ?????

25 / 100 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 1/5 Value: 2/5
May. 12th, 2018

It smells sort of like an English Breakfast blend, I guess. Sort of woody. Far from the most aromatic tea. It tastes like cardboard, very thin, and it's extremely astringent even when brewed for only 3 minutes. The only use for this I can think of is cold brewing it and adding lemonade. It's terrible on its own, and th...

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Tchuggin' Okie

(212 reviews)
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English Teatime from Bigelow Tea

Style: Black Tea – Region: ?????

61 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Mar. 24th, 2018

Trying this tea 24 hours after "English Breakfast" and under nearly identical circumstances, I had a hard time telling the difference between the two. This one left less of an aftertaste (strength, and for sure duration) but was a little more bitter. Since the aftertaste of the other tea wasn't bad, the "more bitter"...

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English Breakfast Black Tea from Bigelow Tea

Style: English Breakfast – Region: ?????

66 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Mar. 23rd, 2018

Pulled from a hotel breakfast stash (lower-case, not the tea brand), I brought a bag home to chug in my usual well water. Dry-bag and in-cup aroma were feeble, as has been my experience with most Bigelow teas (except Constant Comment, a major favorite). The brew got dark fairly quickly, tasting pleasant enough, rather...

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ConradKay

(31 reviews)
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Black Tea from Lipton Tea

Style: Black Tea – Region: ?????

20 / 100 Aroma: 1/10 Flavor: 1/5 Value: 3/5
Jan. 14th, 2018

I had this at my hotel years back, and I still remember spitting out the disgrace of a "tea".

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J. stahl

(1 review)
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English Breakfast from Benner Tea Co

Style: English Breakfast – Region: ?????

75 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
Dec. 31st, 2017

Compared to another tea at twice the price same brew time, same water amount and same cup style. Was hard to tell them apart. For the price and ease of purchase worth the money for an everyday cup.

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Tchuggin' Okie

(212 reviews)
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English Breakfast from Twinings

Style: English Breakfast – Region: ?????

47 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 3/5
Oct. 9th, 2017

The golden tag accompanying the bag says, "Over 300 years of experience." To adapt something an old professor of mine used to say: "Experience is only an advantage if you learn and improve. If you stay the same, you might as well have one year of experience repeated 300 times." Given the unimpressive character of t...

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English Breakfast from Trader Joe's

Style: Black Tea – Region: ?????

67 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Sep. 17th, 2017

With few exceptions (see my review of Ginger Turmeric herbal...blecch), TJs consistently offers a surprisingly high-quality selection of store-brand teas—better so far in my experience than any other grocery chain, and than a nontrivial number of name-brand bagged teas. This one fits the bill. Of course it's not to...

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