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Tchuggin' Okie

(91 reviews)
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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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Brytta Sóþword

(292 reviews)

Lapsong Souchong from Tea & Absinthe

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

92 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
Sep. 12th, 2017

This tea is really quite impressive. Whether dry or brewed, its aroma and its flavor both remind me of smokiness from some sort of aromatic wood used for barbecuing -- though it is not "barbecue" flavored. Perhaps it reminds me of camping mixed with a cigarette smoke that somehow isn't gross?

The smokiness is very p...

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Heather J.

(4 reviews)
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English Breakfast from Benner Tea Co

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

30 / 100 Aroma: 3/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 3/5
Sep. 11th, 2017

This tea isn't super great, but it's definitely not the worst thing. The price is pretty good, $1.20 for a box of 20 bags. However, there are teas that are the same price but are much better quality.

The flavor was decent for the first couple of sips, it had a sort of floral taste. Quickly though, my mouth began to ...

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Difflugia

(47 reviews)
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Decaf Black Tea from Lipton Tea

Style: Black Tea – Region: ?????

45 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 3/5
Sep. 8th, 2017

The dry teabags have some tea aroma, which is a step up from many decaffeinated black teas. It's earthy, but not strong and reminds me of stale cocoa.

The brewing tea smells almost roasted and smoky and again reminds me of weak cocoa. There's also a hint of cooking noodles. The aroma is OK, but it still isn't quite ...

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Tchuggin' Okie

(91 reviews)
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All Natural Tea (Orange Pekoe & Pekoe Tea) from Red Diamond

Style: Black Tea – Region: ?????

55 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Aug. 29th, 2017

Maybe my tea-sniffing nose is busted. Perhaps the neural algorithm that processes tea odor has a few lines of code missing, or the broadband line from nose to brain is a tad noisy and leaky. See, most true teas (camellia) don't smell much like they taste to me, or even much like tea a lot of the time, or they have no...

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Orange Pekoe & Pekoe Cut Black Tea from Rituals

Style: Black Tea – Region: ?????

56 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Aug. 25th, 2017

One of the minor mysterious adventures of getting last-minute, dirt-cheap, cut-rate, online deals on resort hotels (as I did one stormy evening in Sedona, AZ) is to sample new teas otherwise not often consumed. Sedona has decent water, but I also brought a bag home to try (apples-to-apples comparison).

For a food...

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Black Tea from Farmer Brothers

Style: Black Tea – Region: ?????

62 / 100 Aroma: 3/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Aug. 24th, 2017

I found a bag of this food-service/wholesale product at a motel in southern Utah, and decided to take it home for this review given the poor water quality in that town. I'm glad, because my preconceived notion about the weakness and unoriginality of food-service teas—especially considering the plainness and dated st...

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WarrenTheTeaGuy

(3 reviews)
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Black Tea from Lipton Tea

Style: Black Tea – Region: ?????

25 / 100 Aroma: 3/10 Flavor: 1/5 Value: 4/5
Aug. 15th, 2017

It's cheap. On the spectrum of teas Lipton would be near the bottom. It is almost undrinkable. I wouldn't drink it for free.

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Pheebee

(1 review)
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English Breakfast Black Tea from Rituals

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

75 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
Aug. 4th, 2017

Okay this is a first time tea review. My husband brought a couple of Rituals English Breakfast teabags home from a trip. I opened the first teabag and was pleasantly surprised--I had expected something pretty nasty. But I enjoyed it. Right now I am using the second teabag. Knowing that it's not available in stores make...

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Plowboy

(11 reviews)
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Irish Breakfast from Twinings

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

63 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5
Jul. 28th, 2017

Been drinking this for 20-something years. Even back in my coffee drinking days, this is what was thrown in the food sack when we'd go out backpacking and climbing. Brewed with mountain stream water over a butane cooker on a cold mountain morning, this tea did the trick. It's strong with a good flavor. One of it's mai...

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Tchuggin' Okie

(91 reviews)
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Special Blend from S&D Coffee & Tea

Style: Black Tea – Region: ?????

34 / 100 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 3/5
Jul. 20th, 2017

Here's another hotel/motel-offered tea that one may be tempted to try for breakfast when staying at lodging, and/or buy online through S&D's rather limited retail section. I've found that the quality of hybrid food-service/limited-retail teas, in general, varies wildly from very good to certifiably wretched. Okay, it...

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mama love

(1 review)
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Orange Pekoe & Pekoe Cut Black Tea from Rituals

Style: Black Tea – Region: ?????

95 / 100 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
Jul. 4th, 2017

I absolutely love this tea and can not find it to buy anywhere. We go to a local diner where they carry this and I can buy a box from them, but it is an inconvenience some times. I would love to be able to buy this. I live in New England in the state of New Hampshire. If I can purchase this somewhere, I would love ...

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Tchuggin' Okie

(91 reviews)
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100% Natural Tea Bags from Clover Valley

Style: Black Tea – Region: ?????

60 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Jun. 23rd, 2017

Perhaps this surprisingly high rating (for a very, very cheap tea) arises from the psychology of low expectations. I had seen a 100-count box of Clover Valley for sale at Dollar General for less than $2.50 (including tax)—slightly more than two cents per bag. Not wanting to buy a hundred bags, in case this tea suck...

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Marcus

(3 reviews)
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English Breakfast from Twinings

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

60 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
Jun. 20th, 2017

After having originally drank the earl grey from Twinnings for a couple weeks, I decided I wanted to try some of their other types, and I had been drinking this one ever since. I'd arguably say that this tea is not quite as powerful as the earl grey, but it's smoother, and doesn't have any overpowering aftertaste. The ...

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Justin Walters

(8 reviews)
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English Afternoon from Twinings

Style: Black Tea – Region: ?????

65 / 100 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5
Jun. 11th, 2017

I was excited to try this tea the afternoon I purchased it. Everything was going well. The aroma was great, the color was pleasing, and I could tell off the bat that this wouldn't be a knock off of Twining's English Breakfast Tea. As I took my first sip, I Way disappointed to say in the least. the flavor was rather pep...

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Irish Breakfast from Twinings

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

75 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Jun. 11th, 2017

This tea is rather robust. It's not bitter per say, but definetly can use some milk or cream to top it all off. With out milk, this tea is rather rough and strong. Overall though, this tea is very well crafted and goes well with a blanket on a cold rainy day. Being rather caffeinated, I usually have this tea on days wh...

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English Breakfast from Twinings

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

95 / 100 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
Jun. 11th, 2017

This tea is exceptional! English breakfast tea is by far my favorite tea by twining and by far my favorite tea in general! This tea goes very well with milk and creates a soft, silky and satisfying texture. This tea is not to robust nor light, it's just right. If you really want to make this tea even better, use half a...

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Alex Zorach

(1313 reviews)
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Irish Breakfast from Octavia Tea

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

78 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 2/5
Jun. 3rd, 2017

An okay Irish Breakfast but overpriced, on the weak side, and I think not quite at the level of Octavia's other teas. Served in Velvet Sky Cafe in Jenkintown, I love this place and miss it so much!

The leaf is not super aromatic, but the brewed cup smells pleasant and strong. Richly malty aroma, with some earthy n...

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Difflugia

(47 reviews)
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Iced Tea Blend from Tetley Tea

Style: Black Tea – Region: ?????

75 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
Apr. 21st, 2017

I found this tea at the Dollar Tree, so I decided to try it. Inside the box are 12 large, round, unwrapped tea bags. The total weight of the tea is 84g, so each bag contains 7g, or enough for 2-3 cups of tea. Though the tea is intended to be made into iced tea, I'm drinking it hot.

I cut open one of the bags to look...

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Tchuggin' Okie

(91 reviews)
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Black Tea from Lipton Tea

Style: Black Tea – Region: ?????

50 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 3/5
Apr. 19th, 2017

One of the very first teas I ever had as a kid (my mom liked it as an iced tea, for reasons I can't reckon aside from inexpensive price), somehow Lipton's flagship black has managed to avoid my first 67 ratings. How can a tea I've swallowed off and on for decades be so forgettable?

This tea is alarmingly ubiquitous...

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Alex Zorach

(1313 reviews)
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Dunmore East Blend Tea from Simpson & Vail

Style: Black Tea – Region: ?????

89 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
Apr. 4th, 2017

I loved this! This was a very pleasant blended tea that I thought was versatile and took on different characteristics based on varying the amount of leaf I used, but always tasted good. Brewed strong, it was a little like a strong Irish Breakfast tea; a more mild steeping yielded a gentle cup that would make a good a...

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Joey

(4 reviews)
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English Teatime from Bigelow Tea

Style: Black Tea – Region: ?????

40 / 100 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 3/5
Mar. 30th, 2017

In previous reviews, many have dubbed this as an "office tea" as it's readily available in offices, apparently. I don't work in an office, so I guess I wouldn't know. However, this tea is not available at any local supermarkets. My local Wal-mart does not sell this, nor does my McKinnon's. I actually had to acquire thi...

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English Breakfast from Twinings

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

65 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5
Mar. 30th, 2017

Twinings English Breakfast is my favorite of the brands I can find at a supermarket. It has a taste distinct from most black teas I've had, and it's one that I don't really mind.
How Twinings describes this tea is rather accurate. The flavor is indeed "complex." When taking an initial sip, it's hard to make out a dist...

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Difflugia

(47 reviews)
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English Breakfast Decaffeinated from Twinings

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

60 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 5/5
Mar. 29th, 2017

While the dry tea is nearly odorless, the brewed tea smells much more like tea than many of its decaf competitors. The aroma is faint, but is of a tannic oakiness and light maltiness rather than just wet leaves.

I'll start by saying that the flavor of this tea is very weak and there's no comparison between this tea ...

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Irish Breakfast from Twinings

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

45 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 3/5
Mar. 27th, 2017

Dry, this tea has very little aroma. After adding water, the initial aroma is of oak leaves. It smells nice without being particularly complex.

The tea is very astringent and moderately bitter. It's less malty than I would like, so the tea tastes unbalanced. The maltiness mostly appears in the finish, which lingers ...

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