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Organic Moroccan Mint Green Tea from Trader Joe's

Style: Green Tea with Mint – Region: ?????

64 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Jan. 14th, 2018

Reading the online description, I had a hearty belt-buckle chuckle realizing that the title contains "Moroccan"...in a blend from South India (green tea), U.S. Pacific Northwest (spearmint), and region not given, but not likely Morocco (lemongrass). The product itself was comped to me by the store manager after he ov...

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Coconut Macadamia Herbal from Hawaiian Islands Tea Company

Style: Flavored Rooibos – Region: Blend

55 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Jan. 10th, 2018

Being a big fan of that taste, this is the third coconut-flavored tea I've tried and reviewed, and the weakest of them all.

All I saw in the dry bag was rooibos, no evidence of real coconut or macadamia pieces. This steeps up like every other decent rooibos: a nice reddish color, with rooibos itself being the over...

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Japanese Green Tea from Kirkland Signature / Costco

Style: Green Tea – Region: Japan

72 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Jan. 8th, 2018

Surprisingly, this is one of the better bagged green teas I've had. A store brand for Costco, it's not expensive; so I assigned a good "value" rating despite receiving it at no extra cost in a package of teas provided by lodging.

Bags are individually plastic-wrapped. Upon ripping one open, an unmistakable matcha...

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Jasmine Tea (16 ct.) from Yamamotoyama

Style: Jasmine Tea – Region: China

56 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Jan. 7th, 2018

I've only tried and reviewed a few jasmine greens so far, but Yamamotoyama's is the first whose jasmine aroma (dry bag and wet cup) clearly stood as vastly stronger than the flavor. The jasmine taste was detectable, no mistaking it, but couldn't deliver on the promise made by the smell. The aroma took me back to warm...

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Pineapple Waikiki Black Tea from Hawaiian Islands Tea Company

Style: Black Tea – Region: Blend

64 / 100 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 3/5
Jan. 7th, 2018

Being a fan of pineapple as a taste, and seeing that this offering was reasonably inexpensive (for Hawaii anyway) at the Wal Mart in Kona, I figured to give it a try. While not bad, each step of the process disappointed me a bit more, leaving an impression less favorable than the potential.

Each tea bag in a standa...

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Herbal Green from Murchie's Tea & Coffee Ltd

Style: Flavored Green Tea – Region: Blend

68 / 100 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
Dec. 3rd, 2017

I haven't had a bad offering from Murchie's yet, and this one isn't either. Of the herbs used to flavor the Chinese green tea (lemongrass, ginger, peppermint, fennel, and lemon peel), I can taste the fennel and lemongrass best, and the peppermint least. Since peppermint tends to be a potent, dominating kind of herb, ...

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Peppermint Herbal Tea from Celestial Seasonings

Style: Peppermint Tea – Region: ?????

87 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
Nov. 20th, 2017

For peppermint, it's hard to top CS' version. As noted in some of my other peppermint tea reviews, this is an herb that is difficult to ruin anyway, and I love the flavor, whether stand-alone or mixed with other products (teas, candies, cookies, etc.). Some tea companies do use stems as cheap filler, or unadvertised ...

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Moroccan Mint (Formerly Simply Mint) from Numi Organic Tea

Style: Mint Tea – Region: ?????

59 / 100 Aroma: 3/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Nov. 9th, 2017

The final bag in the rolling saga that is my Numi variety-pack taste run has been completed. For background, spearmint doesn't turn me on or off, but I much prefer peppermint. The Moroccan mint used here, for what it is (much closer to spearmint), tastes fresh and sweet, in a cup that brews up surprisingly dark for a...

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Black Currant from Murchie's Tea & Coffee Ltd

Style: Flavored Black Tea – Region: Blend

85 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
Nov. 8th, 2017

Three times since 2003, I have marveled at the smell of the loose-leaf black currant tea samples in Murchie's Victoria store. Zero times I've come back with any. Don't ask; I don't know why. Guess it just fell out of the line behind other teas that ended up stuffing our luggage.

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Golden Chai™ - Spiced Assam Black Tea from Numi Organic Tea

Style: Chai / Spiced Tea – Region: Assam, India

49 / 100 Aroma: 3/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Nov. 3rd, 2017

This was among the least-appealing chai teas I've had so far—decent-tasting with some effort, but also, having an important turn-off and separate weakness that preclude a better rating.

The dry-bag and poured cup smelled dutifully spicy, but also somewhat urinary. That caught me off guard, and probably isn't the ...

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Breakfast Blend (Morning Rise) from Numi Organic Tea

Style: Black Tea – Region: Blend

62 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Oct. 29th, 2017

Count me in the upper-middle on this one—not quite as impressed as Alex (probably due to my lesser ability to detect subtleties) but certainly not as disappointed as some of the other reviewers further down the list either. It was good, and I'd drink more, for sure...just not for the price, when comparable bagged te...

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Turmeric Amber Sun from Numi Organic Tea

Style: Miscellaneous Blend – Region: Blend

35 / 100 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 2/5
Oct. 28th, 2017

In the roller-coaster experience that is the Numi variety pack, I've hit a deep dip again. At least, unlike some literal roller-coaster riders, I didn't retch.

For the most part, the teas I've tried so far containing turmeric have been underwhelming, at best. This one strikes me as a randomly conceived herbal vec...

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Coconut Zinger from Celestial Seasonings

Style: Fruit (Herbal) Tea – Region: Blend

63 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5
Oct. 27th, 2017

Coconut being one of my favorite flavors, this looked promising on the store shelf. With a sale price of just $2 at Sprouts, I figured to try a box. It contains all the usual suspects for a CS Zinger offering: hibiscus, rose hips, orange peel, and blackberry leaves, but with natural coconut flavors swapped in. The d...

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Rooibos (Formerly Red Mellow Bush) from Numi Organic Tea

Style: Rooibos – Region: South Africa

59 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Oct. 24th, 2017

Ever pull apart a fresh new broom (the natural kind), crumble the straw and steep it up? I haven't (yet), but that's what straight rooibos reminds me of—broom tea, except with a red color and woody veneer.

Perhaps I share enough taste genes with ruminants (moooooooooo!) that the grassiness doesn't bother me muc...

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Chamomile Lemon (Sweet Meadows) from Numi Organic Tea

Style: Chamomile Blend – Region: Blend

83 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
Oct. 20th, 2017

Straight up: this is probably the best chamomile tea I've had. Chamomile is a difficult herb to either foul up or make amazing. Without some sort of enhancement, as Bill Parcells might say, "It is what it is." Numi helped by sprinkling lemon myrtle leaves into the mix.

This beverage brews up a rich golden color w...

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Toasted Rice Green - Gen Mai Cha from Numi Organic Tea

Style: Genmaicha – Region: ?????

34 / 100 Aroma: 1/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 3/5
Oct. 14th, 2017

Toasted rice is a substance I enjoy in some contexts (in a breakfast-cereal blend, a topping on ice cream, or embedded in fudge and soft-chocolate candy), but I had no idea what to make of the combination of it with tea. Now I do...not a big fan.

The poured scent was practically nonexistent, as the tea's color ch...

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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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Dry Desert Lime™ from Numi Organic Tea

Style: Fruit (Herbal) Tea – Region: ?????

77 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Oct. 9th, 2017

When I lived in South Florida, I got to know and love fresh key limes, and still wolf down key lime pie when it is made the right way. Lime is one of my favorite fruit flavors, and the best among citruses to me. In fact, I often add lime juice to plain black teas.

Given that background, in hauling this out of a N...

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Mate Lemon Green Tea - Rainforest Green™ from Numi Organic Tea

Style: Miscellaneous Blend – Region: ?????

54 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Oct. 7th, 2017

This tea has multiple-personality disorder. At times, it tasted like a smooth, non-sour, lemony yerba mate/green tea blend in rather delicious synchronization, a whole noticeably better than the sum of parts. Neither mate nor lemon are favorites of mine, yet the balance of them somehow worked in those sips. I almost...

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Aged Earl Grey™ - Bergamot Black from Numi Organic Tea

Style: Earl Grey Tea – Region: Assam, India

75 / 100 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Oct. 5th, 2017

This was one of the atypical flavored teas I've had with a scent (both dry-bag and in-cup) noticeably bigger than the taste. I'm having trouble rating this tea because it depends on what you're seeking. Aroma? Strong, fruity, potent, almost mouth-watering. Looks and taste? The base tea is very rich and flavorful, ...

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Green Tea - Classic from Bigelow Tea

Style: Green Tea – Region: ?????

65 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5
Oct. 3rd, 2017

Several bags of this tea have been sitting around my pantry for up to a year after bringing them home from a professional conference, occasionally consumed either alone or teamed with a bag of peppermint. Finally I'm thinking to rate it!

Where I grew up, a troublesome percentage of fellow youth sniffed glue, paint ...

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Honeybush (Bushmen's Brew) from Numi Organic Tea

Style: Honeybush – Region: South Africa

84 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
Oct. 2nd, 2017

Pulling this bag out at random from the continuing multi-chapter saga that is the Numi variety pack, I recognized the name right away from having consumed Trader Joe's rooibos+honeybush tea. The teas I've tried from the variety pack so far have been either disappointingly lame or very good. This falls into the latter...

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Earl Grey Decaffeinated from Twinings

Style: Earl Grey Tea – Region: ?????

37 / 100 Aroma: 2/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Sep. 30th, 2017

As of this writing, the Cracker Barrel restaurant chain has started offering this tea as their mainstay Earl Grey for service, without telling the customer up front that it is decaffeinated. My wife ordered hot tea, expecting the usual (if tolerable) Lipton rubbish, and got this rubbish instead.

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Gunpowder Green Tea - Temple of Heaven from Numi Organic Tea

Style: Gunpowder Green Tea – Region: ?????

66 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Sep. 28th, 2017

The "Temple of Heaven" needs a smoke alarm; it may be burning down.

This was my next new-tea attempt from a Numi variety pack, and mostly it's a good, clean, smooth, hearty cup. The tightly rolled nodules unfurl into the biggest leaves I've ever seen inside a tea bag, larger than those of many loose-leaf teas I've ...

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Original Sweet & Spicy™ Herbal Tea - Caffeine Free from Good Earth Teas

Style: Flavored Rooibos – Region: Blend

57 / 100 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Sep. 25th, 2017

A savory-looking roster of ingredients (rooibos, chicory, "natural flavor", rose hips, cinnamon, lemongrass, peppermint, chamomile, ginger root, anise seed, orange oil, orange peel) persuaded me to buy a box on sale at Wal Mart. Immediately upon extracting the bag from its wrapper, I wondered if someone had left open ...

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