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Hot Cinnamon Spice from Harney and Sons

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

95 / 100 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
Feb. 8th, 2019

I really like this tea! It’s a delightful sort of spicy with hints of sweetness, even without sweetener. I don’t always enjoy orange flavor in tea, but in this case it blends nicely with the spices, the main one of which is cinnamon with a bit of cardamom. Overall, I agree that it is reminiscent of red hots. It als...

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Starry Night from Tea & Absinthe

Style: Flavored Black Tea – Region: Blend

95 / 100 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
Sep. 13th, 2017

This is a wonderful tea. Both the dry leaf and the brewed tea smell amazing. The coconut really comes out. The balance of sweetness with the black tea flavor is very smooth. It'd be possible to add sugar or honey, but it's plenty sweet enough without it. There seems to be some sort of sweet spice in the aroma, but that...

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TARDIS Ten - Allonsy! from Tea & Absinthe

Style: Fruit Black Tea – Region: Blend

85 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Sep. 9th, 2017

The hint of banana flavor really makes this tea. I love it. It's great for when I'm craving something a bit fruity and a little sweet but distinctly caffeinated. The flavors blend very well, and the aroma is comforting.

The tea itself is solid quality loose leaf. I bought this tea (and a couple others) at a conventi...

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Libra from Adagio Teas

Style: Flavored Black Tea – Region: Blend

93 / 100 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
Mar. 10th, 2017

This is a delicious tea. I got it as a free sample with an Adagio order I made some time ago. It's meant to be a "gift" tea, so unlike most of their teas the only size appears to be 4 ounces. That's annoying to me, as I enjoy the ability to get small samples from Adagio to try what I like first.

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Zen Mint from teakruthi

Style: Black Tea with Mint – Region: Kandy, Sri Lanka

78 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Feb. 25th, 2017

I prefer peppermint over spearmint but wasn't sure how well it would go with black tea, so I was cautiously optimistic about this tea. It turned out to be quite nice -- subtle yet smooth mint flavor blended into a solid black tea. It wasn't bitter at all. The flavor was robust enough for a solid two cups. The third cup...

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Lemon Kandy from teakruthi

Style: Lemon Black Tea – Region: Kandy, Sri Lanka

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

I really like the slightly lemon-citrus smell of the dry leaf. It got me quite excited about trying this one. The lemon flavor is fairly subtle in this, but it's well blended. It tastes like a quality version of what I've seen called Lady Gray tea before. Certainly I would prefer this over most Earl Gray's I've tried, ...

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Black Ginger Tea from Music City Tea

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

73 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
Jan. 7th, 2017

This is a solid black tea. People who enjoy lightly flavored, high quality black teas should like this one. The ginger is quite subtle -- the tea aroma and flavor dominate -- but the ginger came through more for the second cup. The tea makes multiple infusions quite nicely.

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Comfort and Joy from Republic of Tea

Style: Flavored Black Tea – Region: Blend

77 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Nov. 26th, 2016

The flavor is robust for the first cup and it infuses quickly. It's quite pleasant in holiday fashion, though not my favorite flavor. There is both spiciness and sweetness to it.

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Organic Mango & Chile Black Tea from Trader Joe's

Style: Flavored Black Tea – Region: Sri Lanka / Ceylon

90 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
Sep. 9th, 2016

This tea is unique and delicious when you're in the mood for something robust and fruity with a spicy kick. The tea pieces are pretty small (but not dust), so it infuses quickly. I steeped this for several minutes and it didn't turn bitter at all, which is excellent.

I really like this tea.

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Earl Grey Filterbags from Tazo Tea

Style: Earl Grey Tea – Region: Blend

67 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Jan. 6th, 2016

Not bad for bagged Earl Grey. I added half and half, which mixed well. The flavor was solid without being bitter. Others commented that it IS better, so maybe the half and half I added helped with that?

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Chocolate Chai from Teavana

Style: Flavored Black Tea – Region: Blend

73 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 2/5
Oct. 3rd, 2015

Though I can taste the chocolate, it's cardamom that comes through as the strongest flavor. I like cardamom, but it may be too much for some people. Weird, since i don't see that spice listed. Still, the aroma is spicy and pleasant.

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Earl Grey Black Tea from Teavana

Style: Earl Grey Tea – Region: China

80 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 3/5
Aug. 17th, 2015

Pretty good! I got this at a Starbucks and had them add sugar and cream (well, half and half). It worked really well together and provided a nice caffeine jolt. If let steep too long it develops not so much a bitterness as a sharpness, so I'd keep it to only a couple of minutes. The second cup was also solid, though a...

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Vanilla Almond from Republic of Tea

Style: Flavored Black Tea – Region: Blend

73 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Jul. 3rd, 2015

The smell of this tea is amazing, with a very strong almond vibe. The flavor picks up the black tea a bit too much for me, but I would imagine that big fans of black tea would find it well balanced. I don't detect a lot of vanilla, but it does seem to impart a sweetness.

In brief, it's great for what it is, but it'...

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Ginger Peach from Adagio Teas

Style: Flavored Black Tea – Region: Sri Lanka / Ceylon

80 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
Jun. 24th, 2015

The peach and ginger flavors in this tea are muted, but very smooth. I really like this one! A part of me wishes that the fruit and spice were stronger, but mostly I think this makes an excellent morning tea. The black tea is robust without being overpowering or bitter, and it holds up to multiple infusions well. Great...

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Peach-Apricot Essence from Davidsons Tea

Style: Fruit Black Tea – Region: Blend

73 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
May. 18th, 2015

Quite nice tea. The fruitiness is an accent with the tea flavor being dominant, but tgere is no bitterness. Overall, not bad.

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Vanilla Almond Decaf from Republic of Tea

Style: Flavored Black Tea – Region: Blend

90 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
Mar. 17th, 2015

Impressive tea. I'm finding that well-flavored decaf teas are something I really enjoy.

The vanilla is strong and high quality. The tea has undertones of raisin/muscatel that blend very well. Together, the sweetness is just right. I could detect no bitterness, yet the drink had plenty of body. Very enjoyable!

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Wild Blueberry from Republic of Tea

Style: Fruit Black Tea – Region: Blend

57 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Mar. 2nd, 2015

And now, I get to the final tea of my pack of 24 (plus 2)!

Unfortunately, while this tea wasn't bad, I wasn't impressed with it either. It's a pretty straight forward blueberry and black tea flavor, though the tea isn't complex enough to make this really interesting. Maybe it'd be better with a little sugar? It's ju...

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Caramel Vanilla Cuppa Cake from Republic of Tea

Style: Flavored Black Tea – Region: Blend

80 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Feb. 20th, 2015

A sweet, tasty tea. Excellent dessert tea for when you're in the mood for it. Well balanced flavors with no bitterness. As usual, though, the second cup was weaker.

It comes in packs of 50, so if you like this one it's very affordable.

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Cranberry Blood Orange from Republic of Tea

Style: Fruit Black Tea – Region: Blend

83 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Feb. 16th, 2015

Surprisingly good! I liked the orange better than I expected. It finishes a little astringent, but otherwise is quite good. Smells good too, if you're in the mood for something moderately citrusy.

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Pumpkin Spice Black Tea from Republic of Tea

Style: Flavored Black Tea – Region: Blend

83 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
Feb. 13th, 2015

Very nice tea, so long as you drink it rather quickly! The tea loses flavor as it loses heat. But the first sips I had smelled and tasted wonderful--somewhere between the spices used for pumpkin pie (without pumpkin flavoring) and those used in apple cinnamon oatmeal (without an apple or very oatmeal-ish flavor). So, b...

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Mango Ceylon from Republic of Tea

Style: Fruit Black Tea – Region: Blend

80 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
Feb. 11th, 2015

Surprisingly good! Though the flavor is better than the aroma (which is a bit weak), this is among the best blends between fruit and black tea that I've tried. Very smooth, neither bitter nor overly sweet. There's the hint of raisin-like flavor, but it's also properly balanced and not dominant. This cup also provides a...

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Earl Greyer from Republic of Tea

Style: Earl Grey Tea – Region: ?????

63 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5
Feb. 8th, 2015

As with all tea bags I've tried from Republic of Tea, I recommend a short steep with this one. Less than a minute works fine. You get plenty of flavor, no bitterness, and a serviceable (though weaker) second cup.

This seemed to be a high quality Earl Grey, but that style of tea isn't my favorite. The tea was definit...

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Blackberry Sage from Republic of Tea

Style: Flavored Black Tea – Region: Blend

77 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Feb. 7th, 2015

I like this one. It's got a balanced fruity versus tea-ish flavor, isn't bitter, and satisfies a craving for slight astringency/tartness. When I think about it I do notice the sage there, but it wouldn't have jumped out to me otherwise. It simply contributes to an undertone of herbaceousness.

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Ginger Peach from Republic of Tea

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

77 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Feb. 7th, 2015

I tried this tea again today, and have decided to redo my original rating rather than simply update it.

Okay, the smell is very nice--fruity without being excessively intense or artificial. The black tea provides body and the slight zing of caffeine without making the tea bitter. I didn't steep it long and I think t...

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Apricot Decaf Fair Trade Certified from Republic of Tea

Style: Fruit Black Tea – Region: Blend

73 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Feb. 6th, 2015

Very solid tea. This is another one that reminds me of oatmeal with fruit bits in it. The tea is well balanced, not bitter, and slightly creamy. The apricot works great too. Quite pleasant, especially if you're needing something caffeine free. Not a top flavor for me, but one I could see myself occasionally craving. Th...

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