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Michael M  

User's reviews

  • Traditional Ti Kuan Yin

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    Really nice traditional tie guan yin, the ever-present roasted notes are like a warm blanket on a cold day. Highly recommended.

  • Rohini First Flush

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    This first-flush darjeeling has a really bready aroma, with notes of raisins, well balanced, delicious.

  • Ali Shan Special

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    Wonderful floral aroma that carries over nicely into the cup. Subtle sweetness and vegetal flavors bring nice balance. A lovely Ali Shan.

  • Balasun First Flush

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    Really nice first-flush Darjeeling with aromas of raisin bread that carry over into the cup. A nice sweet and lingering finish brings you back for more. Really, really good.

  • Formosa Red Oolong

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    I don't often give five stars . This is a high quality, perfect tea. Aromas of sweet potato, cinnamon, and brown sugar carry over into the cup. Beautifully balanced. This is one I come back to often.

  • EARL GREY SUPREME

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    Was sent a sample of this with the gaiwan I purchased from H&S. The gaiwan was bad, the tea was fine for an Earl Grey.

  • Chamomile

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    Really good chamomile teabags, hard to go wrong here.

  • Shi Feng Long Jing

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    Buttery roasted and salted pine nuts. Delicate flavors. This is a tea you need to sit and be mindful with for full enjoyment.

  • Numi's Collection

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    Some were really good, like the gunpowder green, others were not great.

  • Citron Green

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    A nice flavored green tea, worked well with the green and the flavor.

  • Kentucky Bourbon

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    I was disappointed with this when I tried it in the communitea box. Just not good.

  • Gunpowder

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    One of my favorite greens in the sample box, really good daily drinker.

  • Pu erh dante

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    Full disclosure, this was my first introduction to Puerh. Smelled like dried mushrooms, taste was not pleasant to me.

  • Yunnan Gold

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    This is a really good Yunnan black, but I preferred the Yunnan Noir and even the Yunnan Jig a bit more than this tippy one.

  • Kukicha

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    This is an awesome Japanese green tea, nice and savory, brothy, with an almost celery-like aftertaste.

  • English Breakfast

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    Better than Irish breakfast, nor as good as Scottish breakfast, IMO.

  • Citrus Mint Green

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    I was skeptical trying this as I tend to enjoy unadulterated teas more, but this worked really well.

  • Masala Chai

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    Really, really good, less cinnamon than the Raja Oolong Chai, excellent with milk.

  • Hojicha

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    Nice toasted pine nut and vegetal, almost seaweed. Brothy and really rich.

  • Sencha Overture

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    Similar to the gyokuro to my taste buds. More savory and brothy with more of a dry finish.

  • Dragonwell

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    Oh my Geez, this tea changed my perception of green teas forever. I love it.

  • Ceylon Sonata

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    Very underwhelming in my opinion. Like a blank canvas.

  • Darjeeling Sungma Summer

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    This was a nice tea, but I much prefer the spring picks.

  • Genmai Cha

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    I love this stuff. Great for times when you're in the mood for something savory.

  • Fujian Orchid

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    A very inexpensive rolled pouchong. Very floral and fragrant, vegetal notes. Worth a try.

  • Assam Melody

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    I had really high hopes for this one, but turned out I don't like it as much as the Yunnan blacks.

  • Honeybush Vanilla

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    My whole family really liked this one when it came in the communitea box.

  • Golden Monkey

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    I am a big fan of Dian Hongs and didn't want to like this Fujian as much as I did. It is EXCELLENT.

  • Scottish Breakfast

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    I liked this one better than Irish Breakfast, but not as good as Adagio's Yunnan blacks.

  • Jasmine Yin Hao

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    Not as good as Adagio's jasmine phoenix pearls, a little less fragrant.

  • Gyokuro

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    Pretty awesome savory Japanese green. I love it. Second infusion doesn't hold up though.

  • Irish Breakfast

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    Got this in the black tea sampler. It was one of my less-enjoyed in the box.

  • Spring Darjeeling

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    Oh yeah, this stuff is amazing. Really smooth and sweet with almost a raisin-y aftertaste.

  • Yunnan Noir

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    Wonderful Dian Hong. Strong notes of malt and chocolate. Could drink this all day every day.

  • Milky Way

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    A fine fandom blend. Got it in the communitea box.

  • Lapsang Souchong

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    Got a sample of this in the black teas sampler box. Tasted like a campfire, smoking fall leaves, but a really nice flavor hidden below all that.

  • Throat Coat

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    Feels good on your throat when you need it, but not my favorite flavor.

  • Fujian Rain

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    A nice dark Oolong. Scent of dark chocolate/coffee with a hint of mineral to my nose, cup tasted robust, minerals, with a dry, astringent finish.

  • Golden Flower

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    Subtly sweet and lightly floral, beautiful Oolong at a great price.

  • Ali Shan

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    Soft honey and floral notes with a silky mouthfeel. A fantastic Oolong with a lot of depth and character. Highly recommended.

  • Formosa Oolong

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    This is a nice, darker Oolong tea. A little astringent, I think I'll appreciate this tea more as I continue to brew additional cups.

  • Maple Creme Oolong

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    This was part of the sample box I purchased. Was unsure of how I would like it, but it was one of the better sweetened teas I've had.

  • Ti Kuan Yin

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    Smells like steamed spinach, greens. A lightly roasted, savory vegetal Oolong.

  • Earl Grey Moonlight

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    Was excited for this one, but it fell short for me. Maybe I'm justvnot a very big Earl Grey fan. I found this overly-astringent.

  • Sleeping Dragon

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    A really lovely green tea, beautiful leaves and a nice savory cup.

  • Lavender Lemon

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    Nice scent of lavender and lemon, a good cup of herbal with some honey added.

  • Almond Oolong

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    Part of the Oolong sampler box, I found this one had a surprisingly strong almond flavoring smell. In combination with the oolong tea (formosa maybe?), I thought it was just OK.

  • Decaf Mango

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    This is a fine but not fantastic cup of decaf. I liked this one better than the peach.

  • Wild Berry Zinger

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    A nice herbal from Celestial Seasonings, enjoy if you're in the mood for tart berry flavors!

  • Bengal Spice

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    Bengal Spice is one of my most favorite herbals from Celestial Seasonings.

  • RED RASPBERRY TEA BAG

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    Not a bad herbal, but not very strong raspberry flavor.

  • English Breakfast Tea

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    A pretty standard English Breakfast I thought. Pricey.

  • Mountain Oolong Tea

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    I really liked this Oolong blend, the citrus and peach flavors were subtle but complimented the tea well.

  • Sencha Tea

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    I was able to try this tea in a sample box. It was a decent Sencha, but I think maybe overpriced.

  • Earl Grey Tea

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    Got to try this in a sample box. It's decent as Earl Grey's go, but I'm not a huge EG fan.

  • Darjeeling Quince Tea

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    I tried this blend in a sample box and it was one of my favorites. Really nice.

  • Tea Chest Assortment

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    This is the box that piqued my interest in tea and turned me from a casual tea bag drinker to a more serious loose leaf enthusiast. This collection is not cheap, but there are a lot of fine teas here.

  • Blueberry Merlot Tea

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    Got this herbal in a sample box and found it really nice.

  • Estate Darjeeling

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    I had this tea pyramid in a sample box and found it very enjoyable.

  • FRENCH VANILLA TEA BAGS

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    If you like vanilla flavor with your black tea, this one's not bad.

  • Green Tea with Pomegranate

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    Not my favorite flavor to go with not my favorite green. There are better Biggalow teas.

  • Peach Oolong

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    Got this in a sampler box and I really enjoyed it!

  • GREEN TEA BAGS

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    Since they stock this in my office building, I've had many opportunities to brew this. Not my favorite green, but works in a pinch.

  • GREEN TEA WITH LEMON GREEN TEA BAGS

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    Biggalow gets stocked in my office building, so I've tried almost all of them. This one is pretty good.

  • ENGLISH BREAKFAST TEA

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    A standard English Breakfast tea. And they stock it in my office building.

  • Honey Vanilla Chamomile

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    My personal favorite Celestial Seasonings blend, this is a really nice cup of herbal tea.

  • CONSTANT COMMENT BLACK TEA BAGS

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    One of Biggelow's more famous blends, nice black tea with spices.

  • Mandarin Orange Spice

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    One of my favorite celestial seasonings blends, really nice combination of orange and spice.

  • EARL GREY

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    They stock this in my office building. Not my favorite Earl Grey, but not bad.

  • Green Tea with Peach

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    They stock this at my office. I love peach, so this is one I drink frequently.

  • Sleepytime Classic

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    The classic celestial seasonings sleeptime tea. Nice and relaxing.

  • Throat Coat Lemon Echinacea

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    Not my favorite tasting tea, but does feel good on a sore throat.

  • Green Tea with Mint Tea Bags

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    They stock this at my office. Mint plus green isn't my favorite, but it's not bad.

  • Lemon Zinger

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    Lemon zinger is another tart member of the zinger collection. Not bad, but not my favorite.

  • Yunnan Jig

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    Fantastic black tea, bold with not too much astringency. Holds up well to several infusions.

  • I LOVE LEMON HERBAL TEA BAGS

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    They stock this in my office, nice herbal if you're in the mood for something lemony.

  • LEMON LIFT Decaf TEABAGS

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    They stock this in my office. Nice lemon addition to the black.

  • Apricot Green

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    My personal favorite Adagio "flavored" tea, the apricot really goes well with the green tea. I love this cup.

  • MINT MEDLEY

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    They stock this in my office. A nice herbal if you're in the mood for something minty.

  • HOT APPLE CIDER TEA BAGS

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    Nice balance of apple and spices, good herbal for a cold day.

  • Jade Oolong

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    Really light colored liquor, lightly floral, smooth flavor. I really love this Oolong.

  • Jasmine Phoenix Pearls

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    Really nice jasmine green, wonderful fragrance, nice semi-sweet flavor. I love this cup.

  • Decaf Hazelnut Cinnamon Creme

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    A nice sweet treat with a strong scent of cinnamon and nuttiness. Great to tame that sweet tooth after dinner.

  • Vanilla Oolong

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    Really nice, smooth Oolong with a hint of vanilla to round it out.

  • Wuyi Ensemble

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    Wonderful Oolong, I was really happy with this cup.

  • Decaf Peach

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    Great decaf peach tea, wonderful cup to relax in the evening.

  • Tension Tamer

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    Another nice herbal from celestial seasonings, calming and pleasant.

  • ORANGE & SPICE HERBAL TEA BAGS

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    A nice bagged herbal, nice orange flavor with spices that work well together.

  • Raspberry Zinger

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    Very tart, steep for less time if it's too much for you.

  • Orchid Vanilla Tea

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    Nice strong vanilla flavor and scent that mellows with subsequent infusions. I don't know if they changed recipes, but my leaf does not look as pictured, and while coconut is mentioned in the flavor description, it is not mentioned as an ingredient on my can.

  • Vanilla Pear

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    Ginger is the dominant flavor I get from this white, a little pear/apple, and almost no vanilla. Still, a nice cup. Can infuse multiple times with good results.