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Tracy Jones  

User's reviews

  • Ti Kuan Yin

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    This is simultaneously floral and vegetal, but neither of those profiles is overwhelming and the taste overall was mild. I do not usually go for the green, brothy teas, but this one was not strong enough to turn me off of it. A little of this tea goes a long way since the leaves unfurl to be rather large. One serving does at least three good steeps.

  • Currant

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    The berry flavor is nice, though not very strong, and there is a hint of tartness that is pleasant. It is a bit of generic berry flavor to me, but isn't overly potent, overly bitter (when steeped at a lower temp for no more than 3 min), or harsh like I found the blueberry, blackberry, and raspberry to be.

  • Peach Oolong

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    The oolong and peach flavors work so well together. The peach is not quite a natural flavor, but it isn't overly fake either. A nice mellow tea good hot and cold.

  • Jump Start

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    This has a nice smooth, woody flavor with subtle hints of cinnamon and sweetness. It comes across as a super smooth, malty black tea. It has zero traces of bitterness or astringency, and does give you a jitter-free boost in the morning.

  • Pina Colada

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    As with most herbal teas that contain hibiscus and rose hips, those flavors really come through, but in this case they don't overwhelm. There is a very nice, strong pineapple flavor that doesn't seem overly fake. And while the coconut doesn't come through very strong, it does have an overall pina colada vibe. It is refreshing hot and iced, and has just enough natural sweetness that I don't have to add anything to enjoy it.

  • Cream Tea

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    On its own, it's fine. It isn't so much cream flavored as tasting like a naturally sweet, black tea. When you add a few chunks of rock sugar it starts to taste like a toasty marshmallow. I think this tea is best blended with other teas, which is when it does bring a slight sweet cream flavor to things.

  • Chestnut

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    This has a hint of natural sweetness and a nutty, toasty flavor that blends well with the strong black tea. To keep it from getting too bitter, I steep 3 min @ 195F.

  • Assam Melody

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    This tea is smooth and malty with a hint of sweetness that lingers after each sip. It does not have a harsh bitterness, but does have a pleasant astringency. I like steeping this one for 4 min @ 200F.

  • Honeybush Vanilla

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    This tastes like plain honeybush tea to me. I don't actually taste any vanilla. So, while it is fine, I was hoping for a stronger creamy, vanilla vibe.

  • Mandarin Green

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    The flavor of the green tea itself was mild and smooth, and while there were grassy notes, they were not overpowering in taste. It did have a pretty pungent grassy aroma that was hard to get past. The mandarin flavor was almost non-existent, though it did come forward a tiny bit as the tea cooled. I enjoyed the second steep more than the first.

  • Yunnan Jig

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    A very smooth, slightly malty black tea. It has a hint of sweetness and a pleasant astringency at the finish. Double points for no bitterness, even with a slightly longer steep.

  • Blackberry Sage Oolong

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    The sage comes through as a pleasant savory flavor, and the fruity notes compliment it nicely. I wouldn't have been able to tell it was an oolong base or that the fruit was suppose to be blackberry, but it all somehow works together to be a delicious cup of tea. You must like sage, as it is forefront in smell and taste. I enjoy it plain, but a little rock sugar does a nice job of enhancing the flavors.

  • Grapefruit Oolong

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    Big fan of this tea. While the taste is more subtle than the scent, it has a lovely (real, not fake) grapefruit flavor that is complimented nicely by the oolong base.

  • Decaf Spice

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    This is a lightly spiced black tea that tastes like the decaf version of Adagio's Oriental Spice. The spices are well balanced, though I mostly taste orange, cardamom, and cloves. I also enjoy that I can still taste the tea, not just spice.

  • Wuyi Da Hong Pao

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    This tea was fine, but not overly special or worth the extra cost in my opinion. It was very light in flavor, and a little more grassy than I prefer. It also did not steep well a second time, almost no flavor at all.

  • Formosa Pouchong

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    A little pricier than others, but worth it when you want to savor a cup of tea. It is delicate oolong, but very flavorful. It has a floral, almost lilac, aroma and flavor. I enjoyed this more when steeped about a minute more than recommended.

  • Anhui Keemun

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    This is toasty and smokey with a bit of sweetness at the finish that lingers. It is perfect when one is needing a stout cup of black tea with a good depth of flavor.

  • Raspberry

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    Another berry flavor in a black tea base, but it could have been about any berry flavor as I didn't really get raspberry from it. Also needs a lower temp and shorter brew as it is quick to go beyond acceptable levels of bitter. It started tasting even more berry-like as it cooled, so this might be best iced rather than hot.

  • Pu-erh Tahiti

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    Very tropical in aroma and taste. The flavors most identifiable for me were apple and coconut, backed up by a fruit medley that was harder to pinpoint. It is great hot and iced, and steeps well twice.

  • Blueberry

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    This has a generic fruity aroma and taste. I do not get blueberry from it at all, and it is pretty bitter even when steeped at a lower temperature (195F). It is drinkable for a fruity black tea, but it isn't great if you want to taste actually blueberries.