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I’ve had pretty good luck with the Loyd teas I’ve stumbled upon at our local Tuesday Morning Store and this cheerful little box was just begging to go home with me. So I let it.

The citrus tastes primarily orange-y and the ginger has quite a snap to it, especially if you drink it bag-in. Like Constant Comment with a little attitude. I’m thinking this will be great for seasonal sniffles and sinus cruds (just around the corner)!

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drank Forest Fruit by Loyd Tea
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I don´t expect much at all. I think they used pyramid sachet just because it is cool now. It rather looks they use same mix even for classical tea bags.

I woke up quite early today; and as there was a storm in night everything was wet. Including grass! So I took my scythe and started to mow the grass. After one hour I returned back home and had tooth for fruit tea. Weird.

Well; opened the box and it is strongly aromatic. Put it into hot water and all room is filled with forest fruit aroma. I do not think it is natural. Otherwise I prepared it as written. 5 minutes steep of boiling water.

Liquor turned into raspberry red and so does smell after raspberries and blackberries. The liquor is clear though. Aroma is quite nice, but artificial.

Taste is watery and very tart, with little notes of blackberries. Raspberry only as raspberry seeds. I can not recommend this tea. Well what I have expected?

Drank plain (as always), no additives added.

Flavors: Blackberry, Raspberry

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 10 OZ / 300 ML
haptiK

i have some licorice & ginger root tea from harney and sons that comes in a triangular sachet. my understanding of the triangular design is that they allow for more water to contact tea and as well as allow for a higher quality tea then their bag counterparts which is typically just tea dust. so i guess it means if it comes in a triangle, it’s a better quality tea.

now my retort to that would be that if the industry can shape you into that thought process then they can go back to stuffing low grade tea into triangles and the consumer will think it’s a higher grade. so my mantra is loose leaf and if i want it in a bag i’ll bag it myself.

of course that’s not always possible since some teas will just come prepared in a bag and thats the only way you can get it. meh.

gmathis

I have this one — it’s labeled Raspberry/Blackberry here, but it is the same stuff. I didn’t care for it hot, either, but it’s OK for an iced tea if you steep it strong in the fridge.

gmathis

(Just OK. Not spectacular.)

Kittenna

You mow grass with a scythe?!

Martin Bednář

haptiK – yep, usually it is like you wrote. Using triangle (pyramid) sachet for better teas. You don´t have to make it so dusty. But No, this one was dusty even in pyramid one.

gmathis – yep, for iced tea it can be okay I think. Maybe I will try it.

Kittenna – yup. I do. We don’t have a mower which is also not very good opinion when it is rather like an orchard. More over, it looks bit like meadow – much better for enviroment and mowing with scythe is way more ecofriendly too. And relaxing!

gmathis

Are Loyd brand teas readily available where you are, Martin? They have a cranberry/ginger with manuka honey that is delicious!

Martin Bednář

They are quite available there, but I am trying to avoid them because in independent tests they found out lots of pesticides and other awful stuff in.

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drank Raspberry & Strawberry by Loyd Tea
2127 tasting notes

Confounded blood pressure. Had to do an unwelcome run to urgent care for a nasty ear infection last week and got spoken to very crisply about the need for follow up with my regular doc. (Yes, I listened. Yes, I have an appointment scheduled.)

In the meantime, I understand that hibiscus is a good natural catalyst for BP reduction. That’d be great, if I liked hibiscus. So if I’m going to imbibe it, I’ll have to disguise it.

I tried a cup of this fruity stuff last night—another Tuesday Morning impulse grab—and it wasn’t bad. More raspberry than strawberry, still more tart than I prefer, but not so much that it makes your eyebrows sweat. It’s finally warming up to ice tea weather—I have learned that hibiscus is a little mellower when you cold steep it, so we may give that a go as well.

tea-sipper

Hope you feel better now, or soon!

gmathis

Thank you kindly. I can hear and my left ear is no longer swelling like Dumbo :) The BP is an issue caused largely by, um, no longer being 25.

Kittenna

Here’s hoping you can manage to drink some hibiscus, and that it helps! I know that sweetening it works well for me, but of course, adding sweetener brings along its own issues.

Fjellrev

Oh no, I hope you will feel better soon. High blood pressure is scary stuff.

ashmanra

I have white coat anxiety, and my doctor made me start taking mine at home and writing it down. I was there today and they raised their eyebrows. It dropped twenty points when I got home.

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Succumbed to temptation (“no-tea-till-the-weather-changes” ban forgotten) when I found this at our local Tuesday Morning store (a.k.a. the place where I never go to buy anything I need, but always walk out with my hands full anyway).

Due to its sweetness, this would be suitable for a party tea with my new crop of fifth grade girls, but it has some grown-up merit, too. It’s a rooibos blend with fruits that aren’t tart, the honey feels thick and satiny, and the hints of ginger show up at the end of each sip, just warming your tongue a bit.

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drank Earl Grey by Loyd Tea
389 tasting notes

1st steep of the day July 2 2016, Great Tea, to calm my morning, Much stress on FaceBook Right Now, need a Big Long Sip, Breathe Deep, Laugh and Sigh, This is a Fine Flavored Earl Grey Tea, Smooth and Flowery, as Said a Magical Moment

Flavors: Bergamot

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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For Christmas I got some tea from my parents and this was one of them, I think my mum went to a Polish supermarket to get some of them which I never thought of doing.

Flavour is very mild despite being such a dark red colour. It’s dry with a gentle, sweet yet sour hibiscus and spicy after taste. I suppose it does taste like mulled wine in a way, though it’s too mild. If it was any stronger the hibiscus flavour would be too thick.

I’m not sure with this one, it’s very non offensive since it’s so mild but the fact that it is mild means I can’t taste much overall. I can drink it which is something, so it’s at least average.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Ysaurella

you have Polish supermarkets in the UK ? that’s nice.

KittyLovesTea

Yes we have a lot of them, in Leicester – East Midlands anyway. We have a fairly large Polish community here and in turn lots of Polish supermarkets and shops opened up. My next door neighbours are Polish. I like the chance to see different cultures :)

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if it is taken 3-4 times it is healthy more that that it is like slow posion .

Flavors: Honey, Lemon

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 5 min, 0 sec 0 tsp 30 OZ / 887 ML

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A bit bitter, but it’s a very old teabag. I added a touch of agave, as it seemed appropriate. I don’t really know what quince tastes like, muchless opuncia… I am basically just drinking this to de-cupboard it.

99 baggies/boxes/tins of tea on the wall, 99 containers of tea. Take one down, pass it around…

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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gifted to me by a kind friend who knows i like different varieties of tea, this tea is surprisingly delicious, uplifting with a hint of spice. mirabelle is apparently a small yellow plum. the tea comes from Poland. it’s probably one of the nicest, more complex fruit teas that i’ve ever had. i’d like to take this taste & wrap it in chocolate.

Kimberley Bradford Illman

Like the chocolate thought!

Amanda Earl

it’s all better with chocolate :)

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drank Assam TGFOP by Loyd Tea
436 tasting notes

Sip down! This tea did not age very well and should probably be drunk fairly quickly after opening. It has lost all its bright fruity notes and tastes rather non-descript at this point.

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drank Assam TGFOP by Loyd Tea
436 tasting notes

The tea brews to the colour of slightly aged oak furniture. It smells lightly citrusy. A fairly light tea that is pleasantly drinkable, but seems to lack the deep, malty, biscuity tones I associate with assam. Instead it has bright fruity notes without a great deal of astringency. More of an afternoon tea than a morning tea. Resteeps well.

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Luv the Taste

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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drank Madras by Loyd Tea
22 tasting notes

Very sweet flavour, resembling the chinese teas from Yunnan. Gentle, yet strong, good for afternoon or morning snack.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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I can smell the orange, but for my opinion there is too much liquorice to taste any other flavours.

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Fabulous flavor! It tastes a bit like bergamotte

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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