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drank Earl Grey by Harney & Sons
657 tasting notes

I’ve been terrible for months about logging my teas, work distracts me, not just from logging in but from being adventurous in my tea drinking. This is an old stand by that I keep coming back to, easy to steep and hard to mess up. I hope everyone in the community is well and, trite as this may sound under the circumstances, that we can all keep getting our favorite teas. A comforting beverage helps a lot in stressful times.


Comfort teas, comfort books, comfort TV … all good and very necessary right now! I’ve been going heavy on the old faithful cuppas myself.


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Picked this up in a boxed collection from T.J.Maxx. While I wouldn’t say it’s amazing, it’s pretty decent for bagged tea, and considering what a hodgepodge T.J.Maxx is, I think I lucked out.

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This was kindly sent as a sample in my recent order. I don’t think I’m ever going to be an Assam convert — honestly, I guess I LIKE a bit of bitterness and heft in my black tea — but this was very smooth and seemed (in my very non-expert opinion) like a nicely-done Assam.

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Just got the fresh spring harvest of this in, and as always it’s a soothing delight. I’m not really noticing any different notes from previous harvests, but my stash of those are LONG gone, so it’s not like I can compare them side by side. Glad to have this in the cupboard again.

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I’ve been so busy I haven’t posted in ages (missed ya’ll!), but I just got a whole bunch of tea in and now I need to keep track. Normally I wouldn’t order Republic of Tea (they’re pricey for what you’re actually getting) but I need teabags for work, and I remembered liking this flavor a lot in college. Wow, my taste buds have changed since then! Stash’s Peach is better than this and way cheaper.


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Good to know! Peach iced tea season is here for me!

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No stand out, but still a good Russian Caravan, and it’s nice to find something at a local shop, seems like I am constantly waiting on the mail and it gets old.

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drank Earl Grey Creme by Teavana
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Found these pyramid sachets at Walmart, to my surprise. It’s Earl Grey, so nothing mind-blowing, but there is a light root beer note to this that is kind of interesting.

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I’ve neglected my tea log so much, thanks to work, but I’ve also been neglecting my tea (again thanks to work). Mostly I’ve just been having Harney and Sons tea bags over and over, or Tazo when I’m really desperate. Hard times, folks.

Anyway, I did pick up this herbal loose leaf tea in a little shop and it seemed like a good time to check in. The tea is a little on the light side, but it has good flavor, a pleasant balance mainly of cinnamon and lemongrass. It smells kind of like cherry but doesn’t taste cherry, though there is a touch of fruitiness.

Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Milk Oolong by Mandala Tea
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So happy to have this in the cupboard again! It smells sooooo buttery. Gotta be honest, I never can taste anything at the recommended 15-20 second steeps, but 2 minute steeps are working out great.

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Trying this for the first time. It has a nice malt to it, and a hint of that leather flavor that seems to show up a lot in this type of tea. I am not crazy about the leather, but at least it’s not too strong.

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Happiness Is:
green tea
black tea
lots and lots of oolong!
vanilla things

Not Really My Style:
spices (except for ginger. ginger rocks)
chai (because, you know, the spices)
rooibos (I don’t get it. Everyone seems psyched for it. Not me).
those smoky teas, like lapsang souchong, though once in a while I’ll need something really strong and then I like them.


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