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We have been doing a seasonal food challenge with our kids and right now we’re challenging them to try fruits. They wanted raspberries this week so we went raspberry picking yesterday. While I was on a raspberry kick, I remembered that this tea was in my cabinet and decided it was going to be my breakfast drink.
It smells absolutely yummy while steeping. The vanilla and raspberry scents are a fabulous combination. Steeped for 4 minutes in boiling water and then left to cool a bit as I brewed up some iced tea with another raspberry tea. I think I was anticipating something sweeter. This mug seems to have a earthy taste with some bitterness. I can’t say I enjoyed it. This will be one I will play with and try to improve with other tea blends or honey/sugar.
Flavors: Bitter, Dry Leaves, Earthy
This is a nice mildly sweet tea. The taste of the pear is not as strong as I would like. It is good though. I am happy that Clipper Ship Tea Company is back in operation even if it is only a small store with limited selection.
Brewed this one time with 6 tsp leaf and 175 degree water in a 16oz glass Teavana Perfect Tea Maker/Gravity Steeper for 5 minutes.
Went to Clipper Ship Tea Company’s temporary store that is located in the back of an art gallery. Their store has still not been brought up to code after the fire. They had a more limited selection but I found a few teas to purchase. Decided to try this one to see if I liked it. Trying it now because it is caffeine free. It is a fairly decent mix of flavors with the lemon flavors the strongest and a bit of a sour tang from the grapefruit. It does not taste heavily of chamomile. It also doesn’t taste heavily of rooibos. It is a nice tea to drink when it is too late for caffeine.
This is an interesting tea. The rum flavoring is strong as is the taste of the rooibos. I don’t know that I would have bought this. I was given it as a free sample with my purchase today. It has a somewhat unpleasant flavor along with a pleasant flavor to be honest.
I brewed this tea one time in a 16oz Teavana Glass Perfect Tea Maker/Gravity Steeper with 3 tsp leaf and boiling water for six minutes.
Flavors: Rooibos, Rum
Bought this tea from Clipper Ship Tea company after trying it in store. Taste wise it is no too bad. I’d probably give this tea a 60 if I was rating it on taste alone. The strongest taste is the Chamomile giving it an apple note. The second strongest note is the valerian which is an unpleasant and a bit sour note. Not really sure if I can taste the peppermint or other ingredients. The woman who owns the store has several of these sleepy teas with valerian. She brewed all three of them for me in store. I thought this one was the one closest to tasting good. No tea with valerian really tastes good. She says she drinks them about an hour before she goes to bed and they help her stay asleep. This is highly subjective sort of thing and I don’t know that it will help me sleep at all. I do know that the fact that the chamomile is stronger in taste than the valerian is a good thing. If this tea has any effect on my sleep I may give it a rating tomorrow.
I brewed 3 tsp leaf in a 16oz Teavana Glass Perfect Tea Maker with boiling water for 7 minutes.
This blend is strong and slightly bitter. As I understand it the traditional way to prepare this is with a lump of rock sugar and a dab of heavy cream. I didn’t have either of those handy so it got prepared the same way I prepare western brewed black teas boiling water and sugar. I hope this tea has enough caffeine to keep me going when I have the late shift at work today.
I brewed this one time in a 16oz Teavana Perfect Tea Mker/Gravity Steeper with 3 tsp leaf and boiling water for 3 minutes.
Bought this the other day at Clipper Ship Tea Company. It is thick, rich and definitely buttery from the added caramel. I can’t really taste the vanilla. This is an overall nice puer tea for western steeping. I don’t know how the flavors would hold up gongfu style.
I steeped this one time in a 16oz Teavana Glass Perfect Tea Maker/Gravity Steeper for three minutes in boiling water and 3 tsp leaf.
Picked this up at Clipper Ship Tea Company yesterday. This is fairly nice tea. It is slightly malty and slightly fruity. It is also just a little bit bitter. I picked this up for drinking at an hour where I stop drinking caffeinated teas due to my insomnia. If I have real tea at this hour I won’t sleep. This is a nice tasting blend but not quite as good as most caffeinated breakfast blends I have had.
I st6eeped this one time in a 16oz Teavana Glass Perfect Tea Maker/Gravity Steeper with 3 tsp leaf and 200 degree water for 3 minutes.
I have little clue what else in in this Tisane other than dried cherries. Saw it today while I was at Clipper Ship Tea Company where I bought a lot of tea. Picked this one that I got a 50g package of because it is caffeine free. It is sweet with notes of cherry and other fruits, not sure what they are.
Brewed this one time in a 16oz Teapot with 3 tsp leaf and 200 degree water for 5 minutes.
Got this as a free sample with my purchase from Clipper Ship Tea Company the other day. It’s a very nice tasting flavored oolong. Their is more of a melange of fruit flavors rather than one dominant. This is one I would consider buying. I think it would make a good iced tea.
I used the entire sample in about 12oz of 190 degree water and steeped it for 3 minutes.
Got this as a free sample with my order yesterday. Made it now because it’s caffeine free. This is an interesting herbal but I’m not sure what I’m tasting. Definitely taste the apple and the lemongrass. I don’t know why this is called Sailor’s Brew as I am relatively sure no one in the US Navy would be drinking this. It’s nice enough for a herbal tisane but I don’t think I would buy it.
Brewed the entire sample in about 12oz of boiling water for 7 minutes.
Bought this because it looked like an interesting caffeine free tea to cold brew as an iced tea. There is a sweet taste from all the various fruits added to this. Can’t really say that I taste the apple specifically, it is sort of a melange of flavors all melding together. It is fairly good. It does have a little bit of a sour note to it. But it is still good.
I brewed this overnight in the fridge in a 64oz iced tea maker with 8 tsp of leaf.
This tastes strongly of orange and has a natural sweetness. It’s good but the underlying notes of the oolong are weak compared to the orange. This produces a very light colored cup of tea.
Brewed this one time in a 16oz Teavana Glass Perfect Tea Maker/Gravity Steeper with 3 tsp leaf and 190 degree water for 3 min.
This is a nice green rooibos with a strong note of peach. It’s also a bit of a melange of flavors of the other dried fruit that is in this blend. It’s a fairly nice herbal that I will have to try iced. Being a green rooibos it doesn’t have that herbaceous taste of red rooibos.
I brewed this one time in a 16oz Teavana Glass Perfect Tea Maker/Gravity Steeper with 3 tsp leaf and boiling water for 5 minutes.
Bought 50g of this the other day. You can definitely taste both the chocolate and the strawberry in it. It is up to the standards of the Clipper Ship Tea Company from whom I have bought some excellent tea. You can also taste the black tea base in this. Overall this is quite nice for a flavored black tea. While flavored teas often have a lower quality base tea I don’t think this to be that much of a lower quality base tea. I do plan to cold brew this and try it iced.
I brewed this once in a 16oz Teavana Glass Perfect Tea Maker/Gravity Steeper with 3 tsp leaf and 200 degree water for 3 minutes.
Flavors: Chocolate, Strawberry
This tea is not as good as it smelled in store. It’s sweet but has a sour note. Not a completely unpleasant sour note though. It is just not as good as I had hoped. Will cold brew this as an iced tea and see how it is.
Brewed this once in a 28oz ceramic teapot with 4 tsp leaf and boiling water for 5 minutes.
Bought this specifically to cold brew as iced tea. It is delicious and sweet from the fruits in this tea. The strawberry is definitely the strongest flavor but I think I taste the apple and pear too. This is one delicious caffeine free iced tea. I added some sugar because I like iced tea sweet but this really didn’t need it. If anyone goes to Clipper Ship Tea Company and is looking for a tisane to make into iced tea I definitely recommend this one. It is good.
I brewed this overnight in a 68oz Iced Tea Jug with 8 tsp leaf.
Brewed this one overnight in the fridge and am drinking it iced. It is a very nice iced tea. The black tea base tastes good and the flavoring is sweet in nature. I added some sugar syrup because I like iced tea sweet. Have yet to try this one hot.
Brewed this one overnight in the refrigerator in a 32oz Lupica Handy Cooler with 4 tsp leaf.
Flavors: Black Currant
Picked this up the other day at Clipper Ship Tea Company. It is fairly tasty as decaf goes. Perhaps not as good as regular tea but this shouldn’t effect my insomnia. It’s got a sweet note from the pomegranate and raspberry. I added sugar so it’s hard to tell how sweet it is but it’s not bitter at all. It has a barely perceptible sour note to my taste buds but not enough to be a factor. I don’t drink caffeinated tea this late so it is a compromise choice for me. I think it is good quality as decaf goes.
I brewed this one time in a 16oz Teavana Glass Perfect Tea Maker/Gravity Steeper with 3 tsp leaf and boiling water for 3 min.
This is a particularly good green rooibos tea. The taste of the blueberry is stronger than the taste of the rooibos. It is also really good iced.
I brewed this one time in a Teavana Glass Perfect Tea Maker/Gravity Steeper for five minutes with 3 tsp leaf and boiling water.
This is a very tasty and interesting mix of ingredients. The berry taste comes through clearly. The ripe puerh too. Not sure I taste the guayasa. This is really good.
I brewed this one time in a 16oz Teavana Glass Perfect Tea Maker/Gravity Steeper with 3 tsp leaf and boiling water for 3 miinutes.
I had a feeling when I smelled the dry leaves that I wouldn’t like this, they had a sour aroma. The tea itself tastes sour too with a sweet mango note that just isn’t strong enough. The black tea base is decent but is hard to taste. Luckily I only bought a sample of this one.
I brewed this once in a Teavana Glass Perfect Tea Maker/Gravity Steeper with 3 tsp leaf and boiling water for 3 minutes.
Flavors: Mango, Sour
I woke up at 4 am and couldn’t sleep. Since I have ideas of going back to sleep I made decaf. Bought this from my local tea store and it’s pretty good. I am noticing what seems to be orange, asnise, and clove in there. It’s not quite a full blown chai.
I brewed this one time in a Teavana Glass Perfect Tea Maker/Gravity Steeper with 3 tsp leaf and boiling water for 3 min.
Flavors: Anise, Clove, Orange