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65

I don’t know why you need to add caffeine to tea, but here it is, this was gifted to me so I’m writing a note. I’m not a fan of the extra caffeine kick, but the toasted coconut is mellow, not bitter and quite drinkable. Taste is ok, extra buzz un-necessary.

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70

This has a nice strong orange flavor with some spices. I drank it sweetened without milk. It tastes nice, though not super special or anything. I’ve been drinking a lot of teas with this flavor profile lately, and this one wasn’t very memorable. It gets terrible reviews, which it doesn’t deserve. Thanks tea-and-cats!

Maddy Barone

I would agree about Comfort & Joy. It is a perfectly nice tea without being outstanding.

AJRimmer

Yep! I feel like I end up rating so many teas around a 70 because they were perfectly fine, but not special.

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82

Thanks to tea-and cats for this tea! I’m enjoying it more than many other pumpkin spice blends. I taste something pumpkin-like, and I also taste some mild spices. I would have liked a bit more power from the spices, but it was still enjoyable sweetened with milk. I put it in the fridge overnight, and today, it’s really a pretty great cup of tea. I get some fruitiness from the pumpkin and warmth from the spices. I don’t taste much black tea, but this one isn’t lacking any depth, so that must be where the black tea is coming in. I would drink this again.

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85

I am quite enjoying this one! It has bright, sweet pineapple and lychee flavors. A happy, comforting fruit tea that’s easily drinkable. I think I will try it iced next time, seems like it might make a good cold tea!

Flavors: Lychee, Pineapple

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70

I get a nice orangey flavor here. I don’t necessarily taste the black tea. The flavoring isn’t tangy, sour, or fake. It’s well-balanced and pleasant warm with some sugar. I didn’t taste cranberry specifically, which was fine. Thanks tea-and-cats! I don’t think this was special enough to have again, but it was nice.

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75

I wanted to follow up the theme of chocolate teas today with this tea from getanzt

After 8 minutes of steeping, this smelled like strawberry candy and tasted like a delicate strawberry hot cocoa. I added a little but of milk to make it creamier, but it ended up drowning out the flavors, so I don’t recommend doing that!

Overall, I wish the flavor was stronger, but what is there is tasty!

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77

I’m currently in possession of the latest Reddit TTB, which is always fun. This is the first tea that I decided to try, and it’s quite nice! It’s the loose leaf version, and it’s pretty high quality. I taste a pleasant malty flavor. It goes well with milk and sugar. It could be a little stronger/heartier, but it’s been a good way to start my day!

gmathis

There’s a walk down memory lane! Haven’t had this in years, but I remember ordering a tin when my son was a little’un and loving it.

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18

smell paper

steep 5 minutes boiling water

color translucent dark orange brown

smell
toasty, barely

taste
bakey, toasty

hint earthy (coconut) in aftertaste if you look for it

Added cream and sugar, now it tastes like sweet milk

meh, not a fan

this was a free sample

https://amazonv.blogspot.com/2022/04/republic-of-tea-company-tea-bag-black.html

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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84

additional notes: Having this one again… might be becoming a rainy day go-to! Makes me wish I was on the ocean!!! That lighthouse again.

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84

additional notes: Having this one again a month later and raising the rating from 74. I’m surprised I only gave it a rating of 74 a month ago, as there are some real clunkers of bergamot blends out there and this is NOT one of them. This IS a solid Earl – just as long as I use two teabags in a big mug. The flavor is quite good. I really like it. This could be a go-to tea for me, if I’m looking for STRONG, BRISK, TASTY BERGAMOT. It seems like a tea I’d drink at a lighthouse or something… Or great on a sunny yet brisk and windy day (as today is). As whoa, this tea is also brisk yet sunny. It’s a real energy booster and brightener.

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84

Tiffany :) sent me a TON of these teabags! THANK YOU!  Luckily I like them!  I will be doubling up on them though.  Eyeing the CTC leaf, it looks like half a teaspoon in each teabag.  It might have been a LITTLE strong, but note to self, use a big mug if you steep two.  But I love when an Earl is brisk.  The bergamot itself isn’t my absolute favorite, that’s tough to match, but it isn’t bad bergamot at all.  Also strong!  Well, this IS named “Earl GreyER”.  I’m glad I like it… I will have plenty around when I want a solid Earl.
Steep #1 // 2 teabags for big mug // 23 minutes after boiling // 1 1/2 minute steep
Steep #2 // 3 min after boiling // 3min

Flavors: Bergamot, Brisk

Maddy Barone

When I brew RofTea in my 4 cup pot I use 6 teabags. I am not a fan of bergamot, though, so I haven’t had this one.

Mastress Alita

For whatever reason my eyes originally read, “Earl Geyser.” Which… would also be a pretty great name for a tea.

tea-sipper

Maddy, I’m probably overdo it with this one if I used 6 teabags.

Mastress alita, this tea will probably forever be Earl Geyser for me now. It IS a geyser of briskness and bergamot! haha

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Decided to immerse myself in all things Eire today: shamrock green sweater, Irish Whiskey Tea (Teamaze) for breakfast, rereading an installment from “An Irish Country Doctor” series, listening to The Irish Rovers, and this for my work break because, well, green.

I don’t have a lot of matcha experience so this may just be ignorance talking, but it was a little too high on the bitter and vegetal scale for my preferences. I’m lily-livered and want my green teas gentle, sweet-ish, or flavored. No harm done, horizons expanded, and with that, I’ll leave you with this little Irish blessing I found: If God sends you down a stony path, may He give you strong shoes.

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50

I was hoping this would have more of a stronger vanilla taste, but it’s just…. eh. I don’t find myself reaching for it much because it’s not very remarkable.

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This chai is very anise forward, with a bit of cinnamon and pepper in reserve. I’ll agree with the other reviewers here in that it is a rather weak cup. At least it is not bitter or clove heavy so I will say I like this one better than Twinnings Chai.

Flavors: Anise

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94

drank this again today, made a huge pitcher for drinking iced… and finished one of our three canisters LOL… we always have this one around.

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94

One of my favorite teas to drink iced in the summer. Super refreshing. Light on the ginger and heavy on the peach and tea flavor. It’s decaf, so it’s a little flat tasting compared to non decaf black tea, but it’s perfect for this blend.

Flavors: Peach, Stonefruit, Tea

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 4 tsp 32 OZ / 946 ML

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89

Thanks to tea-and-cats for this one! I would 100% order this tea. The mint is so fresh and tasty. Green rooibos is the perfect background. It just ends up being a deliciously light mint tea with some extra complexity. The cold resteep is tasty too. I love it!

gmathis

The green rooibos part sounds very nice!

Lexie Aleah

Love this one but haven’t had it in several years!

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76

I’ve enjoyed Republic of Tea’s other rooibos blends in the past, so I was glad to try this one from tea-and-cats! This is one I’d consider buying as a work tea. The rooibos is high quality and the cinnamon and other spices are nice. It’s mild and definitely rooibos-centric, but I like it.

Devon Bartholomew

I had this last night, I really enjoyed it!

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Great googly moogly, this was yummy! I wish I had more!

Flavors: Cranberry, Orange

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I don’t really care for red rooibos but I’ve seen some people mentioning they have a strong preference for either red or green so I thought I’d give this a try when I found a tin at the grocery store. I think it’s quite a bit tastier than red rooibos but I’m not in love with it. It’s just a big cup of meh. There are other caffeine-free options I enjoy a lot more. Maybe it would be better for me in a blend instead of straight rooibos? Or maybe I’m just not a rooibos person.

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25

This was not a yummy sip.

Flavors: Bitter, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 6 g 18 OZ / 532 ML

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92

This blend is gorgeous. I love jasmine—the fragrance, the flavour, all the things. And while I like it with just about any tea, I think it works best as a white tea blend. (Oolong might be nice, too? I haven’t tried it.) This one’s super simple and straightforward, and utterly lovely.

Flavors: Jasmine

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 1 min, 0 sec 6 g 18 OZ / 532 ML

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