Tea Taste Test – Davidson’s French Vanilla

Tea Selection: French Vanilla

Company Name: Davidsons Tea
Location: Reno Nevada
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Founded: 1976
Founder:

French Vanilla Tea by Davidson Tea Company

French Vanilla Tea by Davidson Tea Company

There is a ton of great information on this website. I try to stay focused with the company but you will need to check out the website for all the tea information and nations that they work with and why.

Yes, founded over 38 years ago and making strides in the industry as well as in 2007 combining their organic philosophy and vision by entering an alliance with one of India’s top organic tea growers. Today they work with tea producers from India, Sri Lanka, China, Latin America and Eastern Europe. Continue reading

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Tea Taste Test – Earl Grey Bravo

Tea Selection: Earl Grey Bravo

 

Company Name: Adagio Teas

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Adagio Earl Grey Bravo

 

Tea Company Comments taken from their webpage:

Searching their website I don’t see a lot of information of how they started, but there are a few different facts like a ban yourself page that you can ban yourself from spending too much at their stores and website. Also you can click a link and find teas located near you and as their website states they are very interested in the planet and our carbon offset. This Earl Grey is a very earthy and down to earth tea company.

 

Read more about Adagio Teas on their website: Adagio

A black tea from Sri Lanka flavored.

Ingredients: Black tea, orange peels, natural earl grey flavor, blue cornflowers.

 

Costs at the time of this writing: 15 loose tea pyramids – $6.00

 

Review:

From first scent to final sip you know you are drinking an Earl Grey. It has a strong black tea with a stronger cornflower scent. There is not a big scent of orange even thought it’s blended into the bergamot. It’s your standard Earl Grey.

Hot Tea / Iced Tea Taste Facts: Great both ways.

 

 

Till next Tea….

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Do You Ever Just Want To Whisper …..

What's whispering in your ear today

I wonder what they she is saying, seems he’s more interested in the Tea!

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Tea Taste Test – Adagio Coconut

Tea Selection: Coconut

 

Company Name: Adagio Teas

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Adagio Coconut

 

Tea Company Comments taken from their webpage:

Searching their website I don’t see a lot of information of how they started, but there are a few different facts like a ban yourself page that you can ban yourself from spending too much at their stores and website. Also you can click a link and find teas located near you and as their website states they are very interested in the planet and our carbon offset. A very earthy and down to earth tea company.

 

Read more about Adagio Teas on their website: Adagio

 

A black Ceylon tea mixed with the flavor of a coconut.

 

Ingredients: Black tea, natural coconut flavor, dried coconut.

 

Costs at the time of this writing: 15 loose tea pyramids – $6.00

 

Review:

Fresh out of the bag there is a very slight scent and even once it has steeped the scent is very mild. It gives off an almost burnt coconut scent and flavor. It has a strong black tea presence with the mild flavoring of coconut.

 

Hot Tea / Iced Tea Taste Facts: Hot tea is fine and an iced is fine as well. However, I think I would stay closer to the Hot Tea. This has such a light flavor it would make a great after dinner tea.

 

Till next Tea….

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Tea Taste Test – Adagio White Blueberry

Tea Selection: White Blueberry

Company Name: Adagio Teas

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Adagio Steeping

 

Tea Company Comments taken from their webpage:

Searching their website I don’t see a lot of information of how they started, but there are a few different facts like a ban yourself page that you can ban yourself from spending too much at their stores and website. Also you can click a link and find teas located near you and as their website states they are very interested in the planet and our carbon offset, very earthy and down to earth tea company. Continue reading

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Earl Grey Challenge #1

I decided to do an Earl Grey challenge with the Earl Grey Teas I had to taste test, it sure is a small dent into the Earl Grey World but out of the four they had distinct tastes, so here we go!

Earl Grey by Taylor's Tea

Earl Grey by Taylor’s Tea

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Company Name: Taylors

Location:               New Stanton, Pa.

Brand:                    English Tea Store

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Tea Company Comments taken from their webpage: Disappointed in their website about page but it does list a few certifications and the fact that they are a member of the Tea Association of the USA. They offer many different styles of tea and supplies as well as some British items you may enjoy looking at. Continue reading

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Earl Grey Challenge #2

I decided to do an Earl Grey challenge with the Earl Grey Teas I had to taste test, it sure is a small dent into the Earl Grey World but out of the four they had distinct tastes, so here we go!

Company Name: The Metropolitan Tea Company

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Earl Grey By Metropolitan Tea Company

Earl Grey By Metropolitan Tea Company

 

Their website seems to be mostly locked down unless you are a wholesale buyer, it’s sad because I like to report a bit about the company as well as the tea. I can say they are into fair trade, and huge on carbon footprints doing what they can to help the environment.

 

When you go to their about page it’s a huge list of master tea experts and other people that aide them in what they do but nothing about the company, founder or background. I wish I had more to give you, unless you are a wholesaler there is not going to be much information on the teas or the company.

Read more about Metropolitan Tea on their website: Metropolitan Tea Company

A competition of the Earl Grey Teas, this tea rated a 2 out of 4.

Ingredients:

Black tea

Natural flavors

 

Costs at the time of this writing:   Wholesale only

Review:   This tea was part of the Earl Grey challenge were I taste tested 4 Earl Grey teas and graded each on a 1-4 grade.   Metro tea made a very nice tea with its Earl Grey.   Touted as a Luxury Tea this tea does have an exciting aroma and flavor. It has the right mix of flavors and black tea. Out of the 4 teas that I tested this one came in at number 2. It really was a toss up between one and two. I think I just liked it’s flavor a little bit less, but honestly as this being number two if you find this tea out and about it will be a great tea and a joyful experience.

Hot Tea Taste Facts:

Great hot tea and not so great iced. I’m not sure what it is about the Earl Grey’s but when you mix them with ice they just really lose their robust flavor. This tea reminds me of tea that mother used to make or in most cases grandmothers.

 

Till next tea

 

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Earl Grey Challenge #3

I decided to do an Earl Grey challenge with the Earl Grey Teas I had to taste test, it sure is a small dent into the Earl Grey World but out of the four they had distinct tastes, so here we go!

Earl Grey London Company

Earl Grey London Company

#3

Company Name: London Tea Company

Location:               London England

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Founded:              2003

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Tea Company Comments taken from their webpage:

Blending, brewing and drinking ethical teas since 2003, London Tea Company is determined to spread the word on how great ethical tea can be. We have developed an exciting range of Fairtrade teas and herbal infusions which are packed with flavour and help provide a fair price the growers and their communities.

Read more about London Tea on their website: The London Tea Co.

A competition of the Earl Grey Teas, this tea rated a 3 out of 4.

Ingredients:

Black Teas

Natural Flavorings

 

Costs at the time of this writing:  4.4 oz – $10.99

Review:

This was a blind taste test challenge with Earl Grey teas from four different companies. This earl grey came in third. It’s a good tea and I won’t take anything away from that however compared to the other four this tea just seemed to be bland and had nothing unique about it. It’s a combination of two black teas from Ceylon and the Nilgiris. The website says it has added a natural bergamot but I really did not sense or taste any other flavoring.

Hot Tea Taste Facts:

This was a nice tea and hot it was good with a strong flavor and smooth, it’s strictly black tea with no outside flavors influencing it. It was also great with milk and iced as well.

Till next Tea….Earl

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Earl Grey Challenge #4

I decided to do an Earl Grey challenge with the Earl Grey Teas I had to taste test, it sure is a small dent into the Earl Grey World but out of the four they had distinct tastes, so here we go!

Company Name: Traveling Tea

Location:               St. Louis Missouri

Brand:                    Natures Notion, LLC

Founded:              2008

Founder:               Kateri Meyer

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Tea Company Comments taken from their webpage:

Traveling Tea is not a franchise and they work to bring you the best most affordable                     highest quality teas. You can purchase enough for a cup or as much as a pound. Kateri             wanted to bring a quality tea store to the St. Louis area Continue reading

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