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

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Company Name: London Tea Company

Location:               London England

Brand:

Founded:              2003

Founder:

 

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.

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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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Tea Taste Test – Harney and Sons Chai

Tea Selection: Chai

Company Name: Harney and Sons

Location: Millerton, NY

Brand:

Founded: 1983

Founder: John Harney

Harney Chai

Tea Company Comments taken from their webpage:

First founded out of a love for teas over 30 years and out of his basement began his tea journey. As a Master Blender, serving teas and finding people kept returning for more. The Harney and Sons commitment is to deliver the finest quality tea possible. Continue reading

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Taste Test | Buckingham Palace | Metropolitan Tea

Tea Selection: Buckingham Palace Garden Party

Buckingham Palace Garden Party by Metropolitan Tea Company

Buckingham Palace Garden Party by Metropolitan Tea Company

Company Name: 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 

Ingredients:

Black tea

Green tea

Jasmine blossoms

Cornflower petals

Natural flavors

 

Costs at the time of this writing:

Wholesale only

 

Review: I went to a garden party, to reminisce with my old friends.. The king, the queen and other folks.. ooo wait, sorry. But honestly the name alone says a lot about this tea. It sounds as royal as it tastes. Lovely full bodied tea that really is very smooth and soft in taste and scent. I love the fact that it has a green tea mixed with the black as well. This tea is a definite for a tea party and a positive addition to the collection. This is a very light yet creamy taste tea and the scent alone will make you close your eyes and go “ahhhhh”.

 

Hot Tea Taste Facts:

Great and beautiful hot tea. Perfect, however I did not add any sweetener because I thought who cares, it’s too good to ruin with anything in it. I did not try it iced because I honestly felt this is a perfect brewed hot tea with a full smooth body of flavor that deserves a lot of credit on its own.

 

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Tea Taste Test – Tammy Tulsi

Tea Selection: Tammy’s Tulsi Green Tea

Company Name: Tammy Essentials

Location:               Troy, Missouri

Brand:

Founded:               2012

Founder:               Tammy

Tammy's Tulsi

Tea Company Comments taken from their webpage:

Since 2012 Tammy has enjoyed making her own skin care products. Now an Aromatherapist and member of the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy and an herbalist and a member of the American Herbalist Guild Tammy is devoted to helping others and providing safe and effective applications of the purpose driven plants around us.

 

Read more about Tammy’s on their website: Tammy’s Essentials

 

A caffeinated tea with a find mixture of several important herbs.

 

Ingredients: Organic: Green tea, holy basil, yerba mate, peppermint and a pinch of stevia.

 

Costs at the time of this writing: From $5.08

 

Review:

Tammy’s Essentials is far more then just tea and if you are in Troy and get a chance please visit, you will be so glad you did. Tammy has been developing her own line of teas for a while and as an herbalist she knows what works and what does not. This is a green tea with a few added essentials to get you going in the morning and to pick you up when you need to keep moving. This tea has a very woodsy flavor and its green tea is still a very strong influence amongst all the other herbs added. Tammy’s tea are more for the health then the enjoyment, even though they are very good they all have a health benefit and Tammy can help guide you to exactly what you need.

 

 

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Tea Taste Test #1 | Black Mango | Traveling Tea

Tea Selection: Black Mango Tea

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Company Name: Traveling Tea

Location:               St. Louis Missouri

Brand:                    Natures Notion, LLC

Founded:              2008

Founder:               Kateri Meyer

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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Taste Test | Davidson Tea | Cherries Jubilee

Tea Selection: Cherries Jubilee

Cherries Jubilee by Davidson's Tea

Cherries Jubilee by Davidson’s Tea

Company Name: Davidsons Tea

Location:               Reno Nevada

Founded:              1976

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.

Davidson’s tout one of the largest selections of USDA Certified Organic Teas.

Read more about on their website: Davidson’s Tea Company

Ingredients:

Organic barley

Organic chicory

Organic chamomile

Organic carob

Organic rooibos

Natural flavors

Costs at the time of this writing:

$2.95 – $29.95

Review:

This tea reminded me of something and as hard as I tried I could not remember it. It was a memory and I just could not connect it. The tea was really different and I did not get a big cherry taste from it.   I was surprised when I read the ingredients and realized the rooibos was the strongest taste I was getting. It’s really a different tea and again, surprised at it being a decaf. I would have to say that this brand of tea does an excellent job with it’s decaf. teas.

I did not try this tea with milk however it does suggest it and I think that would really be a very nice taste, adding a few cherries as well would make this a fun summertime drink

Hot Tea Taste Facts:

Great hot tea, full body flavor and a nice aroma to be around. This tea is an amazing tea if you like or just need to have a decaf tea, I’d choose almost any of the Davidson’s teas, they do a great job.

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Israeli Tea Recipe

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A very strong tea full of flavor!

SERVINGS 6

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 
tablespoons strong loose tea
  • 3 
cardamon seeds
  • 
Sugar
  • 
cream

 

DIRECTIONS Continue reading

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Tea Taste Test – Adagio Cold Brew Mango Iced

Tea Selection: Mango Cold Brew Iced Tea

Company Name: Adagio Teas

Location:

Brand:

Founded:

Founder:

 

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.

 

Read more about Adagio Teas on their website: Adagio

 

This tea came as a sample “please try me”.

 

Ingredients: Black tea, mango.

 

Costs at the time of this writing: Not listed yet on their site

 

Review:

First I have to say I really liked the larger pyramid bag of tea for a larger container brew. You take your container of water (cold), put in the bag and let it work overnight, when you wake up you have an amazing cold brew tea, ready to enjoy! The tea starts to work in a few minutes and in an hour it’s really starting to infuse. When I work up the next morning all that was needed was removal of the bag and a little stir. The tea is very refreshing, the mango is strong but not too overpowering and it really is a nice mix with the black tea.   Since I don’t have all the ingredients, I am thinking this is a Ceylon black tea. I’m not sure how you can get a hold of this tea but, if you can, you are going to enjoy two things.. the cold brew and the ease of waking up to tea already prepared for you!

 

 

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Taste Test | Spiced Raspberry by Davidson’s

Tea Selection: Spiced Raspberry

Spiced Raspberry by Davidson Tea

Spiced Raspberry by Davidson Tea

 

Company Name: Davidsons Tea

Location:               Reno Nevada

Founded:              1976

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.

Davidson’s tout one of the largest selections of USDA Certified Organic Teas.

Read more about Davidson’s Tea on their website: Davidson Tea Company

Ingredients:

98% decaffeinated organic black tea

Organic cinnamon

Organic cloves

Natural flavors

 

Costs at the time of this writing:

$7.37 – $26.50

Review:

As the description says this tea does have a raspberry essence with pungent spices. At times it did remind me of a pumpkin pie, minus the raspberry. I actually loved the flavor of this tea and did not want to stop testing it. The way it sort of melted into your taste buds and the scent rose up into your nostrils was very pleasant. I was also very surprised this was a decaffeinated tea.

Hot Tea Taste Facts:

The tea was nice hot and I could imagine it sweetened just a tad to really bring out the richness of the tea. I could not wait to try this tea hot and I was as pleased as I thought I would be. It’s a great tea, hot or iced.

 

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