Tea

Thes de la Pagode Gunpowder Green Tea

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This is one of my favorite teas from this company. It has a wonderfully mild and roasted flavor that reminds me of the roasted twig teas of Japan.   Since it only contains gunpowder tea that hails from the Zhejiang province of China, the taste is not complex at all. This tea, like twig teas, would…

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Thes de la Pagode Citrus Green Tea Blend

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With this tea, you can easily see the marigold petals, orange peels, and lemon peels. The aesthetics of this tea is a plus for me. As expected, the dry tea had a robust citrus smell.  When prepared, the taste and smell of the green tea was a bit bitter. For me, it overwhelmed the flavor…

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Thes de la Pagode Marigold and Dragon Fruit Green Tea

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This dragon fruit and marigold green tea is from Thes de la Pagode, a French tea company. Since I had the tea bag and loose tea, I decided to try them both side-by-side. Illustrated above are both which you can see in the second picture that the one on the right is a full leaf…

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Thes de la Pagode Earl Grey Green Tea Blend

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For this cup of tea, I removed the tea from the tea bag and placed it in the lid of the tasting cup. I wanted to smell the tea and see the details of the cornflowers in this Earl Grey tea blend. Many of the French tea companies that I like have this kind of…

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Harney and Sons Paris Black Tea and Fruit Blend

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To start, this is one of the company’s most popular teas. It gets excellent reviews and it smells lovely. The company describes the aroma as similar to Earl Grey tea. I can agree but also have to add that it is much milder. Myself, as someone who likes Earl Grey tea,  would not choose this…

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La Via del Te Ninna Nanna Tea Blend

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This Ninna Nanna herbal tea blend is both pleasing to the eye and taste with a very nice balance between floral and fruit. I was particularly pleased with the smell and taste of the orange blossoms (see pictures of orange blossoms below). Those who like Jasmine teas will most likely love this one. According to…

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La Via del Te Very Linea Tea Blend

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The mix of herbs and spices in this Very Linea tea create a complex and bitter taste with the sweetness of the licorice root hardly making any impact on the taste. Peppermint is the most pronounced smell and flavor, overpowering the rest of the mix. The tea would be best served cold. According to the…

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La Via del Te Fennel Licorice Tea Blend

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To truly enjoy this Fennel Licorice tea, you need to be a fan of fennel seeds (70%) and licorice root (30%). It has a very strong flavor. This tea can be served hot or cold. The flavor resembles black licorice. Licorice root has a very sweet but woodsy flavor. You can see bits of the…

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La Via del Te Ginger Lemon Tea Blend

La Via del Te Ginger Lemon Tea Blend

If you are not a big fan of ginger teas, the lemon grass helps to offset the ginger flavor and is quite pleasing. This Ginger Lemon herbal tea (tisane) is very well balanced and not sweet. What is lemon grass? Although ginger and its benefits are well known, the benefits of lemon grass are less…

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