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    Boston Tea Company Tropical Mango Black Tea

    Photo: Boston Tea Company Country of Origin: Sri Lanka Leaf Appearance: small, dark with very large fruit pieces and tons of bright yellow petals Ingredients: Ceylon Black Tea, Mango Bits, Sunflower Petals, Natural Mango Flavor Steep time: 3 minutes Water Temperature: 212 degrees Preparation Method: ceramic teacup and mesh infuser Liquor: deep reddish brown I adore mango so I was really excited to try this blend. The dried mango bits were quite large and I loved the punch of color from the sunflower petals. Unfortunately after following the recommended steep time, I found that the fruit flavor was a bit lacking. The Ceylon base was earthy and malty with quite a bit of astringency.…


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    Boston Tea Company Peach Passion Oolong

    Country of Origin: Taiwan Leaf Appearance: small, dark lots of bright petals Ingredients: oolong tea, apple pieces, peach pieces, marigold flowers, natural peach flavor Steep time: 5 minutes Water Temperature: 212 degrees Preparation Method: ceramic teacup and mesh infuser Liquor: reddish brown Boston Tea Company is a fellow New Jersey native so I’m always excited to give their teas a try. Their website describes this blend in the most perfect way I could imagine: “Let the the luscious scents of this soft-smelling blend rock you gently in your chair on a cool summer’s night in Georgia.”.  It’s as though they read my mind (and my taste buds). The taste of this tea was…

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    Boston Tea Company Pomegranate Dream

    Country of Origin: China Leaf Appearance: dark green, similar to dragonwell but coarser Ingredients: Green Tea, Raspberry Pieces, Natural Pomegranate Flavor Steep time: 4 minutes Water Temperature: 175 degrees Preparation Method: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker Liquor: pale gold Boston Tea Company did not give brewing recommendations so I decided to wing it and used the default green tea setting on the trusty Breville. This tea was fruity, sweet and very refreshing. Pomegranate was the predominant flavor while the green tea provided a grassy, mellow background. It was interesting because although there was not any astringency to speak of, there was still the sweet tartness that you would expect from pomegranate and raspberry. I love a…

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    Boston Tea Company Irish Breakfast

    Country of Origin: India and Sri Lanka Leaf Appearance: small, very dark Ingredients: Assam and Ceylon Tea Steep time: 5 minutes Water Temperature: 212 degrees Preparation Method: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker Liquor: bright reddish brown Being a blend of Assam and Ceylon, this tea offered the best of both worlds. It was malty and robust with notes of citrus and a sweet, nutty finish. There was quite a bit of astringency but not so much so as to make it unpleasant. I always take my tea straight but this tea would definitely stand up well to milk and sugar. It would also be nice with a little squeeze of lemon (or maybe even…

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    Boston Tea Company Autumn Harvest

    Country of Origin: South Africa Leaf Appearance: cornucopia of fall colors Ingredients: Red Rooibos, Lemongrass, Apple Pieces, Cinnamon, Rosehips, Natural Apple and Cinnamon Flavor Steep time: 5 minutes Water Temperature: 212  degrees Preparation Method: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker Liquor: reddish amber If there was ever a tea that tasted like fall in a cup, this would be it. While I was drinking this herbal blend I felt like I should be hiking through an apple orchard. It was tart and spicy, bringing to mind apple pie or cider at Thanksgiving dinner. The woodsy taste of rooibos is perfect for fall teas. I was happy to find that the cinnamon was strong but not…

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    Boston Tea Company Pumpkin Spice

    Country of Origin: Sri Lanka and China Leaf Appearance: small and dark tea leaves. spices and petals added a punch of fall color Ingredients: Ceylon Black Tea, Exotic Spices, Sunflower Petals, Natural Pumpkin Flavors Steep time: 5 minutes Water Temperature: 212 degrees Preparation Method: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker Liquor: deep reddish brown Halloween has just passed and Thanksgiving will be here before we know it. What better way to get in the mood than with pumpkin pie in a cup? That’s exactly what this tea tasted like. It had just the right amount of spice and a pleasant earthiness. I found it a little too astringent so I will probably steep for closer…