Fair Trade Tea

Fair trade is an organized social movement and market-based model of international trade which promotes the payment of a fair price as well as social and environmental standards in areas related to the production of a wide variety of goods. The movement focuses in particular on exports from developing countries to developed countries, most notably handicrafts, coffee, cocoa, sugar, tea, bananas, honey, cotton, wine, fresh fruit, and so on.

There are 90 reviews available for this category, for 55 different varieties.

Below you'll find extracts of all posts on Teaviews.com related to Fair Trade Tea. Click on any post to pull up photographs and full-text.


Chai Wallah Chai Spice with Rooibos

10/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"I loved the racy but not overwhelming ginger heat picked up with each sip and the abundant cardamom makes a wonderful showing here, without ever seeming out of balance. "
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      10/10

Jacksons of Piccadilly Fair Trade Assam

9.8/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Tiffany Tiffany's review:
"This tea has a very strong, rich and powerful taste analogous to espresso. They both share the similar distinguishing component of slight bitterness. Definitely serves to wake up the senses."
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      10/10
Teaviews Member: Numi Numi's review:
"This tea has a great substantial body with a soft, almost creamy aroma and a very slight briskness."
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      9.5/10

LeafSpa Eagle Nest Ever Drop Green Tea

9.7/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"It is clearly high quality and reaches levels of flavour avid tea drinkers spend day after day searching for."
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      9.6/10
Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
"Richly flavoured with a complex blend of smoke, cream, malt and caramel overtones, with a muscatel tang to the finish, this is a tea not to be missed!"
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      9.7/10

Rishi Tea Vanilla Mint Organic Pu-erh

9.6/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Dan Dan's review:
"This is a superb tea that just gets better with each cup. It really delivers from the very first sip, but as you become more familiar with it, and more intimate with its nuances, it only gets better from there. This could very well be Rishi's masterstroke."
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      9.6/10

SerendipiTea Black and Blue

9.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"This tea is a show-stopper... whoever devised this blend deserves a big raise, or at least an "employee of the month" award."
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      9.5/10

SerendipiTea Darjeeling Selimbong Estate 2nd Flush

9.1/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
"Sweet, smooth, airy and light, this makes for a great summer tea."
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      8.9/10
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"The creamy aspect translated to the taste perfectly but with a maltier kick. Floral notes followed close behind, reminding me of magnolias and osthmanthus blossoms pummeled together to enrich the taste."
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      9.3/10

Arbor Teas Organic Mixed Berry Black Tea

9/10  —  3 reviews
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"As for flavor, it's hard for me to admit this, but all I tasted was berries."
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      9.5/10
Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
"The berries come through loud and clear, against the tea's savoury, smoky backdrop. Highly recommended!"
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      9.3/10
Teaviews Member: Shaiha Shaiha's review:
"A flavorful blend. Just make sure that you let it steep as long as possible to coax out all the flavor."
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      8.3/10

Chai Wallah Spice Only Blend

9/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"Flavorful, robust and spicy without being overbalanced in any particular spice direction. I especially like the wonderful cardamom in this blend."
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      9/10

Yogic Chai Original Masala Chai

8.9/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"Its unprecedented freshness has made me understand why people love chai so much."
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      8.7/10
Teaviews Member: Troy Troy's review:
"Yogic Chai Original Masala Chai makes an Original flavour with fairly Un-Original ingredients."
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      9/10

Davidson's Tea Assam Banaspaty

8.8/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"The cup settled into its robust, chewy characteristics like an Indian elephant after a long trek. "
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      8.8/10

Tipu's Chai Authentic Indian Chai (Decaffeinated Concentrate)

8.8/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"It had everything it needed and didn't slouch on the taste - loud, spicy and good."
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      8.8/10

The Little Red Cup Keemun Black

8.8/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
"While this Keemun is a basic black tea, there is nothing simple or plain about it. It provides a very generous cup that maintains a great balance of flavours, being robust without feeling too heavy. Highly recommended! "
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      8.9/10
Teaviews Member: Dan Dan's review:
"Produces just what a Keemun is all about – pronounced, malty, black tea flavor."
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      8.6/10

Art of Tea Caramelized Pear

8.6/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Laura Laura's review:
"The flavor profile is dominated by a rather authentic pear flavor that reminds me of canned pears so much that I kept expecting there to be a bit of graininess in the cup."
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      8/10
Teaviews Member: Shaiha Shaiha's review:
"One of the best pear blends I have had the opportunity to try. Highly recommended!"
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      9.2/10

Rishi Tea Organic Ancient Pu-Erh Ginger

8.6/10  —  3 reviews
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"It is an interesting and exciting tea with a very reasonable price tag."
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      7.8/10
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"And the tea has a velvety, creamy richness unlike any other tea I've ever tasted. There's a meal like quality to this tea. "
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      9/10
Teaviews Member: Troy Troy's review:
"If you happen to like richly dirty Puerh this one wont satisfy. Its more for the Green or Black Tea drinker who wants to earn a little Puerh street cred."
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      9/10

Tea District Organic Fair Trade Darjeeling Second Flush

8.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: CJ CJ's review:
"Bold, but not overbearing. Possesses an unusual, pine-like astringency."
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      8.5/10

Zhena's Gypsy Tea Cacaoberry

8.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Kari Kari's review:
"This is a unique blend of a fruity, smoky, sweet and delicious tea. "
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      8.5/10

Rishi Tea Peppermint Rooibos

8.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Dan Dan's review:
"These two high-quality ingredients are a perfect marriage - both with calming/relaxing effects, and naturally sweet."
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      8.5/10

Arbor Teas Makaibari Estate Darjeeling 1st Flush Black Tea

8.4/10  —  4 reviews
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"It is an excellent leaf with an incredible depth, character, and flavour."
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      7.9/10
Teaviews Member: Chelsy Chelsy's review:
"Top Notch 1st Flush Darjeeling with a bright outlook of citrusy hints and well played astringency."
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      7.2/10
Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
"Bright and punchy, this is a high quality first flush with a lot of character. Nicely done!"
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      9/10
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"The flavor was all first flush excellence. I detected no astringency, not even on the light side. Bitterness also didn't rear its face-implosive head. Nutmeg, jasmine, and a drop of molasses came to mind as I sipped this. "
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      9.5/10

LeafSpa Organic Rooibos Long Cut Tea

8.3/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"To say this brewed dark would be an understatement. Only straight hibiscus colors this robust a shade of red."
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      8.3/10

Tipu’s Slow Brew Original Chai

8.1/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"Full-flavoured, bright, spicy, and interesting."
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      8.1/10

KTeas South India White Oothu

8.1/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
"Thin bodied but displaying robust, earthy flavours with sweet undertones, this will please oolong fans as well."
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      7.8/10
Teaviews Member: Raven Raven's review:
"Despite the similar flavours as a black tea, the lack of bitterness or astringency and the fuller texture lend a different angle to the classical toasty honey profile. "
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      8.3/10

SerendipiTea Red Oz

8/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"Herbaceous, almondy characteristics coupled with fruit-filled tartness. It's impossible not to like it."
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      8/10

Zhi Tea Ambrosia

8/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Dan Dan's review:
"A gorgeous blend of pineapple and coconut gives China's Oothu Estate White Tea a marked uplift, resulting in a tropical delight."
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      8.0/10

Rishi Tea Ancient Emerald Green Lily

8/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Troy Troy's review:
"One thing about this tea is that its even more sensitive to being over steeped than many of the Green teas I've had."
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      7/10
Teaviews Member: Numi Numi's review:
"At first taste it is surprisingly light, but there is enough detectable body to add fullness."
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      9/10

The Persimmon Tree Herbal Grey

8/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
"This is one of the more successful takes on a caffeine-free Earl Grey I've had. The bergamot oil used is strong but not overpowering and the rooibos' delicate nutty flavour makes for a good sidekick. "
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      8,6/10

Favor Ceylon Tea Ceylon Twist

7.9/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Shaiha Shaiha's review:
"I enjoyed the tea hot but found that it really shines when you pour it over ice. It is perfect for the hot summer days that are coming. I plan on picking up a couple of the tins so that I can keep some ready for myself and guests."
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      7.9/10

Rishi Tea Organic Cinnamon Plum

7.8/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Raven Raven's review:
"Truly a sensory experience with the promise of plummy goodness from its luxurious colour and delicious fruity aroma, this blend offers just as much tactile adventure with bursts of hibiscus sour, cinnamon sweet and tingles of licorice root but it is hard to find the plum in the cup. "
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      8/10
Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
"This inspired combination produces a warming yet soothing blend: at the forefront is the hibiscus' slight astringency, followed by the sweetness of the fruit and the final flourish of the licorice root. "
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      7.6/10

JING Tea Moroccan Mint

7.8/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Laura Laura's review:
"I found the ingredients to taste fresh, be of a decent quality and to be nicely balanced. There was really nothing not to like about this blend."
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      8.5/10
Teaviews Member: Dan Dan's review:
"This is a pleasant cup of tea - no real surprises when utilizing mint and green tea, but the freshness and natural ingredients are a welcoming and reassuring added bonus."
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      7.0/10

Zhena's Gypsy Tea Coconut Chai

7.6/10  —  4 reviews
Teaviews Member: Dan Dan's review:
"Chai teas and coconut flavors are exoticism for the masses -- neither are rare, and you can find them in any corner of Vanilla America. But they both still evoke pleasurable escapes to faraway places. When combined here, the drinker is transported to the tropics of their mind. A satisfying experience, to say the least."
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      8/10
Teaviews Member: Barbara Barbara's review:
"The taste of this Coconut Chai was strong and spicy. You could taste hints of ginger, cinnamon, and cardamon. There was a ever so slight peppery feel."
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      8.5/10
Teaviews Member: Tiffany Tiffany's review:
"As for just considering this a basic chai tea, it was fine. It was perfect for those who find other chai teas to be too spicy. "
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      6/10
Teaviews Member: Lea Lea's review:
"Coconut and chai flavors are nicely blended here, with a satisfying but mild spicy bite at the end."
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      8/10

Murchie's Tea and Coffee Pomegranate Rooibos

7.6/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
"This blend makes for a lively and refreshing, fruity cup. The finish is sweet and reminiscent of pomegranates, cherries and raspberries as well."
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      7.6/10

Zhi Tea Tropical Green

7.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Shaiha Shaiha's review:
"This is a gorgeous tea that appeals to all the senses. This is a beautiful Sencha of a dark green color interspersed with chucks of papaya and pineapple."
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      7.5/10

Chai, Baby! Beauty Blend

7.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Shaiha Shaiha's review:
"Perfect caffeine-free drink for a fall evening featuring hibiscus and rooibos"
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      7.5/10

Slo Chai Black Tea with Spices

7.5/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Lea Lea's review:
"There's a surprising, wonderful oven-baked undertone to this tea that really makes it stand out from other chai blends. It tastes like someone sprinkled snickerdoodle crumbs in your cup."
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      8/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"A decent cup of chai... but there isn't much to distinguish this from other mass-produced, supermarket-quality blends."
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      7/10

SerendipiTea Darjeeling Second Flush Seeyok Estate

7.5/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"Malty with a hint of smokiness and strong overtones of brown sugar."
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      8.0/10
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"There were hints of something creamy, bordering on molasses, pulverized nutmeg, and maybe a wily grape or two."
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      7/10

JING Organic Jade Sword (Bagged)

7.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Raven Raven's review:
"This sword is double-edged but not so piercing. Together the two sides of this brew, mineral and vegetal, point to a light flavour of sunflower seeds, while its quick breezy finish gives the brew a tonic-like essence."
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      7.5/10

Rishi Tea Blueberry Rooibos

7.2/10  —  3 reviews
Teaviews Member: Shaiha Shaiha's review:
"A delightful way to enjoy blueberries out of season."
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      8/10
Teaviews Member: Kari Kari's review:
"In the cup you could smell the aroma from across the room. "
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      6/10
Teaviews Member: Dan Dan's review:
"A blend of rooibos, hibiscus and three different berries, this tea elicits complexities not easily summed up in a mere few cuppings."
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      7.5/10

Zhi Tea Restful Blend

7.2/10  —  3 reviews
Teaviews Member: Shelly Shelly's review:
"I'm not a big fan of licorice, hibiscus or fennel, and all three play a major role in this tea. For me it wasn't a winner, but if you enjoy those flavors, this could be the tea for you."
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      5/10
Teaviews Member: Cindy Cindy's review:
"This delightful chamomile blend smells and looks as good as it tastes... one of the best I've tasted of its kind."
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      9/10
Teaviews Member: Stephen Stephen's review:
"A very enjoyable herbal blend with a sweet citrus/fruity twist, though the licorice tends to overpower most of the other ingredients."
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      7.5/10

Little Red Cup Tea Company Jade Oolong

7.1/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
"This is a solid every day tea, simple and straightforward - perfect for mindless sipping while occupied with something else. "
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      7.1/10

SerendipiTea Darjeeling Singell Estate

7.1/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"The aroma for it was unlike any black tea; shades of spearmint, olive leave, and grass. All familiar traits for a green tea. I'm glad I looked beforehand."
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      7.6/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"I picked up on very strong grass and spinach notes, with an oh-so-faint floral finish. Anyone who likes a strong green tea flavor would be impressed with this tea."
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      6.5/10

Camellia Sinensis Darjeeling Seeyok First Flush 2011

7/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Dave Dave's review:
"It lacks the complexity of some other Darjeelings, but ends up being a satisfying tea suitable for daily drinking."
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      7/10

The Little Red Cup Bai Mu Dan

7/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Raven Raven's review:
"Whether it’s that it's organic or coming from Jiangxi province, the origins of the dark leaves seem to shape the cup."
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      7.0/10

The Persimmon Tree Banana Dulce

6.9/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
"Without any sweetening this tisane seems rather drab and not much more flavourful than a plain chamomile infusion. With the addition of the sweetener of your choice it transforms into a fun, novel blend with a realistic banana-nut flavour."
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      6.9/10

Happy Earth Tea Darjeeling Sungma First Flush 2014

6.3/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Shaiha Shaiha's review:
"This is a lighter, more delicate darjeeling as befits a First Flush. Even so, it has a medium body that seems to roll over the tongue."
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      6.3/10

Ineeka Himalayan Green Artistry

6.3/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Raven Raven's review:
"The bouquet is certainly a highlight, despite its mildness, with its lemony herbal sweetness, while the cup is less distinctive, drawn by a lima bean starchiness but pleasing feel. "
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      6.3/10

David’s Tea Organic Caramel Pear

6/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Numi Numi's review:
"This would take milk and sugar well, and the flavors are attractive for a kid’s tea party as well. "
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      6/10

Jacksons of Piccadilly Green Tea with Elderflower

6/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Babette Babette's review:
"It is naturally sweet, like the berries; comforting and relaxing. The flavor of the Chinese green tea is overwhelmed but it is still a pleasant brew."
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      6/10

LeafSpa Banaspaty Bliss

6/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"This isn't my absolute favourite Assam, but it is quite good."
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      7.9/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"The term ‘heavy’ is all that comes to mind."
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      4/10

Tea District Emerald Lily

6/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Raven Raven's review:
"True to its name, Emerald Lily appears a green tea in the shape of a white from its its sweet, fuzzy elegance, rice laced structure and endurance. "
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      6.9/10
Teaviews Member: CJ CJ's review:
"So subtle that the flavor is bland and almost non-existent. "
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      5/10

Boston Tea Company Bentley Cranberry Blood Orange Red Rooibos Tea

5.6/10  —  3 reviews
Teaviews Member: Laura Laura's review:
"Blood orange and cranberry are both tart cutting flavors. I almost hate to say this, but this one needs some cranberry or hibiscus in it to play up the flavors used here"
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      4.25/10
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"I understand that cranberry is sometimes a polarizing flavour, but I would have preferred a more blatant interpretation of it."
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      5.6/10
Teaviews Member: Raven Raven's review:
"The tea delightfully delivers on the not so common flavours of cranberry and blood orange with a refreshing brightness that merges with the candid reedy notes of the rooibos to lend a pleasant fruit punch kind of flavour to this blend. "
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      7/10

Steenbergs Organic Peace Tea

5.5/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Shelly Shelly's review:
"Something not quite fresh and not quite tea-like stands out on my palate."
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      4/10
Teaviews Member: Cindy Cindy's review:
"A smooth and mellow black tea... I didn't have high expectations going in, but I was definitely pleasantly surprised by this one."
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      7/10

Zhena's Gypsy Tea Egyptian Mint

5.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Shaiha Shaiha's review:
"A very pleasant green tea with an extremely subtle mint taste."
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      5.5/10

JING Pre-Rain Organic Dragon Well Supreme

5.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Shaiha Shaiha's review:
"First Class DragonWell consisting of consists of small bud and leaf sets that have been hand fired."
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      5.5/10

Zhena's Gypsy Tea Pomegranate Rose Decaf Green

5/10  —  3 reviews
Teaviews Member: Numi Numi's review:
"Lightly floral and fruity, it's a mood lifter. Unfortunately, it doesn't get much beyond floral and fruity."
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      5/10
Teaviews Member: Cindy Cindy's review:
"If I hadn't read the words "pomegranate" and "rose" in the title of this tea, I'd never have known they were in it. Not a repurchase for me."
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      4/10
Teaviews Member: Stephen Stephen's review:
"A pleasant-tasting cup of rose-flavored green tea... the pomegranate flavor, unfortunately was nearly impossible to detect."
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      6/10

JING Tea Pre-Rain Organic Anji Bai Cha

4.4/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"Mild and perfectly balanced, it's got floral and fruity notes and a nice honey sweetness that is emphasised as the tea cools."
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Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
"A bright sappy flavour can be found throughout the sip. All in all this is a very flavourful and well-rounded cup. Fans of complex green teas will not be disappointed! "
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      8.7/10

Zhena's Gypsy Tea Pomberry

4.2/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Raven Raven's review:
"With forward hibiscus and rosehip flavours, they seemed to crowd the field with very little berry or other flavours showing up for the game. Searching the bleachers through mumbles of cinnamon and mint, I was ready to grab some of my own pom-poms for a ‘Give me a P-O-M-A-G-R-A-N-I-T-E’. "
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      4.2/10

The Tea Set Succulent Indian Earl Grey

3.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Dan Dan's review:
"Either too bitter or too watered down, there seems to be no happy middle ground with this tea."
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      3.5/10

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