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I received this tea for my birthday a couple years ago. I prefer it drunk as a latte, so consider this review with that in mind.

This tea is a more “coffee” flavored tea than most to me. The hazelnut flavor is very muted, the cocoa doesn’t stand out and the cornflowers may as well be for show. The overall blend however tastes much like a good coffee. The mouthfeel is very coffee-like as well making this double for an excellent hazelnut latte.

My favorite way to take this tea is with a teaspoon and a half of sugar, and about 4 oz of milk, warmed and frothed plus a teaspoon of Coffee Mates Hazelnut Creamer to really kick it up a notch. With a pile of froth on top, you may as well be drinking straight up latte.
Note: This is a black tea so 1 tsp to a cup is normally recommended. I like to brew this with 2 tsp to the cup now that I’ve been working on my tin for a while. The flavor has diminished a little over time, but I find that if I increase to 2 tsp, the flavor comes through just as bold as it used to. That is to say, this tea keeps well, really considering that’s been a year and a half.

The nose is sweet and smooth with a very coffee-flavored kicker on the tail.
The aroma is sweet and smooth. If you don’t overbrew it, you won’t detect even a hint of bitterness in this tea.

I may be biased, being myself an Aquarius, but this tea is really a favorite.

Flavors: Cocoa, Coffee, Hazelnut, Smooth, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Cheri

Ooh, that does sound nice.

Arshness

I enjoyed that latte more than most. I usually go to Masala Chai for latte, but I forgot how much I loved my Aquarius tea. Glad I broke it out again.

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Cheri

Ooh, that does sound nice.

Arshness

I enjoyed that latte more than most. I usually go to Masala Chai for latte, but I forgot how much I loved my Aquarius tea. Glad I broke it out again.

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Loves tea, reading, music, art, video games, roleplaying, and spending time with her wife and daughter. :)

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As for tea, loves flavored black teas, herbals, and good lattes most. Green is hit or miss with me and I haven’t found a white I like yet. I like my tea sweet, no matter how much some tea connoisseurs turn their noses up at me for it. I love trying new teas and I’ll try anything once!

I noticed this elsewhere on the site so I’m going to post a ratings legend as well:

95-100 Favorite; This is one of my favorite teas. I will want to keep this in stock all the time. I will drink a lot of this tea. I’m likely to send samples of this in swaps because I LOVE it and want to SHARE my love of it with you!

90-94 Excellent; Some of the best teas I’ve tried. Delish. I will probably buy more.

80-89 Very Good; I liked it and would like to have it again for sure. I will surely buy it again at some point. Not quite “The best” of any category, but some good stuff to be sure.

70-79 Pretty Good; Maybe it’s just not quite my type of tea or not quite my flavor, but I acknowledge that it’s a good tea. I might drink it again if the mood strikes me. Not very likely to buy it again. May still recommend it to others based on their tastes.

50-69 Okay; I probably won’t buy it again, but will probably finish drinking what I have. It’s not bad. Not good… but not bad. I probably won’t recommend it.

50 or less Meh; I didn’t really enjoy this tea. I won’t buy it again and can’t recommend it.

10-0 I must have really, really hated this tea. It may have killed my puppy or absconded with my cheesecake. I’m pretty sure it killed Professor Xavier.

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