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Teavana! Where are my big beautiful oolong leaves?

You can tell the first time I had this I hadn’t had much experience with oolongs – because this was disappointing and not at all what I was expecting. I now expect an oolong tea to be creamy and milky, and something I’d want to resteep again and again. This fell flat. There was no milky. No creamy to be found. At first taste, there was nothing…then there was a little bit of a nice nutty flavour and sweetness in the aftertaste. That’s it. Nice, but underwhelming. :(

After having something as concentrated as DT’s Brazillionaire (which if you love nuts you should try, because, well…nuts) this tea kinda tastes like nothing special.

And I really wish Teavana would start putting in more leaves and less tisane, please.

Preparation
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AlexaK.

One of the two Teavana types that I consumed yesterday, I wondered if there was any actual tea in it. I felt like I was brewing a bag of trail mix.

Yvonne

I know! I kept peering into my bag wondering where the leaves are…a bag of overpriced trail mix is quite an apt description!

Abby Noelle

Lol at “overpriced trail mix”

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AlexaK.

One of the two Teavana types that I consumed yesterday, I wondered if there was any actual tea in it. I felt like I was brewing a bag of trail mix.

Yvonne

I know! I kept peering into my bag wondering where the leaves are…a bag of overpriced trail mix is quite an apt description!

Abby Noelle

Lol at “overpriced trail mix”

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My name is Yvonne. I’m 20 and live in a snowy Canadian wasteland known as Manitoba.

I’m relatively new to the loose tea world, although I used to drink generic Red Rose tea constantly. A friend introduced me to a Teavana tea one chilly winter and I got myself slightly intrigued. Went to purchase it myself, used shoddy equipment to prepare it, and was discouraged.

Christmas 2013 rolled around, and despite having an awful holiday for other reasons, I received some of Teavana’s Cha Yen Thai as a gift after asking for chai tea. I went out and bought a proper infuser cup and was instantly hooked. Now my tea collection is steadily growing! I’m obsessed!

I like:
Dessert teas, black teas, oolong, rooibos, pu’erh, mate, chai, chamomile, chocolate, coconut, cinnamon, pineapple, tropical mixes, nutty, sweet, complex flavours, indulgent flavours

I do NOT like:
Green teas, herbal teas, white teas, teas too overbearing with fruit, pure tisane, cloyingly sweet teas, hibiscus, peanuts, burning my mouth

I am lactose intolerant (pretty severely, actually – I do not consume any dairy product) but I find that the miniscule amounts of dairy found in some teas don’t bother me for the most part.

100 – My absolute favourite teas. Without them, I will cry salty tears of despair.

99 – 95 – Cream of the crop, although missing SOMETHING to make them a perfect favourite. Not something I couldn’t possibly live without, but pretty darn close. Lots of teas in this category tend to reach 100 eventually.

95 – 75 – Yummy, but if it disappeared tomorrow I’d quietly mourn it for about 15 minutes and move on to a favourite. Leaves something to be desired.

75 – 50 – Passable, but not by much. Something I’d really have to be in the mood for to drink.

50 and lower – Nope nope nope. Not for me. Probably couldn’t or had a hard time finishing the cuppa. Doooown the sink.

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Canada

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