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This blend is sweet with a definite tartness. I think it’s best served sweetened when hot to help tone down the tartness a bit. Just be careful with the sugar, it doesn’t need much because the tea has a natural sweetness. It brews a beautiful grape-ruby-red and the dry leaves smell kind of like a fruit punch kool-aid packet and sweet tart candy. I quite enjoy the smell. :)
I prefer to make this iced because I find the cold temperature cuts some of the tart flavor (of course I use the cold brew method so I don’t know if that makes of difference). I used to love this blend when I was extremely new to tea but now I find it taste too much like juice. In fact there’s not really much tea at all, mostly berries. If you want a low calorie juice drink this is great, but if you want to taste the tea I would steer clear.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 30 sec
SimpliciTEA

I just read about your experience with Teavana in your review of them.
That sounds horrible. I agree, at the very least they should have resent the package.

Like me, it sounds like you take great notes as to how long you waited, when you called, etc. If you feel so inclined, I invite you to put all of those details in an email (or snail mail) and send it to them. I feel you deserve some kind of credit at least equal to what the package cost you. I wouldn’t hurt to ask.

Here is what I believe is their corporate address: 3630 Peachtree Rd., NE Suite 1480 Atlanta, GA 30326.

PurpleMushie

Thanks for the tip, I think I will write them a letter. :) At most I’d be out the cost of a postage stamp and never receive a reply.

SimpliciTEA

If you do send them a note, I would be very interested in hearing how they respond. If you wish, you could alert me by posting another comment here, by sending me a personal message (as I am following you), or you could even post it in a Teavana discussion thread that already exists, or start your own.

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SimpliciTEA

I just read about your experience with Teavana in your review of them.
That sounds horrible. I agree, at the very least they should have resent the package.

Like me, it sounds like you take great notes as to how long you waited, when you called, etc. If you feel so inclined, I invite you to put all of those details in an email (or snail mail) and send it to them. I feel you deserve some kind of credit at least equal to what the package cost you. I wouldn’t hurt to ask.

Here is what I believe is their corporate address: 3630 Peachtree Rd., NE Suite 1480 Atlanta, GA 30326.

PurpleMushie

Thanks for the tip, I think I will write them a letter. :) At most I’d be out the cost of a postage stamp and never receive a reply.

SimpliciTEA

If you do send them a note, I would be very interested in hearing how they respond. If you wish, you could alert me by posting another comment here, by sending me a personal message (as I am following you), or you could even post it in a Teavana discussion thread that already exists, or start your own.

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Recent college grad and tea newbie.

I was first introduced into the world of tea by my friend who had Teavana’s Chai/Chai blend in our apartment. I fell in love with it; I never knew tea could be so tasty! I began to explore more Teavana teas and I found Steepster while looking for HONEST tea reviews… I almost never trust reviews on a company’s website they are almost always all positive! Eventually, (in a couple months actually) I got tired of their teas and decided to use Steepster to effectively help me find other tea companies. Wow!! It was like a whole underground world I never knew existed and while I’m not too fond of Teavana anymore (some of their teas are still tasty IMHO, but it really depends on what you’re looking for), I really have to thank them and my friend for introducing me to this lifestyle.

It hasn’t even been a full year yet so my nose and palate are still getting used to exploring the different nuances of tea. And I haven’t yet worked my way into being able to fully appreciate unflavored teas and detect the different flavors and complexities. It’s like my tongue knows that there is more depth or complexity in one tea than the other but I can’t exactly describe what or why. I want to be able to distinguish these things (I can kind of do it with wine but that’s taken me almost two years). Oh great, then I’ll be labeled both a tea AND a wine snob! :P

As for ratings, anything over 60 I enjoy to some degree even though I haven’t tasted a tea I despise, but I have a long journey ahead.

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