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drank Kamiya Papaya by Teavana
247 tasting notes

Yesterday during a trip to the mall, I visited Teavana. We don’t have a lot of dedicated tea stores around here, so it’s always nice to go in and be surrounded by tea and other fun tea stuff.

On a whim, I picked up the Kamiya Papaya Oolong. It sounded different and I was in a fruity mood. Last night I programmed the Breville and took a sniff of the tea. It smells candied and not so tea-y. Still, I was looking forward to it knowing that many teas taste so differently once brewed.

195/3 minutes as on the package. (Thanks, Teavana, I love that the recommendation for all teas are printed right on the label!)

When ready, the tea smells heavenly. (Teavanaly?) It’s a true papaya scent, not sugary. The taste is fruity without being over the top. It’s a delicious wake up cup of tea. The tea itself is minimized by the fruity taste. It’s still nice, but difficult to discern from the papaya. I can taste a hint of cinnamon, but if there are other fruits, they take a back seat to the papaya. This is what I was looking for, though, this morning and I’m very pleased. I also think this would make a very nice summer iced tea.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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I’m a middle school teacher of French, Spanish, ESL and reading intervention. I’m also a mom to two young children.

I’ve always been a tea lover. When I lived in France during college, I really loved the tisanes. Over the past couple of years, I’ve branched off into loose teas. I’m not very knowledgeable about teas, but I’m really loving the learning process!

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