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drank Snow Geisha by Teavana
5 tasting notes

This is not my favorite tea. However, I find that it is much better when brewed correctly.
When I first got it I was guessing on time and temperature, as I had just begun my loose tea adventure. It was awful, bitter, and even more artificial than a cough drop. This tea begs to have its instructions followed, so be warned lazier brewers!
I have learned since then, and while this is not my favorite, it is an improvement.
The loose tea is really nice to look at, all flowers, cherries and leaves. The scent is still very candy-cherry, little scent of tea itself.
The brew is a light pink-tinted amber, smells less artificial than dry, but still very twizzlers-y.
Taste when properly brewed is light and slightly sweet, with floral cherry at the forefront. Slightly artificial aftertaste. Definitely a candy tea. I added a few crystals of rock sugar to balance it out. This is a much better experience than my first try. I probably will not buy again after finishing this tin which contains about another 2 oz.
I’d recommend only if you enjoy cherry CANDY and floral teas, not if you like fresh cherry fruit.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Fjellrev

I think that pretty much sums up all Teavana tea haha. Looks pretty, but tastes so artificial.

Azzy

For the most part, yes, it’s too true. I have considered just displaying it, the little flower buds are nice to look at. And who knows if I’ll ever finish it! Admittedly I really liked their Huang Shan Mao Feng Reserve mixed with a bit of osmanthus flower, but that’s because it was tea, not flavor-filler.

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Fjellrev

I think that pretty much sums up all Teavana tea haha. Looks pretty, but tastes so artificial.

Azzy

For the most part, yes, it’s too true. I have considered just displaying it, the little flower buds are nice to look at. And who knows if I’ll ever finish it! Admittedly I really liked their Huang Shan Mao Feng Reserve mixed with a bit of osmanthus flower, but that’s because it was tea, not flavor-filler.

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