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drank Té de Frutas by Lupicia
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This tea smells like fresh peach with a hint of rose. It smells more like real peach than other teas. Unsweetened, it’s mild with a hint of peach at the end, with floral notes. Sweetened, the peach and rose flavors are not that strong, but they are recognizable. It has a similar taste to the Napa Blanc with its balance of fruits and florals, though I find that I prefer the latter. It’s a fairly good rose tea, but now that I’ve consumed several rose teas, I think I might not enjoy them as much as I thought I would. If the flavor was closer to the smell, I think I would enjoy it more.

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It tastes like a vanilla rooibos with perhaps a hint of fruit, but perhaps I’m just willing it to be there. This tea is about as dark as a black tea, but the rooibos is the most obvious flavor. I wouldn’t buy this, but for a rooibos, it’s drinkable. This was also in Skysamurai’s TTB.

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drank Eggnog by DAVIDsTEA
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This tastes exactly like eggnog. I mean, if it tasted any more like eggnog, then it would have be eggnog. It has a creamy taste that isn’t cloying or thick like actual eggnog, which is good, because I don’t enjoy eggnog, but it has a taste similar enough to milk that I don’t even see a reason for adding it. I did sweeten it with splenda, so I don’t know how it tastes unsweetened, but the splenda tastes natural in it. I wouldn’t drink it often, but i would definitely take this over real splenda if I were in a Christmas-y mood. I thought this was something else when I brewed it at first, so the spices threw me off, but then I realized that it was supposed to be eggnog flavor, and it made sense. This came in Skysamurai’s TTB.

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I was thinking this was a similar tea, but after drinking it I realized that it is the same tea as the Fig Rose. There’s no flavor difference between the two, even if there is a minor difference in ingredients. I do taste the fig more, though I’m confused by the caramel flavor.

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Tastes like a weak strawberry candy with a hint of a light oolong in the background. It reminds me of the flavored oolong that I tried previously, but this tastes a bit more bitter, like the sour aftertaste of strawberry and the tea isn’t very prominent. The color was lighter than expected. I liked this well enough, but I definitely preferred the flavor of the Fig Rose that I had the night before.

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drank Fig Rose by Teavana
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This has a nice buttery flavor with the fruity notes. I wouldn’t say that it tastes that much like figs, but it doesn’t taste too much like apple either. I prefer this over other fruit teas that I’ve tried. I would probably consider buying it, but not anytime soon. I tried this in a TTB.

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drank Napa Blanc by Lupicia
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I tried this tea from a traveling tea box. From the name, I assumed it was a white tea, and I thought that even after drinking it the first time. It’s light for a green tea, close to the color of white grape juice or white wine. The green tea is very subtle, so I could have mistaken it for an oolong or white tea. I haven’t really drunk enough of those to tell them apart from the more floral green teas. Once I drink more white tea, I will probably be able to distinguish between them, but I found it easy enough to believe this tea to be a white tea. It doesn’t get very bitter, and I think it tastes good with splenda. I don’t always add splenda to teas since not every tea seems to taste as nice with it added. It doesn’t have a strong vegetal taste, but I suppose it has a more defined flavor than the few white teas I’ve drunk in the past. The tannin in the green tea may be strong enough to contrast the grape and to give it that wine flavor, and I doubt white tea would be noticeable in its place.

I don’t drink much wine, but I would say the taste is comparable, though not as strong or as astringent as white wine. The grape is more obvious than the jasmine, but I think they work well together, and I wouldn’t describe the taste as artificial or overpowering. I would buy this tea when I next buy tea from Lupicia. I already have a growing list of teas to buy.

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drank Decaf Muscat by Lupicia
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I’m going to repeat what another reviewer said. These really do smell like the gummy candy. That was the first time I smelled muscat, though the juice smells like this as well. Most of the grapes that are sold locally here, if they’re not the seedless grapes, are scuppernong. They smell similar enough, but this tea smells most like the candy, which are addictive in and of themselves. I was surprised by the smell. Sadly, I over steeped the tea and it was bitter. :( I would consider trying it again, but I tried it from a TTB and there’s only one of two bags left, so I should probably leave it. I don’t know if I would buy this tea, but Lupicia is on my list.
I’m not going to put a number because I brewed it too long. I’m sure it’s better when its brewed right.

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I sampled this tea from a TTB a day or two ago. I don’t know if I brewed it right, and I think I might have brewed it for longer than necessary, but it reminded me of oatmeal. I like vanilla teas, but I didn’t particularly enjoy this tea. I think I will give it another try later, since I could have just brewed it wrong, but I was hoping for more vanilla. I added a sweetener to it a bit too soon, so I think I’ll drink it unsweetened next time.

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I got to try a bag of this in a TTB today. It brewed really quickly and it’s quite dark for a green tea. It has a sweet and fruity scent. It’s very inviting. It also has a hint of tanginess to it which might come from the marigold. I didn’t add sugar to it, but it’s nice unsweetened. It’s not bitter and kind of reminds me of cider because of the color. I wouldn’t buy it, but it’s a good green tea, and I would offer it to others who wanted to try green tea but didn’t want something too vegetal.

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