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drank MateVana by Teavana
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I love this because it tastes like Celestial Seasonings’ morning thunder. Some cups of matevana are better than others for me, I think I need to find the perfect brewing temperature/length. Lightly sweetened with milk is the way to go…it’s chocolatey, nutty, and roasted mate-y (well obviously). It doesn’t give me much of an energy boost.

mpierce87

Awesome that it tastes like Morning Thunder. I may have to pick some of that up because I’m almost out of my beloved MateVana. :(

Samantha

Definitely get some!

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drank MateVana by Teavana
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72

I’m trying to find the perfect black tea to replace my morning bags (PG Tips, Twinings, not the bags under my eyes) so I decided to get a sample of this. Definitely strong, which I prefer because I’m a milk and sugar fan. I’m not sure I would crave cup after cup of this though, but I have enough of it left to change my mind.

wombatgirl

You might want to try “Earl Grey de la Creme” by specialteas – it’s an amazing milk & sugar cuppa – and I see you’ve tried another vanilla earl grey, so it might be up your alley…

Samantha

I absolutely love vanilla earl grey and I’m almost all out of mine so I’ll definitely give it a go!

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drank Mate Tiramisu by SpecialTeas
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zeitfliesst

I kind of want to try this. Why didn’t you like it if you don’t mind me asking?

Samantha

It has a really odd artificial taste. Definitely was not into it, and I love both mate and tiramisu!

zeitfliesst

I see. I guess I’ll look for another mate I can try!

Samantha

Definitely, this doesn’t taste like mate at all. More like rooibos. Have you ever tried MateVana?

zeitfliesst

No I haven’t try any mate yet actually. The MataVana looks delicious though.

Samantha

DEFINITELY recommended!

Eibhilin

Oh ouch. I was really excited hoping to try this, sounds like it should have been good. :(

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73
drank English Breakfast by Twinings
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Trying this for the first time…..I’m enjoying my morning cup but it’s probably not something I would go out and buy over and over again. I prefer Morning Thunder or PG Tips for bagged tea in the morning. I added milk (as I do with nearly all black teas) and it overpowered the taste of the tea. My water was just “hot” and not freshly boiled though, so that may have something to do with it.

Edit: For my second cup, I steeped the tea with the milk rather than splashing it in once I was ready to drink it. BIG DIFFERENCE! Tasty.

Preparation
3 min, 30 sec

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drank Earl De La Creme by Kaleisia
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When this tea is steeping, it smells like fruity pebbles. When I go to drink it, it smells like fruity pebbles. I’ll let it be known that fruity pebbles are a guilty pleasure of mine. The tea itself doesn’t taste like the cereal (fortunately, I think that’d be peculiar for earl grey!!). It’s delicious, just like the description….smooooth. I don’t think it needs to be sweetened, it tastes fine as is. I did sweeten it and add milk, but that’s my preference. Dreamy.

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drank Genmaicha by Kaleisia
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Just got this in the mail today and had to give it a try. I have no experience with genmaicha….or loose leaf green tea for that matter, so I can’t give too much of an accurate review. I over-steeped it because I was confused with the color (ridiculously light, I thought something went wrong). It got a little bitter on me but it finally turned to a neon yellow sort of color. The taste and smell can be described in one word: toasty! Reminded me of japanese restaurant tea….toasted.

Edit: upping the rating here, I’ve been enjoying it.

Keemun

…it’s quite fool proof this tea. Even you over-steep it there shouln’t be much bitterness.Water can be kept quite hot…I do up to 4 brews with one infusion.Infusing time I keep under 90sec.
Have fun with your new ‘friend’ and let us know how you get along with it over the next couple of days.

Samantha

Ah, I did 3 minutes. I’m definitely giving it another go tonight, I have a feeling it’ll really grow on me.

Samantha

Much better without the 3 minute overkill, no more bitter taste….just a toasty nice taste.

spohkh

one of my favorite “savory” teas

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73

This is pretty good. A treat with milk and sugar, but I have a feeling it would be even better iced. Very peachy after-taste, yum yum.

Okay, I’m dropping this down a bit because it now makes me nauseous.

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drank Pumpkin Spice by Bigelow
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Weak tea, weak pumpkin flavor. I don’t know if something was up with my tastebuds when I tried this, but I couldn’t really taste anything.

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