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Got this on my Winner’s shopping trip, and I must admit…for a bagged tea, this is pretty darn good.

I have no idea what an acai berry tastes like, so I can’t exactly speak to the authenticity of the flavour. What flavour it did have was yummy. Berry, crisp, fruity, not at all artificial-tasting. Yum. The green tea base was also good; not bitter, not overly grassy, didn’t leave a funky after-taste in my mouth. Also yum.

The downside of the packaging: 25 bags are packaged in a sealed foil baggie, but the bags are loose inside the baggie. So this means if you don’t drink the tea quickly, it will get really stale really quickly. I like the tin, but it’s certainly not air-tight. I would much prefer to have every bag individually wrapped. Not as good for transport; you can’t just chuck a bag in your purse (or put one in your pocket) and run off to a meeting. Too bad.

Verdict: great price, so would probably buy again if it was available. I would also consider trying other flavours since this one is so good.

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drank Red Velvet by Brew La La Tea
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Still on the quest for the perfect red velvet tea. Did you know red velvet is one of my favorite things? Well, you do now! I was a little nervous to see that these teabags were so small, but good things can come in small packages, right? The scent of this blend is very much rooibos with a hint of something tart in the background — not sure if I can say it’s hibiscus or raspberry. I’m worried that it’s not going to be the red velvet tea I want after all.

Sipping… well, this is definitely not red velvet cake for me at least. There is a strong rooibos flavor followed by a nice cherry note. Surprisingly, the hibiscus is not very present except maybe in adding some tartness to the cherry. The thing that I don’t like about this tea is that the flavors fade very fast. Nothing lingers and it’s as if the tea gives everything up for you to enjoy for only a second. On the other hand, the cherry is not artificial enough to bother me, so it’s very drinkable. I do think that I will continue to drink this tea, as it is a nice rooibos and cherry blend, but it’s not a repurchase.

Suziqzer

Yum.. I like red velvet too! Very seldom do people make it here, but I do enjoy it. Maybe because my favorite color is red :). Good luck on finding a blend that makes you happy. I’ll be interested in seeing what you find.

QueenOfTarts

Suziqzer, so far most of the blends I’ve tried have been.. disappointing, but enjoyable as they are.. just not as a red velvet tea. If you happen to find a good one, let me know! :) Always nice to find someone else who appreciates red velvet!

Suziqzer

If I come across one I will certainly let you know :)

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I am not a fan of this tea. It has a nice minty scent. The flavor is like water with a slight mint flavor. It has a nice smooth flavor. It was just a bit too weak for my taste buds.

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I’ve really liked the teas that I’ve tried from Brew La La. I also LOVE the packaging! Very cool tins, and the pretty pink paper and the cool box … it made it feel like I was getting a present from a friend rather than a package of tea! I love it when I find a tea company like that!

This tea has a strong raspberry flavor that starts out sweet and becomes tart at the end of the sip, and the tart berry tingle lingers for the aftertaste. But I like that the raspberry does not overpower the green tea – the flavor of the green tea is the first thing I noticed when I took a sip: sweet, buttery, and a little bit grassy (sweet grass). The creaminess of the green tea complemented the raspberry tones really well.

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/12/14/organic-raspberry-green-tea-brew-la-la-tea/

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As this tea brews, it has a very blueberry scent … it filled my kitchen with the aroma of blueberries. It was so deliciously fragrant that my youngest daughter came into the kitchen and asked me what I was making because it smelled good. So, I told her I was making tea and she asked for a cup for herself.

We both loved this!

It’s got a strong blueberry taste, although it’s a tad sweeter than the actual berry. It does have some tart notes to it too, but this reminds me a bit of a blueberry pie filling more than it does a fresh, true to the fruit blueberry. However, since I’m not a big fan of tart flavors … that’s not to be read as a complaint. I like the sweeter taste here.

The green tea is very smooth and has a silky, buttery texture. A mellow vegetative taste – not really grassy. More like freshly steamed, mild tasting vegetables.

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/12/05/organic-blueberry-green-tea-from-brew-la-la-tea/

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drank Red Velvet by Brew La La Tea
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I’m not usually all that excited to taste rooibos blends. But, I’ve tried more tasty ones than I’ve tasted not tasty ones, so I’m sure that my hesitancy to “embracing” rooibos has to do with my initial impression of it … the first time I tasted rooibos, I wasn’t all that in love with it. But since then, I’ve found many blends that I’ve liked, and I even like plain rooibos on occasion – although I must say that organic rooibos is definitely better than the conventionally grown rooibos. And yes, with rooibos, I can definitely taste the difference.

This is a really tasty rooibos blend – and get this, it even has hibiscus in it! But it all works … and it works well together.

This is not a chocolate-y red velvet. Rather, it’s a cherry and vanilla “red velvet”. I can taste a cake-like taste to it, and I can taste a tangy flavor that tastes like cream cheese. It’s like a cherry/vanilla cupcake with cream cheese frosting. And it’s quite yummy.

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/11/28/organic-red-velvet-tea-from-brew-la-la-tea/

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A nice pomegranate flavor that doesn’t taste artificial. It has a light, natural taste. I like that this is organic. I love Brew La La’s attention to packaging! It’s a fun package to receive (and the tins are nice!)

This has a good balance between sweet and tart. The green tea tastes light and fresh.

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/11/20/organic-pomegranate-green-tea-brew-la-la-tea/

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I love Brew La La’s packaging. I love a good presentation. And the tins from Brew La La are very nice.

This is a really good tea. It’s a sacheted tea … so I didn’t have high hopes for it, but it was surprisingly good. Sweet peach flavor with a hint of peppery ginger – just a hint. The ginger here is very subtle and adds a hint of warmth rather than a strong kick of peppery heat.

The green tea tastes lightly grassy, sweet, and everything melds together in a very enjoyable way.

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/11/13/organic-ginger-peach-green-tea-from-brew-la-la-tea/

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