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drank Jaffa Cakes by Cuppa Geek
206 tasting notes

Sad Sipdown.
I finished off this small bag and stared into it wishing I had more. It’s a subtle orange aftertaste over a robust chocolate base. It’s nice and soothing in a Lemon Loaf way, don’t expect too much and steep with lots of leaf to water ratio.

Flavors: Chocolate, Orange, Spices

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The strongest flavor is the green rooibos, followed by the citrus and some marshmallowiness. The flavors complement each other very naturally. The citrus isn’t sour at all, just fresh tasting. This is a good one to drink cold, and the cold brewed resteep is good too. It’s not quite up there with my favorite green rooibos blends, but it’s nice.

ashmanra

Love it cold and sweet!

AJRimmer

I sadly just finished my ounce of this today! Hopefully Cuppa Geek makes lots more green rooibos blends when she comes back!

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90

I never go for apple spice teas, but I’m so glad I bought this one. It tastes so natural and good. The apple flavor is very fresh and appley. The spices aren’t spicy, but complement the apple very well. I taste a nice natural cinnamon and ginger. I enjoy this one both hot and cold.

Evol Ving Ness

There’s nothing like a good apple spice tea and this one sounds pretty good.

AJRimmer

I think I grew up drinking too many apple spice teas, so I was tired of them for years and only recently have started buying them again. This is my favorite so far!

Evol Ving Ness

Anne made a couple some time ago that I really enjoyed.

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60

The main flavor here is honeybush, and it’s not a great one. It’s not that fruity, just boring honeybush. This could be improved by mixing in rooibos, adding a creamy element, and having stronger flavorings or added fruit pieces. I was surprised by how not peachy this is.

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83
drank Allons-TEA by Cuppa Geek
1251 tasting notes

This is a nice chocolatey tea. It’s a little marshmallowy and quite chocolatey. It all combines well and is great with milk added. It’s one of the better chocolate teas I’ve had in a while. You can taste the black tea in there a bit too.

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79
drank Fluffy Bunny Tails by Cuppa Geek
1251 tasting notes

This is an interesting tea! I like having it cold. The flavor is very marshmallowy and fruity. It’s really bright and refreshing. The black base isn’t very bold, but you can taste it in some sips.

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82

Another great tea from Cuppa Geek. I taste the berry, the honey, and the chai, and they combine super pleasantly. I wouldn’t have thought of combining these ingredients, but it works! I didn’t even need to add milk. It’s not a spicy chai, but definitely enough of a spice presence to make this tea really interesting.

tea-and-cats

That sounds awesome.

ashmanra

It is a rare chai that I enjoy without milk, but this is one of them.

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75

This is pretty pleasant cold. The berry combines well with the chamomile. It’s not the freshest tasting berry, just the pretty typical flavor you get from berry teas. It’s not too tart, and you can taste a little chamomile below. I guess it’s a little basic for me, but not bad.

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drank Apple Cinnamon Chai by Cuppa Geek
1251 tasting notes

I know this is just personal preference, but I feel like this one leans too much toward apple and not enough toward chai. The apple is quite sweet and overly fruity. The spices are too mild. I really only taste maybe a hint of ginger. It’s definitely doing its own thing rather than copying the usual apple cinnamon style, but I don’t personally love it. The black tea is very light, and I enjoyed it slightly more with added milk.

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90
drank Parker's Blend by Cuppa Geek
1251 tasting notes

This is a really smooth EG creme. It’s supposed to also taste like lavender, but there was almost no lavender in my sample, so I guess they’d have to amp up the amount in order for that to be discernible. But the bergamot and creme flavors are delicious and meld perfectly with the black tea. It tasted best warm with some milk. I’m sad I only had a small sample because this one is pretty great!

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70
drank Birthday Cake by Cuppa Geek
1251 tasting notes

Huh, I expected this one to be more special, but really, I only taste a boring, plain, somewhat astringent black tea. Hot, there was nothing cakey or desserty about it. I don’t even taste vanilla. With additions, it can be decent, but I’ve had much better cake teas. I added cake batter flavoring the last time I had it to give it a boost. Now I’m drinking the rest chilled, and I can’t tell if it’s the tea or the flavoring I added (probably the latter) but it tastes pretty good!

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70
drank Jaffa Cakes by Cuppa Geek
1251 tasting notes

This flavor is pretty mild and a little indistinct. I guess I get a little dessertiness, and since I know it’s supposed to be orange and chocolate, I can sort of picture it, but I’m not sure how present those flavors actually are. I’m able to get two steeps each time, and I feel somewhat mixed about it. Some sips do taste pretty desserty and decent (and a little like jaffa cakes). Other sips taste slightly metallic and strange. And some sips just taste so medium. I add extra chocolate chips to my steeping basket, and I always drink it with milk.

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drank Blackberry Lavender by Cuppa Geek
1251 tasting notes

This blackberry flavoring is so strong! And it’s very clearly blackberry, which is fun to see. It’s a tiny bit artificial, but I can forgive it. I don’t taste much lavender, but maybe I’ll add some to my second steep – it’s just a hint, whereas I’d prefer 50/50. I’m drinking this cool with milk. I’m enjoying it for that strong blackberry flavor, but I don’t think I’d order it again.

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71

This is pretty mildly flavored, but pleasant. Coming through, there’s a bit of black tea, a bit of mint, and adding milk provides the creamy aspect to make it sort of like ice cream. I wish all the flavors were stronger, but it’s nice enough.

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72
drank Pineapple Cupcake by Cuppa Geek
206 tasting notes

Pineapple? No
Yummy vanilla spice cake? Yes
Do I need this in my cupboard? Nah
Enjoyable cup.

Flavors: Cake, Spices, Vanilla

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drank Fluffy Bunny Tails by Cuppa Geek
6132 tasting notes

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I wanted a black tea for the #cuppateaathon but it was late so I didn’t want a super intense black tea. This seemed more parts other ingredients than black base so it fit the bill. Thank you Sil for sharing!

This is fruity and minty. I get lime and mint mostly but some other fruits underneath. Nice enough but it doesn’t really stand out to me as super exciting or memorable. Still glad I got to try it.

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drank Berries N'Cream by Cuppa Geek
206 tasting notes

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I don’t think I was impressed with this the last time I brewed it, but today it’s got a nice berry flavor with some tart hibiscus. I used a bit more leaf to finish this off, so maybe that’s the way to go. Certainly not my favorite Cuppa Geek tea, and I won’t need to replenish this in my cupboard, but its not a bad cup.

Flavors: Berry, Sour, Tart

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67

I’ve had this tea so many times and never really felt inspired to write a note. It’s sort of toasty tasting and mildly desserty. The chocolate is too mild for me to taste it specifically. I didn’t know there was black tea in here at all until I read the ingredients. It’s just not really exciting or special enough to seek out over other options.

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drank Peaceful Sleep by Cuppa Geek
1251 tasting notes

The flavor here is mostly minty. I wish I’d had it on the day I made it because I’m afraid the mint is now obscuring some of the nuances that may have once been there. Cool, I taste mint and a little of something else.

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69

Ha I’m always complaining about this particular pumpkin flavoring. I ordered all of these teas in the same shipment because I usually love pumpkin, but now I know better and won’t order pumpkin from CG again. So this should be the last of my complaints! Again, the pumpkin is too fruity for me. However, I enjoy the flavorings it’s paired with in this tea more than usual. Maybe since this time it’s going for cupcake instead of chai, I don’t find the flavor contrast to be as off-putting. With milk, it’s sweet and fruity and fine.

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drank Strawberry Shortcake by Cuppa Geek
1251 tasting notes

Nice fresh strawberry flavor. I don’t really taste the green tea underneath. It’s not too tart at all, but also not particularly cakey. I put it in the fridge, and I think the flavor developed nicely in there. Now I taste a marshmallowy undercurrent along with the pleasantly tart strawberry. I also taste the slightly grassy green tea. I don’t think it’s special enough to order again, but I like it. The sugar sprinkles made it sparkly. This is a refreshing fruity green tea, but I would have liked some cake flavor!

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64

I steeped it too long the first time I had this, leading to a somewhat bitter cup. Luckily almond milk and sugar saved it. It’s not really my sort of thing. It’s quite similar to the CG badger house flavor I had recently. I just find the flavor profile sort of simple and boring. There’s the rooibos, and I taste some toastiness, but I don’t really taste chocolate or dessert flavors. I’d just like to taste more going on in this one!

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