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I was really impressed by the quality of this tea. The first thing you notice is the aroma. The colour is a really nice yellow. The taste is really good too.

First and second steepings really good. I recommend this tea.

I brewed this using 2 tea bags and 200 mL of water and left it for 2 minutes at around 170 to 180 approx.

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Last night I was doing virgin cherry koolaid shots. I mention this because the bright red colour of this tea reminds me of that. Actually, there is strawberry in it too! Lol

On the first 120 mL shot of this, I get a lot of the berries acidity. On the second steeping, a lot more of the aroma of perhaps liquorice and whatever else they are putting in it.

On the third steep most of the colour is gone, now it is brownish. It’s a warm flavour now, not unpleasant.

Also note that there isn’t any goji berry in this, just flavouring!

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I hate this tea. I think the coconut ruins it for me. I was all in for mango oolong and then coconut came along, and I was like, no thanks!

Trying to drink it in a shot glass to see if that makes it better. Maybe I will cool it down to kill the flavour.

One minute steepings are enough.

Flavors: Coconut

Preparation
120 OZ / 3548 ML

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I got a couple bad of this tea from one of my teachers, and thought I’d give it a try. Stash is one of my favorite tea companies, so I ignored the fact that it is a black tea and breed it up. Needless to say, I fell in love with this tea. It had just enough vanilla flavor, and the chai was spicy enough. I ended up getting different vanilla chai options due to the fact that my local grocery stores do not care this variety of stash.

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Old sample from Tea Sipper. Thank you!

I’m not tasting any green tea here at all. It pretty much tastes like a flavored hibiscus tea. I wish the raspberry were a little stronger.

Preparation
Boiling 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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This is a decent chamomile. Very soothing and lemony.

Flavors: Citrusy, Cut grass, Flowers, Lemon, Orange Blossom

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 30 sec 17 OZ / 495 ML

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96

I make this iced, and drink it all summer. Love the different types of mint in it.

Flavors: Peppermint, Spearmint

Preparation
Iced 5 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML

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93

My favorite way to drink green tea! Sweetened or not, and the spices are perfect.

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97

Both my husband and I love this, and we don’t often love the same things. I prefer it unsweetened, with just milk or cream.

Flavors: Bergamot, Lavender

Preparation
1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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A sample from Roswell Strange. This has to be one of the oddest combinations ever? I mean, mate, black, herbal…? Surely it’s hardly herbal if it’s got both mate and black tea in it, neither of which are renowned for their caffeine free-ness. I can get behind the idea of mate and black, though, and caramel works well with darker teas as a flavour, so…maybe?I have another question. What’s monk fruit? Please don’t say fruit eaten by monks. I could google, but the people at work would think I’m odd. Or odder than they already think I am, anyway. Maybe that’s one for later.

I gave the bag 3 minutes in boiling water, and it’s brewed up to a medium golden-brown, no additions. The initial taste is very heavy on the mate – quite earthy and pungent with a burnt coffee-like aftertaste. There’s also something smoky, although I can’t pinpoint exactly what. Maybe the mate? The monk fruit? Ha. I didn’t get much caramel initially, but as the cup cools I can begin to taste it. It’s a little on the artificial side, but not too badly, and there is a hint of salt. The salt actually works really well with the savoury flavour of the mate and the smoke – somehow it helps to bring everything together. Then with the underlying richness of the caramel, it actually makes for a pretty decent cup. I’m not even sure how it is that earth, coffee, smoke, salt and caramel taste good together, but they kind of do so there you go. My befuddled morning brain can’t make any more sense of things than that.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
rosebudmelissa

I think monk fruit is a natural sugar-free sweetener, like stevia (though with a different taste).

teaqueen

Stash really is magical in terms of the depth and interestingness of their bagged offerings.

Super Starling!

Weird. Totally on my to-try list now. Caramel is my weakness.

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Never thought I’d find an earl grey I didn’t like, but every time I’ve tried this one(my brother likes it so it’s in our kitchen fairly regularly) it tastes horribly flat and smells like bathroom cleaner. Not a fan of Stash in general but this one is especially unpleasant.

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Flavors: Cinnamon, Maple, Medicinal, Root Beer, Sarsaparilla, Spices, Sweet, Vanilla

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 7 min, 30 sec 20 OZ / 600 ML

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I do find the cinnamon a tad sickly sweet, which is dislike. It does taste like real cinnamon though, rather than that artificial flavour. Otherwise, I really like the spices and rooibos, however I wouldn’t mind a stronger rooibos flavour.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Creamy, Spices, Spicy, Sweet, Vanilla

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 8 min or more 15 OZ / 450 ML

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31

Monday – Green Tea / Day 2 of Lion’s Tea Challenge

Very basic and generic grocery store quality bagged tea. I do find this a bit astringent and a tad bitter. The green tea is fairly mild, not really vegetal or grassy, but it tastes like a green tea.

Flavors: Astringent, Bitter, Green

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 1 min, 30 sec 350 OZ / 10350 ML

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Monday – Green Tea / Day 2 of Lion’s Tea Challenge

Smells like rice and green tea, very promising.

Medium temperature water, let it steep while I went to put a load in the washer, came back to find very astringent green tea. Oops, guess I oversteeped it. This is completely my fault, but I feel this is not a very forgiving tea bag.

Anyway, other than a bit of bitterness and the astringency , I really like the light rice flavour. I’m not a fan of the green tea base used in cheaper grocery store teas, but I knew that before I bought this. I definitely taste grain and rice, maybe lightly toasted. I would not buy it again, but brewed correctly it would be enjoyable for those who like bagged green teas.

Flavors: Astringent, Grain, Green, Rice, Vegetal

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 45 sec 12 OZ / 354 ML

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Here’s Hoping TTB

I don’t think I’ll be trying any more of Stash’s decaf teas, as both of the ones I sampled from this box were a huge disappointment. This one had the same unpleasantly sour aftertaste as the vanilla one I tried. The hazelnut flavor was weak and the chocolate really didn’t come through at all. Not a fan!

Flavors: Hazelnut, Sour

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Here’s Hoping TTB

I really wasn’t a fan of this one. It had a weak nutty flavor with the barest hint of vanilla and an odd, slightly sour aftertaste. Definitely not something I would drink again!

Flavors: Nutty, Sour, Vanilla

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Here’s Hoping TTB

I was at a work conference most of the week without the proper equipment for brewing loose leaf tea, so I brought along a bunch of tea bags from the TTB to try. Of all the ones I sampled, this was my favorite. In fact, this may be one of the best bagged teas I’ve ever had! The oolong base was smooth and silky with a lovely sweet aftertaste. And the juicy mango and creamy coconut were perfectly balanced in each sip. Adding this to my wish list!

Flavors: Coconut, Mango, Smooth, Sweet

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This tea is okay— I can taste the vanilla and nut— but it’s a little artificial-tasting. A friend gave it to me because she ended up not liking it, and I’ll probably drink it when I don’t have anything better around, but it’s not all that impressive.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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Edit: I realized I had the wrong tea company. This was a Stash tea, not Twinings!

Decided to have this tea when my throat started hurting at work yesterday. I was actually pleasantly surprised at the great flavour balance. There was enough ginger in there to feel the spicy kick, but not too much so that it overwhelms the whole tea. The lemon was a tasty counterbalance, and there was even a hint of sweetness to round the tea off nicely. I was initially just drinking it to help my throat, but ended up enjoying it quite a lot. I let it steep for about 5 minutes so that the flavour would get nice and strong, and it was exactly the strength I wanted it to be. I would not be averse to having this tea again!

R.F. Hill

Stash is pretty good stuff.

Mookit

Yeah, I was pretty impressed by this one. I might have to give a few more a try.

ashmanra

Have you tried the new 1893 Ginger Cola by Pepsi? So much ginger! It was pretty good.

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I reach for this whenever I want a good tasting, no-nonsense chamomile tea. The flavor is constant from box to box.

Flavors: Flowers

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