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Four ingredients: cinnamon, cloves, ginger, rooibos

You can taste everything but the rooibos and the liquor is very thin. I like this as an easy afternoon cup at work but it seems overly simple for a chai

Flavors: Cinnamon, Clove, Ginger

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Seeing as I’m drinking my first cup right now I probably shouldn’t be writing a review yet but lets just go with it! First reaction?

I bought this hoping it would help with this cold I’m getting. So far its really soothing to my throat, and maybe its just a placebo thing, but i feel like its helping with my congestion. The taste however I’m not a fan of. The sweetness lingers and reminds me of stevia or any of those other artificial sweeteners that I find just taste horrible. I’m a tea newbie (got into tea like 6 months ago) so I have nothing to compare it to but if all licorice teas are this sweet I don’t think I’m a fan :s But it seems to be doing the job so I’m sure I’ll be able to work through this box… eventually.

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drank Earl Grey by Stash Tea Company
15 tasting notes

I couldn’t drink this today. I straight up poured it out after trying to tolerate it for 3 sips. It was just blechhhhh. Black tea was flat and acidic while the bergamot was off-putting for some reason. I think this tea is immature. It has no nuances, I feel like it bit me.

Is the phenomenon typical with bagged greys? I’ve enjoyed this before (and its way better than Bigelows (IMHO) but def NOT today.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 30 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Earl Grey by Stash Tea Company
15 tasting notes

Better than other bagged greys. I enjoy the light floral-ness of this bag

Flavors: Bergamot

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72

This morning I was busy at work and didn’t get to sipping this until it was colder than I would have liked. Seemed more watery and I couldn’t taste the green tea as much this morning. TGIF! I FINALLY MOVE INTO MY NEW APARTMENT THIS AFTERNOON AND WILL BE ABLE TO BIKE TO WORK IN 5 MINUTES.

Flavors: Baked Bread, Earth

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 45 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML
Nichole

Congrats on the new apartment!

Haley Dee

Thanks!!!! :D

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72

Drank this plain again this morning for my first cup. It’s very good and pleasantly surprising almost every time.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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72

Really nice for starting my workday at 8am. I can taste both black and green and love the creaminess imparted by the matcha

Flavors: Brown Sugar, Creamy, Cut grass, Earth

Preparation
3 min, 15 sec

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90

I am very impressed with this tea. I have to say, I am not a fan of bagged teas – I will drink them if I just want a quick pick me up – but think one was simply delicious! I often find with many ‘chocolate’ teas that there is no real chocolate flavour – that is not true in this case. Tasted like I was sucking on a yummy chocolate thin mint! The flavors are very bold. Very well done!

Flavors: Chocolate, Mint

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 250 ML

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25

I wrote in my tea journal last night after tasting this and was not incredibly impressed. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE earl grey and bergamot oil even more so! To the moon and back. I, however, wound up giving it a 2.5/5 (which is not awful, but not great). I found the bergamot overwhelmed the black tea and the only aroma I could sense through the oil was harsh citrus – almost alcoholic. When infused I found the flavour to be weak and underdeveloped. I would honestly drink this again – for the value and the fact that I really love bergamot – but would not present to guests at a tasting.

Flavors: Alcohol, Anise, Astringent, Bergamot, Campfire, Citrus, Citrus Fruits, Citrus Zest, Decayed wood, Earl Grey, Eucalyptus, Pine, Sambuca, Vodka

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 250 ML

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25

I tried this one at work today and I really wasn’t a fan. The smell and taste reminded me of seaweed (not that I’ve ever eaten seaweed, but there was a salty tang to it that made me think of the ocean.) There was also a good bit of astringency that left my mouth feeling puckery after I finished the cup. Overall, this was drinkable, but not something I’d reach for again.

Flavors: Astringent, Salty, Seaweed

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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70

A good basic chai. Taste is primarily vanilla with the spices appearing afterwards. I did a fairly short steep because I don’t like my black tea getting bitter, but it probably gets more “spiced” and less vanilla with longer brewing. Best with milk or equivalent.

Initially picked this up because I was at my local grocery/cafe and didn’t like any of the hot teas on the menu. Am slightly distrustful of anything that says decaf (it probably isn’t, not entirely) so this will remain a morning/weekend tea.

Flavors: Spices, Tea, Vanilla

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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Random teabag in purse time!

I drank this while stuck at work and frustrated as hell. I needed something soothing to help me chill out, and this was my crutch to lean on. While not the pinnacle of refinement, I haven’t had a jasmine in such a long, long time. Tasted exactly like a jasmine green tea should. Nothing special or memorable. Just… there.

Flavors: Jasmine

leaf in hot water

been in your situation the past couple weeks and its so frustrating. tea helps though i may be graduating to wine soon…

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86

I woke up this morning to find I’m involuntarily babysitting a 2month old. My beautiful niece, which gives me very little to do all day besides change diapers and drink tea! Yay! Sortof.

Anyways, on my recent order from Stash I bought a few teabags because I knew there would come a time where I just did not feel like going through the loose leaf struggle. Breakfast in Paris was one of them and this will be a definate reorder. I love bergamot, and vanilla, as I love most EGC but I don’t remember reading the description on this box. I really wamted a nicce flavored breakfast tea. The best of both worlds I suppose.

As I groggily made a cup with water from the Kuerig and made a babybottle at the same time everything may have gotten a bit mixed up ;) As little Myah is allergic to dairy I stayed away from the cream and simply added a tblsp and a half of raw sugar. (And two scoops of soy formula to the bottle) Stuffy as I am in the morning, the citris hit me good and caught my attention, and the bergamot lured me in. The sugar brought out the vanilla creaminess and made it a bit more filling. This is a great drowsy morning, nothing to do but chill breakfast tea. If Paris feels like a lazy morning then this tea is spot on.
Hay Wednesdays from Myah-Lemur and I. ;)

Flavors: Bergamot, Lavender, Vanilla

Preparation
4 min, 15 sec

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drank Cherry Almond by Stash Tea Company
2022 tasting notes

I have been shopping at The Fresh Market for years now, but always in another city as we didn’t have one where I live. This week, we got our own! My friend and I were so excited to get there this morning that we failed to look at the clock and arrived twenty minutes prior to their 8 am opening time! Fortunately, we could happily sit in the car and chat! It was her first time ever going to a Fresh Market and I was really excited to show it to her.

I bought some breakfast things for us. When we got back to my house I asked her what tea she would like with breakfast. Each one I named she said, “Anything is good, just fix whatever you are in the mood for.” Then I asked if she wanted this one, and her reaction was quite different! She was obviously excited by this one! I ordered it purely because she had been so interested in it when she saw it in their catalog.

I made a pot of it to go with strawberries and viili, and blueberry banana bread. It was delicious. The aroma makes your mouth water from the time you open the package, and it seems to be a non-finicky tea. It is smooth and easy to drink with no milk or sugar added. It was great with breakfast, and would pair really nicely with a lot of things.

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drank Cherry Almond by Stash Tea Company
2022 tasting notes

My friend gasped when she saw this flavor listed in the Stash catalog. She and one of my daughters are addicted to their White Christmas tea and buy it in copious quantities. So when they sent me a birthday coupon last month, I made sure to order this for our tea times together.

It has not disappointed her – or me. It is a nice, standard black tea base that does not require pampering. The cherry and almond aroma is thrilling from the moment you open the bag. The flavor is smooth and doesn’t disappoint. We had this today with lemon pound cake. She says she is ordering some of her own very soon.

The Stash catalog is bad news for my paychecks. I almost took it out to look at last night when I couldn’t sleep, but I didn’t dare, because the later it is, the more likely I am heading to a computer and clicking “Add to Cart” over and over…The teaware! The flavors! The teaware!

Nothing competition grade about this, but a really nice flavored black that most people will like, even guests who don’t drink much tea.

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This is the only green tea I’ve cared for so far, and it’s also one of the only teas I will drink straight because the flavor is so yummy on its own.

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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A good sick-tea. Not the best (that award goes to cold 911), but my dad bought it for me so I’ll use it up for whenever a stomach ache hits me.

Flavors: Lemongrass, Spearmint

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drank Peach Black by Stash Tea Company
1743 tasting notes

I just wanted something I could steep once. (I usually resteep everything – unless its oolong or pu-erh). But really this is so nice, I probably could have resteeped it. I really like most of Stash’s teabags. They might be my favorite grocery brand. There is a strong sweet peach flavor with a decently robust malty black tea base. The cup is pretty dark. It’s tasty and would probably be AWESOME iced. I’m lacking an iced tea vessel though!

Fjellrev

Nooo, hope you’ll pick up an iced tea vessel soon, especially with summer around the corner!

tea-sipper

Haha, I just have no idea what to get. I should probably just get a mason jar that is iced tea acceptable or something. :D

Fjellrev

That would totally work! I have a plain glass jug, nothing fancy, and it works like a charm.

adagio breeze

you don’t resteep oolong or pu? o_O

tea-sipper

No, I meant I steep oolong or pu more than twice. :D

caile

I love mason jars to keep iced tea in. :)

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71

I received this tea in a boxed set and was so skeeved out by the ingredients that I perpetually put off trying it and then forgot about it altogether. Yerba mate and black tea in the same teabag? Monk fruit? Plus I’m not crazy about salted caramel anyway.

But I re-discovered it in the cupboard the other day and decided it was now or never. Happily, it’s not nearly as bad as I feared. I still think the mate and black together is a mistake — the mate gives it this weird undertaste, it would be so much better if it was a black tea alone. But the monk fruit is under control (I’ve had it in other teas where it was sweet to the point of nauseating) and the flavor is pleasant enough. While it smells absolutely like salted caramel, it only kindof sortof tastes like it. I don’t see myself buying this, but I think I’ll be able to finish the box.

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Drank a cup of this while at an appointment today for something to sip on. Tasted sweet and a bit coffee-like in a dessert type of way; more like coffee flavouring than actual coffee I’d say. Pleasant to drink although not something I’d purchase to have at home.

Tamarindel

I’ve got this one! Not my favorite, but good when you need tea-bag tea.

caile

Yes, it was better than I expected really!

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Snagged the bag from a motel breakfast buffet to assess properly vs semi-hot water available. A little smokey, a bit astringent. It’s nice. I’d happily drink it again, but not go out of my way to repurchase.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 45 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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70

This was sent to me from a tea friend :) I’m very happy to sit and relax for the few minutes that I have. Today has been crazy busy. I finally do make it back home and find that my tea package (which i’ve been waiting for almost month for) finally arrives and my gaiwan is shattered. I have begun my dispute with the company and really hope to be reimbursed.

Anyways, I picked this because I am tired and wanted simplicity. This is one of the very few tea bags I own, so the choices are slim. I thought this to be very unique though. I’ve never had oolong in tea bag form. This had a very smooth taste. The mango was very slight and it was mostly milky coconut. I guess the oolong added an amber base but altogether it was a coconut brew :)

Flavors: Coconut, Milk

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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