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Admittedly, I’m not a big fan of Rooibos flavour in most Rooibos based tea. I can taste it in this tea but it doesn’t bother me here. It seems to mingle well with the cinnamon/vanilla combination. I find this tea to be calming and enjoyable. I didn’t buy this tea myself, it was given to me as part of a Christmas gift from a friend. I’m really grateful she got it for me because I don’t think I would have bought it due to the fact that I’ve tried other teas with cinnamon and with vanilla and generally, I’ve been left disappointed but this one lived up to it’s name, having solid flavours. I was pleasantly surprised. Another caffeine-free herbal tea that I can drink at night and not worry about it keeping me up.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Rooibos, Vanilla

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68

Sipdown (142)!

Someone at work bought Stash’s herbal sampler for everyone to drink and I couldn’t help but go through it to see if there was anything that caught my attention. Turns out, of the blends that were left after the employees dug in this was the only one I’d yet to try! So, got on that after the dentist. Of course, I wasn’t allowed to drink anything hot that day so I had to brew this up and then let it cool down to room temp before I could drink it. Licorice Spice is definitely an accurate name; the dominating flavours were anise and licorice root but they were supported by notes of cinnamon and clove. Also, I found this just a touch peppery. Pretty nice overall.

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70

I don’t taste the licorice, which is always a plus.

This tea smells really great. The orange flavoring is tart and hibby-esque. Ginger has the perfect amount of kick. Stash teas are generally very good for bagged blends.

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85

bagged tea in my desk at work, kind of my ‘emergency’ backup tea stash. It is actually pretty good, with cream and sweetener. quite peppery, not as cinnamon-y as other chais I have had, but pretty tasty. I like it.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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78

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Flavors: Chocolate, Mint

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60

This tea contains some of my favorite ingredients (bergamot and lavender) but it was just too strong for my tastes. It was very pungent in odor and flavor. I kept decreasing the steep time and at 2 minutes it made an alright breakfast tea. I am a huge fan of earl grey but this tea was nothing special.

Recommended for people who love a strong breakfast tea.

Brewed using 2 bags in 24 oz of boiling water with a 2 minute steep time.

Flavors: Artificial, Astringent, Bergamot, Citrus, Floral

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec 24 OZ / 709 ML

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44

Earl Grey is one of my favorite teas because of it’s Bergamot flavor and smell, but this tea does not have enough of the bergamot taste I love in Early Grey.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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58

Grabbed a box of this for work since I’m been through the majority of the grocery store tea section and I just keep being disappointed. I’m only going to be able to drink a limited number of cups of tea in my life and I can’t help but think of all the nice things in my cabinet at home that I’d rather be drinking.

I’ve had a lot of bagged stash tea in the past…actually just about all of it since I had at one purchased their “year of tea” so I was a little apprehensive about this since I remember not being fond of their earl gray.

This is surprisingly pleasant. The black tea isn’t very upfront but at least it isn’t bold in a bad way, and the bergamot is much better quality than most. I imagine they must have reformulated sometime in the last decade or that I’m thinking of their double earl gray which probably isn’t for people who don’t take milk or sugar. Ibe been wary of earl gray for awhile now since I’ve had so many bad ones, but now it looks like I should pick some loose leaf up.

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75

My wife bought this tea for me about a year ago. It found its way in the back of the cupboard for awhile, and I finally decided to finish it off today.

This is a good tea for a rainy/cold day. The ginger notes are pretty strong. I can’t really taste the lemon (maybe it comes out more if I added sugar), but the overall flavor is nice. Despite the ginger notes, it’s pretty light and refreshing.

My mother-in-law loved this tea more, so the majority of it was sent down to her. However, it got me through last winter, on the cold and bitter days, and I’ve finally decided to give it one last sip. It’s pretty bittersweet, but I’m glad to start drinking the old stuff, before moving on to buying more tea. Which will probably happen anyway. Ha. Ha.

Flavors: Ginger

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100

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Preparation
1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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60
drank Orange Spice by Stash Tea Company
22 tasting notes

Note: This is a review of the loose leaf and not bagged.

The loose leaf does not contain cinnamon like the bagged variety does. This is a very noticeable difference which I did not realize until I took my first sip.

The bagged Orange Spice has been a staple of mine for over a decade. I was so excited when I realized it was available in loose leaf. I was very disappointed.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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68

I’ve been wondering about this tea for a while now, and so I picked up a box. I really enjoyed Celestial Seasoning’s True Blueberry Tea done up iced so I was curious about this tea.

Wow, what a disappointment. I brewed it up just like I would the other tea: 2L of water, cold brewed with 5 tea bags for approximately 24h. Instead of the TRUE blueberry taste you get a little bit of a blueberry followed by a sour taste that reminds me of Stash’s Meyer Lemon Tea. I will use up this tea by throwing 1-2 teabags in with Celestial Seasoning’s Blueberry Tea but will not repurchase.

Honestly, this is close to the 10th tea from Stash I’ve tried and I only cared for 1 (raspeberry Hibiscus). I think I will discontinue trying anymore from this company.

Flavors: Sour

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more 2000 OZ / 59147 ML
rosebudmelissa

I really dislike Stash’s hibiscus herbals. I much prefer Celestial Seasoning’s.

Kristal

glad I’m not the only one!

As mentioned the only one I liked was the Raspberry Hibiscus. Most of the teas I’ve tried from them have been fruit herbals but there has been at least one green tea I’ve tried from them and it was of course mediocre.

Kristal

Another thing that bothers me about stash vs celestial seasonings and other tea bag companies is how each tea bag is individually wrapped. I know that it’s supposed to preserve freshness, but to me it is such a waste. Every time I make a pitcher of iced tea from Stash I have a pile of wrappers to throw out (which don’t seem to be recyclable because there is foil on the inside). Celestial Seasonings seems to preserve the freshness of their tea by having a liner on the inside of the box, which is good enough for me. I think they should at least take the foil out so it’s recyclable!

rosebudmelissa

I go back and forth on the foil pouches. Not having them is better for iced tea, but having them makes them much easier to carry in my purse.

Kristal

Makes sense!

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50

This tea is exactly what the name would suggest: a strong, chai-like spice blended with a licorice flavor that leaves a lingering sweetness in the back of your throat. Personally, I find this one too sweet to drink on an everyday basis, but I could see myself really enjoying it when I have a cold.

Flavors: Cardamon, Cinnamon, Licorice, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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22

I know all tea technically tastes like damp leaves but this one especially does. It’s a chore to finish the box.

Preparation
5 min, 30 sec

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Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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75

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drank Earl Grey by Stash Tea Company
387 tasting notes

This may be the best bagged Earl Grey tea I’ve ever tried! The bergamot flavor is bold without being overpowering and the black tea base is robust and super smooth. I almost always take Earl Grey with milk, but this one was lovely with nothing added: plenty of flavor, but no bitterness or astringency. I may have to pick some of this up when I finish off my Republic of Tea Earl Greyer, because I like this one even better and it’s about half the price!

Flavors: Bergamot, Smooth

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
rosebudmelissa

I like this one, too. I don’t think I’ve had many earl grey’s I don’t like, though.

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I got a massage this morning which was amazing and saw that the Massage Envy location I was at had these teabags. Cranberry Pomegranate is one of my favorite flavor combinations in other companies so I decided to pick one up and take it home to review it.

First, upon opening the packet it smells hopeful. However, it does not smell like pomegranate or cranberry at all. Instead it smells of blueberries. It’s almost like Teavanas blueberry pineapple in smell… I wonder if it will taste as such? This is ironic because it is a mix of rooibos, hibiscus, and cranberry and pomegranate flavorings so why would it be giving off that aroma? I do not know.

After steeping it I was very disappointed. It wasn’t the worst thing to ever grace the planet but it was not close to great either. I was a cup of blaaaaaaaaaaaaah and didn’t really taste of anything remote to cranberry/pomegranate.

Oh well, I have more teas to love.

Flavors: Fruity

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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60

Taking down our Christmas decorations this morning (finally), and thought this would be appropriate.

I’ve been spoiled by loose leaf tea. The CTC method produces a taste I just can’t really compare to other teas. It’s its own flavor, I suppose. Nice in a pinch/busy morning where I’m bustling about, passing by my tea cup every five minutes for a quick sip.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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80

Definitely taste blueberries, not sweet but tart. I added vanilla creamer and a teaspoon of honey and it was a delight.

Flavors: Blueberry

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Kristal

Really wanna try this one iced in the summer

slb2221

I’m sure it would be refreshing. I haven’t had it iced yet Kristal

Kristal

Let me know if you do! I really enjoy Celestial Seasonings True Blueberry tea iced. One of my favourite iced teas, actually.

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