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So this tea comes from VariaTEA – it’s my first tea from this company! Turns out, like her, I made the mistake of thinking the flavour of this was inspired by the drink/cocktail instead of the actual location.

I was very surprised when I took my first sip and it was so strongly spearmint flavoured, with milder citrus undertones. I’ve only had a proper Long Island Iced Tea like twice, and to be honest I kind of hated it – but one thing it definitely did not taste like was mint. That said, this was delicious. I’d totally drink it again, but also I think it would be well suited as the base tea for a tea cocktail as well; maybe like a Mint Julep type thing?

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drank Rose Oolong Tea by Tea Trunk
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There was so much rose in the tea bag yet this tastes like a generically floral oolong. Nothing special to see here. Better than expected but still nothing worth revisiting.

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drank Long Island Green Tea by Tea Trunk
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This tastes like mint. Why does this taste like mint? Weird. Very weird.

ETA: Apparently it’s supposed to. And here I thought it was inspired by the iced tea and not the location :P

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drank Rose Oolong Tea by Tea Trunk
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well i was PRETTY sure this would not be something that would be up my alley, so i’m not going to rate it. VariaTEA let me have this sample…likely because they like tormenting me, knowing i’ll try anything and everything…even blergamot teas!

This tastes like rosewater smells. It’s like drinking a mouthful of rose potpourri. Gross. So not for me…though i’m thinking that it might be something that our friend keychange might enjoy.

Final Count: 70

VariaTEA

So when I grabbed these samples, I had no idea which flavors I grabbed. Mostly I was distracted by the adorable elephants

Kaylee

This sounds amazing! Maybe you could use the rest for cooking? Rosewater makes a good dressing for berry salads, so maybe try a simple syrup made with this tea to dress a berry and mint salad?

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drank Ginger Root Tea by Tea Trunk
8162 tasting notes

Tea from yesterday! thanks for sharing this one VariaTEA. I love me some ginger. As always i’d prefer MORE ginger in this one but suspect that for most, this is balanced fairly well. It was a really enjoyable cup last night.

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drank Marigold Green Tea by Tea Trunk
3183 tasting notes

This is an interesting tea, full of spices and vegetables and something bright trying to break through. A hint of licorice here, a wisp of mint there and the whole time it is savory and green. It’s like a tasty veggie side dish. I am not sure how I feel…

Flowers! It’s like perfume sorta with that slight dryness and the spice you’d find in like lavender or dandelions. I wish I could describe this better…I think I will add the other teabag to my tea twins package I am working on and hopefully she will be better at explaining this tea.

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drank Vanilla Black Tea by Tea Trunk
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So I used one teabag for me and one for my friend. There was a fair amount of vanilla pods in the teabag so I was excited but sipping on this tea I am finding it very monotone. There is a light floral vanilla and that’s it. I feel like the base could contribute more to round out the flavor but it’s quite weak for a black base. I didn’t realize this was a black oolong blend so maybe that is playing a role.

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drank Berry Blush Green Tea by Tea Trunk
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drank Berry Blush Green Tea by Tea Trunk
3183 tasting notes

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This tea has the most adorable packaging. In fact, I may have purchased this for the packaging. Which I guess is not the best reason to purchase a tea since at the end of the day you don’t drink the packaging. Alas, the tea is just not as exciting. Actually it is very bland. No berry flavor to be found and mostly there is the slightest hint of peas from the base and even that isn’t particularly present.

I had this once before but it cooled long before I got to try it and I just assumed that was why it was flavorless. Turns out its just the tea :(.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Daddyselephant

Uuuugh I need that packaging XD

VariaTEA

I got an assorted tea bag tin so maybe some of the other flavors will be better and justify the purchase price of the cute packaging.

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