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If you miss DAVIDsTEA’s “Coffee Cake” from last winter, this is basically the same tea!

This is pretty good in terms of dessert tea. The “burnt sugar” aspect of the creme brulee is strong in the after taste; if you’re planning on doing a tasting event, you’re going to want a palate cleanser for this one (and you might want it in general).

I drank this as a bubble tea – it was surprisingly good iced, for a caramel based tea. Over all, probably better hot.

Flavors: Burnt Sugar, Caramel, Coffee, Toffee

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drank Vanilla Green by Tealuxe
106 tasting notes

From Another TTB?!?! round 2

A very nice vanilla green. It probably could have taken more steeps, but I simply didn’t feel like it. This tea is nice, simple, and not particularly a stand out in the crowd nowadays. I could see this as a daily drinker. I was busy doing cleaning, so this was nice to sip on, the flavor retains nicely as it cools. Where did the day go though??

1/3 tsp in 4oz @ 185, 1.5min
note: the leaf texture is add, very flat narrow leaves, stiff as if they had been flash fried. It was hard to measure out.

Cheri

I have a vanilla bean green that I just love. It is one I drink a lot of days, just because it’s nice to sip on, but doesn’t need focus or time. I’m almost out and the place I got it from isn’t selling online right now. :(

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drank Vanilla Green by Tealuxe
252 tasting notes

TTB 3: I’m really hesitant with greens. I’m still not great at steeping them, and I’ve had some really horrible flavors because of that. Something like this tea could change my mind though! The green tea, vegetabley taste is here, but not overwhelmingly. The vanilla is soft and creamy, and almost a marshmallow flavor, mixing well with the green. I’m surprised that I’m only the second review for this!

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Cheri

Sounds yummy!

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this tastes like bubblegum. minimal chai flavors, no detectable pumpkin.

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drank Pear & Green Tea by Tealuxe
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I met up with a friend in Cambridge today, so I used it as an excuse to stop by Tealuxe! Today, I tried iced pear & green tea with bubbles. First off, the tea was just okay. I could definitely taste the pear flavor and a light green tea. However, the tea somehow came off perfume-y and weak at the same time. The bubbles were sweet and chewy, but that didn’t make up for the weak tea itself. I’m finding that with the fruity teas at Tealuxe, they tend to be a bit on the perfume-y side, so I need to be more selective when I go back!

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drank Monks Blend by Tealuxe
2 tasting notes

Awesome fruit punch type aroma! It’s irresistible. No sugar needed for this as it is floral and slightly sweet. One of my favourite flavoured black teas.

Flavors: Fruit Tree Flowers, Vanilla

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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drank Victorian Rose Tea by Tealuxe
112 tasting notes

I stopped by TeaLuxe because I was in the area, and got a few flavored teas. I’ve been drinking this one a lot (occasionally mixed with the creme brulee). It’s a good, simple rose tea. It’s not subtle, but it doesn’t have to be, and it’s pretty tasty.

I’ve realized I’ve been drinking a lot of simple flavored black teas lately. I have a whole bunch of oolong samples to try, but I keep waiting for a day when I have more… mental clarity, instead of one when I’m feeling foggy and overworked. As a result, I’ve mostly been drinking teas that don’t require very much effort. Which, y’know, is okay I guess. But maybe I should drink my oolongs anyway.

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80

Strong floral aroma, rich almost oily bergamot flavor. Less traditional earl grey flavor than I expected, more flower.

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drank Almond Rooibos by Tealuxe
77 tasting notes

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Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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drank Creme de la Earl Grey by Tealuxe
121 tasting notes

If you enjoy a good Earl Grey tea, try this. I’m quite sure this is the best Earl Grey I’ve had.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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A delicious flavored Ceylon from Tealuxe. Another hit for me. 4 minutes just under boiling and it wafts caramel and richness. Creme de la Earl Grey from them has the same rich cream smell, which I’m in love with. The caramel blends well with the Ceylon base. It’s delicious as it cools as well. Any bitterness that may seep during cooling isn’t unpleasant with the rich cream notes. I would order this again.

I liked this tea a lot the first time. I reserved “love” for something I would come back to again and again . With my small sample, I couldn’t, but I can say all three times, this was smooth and delicious.

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec

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drank Dragon Pearl Jasmine by Tealuxe
23 tasting notes

Absolute heaven in a cup. I’m big on Jasmine Teas, and this has been the best I’ve had so far. As the tea cooled while I was drinking it, the Jasmine flavor became even more pronounced. A definite plus in my book.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Brattle Street Blend by Tealuxe
23 tasting notes

An adequate English Breakfast, but to me, not very potent. It tasted nice, but really didn’t wow me.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Blueberry White by Tealuxe
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My first trip to Tealuxe in Harvard Square! I asked the guy working to recommend a good low caffeine tea (it was already late afternoon), and this was one of the ones he showed me. When I smelled the dry leaf, it smelled like sweet blueberries, almost verging on a candy-like smell but not quite. The blueberry smell was still strong after steeping, but not as strong in flavor. Maybe it’s because I’ve been drinking a lot of Davids Tea lately. Anyway, the blueberry flavor was definitely there and tasted more natural than the smell. The white tea also shone through with the grassy, vegetal taste. I’m not always a fan of the grassy taste, so this rating doesn’t quite make it to 80, but it is a pretty good tea nonetheless. Next time I go to Tealuxe, I’m going to make sure I have enough time to really poke my nose into all the teas I can. Plus, they have a whole wall full of cute teaware, too!

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Not sure what to think of this. It’s definitely got character, but it’s a very brusque and affronting tea. Opens up slowly to a wide range of flavors, all around the same category as the first steeping, which is the least pleasant, but still somewhat tasty.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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Had a cup of this yesterday at my local Tealuxe. It was my first time trying genmaicha, so I don’t have a basis for comparison.

This presented as a nice, sort-of roasty flavor to a solid green tea base. The base was a little vegetal, but not too much (it was subtle enough to not be off-putting in the least) and was very smooth. The rice added a roasty note to the tea, creating almost a toasted or “cooked” flavor. It left a noticeable aftertaste of cooked green veggies. It was quite good overall.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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drank Victorian Rose Tea by Tealuxe
318 tasting notes

Really rosy. I like it! The black is present but not overwhelming, and the rose is strong without being too perfumey. Although I am a fan of rose things. I might go longer (4-5 mins) next time to get a bit of a stronger flavor, but there’s no bitterness at all, which is lovely.

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drank Lady Londonderry by Tealuxe
30 tasting notes

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drank Royal Coconut by Tealuxe
30 tasting notes

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drank Throat Tender by Tealuxe
53 tasting notes

I still have that cold/virus/bronchitis thing that’s hit the nation, and for the past week I’ve been coughing like crazy. I had ordered TeaLuxe’s Throat Tender the week before, thinking I wouldn’t need it by the time it arrived, but here I am, still hacking away. I brewed a cup of this spicy, flavorful tea tonight in the hope that my tender throat would feel better.

Honestly, I’m not sure what I expected. I was curious about the ingredients- especially the slippery elm, which I thought it would make the tea velvety. I think Dragonwell green tea is more velvety than this. I had to add sweetener because the flavor was strong and a bit too bitter for me. With the sweetener it was palatable and, like chai, comforting in the way it warmed me up.

The tea is very pretty, as you can see in the photo, and the liquid is an attractive reddish-amber. I’m not sure this will help my throat, but taking this “cure” isn’t a chore by any means.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Royal Coconut by Tealuxe
18 tasting notes

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drank Monks Blend by Tealuxe
1 tasting notes

I’ve been trying to find a tea that matches a mis-labeled tea I got a few years ago. In my blending experiments it seemed that vanilla was a component, but there also seemed to be something almost fruity. Based on the description, I tried Monk’s blend. Definitely not this one. It’s not a bad tea, but it seems a bit too sharp — and I’m someone who leaves the bag in when I use teabags. I’m going to try using either a bit less tea, or steeping not quite as long, and see if that helps.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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I’m not a big fan of vanilla in tea (or milk in tea, for that matter), but my wife really likes this. She tends not to sweeten black tea, so I think that’s key. I have found that this blends well with Yerba Maté though.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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