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I really, really dislike this tea.

The smell and taste remind me of chemicals. Sort of like the smell of the plastic sandals at Walmart.

When I concentrate I can taste chocolate, coconut and maybe a bit of a mocha flavour….but the chemical taste sticks out way too much to me

I took a few sips then dumped it down the sink. I’m really not having much luck with Teavana. I don’t know what I’m going to do with the remaining 45g or whatever I have…

Flavors: Artificial, Chocolate, Coconut, Mocha

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Kristal

Oh no! Maybe try a tea swap in the discussion area?

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84
drank Pineapple Berry Blue by Teavana
735 tasting notes

Brewed this as an iced tea. It is sweet and tart. It is quite tasty. I brewed it hot then poured it over ice. It melted all the ice but it is still good. This is a combination of their Blueberry Bliss rooibos and Pineapple Kona Pop herbal teas. I was at Teavana yesterday and it looked interesting when I saw the blend in the store. I was there primarily to buy some more of their liquid rock sugar but I saw this blend and thought it would be a good iced tea. It is.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 6 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Teatotaler

Blueberry Bliss rooibos is a favorite of mine. I’m going to give this a try!

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Preparation
7 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Preparation
7 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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100

This is one of my all time favorite teas. I have been making it for a few years now and it continues to be at the top of my list. For some reason, I really enjoy this tea come the fall. It has a wonderful spice to it that perfectly compliments crisp autumn mornings. A combination of apple, cinnamon, ginger, cardamon and clove are what stand out to me the most. It may just be placebo effect but I like to think this tea gives me a jolt of energy and focus when I need it. Would highly recommend.

Flavors: Apple, Cardamon, Cinnamon, Clove, Ginger

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55

This is an ok tea but I found it to be too light for me. Even when I brewed it extra strong the flavor were still too light. If you prefer in your face flavor, this tea is not for you.

Preparation
4 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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88

I found that I had to brew this tea extra strong to get a full flavor out of it, as I have found with most of the teavana teas I’ve tried. When I brewed it according to the directions, it was a light pink color and although the flavored were there, they were very light. After I doubled the amount of tea it was much more enjoyable. I could drink it everyday. It comes out a bright red color and many different notes are tasted in the tea this way. I love it!

Preparation
3 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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50

I’m very open minded when it comes to food and drink. I ordered this because it was on sale and I was ultra curious.

The smell was not quite what I expected. It really made me go “Heh?” I’ve smelled it quite a few times and I still can’t make up my mind on how I feel about it.

So I brewed it. I iced it and took it in my giant travel mug. Tasted it. Not BAD, but not good either. I added hot sauce because I wanted it savoury. Drinkable but still not yum.

I tried again the next time, this time hot. The first thing I picked up on hot was cinnamon. Cinnamon? Really? And I got the sweetness of the raisins. I dumped it down the sink. I have too many nice teas to waste my time drinking something I’m not in love with.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Raisins

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 4 OZ / 118 ML

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Nothing about this tea says ‘S’mores’ to me. If I didn’t know what it was supposed to be, I’d say it trying for a café mocha sort of flavour. The chicory is pretty noticeable, especially as the tea cools. It’s like an earthy chocolate, with the small hint of spice. You get a sweet marshmallow/vanilla note at the end. The oolong and maté are not there (looking at the ingredient list again, I’m not surprised), and it leaves a heavy feeling in the mouth. It’s not the worst thing, but it’s also not that good. The chicory probably ruined it for me. It would likely taste much better as a latté.

Flavors: Chocolate, Earth

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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78

I don’t know how long I’ve had this sample. That’s what I get for not logging samples into the spreadsheet, sigh. Latte again this morning as I thought all the spices in here would be to much for me. I think this turned out wonderful. I was worried. I am having to use tea bags as my tea collection isn’t fully unpacked and I don’t know where the rest of my gear is yet. The steeped cup of this with 2tsp of the tea didn’t look all that dark and I was worried the addition of a little over a cup of milk would drown everything out. It turned out quite pleasant! The main flavor I am getting is cinnamon but there is something else hanging out with it that I can’t quite pick out, maybe the cardamom or the pepper? I don’t get any of the pineapple or papaya. Overall, I think this would be great for lattes in the near fall.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 1 OZ / 29 ML

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50

I remember getting this tea and it smelt lovely, however when I went to try it at home I was thoroughly disappointed. It taste like hot fruit punch—YUCK. There is too much artificial flavouring in it and I’m not a big fan, however it actually makes a lovely ice tea! I wouldn’t recommend it as a hot tea, but I can deal with it iced. I won’t be buying this again.

Flavors: Artificial, Cinnamon, Citrus, Grapes

Preparation
1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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71
drank To Life by Teavana
5 tasting notes

So I had passed by Teavana the other day and couldn’t help but take a peek and I noticed that this tea was on sale. It was $10 for 5oz! Sounds like a deal to me! I don’t drink many white teas because I am more of a black tea/oolong drinker, but I’m always looking to try new teas. When I smelt this tea I could instantly smell the grape, but also the delicious scent of jasmine and when I sipped it, it tasted just like that. This tea is very mellow and has a strange grape taste, that I haven’t tried in many teas, followed by a wonderful jasmine flavour. I wasn’t a huge fan of the grape flavour, however it wasn’t too bad, but I probably wouldn’t buy it again.

Flavors: Floral, Grapes

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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80

This is my go to fruity tea, I have enjoyed this tea both hot and iced. When served over ice it is minter than when hot.

Flavors: Blackberry, Spearmint

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 4 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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85
drank Masala Chai by Teavana
2 tasting notes

Masala Chai has been one of my favorite chais for a while, I nomally get it from Rishi tea, but I was in Teavana the other day and thought I would try theirs. I enjoyed it This one does not have as much of the spice that I am use too but I did enjoy the ginger, it came out more in the Teavana version.

I perfer all teas iced, so this recipe was: 8.33 weighed ounces of hot water 3tbs of tea blend for 4 mins and 8.33 weighed ounces of iced.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Ginger, Pepper

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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I still have this sample from two??? years ago that I never got around to trying until now. I was going to try measuring it out into a one cup portion, but the fruit chunks were huge and it’s already got rock sugar mixed in, so I just followed the instructions and dumped the whole package into my gravity steeper.

It’s very sweet (like, on par with their in-store samples kind of sweet), and has a kind of bubble gum-y fruit punch taste. It’s bright pink, which I think is cute, and sweet enough that the hibiscus doesn’t bother me. It’s supposed to be a white tea/herbal infusion blend, but I couldn’t taste any of the white tea at all.

I wouldn’t ever buy this myself, but I didn’t mind drinking it. My brother hates all my teas, but he liked this…probably because it’s closer in taste to something from a juice box than it is to tea.

Preparation
2 min, 0 sec 28 g 16 OZ / 473 ML

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73
drank S'mores Oolong Tea by Teavana
37 tasting notes

I was skeptical. As a s’more lover, I’ve tried many “s’more” flavoured products. How many have actually captured the essence of s’more? NONE.

But at this moment I sit at my computer, eating granola and sipping S’more Oolong. Well done, Teavana. I taste the chocolate, and some how, almost by magic, I taste graham cracker. This feels like the perfect tea as we start rolling into fall. It’s warm and toasty tasting. Reminds me of sitting out by the fire.

A note on the steep time, I tasted it after 3 minutes and it seemed a bit weak so I left the bag in while I drank it.

That being said, I enjoy it – especially for the current price -, but I won’t restock it.

Flavors: Chocolate, Creamy, Graham Cracker, Spices

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 45 sec 2 tsp 4 OZ / 118 ML

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65
drank Strawberry Cream by Teavana
37 tasting notes

I’ll save you all the disappointment. Tastes like hibiscus. And it is nearly identical to Davidstea’s Strawberry Rhubarb Parfait. I expected a more sophisticated taste since it’s a delicate white tea base, and David’s is straight up fruit.

I’m thinking a splash of vanilla soy milk might make it nicer, or maybe as a latte… Or I say screw it, brew it all as a great big jug of iced tea and let the husband have at it.

I won’t rate this low because I’m only disappointed that it didn’t have a more complexed and unique flavour – my own fault. And for the price that I paid I should just shut up and drink my tea.

Flavors: Cream, Hibiscus, Strawberry

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 4 OZ / 118 ML

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94

So, I recently stopped by Teavana the other day and saw that they had this tea half off and knowing that this is the most expensive and unique tea they had, being a yellow tea, I had been waiting to give it a try! At first, this tea tastes closer to a Yunnan to me with a buttery and subtley sweet taste. I tried a second steeping, adding some of teavanas German rock salt, and noticed that the honey flavor was starting to show more. I tried steeping it a second time and noticed a more vegetal taste, but still with a hint of honey. Having never tried a yellow tea before I was pleasantly surprised! The price is a little steep for me, but I would definitely try it again if it were on sale. For now, I have a good 4oz to enjoy!

Flavors: Honey, Sweet, Vegetal

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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68

Green tea. With slight bitterness.

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95
drank Golden Monkey by Teavana
4 tasting notes

I love this tea. Really smooth and rich, but not too heavy.

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