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Flavors: Berries, Fruity, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, Pineapple, Sour, Tart, Tree Fruit
I was dubious about trying this when the clerk at Teavana recommended it. In the tin, it smells just like a creamsicle and I was nervous that it would have an unpleasant artificial flavor like some of the other Teavana teas I’ve tried. But this one was absolutely delicious! It brews up to a beautiful orange-red color and keeps the strong creamy orange scent. The flavor is a nice balance of citrus and coconut with a hint of creaminess. And it is surprisingly sweet, even without sugar! This was my favorite iced tea this summer.
Flavors: Blood orange, Coconut, Creamy, Sweet
I forgot that I own this one! Another old tea in my cupboard, from at least two years ago (probably more). So I thought I’d try it today to see how it’s holding up. I remember buying this tea because I wanted to try one with jasmine. I have to admit, I’m not much of a floral person when it comes to tea… Jasmine is especially difficult for me to appreciate, it seems.
This one still smells lovely when I steep it, like flowery perfume, but there’s something in the taste that I don’t like. Kind of a weird dairy flavor, like something creamy that’s gone a bit sour? It leaves an odd aftertaste, too. Strange. I don’t remember the flavor being there when I bought it. Either my tastes have changed, or this tea hasn’t aged well, for whatever reason. Too bad, since I still have a good amount of it left. I might try adjusting the steeping time on a second cup, but I suspect I may have to throw this one out. (Note to self: I should try another jasmine tea sometime, to see how it compares to what I remember of this one when it was fresh.)
Tasting a few of my older teas today, to see if they’re still good… This was one of my first loose-leaf purchases, so it’s at least three years old. And it’s held up surprisingly well! The aroma is the same as when I bought it, a sweet grassy smell. Once steeped, this tea has a buttery smooth flavor, along with a soft vegetal aftertaste. This particular cup is really powdery and a little bitter, since I wasn’t as careful with the steeping as I should have been… I honestly didn’t expect it to still taste this good! It’s a nice straight green. Like a lot of Teavana’s teas, it’s too expensive/not quite special enough to me to justify buying it again. But I’ll certainly keep around what I have left.
I had a pot of this last night. Once again, as with all the other flavored oolongs I’ve tried from Teavana so far, I definitely don’t think there was even close to enough actual oolong in this to even bother having put it in the mix in the first place. This probably should have just been a flavored herbal tea in the end.
I do, however, think the flavor of this was quite nice. The chocolate in this mix sweetened it just enough to balance the spices. I still think there was too much cinnamon because it kind of made the back of my throat feel rough, which often happens when there is too much sweet cinnamon. This tasted better the longer I let it steep. I would consider buying some of this but maybe only if it were on sale.
Its a little sweet for my liking as is…. Very deep tones of apple and plum… i had to add cream to this guy to break up the sweetness a little. Overall not diappointed, but i wish it would have been more apple spice, less plum sweet. This guy plays well with Caramel Almond…
Flavors: Apple Candy, Cinnamon, Plums
I’m Solid on this tea as my favorite Straight Green… which isn’t saying much because i’m really not one for straight greens at all. This guy has a natural Sweetness that plays well with honey and a velvety smooth sip. What more can you ask for?
So, i haven’t decided if matcha is for me or not. I admit, its not nearly as bad as the first time i tried it, but its such an odd, thick texture for tea… it makes me feel funny. I love that it has a lot of creamy natural sweetness to it. I also love Matcha Cupcakes… there yummy. As for straight…. im gonna have to ponder this one.
Flavors: Grass, Vegetal, Wet Earth
I was terrified of this tea to begin with… I not particularly big on Green Tea as a Whole, besides a few exceptions. This did catch me quite off guard. Its so… Baked Goods-ish. I really wasn’t expecting this. The brown rice add a nice “down home” feel to the flavor of this tea. I did feel like i wanted to eat it though… which is odd.
Flavors: Butter, Earth, Grass, Toasted Rice
These are as pleasant visually as much as they are lovely flavor wise. They remind me of little spiky sea urchin when they float around in the pot. Very pretty and fun to brew. The color of the liquor is light amber, the flavor is floral, lightly fruity, hints of peach, earthy and strongly reminds me of “Shipovnik” which is a dried Rosa Cannina berry ( gives away with its light sour notes and the aroma). Its quite pleasant tea, I’m enjoying the second brewing more then the first. Its lighter and a bit more floral, fruity then earthy, I could totally see Puerh and Asam being part on the blend. Very flavorful and great with some sugar or agave.
Flavors: Autumn Leaf Pile, Cocoa, Earth, Floral, Peach
I am forever on the lookout for the perfect peach tea and unfortunately, this isn’t it. It’s a pleasant fruit tisane (one of those Teavana teas that looks more like trail mix than tea with tons of chunks of dried fruit and only a stray leaf or two to be found) with a mild, soothing, slightly sweet flavor…but in spite of the name, I taste the pineapple and apple more strongly than the peach. For a stronger flavor, I brew it for as long as 15 minutes…you can steep this forever and it will never get bitter! I enjoy it occasionally as a bedtime tea and also like mixing it with the Strawberry Blush Rose Oolong.
Flavors: Apple, Fruity, Honey, Peach, Pineapple
While I got excited when I first opened the container of this tea, I was quickly let down by how highly perfumed this tea is. It might be just me, but I seem to have this issue with many Teavana teas. The “perfumed flavor” is soo strong you can’t smell, taste the actual tea. This peach, cranberry concoction is very sweet, super fruity with some sour notes. Its full of dried fruit, and with some sugar or agave nectar tastes like pure candy. While its a pleasant pick me up tea, its just not for me. The overpowering aroma is literally giving me a headache, burning my nose, i cant smell anything else but over saturated cheep peach perfume. Maybe if I wash it first and drink the second steeping it would lend itself better.
Flavors: Cranberry, Fruity, Honey, Peach, Raisins, Sour, Sweat, Vanilla
Personally I am not a lover of Teavana. I find them overpriced for very mediocre tea and like many others, I hate their customer service and business model. My friend, on the other hand, loves Teavana and consequently decided to share a couple of her teas favorites for me to try.
I made this both hot and iced to compare the two side by side. Tbh, both lack flavor. The hot cup is like creamy water (if that makes any sense at all – think the taste of water with a creamy mouthfeel) with a touch of berry tartness at the tail end of the sip. The iced cup is slightly sweeter and leans toward the artificial strawberry candy flavor but again, it is very watered down. Neither is impressive at all which is probably for the best given I would hate to have to deal with Teavana to get more. 169.
So, I finally got to enjoy my yixing pot today, which was amazing! I adore this pot so very much, and it makes me feel accomplished as a tea enthusiasts to finally have the proper gear to really enjoy my tea. Before this, all I had was the teavana perfect tea maker, which I love, don’t get me wrong. I just feel like this set that I got pulls me one step more into this amazing culture this is tea _
I used this tea in my yixing pot and became obsessed. First, my pot is 18 Oz and I topped it off three times. I adore everything about it.
The tea is wonderfully fragrant both dry and while steeping and the flavor is nice and light. I got tones of lilac and lavender, but not to much that it tasted as such. I also got a light seaweed dryness at the end of the pot. I am such a sucker for a good oolong and I hope it only get better from here.
This is so far my favorite dessert tea that I have had the fortune of trying. The creaminess and the mouth-watering orange flavor perfectly replicates an orange-creamcicle (without the sticky mess). ANYWAYS… I enjoy this drink both hot and iced, with no sugar (if I want the tartness) or 1-3 tsp (with lesser values of tartness). This drink is especially delicious with Teavana’s Strawberry Cream.
Flavors: Cream, Orange, Summer, Sweet, Tangy
I’ll start off by stating that I am of Japanese decent. That being said, this is by far the closest green tea I have had in America to the Japanese Green Tea that I love. The grassy aroma and soft buttery texture makes it a treat to be able to drink every day (I work at Teavana and get to drink every day). While it might appear that I am just advertising, this is truly a tea that I wish everybody would at least try. It is my absolute favorite Green Tea and possibly my favorite everyday tea. If you make at home, try using some distilled water rather than plain filtered water. The taste is much more accurate to true Japanese tea and the color is a distinct green as long as the temperature and time are also correct.
Flavors: Sweet, warm grass, Vegetal
So I Get that teavana has acquired a poor rep in the past for having pushy customer service, but we’re not all like that at all. Some the the garbage that out reps used to use was scripted and pure crop, but I hate when people throw us under the bus with all the other crappy service moments they have had and assume that everyone must be a pushy assholes. Anyways….
I love this tea and I hope everyone else did too because I may have heard a little birdie (my floor manager) say that it will be making a triumphant return even after the rumors said otherwise. Sorry I vented, and thanks for listening.
Flavors: Peppermint, White Chocolate
I bought this tea awhile ago. It is probably 2.5 years old. So my tasting note will be based on old tea. I bought this tea when I fist started drinking loose leaf. At the time it didn’t hit me well. I gave it to a friend who said she enjoyed jasmine. Since then I started getting REALLY into tea and she knows it so she offered me some of her tea that she no longer wanted, thinking I could post it on here or drink it myself. This was one of the teas that came back to me:)
Lately I have been drinking lighter teas. At first it was a means to avoid caffeine, and now it is just a means of exploration. I feel like I haven’t given green and white teas a fighting chance since I had a few bad experiences. Jasmine has been another ingredient that didn’t get much of a chance. So here I sit today in front of a green jasmine, and I am enjoying it! This is sweet with a strongish jasmine thing going on. The smell itself is relaxing and I could see myself enjoying the rest of this 2oz. Thanks to my friend for sending my tea back:)
Fruity and sweet… And more fruity and sweet… And… Not much flavor! I smelled a tiny bit of pineapple but as hard as I tried I could taste it. Unfortunate considering that it was a super rainy night and the hot pineapple seemed like such a good idea at the time.
I used to have this tea iced, and it was tasty, but I can’t really remember if the flavor was any stronger this way. Either way, it isn’t bad, just not something to get your hopes up about!
On a positive note, it is another tea that my husband has sipped on and enjoyed. So it seemed mild flavors and fruity are the way to go for him to like a tea! I hope that I will be able to get him as hooked to tea as I am!
So, I love this tea but, what I’m actually excited about is. … I’m getting my first yixing pot today! How cool is that! I’m pumped.
beautifully hand spun pearls create an interesting amalgam of gold and deep brown. Smells like a bold Yunnan black tea, which makes sense it is…
Nice deep dark chocolate dust aroma.
During the steeping I get the fall smell of wet fall leaves.
Tasting: smooth soothing flavor with nice cocoa undertones. I also find a natural sweetness like honey as well. I love this tea and with the caffeine kick it has, I love all morning.
Something else, I have a lot of this tea… ALOT ALOT so if anyone is interested in a swap for it please let me know.
Traditionally, I am not a big fan of white teas. I prefer the black stuff. That being said, I had a gift card to Teavana, and when I asked the gentleman at the counter for an Earl Grey recommendation this is what he suggested. I was skeptical, but why not? I went home and brewed some immediately. I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised! It was delicate and well balanced. The bergamot was not overpowering whatsoever! I would definitely buy this again!