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65
drank Limette by Teekanne
62 tasting notes

This is one of my favourites of the herbal teas I’ve gotten in Germany. I can’t think of much to say on it at the moment. If you like lime, you’ll like this! I drink it hot with sweetener.

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drank Oriental Spice Tea by Teekanne
62 tasting notes

I added this tea just so I could express my disappointment in it. Even though I found it unpleasant the first time, I tried it again to make sure, because I didn’t want to throw out a whole packet of tea unnecessarily. It went in the bin after the second try.

I don’t know what went wrong with this tea. The ingredients make it seem so good, but it just has a grating, boozy flavour that tastes like spiced rum gone wrong or something. The flavour was something I’d have to choke down. It was without a doubt the worst tea I’ve ever had, which really surprised me, because I own something like 15 other boxes of Teekanne tea, and not one of them ever disappointed me before this. I had it with sweetener and no milk. There’s a chance milk could improve the flavour, but it’s just so bad that I don’t even think so. I think the problem is that they tried to do too many things at once—orange, every Christmas-sy spice at once, vanilla, chicory. The chicory could well be the problem, since I don’t really know what it tastes like. They should reformulate this, perhaps with fewer spices, no chicory, and a rooibos base. Not recommended!

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70
drank Rotbuschtee Vanille by Teekanne
12 tasting notes

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Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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52
drank honey vanilla bliss by Teekanne
87 tasting notes

I tend to not be a fan of vanilla-flavored bag teas, but this one is passable. Even though chamomile is the first ingredient on the list, I think it works (if you’re a chamomile hater you’ll probably want to stay away). I’m a little turned off by the idea of the “Natural Honey Flavor” and “Natural Vanilla Flavor” that are also listed. Overall: drinkable, but I wouldn’t buy it.

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drank Fruit Kiss by Teekanne
23 tasting notes

Wanna know something pretty strange? I found this in our local Dollar Tree. Shows what you can find in the strangest of places….

but woo! Tea for 1 dollar.

Tastes like candy, but with a sort of cough drop after flavor. Not bad on a wintery night.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 45 sec

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drank Heiße Liebe by Teekanne
27 tasting notes

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drank Heiße Liebe by Teekanne
27 tasting notes

I was expecting something similar to Fairmont’s Berry Berry, but this one is way too sour..You can smell the vanilla, but the taste is far too sour. Elderberry leaves should be good for cold though.

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33
drank Pomegranate Delight by Teekanne
87 tasting notes

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drank Pomegranate Delight by Teekanne
87 tasting notes

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drank Pomegranate Delight by Teekanne
87 tasting notes

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drank Pomegranate Delight by Teekanne
87 tasting notes

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88
drank Heiße Liebe by Teekanne
66 tasting notes

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49
drank White Tea by Teekanne
13 tasting notes

This tea is of shallow body and bears no resemblance to a white tea. The colour is gray and it has no scent. Only good for blending with some other tea.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Fruit Kiss by Teekanne
13 tasting notes

The fruitiness is felt only through first couple of sips. It loses scent and savour very fast, and when cold, all that is left on your tastebuds is plain hibiscus.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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94
drank Zen Chai by Teekanne
13 tasting notes

This tea is a real treat. It’s refreshing and citrus-y smelling, the taste reminds of mango and kiwi. It’s astringent and has a cotton-smooth quality on the palate.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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Another bag chosen at random from my lot of one off’s. This pre bagged tea stipulates to use boiling water and leave to steep for 5-8 minutes.

The colour is a lovely blood red colour.
The smell is subtle and slightly spicy yet floral and very strongly hibiscus.

Honestly I am not a hibiscus fan so I am not sure this will be a tea for me but with having only one bag it’s worth a try. Hibiscus tends to smell stale and dusty and tastes too tort, as is the view of a lot of tea drinkers.

Alright imagine a raspberry tea without the raspberry flavour and you have this tea taste and look wise. It tastes tangy like raspberry does in the after taste and ever so slightly sweet with it. It’s also tort and despite the steeping time is not over poweringly strong but is strong enough. The full taste is not unpleasant nor pleasant but very middle of the road. I suppose it’s similar to cranberry as well in taste but just not as tasty.

I don’t think I would buy this tea for my own collection but if I saw this in a cafe I may be tempted to order it as something different.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 30 sec

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Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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79
drank Granny's Finest by Teekanne
3 tasting notes

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Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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drank Peppermint by Teekanne
5 tasting notes

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drank Green Tea Opuncia by Teekanne
67 tasting notes

This one is from Teekanne Green & White 6×5 pack. I almost never buy tea bags, but this was a nice opportunity to try out few different teas for decent price.

I did google search on opuncia, an it seems to be an edible kind of cactus (genus Opuntia). Aroma rising from cup reminds me of Aloe Vera with slight touch of sweetness to it. But then on second thought, it resembles rum punch as well.
With first sip that Aloe note refreshed my mouth, followed by a mild burst of astringency, but nothing overpowering nor long lasting. I never tasted anything like it. It’s kinda funny, but I enjoy it.
Sipping some more… hmm, I think opuntia flavor could fit well as iced tea. In fact, I might look for some loose leaf blend of this sort.
All in all, I quite enjoyed this one, but I don’t think it could be my everyday cuppa, maybe occasionally or when having cold.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Green Tea by Teekanne
67 tasting notes

This one is from Teekanne Green & White 6×5 pack. I almost never buy tea bags, but this was a nice opportunity to try out few different teas for decent price.

I’ll make this one short.
This cuppa is somewhat disappointing, it really goes with cheap brands’ dust & fanning. Although, if I had to choose between Zen Chai and this one, I’d chose the later. Astringency is key repulsing factor with this one, and I think I won’t be drinking this again unless I’m out of options.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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75
drank Green Tea Lemon by Teekanne
67 tasting notes

This one is from Teekanne Green & White 6×5 pack. I almost never buy tea bags, but this was a nice opportunity to try out few different teas for decent price.

I’m almost done tasting all six teas from this pack. This one has a nice natural, a bit zesty lemon aroma. With first sip it reminds me of certain blend from local tea house, which reminds me that I’ll have to add those to my cupboard later… Now back to this cuppa. This one has decent body, with lemon notes lingering few moments after swallowing. I’m quite surprised since it lacks any astringency, which wasn’t the case in previous bags from this pack.
I’m getting the idea that this cuppa could achieve 85+ with few lemon juice drops and spoonful of honey. Alas, I drink my teas as is most of the time, and frankly I’m lazy right now to test my theory.
To wrap it up, it’s quite nice cuppa, I’m going to enjoy few more bags that I have.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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