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70

Backlog from the other day. I had this tea iced since most fruity teas I just don’t enjoy them hot. Anyway this was a tasty iced tea. Perfect for a warm day. The rooibos was a nice touch it adds a very subtle nutty flavor to the blend. Don’t think I will be purchasing a full size of this but I am glad I tried it. Still on the search for the best herbal/fruity blend to make for iced tea.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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80

Yep, this tea is exactly like DT’s All the Nuts, Crazy Nuts, Nuts for You, or whatever it is called herbal. Nothing more to say about that.

Flavors: Apple, Baked Bread, Cinnamon

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
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Forever Nuts!

R.F. Hill

Apple Pie. If you like this, you should try St. Nick’s Surprise.

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60
drank Nutty Almond Cream by Tiesta Tea
16 tasting notes

By itself or mixed with black tea, it’s reminiscent of Teavana Amandine Rose, which I miss, but sadly it isn’t quite as good.

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97

I’ve never reviewed a tea, was on here looking for new teas to try, but I had to review this one. Tiesta Tea’s relaxer tea is one of my favorite teas of all time. If I had to choose one tea to have forever (after a perfect green oolong) this would be it. Be warned, I do not drive after having this tea it makes me so relaxed/sleepy. There’s no chamomile here, so I’m not sure how it works it’s magic. It also takes longer to brew than a regular tea. But the wait is so very worth it. This tea is like dessert in a cup, specifically, like apple pie in a cup. Tiesta Relaxer tea is delivered to our home once a month via Amazon subscription and it’s gone at the end of every month. If you haven’t tried yet, I would consider this a must try tea.

Flavors: Almond, Apple, Apple Skins, Cherry

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec 4 tsp 32 OZ / 946 ML

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80

First things first, I do not like hot green tea so my only experience is with this iced. And it’s pretty darned good. I made a 64 oz pitcher, so 4 tablespoons of tea. 8 Splenda packs. I like my teas on the sweet side. It’s nice and fruity, but you can still taste the nice green.

Thankfully I found it at Giant, so I can buy more without having to place an order with Tiesta.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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100
drank Fireberry by Tiesta Tea
11 tasting notes

Oh my goodness, Fireberry.

This has to be my favorite tea right now.

So wonderfully tart with cranberry and deliciousness.

Don’t need to add too much sweetener, just enough to balance the tart. Also tastes delicious hot or iced!

Flavors: Cranberry, Tart

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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92

This is one of my favorite teas ever! I prefer over David’s Tea’s Forever Nuts. I just think the flavors blend better together.

I find I do not need sweetener, but adding 1 Splenda pack makes it taste like and almond cookie :D

Flavors: Almond, Cookie, Cream, Nuts, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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85

I just finished this blend today. I’m usually not big on flavored teas (call me a tea “purist”), but this one is a nice blend. It reminded me of apple crisp, with a heavy dash of cinnamon. However, it’s a good dash of cinnamon.

The best way to drink this tea is to steep it for approximately 10 minutes. 6-9 minutes is good, but the 10 minutes is just right. I find that the apple/cinnamon start to form a perfect apple crisp-esq quality. Therefore, if you want to cut out the dessert, but want the flavor, drink this. Plus, it’s great for kids!

Flavors: Apple, Cinnamon

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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85
drank Chai Love by Tiesta Tea
415 tasting notes

This is a nice chai! It seems to strike the right balance between spicy and sweet: cinnamon and ginger are both present, but neither is overpowering and the cardamom adds a nice depth. The base tea is robust, but not bitter. This is one I could drink plain, but it’s even better with a dash of milk (and I’ll bet it would be lovely as a latte!). I don’t love it quite as much as my all-time favorite Reena’s Chai from TeaSource, but it’s proving to be a good substitute until I’m able to order more of that one.

Flavors: Cardamon, Cinnamon, Ginger, Spicy, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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74

I picked this up today from Stop and Shop (!!!) because I figured it was a better option than picking up some RUNA tea bags. Next time I go grocery shopping I miiiight end up getting the fireberry as well.

I grabbed this because I need more herbals in my life, I’m specifically fond of fruit teas so this was right up my alley. Unfortunately, the blueberry was totally overpowered by the rest of the tea. But I did taste some pineapple, which is good but weird. I wonder if I mixed this with a little rooibos if it would taste like the Teavana Kona Pop + Blueberry Bliss? Worth a shot next time!

Flavors: Berry, Pineapple

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61

syrupy, smooth. perfect for a rainy day with some almond milk and nanner bread! getting ready tp watch last night’s doctor who episode to boot!

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78

Beautiful looking tea; great for presenting. Too much lavender for me, the smell is too perfume-y.

Flavors: Bergamot, Lavender, Rose

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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80

A great smelling tea, but a pain to get the flavors to brew right. I only got the right balance of flavors after 5 minutes, one tea spoon of the material, and eight ounces. Then, it turned into a sugar almond cookie, fruity herbal pink tea. My main criticism lies within the teas faintness and finicky brewing flavors based on which dried fruit piece or nut you select unintentionally when drinking. The other main criticism was price: over $9 for 3 ounces of an herbal tea with a weaker flavor…But hey, it’s still good. It is naturally sweet, but if you do sweeten it, use rock sugar or regular sugar to preserve the flavor. Honey or cream overwhelms it.

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85
drank Kokomate by Tiesta Tea
28 tasting notes

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92
drank Nutty Almond Cream by Tiesta Tea
55 tasting notes

I am a huge fan of almond – by itself or in pretty much anything. I tried this tea for the first time last night (iced), and it was excellent! The sweet, nutty taste really came through – it reminded me of cotton candy!

Flavors: Cotton Candy, Nutty

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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This is delicious. I was hoping it would taste something like David’s Teas’ Forever Nuts, and it’s almost exactly the same. I actually taste pecans more than almonds in these two, but that’s a bonus in my book, and they both have the lovely flavors of cinnamon, brown sugar, and apple. I haven’t really been especially interested in putting in an order with Tiesta tea, but this may make me change my mind

Flavors: Apple, Brown Sugar, Cinnamon, Nuts, Pecan

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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22
drank Banana Split by Tiesta Tea
2140 tasting notes

I wasn’t a fan of this the first time I tried it so I decided to toss the rest of it in my cold steeping pitcher and make iced tea. This time around I was able to taste the banana flavor, although it had a strong chemical aftertaste. I ended up drinking a few glasses, then dumping out the rest of the pitcher.

Preparation
Iced

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85

I got this tea mostly for my husband. He still prefers his coffee, but sometimes I find a tea that will prompt him to take a second cup. This is one of them. I also like this tea. Herbal teas aren’t my favorite in general, but I’d drink this again. Its fruity and sweet, not too tart (light on the hibiscus I guess) – incidentally, I kinda like a pure hibiscus tea.

This would probably make a fantastic iced tea for those of you into that sort of thing (I don’t like iced tea myself).

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73
drank Chai Love by Tiesta Tea
555 tasting notes

I need a lil something to put a lil bounce back into my step before going to work. This is a good one to do it with. I probably should have let it steep longer then 3 minutes but it still came out nicely. Just a little light on flavor. If steeped for around 4 – 5 minutes, probably 5, I could see this chair being really nice. There is a nice spiciness to it that I find a good chai should have.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp

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55
drank Crème au Chocolat by Tiesta Tea
45 tasting notes

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At first this didn’t smell like much in the bag, but the second the water hit the leaves, a strong aroma of rich chocolate with a bit of coconut wafted up from my cup. I had high hopes for this one from that smell. Unfortunately, the taste doesn’t live up to that scent at all. I taste mostly a kind of weirdly sour black tea. There is a little bit of cream, and I can taste a little bit of chocolate, but its more like the taste you would get from a month old Easter bunny, as opposed to the high quality Swiss chocolate I was hoping for. It also doesn’t seem to be playing well with my stomach. I finished this one off. I`m glad I got to try it, if only to cross it off my list. Maybe I`ll stick to Della Terra for my dessert blends, just so good!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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90
drank Gojiberry Superfruit by Tiesta Tea
69 tasting notes

So tasty!! I got this as a free sample when I placed a Tiesta order last fall. Their sample sizes are very generous – I think this had just over 9 teaspoons. Just enough time to get addicted! I’m sorry to finish it up today.

I have to admit the flavor doesn’t strongly remind me of any of the listed ingredients. In fact I tend to be iffy on both goji and lemongrass, so I’m surprised and pleased that those flavors don’t jump out. Instead I just get a light, fruity sweetness, more like blueberry and strawberry. From my experience with other Tiesta teas, this is something they do really, really well. The flavor is always just sweet enough, it never overwhelms.

I wish I had some more of this, I’m glad Tiesta included it as a sample because I wouldn’t have grabbed it on my own. It resteeps well, so at least I’ll get another go out of this cup. I bet it would be tasty iced as well.

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

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80

This is a pleasant mix of bergamot and vanilla over a pretty standard black base. I feel like the black base could be a bit stronger. I don’t find it unpleasant, but it isn’t nearly as bold as I prefer my Earl Grey. On the plus side, the more subdued flavor doesn’t leave me with a case of dry-mouth like some of the other Earl Grey teas I’ve sampled. This tea strikes a nice balance, with the vanilla being the strongest of the flavors. Overall, it’s a very enjoyable cup of tea and just what I needed after a long trip.

You can read the full review on my blog:
http://www.notstarvingyet.com/index/2015/3/31/tuesday-tea-earl-grey-de-la-crme-tiesta-tea

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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