Tiesta Tea

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drank Jolly Green Kiwi by Tiesta Tea
327 tasting notes

My favorite Tiesta blend… I think I reached for it today because it’s full of apples, and because it’s the fall, I have apples on the brain.

I know kiwi is supposed to be a summer fruit, but this tea is good any time of the year. It’s got the same natural sweetness that fruit has, and the green base is superb.

TeaBrat

this makes a nice iced tea.

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drank Jolly Green Kiwi by Tiesta Tea
327 tasting notes

I made a bunch of this iced. It’s amazing! Just as good as it is hot, if not better. Sweet, refreshing, creamy, and the perfect mix of vegetal green tea and light fruitiness. Ideal summertime drink.

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drank Jolly Green Kiwi by Tiesta Tea
327 tasting notes

I will be honest: I detest kiwifruit. I will not touch it, smell it, look at it, or ever eat it. I only purchased this tin because:

• It was $2.25
• It was the last one, so I figured that it had to be good

It is. This. Is. An. Amazing. Tea.

It’s smooth, it’s fragrant, it has just the right bite of tartness from the lemon peel, and it sweetens as it cools. The kiwi is like an overarching note throughout, but it only helps the other notes come forth- it doesn’t overpower at all, which is a pleasant surprise. The apple gives it a creamy mouthfeel, too. Fantastic. A-plus. This is the BEST green tea I have had in a long, long, long time.

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drank Nutty Almond Cream by Tiesta Tea
327 tasting notes

Cuddling on the couch with my dog, watching Big Bang Theory reruns, and drinking a nice mug of this tea. Absolutely perfect way to end a hectic day.

It’s creamy, apple-y, and has a nice cinnamon finish, which is rounded out by the almond slivers. It’s weird, because there is no actual tea in this tisane. But I can’t help loving it anyway.

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drank Nutty Almond Cream by Tiesta Tea
327 tasting notes

I made this one again, this time with my electric kettle, so the water was boiling. It was PRIME!

The apple flavor came out very prominently, and it proves to be an outstanding base for this blend! The almond added a nutty backdrop and a richness to the flavor, while the cinnamon added a spicy edge and the beetroot pieces added color and texture. You can’t oversteep this one.

Bravo!!

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drank Nutty Almond Cream by Tiesta Tea
327 tasting notes

I was fortunate enough to snag a 4 oz tin of this blend by Tiesta for dirt, dirt cheap yesterday at my local grocery store. I’ve been wanting to try it for a long time, but have been unwilling to make the $9 commitment, owing to the fact that there is not actually any tea in this tisane. However, for $2.25, I was much more willing to take the chance on it. Plus, it got rave reviews on here, so how bad could it be?

Dry, it smells heavenly, like baked apple pie. After I steeped it, it tasted like hot water with a hint of cinnamon in the finish. I used a Keurig to heat my water, and I think that was the problem. Keurigs do not produce boiling water; my cup was probably somewhere between 180 and 190 ° F. Too low for this blend. I think the dry tisane needs to be “cooked” in order to get the dried apple, cinnamon, and almond to release more flavor.

Lots of potential here. Just needs to be experimented with a little more to get it just right. For that reason, I am going to hold off on rating it for now.

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84

I made this as a dessert tea tonight and was really impressed by the flavor. Unsweetened, this was very good. The scent is excellent and I felt like I was in a bakery when brewing this tea.

I added a little rock sugar, maybe a tsp or so, and then the flavors really came alive. This tasted very much like a cinnamon bun, but with almondy overtones.

I used 208 degree water for about 6 minutes. The tea is a light reddish pink color. Very pretty, and very delicious!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 15 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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95

I love, love, love this tea. It has a wonderful nuttiness that is missing in some of the other nut teas I’ve had lately (Teavana, Teavana,Teavana). Although it has cinnamon, it doesn’t overwhelm the nut flavor. There is a creaminess that mellows out the cinnamon. This a great cuppa and is giving me a nice contented, relaxing evening :)

Flavors: Cinnamon, Creamy, Nutty

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Cheri

Sounds yummy!

carol who

It is and it’s available in loose leaf in a nearby grocery store. I can sneak it in with the groceries. :-D

Cheri

That’s great!

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95

I can’t believe I forgot to review this tea! I got it last week at the grocery store which makes it very accessible (instead of having to go out of my way to get Forever Nuts). The grocery stores near me have really upped their quality lately. In the last 2 months I have found three places near me that carry loose leaf or quality tea sachets.

The dry mix is a lovely mixture of large pieces of fruits and nuts. Yummy looking. Honestly, it looks like trail mix and there is nothing wrong wit that ;-) Scent is nutty (not a real surprise). Taste is primarily nuts with a bit of sweetness from the apples. Lovely tea that I will keep in the cupboard. Very soothing.

Flavors: Almond, Cream, Nuts

Suziqzer

This is one of the few I can find locally and I enjoy it as well :)

lolainred

The store near me that carries Tiesta teas doesn’t have this one! I keep hoping they’ll get it in.

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85

I can’t stress enough how much I love this tea! Lemongrass and green tea were a match made in heaven. The pomegranate almost gives it a cranberry flavor. I love it. Tiesta green blends are the bomb diggity.

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85

Green tea, all the way! It’s fuel for my creativity and a huge help when it comes to resisting the urge to snack. I don’t drink this one for the “anti-aging properties,” but rather for the taste. Tiesta is a great company when it comes to commercial loose-leaf tea. Affordable and abundant, and it’s also really great quality.

I suspect the base of this one is dragonwell, because it’s buttery and tastes really good with the tangy lemongrass. I’m only getting the merest suggestion of fruitiness today, but I think that’s because I only got one berry in my scoop of leaves. Still good!

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85

The first tea with pomegranate that I legitimately enjoyed! Oooo, this is a tasty tea. The green base gives it a bite of earth, and the lemongrass and fruit make it walk the line between sweet and tart without being cloying. Usually pomegranate takes over, but not in this blend! It tastes almost like cranberry. Very very good!

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90

Eeck! The computer ate my tasting note!! Well if it ever re-appears from the magic realm where the computer puts things, you’ll see a really great note. In the meantime, you’ll have to put up with this half-assed note.
Yum!
Not like the cereal!
Good fruity taste!
Buy again and keep in stock!

caile

Haha, I hate when that happens!

Suziqzer

My Hubby likes this one iced.

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drank Nutty Almond Cream by Tiesta Tea
171 tasting notes

My local grocery store is finally carrying some loose leaf tea.. Yay!

Last month I noticed they were clearancing out a bunch of the Lipton pyramid blends. I was hoping that meant they were making space for something loose leaf… You might imagine my excitement when I found I they had a few Tiesta Tea blends when I went back a few weeks later looking to see what they had put in their place. The Tiesta blends are on the top shelf and you have to look for them to find them, but hey, at least we have something now.

I grabbed this one to try first. On my Birthday trip to Teavana I got a hot cup of their Caramel Almond Amaretti. For some reason, I imagined this one to be a similar blend. I was right.. It’s similar.

Tastes of creamy sweet almond nuttiness, with a bit of cinnamon. I also got a bit of tartness with this blend I wish wasn’t there, but disappears a bit as it cools. Makes a pretty pink cup, but quite the sediment slipped through my filter making it less pretty.

I think I like Teavanas version a bit more as it was more like the roasted candied nuts you smell in the mall, w/o the tart… but I’m also sure she overleafed and over sugared my cup making the blends not entirely comparable.

This is still an enjoyable cup, if I am patient enough to let it cool some, & I’m so happy to be able to grab it locally.

Flavors: Nuts

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84

Sipdown!! (175)

A sad goodbye to this tasty, tasty tea. I just stocked up on Peppermint Patty so I don’t think I need another mint chocolate caffeine free option but if I did, this would be first on my list. It really and truly is DAVIDs White Chocolate Frost minus the oil. Delicious! Thank you Kat_Maria for sharing this with me. It was fun while it lasted.

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84

Thank you Kat_Maria for sharing this with me. I am really enjoying the cup. It tastes like White Chocolate Frost but without the oiliness so I am very, VERY happy.

Kat_Maria

I’m glad you like it! It was kind of a last minute addition. I knew I would probably never finish it myself, because the mint in it did not excite me at all.

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80

I impulse-bought this the other day, mostly because I had never seen loose leaf at the grocery store. I’m glad I did, because this is way better than I would have guessed. It’s not as sweet as I expected, and the pineapple and rose both come through well. There’s just a touch of strawberry. The tea itself is the main flavor but it’s a great green-white mix so I don’t mind at all.

__Morgana__

The name of this cracks me up.

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82

When my local grocery store started selling this, I couldn’t help but shout.

I picked this tea up.

Nice taste. I love Hibiscus, and berry flavors. The pieces where nice and big, still a little moist. I added a dap of homey, which complimented it well.

Over all, I am going back and getting more of these guys tea.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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It’s been a little bumpy over here on the personal front, the kind that has you white knuckling things. And as I try to hold on I think to myself… When you don’t know what to do it is best to do nothing at all. (Or is it?). So I’m job hunting, looking at properties, pondering which to ditch first, the job or the house… But of course have done neither.

I want a lot more than tea but tea I shall have. I’m feeling so bloody idle.

Finished off this pack sent to me by the generous Dexter3657. I remembered it being quite tasty and minty and although I was not in the mood for mint, I can’t say I was in the mood for anything so I decided I might as well drink this to polish it off.

mrmopar

Hopefully things will get easier.

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They say it’s spring as of 12:07 EST today. I’m going by what outside says and it says cold. So I’m by the fireplace with a cup of this and it’s delicious. Many thanks to Dexter3657 for this one. I’ve avoided it because it’s rooibos and also because although I’ve been drinking a pot of tea each night, we’ve been drinking chocolate teas. My partner has gotten into the habit of nightly tea — a lovely habit, don’t you agree? — but she is not adventurous when it comes to her nightly tea. She wants comfort, not surprises, so I never ever make new-to-me tea at night. Kinda like when company is coming for dinner: you make your tried and and true recipes, you don’t subject your guests to something that you just came up with that might be, but most often isn’t, fabulous :)

But she’s not home right now and something about the white chocolate was calling my name. I love this tea. It is quite minty but with some raw sugar and vanilla creamer it is yumm-o! Rooibos only a little at the back and only if you’ve had rooibos before and you know what to look for. Maybe rooibos will come out more later on as it cools but I’m likely not going to see it for this ain’t gonna be cooling!

PS. You all will think i’m NUTS but I can feel the mint in my right ear. (probably from the throat… you know, ENT and all). Dude. I’m nuts

Preparation
Boiling 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
TheTeaFairy

Spring is a prank this year…and yes, it is confirmed, you are nuts :-)

Dexter

Yay, glad you like that one!!!!
MissB taught me a rooibos trick that may help you. Most companies say something like boiling for 5 minutes for flavored rooibos. If you use 90C for 3 minutes, you get less of the rooibos “taste” that so many of you dislike. If you have any rooibos kicking around that you are avoiding I would give it a try. :))
(Just a little nuts but we love you anyway….)

Nxtdoor

At least I didn’t say anyone’s aura is brown or some such thing. :)

TheTeaFairy

Haha! Well, well I sure don’t wish a brown aura on anyone!!!
I actually envy you, I love mint so much, wish I could “feel” it in both ears ;-)

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drank Passion Berry Jolt by Tiesta Tea
327 tasting notes

I got a travel mug with a built-in infuser. Because screw not being able to enjoy my teas because of my busy schedule and harrowing commute (a problem that will soon be remedied once I move into my first apartment! Ahhhh so excited!!!!)

I’d forgotten how good loose black tea tastes. This one has strong raspberry and pomegranate notes, and the base is earthy and burnt tasting. It’s very nice, and it kept my eyes open while I was hanging out with my man tonight at his house. (Raiding of his tea stash was deemed totally necessary.)

Gotta get me some of this for my own collection! Or maybe I’ll just keep stealing his…

mj

Your man has a tea stash? Color me impressed!

teaqueen

I got him into tea :D a point of pride

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drank Passion Berry Jolt by Tiesta Tea
327 tasting notes

Only tried a sip of this one from my boyfriend’s cup, but I liked it! I mostly tasted the black tea base at first, with just a dash of the raspberry. But after I swallowed it, the other berry and floral notes came to life! It brought a smile to my face. Must steal some from him the next opportunity I get.

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drank Flap Jack Oolong by Tiesta Tea
1938 tasting notes

Great Canadian TTB

Now most of you know I am not a lover of oolongs but this one just sounded and smelled so good that I had to try a cup. However, once again, I am only really getting the oolong base and thus I am finding myself rather disappointed. Thank you Jeweled Thumb for including it and enabling me to try it but this one is just not for me.

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This was fairly unimpressive. I was hoping that the white chocolate would set this tea apart from other mint chocolate rooibos teas, but it fell short. I couldn’t see or taste any white chocolate, so it was basically just a mint rooibos. No thanks!

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