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60

Needed a mid-afternoon pick me up and haven’t had this in a while.

No one else mentions this but as delicious as the tea smells when brewing the dry tea bag smells grungy and murky to me and is off-putting

Taste is simplistic, I’m not picking up the nuances I have come to expect from black tea but there is decent sweet vanilla flavor at the forefront rounded out by an edge of cinnamon at the end of the sip.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Vanilla

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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85

A friend of mine made me a cup of this at work today (because it’s my birthday!). I love it! It reminds me of the Harney & Sons Green Tea Coconut Thai blend, but better. Mellow, slightly nutty, buttery, pleasant. Perfect for this rainy cloudy day. Yum yum yum. :D

Flavors: Butter, Coconut, Ginger, Lemongrass

Christina

Happy birthday!

dragondrool

Happy Birthday!

teaqueen

Thank you, guys :D

scribbles

Happy birthday!

teaqueen

Thanks!

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90

This is a great green tea for the price. I’m getting a good coconut scent and flavor, but not much citrus from the lemongrass. I believe I got the 5 oz. tin for under 6 bucks which you really can’t beat. It’s not my favorite green tea (I prefer straight/unflavored green tea’s with honey added), but the quality is good and at this price-point I’m going to try to incorporate it into my regular rotation.

Flavors: Coconut

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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I liked this. This is the sencond gingery rooibos chai I’ve had lately, and I’ve liked both of them, so I will keep that in mind for he future.

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85

This is a great tea! My boyfriend has bought this and I was very skeptical to try it because I have tried some white teas before that have been very bitter. I first tried this hot and it was good, not bitter at all and had a very nice flavor. The flavor was not too strong or too weak and very balanced between ginger and pear. Today I made it iced and it was even better! Still had the same flavor characters when iced.

Flavors: Fruity, Ginger, Pear

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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80

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Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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71

As another reviewer noted, it is very soothing. That’s the best word I can think of. It doesn’t have a great earl grey flavor and it doesn’t give a lot of energy…

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75

Wonderful! Right out of the gate I can taste the coconut and the citrus. It is a wonderful complement with the green tea. It is a bit bitter but perhaps I steeped it too long.

It has a very warm range of flavors to it and I really find it as a solid choice. It was on the shelf at Trader Joe’s and was $5 for 5oz which is a great deal!

Flavors: Citrus, Coconut, Ginger, Green, Vanilla

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 15 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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75

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I just bought the stuff by accident looking for normal GREEN. as for taste yea it seems as if the vigor was sucked out with the caffeine. with that being said the product is as it claims DECAFFEINATED. which explains its lackin taste however still retains its many green tea benefits too. just with out the pick me up of a normal caffeinated drink.

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56

At this price, it’s a good value, though not especially subtle—definitely contains more actual tea than Lipton black tea. I prefer to downplay its strength with milk and sweetener, though at that point you might as well drink TJ’s Irish Breakfast.

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52

Not my thing! I enjoy white tea in general, but the ginger and pear overwhelm it, and aren’t particularly sweet. Can’t seem to brew it in a way I enjoy without adding sugar. It sounds like such an alluring combination that guests are gradually taking it off my hands.

Flavors: Ginger, Pear, Vegetal

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75

Creamy and spicy. A special occasion tea for cold days

Flavors: Black Pepper, Burnt Sugar, Caramel, Cardamon, Cinnamon, Clove, Cream

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 8 min or more 4 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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70

Pleasant and warming. Well balanced pumpkin and spice flavor

Flavors: Bark, Cinnamon, Natural Pumpkin Spice Flavor, Spicy

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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88

This is a desert chai for sure! The chai taste is sweet and not spicy just as been said, but knowing that is important because this accompanies milk and whip cream very well with the caramel taste already added. For a desert chai this is great, I suppose the sugar content could be decreased and replaced with spice but it would lose it’s identity in a way. I didn’t taste any salt flavoring though which is fine with me.

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40

This is one of the worst green teas I have ever bought a large quantity of… but, it makes the best soup broth for any Asian styled soup you’d like to create.
Marking this as a coconut green tea is very deceptive because it’s really lemon grass and green tea (with maybe some coconut and ginger).

Preparation
2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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80

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65

This tea isn’t horrible, but, like other Trader Joe’s teas, I wouldn’t say it’s good. It’ll do if you don’t have anything else around, but there are many other cheap English Breakfast teas out there that are significantly better. I like a lot of Trader Joe’s products, but I’m done buying their teas…not a strong area for them.

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