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drank Fig Rose by Teavana
1846 tasting notes

Haha, I actually I added a Teavana tea to the database! I got an email today about this new tea and knew that I wanted to try it. I mean, fig and rose are some of my favorites, plus this is supposed to have almond notes. But I didn’t want to buy some right out because I certainly don’t trust Teavana enough for that.

Then I ended up in a mall (I left my computer power cable in my previous hotel, f%#&^$, so I had to get a new one for the rest of my trip) so I decided to get a cup of this to go to try it out. I have to give props to the workers at the Teavana in Provo, UT, because they were awesome and not pushy at all. A real pleasure to shop there. In fact I might go back to pick up some of this tea because I know I won’t feel pressured.

So if you couldn’t guess from that statement, I really dig this tea. It impressed me way more than I thought it would! I was worreid about the pineapple bits being too pineappley, but they just added a pleasant fruitiness. Sooo figgy, it was lush and delicious. Not super rosy, but it was still floral in a way that I call “dark florals,” which comes from very lush rose. I asked for it to be made without sweeteners, but it was still slightly sweet as well as tart. The hibiscus worked well here (biggest surprise) and wasn’t too tart. I didn’t get any distinct almond flavor, but the whole thing was such an amalgamation that I’m sure it was contributing. The aroma kept reminding me of something but I couldn’t place it for the longest time; then I settled on a rich, red wine. Mmm.

My response to this tea was “Damn you, Teavana!” I don’t love that I love this tea since I have a longstanding mistrust of Teavana. I also tried the Citrus Lavender Sage while I was waiting for my tea and really liked that one too. I need some herbals for the evenings because I have almost tapped out my stash, so these two might have to join.

Stephanie

Nice, the fig rose sounds great!

momo

I saw this this morning and I want it soooo much.

Tamm

flail I am totally in Orem! I didn’t think the Provo mall had a Teavana? big wave I’m so glad you reviewed this one because I saw the email and went damn, that’ll either be awesome or awful.

JacquelineM

This Fig Rose sounds very much up my alley. And I’m out of Amandine Rose! I will feel very, very dirty, but I may place an order!

Sil

Yay! You made it out to a tea shop! Woot woot!

Ysaurella

yes rose and fig sounds really yummy

Dinosara

Tamm- it’s in the University Mall! And they were very nice there.

Tamm

Yup! That mall is seriously less than 5min. walking time from my apartment. :3 They’re usually pretty nice. Nicer now than when they first opened up.

Chiyo

Hmmm, coolio. I might have to give this a shot. I have a Teavana right by my school; I tend to avoid it like the plague. Haha. But I love rosey tea so I’ll have to check this out~
Lucky that you got nice service in there, usually it’s like drug pushing in there.
Anyways, great review, thanks! ;)

sweeTEApie

It’s always nice to see reviews from others who share my same love/hate struggle with Teavana. I just got this one in the 12 teas Christmas set (that I got for $12 on sale!). I like the way it smells more than the actual flavor. But it IS quite yummy. :)

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Stephanie

Nice, the fig rose sounds great!

momo

I saw this this morning and I want it soooo much.

Tamm

flail I am totally in Orem! I didn’t think the Provo mall had a Teavana? big wave I’m so glad you reviewed this one because I saw the email and went damn, that’ll either be awesome or awful.

JacquelineM

This Fig Rose sounds very much up my alley. And I’m out of Amandine Rose! I will feel very, very dirty, but I may place an order!

Sil

Yay! You made it out to a tea shop! Woot woot!

Ysaurella

yes rose and fig sounds really yummy

Dinosara

Tamm- it’s in the University Mall! And they were very nice there.

Tamm

Yup! That mall is seriously less than 5min. walking time from my apartment. :3 They’re usually pretty nice. Nicer now than when they first opened up.

Chiyo

Hmmm, coolio. I might have to give this a shot. I have a Teavana right by my school; I tend to avoid it like the plague. Haha. But I love rosey tea so I’ll have to check this out~
Lucky that you got nice service in there, usually it’s like drug pushing in there.
Anyways, great review, thanks! ;)

sweeTEApie

It’s always nice to see reviews from others who share my same love/hate struggle with Teavana. I just got this one in the 12 teas Christmas set (that I got for $12 on sale!). I like the way it smells more than the actual flavor. But it IS quite yummy. :)

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I am tea obsessed, with the stash to match. I tend to really enjoy green oolongs, Chinese blacks, and flavored teas with high quality bases, especially florals, bergamot-based teas, and chocolate teas.

In my free time I am a birder, baker, and music/movie/tv addict.

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89-85: I really really like these teas and will keep most of them in the permanent collection, but they’re not quite as spectacular as the top category
84-80: Tasty teas that I enjoy, but definitely won’t rebuy when I run out.
79-70: Teas that I would probably drink again, but wouldn’t seek out. They don’t quite do it for me in one aspect or another; often just not quite my style
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49 and below: Mega yuck. This tea is just disgusting to me.

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