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Sipdown, 132. Got a free sample of this with my latest Teavana order.

Of course pre-blended with a pile of rock sugar, but then again this tea has hibiscus and rosehips in it so I figured the sugar might be welcome. This smells strangely exactly like the powdered hot apple cider mixes that my mom used to drink in the ’90s. Actually she would sometimes mix them with Tang (yes, it is an odd blend), which totally matches with the orange flavoring here.

And yes, this taste pretty much exactly like that, especially when she would mix them a bit weaker. Fruity, tart, appley, citrusy, with little else to it. It’s not bad, and I enjoyed my pot of it, but it is certainly not very exciting as a tea. They could take the tea out of it and market it as an herbal blend (and I do like some of their herbals), but then they couldn’t tout the “health benefits” of white tea.

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Terri HarpLady

Tony ordered a refill of rock sugar from Teavana a few weeks ago & they sent him a sample of this. Seems like I recall sampling it in the store a few years ago iced.

Dinosara

Yeah, I think this is one of their favorite samples to send!

Anna

Haha, if it had been any other company, I would have thought, ‘Ah, it’s probably a nice seasonal tea they want people to notice’, but since it’s Teavana, I’m more like, ‘A-ha! What evil might they be plotting NOW?!’.

Tea Sipper

Sheesh, they are still sending this as a free sample?

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Terri HarpLady

Tony ordered a refill of rock sugar from Teavana a few weeks ago & they sent him a sample of this. Seems like I recall sampling it in the store a few years ago iced.

Dinosara

Yeah, I think this is one of their favorite samples to send!

Anna

Haha, if it had been any other company, I would have thought, ‘Ah, it’s probably a nice seasonal tea they want people to notice’, but since it’s Teavana, I’m more like, ‘A-ha! What evil might they be plotting NOW?!’.

Tea Sipper

Sheesh, they are still sending this as a free sample?

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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.

Here are my rating categories, FYI:
100-90: Mind-blowingly good, just right for my palate, and teas that just take me to a happy place.
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: Pretty tasty teas that I enjoy well enough, but definitely won’t rebuy when I run out.
79-70: Teas that I would probably drink again, but only if there were no preferrable options.
69-50: Teas that I don’t really enjoy all that much and wouldn’t drink another cup of.
49 and below: Mega yuck. This tea is just disgusting to me.
Unrated: Usually I feel unqualified to rate these teas because they are types of teas that I tend to not like in general. Sometimes user error or tea brewed under poor conditions.

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