85
drank MateVana by Teavana
1341 tasting notes

Backlog #3
Ok so I got a teensy bit outta control with the tea buying. but it was my first time at Teavana and I had to see what all the fuss was about! Folks here(at Steepster) love to hate and hate to love this place.
I’ll admit, the prices were excessive (I bought this one because it was one of the two cheapest options they sell), but the staff were friendly, and not too pushy like I had expected! just a tad excited about tea, which I totally get ;)
As for the tea, well this is really nice. Moreso than I expected. Kindof chocolatey and nutty. I need to try it here in Toronto but I seem to have left this one in Florida, eek!
Well, it looks like I’ll be a slave to this establishment whenever I’m in town, as much as it pains the wallet…
gah, I so badly wanted to despise Teavana :P

Ninavampi

This one is great mixed with their chai/chai blend. It tastes just like cinnamon rolls!

There are a few things that I can’t stand about Teavana, but I do enjoy some of their teas! : ) Nothing wrong with that!

Indigobloom

hmmm, if I ever make it back there I’ll see about hooking up some chai with my matevana. Thanks for the tip!
hehe, nope nothing wrong at all, except for the ouch to my wallet! :p

Ninavampi

Yeah… My wallet isn’t too happy about it either!

ashmanra

Complain, I do, but sure I surely go in every time I am near one! I like to drool over all the tea ware and taste the samples!

TeaBrat

I’m kind of glad we don’t have one in San Francisco… :)

Indigobloom

I can see why you wouldn’t want one near you, and how going in every time you pass by would be irresistible. Sheesh, it’s a curse and a blessing!

Tina S.

Actually Amy, they are opening a Teavana soon in San Fran, my friend got an interview there. ;)

TeaBrat

Oh nooooo!

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Ninavampi

This one is great mixed with their chai/chai blend. It tastes just like cinnamon rolls!

There are a few things that I can’t stand about Teavana, but I do enjoy some of their teas! : ) Nothing wrong with that!

Indigobloom

hmmm, if I ever make it back there I’ll see about hooking up some chai with my matevana. Thanks for the tip!
hehe, nope nothing wrong at all, except for the ouch to my wallet! :p

Ninavampi

Yeah… My wallet isn’t too happy about it either!

ashmanra

Complain, I do, but sure I surely go in every time I am near one! I like to drool over all the tea ware and taste the samples!

TeaBrat

I’m kind of glad we don’t have one in San Francisco… :)

Indigobloom

I can see why you wouldn’t want one near you, and how going in every time you pass by would be irresistible. Sheesh, it’s a curse and a blessing!

Tina S.

Actually Amy, they are opening a Teavana soon in San Fran, my friend got an interview there. ;)

TeaBrat

Oh nooooo!

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Let’s see… I’m a tea and workout fanatic, I work in HR, and most of my friends consider me to be an egg. White on the outside, Asian on the inside :)
-from philosophy to food, I love it all
Otherwise, what you see is what you get! I can be very straightforward and yet shy.

Also, I’ve started taking tea sommelier classes and it is an absolute blast! Well, so far I’ve only finished the first out of eight courses, but I am really looking forward to the next one.

Anyhow, if your curious as to how I rate things, this is how I work…

0-25
Like eating dirt, or some other unsanitary indelicacy that mentioning in my profile here would likely get me banned.
I don’t think I’ve found cause to banish a tea to the wasteland yet though so who knows what it’d inspire ;P

25-50
You know that expression “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater”? I imagine drinking that water would be terrible enough to warrant this rating!
I’d never make my enemy drink this, but perhaps I’d throw it at them. Good thing I don’t have any enemies!

50-70
This is “tea”?? I tried finishing the cup… but my body rejected it. There may be others who enjoy this tea, but it’s beyond me!

70-80
I tried liking it, and I can almost get there! I certainly don’t hate it, but something is holding me back. Allergies? Men in white suits? who knows… certainly not me!

80-90
Lovely tea! Not my all time fave but close. I likely wouldn’t repurchase, but may decide to based on many factors: price, accessibility, whether it fills a “tea gap”, medicinal applications, and how often I crave it.
Every once in awhile I find the sweet spot that bumps these up to 90+. Those are the days I need to buy a lotto ticket!

90-95
Sweet Camellia! this is realllly good tea! Don’t talk to me until I’ve finished my cup…

95-100
Tea of the gods. I would do anything to get my hands on more of this liquid gold!

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