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Got this yesterday, along with Fig Rose, Spice to Life and a bag of German Rock Sugar. For fans of Teavana’s Zingiber Ginger Coconut, and the Maharaja Chai Oolong/Tulsi Dosha Chai Rooibos blend, you might want to check this out.

I think I like this tea well enough to finish the bag, but don’t think I’ll buy it again.

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drank Tropical Mango by Teajo Teas
177 tasting notes

This was a sample thanks to Teajo Teas. I look forward to being able to buy some tea from them soon:)

Smell wise: I had gotten this on Monday…I think? But hadn’t been able to test it til now. And of course I could not resist opening it and sniffing it. It smells quite good, just like Mangos though I can see why people would smell Peach, too. However, there is an odd underlying smell of chemicalness that puts me off. Kind of reminded me of how oranges can get when they are getting old.

Taste Wise: It’s an interesting tea, not boring. Though I cannot say that I am especially inspired by this tea. But…I am impressed to the extent that I think I will come across teas that I do like even love from this company, most likely in the ‘Around the World’ sampler that I intend on buying in the next few months.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank To Life by Teavana
177 tasting notes

Another one:)
Meh. It is an ok tea. The taste kind of reminds me of Chateau Blanc, though (Least at the moment.) It tastes better then that one. Would I get this again? At this time I am leaning towards ‘no.’ But as always I could change my mind.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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Another that I got today:)

I like this tea that I think I would like finishing this off, but I am not sure I would want to get this again. I have not had dragonfruit so could not say whether this tastes like true dragonfruit or not. Luckily the flavor profile that I tasted tastes very little like most of the other fruity teas. Actually, the only taste that it reminded me of was Citrus Lavender Sage. Which in fact was suggested on the site as a combo.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 45 sec

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drank Blackberry Mojito by Teavana
177 tasting notes

Went shopping today at Teavana! There were alot of teas that I’ve been wanting to try for a long while and since who knows when I’ll be able to tea shop next, I mind as well go now! I picked this because the concept of Mojito flavored tea intrigues me, and I wanted a green tea to drink tonight.

Well, I can’t say that I am impressed with this tea. Truthfully I am rather dissapointed. It doesn’t taste horrible, it tastes nice, but the flavor reminds me alot of Teavana’s other fruity teas. (Such as Peach berry Jasmine Sutra) I can’t help but think that with a longer steep that the flavor would come out a bit more, yet it says on the directions to only steep for a minute. Granted, even with that minute when I picked up the lid, the color was already a deep purplish red that looked lovely. While I have the feeling this would taste better iced, I will probably not buy this again.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 0 sec
momo

yep, sooooo much better iced

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drank Peachy Keen White by Unknown
177 tasting notes

Got this from my favorite tea store:)

This has become my newest favorite white tea. I have done 2 steeps, (the 2nd is ok, not very impressive, though still some taste.) The peach flavor is subtle but recognizable, (Less so in 2nd steep.) The vanilla bits in the tea make it seem like marshmallow. I most likely would be getting this tea again.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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drank Alpine Punch by DAVIDsTEA
177 tasting notes

I enjoyed this enough that I wouldn’t mind to much in finishing this tea, but not enough (Though this could change!) that I would be on fire for keeping it in my cabinet. It reminds me a lot of Oh, Canada (Which I didn’t really care for, but I liked the design concept.) Though Oh Canada I would have a lot of trouble drinking down. I don’t taste any hint of apple or of ginger. Some of cinnamon. Ahh well.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Cocomint Cream by DAVIDsTEA
177 tasting notes

From the Winter Collection tea kit.
This is an ok tea. I do wish that it had a more dominant coconut flavor though. And it seems to have a weird after taste…kind of chemically.

So would I get this again? Probably not…the Mint Chilla Chai Nilla from The Spice and Tea Exchange suffices my occasional cravings for mint creaminess.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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I was apprehensive about trying this tea out, because spicy stuff doesn’t always agree with me. However, I needn’t worry, the spice is so light in the tea that I can barely taste it. Which…amusingly enough, I can’t help but feel disapointed about. Cackles The taste reminds me alot of Cookie Dough white tea from DT. Though if I had to choose which one I like more…I’d pick Cookie Dough. I am thinking next time I’ll add just a little spice to see how it handles it.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Mojito Black by Unknown
177 tasting notes

This tea smells more interesting then it tastes. I never have had a Mojito, so could not tell you if the tea tastes like one. There are subtle hints of lime and mint, (Though the mint impression might be due to my last cup from last night, I may not of washed out the cup and strainer as well as I should of.)
So, I might be inclined to get this one again…we’ll see. (LOL. Got this from my favorite tea store, which while it is a ways from my house, it’s practically down the street from where I am staying this week. I find it amusing that if this tea were from DT, or another tea store that I couldn’t get to without alot of hassle, the lack of interest in it so far would of provoke an automatic ‘no’ in whether or not I would get it again.)

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