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I’ve tried it hot, I don’t like it; I’ve tried it iced by flash-chilling (make with hot water then pour over ice), I don’t like that either; I’ve tried it iced by cold brewing, and I don’t like that.

If I brew it for 5 minutes I can taste the cola, cherry and vanilla, but the tea has stewed and tastes unpleasant, if I brew for less time the tea tastes okay but the flavour mix is insipid. Basically, to me it tastes like watered down panda pop that’s been in the back of the car for seven or eight months (I was seven and I still remember that flavour quite clearly.)

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Angrboda

I tend to agree. I love cherry cola so when I saw this, it was a must-try for me, even though I was preparing myself for inevitable disappointment. I wasn’t quite as displeased as you, I was disappointed that I was that disappointed by it, if that makes sense.

Mac

I really don’t think I’m going to be able to bring myself to finish it and I hate not being able to finish a packet of tea. :( I adore vanilla coke, so the smell when I opened the it was great, it’s just the taste that’s the (severe) problem.

52teas

Maybe you would enjoy it more as a tea soda:

How to make a TEA SODA This is how we make them at Zoomdweebie’s
  • Brew about 1/3 cup of strong flavored tea like our Cherry Vanilla Cola flavored Black Tea.
  • Disolve 1/2 cup sugar into tea.
  • Allow to cool or pour over ice.
  • Finish with about eight ounces of carbonated water or “sparkling water”.
  • Stir and enjoy!
Mac

I really don’t think the addition of sparkling water and such vast amounts of sugar is going to make a difference. And honestly, if I wanted that much sugar I’d drink an actual coke.

Angrboda

I tried something like that. My amounts were likely a little different, but in principle that’s what I did. It didn’t work for me.
But luckily I also like carbonated water plain (it’s like ordinary water but with a little kapow!) so it wasn’t a complete loss.

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Angrboda

I tend to agree. I love cherry cola so when I saw this, it was a must-try for me, even though I was preparing myself for inevitable disappointment. I wasn’t quite as displeased as you, I was disappointed that I was that disappointed by it, if that makes sense.

Mac

I really don’t think I’m going to be able to bring myself to finish it and I hate not being able to finish a packet of tea. :( I adore vanilla coke, so the smell when I opened the it was great, it’s just the taste that’s the (severe) problem.

52teas

Maybe you would enjoy it more as a tea soda:

How to make a TEA SODA This is how we make them at Zoomdweebie’s
  • Brew about 1/3 cup of strong flavored tea like our Cherry Vanilla Cola flavored Black Tea.
  • Disolve 1/2 cup sugar into tea.
  • Allow to cool or pour over ice.
  • Finish with about eight ounces of carbonated water or “sparkling water”.
  • Stir and enjoy!
Mac

I really don’t think the addition of sparkling water and such vast amounts of sugar is going to make a difference. And honestly, if I wanted that much sugar I’d drink an actual coke.

Angrboda

I tried something like that. My amounts were likely a little different, but in principle that’s what I did. It didn’t work for me.
But luckily I also like carbonated water plain (it’s like ordinary water but with a little kapow!) so it wasn’t a complete loss.

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I’m terrible at writing these things… I’m UK based and like loose leaf tea, especially oolongs and flavoured greens. I’m really not a fan of flavoured blacks but they do find their way into the cupboard occasionally. I share studio space and a teapot with my evil twin, so there’ll be the occasional input from her, especially since the tea budget is her business (lol, that sounds so grown up.)

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