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I went to Teavana this weekend to get some tea for my girlfriend and this was one of the samples they had out for tasting. We both drank the samples and fell in love with the taste.. naturally we dropped 16$ for 4oz of the blend (Um a little expensive for 4oz? or is this just me), took it home, and here we are. In the store, it tasted amazingly sweet and bright; reminded me of fruity tootie gum. Then they wafted the mix into our faces, you know, the lid waving “technique” all the employees learn to do, and it just smelled SO GOOD.

Now here we stand. 16$ later and this tea sitting in my cup. Will it live up to my expectations or will it be sitting in dust for the next 6 months? Find out next time…

No but seriously here we go.

I poured a good 2 heaping teaspoons of the mix into my infuser, poured on my water, and let it steep for a little over 3 minutes (prolly around 3:30?). The rooibos tropicana (i like that better than tropica) smell is present throughout, but very light tasting. Jasmine is there. I would best describe it as a light taste of fruitiness with a Jasmine base. It’s not badddd… I don’t know. I think they sugared the crap out of it in the store because it tasted like candy. I didn’t toss any sugar in and didn’t conform to buying the sugar they pressured us into buying along with our tea. Then again, I never put sugar any of my tea so yeah, nothing is ever like crazy sweet. I will say that this tea isn’t dull, but it isn’t very busy. Nothing real complex going on. It’s nice. That’s about it.

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SoccerMom

Thanks for not going through with the “to be continued”. :)

Honey

I like how people expect their tea to taste exactly like it does in a Teavana store, then don’t follow the recommended steeping, don’t buy rock sugar, and then complain that their tea isn’t as good as the sample. There’s probably a reason why they “pressure” people to buy sweeteners that interfere less with the flavor of the tea. Maybe it’s because they try to encourage people to buy the same products they used to make the sample you loved in the store. Those same people who turn it down and complain and conforming to Teavana’s recommendations are the same ones who are disappointed. I follow the recommendations and have all the tools I need to be satisfied with what I bought.

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SoccerMom

Thanks for not going through with the “to be continued”. :)

Honey

I like how people expect their tea to taste exactly like it does in a Teavana store, then don’t follow the recommended steeping, don’t buy rock sugar, and then complain that their tea isn’t as good as the sample. There’s probably a reason why they “pressure” people to buy sweeteners that interfere less with the flavor of the tea. Maybe it’s because they try to encourage people to buy the same products they used to make the sample you loved in the store. Those same people who turn it down and complain and conforming to Teavana’s recommendations are the same ones who are disappointed. I follow the recommendations and have all the tools I need to be satisfied with what I bought.

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