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drank Thai Tea Blend by Teavana
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I can’t decide if I want to finish this or hold onto it as long as possible, which has been awhile now.

I made this to try to drink while at school, but it stays so hot in my tumbler that only now, over 4 hours later, can I drink it.

It has kind of made it taste better, I think. I’m sure it’s probably from the rooibos escaping through the filter and sitting in there for so long, but it tastes more almondy and bolder than usual. Coconut is still there. And me, I’m still mad this is discontinued, because it’s creating this endless cycle of not wanting to use it, but wanting the jar for other teas now.

Dylan Oxford

My fiance and I (brand new to steepster, so give us a bit to catch up), have been trying to mad-scientist a tea blend that comes close to this. So far, we’ve made a really tasty blend of Serendipitea’s Colonille (vanilla) and Burrough’s (coconut) along with Teavana’s Amandine Rose. It comes very close. I’m not a huge fan of rooibos, but judging by your review, you might be able to replace the Colonille with a vanilla rooibos and get even closer.

By the way, I tried to like Teavana’s replacement, the Cha Yen Thai Tea… but it’s completely different, and has a sickeningly-sweet fake fruit taste to it. I’m fairly certain they’re using imitation almond flavoring instead of true almond bits now (which always tastes like cherries to me).

momo

Interesting! I will have to give that a try when I run out. Any certain good proportions for each or do you split it all evenly?

My mom bought a bag of the Cha Yen one last year, but I know she never drank it. Probably a good thing, I can’t remember if she did anything more than smell this one at my place, would have been a let down!

Dylan Oxford

At the moment, we’re doing an even ratio of all three. She just got in an order of The Tea Spot’s Red Rocks, which is a rooibos almond/vanilla (http://steepster.com/teas/the-tea-spot/1245-red-rocks). She’s itching to give it a shot tomorrow in the mix as a replacement for the Amandine Rose. The ratio she wants to make on that will be 2-Burroughs, 2-Red Rocks, 1-Colonille. We have a 40-oz teapot for our nightly teas :). I’ll let you know how that one turns out!

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Dylan Oxford

My fiance and I (brand new to steepster, so give us a bit to catch up), have been trying to mad-scientist a tea blend that comes close to this. So far, we’ve made a really tasty blend of Serendipitea’s Colonille (vanilla) and Burrough’s (coconut) along with Teavana’s Amandine Rose. It comes very close. I’m not a huge fan of rooibos, but judging by your review, you might be able to replace the Colonille with a vanilla rooibos and get even closer.

By the way, I tried to like Teavana’s replacement, the Cha Yen Thai Tea… but it’s completely different, and has a sickeningly-sweet fake fruit taste to it. I’m fairly certain they’re using imitation almond flavoring instead of true almond bits now (which always tastes like cherries to me).

momo

Interesting! I will have to give that a try when I run out. Any certain good proportions for each or do you split it all evenly?

My mom bought a bag of the Cha Yen one last year, but I know she never drank it. Probably a good thing, I can’t remember if she did anything more than smell this one at my place, would have been a let down!

Dylan Oxford

At the moment, we’re doing an even ratio of all three. She just got in an order of The Tea Spot’s Red Rocks, which is a rooibos almond/vanilla (http://steepster.com/teas/the-tea-spot/1245-red-rocks). She’s itching to give it a shot tomorrow in the mix as a replacement for the Amandine Rose. The ratio she wants to make on that will be 2-Burroughs, 2-Red Rocks, 1-Colonille. We have a 40-oz teapot for our nightly teas :). I’ll let you know how that one turns out!

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