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This was one of the first teas I loved. I thought it was amazing and could not wait to have a cup each morning. But then something happened…I started noticing the cinnamon. Like REALLY noticing it. And it was not a nice cinnamon spice but rather a cloyingly sweet candy cinnamon flavor. After that, I put off drinking it for a while. However, when I sent the majority to Cavocorax, I decided to keep a little to myself (what I thought was enough for a cup but turned out to be a bit more) so I could try it once again and make sure it was not just the single cup that tasted off. After taking my first sip of this tea in months, I immediately regretted not passing it all along because the cinnamon is all I am getting and I am not a fan. This cup is getting dumped and I might just toss the 1 tsp I have left unless keychange wants me to add it to her swap package. I would have added it to the package I sent Cavo had I not already sent that off.

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Yvonne

Sad to see this is a disappointment. :(

OMGsrsly

That’s exactly my experience. I just got the maharaja chai tho. Eugh, cinnamon candy tea. :/

Fjellrev

Oh god, they made this last time I was at the mall with my mom, and I was like, “Hey, want to see what Teavana is all about? Try this.” Yeah, so wrong.

TeaTiff

Haha, this is pretty much my experience! I loved this tea, bought a ton, let it sit for awhile, came back to it, and YUCK!

VariaTEA

I am glad people know what I am talking about. Luckily I was able to pass this along to someone who enjoys it more than I ever could.

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Yvonne

Sad to see this is a disappointment. :(

OMGsrsly

That’s exactly my experience. I just got the maharaja chai tho. Eugh, cinnamon candy tea. :/

Fjellrev

Oh god, they made this last time I was at the mall with my mom, and I was like, “Hey, want to see what Teavana is all about? Try this.” Yeah, so wrong.

TeaTiff

Haha, this is pretty much my experience! I loved this tea, bought a ton, let it sit for awhile, came back to it, and YUCK!

VariaTEA

I am glad people know what I am talking about. Luckily I was able to pass this along to someone who enjoys it more than I ever could.

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After being overweight all my life I finally decided to commit to the long journey of weight loss. When life got too monotonous with all the diet food I decided to try teas in hopes of finding new flavors. I never realized the addiction I would face and now I am in love with all things tea!

However, I am still new to the tea scene and although I have bought many David’s Teas and Teavana Teas I know there is just so much out there to try and I am excited for each and every new experience. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! My cupboard has grown exponentially since joining this site and I have a lot to share. Feel free to snoop through my cupboard and message me if anything interests you – I am always happy to swap!

Well after over a month on steepster, I have learned many new things about tea and my own personal tastes. For me, flavored teas are definitely my sweet spot. I will most often reach for black teas and rooibos or honeybush blends but I do keep some flavored whites and greens around for when the mood strikes. I have a few herbals/tisanes but most of the time I find myself disappointed by them as they often smell deliciously sweet and then end up tasting tart/sour. I have a little bit of an aversion to pu’erh and oolong teas. I am also wary of florals, earl greys, and chai teas. I do not like overpowering citrus flavors nor do I usually like hibiscus, licorice or chamomile. I love dessert teas – caramel, vanilla, and other sweet flavors make me smile. Fruits like strawberry, peach, mango, and pineapples will often catch my attention as well. Oh and I LOVE Red Leaf Tea’s flavored matcha.

I have also realized that although I really enjoy adding frothed milk to some of my teas, if I do not like the tea with zero additives (just in plain water without milk or sugar), I probably won’t drink it. The one exception is flavored matchas which I will happily drink in cold milk if I do not like it mixed with hot water. My theory is if the tea can’t stand on its own then it is not for me and I will more than likely try to swap it out for something else.

Tea Ratings (a loose guide):
1-15 – This cup is going down the drain
16-30 – I will finish the cup but I am not making another
31-50 – I don’t think I like this but I will try another cup just to be sure
51-60 – I am really on the fence about this tea
61-70 – I like this enough to finish what I have but I won’t be buying it again
71-80 – I like this and will buy it every now and then
81-90 – I really like this and will replace it as soon as I can
91-100 – I LOVE this and will buy more before I run out of what I have so that this is never missing from my cupboard

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Thornhill, Ontario

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