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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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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!

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, toffee, cookie, cream, and other sweet flavors make me smile. Fruits like strawberry, peach, mango, and pineapples will often catch my attention as well.

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.

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