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As soon as I saw and smelled this tea, I knew it would be much like a DAVIDsTEA Forever Nuts type tea. I really enjoyed that when I first had it and then all of a sudden grew adverse to it. However, as I went through my eggnog latte phase, Forever Nuts kept popping up as a tea to have that way. Since I caved on Chocolate Macaron and ended up enjoying it, I thought this might go the same way. Plus it’s been so long since I had this kind of tea I was interested to see if my tastes changed. So, I took the last of this and made a latte with it.

First off, the color looked exactly like pepto bismol, as in it was bubblegum pink. The smell mimicked the nuttiness of the dry leaf except it was about ten times stronger. The taste was also quite nutty but rather than being salty as nuts should be it was over the top sweet and with a hint of something off. Ultimately it seems my tastes haven’t changed with regards to these nutty herbal teas but I am grateful for the chance to try it yet again and learn for sure that this isn’t for me.

sren

I had the same experience with loving and then avoiding Forever Nuts. Just hearing you describe the pink color of this one made me shudder. Funny.

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HGTTB

This is a really great peach tea. The base is really mild leading all the focus to the juicy peach flavoring. It’s bright and refreshing and tastes more like the fruit than the candy which is really rare for a peach tea. All in all, it made for a pretty tasty cup.

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I had this a second time today but in unsweetened cashew milk and the whole thing came off bland. The milk drowned out the matcha but since it lacks any strong flavor, it just came off very weird.

Stephanie

I finally got some cashew milk. I’m not so sure about it.

VariaTEA

I think it differs by brand and what not. Plus, like anything else, it might not be for everyone. I’m sorry your not enjoying it.

Stephanie

I am very picky about but mills, but cashews are also my favorite nut!

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HGTTB

The banana in this blend really popped at first but the base quickly took over leaving me disappointed. Every now and then the delicious banana pops up however it competes with the astringent base and thus tends to be fleeting.

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You guys know those giant Christmas tubs of popcorn? The ones that no one ever knows where they came from because they sort of just appear in your home? The tubs that house three different kinds of popcorn that all taste good but slightly off since the mingling of flavors sealed into the tin? Yeah? Well, this matcha + cashew milk is tasting just like the caramel popcorn portion of that tin. Sweet, rich caramel flavor. Light, buttery popcorn. And just a hint of something else that is somehow simultaneously seems as it is out of place yet it works with the flavors to improve the cup. So basically this is a yummy snack for the middle of the day.

Nichole/CuppaGeek

This has me craving popcorn now.

Fjellrev

I was totally imagining this to taste like that kind of popcorn, even more so than Poppycock.

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drank Lychee Congou by Butterfly Herbs
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I am always excited to try a new lychee tea and this was no different. However, I’m not sure how I feel about this blend. The congou is a touch smokey but other than that it is rather flat which would be perfect to highlight the lychee flavor. Unfortunately though, the lychee flavor doesn’t take advantage of this mellow base and instead it also decides to hide in the background until the end of the sip where it appears as a floral aftertaste.

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drank Organic Mayan Chai by Divinitea
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I probably should have read the ingredients on this before trying it out because I am not a lover of plain chais. However, I hoped “Mayan Chai” would mean it has either some chocolate and/or spice component. It did not. So I was left disappointed and sipping on a tolerable enough chai tea. Still, it was fun to try.

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drank Strawberry by Gloria Jean's
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The strawberry in this is really quite faint so it mostly feels as though I am drinking a straight black with maybe some berry flavor. The base itself is okay, though nothing special. However, I did think the tiny capsules this single size serving came in were adorable and super handy. I think that’s what inspired me to pull it from the box.

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drank Tangy Lime Sherbet by Teaja
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This tea left me wanting more. Tangy Lime Sherbet sounds amazing but there is no tang, little lime, and nothing that would come off as sherbet. It’s like drinking plain rooibos tea with a slice of lime tossed in because there really isn’t much in terms of flavor. Oh well. At least now I know this isn’t for me because it certainly sounded promising.

Sil

this one made me mad. i was hoping someone else would get more from it :(

kieblera5

The name sounds delicious.. Good to know not to pursue getting this one

VariaTEA

Sil, perhaps someone else who gets it in the box will find the key to unlocking it’s hidden deliciousness. Unfortunately that person wasn’t me.

Sil

hahahaha

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drank Pear Toscano by Tea Time
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This is a very sweet pear tea. Maybe even too sweet? Something in it is just coming off a bit cloying though I am wondering if that is just the result of drinking multiple different teas at a time. Also, I am picking up some of the woody rooibos though it isn’t particularly offensive. I think I go through phases where I am more sensitive to the rooibos base and as of late I have been noticing it. It’s not ruining the cup but it’s not improving it either. All in all, this is okay but not something I’ll seek out again.

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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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