Thanks 221tea for the sample; Teavana is a company I haven’t had much exposure to (I don’t have a local one, unlike many people) and while I know many people dislike them – I haven’t yet formed a solid opinion on them because I really only know their business practices and not the blends themselves…

This one excited me though; I’m always up for pineapple anything, but raspberry pineapple sounded especially good! And of course I couldn’t resist cold brewing it and taking it to work today (work was hell, btdubbs, I didn’t have enough staff tonight to even scratch the surface of our “To Do” list, and neither Nafisa or I got to take our breaks because we were so short staffed; I basically left the store looking like a disaster – but I just didn’t have time to clean up)!

I don’t know; it’s weird. Like – very artificial weird and almost “gummy candy” tasting with an odd fake raspberry forefront and “faker” pineapple aftertaste with some apple thrown into the middle. And yet, while tasting so far from “natural” and having such a weird taste overall, I actually really liked it…

Like, it grew on me as I drank it: hardcore. And it was really thirst quenching, too…

I have one more cold brew left; probably gonna do it tomorrow morning with a teeny bit of Raspberry vodka, so I can enjoy it tomorrow evening when I’m off work.

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My name is Kelly. I’m a barely twenty tea drinker and reviewer living in Saskatchablah, Canada. I started drinking loose leaf fairly casually a little over a year ago, and at some point between then and now that ‘fun little hobby’ turned into a serious, serious obsession.

Typically I drink flavoured blends more that straight but one of my mini goals this year is to get that ratio to a more 50/50 level. I do a daily cold brew, and have at least (but usually a lot more) two hot cups of tea every day. Naturally I lean towards black or white blends, but I WILL drink everything; the last half year or so I’ve been challenging myself by further exploring Oolong and Pu’Erh which are the tea types I know the least about overall.

My default for preparation is Western Style with zero additives (the exception being matcha which I drink in milk with no additives); so unless I mention otherwise you can assume that’s how I’ve prepared my tea!

Favourite flavours/ingredients: Pear, Lychee, Cranberry, Cream, Melon, Pineapple, Malt, Roasty

Least favourite flavours/ingredients:
Lemongrass, ginger/“Chai” in general, raisins, overly vegetal, chamomile

I also have a severe allergy to mushrooms; as such I do not drink Kombucha teas!

Currently exploring/looking to try: Straight Pu’Erh or Dark/Roasted Oolong, Sweet Potato flavoured blends.


Saskatoon, SK, Canada



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