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Do you remember that chocolate drink – a Yoohoo (do those still exist)?! Anyways, that is what this tastes like… of course I haven’t had a Yoohoo in YEARS, so I may be off, but that is what first pops in my head. Or maybe like Swiss Miss hot chocolate made with only water and no milk, and watered down a bit more. I like this, it’s different though because it is watery and I expected that thicker puerh feel. The water looks like that of black tea, a nice honey color. The taste is smooth and you get more of a sweet coco powder taste than anything else. I am tempted to try this next time with a shot of cream =)~

LiberTEAS

I have found Yoohoo in Whole Foods, of all places.

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I had a coupon for this so I picked one up from Whole Foods. I thought it would taste like the Tazo Passion tea you get from Starbucks (which I do not like!) but, it doesn’t…at all! I actually can tolerate this one except that it is TOO SWEET! I managed to get about 4 sips from the bottle before I put it back in the fridge for another time. My fiancee tried it and he said it tasted like a bottle of flowers hehe (he’s not a tea drinker to begin with), but he was pretty much right. It is a very floral tea, but not perfumey…. I liked it aside from being too sweet for my tastes.

Cofftea

An idea on how to remedy the too sweet issue… cold matcha! You could even make passion iced tea matcha lemonade. Just add lemon juice and matcha (1tsp matcha for every 6-8oz tisane)- no need to add extra sugar due to the stevia. It’s good (for you) that it doesn’t taste like the one you get instore… but shouldn’t it?

-Jessica-

Well it says on the bottle “with the addition of hibiscus and rose hips” so I guess that’s why it is different and tastes better to me =)~

I’m scared to mix matcha with anything other than milk or water LOL

Cofftea

Haha why? I’m just as terrified/mortified to add dairy:)

-Jessica-

Hahaha that’s funny! I love an iced matcha latte! yummmm!

Cofftea

You should take a chance though- flavored water/lemonade is the only way I like cold matcha.

Cofftea

Jessica, turns out both have hibiscus and rosehips- from the discription of the bagged version “One sip of Tazo Passion brings a luscious explosion of flavorful hibiscus, subtle citrus, tart rose hips, and a kiss of mango and passion fruit.”

-Jessica-

Weird!!! It doesn’t taste like the one I am served at Starbucks…maybe it’s the Stevia changing up the taste?! Hmmmmm insteresting!

Cofftea

You’re asking the wrong person cuz I think sweeteners do horrible, evil, sinful, immoral, and illegal things to the flavor of innocent tea. Hehe that’s just me though;)

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Hehehehe Whole Foods did indeed have this in stock…along with all the other Numi puerh blends! I picked up this one and the Chocolate Puerh one, but I decided to try what I knew I would probably already like. Now, right off the bat I was skeptical about trying a puerh in a bag; I was afraid it would be very bland. Well, to my surprise it tasted great! It has that earthy/woodsy taste that was very smooth and pleasing. My only wish is that it was stronger, but I assume that it is not as strong due to have not been aged very long? But hey, that’s ok! I still get a nice bagged puerh to take to work with me and that makes me happy :-)

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Lady Grey by Twinings
132 tasting notes

This is my “desk tea” aka “work tea”, sadly though I am becomming a tad bored with it. It’s still yummy and a great bagged tea, but I just need a change. For my change I really want a pu-erh that is bagged and still good… so I will be stopping by Whole Foods after work and hoping they have Numi’s pu-erh blends there and if so I’ll be getting 2 different boxes…I know for sure the chocolate pu-erh one. Now, lets just keep our fingers crossed that they have them in stock!

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I just realized that this place is just down the street from me! But I didn’t realize that in time and had ordered online hehe. Anyways, this is an AWESOME green tea! I was afraid the lemongrass or ginger would be too strong and remind me of a Thai dish I should be eating (lemongrass always reminds me of some yummy Thai food)! This tea actually surprised me and the lemon is a natural tasting sweet/tard lemon…almost like a lemon bar or a lemon pie, minus the crust taste of course. This is the first lemon tea that I was just drooling over and kept gulping it down. I bet it would be awesome iced or to have hot with some honey when you are sick :-D

TeaEqualsBliss

I’m really liking this company so far! I have one of theirs on tap for today, actually!

-Jessica-

Yeah, I was really surprised by this tea! I bought their sampler pack and I think I will try the Earl Grey tonight…or perhaps the Vanilla Rooibos lol so many decisions! Or I might just stop by their shop after work, hmmmm what to do? hehe

TeaEqualsBliss

I tried the Vanilla Rooibos…I like it! Today I think I am going to shoot for the Sassy Green Tea with Acai

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This is my first hojicha tea and I must say I have been missing out! Perhaps it’s the flavoring of this one that is making it so magnificent, but I thoroughly enjoyed this tea… perhaps even a bit too much (my cup was empty before I knew it and I was shaking it trying to get one last drop). I’m getting a toasted rice with a caramelized sugar appeal to it with a dash of vanilla. Both flavors are there and known, but they don’t compete trying to win center stage, they are equals. I get a more vegetal taste that is slightly bitter on the back of my tongue and as an aftertaste, which I don’t mind since it lets me know that this is in fact a green tea and the vegetal and slight bitterness plays out well with the other flavors. I think I will have to go pick some of this up today in a nice 2oz pouch…perhaps even 4oz depending on the price hehe :-D

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I tried this last night hoping it would be a great of an experience as my previous jasmine oolong that I had last week. Unfortunately this one didn’t deliver as nicely as the previous one I had. I couldn’t help but think of perfume while sipping this one…and it kind of gave off an oily feel on my tongue. Meh, if you like perfumey jasmine then this would be good, but jasmine aside the oolong was very good and had that “I just want to chew on it” vibe going on if ya get what I mean. Lol

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drank Fruta Bomba by Teavana
132 tasting notes

Yum! This was a great iced tea…very exotic tasting fruit tea! I can’t wait to try this with some Jasmine Pearls in the mix :-D

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drank Youthberry White Tea by Teavana
132 tasting notes

Meh, I had this iced and it was OK. I picked up mainly apple and then a jumble of the other ingredients. I tried this again iced, mixed with Jasmine Pearls and it was better…smoothed out the jumbledness of this tea and it now tastes like an apple-fruit punch-jasmine tea…still it’s “meh”. I wouldn’t purchase again and not so much that it’s bad, but because there are much better fruity white teas out there that is worth the price!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C

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I am a tea enthusiast who is always looking to try a new tea, but my all time favorite is jasmine pearls…or anything with jasmine in it really. I also am a sushi fanatic and simply can’t live without it. Outside of my fanatasy world of all things tea and sushi I am an executive assistant, mother of 2 and personal taxi/maid and chef service for my little family.

But back to the tea!

I love Jasmine Pearls, just about any White Tea and then we have Pu-erh coming in last as my top three.

However, I still enjoy a good Earl Grey tea, the more bergamot the better! I have a fond place in my heart for Matcha, especially iced Matcha Lattes. Flavored green teas are always fun, but I tend to stay away from the overly grassy tasting ones… they always remind me of a wheatgrass shot!

It takes a special black tea to really win me over, for me I find that they all taste too much alike or tend to be too bitter at times; I think I am more so bored with them.

Oolongs are fairly new to me and I am finding that these are really good and they will probably end up making it as one of my top contenders!

Pu-erh I have yet to try; I am very curious, but a bit scared to try it… something about being aged in a cave just frightens me a bit, but I would like to try one in the very near future :-) Update – I have tried a few pu-erhs and I can’t get enough of them! While they are definitely an acquired taste they are lovely! This has now taken over rooibos in my top 3 teas of choice!

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