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drank Youthberry White Tea by Teavana
355 tasting notes

I didn’t read the description of this until after I drank it. And now I see why I thought it was just mediocre:

Rosehips AND hibiscus.

Is there a more terrifying combination in all of the land? I think not.

This was too tart and tasted like every other tropical white/green tea out there. After trying several of Teavana’s teas now, I realize that they have a big issue with subtle flavors. Maybe it’s because their teas are geared toward newbies; I don’t know. But I have yet to try a Teavana tea that isn’t screaming FRUITY (or chocolate, mostly) FLAVORRR.

TeaEqualsBliss

Yeah…I am often scare of those two, too! LOL

sophistre

Yeah…I have to very politely decline just about every single tin they open for me. I’m getting to where I’m just about ready to give this Luna Pear thing another try, possibly iced, but honestly the Teavana shopping experience for me is usually on par with going into those stores that strictly sell scented candles. You have to cull through an enormous amount of very LOUD scents just to find one that you like (though I’m notoriously afraid of ‘flavored’ tea and exceptionally picky, so that bears repeating).

tease

I felt the same way when my parents got me a sample last holiday season, particularly with their Earl Grey Creame. The scent alone overwhelms me! However, they do make a nice little tea timer iPhone app…

Laura

yikes! i can hardly handle one or the other (rose/hibiscus) and tend to shy away from both. and i know exactly what you mean about shopping at teavana, sophistre. :P

Erin

huh… see that sounds good to me! tart and tropical plus rosehips, yum! me and my tea newbie palate…

Peter

I digress, if you must decline Youthberry then send it my way. It’s an amazing blend imho. It’s a bouquet of flavor that doesn’t at all overwhelm, but instead slowly unfolds in your mouth into a panorama of aroma’s and flavor.

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TeaEqualsBliss

Yeah…I am often scare of those two, too! LOL

sophistre

Yeah…I have to very politely decline just about every single tin they open for me. I’m getting to where I’m just about ready to give this Luna Pear thing another try, possibly iced, but honestly the Teavana shopping experience for me is usually on par with going into those stores that strictly sell scented candles. You have to cull through an enormous amount of very LOUD scents just to find one that you like (though I’m notoriously afraid of ‘flavored’ tea and exceptionally picky, so that bears repeating).

tease

I felt the same way when my parents got me a sample last holiday season, particularly with their Earl Grey Creame. The scent alone overwhelms me! However, they do make a nice little tea timer iPhone app…

Laura

yikes! i can hardly handle one or the other (rose/hibiscus) and tend to shy away from both. and i know exactly what you mean about shopping at teavana, sophistre. :P

Erin

huh… see that sounds good to me! tart and tropical plus rosehips, yum! me and my tea newbie palate…

Peter

I digress, if you must decline Youthberry then send it my way. It’s an amazing blend imho. It’s a bouquet of flavor that doesn’t at all overwhelm, but instead slowly unfolds in your mouth into a panorama of aroma’s and flavor.

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