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drank Azteca Fire by Teavana
2017 tasting notes

I was impressed with the scent of this tea while steeping, it actually smells like chocolate, which I can’t say of most chocolate teas. Once steeped, it didn’t look very appealing, the color was very murky and there was a lot of oil settling at the top of my cup. On its own I don’t think this is a very good tea, it was very watery tasting, but I do think it has potential to be mixed with something else that has a lot more body to it. I was also surprised by the lack of spice present in it.

Rather than dump my cup out I decided to mix this with an equal amount of black dragon pearls, also from Teavana, and thought it was much better. The black base gave it the substance it was lacking and with some added sugar it reminded me somewhat of a spicy hot chocolate. It isn’t perfect, but I think that with the right base I could enjoy this tea on occasion.

Thanks JustJames for sending this to me, it was interesting to try.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
JustJames

i kept meaning to mix hot chocolate with this one, but never got around to it, lol.

JustJames

oh, and i always had it mixed with something else as well =0)

Short Sorceress

i may have to try that with what I have left. I wonder if we have any hot chocolate, it hasn’t been cool enough here yet to buy any.

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JustJames

i kept meaning to mix hot chocolate with this one, but never got around to it, lol.

JustJames

oh, and i always had it mixed with something else as well =0)

Short Sorceress

i may have to try that with what I have left. I wonder if we have any hot chocolate, it hasn’t been cool enough here yet to buy any.

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I am always interested in swapping so if you see anything in my cupboard that you want to try just send me a message. Please keep in mind that I order most of my teas in sample sizes and may not have a lot to swap. I’m also trying to keep my swaps limited to one a month so I don’t break the bank.

My favorite tea companies to order from are American Tea Room, Butiki, Della Terra, Rishi, TeaVivre, and Verdant, however I am constantly lured away from my favorites by a good sale.

Ingredients I love in tea
rose, peach, oolong, osmanthus, vanilla, marshmallow root and peppermint

Ingredients I dislike in tea:
spearmint, chocolate, orange, hibiscus, sage and for the most part lemon.

Ingredients I’m on the fence about:
Pu-erh

I am a firm believer that sage only belongs in my thanksgiving stuffing/dressing and absolutely not in my tea.

Allergies
Cinnamon, Chocolate, Burdock Root, and Goji Berries

Teawares:
FORLIFE Curve Teapot, 24oz
Adagio ingenuiTEA, 16oz
Adagio Iced ingenuiTEA, 32oz
Zojirushi Water Pot, 4L
Libbey Country Fair drinking jars for ice tea
TeaVivre Travel Gaiwan

Rating Guidelines:

100 – 90: Pantry essential and some of my all time favorites that I can’t live without.

89 – 80: You’ll have a pretty good chance of finding this is my pantry on a regular basis, but it isn’t the end of the world if I run out.

79 – 70: I might consider restocking this at some point if the price was right.

69 – 40: Not undrinkable, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to buy it again.

39 – 20: What in the world were they thinking? Probably still finished this just because I hate to waste anything.

19 – 0: Wow, that’s so terrible chances are pretty good I dumped it out and gave away the rest.

My current top five favorite teas:

China Black – Rishi Tea
Earl Grey Cream – Zen Tea
Lemoncello – American Tea Room
Nonpareil Anxi Qing Xiang TieGuanYin Oolong – TeaVivre
White Tea Rose Mélange – Rishi Tea

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