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drank MateVana by Teavana
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I think I was a coffee snob too long to really enjoy this. I can taste the the fake “cappuccino” flavor (which isn’t a flavor in and of itself as so much as it is a preparation, but this is a tea site and no reason to go into that here) and, sadly, I’ve had a giant tin of this sitting in my cupboard for months after someone bought it for me for my birthday.

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65
drank Lavender Dreams by Teavana
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When I was a kid, my grandmother had a soap that smelled the way this tastes, and I mean that in the best possible way. I’ve tried this a few ways now and mostly prefer it steeped for upwards of eight minutes, and almost always on accident.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more

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This is one of my favorite flavored teas. I know people are generally “eh” about Teavana, but this is so light and lovely. I also really like it brewed together with ginger peach Stash tea.

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17
drank Prince of Wales by Twinings
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I’ve tried with this. I really have. It tastes like depression in a cup.

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drank JavaVana Mate by Teavana
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Part of my “I have a giant tax refund check so let’s buy tea” haul. I like the smell more than the taste. I’m also a bit wary of anything that says it’s cappuccino flavored. Cappuccino isn’t a flavor! It’s a preparation! /rant.

This tea tasted a bit too much like coffee with cheap flavor syrups. That being said, I did drink two pots of it today, so I suppose I didn’t mind it as much as I thought.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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64
drank Samurai Chai Mate by Teavana
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I tried this at a Teavana store and thought it tasted fantastic, so I bought two ounces. At home, it tastes a bit too much like Big Red gum. I’m assuming that the sample I had at the store was blended with something else. It’s growing on me. I usually hate anything cinnamon (with the exception if cinnamon rolls. nom nom nom), but this isn’t too awful. I just wish it tasted more like what I had in the store.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Lemongrass & Ginger by Pukka
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65
drank Golden Monkey by Teavana
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This was a gift from someone who knew I liked tea, but didn’t know what to get me. I was shocked to find out that this is one of the most expensive mall teas. It’s good, but it’s certainly not great. I think it smells a bit like the tobacco my stepfather used to chew when I was a kid.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec
CHAroma

Tobacco?! Oh dear…

sierra

Yes! Maybe I’m just not the best tea taster yet (I’m quite the coffee taster after working at various coffee shops all through college, though!) but I can definitely smell tobacco.

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100
drank PG Tips by PG Tips
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This has been my favorite tea since I first discovered there was life away from the Lipton my family buys religiously. I like mine steeped for the full three minutes, but I also like ridiculously strong tea.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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