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drank Opus Rouge Rooibos by Teavana
3 tasting notes

I’m starting to think Teavana’s strong point is not describing their teas. This is a lovely fruit tea which apparently has rooibos in it, the undetectable kind. It does not taste like a deep, rich red wine, rather a muscadine. Not a bad thing, actually, but worlds away from a wine you would dare call “Opus.” I have a SodaStream and am thinking this tea would be delicious with some light carbonation over ice. I’m also looking forward to blending it with a black tea or even a small amount of Lapsang Souchong.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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71
drank Jasmine Oolong by Teavana
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20 years ago, I used to drink quite a bit of loose leaf tea I purchased from a long closed tea shop in New Orleans. This jasmine tea brings me back to the those days. It is like bumping into a favorite old friend on the street. Having said that, and not to talk negatively about that old friend, it seems a bit unsophisticated. I suspect there are much finer examples of Jasmine Oolong available. I think I would prefer less Jasmine. Still, it is a fine addition to my month old tea stash.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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73
drank Maharaja Chai Oolong by Teavana
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