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I stopped by the store today, looking to try something iced.
Let me tell you I smelt a lot of nasty smelling teas. YUCK! This one was off putting in scent. But I tried it anyways because I love cranberry & I love Singapore slings.

This is freakin nasty! So much cough medicine taste!


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drank Chocolate Cake by Tealux
296 tasting notes

Received this from Dexter in our swap.

It definitely smells like chocolate. However taste wise I find it very lacking, I’m not getting chocolate or cake, not even rooibos. It’s just really boring, I didn’t even finish the mug.

Boiling 7 min, 45 sec

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Not sure why this isn’t logged because I have definitely had it before.
I way over steeped this.
Surprisingly given the long steep this tea holds up really well, no astringency or bitterness.
This may be better than I remember it to be the first time. Last time I drank it out of a clear mug & it looked very unappealing because it steeps up very murky. Today I drank it from my travel mug so I thankfully couldn’t see it.
Looks aside this was quite good, I found it tasted like a chocolate chai, maybe the best chocolate chai I’ve had. It was a really nice tea to sip all day, a lot of teas get bitter over time or change flavour, this one stayed really delicious all the way through.

Boiling 6 min, 15 sec

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I bought this when I had my first cold in over a year, but by the time I got this tea it was over.
So right now I’ve got some type of cold/allergies going on, my throat is super scratchy & a bit sore & I’m so congested its ridonculous!

So I brewed this up, it definitely helped while I was drinking it and for a bit after. It’s really not pleasant tasting, but I never expect anything for illness to taste good.
It tastes like a slightly sweet spaghetti sauce, quite strange.

Boiling 7 min, 45 sec

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This note is from a long time ago.

This tastes foul, down right like I am eating leaves. YUCK!
I did use it to treat my cramps & as an effective cramp suppressant this gets 100! As a tasty, I want to drink you all the time, a big fat 0.

Boiling 8 min or more

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Alright so I got the re-blend of this last week. & right from smelling the packet this morning, there was something off. It had an almost fruity scent to the dry leaves.

Much the same once steeped, it’s almost fruity & only slightly pancakeish. I did add a touch of maple syrup, which maybe is what really threw the cup off for me. But it was not the yumminess I remember

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ahhh yes I remember reading this. Going to try it with this one & my S’mores.


Maybe it’s also from being around all those fruity 52teas? I try to store all my buttery teas together, maple teas together, etc. That way if there is cross-contamination, hopefully it will just make it yummier. ;)

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I received this in a swap

I originally started brewing this to make it iced, so I used 4 bags, then I discovered I had no ice…. boo

So I ended up with 4 bags steeped in about 8 oz of water, with an additional 8oz of water added to my travel mug.
You can tell it’s over leafed, but it’s still really tasty.
It’s light, creamy, citrusy & a touch of spice (very minimal).
Next time I’m sure 2 bags will suffice in my 16oz mug.

190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 15 sec

hmmmm… I have a couple of these left over. I should cold-steep them! Thanks for the idea!

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drank Rooibos Tropica by Teavana
296 tasting notes

This is really kinda gross.

It’s so strongly rooibos & not really much of anything else. You do get a touch of fruits, but it’s more of an artificial, chemicaly fruit flavour.
Oh well I used what was in my tin to fill my pitcher with it. So I guess I’ll just toss it, unless my youngest drinks it, which at the time she said she liked.

Iced 8 min or more

It amazes me how Teavana are even in business.


I like a fair bit of their stuff, but then there is stuff like this which is pure garbage.


This is good when you add it to something else. That’s how I used mine up! I added mine to my Vampire Lemonade blend, but solely to use it up. I didn’t want to waste the tea after I paid so much for it!

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drank Sakurambo by Lupicia
296 tasting notes

Thank tea fairy Sil! :)

I tried to savour this, this morning seeing as it was a sample, but it was so good it went down a little quicker than I expected.

You know how some teas are perfect, & not a thing about them should be changed? Yes? well this is that tea for me…. mmmm the cherry flavour, but it’s not regular cherry it’s choke cherry, which I used to pick with my dad, grandma, uncles & cousins when we would go ATVing in the bush.
And the added hint of the pine takes this over the edge & reminds me of my childhood. So perfect!

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yay! I’m glad you enjoyed it. If i try the loose leaf version (this) and don’t like it, i’ll send you the rest :)


Here’s to hoping you don’t like it lol…. sorry

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I received this in a swap.
I seem to be the only who isn’t loving this tea. To me I find it tastes like a genmaicha. Until I have something creamy, then when I take a sip of this it becomes, pure creamy, nutty goodness. Mmmm I wish it tasted like this all the way through, because it would be near perfection.

I definitely want to try this again.

190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 45 sec

Stacy sent me a sample of this one with one of my orders, and I wasn’t too crazy about it either. I do want to try it out again, though! I usually don’t add milk to my tea, but I remember thinking that this tea would benefit from it.


Yeah, I found this one rather bland after all the hype. But some people love it!

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