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drank Youthberry by Teavana
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i really enjoy this tea. its, for me, the poster child of a flavoured white tea. Its fuity and light but contains a natural sweetness that only amps the taste of the actual tea leaves. As every flavoured white should be. It tastes like peaches, strawberry, pineapple and of course acai. i really enjoy teas like these and they make me realize why i love tea so much.

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very very traditional tea with a nice twist. the good quality black tea is rich and warm with a slight chocolaty flavour thats nicely paired with the thistles. its slightly flowery but just and undertone bc the shining star is certainly the good quality tea leaves. its a strong brew with vanilla and chocolate tones that go well with afternoon cakes and desserts. Its also got enough caffeine to replace coffee and its always good to replace that bean juice with the worlds REAL favourite beverage…

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i really love this tea. in the uk there is a fight between yorkshire and p and g….GO YORKSHIRE! not that o and g is bad bc its not at all im just a yorkshire kind of guy. Its flavour is so much richer and it has a much stronger brew than p&g. its exactly how a good cup of english tea should taste. Strong and full bodies but not overpowering or bitter. Perfect with a teaspoon of sugar, a splash of milk and some toast with jam.

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drank Paris by Harney & Sons
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well done for sure. this tea is rich, black, and really warming. it reminds me of a brisk fall night sitting outside a cafe in…well paris haha. I was there last summer and this tea reminds me of the small cafes that line the streets; small, cozy, homey, and interesting. The notes are a whole lot of bergamot, candied fruit, Anise and a Mild citrus. its got a surprisingly creamy taste without even adding milk. Imagine a bolder and deeper Earl Grey that has lemon zest, a dash of cream, faintly tasting candied apples and a splash of vanilla and cinnamon and you have Paris. Its perfect for fall and winter and a great alternative to a morning cup of coffee.

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drank To Life by Teavana
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this tea is pretty….weird. i cant really describe it. like sometimes i want to say its mundane and just an average jasmine/ flowery tea, but certainly not a bad one. also, the jasmine is pretty strong and present. but then other times i love it and its uniquely sweet and light and the florals are extra present and vibrant. when its like the second description, its great. the notes are jasmine flower and lavender and sweet strawberries. with a slight tastes of mango or pineapple…? anyone else get that? anyway its so unique when all the flavours come out but the brewing is so inconsistent that its hard to pin a rating or description. i would recommend buying it regardless because its a good jasmine tea and sometimes when the brewing is just right, its perfection. Water needs to be pretty hot for this one. i would say about 200 F. and then brew for about 2-3 mintues. i wouldnt go over 3 or it gets extra bitter. its great to mix with Body+Mind when its cold out or Pineapple Kona Pop for a nice iced tea.

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drank Strawberry Misaki by Teavana
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okay although this is a decent tea, its a little overrated and a tad overpriced. It is delicate with a hint of strawberry. and when they say undertones…they mean undertones. you can barely taste it unless you add sugar and then if you add sugar it messes up the delecate flavour of the white tea so its a lose-lose situation. personally, i would brew as directed and then put the tiniest amount of sugar in it…..that is if you want it by itself. i love blending it with peach rooibus or with jasmine dragon phoenix pearls. most people are lik" eew jasmine and strawberries!" but since the strawberry presence is so underrated that it actually tastes like a less_vegetal green flavour with a floral undertone. so the jasmine pairs nicely with the slightly floral tastes and it makes for a nice evening brew.

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simply put, this tea is fantastic. my one complaint would be that you have to have your water very very hot to bring all the flavours out of this one, but if you do it right then you’ve got a nice tea on your hands. The chai flavour is untraditional, but still blends nicely with the white tea and spices. i think if it were a traditional chai, then it would over power the white tea so it was probably a good move. also the spices are perfectly balanced. just enough of each one that you are able to tastes all the cinnamon, cardamom, all spice and florals to equal degrees but also taste the robustness of the mate leaves. a great one for sure with a tea spoon of sugar and a squeeze of honey.

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okay this tea is pretty exceptional when it comes to the type of tea it is. its fruity, not overpowering, naturally sweet and has a considerable amount of health benefits. it doesnt take long at all to steep and is perfect with a little honey and a little sugar. All the fruity falvours remain present but you can still tastes the tea itself. nicely done for sure!

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i am a huge fan of white and green and oolong teas so i was sure that i would love this tea. i was on the hunt for something to have before bed because i usually have trouble getting to sleep and i found this tea to do the trick. Its very relaxing and has just the right amount of Jasmine in it it. Despite its smell its not overpoweringly perfume-y as you would think it to be by smelling it. its pretty mellow with a nice flowery-herbal finnish. my only complain is that it is classified as a white tea when its got mostly oolong in it and it tastes a little to vegetal when steeped just the slightest over time. its not to the point where it could be mistaken for a green tea but still to green tasting for something classified as a white. Over all a nice, low-maintenence tea with good herbal and floral note that accent the teas natural flavours pretty well. ONe of my favourites

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