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I only got this because I was IN a Teavana (which is rare for me as it’s not easily accessible) and I found out it was a chocolate Oolong and I haven’t seen many of them.

I can smell chocolate, coconut, and a slight coffee aroma. I can’t really smell the rose which is ok.

It has a creamy taste which is nice. I can taste the cacao, chocolate-E notes, and coconut. I was hoping for more chocolate but the coconut is perfectly done. I cannot taste the rose but I am ok with that. I don’t think it’s needed.

This doesn’t brew to a very dark color and it’s not over-the-top flavor as I assumed it would be. At first I was thinking about tinkering with it to get more flavor but after sipping a bit more I think it’s ok the way it is! But I tend to double the amount of loose leaf as I do like it stronger.

Tamm

I finally noticed yesterday that there were even rose petals in mine! The product photo shows them as pink, but looking closely they were in mine. They just were yellow/cream colored instead. I’m noticing that all 3 of the reviews on this say that they aren’t tasting the rose in the tea.

Camiah

It sounds intriguing. However, I’m totally put off by the name.

Tamm

I was turned off by the name too! I wasn’t even going to ask about it but the sales person said that he really liked it so I thought I’d try it.

TeaEqualsBliss

Yes! Mine were yellow/cream – not pink.

TeaEqualsBliss

Yeah…I would have thought of a different name, too!

TeaEqualsBliss

Yup! The one girl was drinking it and it smelled good so I thought WHY NOT…lol…

Tamm

Yeah, I find it difficult to take them seriously as soon as they try to tell me the “health benefits” to drinking tea. I find it a real down side to their business. I mean sure, consuming more tea instead of fattening/sugary treats might help you loose weight, but it’s not a cure in any way. So I find that the name tries to say it does more than it can. Oh and I hate the bit about “hydration”. Well duh! I’m drinking something that’s mostly water!

TeaEqualsBliss

teahee! NICE :)
They do treat everyone like no one knows anything about tea tho! Not this last time that I went but the time before that they were trying to upsell me and giving me the historys of all the tea (which is neat but it’s the way they tell you it’s like you are 4 years old and listening to your teacher tell you a story before naptime) and then I told them I review tea online and they down played it. Then when I told them how much tea I drink in a day and how many reviews and for how many sites I have written they couldn’t believe it! LOL – I just thought that was funny! They probably haven’t tried much tea prior to working there, I am gathering! At least the few I have heard about and seen. Not totally knocking them…don’t get me wrong…the ones I have encountered are nice, mostly, but I have heard some real horror stories in other cities

LiberTEAS

On the rare occasion when I go to Teavana and they approach me with that “let me tell you about tea” kind of atmosphere, I tell them I was in the tea business for many years and that I have more tea at home than they have on display here. That generally shuts them up and they leave me alone to browse.

TeaEqualsBliss

:) Gotta LOVE my Sororitea Sista!!!! :)

K S

How much tea do you drink in a day? Maybe I should ask how many gallons.

Jenn

Teavana drives me nuts 98 % of the time. I’m always happy for information, but the hard sell tactics promoted by the company in general make me an angry shopper. NO, I don’t want to pay extra for a super huge tin to hold the 2oz. of tea I’m buying! That being said, I did have an unusually pleasant experience at Teavana last week when I purchased this tea. The sales person wasn’t pushy and I spent more money because of it. Oh, and my roses are yellow & cream as wellI :)

Camiah

I too am torn about Teavana. I really dislike the “health benefits” business, and the hard sell tactics are even more annoying (especially since I’m apparently very easy to upsell). However, its the only local tea place, and I really like the sensual experience of shopping for my “interest” areas (yarn, tea, etc). And the teas I’ve had so far, even the ones I haven’t been super-amazingly-happy about I’ve not been overly disappointed in.

Tamm

I’m actually getting really good service since the opening of my local Teavana. Since I live in an area where tea drinking in generally taboo for most citizens I find they are being less hurt when I say no to them. Last time I went in the person who helped us was super nice. But the persistent problem is the weighing of the product. They consistently do not give me what I ask for. Very obnoxious. Oh and I think that they are hard pressed to sell people tins and I just always tell them I have some. They consistently act like I have no idea about tea and I’d have a better experience if they just left people to ask the questions first.

The Purrfect Cup

I wish I COULD drink this one..stupid coconut! They did show it to me after they tried pushing the Thai Mountain Oolong at $22 for 2oz on me. It smelled like a milk oolong and I told them so and they looked like they’d never heard of milk oolong.. “sigh”. I DID pick up the new French Spice Quartet Oolong and it is very good.

TeaEqualsBliss

K S – on the average between 8 and 15 cups per day :)

Glo

I have mixed feeling about Teavana,as well. Corporate is greedy and their sells tactics are pushy and often misleading. Some of their tea is so heavily flavored that it’s more like coo-aid. However, it’s the only tea shop that I can find near me and it does have some decent tea among the overly flavored stuff. I also have to credit them for bringing awareness of loose leaf teas to the masses. Kind of like what Starbucks did for Gourmet coffee, only less ethical.

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Tamm

I finally noticed yesterday that there were even rose petals in mine! The product photo shows them as pink, but looking closely they were in mine. They just were yellow/cream colored instead. I’m noticing that all 3 of the reviews on this say that they aren’t tasting the rose in the tea.

Camiah

It sounds intriguing. However, I’m totally put off by the name.

Tamm

I was turned off by the name too! I wasn’t even going to ask about it but the sales person said that he really liked it so I thought I’d try it.

TeaEqualsBliss

Yes! Mine were yellow/cream – not pink.

TeaEqualsBliss

Yeah…I would have thought of a different name, too!

TeaEqualsBliss

Yup! The one girl was drinking it and it smelled good so I thought WHY NOT…lol…

Tamm

Yeah, I find it difficult to take them seriously as soon as they try to tell me the “health benefits” to drinking tea. I find it a real down side to their business. I mean sure, consuming more tea instead of fattening/sugary treats might help you loose weight, but it’s not a cure in any way. So I find that the name tries to say it does more than it can. Oh and I hate the bit about “hydration”. Well duh! I’m drinking something that’s mostly water!

TeaEqualsBliss

teahee! NICE :)
They do treat everyone like no one knows anything about tea tho! Not this last time that I went but the time before that they were trying to upsell me and giving me the historys of all the tea (which is neat but it’s the way they tell you it’s like you are 4 years old and listening to your teacher tell you a story before naptime) and then I told them I review tea online and they down played it. Then when I told them how much tea I drink in a day and how many reviews and for how many sites I have written they couldn’t believe it! LOL – I just thought that was funny! They probably haven’t tried much tea prior to working there, I am gathering! At least the few I have heard about and seen. Not totally knocking them…don’t get me wrong…the ones I have encountered are nice, mostly, but I have heard some real horror stories in other cities

LiberTEAS

On the rare occasion when I go to Teavana and they approach me with that “let me tell you about tea” kind of atmosphere, I tell them I was in the tea business for many years and that I have more tea at home than they have on display here. That generally shuts them up and they leave me alone to browse.

TeaEqualsBliss

:) Gotta LOVE my Sororitea Sista!!!! :)

K S

How much tea do you drink in a day? Maybe I should ask how many gallons.

Jenn

Teavana drives me nuts 98 % of the time. I’m always happy for information, but the hard sell tactics promoted by the company in general make me an angry shopper. NO, I don’t want to pay extra for a super huge tin to hold the 2oz. of tea I’m buying! That being said, I did have an unusually pleasant experience at Teavana last week when I purchased this tea. The sales person wasn’t pushy and I spent more money because of it. Oh, and my roses are yellow & cream as wellI :)

Camiah

I too am torn about Teavana. I really dislike the “health benefits” business, and the hard sell tactics are even more annoying (especially since I’m apparently very easy to upsell). However, its the only local tea place, and I really like the sensual experience of shopping for my “interest” areas (yarn, tea, etc). And the teas I’ve had so far, even the ones I haven’t been super-amazingly-happy about I’ve not been overly disappointed in.

Tamm

I’m actually getting really good service since the opening of my local Teavana. Since I live in an area where tea drinking in generally taboo for most citizens I find they are being less hurt when I say no to them. Last time I went in the person who helped us was super nice. But the persistent problem is the weighing of the product. They consistently do not give me what I ask for. Very obnoxious. Oh and I think that they are hard pressed to sell people tins and I just always tell them I have some. They consistently act like I have no idea about tea and I’d have a better experience if they just left people to ask the questions first.

The Purrfect Cup

I wish I COULD drink this one..stupid coconut! They did show it to me after they tried pushing the Thai Mountain Oolong at $22 for 2oz on me. It smelled like a milk oolong and I told them so and they looked like they’d never heard of milk oolong.. “sigh”. I DID pick up the new French Spice Quartet Oolong and it is very good.

TeaEqualsBliss

K S – on the average between 8 and 15 cups per day :)

Glo

I have mixed feeling about Teavana,as well. Corporate is greedy and their sells tactics are pushy and often misleading. Some of their tea is so heavily flavored that it’s more like coo-aid. However, it’s the only tea shop that I can find near me and it does have some decent tea among the overly flavored stuff. I also have to credit them for bringing awareness of loose leaf teas to the masses. Kind of like what Starbucks did for Gourmet coffee, only less ethical.

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