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Yum yum, summer fruit tea! Normally, I avoid super fruity blends, but I just impulsively decided to try this one today. I’m glad I did! This tea is a perfect example of responsibly used hibiscus. Which is to say, hibiscus is listed in the ingredients, but I didn’t taste it. Thank goodness, because the hibiscus was what made me hesitate initially.

White tea and peach are a match made in heaven, in my opinion. They both have a mildly sweet and floral flavor, which is perfect for July. The mango presents itself during the sip, and the peach echoes in the aftertaste, but neither dominates over the other.

Well done, Lipton.

Flavors: Carrot, Mango, Peach

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drank Gingerberry by GT's Kombucha
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I was craving kombucha today. I think I really just needed something cold, relaxing, and healthy in my life. I love my current job, but it does require a LOT of standing. And the weather has been driving me mad lately. Dry heat, I can handle. Suffocating humidity for days on end, not so much…

But anyway, to the tea. This is my favorite flavor of kombucha that I’ve had so far. I think the tart-sweet blueberry juice and the sharp ginger mix well together, and the acidity of the kombucha itself makes for a very lively and fizzy drink.

The experience of drinking kombucha does take some getting used to, but once you know what to expect, it kind of grows on you (ha). It also has the added benefit of making me sleepy and relaxed. I think it’s the trace amounts of alcohol that the fermentation process leaves behind. Fine by me. It’s good for a healthy treat every now and then.

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drank Bavarian Wild Berry by Lipton
297 tasting notes

Sipdown! The last six teabags in this box have been sitting around my cupboard (and my house) for a while now. So I decided to make a nice pitcher of this, iced. Gotta beat the heat AND clear out the tea clutter in my life!

I didn’t love this one hot, but iced, it’s simply divine! Berries taste best cold, to me. I’m getting a very mellow black base and mostly strawberry and raspberry, and possibly even some cranberry and honey notes. I have this theory that Lipton, as an American commercial tea brand, knows that most of their consumers drink their teas iced, and so they craft them to taste good iced.

That said, I won’t be restocking it. I like Lipton’s Vanilla Caramel tea better.

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drank Jolly Green Kiwi by Tiesta Tea
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I made a bunch of this iced. It’s amazing! Just as good as it is hot, if not better. Sweet, refreshing, creamy, and the perfect mix of vegetal green tea and light fruitiness. Ideal summertime drink.

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Having a mug of this in my Serenity Prayer mug. Because after the absolutely horrid day I had at work, I need it. And it’s much healthier than a beer.

I absolutely love this tea! The vanilla just gives the regular Sleepytime blend a more satisfying and soothing finish.

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drank Vanilla Caramel by Lipton
297 tasting notes

These Lipton Pyramid teas are my guilty pleasure. This one is my favorite. The base is fairly astringent, but if you catch it early and ditch the teabag after one or two minutes, it’s actually a really tasty tea. The caramel and vanilla make it creamy and sweet.

Vanilla teas appear to be my weakness. Lol

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drank Earl Grey tea by Rituals
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Had this at a company event tonight, in lieu of coffee. It’s utterly unremarkable.

Bummer.

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drank Nutty Almond Cream by Tiesta Tea
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Cuddling on the couch with my dog, watching Big Bang Theory reruns, and drinking a nice mug of this tea. Absolutely perfect way to end a hectic day.

It’s creamy, apple-y, and has a nice cinnamon finish, which is rounded out by the almond slivers. It’s weird, because there is no actual tea in this tisane. But I can’t help loving it anyway.

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drank citrus kiss by Good Earth
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Yuck. Disgusting. I can only taste the stevia. It’s like drinking sugar water with a twist of something vaguely fruity.

PASS. If I want a Sprite, I’ll crack open a can of it. I don’t want my tea to taste like it.

TeaBrat

This stuff was so vile I threw it out.

teaqueen

Thank God it wasn’t my cup! I had one sip from my boyfriend’s mug. That was enough. It’s pretty awful.

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Finally got my hands on some of this! I’ve been meaning to try it for a long time now. Regular Sleepytime bores me these days. I think I’ve just drunk too much of it. This variation is immediately identifiable because the dry bags smell very strongly of spearmint and just a hint of vanilla, whereas regular Sleepytime bags just smell like chamomile.

Steeped, the tea smells wonderfully of sweet vanilla, chamomile, lemongrass, and spearmint. Sipped, I taste primarily the chamomile, but the vanilla is definitely there, albeit subtly. I’ve had two cups of this tonight. I am enjoying it thoroughly. I think I’ll only buy Vanilla Sleepytime and Sleepytime Extra from now on! No more boring old regular stuff.

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Hello! I’m a recent college graduate, trying to find my way in the world. I love literature, politics, and tea.

Favorites: black, oolong, and white teas (anything with chocolate, vanilla, nutty, or spice notes!); pu- erh, yerba mate, chamomile, tulsi.

I like green teas as long as they are blended with fruit and/ or spices, and I LOVE them when they’re floral.

I have a love-hate relationship with kombucha, and I’m very picky about my chai- It has to have a high-quality black tea base for me to really enjoy it.

Dislikes: Plain green teas, rooibos, honeybush, fruity herbals, hibiscus in high quantities, plain peppermint. (Although I am not opposed to trying blends that cross into these neighborhoods if they come from reputable companies.)

I’m not a swapper, but I hope we can still be friends :)

90-100: Perfection and heaven and magic, all in one cup.

70-89: Good.

50-69: Meh.

49 and below: Blerg.

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