Cactus Fig

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Fruit Green Blend
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175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 45 sec 12 oz / 354 ml

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This flavoured tea is the perfect blend of Green Sencha, fig pieces, aloe vera, sandalwood and orange flowers. The combination provides an earthy yet sweet taste and aroma that is perfect any time of day.

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189 tasting notes

Loose
Aroma when Dry: fruity, notes of cactus, orange, fig
After water is first poured: fig and orange
At end of steep: cloying fruity, malowy
Tea liquor:
At end of steep: meadow green
Staple? No
Preferred time of day: unsure, first tasting
Taste:
At first: drying sandalwood notes, followed by orange, closing faint fig note
As it cools ? Notes open up into layered bitter, sour, grassy
Additives used (milk, honey, sugar etc)? No
Lingers? Yes, astringent, bitter, grassy, soured fig close

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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658 tasting notes

I am a sucker for group-buying deals related to tea, and so bought a Groupon a while ago for Teaopia that wasn’t a remarkably good deal and that I didn’t really know what to do with. I finally wandered into a Teopia for the first time on the weekend to use it. Entering new tea stores is so overwhelming!

I asked for some popular blends and most didn’t really jump out at me, but this seemed interesting. The title ingredients are pretty unusual and I’ve been on a fresh fig kick lately, so I went for it. I couldn’t tell what I should expect as it just smelled pretty unabashedly sweet. And, the taste pretty much follows suit. I can taste the sencha base, though, which is nice. It did come out a touch bitter at 3 minutes, so I wouldn’t go that long next time. Apart from that, I mostly just get sweet and unexpected flavours. I don’t think I can identify any fig in there, nor the earthiness mentioned in the description. I guess the “cactus” is the lead here, but I don’t know what cactus is supposed to taste like. It does taste like a cactus candy I had a few weeks ago, though. That’s all I’ve got to go on.

Not bad, would probably be great iced.

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27 tasting notes

Am I the only person on Steepster who just adores this tea? I grew up drinking gunpowder green tea from our local Asian supermarket and earl gray. To me, this was tea. I was unaware that there was a whole world of flavored teas out there. When I did finally discover flavored green teas, they were either overbearingly sweet or too tart for my tastes. Not this one. This one is delicate on the palate. I love the hint of sweetness from the fig chunks (my bag has quite a few) but depending on how many pieces you put in your cup, the taste slightly changes. Sometimes it’s more green tea, sometimes it’s more fruity, and I’m not complaining. If I’m not really in the mood for something so sweet, I scoop out some tea without big chunks, and this makes those times when I am in the mood for fruity sweetness all the better. This tea is fantastic iced! I tend to prefer it as such over freshly brewed and hot.
My one complaint about this tea would be the size of the fruit pieces. Some are remarkably huge while others are tiny. A more uniform blend would be more suitable for me, like the Green Seduction from DavidsTea (absolutely love that tea!)

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Cook420

I couldn’t agree with you more!!! Green Seduction is amazing but doesn’t have that sweet taste I’m craving in my green tea. Although, toss some rock sugar & its to die for.

My heart slighty broke seeing only a few actually enjoy this tea! Maybe thats why its being discontinued? :(

Cook420

Oh p.s. steep it for only 1 min & you get a really delicate smooth tea.

femocakes

NO WAY! Oh my gosh, that means I’m going to have to stock up! This is the second teaopia tea teavana has discontinued that is on my list of absolute favourites! Not cool, Teavana!!

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31 tasting notes

Yawn. Teaopia often has this as one of their sample teas, and I can’t imagine why. It’s bland. I’m not getting anything like the delightful sweetness of Pomegranate Green. It is wholly unremarkable. Pass!

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 15 sec
Cofftea

Not sure why they call it cactus since it’s not listed in the ingredients, but I love aloe vera.

Skittlefox

Does aloe have a distinctive taste? I know it’s great for you at least!

Cofftea

I’m not sure… because I’m not sure what I’m looking for lol.

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Hmmm. Certainly was not a fan my first try or two. However, drank this with a spot of rock sugar when I was home with a cold, and suddenly the previously off putting aloe vera was wonderfully medicinal and soothing.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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52 tasting notes

I bought the remnants of this from Teaopia while visiting a store just before it became Teavana; it was very much a ‘well, why not’ purchase, and I haven’t been disappointed with it.

It is, like others have said, a very typical, sweet green tea. I think I may have steeped this just a bit too long because there’s a slight bitter undertone, but other than that, I’m happy with it. It’s not something I’m heartbroken over never being able to have again once I run out of the 50g I bought, but it is a nice green blend for those who like sweet teas.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 15 sec

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145 tasting notes

Well the scent is very nice, both of the dry leaves and the steeped tea. It smells fruity. But the taste is very different. Hmmm, first I thought, very sweet… then pow something kind of bitter and dull and vegetal emerges! I’ve never eaten cactus, but this tea does somehow make me think of one. At least this is certainly something I’ve never tasted before. Very strange but not something I would buy again. Maybe for summer though.
Okay… I just poured a second cup and this time put agave in it. It’s much better! The weird bitterness is gone and it’s transformed into a nice sort of melony taste. Maybe there is hope for this tea after all.

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42 tasting notes

I usually only like plain green teas, but this one surprised me. A very interesting, unique and fresh flavor. I recommend a squirt of agave. Not something I’d have all the time, but it’s nice for a change.

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8 tasting notes

i think i totally have a crush on this tea le sigh

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I like this one – it’s fruity and fresh with a slight bit of tangyness to the flavour. I can distinctly taste the fig too which is great though I’m not sure where the cactus part is supposed to come in. I’m just glad it doesn’t have spines. ;)

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
gmathis

I guess it’s just supposed to taste pointy? ;)

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