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This is a very unique tea. I haven’t tried anything like it before. It’s very sweet with a light drying effect at the end. The scent is slightly milky, but also with something else.. I’m not sure what. The experience was pleasant overall, but very difficult to describe! It makes for a very sweet, aromatic and smooth cup of tea. Beautiful. I think I’ll enjoy the rest of this, but won’t repurchase until later on because it is awfully expensive!

Made this tea again and I love it even more.. so much that I’d adjusted my rating. One of my favorites!

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Oh I loved this tea at first sip. I thought that it smelled great.. of pure cinnamon and was nicely sweetened by itself. The flavor was something unique, spicy and uplifting. Maybe I had had too many cups.. but after a while, it just started tasting like rubber, literally. I took a break from the tea and came back.. and again, rubber. I want to be able to drink it as it was a nice sweet cup, but won’t be able to get around that flavor.

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I was really excited to try Ginger Peach Green Tea by TROT because they say that it’s one of their most popular teas. The smell of the tea is slightly peach, slightly something… gross? I can’t really describe just WHAT the smell is, but I am not fond of it. I guess I was looking for a bit more peach. The taste is actually a bit more subtle than I expected, and it is drinkable.. but for me, it’s just that. I didn’t notice anything special in the flavor.. and wouldn’t go out of my way to try this one again.

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drank MateVana by Teavana
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I had high hopes for this tea and it wasn’t that they weren’t fulfilled… it’s just that it’s much different than I expected. I think this tea has a nice, complex flavor to it… I only wish I could taste the chocolate a bit more. When I think I’m getting some chocolate, it’s more like a drowned flavor mixed with bark. The woodsy taste is part of its character, but I think it could do with a little more sweetness. The tea also leaves a bit of a drying effect in my mouth and is almost acidic on the way down. Again, it’s not bad.. but I don’t think I’ll buy this again.


I prefered My Mate by Teavana better than this one…but neither taste very chocolate-y to me. More like a roasted flavor?


Exactly! Roasted is a perfect word to describe this tea.

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drank Earl Grey Creme by Teavana
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I’m finally back in the tea business after my recovery from Golden Moon Tea’s horrid Honey Pear. I was seriously put off of tea (GASP!) for quite a while because of that disgusting brew.

Anyway, Earl Grey Creme from Teavana is delicious. It’s smooth and not overwhelming. I don’t taste much vanilla, but there is somewhat of a creamy aspect to the way it goes down. My mouth would love more of the cream element. I’m not the best at noticing the differences in Earl Greys, but this is currently my favorite. This is a pleasant cup to drink without any milk or sweetener!

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I am overly enthusiastic about my Golden Moon tea sampler and decided to try another cup. I’ve been wanting to try this Honey Pear tea for a really long time.. and it was the first Golden Moon tea that caught my eye. Well, I opened the package and I didn’t really smell pear.. it was more of an odd smell mixed with cough medicine? The actual brew smells like some kind of fruit (not really pear) and something artificial. There is also something that I can’t put my finger on.. is that the honey?
The actual taste is slightly sweet (the fruity taste) but with a bitter note. I wouldn’t say that this is necessarily pear or honey. It’s a rather odd combination and I’m not too fond of it. Every once and a while, I do taste a tiny bit of pear or a little bit of fruit… but no great honey pear combination. I’m really disappointed because I hoped to have a really flavorful and funky cup of tea. It’s funky, but not as flavorful as I’d hoped.

EDIT: A few hours later.. I started to feel sick and I think the cause was this Honey Pear. Maybe it was that I was too excited to try all of this new tea and had too much at once… but I can’t even think about this blend now without feeling sick. Yuck.

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This is the closest I’ve come to tasting vanilla in my tea. I’ve had a couple of cups a day of this stuff.. trying to get my fix! The scent is beautiful in the tin and is definitely a strong mix of red tea and vanilla.
The Rooibos and the vanilla blend so well together. This tea is smooth, truly. I don’t use any milk/sweetener and think that this makes a beautiful drink on its own. Another thing I like about this is that it isn’t a bit drying in the mouth… simply smooth and rich. Well done, Republic of Tea.

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My very first Golden Moon tea to try! This is the next victim in my (never-ending) quest to find the perfect and best vanilla tea. I loved the smell of the tea when it came out of its pouch. When it first hit water, I would say that the Jasmine overpowered, though there were slight hints of that vanilla.

While this was good, I couldn’t really taste a bunch of the vanilla. It was more like the Jasmine first and then a light.. semi-sweet finish. This is a solid, unique tea that is just enjoyable, for me. I don’t think that I’ve found my true Vanilla tea just yet, but this is an interesting treat!

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Tea (& Coffee) lover. Bookworm.

Favorite teas: Milk Oolong, Flavored blends, Dessert teas, Creamy Teas, Rooibos, Oolong, Black, Green
Dislikes: Spices, Peppery flavors, Cloves, Cardamom, Licorice, Peppermint, Cinnamon, Mate, Puerh, Chai, Ginger

My Rather Picky Ratings
90+ – Reserved for the very best! Always in the cupboard!
80-89 – Quite good! A very pleasing cup.
70-79 – Room for improvement, but not bad.
60-69 – Mediocre.
50-59 – Bad. Will not purchase.
49 & below – Depending on the more specific rating: Undrinkable. Yuck. Will not purchase.

Note: Teas in my cupboard are all of the teas that I’ve logged, regardless of their current presence in my actual cupboard. For an updated list on what teas I have available for swap, check out the swap thread and not my cupboard! Thanks!

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