136 Tasting Notes

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drank Blueberry Bliss Rooibos by Teavana
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This is a fairly tart tea with a distinctive flavor of blueberries (second ingredient). It can be a little bit flat unless you add a wedge of organic lemon (generally a sweeter lemon flavor) which really picks up and enhances the flavor. Enjoyable, light tea for daytime.

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drank Opus Rouge Rooibos by Teavana
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This is a rich-flavored, almost thick fruity tea. What I like about it is the wine-like body and the strong flavor of grapes (grapes are the first ingredient). Tartness is added by the use of Hibiscus flowers as the second ingredient; but it works. Most Teavana teas have far too much Hibiscus but this one has a nice balance. Very rich berry flavors. I think they could’ve left out the Stevia leaves, the tea would be sweet enough.

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Teavana describes this tea as having a “robust cacao” flavor. The envelope that I purchased definitely did NOT have a robust flavor of cacao or chocolate; what I could taste is mate. I will give them credit for having oolong tea as the first ingredient; however, the description far exceeded the product. I did not find this tea to be anymore enjoyable than a plain oolong, and possibly not as enjoyable. Not horrible, just not great.

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drank Wild Orange Blossom by Teavana
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Although orange flavoring is well down the list of ingredients, I like this tea. It has nice, citrusy and bright flavor. A little bit of German rock sugar adds some sweetness. I just happened to try this tea in the Mall of America store a couple of years ago and liked it. Of course, I was sold a too-large canister of German rock sugar, which I am still using. But this tea is one that I will order again.

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drank Dragonwell by Teavana
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Smooth and mellow, with a gorgeous green tea flavor and nutty overtones. This is a terrific green tea for breakfast just by itself. A slice of organic lemon brightens the flavor but it isn’t necessary. My favorite green so far.

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drank Pomegranate Green by Teavana
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My second favorite fruit-flavored green tea from Teavana. Green tea is the first ingredient on the list; unfortunately cranberries are ahead of pomegranate flavors, as well as sunflower oil as a part of the cranberries. I find that to be an odd ingredient in a fruit-flavored tea, but still, this tea does taste good. Especially with an organic lemon wedge to brighten up the flavors. I have ordered it online more than once and continue to like the taste.

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drank Strawberry Cream by Teavana
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On first taste, this tea clearly tastes of hibiscus, not strawberries. Hibiscus is the first ingredient and white tea is the third; I find that this is a somewhat tart cup for it to be called “Strawberry Cream.” It IS a decent hibiscus tea, but there is the lingering “cream” aftertaste that just tastes artificial. At first I liked this tea, but as I’ve consumed my 2 ounce envelope, I just don’t think I’ll order it again. I found that an organic lemon wedge helps the flavor; yes it makes it more sour, but I think it also makes it better.

I see a common theme in reviews of Teas from Teavana; too much fruit, way too much hibiscus, not nearly enough tea. I agree. I am becoming much pickier in the teas I drink and I am really noticing the lack of tea leaves.

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drank Champagne Sangria Punch by Teavana
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I was inthe Mall of America Teavana store and thought this sounded interesting, so I asked to smell the tea. The aroma was great as was the descriptive name. However, when brewed it tasted heavy like a sweeter red wine. I guess that’s where the “Sangria” part of the name comes from. There were citrus notes too, but I didn’t detect anything that could lend itself to the “Champagne” part of the name. You cannot re-brew these leaves, the tea is astonishingly weak when you do. And when I took a good look at the tea I discovered there really wasn’t very much black tea in it.

I have to differ from the directions that you put in 1 tsp of tea per cup. With a tea mug that is only 8-10 ounces, I need to put in 2 tsp for black or a plain green tea but 3 for some of the fruit-laden teas. I was told by a sales person at the MOA store that they recommend 2 tsp for a smaller tea mug. That makes this tea more expensive than what the flavor is worth. I won’t buy this again.

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drank Zingiber Ginger Coconut by Teavana
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I absolutely love this tea! It will warm you up on a cold night, or a cold day (it’s below 0F where I live today, so I’m drinking a lot of tea)!

This tea has intense yet mellow flavors of coconut and ginger, with a touch of cardamom and black pepper. This is a very complex blend and satisfying cup after cup. It’s good plain or with vanilla flavored almond milk. Don’t change a thing, Teavana!

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I bought this tea at the Mall of America Teavana store when I went in to get more Earl Grey Creme. The fragrance of the tea was very nice, so I decided to try a couple ounces. You can taste tropical fruit (sweet), some rose, and a hint of champagne bubble. But quite honestly, I could not taste oolong tea. I think they put too much sweet fruit in this tea as it is just too sweet for me. And they really need to bump up the amount of oolong; I took a good look at the dried tea that I had and did not see very much actual tea in the bag. An unfortunate disappointment. I won’t buy again.

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