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drank S'Mores by Teavana
554 tasting notes

It seems strange to me that I am the second person to review this one…

Anyways, took my last 3PS of this one and made it into a lovely latte. It was so good! I got the chocolate and the graham cracker, but not as much the marshmallow flavour. I got more of the sweetness and creaminess from the marshmallow more than anything. Glad I finished it up. I probably wouldn’t get this one again only because I think this is the only tea from Teavana that I’m really enjoying at this moment. Plus I really like the Citizen tea version right now. So I’ll stick with that one.

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drank Cherry Vanilla by Lemon Lily
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This makes me think of Cherry Vanilla coke, but without the coke under taste. I don’t know what it is about this one, but I absolutely love it. I added some milk and rock sugar because I prefer it that way. I find the sugar pulls out the cherry flavour much better. And I like the milk to just smooth it all out and bring it all together. This tea is just such a lovely blend.

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Made this as a latte earlier this afternoon. It was delicious! Oh my goodness. It was more like a hot chocolate than a tea! So yummy. Wish I had gotten more!

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The first time I made this, I honestly hated it. I liked it at the tea festival a year ago when I got it and I steeped it up here at home either Shortly after that in the spring or near the end of the year last year. I really can’t remember. I didn’t like it at all at that point. It was not my thing at all.

Today I’m trying it again, and for some reason I thought I’d try a lower water temp as maybe that’s why I hated it? Maybe I had used too hot of water? And I thought maybe it was a green tea in my head for some unknown reason?

Anyways, I did 75C water. And I like it much better, but I still don’t love it. I don’t hate it, but it’s definitely not one for me. To me it just tastes earthy and like hay almost. I was hoping for some more interesting tasting notes than that. Someone else that reviewed this tea said they taste plum or fruit notes? I wish I got that. I don’t find those flavours in there….

Maybe pu’erh teas are just not for me…. I obviously don’t have a refined enough palette for them. I’m really not sure what I’m going to do with this tea now…

mrmopar

Puerh can be as much about how it is brewed sometimes. Always rinse and most is actually better gong fu. Don’t give up yet as I think you will find one that hits the spot.

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drank Candy Cane Crush by DAVIDsTEA
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I meant to review this one the other day because I made a latte out of it and WOW! So yummy! I remember not being overly impressed with this one when I first tried it just hot. I felt like it was lacking or something, but this time it’s so delicious! It was sweet and creamy and the mint was so refreshing too! I only got the 100g tin of it (which was only about half a tin) and if I’m going to drink it as lattes, then I know I’m going to go through it pretty fast. I would get this again if for no other reason than to have it as lattes. I hope they bring it back next winter because I would absolutely get a full tin of it again.

Michelle

Its the best as a latte!

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drank Maple Matcha by DAVIDsTEA
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So, Im really not sure about this one. I had it hot today with a splash of milk, but honestly I don’t really get any maple flavour from this one. I only get that it’s slightly grassy and sweet from the sugar cane. I used 2 matcha spoons in my 10oz (or is it 12oz) cup so I didn’t expect it to be weak, but it definitely was missing something. I might end up trying it again with another scoop added

Michelle

I always use a regular PS for matcha. Only cause it’s flavoured. And I really love this one.

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I made this as an iced tea… oh yikes… This is not for me! Wow… hibiscus… and what in the world is with the liquorice root? What?! And I just can’t wrap my head around the rooibos in this either… Wow… this tea is weird. and floral… … …?
I’m sure there are people out there that would love it, but not me! I will be tossing the last bit I have of this one left. I won’t be drinking this one again. So weird. I can’t do it.

Fjellrev

Ha! This sounds like such a lost and confused blend.

TheKesser

Yeah it really is!

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drank Mango Fruit Punch by DAVIDsTEA
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I needed something very yummy and delicious tonight. I’ve had quite the last… week, but mostly 24hrs. It’s a lot to type and I’m far too tired to type it out, but I will say this. Yesterday was terrible ‘cause I was feeling guilty and my son was definitely going to have surgery, but after talking to a chiropractor today, there’s a chance that they might be able to help him and hopefully avoid surgery! He’s 2 years old btw. I don’t want him to need surgery at this age!

Anyways, this is so delicious. I added an extra scoop to this one too. I did 2 PS of this one and 1 tsp of freeze-dried strawberry pieces. It’s so delicious and it’s helping me relax and just feel better. My son is going to be okay. He’s a sweetheart and he’ll bounce back either way. I know he will.

gmathis

Sorry about the mommy stress! Hope the outlook improves significantly!

Terri HarpLady

It’s always so hard when our kids have health issues. Sending hugs your way :)

Evol Ving Ness

Thank goodness for a good cup of tea.

TheKesser

Thanks so much everyone! :)

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Got this one back in December right before baby #2 made his early entrance into the world.
The first time I had it, I didn’t care for it at all. I’m so use to Davidstea’s matchas that have the sugar in them, that this one really surprised me when it wasn’t sweet. So, today I had a thought… why not mix it with a davidstea one and see what happens!
I put one matcha spoon of this one and one of Peach matcha from davidstea. And it was really good! The pineapple was the leading flavour. I didn’t really get much peach, but the sweetness of the davidstea peach matcha did come through. So, that made me enjoy this one a lot. And I really liked that it wasn’t overly sweet like I sometimes find the davidstea flavoured ones to be. I would absolutely do this mix again. I might even mix this one with the vanilla one next to see how it turns out. Maybe even add a bit more of the davidstea one and see if it can shine a bit more.
Maybe I’m crazy, but there seems to be a few pineapple pieces that showed up? Or did I just not whisk it enough? I didn’t like that part at all. I took most of them out. I don’t like to eat my matcha. But yeah I would get this one again.And I bet it would be good in orange juice.

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drank Mint Matcha by DAVIDsTEA
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This one is minty and sweet, but not too grassy which is nice. I’ve had my small amount for quite a while so I’m trying to use it up, but I definitely don’t grab for it very often. I much prefer the vanilla and the fruity ones that they’ve had. I really hope strawberry makes a comeback because YUM!

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I’m a 30-something-year-old aspiring writer. I’ve written several short stories that I’m looking to get published someday soon.

I work as a paginator (I do page layout for our local weekly newspaper) and absolutely love it! I’m also an amateur photographer.
I’m the proud mommy of two sweet little boys! One born Feb. 3/15. He showed up 4.5 weeks early, but thankfully after a week in the hospital he’s great now. :)
The second one came just Monday evening at only 2 weeks early so he’s healthy and perfect!
Life just got so much more busy and crazy but I’m so excited.
I’m married to an absolute amazing man who “puts up” with my tea obsession.

It wasn’t until a few years after high school that I finally became interested in tea. I started with Orange Pekoe double double (milk not cream), and peppermint. Since that time, I’ve really opened up to other kinds of tea and I’ve well… I’ve kind of just went nuts since then.

I don’t drink much bagged tea anymore. It’s mostly loose leaf in my cupboard. The only except are a couple that were given to me and they sound too good!

I would have to say my favourite kinds are (in no particular order): black, herbal, white and rooibos (definitely prefer the green to red, but will drink the red too).

Green teas, pu’erh, and matcha are starting to grow on me but I’m very picky about them still. I am finding I like pu’erh tea cakes much better than loose. And with matcha I much prefer flavoured ones over straight.

I still don’t really care for mate teas but there a couple that are the exception to that.

I drink tea every single day. I absolutely love it. I can’t image my life without it.

I don’t log every time I drink a tea as I don’t want to spam everyone with tons of duplicate loggings, but I will log when I have a new tea, which happens on a regular basis and when I do a SIPDOWN! :D

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