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This tastes like a pretty typical almond rooibos, but that’s the sort of thing I enjoy. Cold, the marzipan flavor comes through quite strongly. I wouldn’t necessarily seek this out, but I liked it!

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80

This was a little plain for me, so I gave it my usual chamomile treatment: milk and flavoring syrup. It’s super tasty like that! I never noticed the mint or lavender, but the chamomile was pretty nice quality!

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drank Red Rooibos by Nelson's Tea
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Not a bad straight rooibos! I don’t have a lot to say about this one except it was rooibos with no murkiness or weirdness. I wouldn’t seek it out, but I wouldn’t say no to another cup!

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81

I don’t enjoy this quite as much as the herbal version, but this was tasty too! Sometimes I could taste too much green tea. Usually though, it was a pretty tasty combination of mint and white chocolate. I like it with milk and sugar.

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63

This is quite fake tasting, but not bad cold. I taste a pretty even mix of peach and raspberry flavoring, but I would have preferred more of a fresh flavor combo.

gmathis

Kool-aid?

AJRimmer

Hmm not exactly like that, more like how you can taste the alcohol base when using imitation vanilla in a recipe if that makes sense!

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drank Spiced Pear by Nelson's Tea
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This has a flavor that almost tastes like bitter oversteeped tea, but it’s an herbal, so I wasn’t sure what that was from – maybe the chicory? I enjoy the spice combination used here, so with milk and sugar, this is tasty enough apart from the bitterness. The resteep was strong and similar to the first. I don’t taste much pear, just spices and the bitterness. I couldn’t really recommend over other spiced herbals.

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drank Turmeric Latte by Nelson's Tea
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Wow! The Clove is so strong! I love that scent though. I feel very healthy drinking this. The turmeric isn’t nearly as strong as I thought it would be. In fact, the clove definitely reigns supreme in this blend. The aftertaste is very creamy. I don’t fancy how it first hits the palate though. It is somewhat medicinal but that changes quickly. This pairs affably with my cinnamon sugar bagel.

AJRimmer

Ha I’m so glad you liked this one! It was my worst enemy.

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drank Banana Nut Bread by Nelson's Tea
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This tea smells amazing. The primary flavor is the sweet cinnamon that I see in a lot of S&V dessert blends. I don’t taste any banana or too much of anything else. It’s a tasty blend, just not as complex as I’d hoped. It was quite nice with milk, but I’ll buy S&V blends instead to get a similar, less expensive flavor profile.

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76

I don’t usually love teas with this flavor profile, but this isn’t bad! The spices and orange are all very prevalent and warming. Not a repurchase, but pleasant!

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83

This is a nice mild EG! It’s creamy and subtle, but really pleasant! I bought this for my sister, and she loved it too. We never tasted the caramel though.

ashmanra

I would be so disappointed to buy a caramel tea and not get caramel flavor!

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drank Pure Peppermint by Nelson's Tea
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I would never order myself plain peppermint, but I received this in my subscription box, so here we are. It tastes like peppermint. Cold and sweetened, it’s refreshing, but not special.

judharri

Thank you for the comments and your order! Our peppermint, lots of folks really enjoy the single origin peppermint tea. We have not identified any peppermint that is more bold and delicious than the peppermint we source. But, you definitely have to be a peppermint fan to appreciate! :) – Nelson’s Tea

judharri

Thank you for the comments and your order! Our peppermint, lots of folks really enjoy the single origin peppermint tea. We have not identified any peppermint that is more bold and delicious than the peppermint we source. But, you definitely have to be a peppermint fan to appreciate! :) – Nelson’s Tea

judharri

Thank you for the comments and your order! Our peppermint, lots of folks really enjoy the single origin peppermint tea. We have not identified any peppermint that is more bold and delicious than the peppermint we source. But, you definitely have to be a peppermint fan to appreciate! :) – Nelson’s Tea

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drank Turmeric Latte by Nelson's Tea
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Ha I don’t like this herbal matcha from my subscription box. The flavor is so strong and sharp and savory. I mixed it with milk and lots of sugar, but nothing could dilute it enough. The texture is super gritty, which isn’t fun to drink. It’s a little spicy and bitter. I just don’t understand the existence of this tea.

judharri

Thank you for the comments, we actually source our Matcha from its original location in China where it was first created. Budhist monks brought the matcha tradition to Japan from the region we source it from. The region is called Jingshan County, within the Yuhang District of Hangzhou, China. While we promote this Matcha as “Culinary”, it is actually a premium grade and in taste comparisons, we have found it to be higher quality than even some ceremonial grades. But it looks like what you drank was the Turmeric Latte and that is certainly spicy, think more Chai flavored.

Skysamurai

Had to read what you wrote after reading your comment on mine XD If I went into this one thinking it was matcha I would be mad. I would call this a clove latte over a turmeric latte due to how strong the clove is. I can definitely see how that would be a turn off

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drank Peach Dream by Nelson's Tea
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The peach is definitely a fake sort of peach, but it’s decently refreshing cold. It reminds me of the celestial seasonings peach tea I used to drink pretty often. This one is pretty straightforward. Fake peach and nothing else.

judharri

Hi AJ, thanks so much for taking the time to taste our teas. Actually, the peach flavoring is completely natural, not artificial. Peach is a difficult flavor to nail down. We searched long and hard to find the right vegan natural flavoring for our peach flavor. Most Peach flavor is fake. Ours actually is not. I hope this helps! <3

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drank Peaches & Cream by Nelson's Tea
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The artificial peach scent here is super strong and a little off-putting. The flavor is mostly that peach flavoring, along with fake cream flavor. It was just all too fake for me, and the tea underneath was a bit light.

judharri

Hi AJ, Thank you for the review. Nothing about our teas is fake, we only use natural vegan flavoring and food grade oils whenever possible. The cream you taste is our natural vegan vanilla flavoring, and the peach is a natural vegan peach flavoring. Tea flavoring is challenging, but please note that most companies use artificial flavoring, we do not. Its one of our major differentiators. Thank you for trying our teas. – Nelson’s Tea

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The coconut tastes a little off, which is a shame since this tea is only a few months old. I mostly taste coconut plus a bit of turmeric. I can tell that there are other spices, but I couldn’t say what’s there individually. This tea is all right, but really not my sort of thing. The puerh oolong base isn’t for me.

judharri

Hi AJ, Thank you for the review, the coconut is a natural vegan coconut flavoring, plus toasted coconut. You nailed it that we actually use a bit of our turmeric latte blend in this blend. It gives it a bit of a kick. If you’d send us an email, perhaps we could figure out what flavors you like and get you something you’d really enjoy. Thanks! – Nelson’s Tea

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drank PB and Jams by Nelson's Tea
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This smells remarkably like pb&j! The flavor is quite murky, but I refrigerated it and added sugar and milk, which helped. Now it sort of does taste like pb&j, mostly just the jam. Well not jam exactly, but fake fruit. And the rooibos and milk approximate the bread. And there’s a hint of peanut. This one is fun, but not perfectly executed. The second time I had this, it just tasted like murky rooibos.

judharri

Hi AJ, THere is nothing fake about our teas actually, this is a natural vegan peanut butter oil, and natural vegan strawberry flavoring. Both are the best on the market as is ever flavoring we use. – Nelson’s Tea

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drank Cherry Almond by Nelson's Tea
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This was a bit fake, but it was okay cold. I don’t know that I got cherry or almond specifically, but I tasted an alcoholish flavoring and some fake fruit. Ha it doesn’t sound like high praise, but it was all right. The second time I had this, it was mostly just plain rooibos, but I was into it as a refreshing cold tea.

judharri

Hi AJ, THank you for taking the time to write a review. Please note, thHere is nothing fake about our teas actually. this is made with freeze dried cherries, natural vegan cherry flavoring and organic Rooibos. – Nelsons Tea

judharri

Hi AJ, THank you for taking the time to write a review. Please note, thHere is nothing fake about our teas actually. this is made with freeze dried cherries, natural vegan cherry flavoring and organic Rooibos. – Nelsons Tea

judharri

Hi AJ, THank you for taking the time to write a review. Please note, thHere is nothing fake about our teas actually. this is made with freeze dried cherries, natural vegan cherry flavoring and organic Rooibos. – Nelsons Tea

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drank Lemon Mint by Nelson's Tea
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My first two cups of this were sort of murky and boring. For my third try, I underleafed and made sure to keep the steep time short. That led to a much tastier, well-balanced tea. The mint is gentle and combines pleasantly with everything else. It’s still a boring flavor profile that I wouldn’t choose if it hadn’t come in the subscription box.

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drank Chai Latte Herbal by Nelson's Tea
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For an herbal chai, this is pretty hearty. I taste some well-balanced spices. It’s all quite warming and pleasant. I think the second time I had this, I accidentally got too much allspice in the steep because it turned out a lot less balanced. I guess each cup will be a bit different with lots of whole spices in there. I’ve received this tea twice in my Nelson’s subscription, and it’s very drinkable, but not special.

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drank Strawberry Almond by Nelson's Tea
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This tastes mostly like artificial fruit flavoring. Combined with the rooibos, it wasn’t that pleasant. I get maybe some almond in the aftertaste. It was okay cold, I just wish it weren’t so sharply artificial!

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drank Butterscotch Pie by Nelson's Tea
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Hot, this was too fruity. Once this cooled, it really did taste like butterscotch! It’s cloying in just the right sort of way. I kind of can’t get over how accurate this tastes. It stays a bit fruity, but with milk and sugar, it’s such a tasty butterscotchy dessert.

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drank A&J's Rootbeer by Nelson's Tea
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This smells incredibly accurate, but the first time I had it, it mostly tasted like bark? I tasted a bit of sparkly root beer flavor, but it was drowned out by the dirt, which is so frustrating. The second time I had this, I did a shorter steep and it tasted much better. I could taste the minty freshness and only a tiny bit of dirt. I wouldn’t buy this again over the many better root beer teas, but it was refreshing cold.

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drank Watermelon Mint by Nelson's Tea
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The mint is pretty bright and clear, and the fruitiness is light and juicy. It’s like a watermelon mint candy. It makes such a refreshing cold cup of tea, and the resteep is nice too. It’s also a light blend, so my 2 oz of this made a lot of cups of tea. Just have to be careful to keep the steep short since mint can get a bit murky, and it’s extra sad when that happens with a good blend. This is probably my favorite tea from my Nelson’s subscription so far.

judharri

Hi AJ, Thank you for taking the time to write about our watermelon mint. In your reviews, it looks like mint just isn’t your jam, totally cool. Yes this is a great tea, we recommend drinking it iced, and with a splash of lemonade. Its great on those hot summer days.

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I’m drinking this cold, and somehow it doesn’t really taste like much. I get a bit of a berry flavor, and I also taste some of the bland planty base. It’s all quite weak though. Nelson’s has some decent herbal teas, but none of the caffeinated ones have worked for me.

judharri

THank you for taking the time to write your thoughts on this one. This is indeed a lighter tea, but time/temp play a big roll as you know. Do you recall how you steeped this?

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