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drank Lemon Meringue by Tea 72
62 tasting notes

I’ve tried several flavors from Tea 72 in the past and happened across a couple boxes I never got to. The company are (or were) supposed to create flavors that were to be ‘dessert teas’. Unfortunately, I’ve yet to find one that really tastes like a dessert and the majority are an extremely weak tea, at best. I’m a fan of green teas and their subtlety, but Tea 72 puts out a tea so subtle it’s almost non-existent.

The Lemon Meringue offering does has a nice aroma and even brewed that aroma carries, it just stops once you taste it. There is a bit of the hints of lemon and grassy flavoring I expected and when sugar (substitute) and milk are added it does draw some of these flavors out a bit more. Still, it falls flat and doesn’t live up to that dessert tea I was dreaming of.

As with other offerings from Tea 72, I needed to double up the tea (2 tea bags) per cup of water and brew it beyond the recommended time. Sadly, this is another tea in my cupboard I won’t be sorry to see go. I really wanted to like it.

Flavors: Bitter, Grass, Lemon, Lemongrass

Boiling 6 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Banana Rum by Tea 72
62 tasting notes

Banana rum tea sounds fantastic doesn’t it? If you buy this tea you will still be wondering just how wonderful it could taste.

I started as per the instructions and I could not detect any flavor. I added a second bag and steeped far longer than recommended. The end result was a warm, slightly bitter cup of warm water. I added a scoop of sugar (substitute) and now I have warmly sugared, still bitter water.

I cannot give any thumbs up to this tea and, if anything, would give it a slight thumbs down due to only flavor I could pull from the tea, was a bitter green tea due to over-steeping. I won’t bother to waste my time seeing if this will taste better cold as there is no flavor to begin with. If I want cold water, I’ll stick to my water cooler.

Save your money and time and avoid this one.

Flavors: Bitter

Boiling 8 min or more 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

Sad. I feel like this could be quite tasty.


Kittenna, I intend to keep an eye out if another brand makes a similar offering as I agree this sounds like it could be a tasty tea.

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drank Vanilla Blueberry by Tea 72
1498 tasting notes

So many teas to backlog, so many to add on Steepster.

After being spoiled by the natural teas I have, I decided to spoil myself even further and see how well a Tie Guan Yin does with flavoring. I got this two weeks earlier for a convenience tea, and figured that the blueberry and vanilla would pair well with a Tie Guan Yin’s florals. I was right, they did, and the dessert tea turned out nicely. It’s on the lighter and greener side which is more than welcomed. This tea is also difficult to over brew.

Thank heavens I served this to my TE Class instead of my other teas. This was a definite hit, and people tended to prefer it with a dash of honey. I’d prefer a little bit of sugar or some on it’s own straight (the sachets are 2 grams each), but it does nicely almost anyway. It does take a while to brew, however.

If you need a convenient dessert tea or fruity oolong, this might be a good bet. The only things preventing me from putting the rating at a 80 is the price-it’s cheaper to get online than it is to get from the local store if that store even carries it. The strength of the leaves only bothered me a little bit since I like to have some teas only twice instead of power-housing them. I definitely recommend a try, and this is something for newer drinkers getting into tea though it might please a few veterans, or otherwise bore them.

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