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drank Apple Pie à la Mode by Teavana
520 tasting notes

Not going to rate this one, as I’m not sure how old my sample is. I’m getting a weak apple flavor and a bit of cinnamon, but mostly the rooibos base coming through. Apple seems to be a hard flavor to get right in tea for some reason!

Flavors: Apple, Cinnamon, Rooibos

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank Strawberry Paraiso by Teavana
59 tasting notes

I am generally a big fan of strawberry teas so I picked up 50 g of this to try from my local Teavana before it closed. I’m glad I only got 50 g because I wasn’t a big fan. I found this tea to be too tart. All I really tasted was tartness. There wasn’t much of a strawberry or any other flavour. I wouldn’t repurchase this one.

Flavors: Tart

Preparation
Iced 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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drank Tiramisu by Teavana
6 tasting notes

Wasn’t expecting to like this much, since I am not a big fan of tiramisu dessert. I was actually pleasantly surprised! Nice light chocolate flavor with a distinct coffee tinge that is not overpowering. Decided to re-steep again and still had decent flavor on second try (although I don’t typically need a strongly brewed tea in the first place to enjoy). Happy to say this will be a new nighttime dessert swap-out favorite.

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Tried cold steeping this into iced tea yesterday. It was alright, might be better with higher quantity of tea. I’m not a big mint fan, so chalk it up to that, but I just can’t seem to get behind this tea. May try with lemonade or mix into a cocktail.

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drank Pi Lo Chun by Teavana
59 tasting notes

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Another one of Teavana’s popular blends with appeal I just don’t quite understand.

This was vaguely citrusy. It wasn’t a sweet citrus note. It was a mild orange note. I’d liken the flavor to that of an orange that’s been plucked from the tree too soon. Apart from that, there was a random berry note that I couldn’t quite place.

It wasn’t anything to write home about, but it was more palatable than Pineapple Berry Blue.

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I really don’t understand the appeal of this tea. I’m glad I didn’t care for it since Teavana’s closed up shop.

I didn’t get any distinct pineapple or blueberry flavors. I got primarily hibiscus, red rooibos (ICK!), and a very nondescript berry note. I drank one glass over ice and won’t be steeping another.

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I absolutely love this tea! By far my favorite from Teavana. So sad it is shutting down. If anyone has any they don’t want, I’ll gladly obtain it!

Flavors: Lavender, Rose

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Youthberry by Teavana
616 tasting notes

Only have about 10g left. It’s better cold then hot. Steep it too little and there isn’t enough flavor, steep too long and you get a slight bitterness from the white tea. The smell is great but overall a little too light for my taste.

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I am definitely getting a light blueberry flavor but there is something I don’t like in this tea and I am thinking it’s the beet. I didn’t like Just beet it by Davidstea either and that was my first time trying beet in tea. So I am going to blame it on the beets.

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I scored a big bag at 75% off when Teavana closed it’s doors. Glad I did. I plan to compare side by side to Harney & Sons GM.
This is malty, smooth, and sweet with cocoa notes and a dry finish. Delicious.

Flavors: Cocoa, Malt, Sweet

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec
ashmanra

I did a side by side a few eyars back of those two. I preferred Harney to this one. It will be interesting to see your opinion! Have you tried either of Teavivre’s GM’s?

Jlvintagelove

I will let you know! I haven’t made a purchase from Teavivre yet but plan to.

Jlvintagelove

I just made 1st Teavivre order- did not include the GM but if I like what I chose then I will add that one on next time…I still have a lot of GM to sip down!

ashmanra

Excellent! I have never been disappointed by Teavivre and I have given a lot of it for gifts and other people seem to like it, too. I hooe you love everything you ordered! I will be doing a side by side comparison of two of their teas that I haven’t tried yet as soon as my order gets here.

Jlvintagelove

I got reign it in a little… gah, I want to try so many =P

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This is by far my favorite matcha tea from any Tea Store ever. Wish I bought more before Teavana closed

Preparation
0 min, 15 sec

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drank Peach Tranquility by Teavana
1386 tasting notes

Before Teavana shut down their online store I bought a bunch of this. The BF is a fan of all things peach, and I like that flavor pretty well, too.

I think next time I may use a bit more of the mix. Generally these sorts of blends taste better to me “overleafed.” Doing the math, I actually underleafed from the directions in retrospect. I don’t usually make more than just enough for me, and since I made enough for the BF too I got confused.

This definitely has a predominant peach aroma and flavor and is plenty sweet even without doubling. Fortunately, the pineapple doesn’t drown out the peach. The citrus note is just enough of an accent not to detract from the rest. It seems to serve the purpose that the tarragon serves in Refresh — it keeps the dominant flavors from being too too.

There’s a slight sour/bitter undertone that comes through in the finish and that may be the chamomile, but I think overleafing may result in this being lessened or removed. We’ll see next time.

The peach is fine — it tastes natural. The color is a little strange — it’s a light golden yellow, which I didn’t expect for some reason.

Flavors: Citrus, Peach, Sour, Tart

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec 4 tsp 25 OZ / 750 ML

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This is a nice tea. The leaves almost look like pine needles. They’re straight a green. The liquor is a light gold color when brewed. It smells like seaweed chips, like sea air. It has a bit of a salty taste. It has qualities that are typical of a green tea astringent, grassy, plant-like, vegetal, herbaceous. It’s smooth and light and flavor. To me, it doesn’t taste bitter when brewed properly.

Flavors: Asparagus, Astringent, Grass, Green, Hay, Herbaceous, Kale, Lettuce, Plant Stems, Plants, Seaweed, Smoked, Spices, Spinach, Straw, Vegetal

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The leaves are small little and tight before brewing. They’re a nice bright green as well. They look almost like pine needles. It’s amazing how they unfurl to almost a full leaf and look almost brown when brewed. The liquid is a golden yellow color. It smells very floral. Almost like a chamomile. It tastes floral, astringent, it has a vegetal note as well, like grass. It has a mild nutty flavor.

Flavors: Astringent, Floral, Flowers, Nutty

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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drank Gyokuro Imperial by Teavana
616 tasting notes

Grassy. Not a hard in your face grassy or a this is bitter but I still like it grassy. It has a slightly sweet (Japanese sweet not American sweet) shade to it.

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Never thought I would see them try to make a sea salt caramel into a tea. Then again it seems like Teavana will try anything. Well from the very first smell I thought it would be a hit. Wafts of chocolate and cream first hit you when you open your tin. I honestly didn’t notice much of a smell as it was steeping and the wet smell is just.. there. Honestly, the flavor isn’t bad but the liquid is not fun to look at. Like hmm… what is all that floating in my cuppa?

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If ratings were based off of smell and taste this tea would lose most of its points. It smells, so weird. The liquid isn’t very pretty to look at either. As far flavor goes, it definitely lives up to it’s name with hints of coconut and spices and an interesting after taste with a ginger zip. But it’s not one I would go out of my way to buy. Surprisingly the rooibos isn’t as strong as I thought it would be. Just not my digg.

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This is one of my favorite blends of Teavana teas. I got a huge bag of it for $6 at a store closing sale, and my life will never be the same! It’s the most delightful floral and fruity blend, without being too much of either. I’m going to be super sad when I finish this bag.

Flavors: Citrus, Floral, Fruity, Jasmine

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp

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drank strawberry daiquiri by Teavana
4 tasting notes

Teavana’s Strawberry Daiquiri Herbal Tea is light-bodied and sweet. It is predominantly strawberry with a tinge of tart lemongrass and a faint boozy aftertaste. It goes over better chilled than hot, but it’s still nothing remarkable.

Flavors: Alcohol, Lemongrass, Strawberry

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank My Morning Mate by Teavana
863 tasting notes

It feels like I’ll never get through my stash of this! I’ve had it for years and go through periods of ignoring and rediscovering. The flavors seem a little lighter at this point, not quite as rich as I recall even tho I over leafed in an effort to work through the tin. I’m under the impression that it is light on caffeine as well, which is why I sometimes ignore it. It looks like it is a mix of black tea, mate and rooibos, but the rooibos doesn’t overpower.
Someone pointed out to me that the flavors were similar to Tevana’s Tiramisu Treviso, a rooibos blend that I loved, which is likely why I have kept it around for so long. It still has a deep feel of chocolate with a touch of coffee in it, a nuttiness too. It’s very nice with a bit of cream. It was never one of my top favorites from Tevana, but it has been consistently good with flavors that don’t seem like an over the top cluster like many of their other blends. I’ve enjoyed it a lot over the years, but am ready to move past it.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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I had made this hot & iced.

Hot—it’s similar to a hot cup of kool-aid.

Iced—All of the lemongrass. I’m not a fan of lemongrass, so this one doesn’t stick out for me.

Flavors: Lemongrass

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