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100
drank Dark Chocolate by Teeccino
681 tasting notes

Ughhhhh, so yummy! It smells like chocolate-covered raisins. Reminds me of going to the candy store as a kid. Slightly bitter, black coffee note on the sip, which transitions seamlessly into a very mellow, very genuine chocolate flavor, just like hot cocoa without the sugar. Stands up well to milk. I love this stuff.

Flavors: Cocoa, Coffee, Dark Chocolate, Sweet

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drank Lion's Mane Rhodiola by Teeccino
681 tasting notes

Definitely need to watch this close and be careful not to oversteep it. The rose can become overpowering VERY quickly. But when it’s steeped right, it’s very tasty, especially with some milk. Does NOT need sweetener.
Notes: Perfumey, floral, sweet, roasted, nutty, and woodsy.
There are supposed to be a whole bunch of health benefits from consuming Lion’s Mane mushrooms, so there’s that, too.

Flavors: Dates, Fig, Floral, Nutty, Perfume, Roasted, Roasted Barley, Rose, Sweet, Wet wood

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100
drank Maca Chocolate by Teeccino
681 tasting notes

Completely in love. Just like hot chocolate, without all the sugar. Delicious with a splash of 1% dairy milk. I don’t know how Teeccino does it, but they are magical.

Flavors: Chocolate

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66

I smell something faintly and pleasantly floral in the liquor. I’m thinking it’s the astragalus.
Dominant flavor notes in the sip are earth and roasted nuts/ barley.
It’s not too sweet, despite the figs and dates, which is fine with me.
I added a bit of milk to it.
I taste maple very slightly in the aftertaste.
It’s kind of a delicate cuppa, and not overly flavorful.
I don’t think I’d buy it again, but it’s definitely drinkable.

Flavors: Earth, Maple, Mushrooms, Nuts, Roasted, Roasted Barley, Toasty

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95

These are a little kooky, perhaps…. herbal/ mushroom tea that tastes like coffee?
When I tore open the packet, I inhaled the dry leaf and got a whiff of cinnamon, but there was an earthy, umami quality to it that reminded me of tomato sauce, almost. Is that weird?
It steeped a delicious orangey-red color, and I got notes of cinnamon, earth, and herbal bitters. It DOES taste a lot like cinnamon coffee, and it holds up to milk quite well. People who like pu-erh would enjoy this one as a caffeine-free option.

Flavors: Bitter, Cinnamon, Coffee, Earth, Mushrooms, Sweet, Wet Earth

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
gmathis

Interesting!

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66
drank Hazelnut by Teeccino
6 tasting notes

So if you really like coffee, this is a tea for you! That said, it may not taste like the best coffee — once I brewed mine up and added a bit of cream and sweetener, it tasted exactly like the cappuccinos from the cappuccino machine in my junior high cafeteria. That worked for me, but it may or may not work for you. Pulled this out of a Sipsby box.

Flavors: Coffee, Hazelnut

Preparation
3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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40
drank Dandelion Turmeric by Teeccino
681 tasting notes

Didn’t care for this one at all. It tasted like hot sweet spice water. I barely tasted the base.
This one and the Red Chai blend were my least favorites in the whole sampler pack.

Flavors: Spices, Sweet

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75
drank Dandelion Coconut by Teeccino
681 tasting notes

In this sampler pack, this one was fair-to-middling. It’s good if you like coconut, and the coconut flavor works well with the roasted dandelion and chicory base, because toasted coconut is a thing. Not as good as the Caramel Nut and Dark Roast blends, and not something I’d be in the mood for every day… but again, as with the Mocha Mint blend, I’m not unhappy that I got to try it.

Flavors: Coconut, Dandelion, Nutty, Roasted

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60
drank Dandelion Red Chai by Teeccino
681 tasting notes

Meh.
Tastes like a standard rooibos chai. Nothing special. Drinkable, certainly, but not really memorable. Kind of reminds me of the Oregon Chai Rooibos blend.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Clove, Dates, Ginger, Nutty, Rooibos, Spicy, Sweet

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100
drank Dandelion Dark Roast by Teeccino
681 tasting notes

Absolute perfection for anyone looking to reduce or eliminate coffee from their diet! Will definitely be purchasing a whole box of this flavor. The experience is a lot like having coffee. It smells like freshly-brewed drip coffee and has a similar mouthfeel. Has the roasted bean-y bite that you want in a cup of black coffee, but no caffeine and no acidity. I personally did not add any milk or sweetener to it, but you totally could if you want to and the brew would hold up to it like coffee.

Flavors: Coffee, Dark Bittersweet, Nutty, Roasted, Toasty

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100

Discovering Teeccino has been one of the best parts of 2020 for me. Simple pleasures like a warm cuppa are sometimes what carries me through the week. I’ve raved about this particular blend/ flavor on here before, but I just wanted to add that this is an excellent autumn drink. I want to experiment with making it as a latte.

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100

Easily my favorite from the dandelion blend sampler pack I got. Just so, so, so good. The sweetness/ burnt sugar notes from the caramel complements the burnt, roasted note from the dandelion root, and the extra nutty flavoring enhances everything as well. Smells heavenly and feels like having a second cup of coffee, but without the caffeine or the acid.

Flavors: Burnt Sugar, Caramel, Coffee, Dandelion, Nutty, Roasted, Roasted nuts, Sweet, Toasty

gmathis

You’re talking up the dandelions so much I may have to search some of this out!

teaqueen

Haha! I’ve been looking for caffeine free coffee alternatives to help manage my sleep and stress levels during quarantine. Teeccino is a pretty solid company to look into! Lots of great flavors. And they sell their products on Amazon with Prime shipping, so they’re convenient and safe.

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75
drank Dandelion Mocha Mint by Teeccino
681 tasting notes

Pretty good! Perfect, barest hint of sweetness from the dates rounds it out a little and makes up for the fact that the roasted flavor of the dandelion root and chicory doesn’t pair perfectly with mint. Wouldn’t buy a full box of just this flavor, but definitely not unhappy about having it in the sampler pack.

Flavors: Burnt, Chocolate, Dark Bittersweet, Mint, Nutty, Roasted, Toasty

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72

From the TTB
Chicory is the main thing I taste here, not a whole lot of almonds or caramel. I may have let it steep too long. It wasn’t a bad or bitter taste, just a bit overwhelming. I did look into chicory a bit and it’s good for digestion. If I see this in a store I might be tempted to purchase a box.

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76
drank Dandelion Mocha Mint by Teeccino
11312 tasting notes

Another sample from VariaTEA – didn’t get much tea in today for whatever reason but at least i got a couple of sipdowns in :)

I’m sort of off of “mint” these days. That being said, while i don’t love the aroma of this one – it’s far too minty, when you drink the tea it’s a lot less minty and much more dark chocolate with a bit of mint sort of taste. Thanks for the fun adventures in tea VariaTEA!

Final Count: 35

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75

Sipdown (640)!

This was strange to me for a couple reasons. To start, it doesn’t taste bad at all. It is a really strong flavour though that distinctly tastes like three things. Thing one? Mint. Lots of it. Thing two? Very dark roast coffee. This is kind of where this tisane loses me; I don’t loathe coffee but I definitely don’t enjoy it and this is BOLD stuff. Thing three? Dark chocolate. This is where the tisane kind of wins me back; because I LOVE the pairing of a really, really strong mint and a dark, just slightly bitter chocolate taste. It felt like drinking the most decadent, indulgent cup of dark, roasty hot cocoa with a splash of peppermint schnapps. I could really get into that if it wasn’t for that weird coffee taste.

So close to loving this, but so far. I’m just going to call it delightfully ‘ok’. That sounds fitting. Anyway, thanks for sharing VariaTEA!

Lexie Aleah

Teeccino is an herbal coffee alternative brand. They sell tea bag versions as well so that would be why it tastes like coffee.

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79
drank Teeccino by Teeccino
412 tasting notes

Kicking off some reviews of teas I got to try from the Travelling Tea Box! It doesn’t want to let me review the Adagio ones for some reason (that tea page insists I’m not logged in?) so we’ll start here.

Not coffee, but remarkably coffee-like; a bit more bitter and acidic than my usual evening non-coffee, DandyBlend, which is not a bad thing! Happy to have discovered this one

Evol Ving Ness

Just today, a friend mentioned Dandyblend. I hadn’t heard about it before,

teabird

I’m a fan! I can’t do caffeine in the evening, but sometimes want something with more body than tea and less sugar than hot chocolate – it hits that spot well. Reminds me that I should add some to the Tea Box when I send it on :) since it’s easy to find around here (Boston)

Evol Ving Ness

What an awesome thought, teabird! I will poke around to see where I can find it here, Toronto. I know we do have it.

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80
drank Almond Amaretto by Teeccino
332 tasting notes

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80
drank Almond Amaretto by Teeccino
332 tasting notes

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80
drank Almond Amaretto by Teeccino
332 tasting notes

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80
drank Almond Amaretto by Teeccino
332 tasting notes

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drank Dandelion Caramel Nut by Teeccino
1096 tasting notes

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Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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78
drank Hazelnut by Teeccino
1096 tasting notes

I’m not sure this really counts as a tea, but it is an herbal blend and it’s on Steepster so I’ll make a note of it here. To me, this tastes just like coffee. It always brews up really strong so I add some sugar and cream to tone it down. This one does have a bit of an artificial taste but all in all it’s a good cup.

I’ve really enjoyed each of the Teeccino flavors I’ve tried. I tend to keep these stocked in my pantry since I don’t drink much coffee. It’s a nice alternative.

Flavors: Artificial, Coffee

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Dandelion Caramel Nut by Teeccino
2977 tasting notes

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