Forgot that I had this one yesterday and never logged it. I bought an ounce of this because it sounded like a fantastic combo: apples, roses, pistachio. But then I started falling out of love with flavored greens in general, so I put off trying it.

The good news is that the green tea base actually works fine for me. It’s not that super low quality sencha that so many flavored greens seem to be, and it tastes ok. Not great, but ok. The bad news is that the flavoring tastes like candy. For me, not even green apple candy (which I do love), just generically fruity candy that’s really fakey. I didn’t get any rose from this, surprisingly. Toward the end, once it was cool I would occasionally get a hint of pistachio, but it was far from prevalent. Overall disappointing; I will of course try a cold brew of this one, which I suspect will bring out the rose at least.

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Agreed. I wanted to like this one but it was fakey-fakey.

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Agreed. I wanted to like this one but it was fakey-fakey.

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I am tea obsessed, with the stash to match. I tend to really enjoy green oolongs, Chinese blacks, and flavored teas with high quality bases, especially florals, bergamot-based teas, and chocolate teas.

In my free time I am a birder, baker, and music/movie/tv addict.

Here are my rating categories, FYI:
100-90: Mind-blowingly good, just right for my palate, and teas that just take me to a happy place.
89-86: I really really like these teas and will keep most of them in the permanent collection, but they’re not quite as spectacular as the top category
85-80: Pretty tasty teas that I enjoy well enough, but definitely won’t rebuy when I run out.
79-70: Teas that I would probably drink again, but only if there were no preferrable options.
69-50: Teas that I don’t really enjoy all that much and wouldn’t drink another cup of.
49 and below: Mega yuck. This tea is just disgusting to me.
Unrated: Usually I feel unqualified to rate these teas because they are types of teas that I tend to not like in general. Sometimes user error or tea brewed under poor conditions.


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