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drank Cherry Green by Maya Tea
26 tasting notes

Found this while looking for a cherry green without rose petals, which was harder to find than I expected. I like the safflower in this; it’s less perfumey and overbearing than the rose, but still provides some balance for the cherry, which can itself be an overpowering flavor. I also like that it uses actual cherries and not just flavoring.

Flavors: Flowers, Fruity

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drank Mango Green by Maya Tea
26 tasting notes

Haven’t tried this yet, but I’m a little dubious, because when I sniff it all I can smell is safflower.

Flavors: Flowers

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drank Cinnamon Apple Black by Maya Tea
735 tasting notes

So, I’ve had this tea for a little while, I just haven’t logged it because I’ve been drinking it mostly at work.

Maya Tea seems to be a hit or miss company for me. Their prices are great, but I’m not impressed by the quality of this one. While the apple aspect is fine, the cinnamon tastes artificial and cheap. Kind of like Red Hots or Big Red gum. I understand that real cinnamon doesn’t dissolve and leaves sediment in tea, but I think it’s worth it.

I’ve been making it over ice, so I’m not sure how this will translate when I start to make it hot. But it’s not quite cool enough here for that. The only reason I chose not to recommend this tea is the cinnamon flavor. I think there are far better apple cinnamon teas out there, if that’s what you’re looking for. But don’t let this put you off of trying Maya Teas. Some of their stuff is great. Just not this one.

Flavors: Apple, Candy, Cinnamon

205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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I am using my camera phone, so pictures are coming out weird. Will use a digital camera for future pics.

Not a fan of this tea. It was too sweet and acidity. I am trying the second infusion to see how it tastes and will also try cold. Seems like it might be good after leaving it in the fridge for a while.

195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Ryan Freed

Tried the second infusion hot and it still wasn’t satisfying. Gave it another chance iced, and that will be the last time I make this tea.

I have never done more than one infusion. I read articles online, but still can’t seem to grasp it. What is the proper way to do more than one infusions?

Do you steep longer or shorter, and what temperature difference?


Hi Ryan,
It depends on the tea. With puerhs and oolongs the second infusion is often shorter but with an herbal tea like this one I’m not sure how much it matters

Ryan Freed

thanks! i will just have to experiment


what’s your experience with Prickly pear as a fruit? Maybe that’s the problem? I’ve only had prickly pear puree ( I’m a pastry Chef) and found it to be sorta vegetable-like, sweet, not too sour with a funky color if that made sense haha like beets and strawberries

Ryan Freed

that is definitely the same color…never had prickly pear fruit, that could be problem


Prickly pear martinis are good. :P

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