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drank Honeycomb Chai by DAVIDsTEA
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This one gets terrible reviews, so I didn’t have high expectations. It tastes overwhelmingly like licorice root, which is a flavor I usually enjoy, but not as much in this context. The next flavor I taste is ginger. It has a lot of natural sweetness. It’s not a very hearty chai, more like an herbal bagged spiced tea. Its flavor is sort of weird and not entirely pleasant. I’ve tried mixing it with other teas, but it still shows up too strongly for my preference.

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drank Limoncello by The NecessiTeas
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This flavor is really fresh and zingy. It’s tart, but not too tart. Everything combines into a perfect, desserty lemon flavor. I really enjoy this one cold. I would totally order this again.

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drank Cherry Crisp Honeybush by 52teas
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This has a familiar flavor from another 52teas blend I remember enjoying, though I don’t remember which. I really don’t taste any cherry or fruitiness, but I get a nice sort of baked spice flavor. Really the strongest flavor I taste is the honeybush base, which I enjoy, but I wish the flavoring were stronger.

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This flavor is quite mild. I feel like I taste licorice, green tea, and something that’s maybe like raw carrots. There’s nothing cakey or spiced enough for me. I love carrot cake teas, but this unfortunately isn’t the best.

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Grabbed from a TTB. The black tea had decent depth, but I’m not a fan of the inclusion of puerh here because I don’t personally love that fishy profile, and the flavor is pretty strong. It’s not strong enough to make me stop drinking, but I certainly wouldn’t choose to have it again.

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This is pretty typical of many apple spice tea bags. It’s a familiar flavor, but not an exciting one for me. There’s a bit of a weird flavor outside the apple, cinnamon and other spices. I drink this warm, sometimes with milk and sometimes without, but it’s sort of a strange one.

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I mostly just taste lemon rind, with nothing really indicating any sort of baked flavor. It’s a really pleasant lemon tea, but I’ve had lemon teas that also manage to taste like baked goods, and that’s so lovely when you find that. I enjoyed this more sweetened with milk, but it really is just a (very good) lemon black tea.

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drank Pumpkin Earl Grey by DAVIDsTEA
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This is better than I expected it to be. It’s a great mix of pumpkin spice and Earl grey, which are two of my favorite flavor profiles already. I clearly taste the pumpkin, the spice, and the EG. It’s super tasty with milk. I’m glad I have a whole 2 oz bag of this one because I’ve had it a few times, and I don’t think I’ll get tired of it. I would have never guessed it, but these flavors go together perfectly!

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I had this sweetened with milk, which I’m pretty sure isn’t how it was meant to be enjoyed. I keep automatically adding milk to teas no matter the type by accident. It was unlike other teas I’ve had though. It’s hard to describe. It was a pleasant plant-like flavor. Grabbed from a TTB, so I don’t know much about this one.

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drank Pumpkin Pie by St. James Tearoom
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The flavor of this one is like a caramelized pumpkin, and it’s really nice! I can’t taste the black base too much, but I love the added flavors here. The pumpkin and spices are both lovely. It was great sweetened with some milk.

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I’m an event planner who always has multiple mugs of tea beside me. Hobbies other than tea include board games, video games, cooking international dishes, science fiction, hiking, jigsaw puzzles, tap dancing, reading, listening to podcasts, and playing with my troublesome kitties.

Favorite flavors: dessert flavors, nutty, melon, mint, strawberry, anything rooibos-related.

Don’t prefer: Smoky, rosemary, savory flavors, floral (other than lavender), plain tea.

I always drink flavored tea, and preferably caffeine-free or black. I’ll try just about anything though! Let me know if you’re interested in a swap!

My ratings are kind of meaningless, but basically
90-100 pretty perfect
80-89 really good
70-79 good, but not the best
60-69 okay, but probably not for me
1-59 varying degrees of dislike



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