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drank Chai Spice by Stash Tea
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Made myself a big pot/double strength to drink as an iced latte throughout my lazy Sunday.

Flavors: Cardamom, Cinnamon, Clove, Ginger

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Needed a mid-afternoon pick me up and haven’t had this in a while.

No one else mentions this but as delicious as the tea smells when brewing the dry tea bag smells grungy and murky to me and is off-putting

Taste is simplistic, I’m not picking up the nuances I have come to expect from black tea but there is decent sweet vanilla flavor at the forefront rounded out by an edge of cinnamon at the end of the sip.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Vanilla

200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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Bought this on impulse at Target this weekend as a house-warming gift to myself. Just tried it at work after lunch.

First impression: bag smells great, tropical and can’t detect the jasmine.

As it brews: was surprised at how long the water was clear, its a very yellow green tea.
Also what are the white dots floating in the tea bag?? – not natural looking!

Tasting: Orange is main note I am getting with sweetness being lent from the passionfruit flavor (barely detectable). I get a slightly floral aftertaste but nothing distinctly jasmine. I’m not getting much green tea taste, its tastes like water infused with orange, passionfruit and jasmine as opposed to a green tea with these ingredients.

Overall pleasant experience especially the aroma. I only steeped for 2:15 min. because I read the reviews and some said it gets bitter, may experience with temps/times for this one or try it iced. I had low expectations so I can dig this.

Flavors: Flowers, Orange, Orange Zest, Passion Fruit, Tropical

195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 15 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Passion by Tazo
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BACKLOG: Made this on Mother’s day weekend as a lightly sweetened ice tea for my mom and brother during a break from yard work. I enjoyed the tart flavor but it was acidic enough that it gave me instant heartburn. Both my mom and bro added additional sweetener to theirs (agave).

Flavors: Cinnamon, Herbaceous, Hibiscus, Tart


I used to mix this with orange juice, and then it tastes like guava juice to me!

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drank Green Ginger by Tazo
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Reallllllly confused about the pear… love the lemongrass. ehhhhhh

Flavors: Ginger, Lemongrass, Pear, Vegetables

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drank Organic Green Tea by Bigelow
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BACKLOG: Made this in my starbucks teapot yesterday as a got-most-of-the-stuff-moved-into-our-new-house-lets-relax-now treat. It was delicious albeit somewhat weak despite using two bags and not a full pot of water. I remember buying a big box of 4packs of this in 2013 to drink at work and enjoying it regularly. I think I just found the last 4 pack. Nothing distinctly remarkable but not bad.

Flavors: Earth, Vegetal

205 °F / 96 °C

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drank Earl Grey by Stash Tea
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I couldn’t drink this today. I straight up poured it out after trying to tolerate it for 3 sips. It was just blechhhhh. Black tea was flat and acidic while the bergamot was off-putting for some reason. I think this tea is immature. It has no nuances, I feel like it bit me.

Is the phenomenon typical with bagged greys? I’ve enjoyed this before (and its way better than Bigelows (IMHO) but def NOT today.

180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 30 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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This morning I was busy at work and didn’t get to sipping this until it was colder than I would have liked. Seemed more watery and I couldn’t taste the green tea as much this morning. TGIF! I FINALLY MOVE INTO MY NEW APARTMENT THIS AFTERNOON AND WILL BE ABLE TO BIKE TO WORK IN 5 MINUTES.

Flavors: Bread, Earth

200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 45 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

Congrats on the new apartment!

Haley Dee

Thanks!!!! :D

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Four ingredients: cinnamon, cloves, ginger, rooibos

You can taste everything but the rooibos and the liquor is very thin. I like this as an easy afternoon cup at work but it seems overly simple for a chai

Flavors: Cinnamon, Clove, Ginger

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Drank this plain again this morning for my first cup. It’s very good and pleasantly surprising almost every time.

205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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Hello!! I’m so happy I found this site!!

I’m Haley and here are three random things about me:
-I took Ancient Greek in college, i’m generally fascinated by words, language and translation

-I bike to work everyday and love physical fitness

-I’m a stony hippie

I’ve recently become obsessed with tea after moving back to my rainy Northwest hometown after a two year stint in the dirty south with my boyfriend.

In the South, I drank exclusively unsweet iced tea. It was survival.

For the past few months I’ve delved back into the world of hot teas and I have so much more exploring to do. I am ashamed that I haven’t tried more loose leaf tea and intend to try anything I can get my hands on! I would love to swap!!

When I’m drinking tea you can expect that it has a small amount of honey in it or nothing at all.

I rarely use dairy but may pour a splash of almond or coconut milk in a chai or dessert tea.

Favorite flavors: cinnamon, vanilla, ginger, peppery, spicy, chai, holiday/fall flavors, grapefruit, citrus, lemongrass, matcha

Can’t stand: star anise, fennel, licorice, overpowering mint, red fruit teas served hot

Want to try/ haven’t found a good one: the green that makes my heart beat faster, chocolate, grapefruit, coconut, berry/fruit, your favorite earl grey, your favorite chocolate

I drink mostly hot green and black tea, have a strange relationship with rooibos and have only tried white tea iced.

<3 Tell me about yourself and your favorite tea!

Updated May 2015


Northwest, USA

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