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  • Green Chai

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    I steeped this tea for the full time in order to help the chai flavors develop, but it made the tea taste oversteeped. Adding sugar made cut the bitterness and brought out the chai flavors more.

  • White Darjeeling

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    I followed the steeping instructions (3min at 190F), but I feel like maybe I should have steeped it less because this tea tasted very astringent. It wasn't my cup of tea, I guess.

  • Cherry Green

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    I decrease the steep time to 1.5 minutes. While this stopped the green tea from being oversteeped, it made the cherry more of an aromatic component. Overall, I didn't hate this tea, but I wouldn't buy it or go out of my way to drink it. If you like cherries, you might like this tea, but keep in mind that it is not the same flavor you get when you eat fresh cherries.

  • Rooibos Orange

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    This tea had strong taste of rooibos with some orange notes. I added some sugar and this tea suddenly tasted like ribbon candy. It had a spiced orange flavor. I can't say that I loved it, but it was okay.

  • Guizhou Twist

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    This tea had a nice leafiness to it without it being overpowering. However, it was much more astringent than I prefer my green teas to be. I also didn't really notice the fruit or floral notes.

  • Coconut Grove Pouchong

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    This tea was very fragrant with the smell of coconut. the coconut flavor was not as strong as I'd prefer.

  • Orange

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    I steeped this tea for 3 minutes at 212F. It had a very fresh orange flavor. It had a natural orange flavor, not a artificial flavor, which was nice. However, this tea is a little bitter.

  • Sencha Premier

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    This tea tastes like sencha, which I like, but it's not any better than any other sencha. DO NOT follow the steeping instructions from Adagio. Two minutes is way too long to steep this tea.

  • Ooooh Darjeeling

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    I found this tea rather mild in flavor. It also wasn't very astringent. Astringency is one of the reasons I'm not a big fan of oolong teas. I noticed a little bit of the fruit flavor they mentioned, but it was not particularly bold. Overall, I didn't find this tea any more special than any other oolong.

  • Green Rooibos Citron

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    I wasn't expecting to like this tea as I generally don't enjoy rooibos. I guess I must have never tried green rooibos before. This tea had a strong orange flavor, but with a slightly orange rind taste. It was naturally sweet, so I didn't add any sugar.

  • Pi Lo Chun

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    I like trying different varieties of green tea, but I have to say that this one was probably my least favorite so far. Hot, I really couldn't find much flavor. After allowing the tea to cool, I noticed a floral scent, but there was an astringent aftertaste that was overwhelming the flavor even though I only steeped the tea for a short time. Maybe I would like this tea better brewed at a lower temperature. I also missed a slight leafiness that is usually found in green tea.

  • Ali Shan

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    As this tea said it should be brewed in a gaiwan, and I don't own one, I put a saucer over the top of my mug. This tea had a slight leafiness to it. I wasn't really tasting the honey, but for some reason I was getting an almost cinnamon aftertaste. I also felt like it had a creaminess to it. Overall, this tea was enjoyable, but there are others I prefer more.

  • Green Rooibos

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    This tea is slightly lemony and very mild. I much prefer green rooibos to red rooibos, but I'm still not that excited by green rooibos. I drank it cold because I thought it tasted nicer that way.

  • Earl Grey Lavender

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    I generally don't like Earl grey because the flavor reminds me of Froot Loops, but I really like Earl Grey in blends. The lavender in this Earl grey helps tone down the bergamot and the floral flavor matches nicely with the citrus. This tea is jam packed with flavor, so I wouldn't recommend it for people who enjoy more subtle flavors.

  • Decaf Strawberry

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    I wanted to enjoy this tea more than I did. As iced tea, I noticed a nice strawberry flavor at the beginning, but as I continued to sip, the bitterness of the tea became more and more prominent despite the sugar. I tried added a little milk, but it didn't really work for me. I would probably enjoy this tea more if there were more strawberries.

  • Hojicha

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    I enjoy hojicha. This is exactly what hojicha should taste like: nice and toasty! This particular hojicha doesn't really have anything about it that separates it from other brands' hojicha.

  • Jade Oolong

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    This oolong has a nice flavor, but I didn't think there was enough to differentiate it from other similar oolongs.

  • Chocolate Chai

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    Yum! This tea had all the flavors of chai plus chocolate! I used my big cup, so I let the tea steep longer (about 7 minutes) to ensure that it was flavorful enough. I think some people found this tea weak in flavor, so I would recommend steeping it longer. I drank this with milk and sugar.

  • Honeybush Hazelnut

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    If you like hazelnut and honeybush tea, you'll obviously like this. I am not a fan of hazelnut. I do like honeybush tea but I don't like the nutty/woody flavor added by the hazelnut. I brewed it for recommend 212F for 5 minutes.

  • Gaucho Mate Chai

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    This tea had a great chai flavor. All the spices were strongly present.

  • Passionfruit Tango

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    Herbal teas with a lot of flavors can be hit or miss, but this one is a hit! When I opened my packet, there was a strong floral and spice scent that reminded me a bit of a really good smelling potpourri. I certainly wouldn't be mad if my house smelled like this tea!

    After steeping, this tea was a lovely reddish pink. It still had a strong fruity/floral scent. It was a little tart from the hibiscus and had a lot of fruity flavor with a bit of cinnamon. I steeped this tea for 10 minutes at 212F and I added just a tiny bit of sugar.

  • Teaster Marshmallow

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    This tea had a really sweet, marshmallowy smell to it when brewed, but I found the taste to be a little too light for me. I added a slight but of sugar to try to bring out the favors more, but I still wasn't wowed. It wasn't bad, just a bit unmemorable.

  • Ginger Peach

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    When I opened the tea I smelled ginger and peaches. I think I may have use a little too much water because after steeping, I mainly tasted black tea. I don't know if there would have been more peach and ginger flavor if I had used a smaller cup, but I don't think I'd go out of my way to drink this tea.

  • Pomegranate Green

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    While I like green tea, I found this tea to be more raspberry than pomegranate to me.

  • Rooibos Lemon Cloud

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    This tea was an interesting blend of rooibos and lemon. I am not a big fan of rooibos, so I probably wouldn't drink it again.

  • Tea-tox

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    This tea mainly had an earthy, minty flavor. I can't say that I really appreciated this tea. I generally like 'health' teas, not for and supposed benefits, but because I bizarre enjoy the more medicinal flavors of ingredients such as licorice or eucalyptus. However, this tea just didn't really stand out.

  • Chocolate

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    This tea has a strong chocolate smell when you open the package. I steeped this tea at 212F for 5 minutes as I prefer stronger tea than I get after 3 minutes of steeping. I added a spoonful of sugar and some milk and it was a creamy chocolate treat.

  • Rooibos Jasmine

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    After steeping following the directions on the packet (5 minutes at 212F) I felt like all I tasted was rooibos tea. Rooibos has a strong, woody, almost raisin taste to me, so I think it must of overpowered any floral flavors. If you want a floral rooibos tea, you might be better off just buying plain rooibos and adding your own flavoring to suit your taste.

  • White Ayurvedic Chai

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    This tea smelled absolutely lovely when I opened it. I love the flavors in chai, so I was very excited to taste this tea.

    I followed the directions to steep this tea for 5 minutes, but after the five minutes, I felt like the spice flavor was too weak, so I put my strainer back in for another 2minutes. After 7 minutes, the flavor of spice was more prominent, but the tea became a little more bitter than I prefer, so I added a dollop of honey.

    Overall, I found the tea a little mediocre. It's not bad, but there are certainly better chais out there. There's really nothing that makes it stand out.

  • Hunan Gold

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    This is a very lovely green tea. I steeped this tea for less time than recommended (1.5 minutes at 180F) as I think 2-3 minutes is way too long for green tea unless you plan to make bitter leaf juice.

    After steeping, this tea had a very mild leafy flavor without any bitterness. I enjoyed it so much I went in for a second steep (1 minute at 180F) and it was just as pleasant as the first cup.

  • Thai Chai

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    The first thing I smelled when opening my packet was coconut and cinnamon. The directions recommend 2 heaping spoonfuls of tea per 8oz cup, but I only received one spoonful of tea in my packet. As I don't own a tiny cup, I opted to steep this tea longer than recommended (8 min at 212F).

    While hot, I mainly tasted and smelled cinnamon. After the tea cooled a little, I tasted a lot more coconut. I believe the ginger and cardamom flavors were present, but they acted more like backup to the stronger coconut and cinnamon flavors. The cinnamon and ginger also leave a spicy feeling on your tongue.

  • Fiery Cinnamon Spice

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    The scent of this tea was very strong, but the cinnamon flavor was very weak once brewed. I was a little disappointed and will stick with other brands when buying cinnamon tea.

  • Daydream

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    This tea is well balanced, Even though it uses many strongly flavored ingredients, no one of them overwhelms the flavor of the tea. They all come together into a very pleasant cup.

  • Casablanca Twist

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    I think this is a good tea for people who are not big fans of mint. The mint is light enough that it adds to the flavor of the tea instead of overwhelming it.

  • Rooibos Caramel

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    I think it tastes like raisins? I don't know if this is from the rooibos or something else. It wasn't gross, but I wouldn't buy it.

  • Foxtrot

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    If you like chamomile and peppermint, you will probably like this. I do not.

    The balance between the chamomile and peppermint was good, but I did not taste any vanilla.

  • White Eternal Spring

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    I was not a fan of this tea. It smelled very floral and fruity, but the taste was extremely subtle. I found the contrast between the scent and flavor off putting and unpleasant. I would not drink this again.

  • White Strawberry

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    I am not a huge fan of white tea, but this one was pretty nice. It had a lot of strawberry pieces so it had a reasonable amount of strawberry flavor when brewed. I would recommend added a little sugar because the dried strawberries have a tartness to them.

  • Apricot Green

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    The flavor of the tea is balanced with a nice floral undertone. I would recommend only steeping this tea for 2 minutes at 180F or less so that the tea does not become overly bitter.

  • Fruity Sangria

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    This brews up with a beautiful red color. The flavor is fruity and tart.

  • Ginger Peach Cinnamon

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    This is my favorite tea from tea guys. It tastes great as both a hot tea and an iced tea. The peach taste goes surprisingly well with cinnamon. I usually drink it with some sugar, but no milk.

  • Chaider

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    This tea is a fun tea that brings apple cider and chai together.

  • Ti Kuan Yin

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    It was pretty amazing how much these leaves expanded! I brewed mine at a lower temperature than recommend (190F), but the tea still tasted really good. The tea also had a strong floral scent ( but no floral flavor).

  • Currant

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    This tea had a little bit of currant flavor but it wasn't that strong. I don't think I really enjoy black teas with fruity flavors.

  • Formosa Oolong

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    I think this tea wasn't too astringent when compared to other oolong teas.

  • Assam Harmony

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    This tea is fine. I enjoy black tea in the morning for the caffeine, so I was excited to try this tea. However, I did taste any of the flavors Adagio described. I added cream and sugar as was recommended and I wonder if that overwhelmed the other flavors. In the end, I didn't feel like this tea was special enough for me to want to order any more.

  • Chamomile

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    I am not a fan of chamomile, which is why I'm not scoring it higher. It did seem to be a good quality, but it just doesn't taste good to me

  • HOT CINNAMON SPICE

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    This tea was so delicious and spicy! They are very generous with the cinnamon flavor. I enjoyed mine with a little bit of sugar.

  • LEMON GINGER HERBAL TEA

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    This tea has a very balanced taste and is a little naturally sweet.

  • Cha Cha

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    I was expecting more mint and lemongrass. I think there may be too much camomile for me.

  • Bella Luna Blue

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    I tasted more lemongrass than blueberry, but the color was very fun! If you add lemon, the tea will change color, too!

  • Irish Breakfast

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    It tastes like irish breakfast. I don't think it tastes particularly different than any other irish breakfast tea, but it seems like it is good quality. I drunk it with milk and sugar.

  • Jolly Roger

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    This tea has a great butterscotch flavor. Since I find sugarbush tea naturally sweet, I only added a tiny bit of sugar. I don't think I really tasted any banana, but I still enjoyed the tea

  • Pu-erh Spice

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    The spices in this tea worked well together and I didn't think it needed any sugar. I rinsed my pu-erh before brewing, but I don't think you need to with this tea.

  • Honeybush Pumpkin Chai

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    I think the flavor balance of this tea was poor. There was much too much cinnamon and it overpowered the other flavors and gave the tea a strange aftertaste.

  • Rooibos Almond

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    This tea was excellent. With a spoonful of sugar, it tasted just like marzipan. I'm not usually a fan of rooibos tea, but I would definitely drink this again.

  • Spiced Mate

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    I feel like this tea was a strange combination of bubblegum and spice drops. I also don't think the mate was able to contribute much flavor due to the heavy spices.

  • White Pear

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    I was very disappointed in this tea because I couldn't taste any pear.

  • COLD 911 (ORGANIC)

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    This tea is very invigorating! It has a strong mint flavor, but the other ingredients add depth to the flavor. It definitely cleared my sinuses.

  • Mocha Nut Mate

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    I thought the flavors went together, but I didn't actually like the flavors. I like coffee, so the watery coffee flavor made me feel like I was drinking bad coffee from a fast food restaurant.

  • Pumpkin Spice

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    This tea smelled nice, but I wasn't satisfied with the taste. I felt like it had a weird watery squash undertone that was mildly off-putting. It also needed more spice.

  • Rooibos Cocomint

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    I surprisingly liked this tea because I don't like rooibos! It reminded me of a thin mint cookie.

  • 40 Winks

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    I thought this tea was nice, but I'm not sure it made me sleepy. I think it's comparable to other sleepy-time or calming teas. I enjoyed the lavender flavor.

  • PEACH

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    Excellent strong peach flavor! I drank it hot with sugar.

  • Hazelnut

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    I dislike the smell of hazelnuts, but they taste really good in this tea.

  • Decaf Tropics

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    This tea is jam packed with flavors, buuuut I don't really like them! I'm not a fan of pina colada type flavors.

  • Summer Rose

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    I love anything with rose! This had a strong rose scent and flavor.

  • Pina Colada

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    I was prepared to not like this tea because I hate pina coladas, but it was really tasty! The additional fruits bring it outbid traditional pina colada territory.

  • Citrus Mate

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    This tea has a strong lemon flavor that reminds me a bit of lemon icing.

  • Mango Mate

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    I didn't really feel like this tea had any mango flavor.

  • Green Rooibos Key West

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    I thought this tea was too subtly flavored for me.

  • Chocolate Chip

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    So delicious and chocolaty! I added a little bit of sugar and some oat milk.

  • Darjeeling Puttabong Summer

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    I'm not an expert about different types of teas, but I did enjoy this. I was concerned that the tea would be weak because if the light color, but it was very flavorful. On my second cup, I added a thin sliced of lemon.

  • Fruit Medley

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    While hot, I was getting a lot of hibiscus flavor so I added some sugar. Then it just tasted like fruit punch. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't the experience I was looking for.

  • Dewy Cherry

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    This tea had a strong cherry scent, but not much of a cherry flavor. Cherry must be a challenging flavor to recreate as tea.

  • Mambo

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    I smelled chocolate when I opened this tea. Brewed, it had a pleasant toasted flavor.

  • White Grapefruit

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    I hate white tea, but this one is awesome. It has a nice grapefruit flavor. I sweetened it with honey and enjoyed it iced.

  • Dragon Fruit Dream

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    This tea smells great and is packed with dragon fruit flavor. I liked it iced and I don't think it needs any sweetener.

  • Honeybush Wild Berry

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    This tea smelled like berries when I opened it. After steeping, I mainly tasted honeybush tea with an aftertaste of berries.

  • Calypso Green

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    This tea has a strong tropical flavor and the fruits make it naturally sweet. I tried it iced and hot and enjoyed it both ways

  • Berry Blast

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    I steeped this tea at 212F for 7 minutes and then stuck it in the refrigerator to cool. It had very nice berry flavor and made a good iced tea. It was very tart, though.

  • Citrus Mint Green

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    I thought it could use a bit more citrus, but the tea was still very delicious and refreshing. The mint was not overwhelming.

  • Decaf Mango

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    I just really didn't taste mango and if I'm going to drink decaf, it better make up for it with the flavor.

  • Coconut Pouchong

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    It was a very fragrant tea, bit it didn't have as strong of a coconut taste as I'd prefer.

  • Conga

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    This tea was very fruity. Even though raspberries were on the ingredient list, I couldn't taste them, which I appreciated because I hate raspberries.

  • Berry Blues

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    In my opinion, this tea works best as an iced tea. I don't think I'd recommend drinking it hot. This tea has a lot of berry pieces and it tastes berry-ful and a little tart from the hibiscus. It is very refreshing for summer.

  • Wuyi Ensemble

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    I really couldn't appreciate the flavor of this tea. I couldn't taste any of the flavors described.

  • Honeybush Chocolate

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    This tea has a pleasant chocolate flavor and it had a natural sweetness, so I didn't need to add sugar.

  • Honeybush Vanilla

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    I could definitely taste the vanilla in this tea, but I also thought it tasted like raisins. I couldn't really enjoy it due to personal preferences.

  • Butterscotch

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    This tea smells and tastes very strongly of butterscotch. I add just a bit of sugar. I drank it without milk, but I think it would probably taste good with milk or cream added.

  • Blood Orange

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    The only taste is orange, so it's a bit like drinking orange juice. I wouldn't recommend it hot because it is like drinking hot orange juice. I think I prefer orange as an accent flavor in tea instead of the main flavor.

  • Kona Pineapple

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    Even though I steeped it for 10 minutes, I felt like the flavor was still very subtle. I prefer stronger flavored tea.

  • Lavender Lemon

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    It is has a very pleasant lemon and lavender flavor.

  • Mango

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    This tea has a strong mango scent, but the taste is more subtle. Adding a little sugar enhanced the mango for me.

  • Lemon Soleil

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    I was very excited about this tea because I love black tea with lemon, but my sample had no lemon flavor. I may have gotten a bad blend. Either way, I was disappointed.

  • White Tropics

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    This tea is okay. It's very fruity, so if you like pina coladas you'll probably like this. I'm just not a huge fan of white tea.

  • Decaf Peach

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    This tea has a great peach flavor. While you could drink it hot, I think it is ideal for iced tea. Since it's decaf, you can enjoy it any time of day.

  • Kukicha

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    This tea has a very leafy/grass quality without being overly bitter. I followed the brewing instructions and drank it hot.

  • Peach Serenity

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    I found this tea pretty flavorless. I even steeped it the full 10 minutes. I prefer my fruit teas to have a stronger flavor.

  • Fujian Rain

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    I found this tea easy to drink. Unlike some oolongs, I didn't find the flavor overpowering. It instead has a light toasted flavor. I did not taste any of the apricot flavor that's in the description.

  • Hibiscus

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    I thought that this tea was pretty good. In some teas, the flavor of hibiscus can be overwhelming, but it is balanced with the black tea. I drank it with a little sugar.

  • Lychee Rose Green

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    This tea is perfect for anyone who likes floral flavors. The floral fruitiness of the lychee pairs really well with the rose. It has a natural sweetness that cuts the bitterness that green tea can have.

  • Mango Melange

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    This is an extremely fruity tea and the hibiscus is not overpowering. I'd recommend it as an iced tea. I did not need to add sugar because it is naturally sweet.

  • Grapefruit Oolong

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    This tea was just alright to me because I'm not a huge fan of oolong tea. It has a noticable smell and flavor of grapefruit, which I thought was really good.

  • Green Rooibos Bonita

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    I thought this tea was deliciously fruity. All the fruits complimented each other to create a well blended flavor. This tea is naturally a little sweet, so I didn't add any sugar.

  • Earl Grey Bella Luna

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    This is one of my absolute favorite teas. The coconut flavor is incredibly delicious mixed with the Earl grey tea.

  • Decaf Orange

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    I got this as a sample, but it turns out I'm not a big fan of black tea with orange. The tea seems to be a fine quality and the orange and black tea have a good balance.

  • White Peach

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    I am not a fan of white tea, but this one is great! It has a really strong peach flavor. I think it tastes best iced with a little sugar.

  • White Fuzzy Navel

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    I'm not sure what a fuzzy navel tastes like, but I mainly taste peach. There is nothing wrong with this tea, but also nothing special about it.

  • Formosa Bai Hao

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    This tea has a very smooth flavor and s small amount of leaves can go a long way.

  • Key Lime Herbal

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    I thought the lime taste overpowered everything else.

  • Watermelon Cooler

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    This isn't my favorite watermelon tea, but it's still really great! It has an excellent balance of flavors. I recommend it iced with a little bit of sugar.

  • Lemon Meringue Green

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    I'm so impressed with this tea. The lemon is so bright and the vanilla and cream flavors add a marshmallowiness to it. It tastes like a dreamy lemon dessert in a cup.

  • Wild Strawberry

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    This tea is so incredibly packed with strawberry flavor. I think it tastes particularly good as iced tea with just a little sweetener.

  • Lemongrass Ginger

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    I drink a lot of Jammin' Lemon Ginger from Celestial Seasoning, and this is like the fancier version of that! Great for relaxing at night!

  • Bonfire

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    This tea is incredibly smokey and incredibly delicious. It has a great spicy taste to it, but I think adding cream and sugar makes it even better.

  • Tension Tamer

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    I love this tea blend. It's great to drink at night.

  • Grapefruit

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    This tea was very refreshing with loads of grapefruit flavor. I love it as an iced tea.

  • just beet it

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    I found this tea very flavorful and I could drink it without sweetener. It also is a fun red color.

  • Mulled Wine

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    I think this tea has a strong orange and clove taste, which isn't my favorite, but I think that it's pretty true to a mulled wine.

  • SAIGON CHAI (ORGANIC)

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    This tea is very spicy and flavorful. I usually mix it with a plain black tea to make it stronger.

  • PARIS

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    To me, this tea has a strawberries and cream vibe. It's very tasty and we'll balanced.

  • Jammin' Lemon Ginger

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    This is my go to night time tea. Very tasty without caffeine!

  • Candy Cane Lane

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    I don't like many mint teas, but the added spices create a winning combination.

  • Authentic Green

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    It's a fine tea. Nothing outstandingly good or outstandingly bad about it.