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  • Blackberry Sage Oolong

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    If this tea taught me anything, it's that I don't like sage. There was a lot of it in my sample pouch, and I found the flavor of it overpowering. Very little blackberry, way too much sage. Not for me.

  • Candy Cane

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    It really does remind me of a candy cane, in that there's a creamy sweetness that a plain mint tea wouldn't have. Not really something I want every day, but it's nice enough for the holidays.

  • India Spice Chai

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    Tastes like spice water. There's a lot of spices in this, which would be fine if the black tea was strong enough to hold up to them, but it isn't.

  • cookie dough

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    It sort of has a vaguely cookielike taste if you add sugar. Gets really bitter, really quickly if you brew it too long or at too high a temperature. Not really worth it.

  • Pu-erh Chorange

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    It doesn't smell too good in the pouch, since the strong orange smell immediately made me think of orange floor cleaner. It mellows out once brewed though, and the flavor isn't as aggressively orange as the smell. It's pretty nicely balanced between chocolate and orange.

  • Matcha Mocha

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    It's better than I thought it would be, tbh. There isn't that much mocha flavor, but it's there, and it tends to come out a bit more if you sweeten it. It's worth trying if you don't much like the grassy taste of plain matcha.

  • Hazelnut

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    Toasty and warm. It's not the best of Adagio's nutty teas (that'd be Chestnut), but it's close. Pretty nice when mixed with chocolate or caramel teas too.

  • White Pear

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    It's a very subtle, sweet pear flavor. Depending on what you mix it with and how much of it you use, it cam also be surprisingly nice in blends.

  • Ginger

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    I remember this being stronger a long time ago, but people complained that it was 'too gingery', Shame, because it used to be really good. As it is now, it's just okay.

  • Pomegranate Delight

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    It's alright, but seems weaker than some of their other fruit-flavored teas. The pomegranate flavoring is nice, I would just like it to be *stronger*.

  • Blackcurrant Breeze

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    I have a lot of fond memories of this one, since I've been drinking it since I was a kid. It's really delicious.

  • French Vanilla Chai

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    Better than their plain chai, and that's because of the vanilla flavoring. It adds a creaminess that offsets the spices. Of course, just about *any* chai is better than their plain chai.

  • VANILLA CHAI tea bags

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    It's a decent bagged vanilla chai. Not the best, not the worst, but it suits me just fine in a pinch.

  • Christmas Spice Tea Bags

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    I think the lemon-lime flavoring throws this off a bit. It just strikes me as out of place with the rest of the winter spices. It'd probably be better if it was just spices + orange.

  • Valentines

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    Chocolate + berries is always a winning combination for me. It's more like a strawberry jelly candy than a fresh chocolate strawberry though, considering how overly sweet the strawberry flavoring is. The rose petals might as well not even be there beyond a little bit of rosy scent.

  • Earl Grey Bravo

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    It's a good, basic Earl, but it gets very bitter very quickly if you oversteep. You want to keep to three minutes and maybe at a little below boiling or else it becomes undrinkably bitter.

  • Tiger Eye

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    It reminds me of those soft caramels with chocolate creme in the middle. Funny how I like the caramel flavor in this, but not in the caramel tea itself.

  • Chestnut

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    This is by far the best of Adagio's nutty teas. It's warm and sweet and almost mapley. The only real problem I have with it is that it gets bitter if you overbrew it, but as long as you don't go over three minutes it's wonderful.

  • Sagittarius

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    I'm a Sagittarius, so of course I had to get a tin of this, and I love it. The raspberry and creme flavors compliment the bergamot, making it more than just another boring old Earl.

  • Cinnamon

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    It's a nice cinnamon tea on its own, but I really like it more as a blender tea. It's especially nice when paired with vanilla, or nutty teas, or fruity ones.

  • Yunnan Noir

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    It's a very forgiving tea. I once let a cup of it sit for ten minutes (I forgot about it), and it was not astringent at all. It's smooth and mellow and almost chocolatey, and it resteeps pretty well.

  • Earl Grey Moonlight

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    I think I like this one more than the Earl Grey Bravo. The vanilla and creme flavors soften the bergamot and make it almost dessert-like.

  • Butterscotch

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    This is way better than the caramel tea, which is honestly kind of overly-bitter and gross. Even my Mom, who doesn't like tea, comments on how good this smells when I make it.

  • Butterscotch Blondie

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    This really didn't need licorice root. The butterscotch flavor is there, but it's overpowered by the licorice and cardamom.

  • Joy

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    I buy a tin of this every winter. It's so light and lovely and just a little bit peachy. Too bad it's not available year-round.

  • COCONUT CHAI BLACK TEA

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    I miss this tea so much. It was the perfect balance of spicy and coconutty. It's been hard to find one that tastes the same.

  • Vanilla Caramel Chai

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    Sometimes I wish that Tazo wouldn't put licorice root in so many blends. It's not that I don't like licorice, but it tends to overpower things and make it taste more like licorice than what it's supposed to. Like, this comes off as less of a vanilla caramel chai, and more of a licorice chai.

  • LEMON & LIME TWIST

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    This was disappointing. Normally Ahmad is pretty good at fruit-flavored teas, I tried it both hot and iced, and the flavor is just not that good.

  • Cherry

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    Good cherry teas are hard to come by, since usually they taste like cough syrup. This smells like a bag of cough drops so I had my misgivings, but the flavor's more like tart cherry.

  • Scorpio

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    This was a surprisingly good tea, considering that I don't like mango at all. Somehow I managed to miss that there was mango in it, good job. Anyway, I decided to try it anyway since I bought it, and the chocolate and mango play off each other well enough that I found it really enjoyable.

  • Licorice Spice Herbal Tea

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    I'm not normally one for herbal teas, but I enjoy this one. With some sugar added, it tastes like black jellybeans. I love black jellybeans.

  • Victorian London Fog

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    I love this tea. Lavender & vanilla + bergamot? Yes please. It's creamy and sweet, and it isn't overly lavendery.

  • CHOCOLATE TEA

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    Much as I enjoy Harney's teas, there's something about their chocolate flavoring that I just don't like. It has an odd undertaste to it that just puts me off. I made it palatable by mixing it with rose tea, but can't drink it straight.

  • PARIS

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    It's a fruity, slightly caramelly Earl. I like it just fine, but it's not really something that I drink regularly. To be honest, it tastes similar to Tower of London to me.

  • Chocolate Chai Supreme

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    The chocolate kind of gets lost under all the chai spices tbh. It comes out more if you add sugar or honey. My one complaint is that since I use a tea ball, the ground cinnamon falls right through it and collects in the bottom of my cup, so the last sip is grainy and full of ground cinnamon.

  • Libra

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    I'm a Sagittarius, not a Libra, but chocolate and strawberry is one of my favorite combinations ever. It's similar to the Valentine's tea imo, so though I like it, I don't know how often I'd actually buy it.

  • Chocolate Truffle

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    It's very similar to the chocolate chip tea. It might be a little more chocolatey, or it might just be me thinking it's more chocolatey. Either way it's good, and one of my standard morning teas.

  • Chocolate Chip

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    The chocolate tea is good, but chocolate chip is better. Thanks to the little chocolate chips in it, it's got a more intensely dark chocolate flavor than just plain chocolate. Given the choice between the two, I'd take this one.

  • Chocolate

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    No, it won't taste just like a chocolate bar or hot chocolate, but it's a really nice chocolate tea. It's good on its own, and it also makes a pretty solid addition to a lot of blends.

  • VANILLA TRANQUILITY

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    Not bad for a bagged vanilla tea. Sugar brings out the vanilla more, and gives it an almost cakelike flavor.

  • STRAWBERRY & KIWI

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    This is alright hot, but it's way better as an iced tea. Strawberry's the dominant flavor especially when hot, but cooled down the kiwi comes out more.

  • APRICOT SUNRISE

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    Really like this one. It's got a nice, strong apricot flavor. Ahmad's fruity teas are usually pretty good, and this was no exception.

  • Ginger Peach

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    Pretty good balance of ginger and peach, which is hard to do. Most ginger peach teas are too peachy and I need to add crystallized ginger to them. This however? This I like.

  • Caramel Apple Dream

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    More apple cinnamon than caramel apple. Also I picked this up without realizing it had hibiscus in it and EW. That obnoxious hibiscus tartness hit me after the first sip.

  • Blackberry

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    One of my favorite morning teas. It's less of a fresh blackberry taste and more of a blackberry jam taste, I haven't tried it iced yet, but I imagine it'd be good.

  • CARDAMOM - flavored black TEA

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    Nice enough if you like cardamom. Honestly, it's kind of like a one-note chai. I drink it from time to time, but it's not something I want all that often.

  • CEYLON BLACK TEA

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    Decent enough bagged black tea. It's good when I don't feel like breaking out any of my more expensive teas, and makes a nice enough iced tea as well.

  • Christmas

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    It's an okay Christmas tea. Like other people have noted, it's like a weaker Constant Comment. This is one time that I'd take the supermarket bagged tea over the loose leaf.

  • Campfire S'Mores

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    I'll say this to start; too many people buy these sorts of blends and then complain when they don't taste *exactly* like cake, or candy, or s'mores in this case. If you want to taste s'mores, eat a s'more. If you're looking for a smoky, chocolatey tea, you'll like this one. My 3 oz. bag of it's going pretty fast, because the lapsang and the chocolate go together really well.

  • Almond

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    Bitter and astringent. The almond flavoring is far too mild to overcome the black base. If you want a nutty tea, there are better offerings.

  • VANILLA CARAMEL TEA BAGS

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    Artificial-tasting. I used to like it more when I was a teenager and filled it with milk and sugar, but now? Now I think I'll pass in favor of something else.

  • Country Peach Passion

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    Makes for a good iced tea. The peach really shines and the hibiscus is muted. Not as good hot, because that obnoxious hibiscus sourness comes to the forefront.

  • Toasted Coconut Almond Bark

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    Ew. Since I love coconut, my mom gave me a box of this, and it's so gross. The green tea, chamomile, and rose hips are unnecessary and clash with the coconut-almond flavor. Would it have been so hard to just have a black tea with pieces of coconut and almond along with the flavoring?

  • FRENCH VANILLA TEA BAGS

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    It has that fake vanilla taste that all supermarket bagged teas have. Not for me. If I want a vanilla tea, there's plenty of better loose-leaf options.

  • Gingerbread Festival

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    Smells better than it tastes. It's not only lighter than I thought it would be from that delicious scent, but there's some sort of funky background taste that I just don't like. Not worth the $15 for the tin.

  • Vanilla

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    Really better as a blending tea than anything else. I don't really care for it alone.

  • Vanilla Oolong

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    I know it's the same flavoring, but I like this more than the vanilla black tea. I can't exactly describe why, but it seems less artificial on the oolong base than on the Ceylon.

  • Pumpkin Spice

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    All spice, no pumpkin. There really isn't any difference between this and any generic chai you might find. Had to mix it with a more pumpkin-forward tea from another retailer.

  • Vanilla Pear

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    It's a nice tea, with a pear-like flavor to it, but it's not really anything to write home about. Tea Forte's often overpriced for what it is, and this is no exception.

  • Gingerbread

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    At best it's just okay. Bought it one year when I couldn't get Simpson & Vail's gingerbread tea and was disappointed. It's nowhere near as good.

  • Cinnamon Apple Spice

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    Another apple blend ruined by the presence of hibiscus. Really sucks how many herbal teas are spoiled by its overpoweringly sour taste.

  • TOWER OF LONDON

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    It's an interesting take on an Earl. The bergamot isn't overpowering like it can be in some Earl Greys, taking a backseat to the fruit and honey flavors.

  • VENETIAN TIRAMISU

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    The chocolate works nicely with the hojicha. I wouldn't say it tastes all that much like any tiramisu I've ever had, but it's good.

  • CHOCOLATE MINT

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    Unlike most chocolate mint teas I can taste both the mint and chocolate. It's definitely more mint-forward, but the chocolate is still there. It makes a surprisingly good iced tea too.

  • APPLE CINNAMON

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    It's a pretty solid apple cinnamon tea. To be honest I like it more than the Hot Apple Spice because the cinnamon is natural-tasting and not like Red Hots.

  • HEIRLOOM BARTLETT PEAR

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    This is really lovely. A light, sweet spiced pear flavor that's nice on its own, or paired with another fruit tea. Sometimes I mix it in with blackberry tea, and it's really good. My only complaint is that all those ground spices will go right through your tea ball if you're using one and into the bottom of your cup.

  • Cream

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    Ugh. It tastes so fake on its own, like canned cake frosting. On top of that it gets really bitter really fast if you oversteep it. The only use I have for it is as a blender tea.

  • Pu-erh Hazelberry

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    Something about it always reminded me of Crunch Berries. Both the scent of the dry mix and the flavor of the tea just keep making me think of it. Not that that's a bad thing. Plus it's a nice way to get the benefits of pu-erh without having to deal with the taste of pu-erh.

  • TIPPY YUNNAN

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    This is a good, strong early morning tea when I need something to wake me up. Not astringent at all, and usually pretty forgiving if you overbrew it.

  • WHITE CHOCOLATE MOCHA TEA

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    Tastes for the most part like cinnamon with a sweet aftertaste that might be something like white chocolate. Supposedly coffee flavoring in there, I wouldn't know if the packaging didn't tell me.

  • AMBESSA CHOCO NUT - 50 SACHET BAG

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    It's alright. I think it's trying to do too many things at once (chocolate and peanut *and* caramel *and* apricot) and it all sort of gets muddied together. To be honest it tastes like less of a "choco nut" blend and more like a "choco fruit" blend.

  • Chocolate Mint Oolong Tea

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    Way more mint than chocolate. There's an odd background taste that might be the chocolate flavoring or the oolong base, I'm not really sure. There are better options if you want a chocolate tea.

  • English Breakfast Honey & Vanilla

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    This makes for a nice morning tea . The honey and vanilla flavors are strong and sweet, so you really don't need to add anything else in the way of sweeteners to it.

  • Spiced Apple Chai

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    The apple makes all the difference. The regular chai is pretty unimpressive, but the apple flavoring makes this into something almost pie-like.

  • SOHO BLEND

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    I wanted to like this. I really wanted to like this because chocolate and coconut, what's not to like? Something about this tea always tasted off though, no matter how I brewed it. I eventually just gave up and gave away my tin.

  • BANGKOK

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    Not much ginger, but plenty of coconut and lemongrass flavor. The vanilla makes for a nice background note. One of my favorite green teas.

  • Florence

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    Much more chocolate than hazelnut. It's a tasty tea, but I can't see enough difference between it and the plain old chocolate tea to choose it over that.

  • CAPRI

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    I didn't get much of a fig taste from this (partially because there were so few figs in the mix), but it's still a delicious lemon-vanilla tea.

  • VANILLA BLACK

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    This is my favorite vanilla tea; I could easily drink it every day. It's sweet and creamy and vanilla-y. My mom doesn't even like tea and she usually comments on how good it smells whenever I make it.

  • Sweet Harvest Pumpkin

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    It's pretty decent for a bagged pumpkin tea. Reminds me a bit of pumpkin cake or pumpkin bread. I wouldn't add any sweetener to it, as it's already pretty sweet on its own.

  • Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride

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    It's decent if you use two bags and steep it for a long time, 10 minutes or so. If you do, you'll have a nice vanilla-y tea that really is a bit reminiscent of a sugar cookie. Any less than that and it won't taste like much.

  • Caramel Peach with Coconut

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    I don't normally like rooibos, but this is the exception to the rule. The peach and caramel work nicely together, and mask that woody rooibos flavor.

  • RASPBERRY ROYALE

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    Raspberry's one of those flavors I really like. While it's more of a candylike raspberry than a fresh raspberry taste, it's still decent for a bagged tea.

  • PUMPKIN SPICE BLACK TEA

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    Ugh. This just isn't good. No matter the steep time or temperature, it always has a funky, nasty taste to it. Not something I want to drink.

  • Asian Pear Harmony

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    Definitely tastes like pear. It's not quite as light as the honeydew green, but it's tasty, and also makes for nice iced tea.

  • Sweet Honeydew

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    I haven't come across many melon-flavored teas, but this is really good. It really tastes like honeydew melon. It's light and refreshing, and makes for a really nice iced tea.

  • Pumpkin Spice Chai

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    It's one of the better pumpkin spice chais I've had. The base can be a little astringent, so I wouldn't steep it for longer than three minutes.

  • Earl Grey - Jasmine

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    A nice lighter Earl thanks to the jasmine green. The jasmine is subtle, but it's there, and it works better with the bergamot than I thought it would.

  • Strawberry Tea

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    It's not any different from most bagged strawberry teas I've had, which really isn't saying anything good. It's okay if you blend it with other teas, but on its own it's unremarkable.

  • Double Spice Chai Black Tea

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    Ugh. Just not good. It's way too heavily spiced, especially as far as the cloves are concerned. I felt like I was drinking hot spiced water and not tea at all.

  • Peach Black Tea

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    It has a wonderful peachy smell, but the taste isn't quite as strong as it would suggest. All the same, it makes a nice iced tea.

  • EARL GREY BLACK TEA BAGS

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    A nice, solid Earl. One of the teas I reach for when I just want something simple. No milk, maybe a bit of sugar or honey, nothing else.

  • Earl Grey Bella Luna

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    I was a little apprehensive, but the coconut and bergamot play surprisingly well together. Just don't steep for longer than 3 minutes or it'll become horribly bitter.

  • Pear Ginger

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    Most fruit and ginger teas I've had are way too light on the ginger. They taste like only peach or only pear. In this I actually get both, which is exactly what I was looking for.

  • ROSE PETAL BLACK

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    Picked up a can of this on a whim because I enjoy floral teas, and I don't regret it. It's lovely. Nice and rosey, but not to the point of tasting like shampoo. You can sweeten it if you want, but I drink it without.

  • STRAWBERRY SENSATION

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    Jammy strawberry flavor, really doesn't need much in the way of sweeteners at all. A bit better iced than hot because of that sweetness.

  • PEAR & CINNAMON STRUDEL

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    I was incredibly disappointed by this tea. I think it might have been the base, but there was this underlying cardboard taste I didn't like at all. The pear flavoring was good, but that wasn't enough to save it.

  • APPLE REFRESH

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    It's hard to find teas that are just apple and not apple cinnamon. This fits the bill nicely, and is my go-to tea when I want something that's just plain apple.

  • Earl Grey - Lavender

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    There's a lot of lavender in this, which is surprising for a bagged tea. It's really good when I want lavender Earl and don't feel like breaking out any of my loose teas.

  • Honeybush Banana Nut

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    Has a nice banana bread flavor, and blends well with chocolate or nutty teas if you want to mix it with something caffeinated.

  • Maple Creme Oolong

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    It's tasty and it smells wonderful, but whatever maple flavor there is is overshadowed by the cinnamon and cloves. Really more of a maple chai than anything.

  • Summer Rose

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    One of my favorites. Just enough rose to be nicely floral, not so much as to be overpowering.

  • Coconut

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    I love this. It's just coconutty enough without being cloyingly so. Gets even better when you mix it with chocolate or almond.

  • Chocolate Chai Pu Erh

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    Overpowering ginger and a strange, funky pu-erh smell made this far too unpleasant to drink.

  • Vanilla Bean Macaron

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    Has a pleasant scent, but it's overly sweet and fake-tasting. Almost tastes like cheap canned frosting.

  • Apricot Vanilla Creme

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    Very light and delicate, as it's a white tea. I enjoy it cold-brewed, as I've found that it can get very bitter very quickly if you brew it hot. As far as flavor goes, the apricot plays nicely with the vanilla, making it sweet and creamy.

  • Chai Pumpkin Spice

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    Very, very licorice-forward. In fact, this tastes more like "black jellybean spice" than "pumpkin spice".