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Spice Dragon Red Chai Herbal Tea from Stash Tea

Style: Rooibos Chai / Spiced Rooibos – Region: Blend

53 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Dec. 16th, 2016

The tea bag smells overwhelmingly like cinnamon and nothing else.

Upon brewing, the cinnamon is not quite as domineering, but it's still the principle aroma. I can smell the clove, but it's a struggle to notice the base rooibos. This herbal tea is initially smooth and easy to drink; there's little bitterness or as...

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Earl Grey Black Tea from Stash Tea

Style: Earl Grey Tea – Region: ?????

63 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Jan. 1st, 2014

A mild Earl Grey that was sweet in flavor, perfumey in aroma, but overly astringent.

Tea bag smells more lemony / citrusy than most Earl grey, with a hint of spice.

Brews up a surprisingly aromatic cup for a tea bag, with a perfumey smell that suggests sweetness. Rich and full-bodied, somewhat astringent, but no...

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Organic Breakfast Blend Tea from Stash Tea

Style: Black Tea – Region: Blend

30 / 100 Aroma: 3/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 1/5
Apr. 1st, 2013

I thought this tea was quite bad, certainly below average for Stash's offerings. I would not buy it and would not drink it again. This is the worst tea I've tried from Stash, a company that I know is capable of selling much higher-quality tea, even in tea bags.

This tea was very unpleasantly bitter, and had a hars...

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Strawberry Pomegranate Red Tea from Stash Tea

Style: Flavored Rooibos – Region: Blend

27 / 100 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 1/5 Value: 1/5
Dec. 19th, 2011

Sinusoidal said that this tea is similar to Tazo Passion; I agree!

Like Tazo Passion, this blend has added citric acid, something I strongly dislike because it makes the tea too sour for me after brewing it regularly. You can run it under cold water for about 15 seconds to remove most of this, but this also removes...

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Organic Chamomile Herbal Tea from Stash Tea

Style: Pure Chamomile Tea – Region: ?????

53 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Sep. 25th, 2011

Aroma mostly of straw or hay, with some fruity / apple-like qualities. Full-bodied without being too heavy.

Overall though, slightly flat aroma.

I wasn't terrible impressed. But as is usually the case, the differences between this and other chamomiles I've sampled have been rather slight.

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Organic Honeybush Herbal Tea from Stash Tea

Style: Honeybush – Region: South Africa

57 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Mar. 31st, 2011

Aroma strongly peppery, much more so than a typical honeybush. Only slightly fruity. Very flavorful: a rich flavor with some bite, more like black tea, but with a smoother aftertaste. Mild, earthy finish.

Relatively simple and staightforward, but pleasing. Above-average for the quality I'd expect from a teabag.

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Earl Grey Decaf Tea (Earl Grey Decaf Black Tea) from Stash Tea

Style: Earl Grey Tea – Region: ?????

37 / 100 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 1/5 Value: 2/5
Mar. 4th, 2011

Rich, full-bodied, and flavorful for a decaf tea, but with some "off" qualities.

I found it was too sour and almost too sweet. It lacked the bitterness or freshness that I expect from an Earl Grey.

I just tried this one out of curiosity: it's not terrible for a decaf tea but I generally tend to avoid decaf teas.

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Coconut Mango Oolong Tea from Stash Tea

Style: Flavored Oolong – Region: ?????

23 / 100 Aroma: 2/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 1/5
Nov. 24th, 2010

Artificial-smelling coconut aroma, which dissipates into mango, with the coconut returning in the finish. I don't notice any oolong presence or any tea presence for that matter. If anything, the tea only imparts a slight soapy quality. Brews a clear amber cup, with no bitterness and no astringency, and a hint of unp...

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Orange Spice Tea from Stash Tea

Style: Flavored Black Tea – Region: ?????

53 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Jul. 8th, 2010

Very orangey and fruity aroma, and spicy, but I notice more clove than cinnamon (which I like). Very different in character from Constant Comment though. This tea leaves a tingly sensation in the mouth, possibly from the clove. My main complaint about this tea is that it is boring.

The black tea has a fairly stro...

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Jasmine Blossom Tea (Green Tea) from Stash Tea

Style: Jasmine Tea – Region: China

63 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
Jun. 29th, 2010

The aroma is honey-like, like pouchong tea more than the crisper green tea. Less jasmine in the aroma than some jasmines, but it's definitely present. Mellow and warm.

The flavor, however, is intense: remarkably sweet, but also with a biting bitterness (especially if you brew this one too long). I would recommend...

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English Breakfast from Stash Tea

Style: English Breakfast – Region: Blend

53 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Jun. 14th, 2010

This is astonishingly smooth (perhaps weak too) for a Breakfast tea. A little bit, but not much strength. There's a mild tannic aftertaste and I almost wish there was more. Odd, as this tea brews a very rich, dark color.

Aroma is mostly malty and not very complex.

Pleasant, but somewhat boring.

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Organic Premium Green Tea from Stash Tea

Style: Green Tea – Region: ?????

53 / 100 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5
Jun. 7th, 2010

As with most of Stash's teas, I am quite impressed with the level of quality that is available in these inexpensive tea bags which are available in most supermarkets.

Aroma is slightly toasty, slighty grassy...almost like they've blended a Chinese pan-fired tea with a Japanese steamed green tea. Not terribly comple...

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Mango Passionfruit Herbal Tea from Stash Tea

Style: Fruit (Herbal) Tea – Region: ?????

57 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5
Dec. 6th, 2009

Strange and unusual; not overwhelmingly fruity, and very rich and full-bodied. A yeasty quality in the aroma, reminiscent of beer or bread. Thankfully, not too sour. I'm still not sure how much I like it, but it's different from any other fruit herbal tea I've tried so far...people who want something richer than the...

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Moroccan Mint Tea from Stash Tea

Style: Green Tea with Mint – Region: ?????

43 / 100 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 2/5
Nov. 4th, 2009

Aroma of spearmint and little else; disappointing after Stash's other flavored teas which have a bolder tea presence. The spearmint is very smooth and candy-like, but overall this tea is weak, especially in comparison to Stash's other offerings.

There is a little bitterness which was the only hint of green tea pres...

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Lemon Ginger Herbal Tea from Stash Tea

Style: Herbal Tea – Region: ?????

77 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
Oct. 10th, 2009

Very strong aroma, mostly of ginger, and a lot of lemongrass. A hint of tanginess but overall pretty smooth and not too sour. I really like this one.

This tea can be used for a second infusion or even a third, but all but the first cup have only a weak lemon quality and are mostly like ginger tea. If you want a m...

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Chai Spice Black Tea from Stash Tea

Style: Chai / Spiced Tea – Region: ?????

73 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Sep. 30th, 2009

I like this teabag chai...and it's quite different. Happily, it's not too heavy on the cinnamon...the ginger, clove, and allspice are noticeable! The aftertaste is very clean and cool...more similar to Earl Grey than other chais. The black tea is nondescript and moderately strong...overpowered by the aroma of the sp...

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Chai Green Tea from Stash Tea

Style: Chai / Spiced Tea – Region: Blend

40 / 100 Aroma: 3/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 2/5
Sep. 28th, 2009

This tea is too much like a regular spiced black tea with green tea substituted. But black and green teas have a very different character, so I think different proportions of spices are needed. The result in this case is a tea that does not blend well.

The cinnamon totally overpowers the tea and the other spices i...

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Premium Green Tea from Stash Tea

Style: Green Tea – Region: Brazil

60 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Sep. 28th, 2009

Aroma grassy, fresh, a bit fishy. There's a hint of sweetness...a lot of astringency though. More like a sencha than any other kind of green tea. Is this tea attempting to be a sencha?

This tea is very difficult to brew. It scalds easily if the water is too hot, leaving it bitter and sour; there are a generous a...

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Ginger Peach Green Tea from Stash Tea

Style: Flavored Green Tea – Region: ?????

73 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Sep. 27th, 2009

Initial aroma is mostly of peach if you brew this tea briefly, but as you brew it longer the ginger comes out much more strongly; the ginger aroma stays in the cup. Smooth, fresh tasting...the ginger is very noticeable, especially if you brew it for a long time. I enjoyed this one very much; it has a very different c...

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Fusion Green & White Tea from Stash Tea

Style: Green and White Blend – Region: ?????

70 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Sep. 27th, 2009

Complex aroma; has a floral fragrance, suggestive of Jasmine. Crisp, clean, and light, but surprisingly flavorful. Remarkably easy to brew; better with slightly lower temperature water, but does not scald as easily as other green or white teas. Outstanding for a teabag tea!

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