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Darjeeling de Triomphe Black Tea from Teavana

Style: Darjeeling First Flush – Region: Darjeeling, India

87 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 3/5
Feb. 27th, 2018

I will likely revise this review after a few more times trying this tea. It seems high quality with a grassy quality, but I can’t decide how I feel about the bitter undertones. I generally am not a fan of bitter teas. To be fair, it might be a fault of my brewing. I do overall enjoy this tea, though, so long as it is...

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Lavender Creme from Teavana

Style: Flavored Rooibos – Region: Blend

92 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
Oct. 11th, 2017

I got this on sale and, as of today, it's still on the sale price on their website. Hence, this one gets a better "value" rating from me than most Teavana teas.

I love the aroma of this tea. I always enjoy lavender, and the caramel adds just the right kind of sweetness. In fact, when I noticed the caramel bits in th...

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Passion Tango (Formerly Passion Berry) from Teavana

Style: Herbal Tea – Region: Blend

90 / 100 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 3/5
Jan. 6th, 2016

As someone very into fruity teas, I love this one. It's noticeably tart in a solidly pleasant way. Great when I'm in the mood for a strong caffeine free tea. If you like tropical herbal teas, this one is worth a shot.

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Youthberry White Tea from Teavana

Style: Fruit White Tea – Region: Blend

80 / 100 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 2/5
Oct. 10th, 2015

Tart, sweet, and fruity, this is a solid tea in my book. Its flavor is robust, so it's definitely for when you want something intense. I like it as a peppy breakfast tea when I'm not in the mood for a chai or other flavored black tea. Unfortunately, the tea bag didn't hold up to a second steep at all.

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Chocolate Chai from Teavana

Style: Flavored Black Tea – Region: Blend

73 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 2/5
Oct. 3rd, 2015

Though I can taste the chocolate, it's cardamom that comes through as the strongest flavor. I like cardamom, but it may be too much for some people. Weird, since i don't see that spice listed. Still, the aroma is spicy and pleasant.

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Pumpkin Spice Brulee Oolong Tea from Teavana

Style: Flavored Oolong – Region: Blend

70 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 2/5
Sep. 14th, 2015

A solid pumpkin spice tea. It has a distinct creaminess that I alternately like and then feel is a bit much or slightly off. It works best with an extra amount of tea.

It'd get a better rating if it was more affordable, but it's worth trying.

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Earl Grey Black Tea from Teavana

Style: Earl Grey Tea – Region: China

80 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 3/5
Aug. 17th, 2015

Pretty good! I got this at a Starbucks and had them add sugar and cream (well, half and half). It worked really well together and provided a nice caffeine jolt. If let steep too long it develops not so much a bitterness as a sharpness, so I'd keep it to only a couple of minutes. The second cup was also solid, though a...

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Emperor's Clouds and Mist Green Tea from Teavana

Style: Clouds & Mist (Yun Wu) – Region: China

80 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 3/5
Jul. 1st, 2015

A nice green tea! It has a quality that is both vegetable and not-quite-baked. I'm not entirely sure how to describe this. It tastes similar to teas that I had while in Japan, and which I enjoyed very much there. It seems to have cause a slight tickle in my throat the way that some green teas can. I still need to figur...

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Peach Tranquility Herbal Tea from Teavana

Style: Fruit (Herbal) Tea – Region: Blend

57 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 2/5
Mar. 13th, 2015

Not bad, but not the best peach-flavored tea I've had. The chamomile isn't bitter and adds body, and the aroma is strongly of a sweet peach. There's also a creaminess of an unknown source, and it's not quite right. After I started drinking it, I had an odd feeling--like my nose and the top of my throat had become sligh...

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Pineapple Kona Pop Herbal Tea from Teavana

Style: Herbal Tea – Region: Blend

80 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 3/5
Feb. 14th, 2015

Candied pineapple with assorted fruits and flowers. Nice! A balanced mixture of tartness and sweetness for those who love robust fruity flavors. There is no need for additional sweetening.

The pineapple, the strongest taste by far, tastes natural rather than fake. The rest of the flavors are the support team, and th...

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S'mores Oolong Tea (Smores) from Teavana

Style: Miscellaneous Blend – Region: Blend

80 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 3/5
Dec. 30th, 2014

I tried this when it was 50% off, and so the price wasn't bad.

I wouldn't call this precisely a s'more, but it is very pleasantly close. The sweetness was present, but not overwhelming, which is great. If you sort of meditate on graham crackers, you can taste them. All in all, a balanced and well done mixture of swe...

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Sencha Jade Reserve™ Green Tea from Teavana

Style: Sencha – Region: ?????

67 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 2/5
Nov. 28th, 2014

For the second time since I began recording here, I found a green tea that tastes good but that causes a tickle/tension in my throat. I won't be getting this one again, but if you've never had an (allergic?) reaction like this, then it's a good sencha to try.

The color is brightly green, and there is a surprisingly ...

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Dragonwell Green Tea from Teavana

Style: Dragon Well (Long Jing) – Region: Zhejiang, China

60 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 2/5
Nov. 23rd, 2014

Not a bad tea, but not as impressive as other Dragonwells I've had, actually. It went bitter too easily (and the infusion was still pretty weak) and it wasn't grassy enough for my taste. Worth trying, but not quite as good as I was hoping.

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Golden Monkey Black Tea from Teavana

Style: Golden Monkey – Region: Fujian, China

57 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 2/5
Nov. 23rd, 2014

Raisin-like, with a slight bitterness in the aftertaste. Not bad, but not something I'd buy for myself. Tried a free sample at the store.

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Oprah Chai Herbal Blend from Teavana

Style: Chai / Spiced Tea – Region: Blend

77 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 3/5
Jul. 21st, 2014

Heads Up: I need to redo this rating, as I'm sure I was not rating the herbal version.

I was worried about this tea due to it seeming gimmicky, but I was pleasantly surprised how very tasty it was. Full flavor balanced between spiciness and sweetness. I would happily drink this many, many times. I should note that t...

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Gyokuro Imperial Green Tea from Teavana

Style: Gyokuro – Region: Japan

70 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 2/5
Jun. 17th, 2014

Very nice green tea. It has a flavor somewhere between nutty and also fruity, if green tea were a fruit. Naturally sweet enough, it needs no sweetener. You'll want to steep it briefly and drink it somewhat quickly, as the taste can go bitter even after it's done steeping.

I only wish the price was lower.

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Caramel Almond Amaretti from Teavana

Style: Herbal Tea – Region: Blend

77 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Jan. 27th, 2014

I like the flavor, aroma, and color of this tea. (It's bright pink due to the beetroot in it.) It doesn't actually have any tea or herb leaves in it, but I still like it. Its sweetness is nice and subtle -- just enough, so that I don't feel the need to add any sweetener. The apple and beetroot give it a not-quite-fruit...

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Samurai Chai Mate from Teavana

Style: Flavored Yerba Maté – Region: Blend

63 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Jan. 20th, 2014

Though the instructions say to steep this tea 5-6 minutes, I've found steeping it for 4 produces a more delicate flavor that I prefer. The only distinct aroma I can smell is a light cinnamon scent. It's not an especially complex tea, but it's nice.

I remember getting this because I enjoyed their free sample at the s...

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Spiced Apple Cider Rooibos from Teavana

Style: Rooibos Chai / Spiced Rooibos – Region: Blend

60 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 2/5
Jan. 17th, 2014

I'm still making up my mind about this tea. I think I may have over-brewed it slightly. Also, I added a little sugar, but think it may benefit from a little more. Also, I think it might be better cold, but this time I tried it hot.

Regardless, the apple smell isn't quite as strong as I was expecting/hoping, but it's...

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