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I’ve had this a bunch of times now and always struggle to describe it. The flavor is pretty herbal/savory, but pleasant. It’s fresh tasting, but I don’t find myself reaching for it very frequently. It’s difficult to identify individual flavors, but everything fits together well.

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drank Banana Tie Guan Yin by 52teas
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My cats smashed my mug full of this tea (and knocked over several others, making the world’s hugest mess) so I’ve had to make a second mug of it. I’m drinking it at room temperature, and it’s a nice, authentic green banana flavor with a pleasant oolong background. This tea is just so fresh-tasting and lovely. And I’ve officially finished my last advent calendar tea from 2020! Feels good to be caught up finally.


Bless their little feline hearts!

Cameron B.

I still have one last Vahdam advent tin hanging around somewhere… :P


Just in time for more advents! :P

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Hmmm I drank some of the green version of this tea today, and I have to say that one is a lot more accurate to the name. I didn’t include any marshmallows in the cup, but I don’t think that would have made a difference. It tastes kind of deep and roasted, maybe approaching caramel or brown sugar? It tastes good, but not at all like the name. In my second cup, I get a fair amount of smokiness. Thanks to amandastory516 for sharing!

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I got this from a cute shop in Durango, CO. It was fun talking with the owner about tea. I was a little hesitant to try a turmeric tea, but I hadn’t had one in a while, so I figured I’d just go with it! Unfortunately, it’s a little savory for me. I really taste the turmeric, and that’s not a flavor I enjoy in tea. It belongs in my dinner instead! Otherwise, there are some chai spices, and it all tastes a little better with almond milk. Really not my thing though.

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drank Creme Brûlée by The NecessiTeas
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Thanks to amandastory516 for this sample! I wouldn’t be able to tell it’s creme brulee specifically since it’s missing that slightly burnt element, but it’s enjoyable. It definitely tastes sweet and desserty, and milk complements it well.

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Ha I’m always complaining about this particular pumpkin flavoring. I ordered all of these teas in the same shipment because I usually love pumpkin, but now I know better and won’t order pumpkin from CG again. So this should be the last of my complaints! Again, the pumpkin is too fruity for me. However, I enjoy the flavorings it’s paired with in this tea more than usual. Maybe since this time it’s going for cupcake instead of chai, I don’t find the flavor contrast to be as off-putting. With milk, it’s sweet and fruity and fine.

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I don’t usually choose apple teas, but this one smelled so good I just had to get it! The flavor is a little thinner than I’d prefer. I definitely get spicy cinnamon and a good amount of apple. Maybe there’s some ginger in there as well. I don’t get any pastry element to it. I think it tastes better cooled to room temperature. It gains some body somehow that way. I’m enjoying this, but I do feel like it needs a little something extra to tie it all together.

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Wow, this tea smells amazing. Warm, the flavor was decent, but I could tell it would be better cold, so I refrigerated it. Now it’s quite candy-like with a lovely, creamy vanilla. It’s all pretty fake and slightly thin, but I still enjoy it. It’s a heavy blend, so you don’t get a lot for your money, meaning I probably won’t buy it again, but it was fun! Sadly, one batch of it was wasted when I took it to work in my tumbler and the metal made the flavor really weird.

Mastress Alita

I got a work tumbler that has a “ceramic” inner lining and only has the metal as the outer lining. I love it! Now my tea doesn’t taste weird and it stays piping hot all through the work day.


I have an old Teavana tumbler, and it’s absolutely perfect (large, great seal so I can throw it in my bag, etc) so I’ll feel sad replacing it, but if I can have all that plus a ceramic lining, I might be sold! Would you mind sharing a link to the one you have?

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This one is much better than the similar-sounding Sharon’s blend. The orange is clear and tasty. The spices are bold and complement the orange well. It’s a well-rounded tea! It didn’t need milk, but I added some the second time I had it, and that really helped it be a quality chai. This is one of the best takes on this flavor profile I’ve had in a while! I actually ordered a second sample packet.

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drank Sparkling Sangria by DAVIDsTEA
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This smells and tastes a little like alcohol, which I guess may have been the goal. Still, some low quality herbals I tried from Teavivre had that same flavor incidentally, and I disliked those. Due to that similarity, this whole thing ends up tasting pretty not great for me. I think I’ll still be able to finish the bag. Below the alcohol flavor is a mild fruity flavor. I feel like I taste melon most of all, but that can’t be right. It’s drinkable cold, but not really my thing.

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I’m an event planner who always has multiple mugs of tea beside me. Hobbies other than tea include board games, video games, cooking international dishes, science fiction, hiking, jigsaw puzzles, tap dancing, reading, listening to podcasts, and playing with my troublesome kitties.

Favorite flavors: dessert flavors, nutty, melon, mint, strawberry, anything rooibos-related.

Don’t prefer: Smoky, rosemary, savory flavors, floral (other than lavender), plain tea.

I always drink flavored tea, and preferably caffeine-free or black. I’ll try just about anything though! Let me know if you’re interested in a swap!

My ratings are kind of meaningless, but basically
90-100 pretty perfect
80-89 really good
70-79 good, but not the best
60-69 okay, but probably not for me
1-59 varying degrees of dislike



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