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I’m really sad that I’m out of this one. Lightly sweet, not overly bitter from the almonds – this was a good work tea and is sorely missed.

How come I only run out of the teas I really enjoy drinking?!

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50
drank Ohana by Tea & Absinthe
52 tasting notes

As a huge fan of Lilo & Stitch, I had to pick this tea up when I ran across the T&A booth at a comic con I was attending. In the canister it has an intensely fruity, floral aroma and you can clearly see large flowers and rose petals generously intermixed into the black tea base.

After a standard black tea brew it provided me with a rich amber liquid that still smells strongly tropical – I swear I’m picking up pineapple, though I can’t imagine why – but sadly it’s all a bit overwhelmed by the strong black tea base, to the point where none of the flavors actually come through.

I’m quite disappointed, as my nose was promising me many fruity delights and my palate can’t find a single one. :/

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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85
drank Raspberry Mint by Tea & Absinthe
26 tasting notes

Received this as a sample when I ordered Starry Night (which is also great). I wasn’t sure raspberry and mint would go together, but it really works; somehow the slightly tangy sweetness of the raspberries and the cool, refreshing mint taste come together into a nice summery tea that’s great iced.

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drank Starry Night by Tea & Absinthe
26 tasting notes

Starry night is a favorite of mine. The coconut is the dominant flavor and gives it a slight sweetness, and the almond contrasts nicely. It doesn’t need sugar, but isn’t too desserty.

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Not bad but the cream flavor was a bit understated.

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Decent work tea. The bananas we’re definitely noticeable, but this tea was (surprisingly) not very sweet. It was okay, but I probably wouldn’t repurchase.

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drank Drink Me by Tea & Absinthe
446 tasting notes

Not bad! The brittle lends a subtle sweetness to this otherwise light tea.

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I bought this tea because I like Vanilla, and my sister likes Doctor Who. I think it is absolutely DELICIOUS! The Vanilla custard flavor really shows up nicely without being too sweet or overpowering the actual black tea flavor. Very smooth, my only regret is that I didn’t buy enough

Flavors: Vanilla

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Spiced Pear by Tea & Absinthe
154 tasting notes

This is quite a yummy tea that I was able to try thanks to my friend Stephanie. I’m sad to see it go out of my cupboard, but I sure did enjoy it while I had it. It smells of nice, warm, poached pears but tastes more mellow.

Flavors: Pear, Spices

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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