Zhena's Gypsy Tea

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Steeped 3 minutes and poured over ice, chilled per directions. Smells like my middle school Bath & Body Works locker freshener – very artificial berry smelling. Tastes like nothing.

Tried this flavor hot as well – tastes like nothing. Tasted 10.2018

Flavors: Artificial, Berry, Sweet

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 32 OZ / 946 ML

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Per directions, steeped 4 bags in 2 cups of hot water for 3 minutes. Then mixed with cold water and chilled. Tastes very plain. Smells like citrus, but that is not evident in the flavor. Tried it hot – brewed for 2 min. Tasted like bad water. Tasted 10.2018

Flavors: Citrus, Sour

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec 32 OZ / 946 ML

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5

Smells like citrus. Appears thick and syrup-y, very very dark pink. Tastes astringent. Tasted 08.2018

Flavors: Citrus, Sour

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec 9 OZ / 266 ML

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30

Tastes like a generic green tea – plain, rice, matcha, unsweetened.

Flavors: Green, Rice

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 45 sec 9 OZ / 266 ML

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15

The description was promising, but the tea tasted very plain. It was flavored as rice/plain/green tea. Tasted 09.2018

Flavors: Green, Rice

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 15 sec 9 OZ / 266 ML

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11

Not as overpowering in scent as the green tea version of this. I added some milk because the tea seemed thin, but it didn’t improve it. I don’t much like the coconut taste, but the addition of the candle-like heavy spices was too much. Tasted 09.2018

Flavors: Bitter, Coconut, Musty, Spices

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 45 sec 9 OZ / 266 ML

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70

Very enjoyable, not cloyingly sweet. Tasted 08.2018

Flavors: Mint, Sweet

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec 9 OZ / 266 ML

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40

Tastes like a basic, nice mint tea. Something you might reach for to settle your stomach. Tried it cold over ice – it was very bitter. I steeped 4 bags in 2 cups of hot water for 3 minutes, then mixed with 2 cups of cold water and chilled it overnight. The cold bitter minty water didn’t do it for me. Tasted 10.2018

Flavors: Mint

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 9 OZ / 266 ML

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50

Drinkable with subtle floral scents. I like it, but it’s nothing extraordinary. After finishing the cup, I couldn’t describe it/remember it well. Tasted 09.2018

Flavors: Floral, Sweet

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec 9 OZ / 266 ML

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1

Tea tastes great plain with no additives. More floral as compared to Ginger Peach from The Republic of Tea. I really liked this tea until I had it after it had been in a mug on a hot plate throughout the day. The tea bag was not in it the whole time – only in the initial steeping. The tea turned very very bitter and I developed an aversion to the taste. My rating went from 9/10 to 0/10. Tasted 09.2018

Flavors: Floral, Ginger, Peach

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec 9 OZ / 266 ML

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drank Gypsy Rose by Zhena's Gypsy Tea
105 tasting notes

Very light, pleasant. Unsure if additives would do anything to improve the flavor. Light rose/floral, basic rose tea flavors. Not sickly sweet. Tasted 09.2018

Flavors: Floral, Rose, Sweet

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 9 OZ / 266 ML

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Coconut smell is overwhelming and makes it difficult to even approach it to taste. Once you’re able to sip it, it’s very plain – almost neutral. Tasted 08.2018.

Flavors: Coconut, Musty

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 1 min, 30 sec 9 OZ / 266 ML

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90

Strong raspberry flavor without becoming overwhelming. Very drinkable without any additives. Tried over ice – very bitter, didn’t like it at all. Recommended steeping time 3-6 minutes. Tasted 08.2018.

Flavors: Floral, Raspberry, Spices, Tea

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 9 OZ / 266 ML

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Discovery Tea box – Tea #17

I love chai and caramel and this seems like an awesome option for late at night drinking. Rooibos chai blends are so lovely in winter. I used one teabag with this one and I wasn’t noticing much spice at all. The deep red cup was mostly sweet, not particularly ‘caramel’ but this isn’t a bad option. The mouthfeel seemed very syrupy despite the rooibos. I like this paired with red rather than black tea because there are already limited choices for nighttime. If it was with a black tea, I’d probably never reach for it.

Arby

I find this one devoid of caramel as well. I like rooibos, though, so I still drink it sometimes before bed.

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36

This was my first loose leaf tea and it’s sadly unimpressive. The black tea is very bitter and doesn’t have much body and the coconut is overpowered by the other spices in the flavor. I felt like I was drinking more of a diluted black tea with cinnamon water no matter how long I steeped it. All in all it’s not really worth the price and many chai flavored bagged teas are better than it.

Flavors: Cardamon, Cinnamon, Clove, Nutmeg

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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80

The initial smell of this tea is bright and citrusy, but a bit overwhelming. The smell is equally as strong when brewed. The color is a beautiful orange. The flavor isn’t as strong as I would like, but I will make sure to brew it longer next time to see if that helps. The main thing I taste is the orange, but the floral notes are what lingers. I like the tea well enough as I have brewed it this time, but I think I will like it more next time when I allow it to brew longer. This tea is a caffeine-free herbal tea that offers a nice alternative to a chamomile (I still love chamomile).

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp

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drank Apple Rose by Zhena's Gypsy Tea
186 tasting notes

well, in my quest to find something to replace the NIna’s Paris Marie Antoinette tea (without ordering online), i discovered this on sale at the local World Market! brought it home and eagerly prepared a cuppa, steeping one sachet in about 9oz of freshly boiled water for 3 minutes. Initial thoughts? Although very slightly artificial tasting, overall quite delicious! I think the Nina’s base tea may have been a little more strong than this tea, but it’s still in there, taste-wise. the rose and apple flavors joust merrily with each other, never one beating the other back, but coming to a pleasing detente in the mouth. the aftertaste has just a touch of apple cider flavor to it, so i suppose apple wins after all.
Since i only had the Marie Antoinette once, in a french cafe in NM, i cannot directly compare. going by memory though, this is not an exact match, but does indeed scratch the itch when i’m craving some lightly perfumed apple tea, an apple tea that is not cinnamon-spice-based. plus, the price is definitely right.
all this said, i really hope my mom, local to that french cafe, gets me a box of Nina’s for Christmas.

Flavors: Apple, Perfume, Rose

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 9 OZ / 266 ML
juliebeth

Second steeping for 3 minutes yesterday…eeeeew, flavor washed out, is awful. Second steeping today for 5-6 minutes….mmmm, super apple-y, not as much rose, but still tasty! Def not doing a third steep, can’t imagine it would work at all.

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drank Caramel Chai Red by Zhena's Gypsy Tea
2785 tasting notes

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drank Caramel Chai Red by Zhena's Gypsy Tea
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drank Caramel Chai Red by Zhena's Gypsy Tea
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drank Caramel Chai Red by Zhena's Gypsy Tea
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drank Caramel Chai Red by Zhena's Gypsy Tea
2785 tasting notes

The licorice in this really takes away from the chai thing they have going. Also, there isn’t very much caramel. I was hoping to love this as much as I do Fireside Chai, another rooibos chai from the same company. This isn’t the same.

Flavors: Clove, Licorice, Metallic, Spicy, Sweet

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