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drank Magic Potion by DAVIDsTEA
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Big disappointment as it didn’t change colors…. well it went from clear to pale yellow/green to slightly yellow/orange. So I guess it did change colors but definitely not as advertised.

The taste was ok but even steeping for a longer period of time, I felt it was a weak tea. In retrospect, I guess I could taste the stevia and a slight berry taste.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Maple Espresso by Trader Joe's
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While I’ve not found a maple tea I enjoy, my Canadian friend dropped off some maple espresso for me. She’s unaware that I also don’t care for coffee. BUT I gave the tea a try twice and nope it’s not for me. Gonna pass on finishing the bags I do have and give it over to my coffee drinking husband. Maybe he’ll enjoy it and I can convert him to tea drinking.

Flavors: Espresso

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 7 min, 30 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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I had not heard of this tea maker but a friend had commented on their Facebook page and that led to a conversation which led to her dropping off a surprise tea package for the holidays. Love my tea friends!
I really enjoyed this black tea. Generally I feel black teas need a little sweetener but I always give the tea a chance first. I added nothing to it and enjoyed this one morning before heading to work. I loved the scent of rosemary which is not a herb I would typically associate with a cup of tea.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank DeTox by Yogi Tea
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In light of all the over indulging I participated in during the month of December, on New Years Day, I pulled out the random very old packet of DeTox tea that had been hanging out lonely in my “medicinal” tea box. Given how I felt after staying up most of NYE and having several cocktails, I don’t think I can give this a fair review but I will say it was “meh”. However, that was my opinion of most everything on Jan 1. I wasn’t wowed by it but at least I had a cup of tea to snuggle with on the couch.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Orange Dreamsicle by Steeped Tea
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A tasty roobios tea that was gifted to me from a friend who over indulged at a tea home sale party. I love the smell of the tea leaves- definitely similar to a orange creamsicle and summer. The tea itself is very fruity and yummy to drink. While I do see the pineapple pieces in it I only taste orange and papaya with the roobios. Packaging says the leaves are good for two brews but I never find that to be true.

Flavors: Fruity, Orange

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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A random tea bag in my stash, I might have snagged it when I was on a trip at the beginning of the year. I enjoyed this tea and would pick it up again if they changed their packaging to eliminate plastics. I found it to be light, slightly nutty, and smooth.

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A cast off from a friend who didn’t care for it. I also have to say, it’s not a favorite alone. With a little honey, I find it improved.
There’s a earthy taste to it, similar to mushrooms. I do taste the spearmint -which is not a favorite flavor of mine but I don’t generally dislike it. However, I don’t feel that spearmint and lemon is a good combination in this.

Flavors: Autumn Leaf Pile, Lemon, Spearmint, Wet Earth

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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drank White Pear by Revolution Tea
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Another from the Revolution sampler pack- and this one is a winner. I forgot how much I enjoy White teas. I really should pick up more. My stash is lacking.

This one had a lovely pear scent and was delightful to drink. The pear taste was clean and not too heavy. The tea was tasty and smooth.

Flavors: Pear, Sweet

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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drank Cold Season by Yogi Tea
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Obviously, I generally drink this when sick. To be honest, I actually really like the flavors. I feel like the herbs work well together. Though I’m not sure that they work but I’ll pretend it does.

Flavors: Cardamon, Clove, Ginger

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec

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drank toasted s'mores by Steeped Tea
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A friend sent this to me as she was cleaning out her tea cabinet because she had too much. Clearly something I don’t understand. I had attended the same in home party she had when she purchased this and at the time, didn’t care for the smell of the mix.
On first brew, it did not taste much different than a basic black tea blend.
On second brew (as the package says it’s good for 3 steeps), it smelled stronger (but reminded me of wet dog paws) but tasted like hot water. I did let it steep longer (6 minutes) but it remained unimpressive.
Not an impressive tea.

Flavors: Fur, Pecan, Wet Wood

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML

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