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There was just enough for a tasting of this one left. I’m still trying to branch out from typical flavored blacks and this one was interesting to say the least. It’s very savory, with heavy sweet potato notes. I’ll have to hunt down some more samples of Ruby 18 – this one intrigued me.

Flavors: Sweet Potatoes

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The Rubies are worth hunting down. :D Zentealife.com has a nice one.

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drank Witches' Brew by No. Six Depot
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I picked this one out because it looked to be a hibiscus, berry based tea. It isn’t (though I could swear there’s some hibiscus to this blend.) There’s some citrus and floral tones and it’s surprisingly good hot. Supposedly there is rose and chamomile; both of which are flavors that I’m not fond of. But overall I really like this one, I’ll have to add it to my end of the day/sleepytime tea collection.

Flavors: Citrus, Floral, Honey

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drank Blueberry Torte by Fava Tea Co.
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I’m not in love with this but I don’t hate it either. It’s tart, there’s definitely a layer of hibiscus in this one and the blueberries are the star player. But there’s also some creamy notes, a little bit of baked bread/pastry, and I am picking up the caramel (how come I can’t find a tea that tastes like caramel but I can find the notes in teas that I don’t want to taste like caramel??) I might hold on to this simply because there’s only enough for one or two more cups and maybe by then I’ll be able to decide if I like it or not :P

Flavors: Baked Bread, Blueberry, Caramel, Hibiscus, Pastries, Tart

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I steeped some of this this morning and I really enjoyed it hot, it had a mild strawberry taste and the same puerh flavor I get from David’s flavored puerhs… which I like. Unfortunately, as it cooled the strawberry flavor became an undertone and the puerh shone through. Great if you like puerh, but I don’t. I’ll have to give this one another try and finish the cup before it cools.

Flavors: Strawberry

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drank Fig Rose by Teavana
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I had this one last night. There was only enough left for two cups and you better believe I had them both. I really loved this one which surprised me because I’m not a big fan of fig and I usually hate rose. I’ve already forgotten what flavors this had to it but I did really enjoy it. Definitely going to keep a look out if I ever buy from Teavana again.

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I’m glad you’re working on finishing some of those teas in the teabox. :D

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drank Sweet Apple Cider by DAVIDsTEA
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I’m not sure if this is the same Apple Cider tea that David’s has this year but I like this one. It is a little artificial/candy flavored but I’m not mad. It still tastes more like apple cider than apple juice which makes me happy. I’ll be taking this one out of the box to fill the hole in my collection where Celestial Seasonings’ Caramel Apple Dream once was.

Quick edit: if they wanted this to really be more like cider, it’s missing those cinnamon and clove notes I crave in cider.

Flavors: Apple, Apple Candy, Artificial, Sweet

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This one has been in the back of my mind but I decided over the summer that I wouldn’t be buying any more tea for the rest of the year….. that didn’t happen but I was adamant of that when this was on the shelves in Davids. I’m so happy there’s a few teaspoons of it in the box.

I had this cold. It’s vaguely creamy with heavy hibiscus but it isn’t sharp/clean feeling in my mouth (not a bad thing) I’m not really getting the rhubarb flavor to this but I am getting the berry/strawberry flavor which is what I was looking forward to. I noticed in the flavor profile beetroot is mentioned and I do get a liiiittle bit of that flavor. Overall, this one is surprisingly delicious.

Flavors: Berry, Creamy, Hibiscus, Strawberry

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I’m glad there was some of this in the teabox for you! I bought a ton of this year myself. Couldn’t resist. Whoops. :D

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drank Cocomint Cream by DAVIDsTEA
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This…is weird. There is a creaminess to it, but it also tastes like dill and spearmint and reminds me of that flavor you get in your mouth if you eat right after brushing your teeth. It’s a bit sour (lime?) and grassy…
I’m not sure I’ll be able to finish this cuppa.

Flavors: Apple, Coconut, Dill, Grass, Lime, Spearmint

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drank Spiced Plum by Harney & Sons
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I’ve had the Passion Plum from Harney before (and I may have even had this one as well) and I remember liking it but not loving it. I’m still in the same boat now – the plum is hidden, it’s still there and a little crisp (almost hibiscus-y) but this tastes like apple crisp with a little bit of plum in it. It would be fantastic with a little bowl of ice cream right before bed. I’ll definitely keep digging into this one while I have the box but I don’t know if I’ll be keeping it with me.

Flavors: Apple, Baked Bread, Cinnamon, Clove, Nutmeg, Oats, Plums

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drank French Toast by 52teas
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I’m going to preface this by saying I hate French Toast – I’ve had multiple french toast teas and they’re really hit or miss, it depends on which flavors come out from the tea.
This one has a mild chai taste, I’m not getting much baked bread flavor but the black tea base is heavily apparent, not that I mind. It reminds me exactly of what I interpret the end of fall to taste like, a little Christmassy with the cinnamon and nutmeg flavors. It almost tastes like eggnog without the creaminess. Overall I actually like it.

Not rating as to not screw with those who actually like French Toast flavored teas.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Eggnog, Nutmeg, Vanilla

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I got into loose leaf teas about three years back when I figured I might be a little too old for Celestial Seasoning’s Zinger Teas. Ever since, I’ve been sneaking out of the house to find obscure hole in the wall tea shops to get my fix and swapping teas as I go.
Lately, I’ve been into herbals and rooibos, but I do enjoy black tea, specifically ceylons. I mainly drink flavored teas.

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