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drank Sunburst by Chroma Tea
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This was just never as good as I wanted it to be. Cinnamon and a generic citrus/fruit flavor.

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This is actually much more delicious than I was expecting. It’s a matcha dusted green tea, and isn’t bitter at all.

The peach aroma is strong and really juicy/authentic. The flavor is a bit more muted, but overall still nice. I can’t really taste the cinnamon, but it’s still an enjoyable cup.

Cameron B.

Ooh, matcha with peach and cinnamon sounds interesting. I think I’ve seen this brand at my local Japanese grocery, I’ll have to take a look next time! :)

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An okay blend. A bit of a fruity/citrus thing going on. A bit of cinnamon. I can’t taste any of the turmeric. Meh.

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drank White Peach by Adagio Teas
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This is weak, even for white tea standards. The flavor isn’t terrible, it’s just a bit too muted for my taste.

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Sooooo bitter. I only steeped this for 3 minutes and the cup is absolutely ruined.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Sunburst by Chroma Tea
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I’ve really enjoyed trying Chroma’s blends. I’ve had this one for quite awhile, but just got around to trying it today.

It’s really beautiful and has giant pineapple chunks.

I think I need to try this again before giving it a rating- I mostly tasted cinnamon and some generic citrus flavor, despite the large pineapple chunks. The ration in my scoop must’ve been off.

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drank Dream On by 52teas
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I got home from my trip for school yesterday…and I have COVID. cry I managed to avoid it this long, but it seemed inevitable. Luckily it’s not too bad (feels like a low grade cold), and I haven’t lost my sense of taste or smell.

I tend to drink lots of herbal blends when I’m sick. Decided to finally give this a try. It’s nice! A bit of lavender, but mostly strawberry…and blueberry? I don’t think there’s blueberry in the ingredients, but I definitely taste blueberry.

There’s a bit of a creamy mouthfeel from the marshmallow root.

Flavors: Blueberry, Lavender, Strawberry

Leafhopper

Ugh! I hope you feel better soon!

Cameron B.

Drink plenty of cozy tea and get well soon! ❤

Courtney

The same thing has happened to my partner and I. We avoided it this whole time and just got it (from the guy in the suite that shares our ventilation agh). I hope you feel better soon!

52Teas

I hope you feel better soon.

Kelmishka

Oh no! Feel better soon!

amandastory516

Thanks, everyone! Drinking so much tea and feeling very thankful it’s not worse.

ashmanra

Feel better soon!

derk

Quick recovery to you, amandastory.

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By the end of the conference, it was this and a sleepytime Bigelow blend as the remaining options. I figured a sleep blend wouldn’t be great as I was trying to make it through a full day of lectures. So, ended up with this.

This is not good. This is abysmal. I cringed everyt ime I took a sip. I’m not really sure what I was tasting, but I know it wasn’t good.

Skysamurai

I feel your pain. Bigelow does a decent black tea for when nothing else but Lipton is available but the bagged greens are just the worst..

derk

Bigelow green tastes of neglect, suffering and despair. I am so sorry.

Skysamurai

@derk. I kinda laughed at your comment at first but I quickly sobered when I realized it is a hard reality for many for pluck the tea

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drank Orange and Spice by Bigelow
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I’ve been in New Orleans over the last few days for an “immersion weekend” for the law school I’m attending. The tea situation was dreadful. No coffee pot or kettle in the room, and the only source of hot water available was in the overpriced restaurant in the lobby of the hotel (which was only open from 7am-11am)…which I had to pay $4 for. So, for the most part, I ended up just drinking whatever was available at the event itself, which was exclusively a range of Bigelow blends.

This was…fine. It was orange, it was spice. It was pretty unremarkable, but it was tea.

Cameron B.

The horror! >.< Here’s hoping you’re home now with your tea collection!

Mastress Alita

This is why I end up shoving my kettle into my bag, even though it takes up so much space… >_>

Skysamurai

I’m sorry. This is why I want to become a traveling tea consultant. To bring these atrocities to an end! hehe

Skysamurai

By the way if you want to taste a stellar version of this tea look up Marketspice.

amandastory516

Luckily I’m home with my collection now! I’ll have to bring my kettle on trips going forward…giving up that space is worth it if I don’t have to go without a decent cup of tea again.

Thank you for the recommendation, I’ll have to give it a try!

Michelle

They do make foldable kettles that take up less space. I really like mine!

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I was gifted a single teabag of this blend. Very glad it was given to me, as I never would have purchased it on my own- I’ve been burned by honey/chamomile blends too many times before. They always have stevia (blechhhh) or licorice root so strong it dominates the entire cup. Luckily, this one has neither and made for a really lovely evening blend. The chamomile is most dominant, with a bit of honey and vanilla balancing the chamomile out nicely.

Actually quite a nice bedtime blend and one I would purchase in the future.

vallhallow

I like this one a lot with a little extra honey for an unexpected sore throat remedy.

teaqueen

This one is dreamy and perfect for the pre-bedtime ritual!

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Hello! I live in Los Angeles with my boyfriend and 3 cats [+however many foster cats I have at the moment]. I’m also obsessed with all things spooky.

I became obsessed with the world of tea through DavidsTea years ago. I love to try new brands, so I’m constantly on the look out for new-to-me companies.

Favorite Brands:
Whispering Pines
The Necessiteas
Brutaliteas
August Uncommon
Lupicia
Jolie Tea Co.

Favorite flavors:
Marshmallow
Vanilla
Marzipan
Almond
Honey
Smoke
Cocoa
Malt
Sweet Potato
Banana
Pineapple
Melon

Dislikes:
Stevia
Red Rooibos
Coconut

Though, I’ll taste anything once!

I mainly brew western style.I like my tea extremely strong, so I tend to use wayyyyy more dry leaf than suggested.

Location

Los Angeles, CA

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