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80
drank Almond Amaretto by Teeccino
1491 tasting notes

The first time I had this, I loved it. I tasted a pleasant mixture of coffee and almond. The almond definitely leans in a desserty way, basically like amaretto. The second time, the amaretto aspect was too strong, and I ended up with too much of an alcohol flavor remaining. It was still drinkable, but that sharp alcohol tang was unwelcome. The resteep still tasted good though. Thanks tea-and-cats! I wish I had more bags of this so I could deliver a more certain verdict.

Skysamurai

Teeccino is such a unique company

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88
drank Snickerdoodle by Teeccino
1491 tasting notes

This is so good. I don’t like coffee, but this blend somehow takes the best things from coffee while leaving out the worst. So it’s totally like having a coffee latte, but the perfect version for me. The hint of spices could be snickerdoodle – they’re certainly desserty and tasty. Thanks for introducing me to this company tea-and-cats! I will almost certainly have to purchase more.

getanzt

That sounds yummy!

gmathis

Oh, wow….I’m not sure I’ve seen their Snickerdoodle locally, but I have loved every Teeccino I’ve tried so far. Their Dark Chocolate is amazing.

AJRimmer

I’ll definitely have to check that one out! (Along with all their other flavors!)

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drank Vanilla Nut by Teeccino
2729 tasting notes

I got tea mail! Thank you, gmathis!

I steeped this last night before bed as a caffeine free treat. When I tore open the pouch, the aroma was much like O’Connor’s Cream from Teageschwendner, available at Tin Roof Teas.
It was chocolate-y and boozy. I had not expected chocolate with the name Vanilla Nut, but the first ingredient is carob.

This steeps up DARK. I mean COFFEE DARK. I am not a coffee drinker, but this reminded me of coffee from the few times I tried it, but with no bitterness, no acid. The fig and dates so sweeten it nicely, and if you add a splash of milk and a dash of sugar, you have a hot cocoa replacement.

This is something I think two of my daughters would like, and one of my neighbors, so I looked into where I could get it and found that my trusty Vitacost has it for less than five dollars.

Next time I order vitamins I will throw in a box to share!

gmathis

The dark chocolate is absolutely wonderful. Candy bar wonderful.

ashmanra

Good to know!

Lexie Aleah

I really enjoy the mocha flavor but they have a lot of good ones.

ashmanra

I will definitely check out their other flavors!

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This was probably my favorite from the sampler box. I held on to this one for quite a while not wanting to finish it off. It was minty and mocha-like and delicious. The soymilk I added turned it into a creamy lazy latte. I would repurchase this one for sure!

Flavors: Chicory, Mint, Mocha, Roasted

Preparation
Boiling 14 OZ / 414 ML

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75
drank Dandelion Dark Roast by Teeccino
2725 tasting notes

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The last of the Teeccino dandelion tisanes. (Truthfully, I have two more, but I’m putting them in my rehoming box because they’re coconut and turmeric, neither of which sounds particularly appealing to me…)

This one really does taste like coffee. If you gave me a mug of this and told me it was coffee, I think I would believe you. It’s somewhat bitter, somewhat acidic, but well-balanced with a deep roasty-toasty flavor.

Added some oat milk to the second half of the mug, and it wasn’t my favorite combination. Something about it tasted plastic-y or something? So I definitely preferred it plain.

Not something I would order, as I’m not a big coffee drinker. But I could totally see this as a nice evening-friendly replacement for coffee if I were so inclined.

Flavors: Acidic, Bitter, Coffee, Roasted, Roasted Barley, Roasted Nuts

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 14 OZ / 414 ML
gmathis

I have really liked the Teeccinos I have tried for their coffee-ness, but I haven’t ventured into the dandelions just yet. Their just plain dark chocolate is absolutely delicious.

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78
drank Dandelion Mocha Mint by Teeccino
2725 tasting notes

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Still working through my Teeccino dandelion root sampler. Haven’t been loving them so far, but this is the flavor I was most excited about.

It’s quite good actually. The mocha flavoring really helps to justify the slight bitterness from the dandelion/chicory, and overall it tastes a lot like coffee. But there’s a deep chocolaty note as well, obviously. And the mint is light and refreshing, and reminds me of mint chocolate chip ice cream. It’s still quite acidic of course, but so is coffee. Overall it does remind me of a peppermint mocha.

I might actually consider buying a box of this one… I bet it would be delicious with milk as well. :)

Flavors: Acidic, Bitter, Burnt, Char, Cocoa, Coffee, Dark Chocolate, Mint, Peppermint, Roasted, Roasted Barley, Roasted Nuts, Sweet

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 16 OZ / 473 ML
Courtney

Woohoo, a few more sipdowns for 2021!

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60
drank Dandelion Red Chai by Teeccino
2725 tasting notes

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Using two teabags for a 16-ounce mug, and steeping a bit less than last time to try to avoid excessive bitterness. Although this blend has rooibos as well, so it’s quite different from the herbal tisane I tried before.

It’s still fairly strong on the chicory and dandelion root though, and the associated bitterness. It’s fairly pleasant otherwise, with a balanced blend of spices – cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, clove, a bit of pepper maybe. I actually don’t taste a lot of rooibos, which surprises me. There’s a nice caramelized sweetness from the dates. I can’t say that I love the blackberry leaf though, it always has a more artificial-like cloying sweet flavor to me.

So not something I would buy, but a drinkable cuppa. I can see it being nice with milk as well.

Flavors: Artificial, Bitter, Black Pepper, Caramelized Sugar, Chicory, Cinnamon, Clove, Dates, Dried Fruit, Ginger, Honey, Roasted, Roasted Barley, Spices, Spicy, Sweet

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 16 OZ / 473 ML

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So I bought a Teeccino dandelion sampler pack on Amazon after being intrigued by the dandelion root in some tea that I don’t recall now. This just happened to be the flavor that sounded most intriguing this evening, so I steeped up both teabags in a 16-ounce mug.

Hmm, so not sure if I steeped this too long or if two bags was too many (it recommended 8 oz for each bag) but it’s quite bitter and acidic. Having no experience with dandelion root, I don’t know if this is normal. It’s not undrinkably bitter, but it’s certainly not the most pleasant flavor. I do taste a lot of caramel, and it reminds me of a buttery caramel sauce. Otherwise it tastes very similar to burnt popcorn, with a deep roasted flavor. I guess it’s a bit like mugicha really. I’m not sure I would pick out nuts specifically.

Anyway, I’m not sure what to think of this. I find the overall flavor pleasant enough, but the bitterness is pretty distracting. Maybe I’ll shorten the steep a bit for some of the other flavors and see if that helps?

Flavors: Acidic, Bitter, Burnt, Butter, Caramel, Popcorn, Roasted, Roasted Barley, Sweet

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 16 OZ / 473 ML
gmathis

I haven’t tried this variety yet. Sounds like a little doctoring with milk might help!

Cameron B.

I’m sure you’re right, but I almost never add milk to my tea. I’ll be interested to see if the other flavors in the sampler are similarly bitter?

AJRimmer

I’ve had one Teeccino tea, and it was pretty delicious with milk and sugar, but I don’t think I would have liked it at all without.

Lexie Aleah

These are better with milk and I think designed more for a milk or latte prep method as dandelion root is naturally bitter.

Cameron B.

Maybe I’ll try steeping the other flavors a bit less and see if that helps. I’m not opposed to adding a splash of oat milk either, he he.

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Had a cup of this one made in an espresso machine. I like this preparation better than using the drip coffee pot. I steamed some almond milk which turns it into a lovely herbal latte. The dates and fruit in this blend add the perfect amount of sweetness. I’m also a big fan of carob and can taste that in this blend which comes across as chocolate. This flavor is one of the more natural-tasting ones that Teeccino offers.

gmathis

All my Teeccino experiments have been winners!

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drank Vanilla Nut by Teeccino
2576 tasting notes

Battling a mild case of the Janu-weary blues—you know, the kind that makes you want to gnarf a whole box of Russell Stover cream centers…so in the interest of health and waistline, I limited myself to a cookie and a cup of this really nifty, chocolate-y, nearly completely guilt-free goodness. A little half and half elevates it to the satisfaction level of a cup of cocoa with figgy aftertaste. Recommended if you’re grumpy. Recommended if you’re not.

Cameron B.

I recently finished a box of See’s chocolates and oh, do I miss them ha ha.

Evol Ving Ness

Ayup. I am there with you.

CrowKettle

I an unspeakable amount of bread today. Same source.

Jason (teapartyfortwo)

I feel you! I have Seasonal Affective Disorder which fluctuates Winter to Winter. This year hasn’t been too bad (thankfully) but I’ve been eating chocolate like it’s a food group! lol

Martin Bednář

Glad to hear I am not only one with Janu-weary blues. I felt it so strong yesterday, but today it’s much better.

gmathis

I think, without realizing it, I’ve struggled a little with the seasonal affective thing since I was a kid—like teapartyfortwo, some winters more than others.

Lexie Aleah

Love this one as a dessert-y beverage.

ashmanra

I have had a few really bad days as cold weather finally hit and we had a full day of freezing rain. I finished a box of Bissinger’s chocolates and started on a Godiva. Law, how I wish I had a box of See’s….and you know what? I am a grown woman with a credit card. Wonder how long it will take to get here…

Shae

I’ve been sitting on a See’s order since December and was finally tempted enough this morning to hit submit after reading ashmanra’s comment. I’m a grown-up and I can buy my own box of chocolates if I want!

Evol Ving Ness

Haha, people, you are killing me. Thank you for reminding me about the chocolates AND the shortbreads I’ve been thinking about ordering online.

derk

Janu-weary, how have I never heard this? Hang in there!

I live two blocks from See’s. Yee who have little access need to let me know what your favorites are and I can always include some sweet treats with a swap.

gmathis

If I lived near See’s, I’d be …just like a kid in a…

tea-sipper

Oh how I love a box of chocolates… I don’t think I have had See’s though! I guess I just realized in the winter it’s usually about wittling down whatever chocolate is about…like every day…chocolate.

Shae

Just want to add, See’s Dark Salted Caramel might be the best I’ve had. Regretting now that there was only one in my box.

tea-sipper

They do that so you must buy more, Shae. :D

Shae

Well, it WORKED.

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drank Vanilla Nut by Teeccino
2576 tasting notes

I’ve become quite the Teeccino fan, due in part to the very favorable reviews here and due in part to some serendipitous local sales and Natural Grocers coupons. Burned one of those coupons today for a box of Vanilla Nut, which, says the label, also features dates and figs.

Chicory and carob are always the leader in a Teeccino, but with the vanilla and fruit, it’s almost the twin of a Cadbury’s Fruit and Nut Bar and the scent has kicked off a whale of a chocolate craving this afternoon! Pleasantly sweet on its own, but it’s going to be even better when I try the next cup with milk.

ashmanra

Hmmm, never had a Cadbury’s Fruit and Nut bar. Should I?

Evol Ving Ness

Try one. See if you like it. I prefer dark chocolate to milk, but I wouldn’t say no to one. I like additions to chocolate and these are a good size, which I also like. (i’m not a fan of teeny weeny nut bits in bars.)

gmathis

I’ve never had a Cadbury’s anything I didn’t like! ;)

Lexie Aleah

I really like the mocha flavor! The Vanilla Nut used to be my go-to though.

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65
drank Chaga Ashwagandha by Teeccino
258 tasting notes

Not a sip down, but a tea for mulligan day.
I found a few flavors of teeccino carob chicory teas on sale, and picked up three different boxes as I’m looking to drink more chicory to help my digestion. This one has added chaga mushrooms, which I have tried before in a DT blend, and ashwagandha, which I’ve never known to have a calming effect. I did enjoy the other two flavors I picked up, but this one, hmmm, not so much. It does have a nice chocolatey flavor, brews up thick when only 6 oz of water is used, but does have a chalky aftertaste. Not one I’d buy again, even for chicory in a nice travel friendly packet.

Flavors: Bitter, Creamy, Dark Chocolate

Evol Ving Ness

The flavour and smell of ashwaghanda is horse sweat, so admittedly it is something most would like to cover up. Though in Ayurveda, it is often used to calm stress, particularly in older people. I quite like it as a supplement.

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100
drank Chaga Ashwagandha by Teeccino
734 tasting notes

Well, hello again, Steepster! It’s been a while. Have not been drinking any new teas lately; mostly been sticking with my good ol’ PG Tips and milk.

However, I have really been digging this mushroom herbal blend by Teeccino. Notes of earth, umami, chocolate, toast, nuttiness, and a hint of sweet creamy butterscotch. It takes milk really well, just like PG Tips, or even coffee. Creamy mouthfeel.

It’s a nice, warm, healthful, non-pumpkin spice, autumn-esque drink, and it satisfies the 2:00 “need another cuppa” craving without the extra dosage of caffeine.

Flavors: Butterscotch, Dark Chocolate, Mushrooms, Nutty, Toasty, Umami, Wet Earth

gmathis

a) Always glad to see a fellow member of the PG Tips Fan Club. Sweater weather arrived bang on time this morning, and I had a bag of Extra Strong with milk. Perfect.
b) I’m a recent discoverer of Teeccino and have loved both of the varieties I’ve tried. Will have to see if I can find this one locally!

tea-sipper

Welcome back!

Lexie Aleah

Ooh I haven’t seen this one before! I’ll have to look online because it sounds amazing!

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drank French Roast by Teeccino
2576 tasting notes

Earlier in the year, I snagged a box of Teeccino’s Dark Chocolate on an insane clearance sale and immediately fell in love with the just-like-eating-a-candy-bar thick chocolate goodness.

So, with a lucky-day $2 coupon from Natural Grocers, I decided to give a (cheap) trial run to their French Roast blend.

I am amazed—its color and texture remind me of the dark, stewed coffee my dad drank when he worked at the local post office when I was little. (He’d give me little sips just to watch me scrunch up my face.) I’ve never tasted a coffee-ier tea, and it’s decaf at that. This will be just lovely in a few weeks when there’s an honest-to-pete nip in the air.

ashmanra

I can smell it just from reading this. I hear the radio in my parent’s kitchen.

Lexie Aleah

I love Teeccino, the teabsg versions are also nice.

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drank Dark Chocolate by Teeccino
2576 tasting notes

Every time I drink and review a chocolate tea, I bellyache that it isn’t chocolate enough. Well, the Hershey bar stops here. Wow. Thick, rich carob and chicory—this definitely hits the “unsweet chocolate bar” mark. I’m drinking this unsweetened, and there’s enough coffee-like bitterness to open my eyes a little, even though it’s purely herbal. With a little milk or as a latte, this is going to be just flat delicious.

ashmanra

Mmmmmmmmmm…..

Lexie Aleah

I didn’t even realize they offered this flavor!

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46
drank Dandelion Red Chai by Teeccino
1166 tasting notes

April Sipdown Alphabet Challenge: “D” Tea
This was probably my least favorite tea that came in the sampler. It just wasn’t the best herbal chai I’ve had.

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46
drank Dandelion Red Chai by Teeccino
1166 tasting notes

I liked one of the other teas from this brand in the past so I bought a Dandelion tea bag sampler to try the rest of the flavors. This company makes coffee substitutes and is essentially an herbal coffee alternative. I made this one today and added a little oat milk to it. The spices in this tea are very weak and the sweetness overpowers them. I think this is my least favorite of the variety pack that I’ve tried so far. I would much rather drink a regular caffeinated chai or a good rooibos chai. This tea is very sweet from the dates and blackberry leaf in it. I think you could definitely find something better at a lower price. (I did enjoy the Tumeric and Caramel Nut ones I’ve tried so far though)

Flavors: Clove, Dandelion, Dates, Rooibos, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec

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Decidedly not Teeccino’s best offering. This is supposed to have a hint of heat in it from spices, but this is my second cup of it, and I get no spice whatsoever. Like, quite literally none. It just tastes like weak hot chocolate with a tiny note of dates. It doesn’t even have that satisfying, full-bodied, roasted, mock-coffee quality that I’ve come to love in this company’s blends.
Pretty disappointed. Maybe I can salvage the last two servings I have of it by adding some hot cocoa powder and milk.

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100
drank Dark Chocolate by Teeccino
734 tasting notes

Ughhhhh, so yummy! It smells like chocolate-covered raisins. Reminds me of going to the candy store as a kid. Slightly bitter, black coffee note on the sip, which transitions seamlessly into a very mellow, very genuine chocolate flavor, just like hot cocoa without the sugar. Stands up well to milk. I love this stuff.

Flavors: Cocoa, Coffee, Dark Chocolate, Sweet

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95
drank Lion's Mane Rhodiola by Teeccino
734 tasting notes

Lovely, perfume-y, full of umami and earthy. Warm. Satisfies my desire for a second cup of coffee without actually being coffee. No acidity and no caffeine. I rely on coffee for survival, but tea is truly the magical side of things.

Today is Ash Wednesday, so for us Catholics, that means it’s a day of fasting and abstention. Drinking this to warm myself up and boost my mood so that I can more fully embrace and embody the spirit of Lent.

I choose to live in the American Northeast, so I have zero right to complain about the winter weather, especially with the amount of cold weather-related suffering that’s occurring in the American Deep South, where they didn’t choose to deal with snow and ice (and indeed are not equipped for it), but… it’s just the truth that it’s bloody freezing out today and everything is coated with glare ice. The wind doesn’t help.

I donated to the Red Cross Disaster Relief efforts in the hopes that the money will go toward helping my fellow Americans in Texas and other impacted states. If any of my Steepster friends live in those areas, know that I am sending warm wishes, prayers, and happy thoughts your way!

Flavors: Earth, Fig, Floral, Perfume, Roasted, Rose, Umami, Wet Wood

gmathis

Your acts of kindness are making me smile this morning! One of our local stores has started to carry a Teeccino flavor or two. I am going to have to take a closer look.

teaqueen

Can’t recommend this brand enough!

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95
drank Lion's Mane Rhodiola by Teeccino
734 tasting notes

Definitely need to watch this close and be careful not to oversteep it. The rose can become overpowering VERY quickly. But when it’s steeped right, it’s very tasty, especially with some milk. Does NOT need sweetener.
Notes: Perfumey, floral, sweet, roasted, nutty, and woodsy.
There are supposed to be a whole bunch of health benefits from consuming Lion’s Mane mushrooms, so there’s that, too.

Flavors: Dates, Fig, Floral, Nutty, Perfume, Roasted, Roasted Barley, Rose, Sweet, Wet wood

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100
drank Maca Chocolate by Teeccino
734 tasting notes

Completely in love. Just like hot chocolate, without all the sugar. Delicious with a splash of 1% dairy milk. I don’t know how Teeccino does it, but they are magical.

Flavors: Chocolate

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