American Tea Room

American Tea Room is a new venture from the founders of Le Palais Gourmet. Enhancing the best and most successful elements from our existing retail store in Beverly Hills, CA and creating a new multi media presence that translates this experience online makes American Tea Room your ultimate tea resource. Our expanding web presence allows American Tea Room to provide our years of experience to a growing audience of tea aficionados. American Tea Room travels the world selecting more than 200 exquisite loose leaf teas and rare botanical infusions purveyed for your enjoyment. But we don’t stop there. We share our incomparable knowledge to help you get the best experience possible – transcending beyond the basics like preparation to encompasses a world of taste and aroma, flavorful food related pairings and helpful suggestions for which of our extensive range of artfully curated tea wares best suits your needs.

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American Tea Room Yamama No Homare Shincha 2010

10/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Lynn Lynn's review:
"This a rare, ephemeral tea."
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      10/10

American Tea Room Royal Mandarin

10/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Melanie Melanie's review:
"My first cup of Royal Mandarin really surprised me. I loved the citrus flavors and I even enjoyed the lemon. The white tea has a naturally sweet flavor and the jasmine enhances that sweetness."
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      10/10

American Tea Room Lapsang Souchong

10/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Lynn Lynn's review:
"I've had Lapsangs that are "whack you over the head with a smoking log" strong and I find them harsh and unpleasant. I like mine strong but smooth, and balanced enough for the flavor of the tea to shine through. This one solidly meets that standard. "
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      10/10

American Tea Room Asamuchi-cha Shizuoka

10/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Lynn Lynn's review:
"I brewed a teaspoonful in 8 oz of 170F for the recommended one minute, which gave me a pretty peridot green liquor with an aroma of grass, chestnuts, ocean, and, as the vendor's description suggests, broth. It's definitely brothy."
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      10/10

American Tea Room Milk Oolong

9.7/10  —  4 reviews
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"Do yourself a favour and buy a sample of this tea."
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      9.6/10
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"To say this was a creamy cup would be a massive understatement."
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      9.5/10
Teaviews Member: Laura Laura's review:
"This is truly a dessert oolong that does also taste very much like oolong + sweetened condensed milk both in terms of flavor and mouthfeel. There are also nuances of vanilla ice cream and caramel."
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      9.5/10
Teaviews Member: Lynn Lynn's review:
"This could easily claim the title of "heavy cream oolong" rather than just milk. It tastes positively fattening, like French vanilla ice cream. The good news is, of course, that tea has virtually no calories, not even this one."
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      10/10

American Tea Room Coconut Black

9.6/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Shaiha Shaiha's review:
"If you love coconut, you must try this blend out!"
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      9.6/10

American Tea Room Passion Fruit Tea

9.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Melanie Melanie's review:
"It's so flavorful, I don't need to eat anything when drinking this tea in the afternoon, which makes it a nice low calorie snack."
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      9.5/10

American Tea Room Thiashola FTGFOP1 Organic

9.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Lynn Lynn's review:
"The Thiashola tea estate, established in 1859, is one of the oldest in the region and acquired organic certification in 2003. "
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      9.5/10

American Tea Room Cardamon

9.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Lynn Lynn's review:
" What I ask of any flavored tea is natural flavor and a balance of those flavors and this is a delicious, delightful example of both. "
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      9.5/10

American Tea Room Organic Avongrove FTGFOP1

9.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Lynn Lynn's review:
"The flavor was soft, rich, and astringent, tasting of spice, fresh grapes, and chocolate. The finish was delicate, dry, and full of mellow tannins."
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      9.5/10

American Tea Room Silver Needles White Tea

9.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Lynn Lynn's review:
". . . it rolled down my tongue, a sweet, smooth wave of gentle astringency that left a slight tingle in its wake. The flavor was silvery, mellow, clover-sweet, and mouth-filling."
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      9.5/10

American Tea Room Organic Yunnan Golden Needles

9.5/10  —  4 reviews
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"Imagine if someone took a Silver Needle white tea, dipped it in caramel and honey, then lathered it in fairy-blessed gold dust."
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      10/10
Teaviews Member: Laura Laura's review:
"Golden Needle is supposed to be the Cadillac of Yunnans and I would say that this one is indicative of my expectations in that the ride is very smooth and mellow. "
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      9.25/10
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"This tea has a great scent, perfect balance, good depth, a fine aftertaste, and no bitterness."
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      9.2/10
Teaviews Member: Lynn Lynn's review:
"Golden Needle Yunnan is a beautiful sight to see; a fluffy, downy, gently twisted mix of light and dark slender golden leaves. American Tea Room's Organic Yunnan Golden Needle is no exception."
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      9.5/10

American Tea Room Ruby Black

9.4/10  —  9 reviews
Teaviews Member: Erika Erika's review:
"I had to take several sips before I was able to believe my taste buds. This tea, while deliciously malty and sweet, had zero astringency. It was amazingly smooth."
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      9/10
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"The flavour is decadent."
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      9.1/10
Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
"A cross between an Assam, a Yunnan, a Darjeeling and a deeply roasted oolong but with a unique freshness in the aftertaste that can only be inadequately described as the mentholated sweetness of balsam and fir on a warm day"
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      8.9/10
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"There's a sturdy, somewhat green, somewhat oaky and even earthy quality coupled with a sophisticated dryness and wonderfully clean finish."
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      10/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"The flavor is crisp and sweet, with an alluring combination of malty and earthy flavors. "
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      10/10
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"The liquor infused to a bold amber. Like "the-kind-that-would-trap-a-prehistoric-mosquito", amber."
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      9/10
Teaviews Member: Shaiha Shaiha's review:
"Ruby Red is a black tea that comes from Taiwan which is famous for their oolongs. It is a hybrid of native Myanmar and imported Assam trees planted by Japanese growers in the 1920's which were rediscovered after an earthquake in 1999."
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      8.9/10
Teaviews Member: Laura Laura's review:
"For me, the thing that absolutely sets this one apart from the herd is that pop of wintergreen. It kind of lends a clean aroma and gives a bit of tingle to your mouth. I also loved the smoothness, the malt and the touch of spices (clove and cinnamon). "
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      10/10
Teaviews Member: Lynn Lynn's review:
"This tea comes from a new species of tea tree; TTES No.18, or Ruby, was developed by the Council of Agriculture's Tea Research and Extension Station (TRES) and is grown by Seshui farmers. The Ruby tea tree was derived from the hybridization of a Burmese tea tree and Taiwan's wild tea and is remarkable for a cinnamon fragrance with a slight hint of mint."
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      10/10

American Tea Room Bao Zhong Royale

9.4/10  —  4 reviews
Teaviews Member: Shaiha Shaiha's review:
"Delightfully complex with a slightly different blend of flavors coming forward each sip, this tea is a winner no matter where you are on your tea journey. "
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      8.9/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"Even though I have not always embraced the flowery oolongs, this tea definitely won me over, and that is because it offers a well-balanced combination of subtle flowery flavors with an indescribable creamy butteriness. "
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      10/10
Teaviews Member: Shaiha Shaiha's review:
"If you love floral oolongs, this is definitely one to try!"
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      9.1/10
Teaviews Member: Lynn Lynn's review:
"There are so many kinds of "sweet," I had to ponder a moment to define this one. The closest I can come is the sort of clean, silvery sweetness you taste in spring water fresh from the source, mixed with fresh grapes and a touch of raw coconut."
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      9.5/10

American Tea Room So Coconut

9.2/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"This tea does deliver genuine coconut taste that marries well with the Chinese black tea base. The tea has a wonderfully creamy mouthfeel that enhances the tea-drinking experience. "
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      8.4/10
Teaviews Member: Laura Laura's review:
" So Coconut is one of the most delicious teas ever because, well, it is soooooooo coconutty."
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      10/10

American Tea Room Choco Laté

9.2/10  —  10 reviews
Teaviews Member: Erika Erika's review:
"...there was “no need to ever make hot chocolate again.”"
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      9/10
Teaviews Member: Melanie Melanie's review:
"When I brewed it the smell of chocolate made my mouth water. I took one sip and I was in love with this tea. The gentle natural sweetness of the rooibos mixed so well with the vanilla and the chocolate. "
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      9.6/10
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"Coupled with a good sweetener - like stevia, which I used - it encroached (successfully) on hot cocoa territory."
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      9.5/10
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
" If you enjoy chocolate teas more than I do, and chances are you do, I fully and enthusiastically recommend this."
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      8.5/10
Teaviews Member: Lynn Lynn's review:
"The cocoa and vanilla flavors were bold and mouth filling; in short, just as delicious as it smelled."
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      10/10
Teaviews Member: Shaiha Shaiha's review:
" It is pure decadence without the guilt. Highly recommended for lovers of dark chocolate!"
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      9.3/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"The flavor is smooth yet decadent and exactly what I needed to curb my sweet tooth. The tea tastes very much like hot cocoa, with a rich and lasting chocolate flavor. "
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      9.0/10
Teaviews Member: Laura Laura's review:
"Don't think that these cacao husks deliver only a mild cocoa flavor, they actually contribute a rich, powerful chocolate flavor that is more akin to dark chocolate."
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      10/10
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"It certainly proves that though one could live on white, green and black alone...who'd want to??!"
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      9/10
Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
"I've had other chocolate flavoured rooiboses before but this is one of the most successful ones I've tried to date. The rich chocolate flavour and creamy texture do not disappoint."
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      8.1/10

American Tea Room Toasted Fig Pu Er Blend

9.2/10  —  11 reviews
Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
"Rich and decadent doesn't really begin to describe this blend! This is a must-try for those looking for an unusual sweet treat. "
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      8.7/10
Teaviews Member: Chantal Chantal's review:
"Toasted Fig definitely delivers on the toastiness and the fig! It is delightful!"
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      8/10
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"It has a fantastically sweet, cake-like aftertaste that lingers on endlessly."
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      9.1/10
Teaviews Member: Dan Dan's review:
"Exciting, a bit dangerous, and absolutely bursting with energy and vibrance... one of the more unique and provoking teas on the market today."
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      9.4/10
Teaviews Member: Erika Erika's review:
"This tea has been blended to near perfection and the flavors are amazingly smooth."
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      8/10
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"The aftertaste was pure consensus in a cup. "
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      9.2/10
Teaviews Member: Laura Laura's review:
"The really interesting thing is that I also kept getting a note of dark chocolate on my tongue in the aftertaste. It was kind of playing peek-a-boo with me, but was there consistently as I sipped the cup down in rapid fashion. While I had to question whether I was really tasting it or if it was all in my head, I noticed it again at a later date and it is one my favorite parts of the cup. "
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      9.4/10
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"I'm highly impressed and definitely could have written a more concise review. That one would have read as follows: "Mmmm. Oh my gosh, this is just SO good!""
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      10/10
Teaviews Member: Shaiha Shaiha's review:
"One of the best black tea blends that I have had the pleasure of drinking. Highly recommended!"
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      9.6/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"The combination of a milder pu-er with a truly unique and captivating blend of fruits and herbs makes this tea a true winner and the best tea I have sampled in a very long time."
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      10/10
Teaviews Member: Lynn Lynn's review:
"The aroma is fantastic; sweet and figgy, with notes of fennel and the earthy pu er and dandelion all mingled together in warm mélange just right for a wintery November day. "
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      9.5/10

American Tea Room Calypso

9.1/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"Luscious, sweet, coconutty, tropical...yum!"
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      9/10
Teaviews Member: Shaiha Shaiha's review:
"This tea really brings the taste of the tropics home. Highly recommended!"
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      9.2/10

American Tea Room Organic Lemoncello

9.1/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Shaiha Shaiha's review:
"A really good caffeine free dessert tea. Reminds me of a cream soda. "
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      9.1/10

American Tea Room Bi Luo Chong

9/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Lynn Lynn's review:
"Overall this is a very nice green, not bold yet tasty and great for slow sipping. "
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      9/10

American Tea Room Organic Long Jing

9/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Lynn Lynn's review:
"The flavor is at first sweet and woody, with the nutty complexity coming out in the finish. The texture was very smooth and mouth filling and the mouth fragrance was surprisingly aromatic."
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      9/10

American Tea Room Honyama Sencha

8.8/10  —  3 reviews
Teaviews Member: Lynn Lynn's review:
"The flavor of the first artichoke-green infusion was wonderfully robust, at once sweet, bitter, and definitely vegetal— a mix of arugula and asparagus with a touch of honey and cream—and I mean that in the best possible way"
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      9.5/10
Teaviews Member: Troy Troy's review:
"An amazing value, and an amazing flavor to bring out your inner Samurai/ninja/monk/anime archetype of your choice."
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      10/10
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"An excellent, approachable sencha."
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      7/10

American Tea Room Tangier

8.8/10  —  10 reviews
Teaviews Member: Raven Raven's review:
" A burst of plump dried apricots radiates through each sip while the tea’s perfume immerses your senses in the Tangier delights."
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      8.6/10
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"I have rarely had a flavoured tea feel so decadent."
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      8.2/10
Teaviews Member: Shaiha Shaiha's review:
"A superb blend of premium black tea and apricots! Highly recommended"
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      9.3/10
Teaviews Member: Dan Dan's review:
"Sublime, exotic, extremely delicious, and highly drinkable -- this is a tea that excels in just about every aspect."
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      9.0/10
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"The apricot is a nice addition and well done without oily, phony tasting residue and the tea's clean, dry finish would lend itself nicely to pairing with many desserts."
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      7.0/10
Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
"An expertly blended black tea with a smooth apricot taste. Truly delicious!"
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      8.9/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"My overall impression of this tea was that it was elegant and sophisiticated, yet approachable. "
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      8.8/10
Teaviews Member: Scott Scott's review:
"A review of the extremely delicious American Tea Room's Tangier tea."
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      9.2/10
Teaviews Member: Lynn Lynn's review:
"A number of this purveyor’s teas have made me go “Wow!” and this was one of them. The flavor was a zingy balance of smooth, light, slightly spicy black tea and a pronounced tangy apricot presence that complimented rather than overpowered the tea itself. The finish was strongly apricot and saffron. "
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      10/10
Teaviews Member: Laura Laura's review:
"As one tea drinker that enjoys skillfully blended flavored teas with premium tea bases, I am very pleased to have come across this blend. This is a smooth and delicious fruit flavored tea."
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      9/10

American Tea Room Nirvana

8.7/10  —  4 reviews
Teaviews Member: Shaiha Shaiha's review:
"This is a tea that I will have to pick up for this summer as I can see going thru it by the gallon. Highly recommended."
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      8.6/10
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"Kiwi."
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      8.1/10
Teaviews Member: Lynn Lynn's review:
"Best of all, however, was the balance of flavors: I could taste the tea base and the added ingredients. That takes some skill in mixing and this one’s a winner. "
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      9.5/10
Teaviews Member: Laura Laura's review:
"What really stole the show in this blend for me was the fig finish! I found this to be skillfully blended and unique in that it offers that something different to what you find everywhere else...fig!"
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      8.75/10

American Tea Room Golden Himalayan Organic Tips

8.7/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Shaiha Shaiha's review:
"I very much enjoyed this delightful tea and have it on my list for the next time I place an order."
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      8.7/10

American Tea Room Confections

8.7/10  —  7 reviews
Teaviews Member: Lynn Lynn's review:
"Tea bark: The source of the toothsome aroma was a luscious dark semisweet chocolate bark enhanced with American Tea Room Tangier Black Tea and bits of dried apricot. Intensely rich, a little went a long way. That’s the great thing about quality chocolate; you don’t need very much to satisfy. This one was a definite thumbs up."
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      10/10
Teaviews Member: Laura Laura's review:
"What could be better than tea infused desserts to a true tea lover?"
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      8.5/10
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"This is a good tasting chocolate with subtle and pleasing flavors of apricot melded into it. I enjoyed it very much and can recommend it heartily."
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      8.5/10
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"It's a delicious, unique little collection."
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      8.5/10
Teaviews Member: Chelsy Chelsy's review:
"Tea treats that are dreamt about by little girls throwing tea parties with stuffed animals. These are top of the line petit fours, tea cakes and chocolate, all infused with tea, and all delicious in their own right. "
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      9.4/10
Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
"These premium quality confections are a treat to sample, and certainly a great inspiration for some baking experiments! Although the chocolate bark is of excellent quality, I wouldn't bother buying it as a tea lover."
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      6.8/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"These little confections are not only unique, but clearly of the highest quality available. These items would make a wonderful gift for the tea lover in your life, especially if that tea lover in your life happens to be you."
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      9/10

American Tea Room Oriental Beauty Oolong

8.6/10  —  5 reviews
Teaviews Member: Shaiha Shaiha's review:
"A beautiful oolong that is both delicious and complex in taste. Recommended!"
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      8.1/10
Teaviews Member: Shaiha Shaiha's review:
"This isn't an oolong that I personally stock but I can see that it would be great for sipping while reading a good book"
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      7.8/10
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"The result was a bright gold liquor with a lovely fruit nose reminiscent of green apples, young pairs, and uncut peaches."
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      9.7/10
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"This tea has an incredible amount of depth and character."
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      9.1/10
Teaviews Member: Lynn Lynn's review:
"The initial sip was woody and spicy. The lightly astringent finish, honey sweet, with notes of cardomom and pepper, lingered deliciously, with lots of mouth fragrance."
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      8.5/10

American Tea Room Romanoff

8.6/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Shaiha Shaiha's review:
"This is one of the best orange teas I have tried. The taste of the blood oranges is true with the smokiness really acting as a supporting role and mellows out the tartness. "
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      9.2/10
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"Smooth and excellent sweetened or not, this is an easy to enjoy tea with great citrus flavor and a little bit of smokiness to boot. A smooth combination!! "
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      8/10

American Tea Room Ancient Snow Sprout

8.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Lynn Lynn's review:
"Initially a spring water taste washed across the tongue, leaving the nectar taste lingering in its wake, across the tongue to the very back, and quite noticeably on the teeth, as well. As the tea began to cool, the sweetness grew, approaching a very light honey flavor but still a bit faint."
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      8.5/10

American Tea Room Genmaimatcha

8.5/10  —  4 reviews
Teaviews Member: Chelsy Chelsy's review:
"The whole point of genmaicha versus genmaimatcha is caffeine. The matcha version holds so much more caffeine, and that's mostly why they make it. Plus, the matcha brings the whole tea together, on my palate, and balances the crass character of plain genmai."
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      9.3/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"The flavor is well-rounded and offers grainy, nutty, and vegetal notes, all of which are well complemented by the subtle natural sweetness of the matcha."
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      8.8/10
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"The lively and improbable golden green fluorescence is immediately appealing, even more so when a deep inhalation of the tea impresses you with homey scents of toasty rice."
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      7.5/10
Teaviews Member: Scott Scott's review:
"American Tea Room's Genmaimatcha is a touch too nutty but still quite an enjoyable tea."
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      8.3/10

American Tea Room Coconut Oolong

8.4/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Shaiha Shaiha's review:
"Very delightful cup of tea. Whereas normally I think of coconut and the tropics, this tea reminds me more of a coconut cream pie. "
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      8.4/10

American Tea Room Organic Victoria Tea

8.4/10  —  7 reviews
Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
"The vanilla and the bergamot are a classic pairing, which comes together with the rose petals in a decadent, if not down right regal way. "
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      7.7/10
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"While it is hearty, robust, and bold, it still manages to be bright and not too heavy."
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      7.5/10
Teaviews Member: Shaiha Shaiha's review:
"A very pleasant blend where the bergamot highlights the sweetness of the roses and vanilla rather then taking over."
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      8.5/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"The bergamot flavor is certainly at the forefront on the flavor radar screen, yet rather than being overwhelming and stuffy, it is light and refreshing. The rose petals elevate this to a more sophisticated experience. "
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      8/10
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"The aroma was a perfect balance between a vanilla introduction and a floral farewell."
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      9/10
Teaviews Member: Dan Dan's review:
"American Tea Room is no stranger to creating perfect-pairings, and they have crafted another winner in Victoria. "
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      8.0/10
Teaviews Member: Melanie Melanie's review:
"The flavor was so smooth. The taste of the tea was a perfect base. The bergamot was delicately added so it didn't overwhelm the other flavors. The vanilla was not as strong as in an Earl Grey Creme, but had a light background flavor. The taste of the rose petals was more in the scent than the taste, but all of these blend together so well!"
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      10/10

American Tea Room Puttabong SFTGFOP1Q

8.4/10  —  10 reviews
Teaviews Member: Lynn Lynn's review:
"The long dark brown leaves are sprinkled with lighter tips and smell of moist tobacco, autumn leaves, and sweet muscatel notes. "
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      9.5/10
Teaviews Member: Brad Brad's review:
"This blend is simultaneously spicier and less bitter than the Darjeeling median, but certainly enjoyable nonetheless."
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      7/10
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"The fruity and nutmeggish notes didn't manifest 'til the 2nd infusion, which - at double the steep time - I thought was better than the first."
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      8.2/10
Teaviews Member: Troy Troy's review:
"A strong "Muscatel" Darjeeling that actually exemplifies Muscatel."
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      9/10
Teaviews Member: Laura Laura's review:
"The taste is indicative of the fragrance and delivers the sweet muscat that I look for in a good Darjeeling. I did find this to be a bit more earthy and rich than most Darjeeling leaves that I have tasted."
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      8.25/10
Teaviews Member: Raven Raven's review:
"On the palate, this spirited bright amber brew shone with oaky acorn notes tinged with mulled wine and some hop type floral flavours that seemed refined but not quite distinctive. "
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      7.7/10
Teaviews Member: Shaiha Shaiha's review:
"I never understood just why Darjeeling was considered to be the champagne of black teas until I tried American Tea Room’s Puttabong SFTGFOP1Q Darjeeling Muscatel. Suddenly it all came clear to me and now I understand why Darjeeling has so many fans."
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      8.6/10
Teaviews Member: Steven Steven's review:
"Enjoyable precisely because, as I allow a sip to sit in my mouth for a few minutes, various flavors slowly reveal themselves."
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      8/10
Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
"A tea that enlivens the senses, full of vigour, striking boldly at the palate with it's dry smoky-spicy flavour and deep muscatel aftertaste."
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      8.9/10
Teaviews Member: Dan Dan's review:
"This is a winning tea that far exceeds that of the first flush crop from earlier this year. It's sophisticated and delicate, while remaining bold in flavor. And most importantly: it's delicious."
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      8.7/10

American Tea Room Big Red Robe Oolong

8.3/10  —  10 reviews
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"This is a solid oolong and very reasonably priced."
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      8.2/10
Teaviews Member: Chelsy Chelsy's review:
"A marvelous metamorphosis of smoky, grilled apple, malty, and sweetly roasted flavours, each brew is another turnpike up a trek in the Wuyi Mountains."
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      7.9/10
Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
"This tea shows an elusive, and constantly evolving character. It tastes unmistakably smoky like a dark oolong but provides more complexity than most."
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      7.8/10
Teaviews Member: Raven Raven's review:
"The rich hearty scent was almost hypnotizing with its appetizing appeal and mystery while the harmony of oak leaves, brazil nuts and cocoa shells in the cup was just as welcoming but not quite as robust or nuanced."
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      8.3/10
Teaviews Member: Troy Troy's review:
"A dark Oolong with a woody twist."
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      8/10
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"There really are woody, nutty, fruity and mineral notes galore. And more. All work beautifully together and make this a memorable tea."
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      9/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"The flavor of this tea is certainly woodsy and roasted, and it is exactly what I crave in an oolong. "
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      8.8/10
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"The light brown infusion smelled vaguely of caramel and cocoa. Never have I run into an oolong where that's the case. A Darjeeling or two with molasses-like noses, sure. Oolongs, not a one. I swear I cleaned the cup I used."
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      7.3/10
Teaviews Member: Shaiha Shaiha's review:
"This is a decadent oolong that tastes of rich dark chocolate, wood smoke and stone fruits. Highly recommended!"
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      9.2/10
Teaviews Member: Lynn Lynn's review:
"This is not your every day oolong; the smoky sweet flavor profile is definitely a giant step off the beaten path . . ."
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      8/10

American Tea Room Ambrosia

8.2/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Shaiha Shaiha's review:
"A subtle blend of white tea, mango and pears. Very enjoyable."
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      8.2/10

American Tea Room Provence

8.2/10  —  5 reviews
Teaviews Member: Laura Laura's review:
"This cup turned out to be just that little piece of aromatherapy that I needed to sort of let go of everything and truly relax"
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      8.25/10
Teaviews Member: Troy Troy's review:
"Mighty Tasty Potpourri"
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      8/10
Teaviews Member: Shaiha Shaiha's review:
"This is a naturally sweet tincture with that leads with the spearmint and a citrusy component that could be either the lemon balm, the lemongrass or the lemon verbena of all three for that matter. The lavender then follows through with a clean, floral taste that just leaves one craving more"
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      7.5/10
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
" The scent was clean with a slightly lemon after-whiff. As for taste, it won me over."
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      7.9/10
Teaviews Member: Lynn Lynn's review:
"The website listing refers to Provence as “aromatherapy in a glass” and it's a good comparison. It has a clean, crisp fragrance akin to good potpourri, which this mix really sort of is. You could tuck little pillows of it into your dresser drawers with good effect. "
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      9.3/10

American Tea Room Special Reserve Midori Sencha

8.2/10  —  6 reviews
Teaviews Member: Laura Laura's review:
"It really does taste exactly like melons less that slightly acidic taste that accompanies eating actual melon."
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      9/10
Teaviews Member: Kari Kari's review:
"The melon flavor which is more complex then others doesn't overpower the sencha. "
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      8/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"The melon flavor is intense and almost sickeningly sweet. Because of the strong melon flavoring, it's pretty much hard to taste the green tea base."
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      6.5/10
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"The tea itself is sweet and smooth, the sencha is ideally matched with the fruit scenting as it's mild but full bodied with no astringency and no distinct oceany or umami elements that might ring strangely with the melony flavor."
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      8.0/10
Teaviews Member: Lynn Lynn's review:
"As soon as I opened the envelop, the scent of fresh cut melon rose to my nostrils. And I’m not waxing poetic— it literally did."
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      9.5/10
Teaviews Member: Kari Kari's review:
"One of the better senchas I have tasted and it's full and full of melon flavor."
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      8/10

American Tea Room Caramel

8.1/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Shaiha Shaiha's review:
"With the addiction of cream and sugar this tea is rich and creamy and really reminds me of a chewy soft caramel candy"
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      8.1/10
Teaviews Member: Dan Dan's review:
"A pleasing, rugged contender in the Caramel Tea world. Intriguing and delicious."
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      8.1/10

American Tea Room Dong-Ding Oolong

8/10  —  3 reviews
Teaviews Member: Dan Dan's review:
"An excellent - if extravagantly expensive - Oolong that is absolute top-quality all the way."
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      9.0/10
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"The leaves emit a sweetly floral and even creamy scent. Infused, the liquor is palest green with a glow that begs to be enjoyed before sipping. The flavor of the tea follows very closely on the heels of the scenting."
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      8/10
Teaviews Member: Troy Troy's review:
"A little pricy, but just as tasty."
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      7/10

American Tea Room Samovar Blend

8/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Lynn Lynn's review:
"The aroma was soft and silky: light, smoky, milky, with sweet, fine leather notes of the black tea. Given that, the flavor came as something of a surprise: brisk and astringent, with notes of smoke, mineral, wood, and very interesting little tart sparkles here and there on the tongue, but a hint of a bitter edge, too."
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      8/10

American Tea Room Ashikubo Sencha

8/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Lynn Lynn's review:
"I have to say, the aroma of this tea is its strongest feature; it's really delicious. The flavor is quite nice, but perhaps not quite as rich as the aroma's promise. Nonetheless, it is very tasty, and at a very reasonable price point, makes for a very respectable every day green. "
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      8/10

American Tea Room Extreme Vanilla

8/10  —  5 reviews
Teaviews Member: Laura Laura's review:
"I found myself drawn to this in an addictive way. That delicious vanilla cream soda flavor kept bringing me back for more."
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      9/10
Teaviews Member: Erika Erika's review:
"It has a certain splurge quality about it as well and with the presence of three varieties of vanilla beans it really takes this tea to the next level."
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      8/10
Teaviews Member: Emma Emma's review:
"The one word that comes to mind for me when drinking this tea is 'exquisite.' "
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      9.3/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"The vanilla was very authentic, smooth, and natural, and was without a trace of artificial flavoring. I enjoyed this tea, however I would have liked to have seen a better marriage of vanilla with the gree tea rather than a mild green tea being overpowered by such a strong vanilla component. "
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      6.5/10
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"Overall, the vanilla is creamy and sweet and the green tea base lends a little extra mild sweetness and is a surprisingly good match. "
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      7/10

American Tea Room Brioche

7.9/10  —  6 reviews
Teaviews Member: Troy Troy's review:
"Everything the label says it is, but a little too Almondish for me. Almondish is a word, check your troytionary."
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      5/10
Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
"An abundantly flavourful tea, brimming with a unique pastry-like spicy sweetness that is difficult to resist!"
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      8.9/10
Teaviews Member: Shaiha Shaiha's review:
"All the taste of a Parisian pastry without all the calories! "
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      9.1/10
Teaviews Member: Dan Dan's review:
"A perfectly-named tea, evocative of so many warm, sweet, comforting pastries that a cup (or three) sits just-right on this brittle, cold winter day as I write. "
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      7.5/10
Teaviews Member: Laura Laura's review:
"To me, the cup tastes like a pastry with a bit of almond drizzle and cinnamon in the fold. Though it leans a little heavier on the almond flavor than it might sound. "
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      8/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"This tea has a strong almond flavor component which is complemented by the sweet cinnamon flavor. This tea has presence; the flavor is strong and enduring."
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      9/10

American Tea Room Immortal Green

7.8/10  —  8 reviews
Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
"A mellow green tea with smoothly blended fruit flavours, this is particularly recommended as an iced tea."
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      7.2/10
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"The cup is light yet bold, refreshing, and well-balanced."
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      7.8/10
Teaviews Member: Brad Brad's review:
"This is a quiet blend of Japanese Sencha and peach with candy-like attributes."
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      6/10
Teaviews Member: Raven Raven's review:
"Immortality is not the kind of term you throw around willy nilly. Thus approaching American Tea Room’s Immortal Green and reading its description (http://americantearoom.com/immortal-gree..."
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      7.7/10
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"The color of this tea is remarkable. Glowing viridescent but with an entirely bright yellow tinge; drink it on a cloudy day and you can't help but feel that spring is just around the corner."
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      6.5/10
Teaviews Member: Laura Laura's review:
"In my opinion, the Sencha is the true star of the show. It is mildly vegetal, smooth, creamy, full bodied, slightly bitter and even a tad buttery!! The Sencha used in this blend is definitely of a higher quality than what you are going to find in most flavored green tea blends."
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      9.50/10
Teaviews Member: Lynn Lynn's review:
" I had the sensation of small pieces of tart fruit slowly dissolving on my tongue. The dark, vegetal, slightly bitter flavor of the sencha was well balanced and contrasted well with the fruit. Between sips the peach flavor really came to the fore, as if I had just bitten into a slice of fresh raw peach—and then sipped some sencha."
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      9.5/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"A sweet and fruity tea that blends sencha grassiness with peach and passionfruit flavors in a surprisingly smooth way "
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      8.4/10

American Tea Room Earl Grey Darjeeling

7.8/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Lynn Lynn's review:
"This tea has a very good first cup, but the bergamot wins in the end and only the first steeping of the Darjeeling could stand up to it. For a one-shot, however, it's not bad. "
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      7.8/10

American Tea Room Peach Oolong

7.8/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Shaiha Shaiha's review:
"With the addition of some rock sugar and some ice, this tea really comes out of shine. "
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      7.8/10

American Tea Room Coco*Loco

7.8/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Lynn Lynn's review:
" The sweet, spicy aroma is redolent of chocolate, coconut, and the pepper. My mouth was watering from the moment I opened the packet. "
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      7.8/10

American Tea Room Organic Romanoff Tea

7.8/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Shaiha Shaiha's review:
"A lighter cup of tea with a delightful citrus aftertaste. As long as the drinker isn't sensitive to caffeine this is a great tea to drink any time of the day."
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      7.8/10

American Tea Room Kabuki

7.7/10  —  9 reviews
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"The sweet lingering aftertaste demonstrates the quality of the base tea, which holds its own against the flavouring"
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      8.2/10
Teaviews Member: Dan Dan's review:
"For those of you who, like me, enjoy their green tea best when it's paired with wonderful, delicious ingredients - you may have found a new best friend, as did I. "
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      8.7/10
Teaviews Member: Chelsy Chelsy's review:
"Delicate flavours, sweet cherry and violet held firmly in thinly rolled forest green sencha leaves. Kabuki must be drunk with the pinky finger high in the air, because it seems like a tea that is deserving of the adjective: "fanciful.""
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      8.1/10
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"The sweet scent transferred to the liquor without any loss of strength."
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      9.6/10
Teaviews Member: Raven Raven's review:
"Surprisingly a true ode to the bizarre antics of kabuki theatre with surreal blue green leaves and starring a bold candied cherry flavour while rich strokes of marine from the sencha round out the chorus. Although entertaining, the medicinal quality of the cherry notes are an unforgettable performance."
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      7/10
Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
"A flowery concoction that is quite sweet, with the overbearing flavour of cherry simple syrup. However the Sencha used is its saving grace as it punches through with a clean, vegetal edge."
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      6.1/10
Teaviews Member: Laura Laura's review:
"If you like an overtly floral tea paired with a quality tea base, then I would recommend this to you. "
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      7/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"The fruity-floral additions and the grassy green tea blend quite harmoniously to produce an easy-drinking and satisfying green tea; a high-quality and well-blended cherry sencha that I would not hesitate to recommend. "
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      8.5/10
Teaviews Member: Lynn Lynn's review:
"The syrupy fragrance persisted and pervaded the flavor of the tea, still very candy-like, but the sharp, vegetal edge of the sencha did find its way through, cutting and balancing the sweetness much better than expected. Nonetheless, the cherry candy fragrance won in the end, lingering strongly in my mouth and nose. "
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      6/10

American Tea Room Fukamushi Shizuoka Shincha 2009

7.7/10  —  4 reviews
Teaviews Member: Dan Dan's review:
"Vegetal, buttery, hearty and enduring - this rare early-harvest Sencha is a bold contender, jockeying for a spot in your stash of green teas."
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      7.0/10
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"Even as I am writing this review long after drinking the tea, I find myself almost as pleased with the memory as I was with the cup itself."
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      7.7/10
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"The tea develops a wonderful creamy viscosity to it after a short time sitting. With its verdant glowing color and superb sweetness, this is a tea that can do no wrong."
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      9.0/10
Teaviews Member: Troy Troy's review:
"Sort of like a blend of Matcha and Sencha, but with just Sencha..."
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      7/10

American Tea Room Vanilla Hojicha

7.5/10  —  9 reviews
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"This held up with what it promised; simulating a campfire delight."
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      7.6/10
Teaviews Member: Raven Raven's review:
" The fresh roasted flavours of the hojicha enriched with the vanilla's suave are full and rich to yield the hearty, straightforward taste the tawny colour and sweet chocolatey aroma suggest."
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      8.6/10
Teaviews Member: Shaiha Shaiha's review:
"The vanilla and caramel dance across the tongue with the cocoa showing up as a lingering aftertaste."
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      8.3/10
Teaviews Member: Brad Brad's review:
"This is a plain vanilla tea."
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      5/10
Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
"With fair amount of creaminess to its body, a good dose of the caramel flavour typical of hojichas and delicious mocha notes to boot, this is a great candidate for a desert tea."
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      8.3/10
Teaviews Member: Laura Laura's review:
"I found the union of the Hojicha and the vanilla to be a blessed one. Again, the taste in the cup is of something roasted and something sweet and this is kind of the best of both worlds."
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      8.25/10
Teaviews Member: Lynn Lynn's review:
" It is then scented and flavored with what smelled to me like Tahitian vanilla to produce a sweet, buttery, vanilla-and-caramel aroma that reminded me strongly of really good caramel corn. "
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      8/10
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"Overall, I did find this to be a brave and well done mix, and while I like it, I'm not in love with it."
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      6.9/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"The vanilla flavor is sweet and true, but the hojicha base had an earthy aftertaste that negatively affected the blend of flavors."
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      6.3/10

American Tea Room Genmaicha

7.3/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Laura Laura's review:
"The properly prepared brewed cup commands your attention and it is probably the most roasty and toasty of all the Genmaichas that I have tried!"
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      7.25/10

American Tea Room Earl Grey Shanghai

7.2/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Shaiha Shaiha's review:
"A very silky Earl Grey blend with hints of cocoa and a lingering smokiness."
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      7.2/10

American Tea Room Grand Yunnan Imperial

7/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Lynn Lynn's review:
"While this Grand Yunnan Imperial is a bit unusual and not unpleasant—in fact, not bad—I just didn't find this to be quite what I want from a Yunnan."
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      7/10

American Tea Room Yame Gyokuro

6.1/10  —  4 reviews
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"This is not the sort of tea I could drink regularly, nor could I sip it without thinking, but it is a great Gyokuro when appreciated fully."
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      7.4/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"This tea's flavor profile was primarily vegetal and brothy, but there was an ever-so-faint melon-like sweetness present, which made the tea a well-rounded offering. "
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      7/10
Teaviews Member: Dan Dan's review:
"Overall, this tea wasn't very enjoyable for me, in so much as it's too "fussy" for my personal preference. I enjoy high quality teas, of course, but when something bucks the usual procedures this much, it becomes a bit of a hassle."
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      5.0/10
Teaviews Member: Troy Troy's review:
"A great Gyokuro, but not $160 great I'm afraid..."
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      5/10

American Tea Room River of Heaven

5.5/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"I think that one who enjoys very floral teas would be disappointed with the base of this tea as it spoils the pie, so to speak. "
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      4.0/10
Teaviews Member: Kari Kari's review:
"There was a little sweetness with a hint of licorice and a lingering aftertaste that was pretty pleasant."
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      7/10

High Tea at the American Tea Room

Posted by Lynn
Just two streets over from Rodeo Drive in the heart of Beverly Hills, the American Tea Room stands at the corner of North Canon and Brighton Way, distinguished by its crisp navy blue awnings and dark red panels. Inside, it is bright and airy, with high ceilings, large plate glass windows, and shelf upon shelf filled with neatly labeled canisters and packets of teas of every sort, exotic tea ware ranging from tiny cups of delicate blown glass to elegant cast iron tetsubins made by Japanese master artisans, and colorfully presented gift packs.
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