Zhenas Gypsy Tea

In 2000, Zhena Muzyka faced the most difficult challenge of her life when her son, Sage, was born with a severe birth defect. Barely making ends meet, and with no health insurance to cover Sage’s mounting health costs, Zhena was determined to earn an income for her son and herself. With inspiration from the trials of her gypsy ancestors and $3,000, which she borrowed from her father, Zhena began creating and selling custom hand-blended teas. Selling her creations to neighbors from a catering cart, Zhena soon became known as the “mistress of tea.”

While researching various tea gardens, Zhena met a veteran Sri Lankan tea master who had pioneered organic agriculture in the tea fields of his native home.

Zhena was taken under the wing by this Sri Lankan tea master and soon became a master tea blender. As an Aromatherapist, Zhena had already studied the effects of essential oils on women’s health. She learned how to use essential oils to increase physical vitality, soothe the mind and balance emotions. Together, these skills created what is now, Zhena’s Gypsy Tea.

More information is available at: www.gypsytea.com

There are 57 reviews available for this category, for 26 different varieties.

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Zhena's Gypsy Tea Italian Chamomile

9/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Shane Shane's review:
"An almost perfect herbal tea... fresh tasting with a hint of sweetness. I could drink this every day."
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      9/10

Zhena's Gypsy Tea Raspberry Earl

7.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Christine Christine's review:
"This is a must try if don't mind changing things up a little bit."
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      7.5/10

Zhena's Gypsy Tea Chocolate Jasmine

7.3/10  —  3 reviews
Teaviews Member: Laura Laura's review:
" The primary flavor is actually a nice deep cocoa flavor that is similar to a darker chocolate flavor. The jasmine in this brew is almost an after-thought and really just adds interest instead of totally dominating the cup."
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      7.5/10
Teaviews Member: Kari Kari's review:
"In the cup, the jasmine aroma was pleasing and the chocolate wasn’t too sweet."
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      7/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"The jasmine flavor was not too strong, which was ideal for me. At a not-quite-hot-yet-not-quite-cold temperature, it was easier to draw out the chocolate flavor, and the jasmine provided a nice, clean finish. This tea gets points for its uncommon blend of ingredients. "
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      7.5/10

Zhena's Gypsy Tea Coconut Chai

7.3/10  —  9 reviews
Teaviews Member: Dan Dan's review:
"Chai teas and coconut flavors are exoticism for the masses -- neither are rare, and you can find them in any corner of Vanilla America. But they both still evoke pleasurable escapes to faraway places. When combined here, the drinker is transported to the tropics of their mind. A satisfying experience, to say the least."
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      8/10
Teaviews Member: Erika Erika's review:
"...the tea itself was nice, but the coconut was nowhere to be found."
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      6/10
Teaviews Member: Emma Emma's review:
"Zhena's teas have been hit or miss with me in my past reviews. This coconut chai was an abosolute hit with me."
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      9/10
Teaviews Member: Christine Christine's review:
"Unless you really don't like coconut, you'll probably love it."
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      7.5/10
Teaviews Member: Laura Laura's review:
"I did enjoy this cup of tea. I liked the nice mild spice of the chai. However, I did not find the coconut so I probably wouldn't buy this if I were looking for a coconut chai."
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      5.5/10
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"Nice, toasty and very natural coconut flavor with a neat interplay taking place between the many other spices, particularly the pepper, in this chai blend. "
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      7/10
Teaviews Member: Barbara Barbara's review:
"The taste of this Coconut Chai was strong and spicy. You could taste hints of ginger, cinnamon, and cardamon. There was a ever so slight peppery feel."
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      8.5/10
Teaviews Member: Tiffany Tiffany's review:
"As for just considering this a basic chai tea, it was fine. It was perfect for those who find other chai teas to be too spicy. "
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      6/10
Teaviews Member: Lea Lea's review:
"Coconut and chai flavors are nicely blended here, with a satisfying but mild spicy bite at the end."
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      8/10

Zhena's Gypsy Tea Mojito Mint

7.3/10  —  4 reviews
Teaviews Member: Erika Erika's review:
"...if you enjoy a strong mint flavor you will like this tea"
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      5/10
Teaviews Member: Laura Laura's review:
"This is a nice cup that I think I would enjoy in the office when I am having one of those days where I 'need a drink'."
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      7.5/10
Teaviews Member: Kari Kari's review:
"The flavor was complex, and multilayered with elements of peppermint, rum, lemon, lime and green tea."
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      7/10
Teaviews Member: Christine Christine's review:
"Any fan of mint will find something to like in this one."
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      9.5/10

Zhena's Gypsy Tea Christmas Coco Spice

7/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"Perhaps even more than coconut, pepper is the most prevalent taste feature, and it lingers on a while, giving this blend a lot of interest while you are sipping and afterwards. "
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      7/10

Zhena's Gypsy Tea Winter Almond White Tea

7/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"This tea's flavor in no way matches its name and there really isn't even a smidgen of almond flavor, but if you happen to be looking for a heavily-scented and flavored rose tea, this wouldn't be a bad selection. "
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      7/10

Zhena's Gypsy Tea Egyptian Mint

6.9/10  —  4 reviews
Teaviews Member: Shaiha Shaiha's review:
"A very pleasant green tea with an extremely subtle mint taste."
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      5.5/10
Teaviews Member: Christine Christine's review:
"An excellent tea, though not as unique as some of Zhena's other teas."
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      8.5/10
Teaviews Member: Emma Emma's review:
"The flavor is magnificent. The sweetness of stevia, and lightness of peppermint mellowed out by the green tea is to die for. "
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      9.7/10
Teaviews Member: Shelly Shelly's review:
"Zhena's Egyptian Mint is reminiscent of hot water with virtually no taste."
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      4/10

Zhena's Gypsy Tea Cacaoberry

6.7/10  —  3 reviews
Teaviews Member: Laura Laura's review:
"The redeeming quality of this blend is the cacao aftertaste that kinda lingers in your mouth for a moment after swallowing. It is this quality that compelled me to keep sipping and finish my cup."
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      5.5/10
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"A little toasty, a little chocolate-y and a little raspberry-esque to boot, there are some nice flavors in this tea. "
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      6.0/10
Teaviews Member: Kari Kari's review:
"This is a unique blend of a fruity, smoky, sweet and delicious tea. "
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      8.5/10

Zhena's Gypsy Tea Wholeberry

6.7/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
"Though it touts using top-tier green tea and premium organic ingredients, the results end up tasting like run of the mill, hibiscus-dominated teas. Lovers of intensely tart-tasting teas might be satisfied here, but I think this blend needs some serious tweaking."
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      5.8/10
Teaviews Member: Lynn Lynn's review:
"I happen to enjoy tart teas, but would have liked a bit more balance in the flavors. "
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      7.5/10

Zhena's Gypsy Tea Coconut Rum

5.8/10  —  5 reviews
Teaviews Member: Laura Laura's review:
" I simply found that one tea bag produced such a mild flavor profile that it was little more flavored water."
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      6.50/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"The tea had a general sweetness to it, but elements of coconut, pineapple, and rum were too mild for my liking. I will say that this tea is much better as an iced tea than a hot drink, but even so, it is mediocre and forgettable. "
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      6/10
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"The coconut and pineapple taste were sort of fused together but I didn't find the best attributes of either showing. "
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      4/10
Teaviews Member: Christine Christine's review:
"Fans of pina colada or anything coconut flavored will enjoy this one."
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      7/10
Teaviews Member: Emma Emma's review:
"The scent of rum is overpowering coming from the teabag, let alone the steep. If you are a spiced rum lover, you will really enjoy this tea."
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      5.5/10

Zhena’s Gypsy Tea Christmas Coco Spice

5.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"I was really just hoping for something more adventurous and less mellow."
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      5.5/10

Zhena's Gypsy Tea Acai Berry

5.5/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Lea Lea's review:
"Not fantastic, but worth a try."
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      6/10
Teaviews Member: Brad Brad's review:
"Perhaps, for those seeking teas dominated by fruit, this would be a fair purchase."
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      5/10

Zhena’s Gypsy Tea Cherryberry

5.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Erika Erika's review:
"This tea tasted very light with the most pronounced flavor coming from the multitude of berries present, although the berry taste overall was light as well. "
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      5.5/10

Zhena's Gypsy Tea Berry Bellini

5.2/10  —  3 reviews
Teaviews Member: Lynn Lynn's review:
"My overall impression of this tea is that the flavors are rather harsh and out of balance."
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      4/10
Teaviews Member: Laura Laura's review:
"As a cold beverage, this is at least drinkable. There are, in fact, fruity notes of peach and raspberry. However, even iced this remains very, very tart---and that is with a rather healthy dose of sugar."
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      4.5/10
Teaviews Member: Emma Emma's review:
"This is a very fun, summery tea. The fruit flavors are most dominant here. White peach hits you first, followed by red raspberry."
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      7/10

Zhena's Gypsy Tea Raspberry Earl Grey

5/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Shelly Shelly's review:
"Brewed up to a weak and watery tea that functioned only to give me a boost of caffeine with practically no flavor."
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      4/10
Teaviews Member: James James's review:
"More a raspberry tea than an earl grey... fans of fruit-flavored teas would enjoy this, but die-hard earl grey fans would likely be disappointed."
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      6/10

Zhena's Gypsy Tea Winter Almond White

5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Laura Laura's review:
"The subtle fruity taste does give this interest that many highly floral teas don't offer. However, I was expecting a totally different tea when I selected this sample and find myself somewhat disappointed."
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      5/10

Zhena's Gypsy Tea Pomegranate Rose Decaf Green

5/10  —  3 reviews
Teaviews Member: Numi Numi's review:
"Lightly floral and fruity, it's a mood lifter. Unfortunately, it doesn't get much beyond floral and fruity."
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      5/10
Teaviews Member: Cindy Cindy's review:
"If I hadn't read the words "pomegranate" and "rose" in the title of this tea, I'd never have known they were in it. Not a repurchase for me."
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      4/10
Teaviews Member: Stephen Stephen's review:
"A pleasant-tasting cup of rose-flavored green tea... the pomegranate flavor, unfortunately was nearly impossible to detect."
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      6/10

Zhena's Gypsy Tea Brazilian Berry

5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Lea Lea's review:
"Berry and hibiscus notes are detectable, but overall it's the lemon grass that stands out in this blend. Not bad, but I'd prefer to taste more of the berry flavor."
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      5/10

Zhena's Gypsy Tea Caramelized Pear

4.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Lynn Lynn's review:
"A hint of caramel, a hint of pear, but nothing like the richness the fragrance promised. "
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      4.5/10

Zhena's Gypsy Tea Papaya Mango

4.3/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Laura Laura's review:
"Unfortunately, the flavor profile is dominated by the rooibos, hibiscus, rosehips and licorice root---though not necessarily in that order. Those ingredients come together and taste almost medicine-like to me."
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      4.5/10
Teaviews Member: Brad Brad's review:
"Altogether, the tea is drinkable, but it isn't something to seek out unless counter fruit tea is the goal."
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      4/10

Zhena's Gypsy Tea Strawberry Kiwi

4.3/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Laura Laura's review:
"Bottom line, the green tea used in this is probably not of a good quality and extremely finicky."
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      3/10
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"The smell was more faint, not as sweet...and tart like over-ripe strawberries. I wasn't sure what happened to the kiwi in the steep."
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      5.5/10

Zhena's Gypsy Tea Pomberry

4.2/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Raven Raven's review:
"With forward hibiscus and rosehip flavours, they seemed to crowd the field with very little berry or other flavours showing up for the game. Searching the bleachers through mumbles of cinnamon and mint, I was ready to grab some of my own pom-poms for a ‘Give me a P-O-M-A-G-R-A-N-I-T-E’. "
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      4.2/10

Zhena’s Gypsy Tea Berry Bellini

4/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"The idea was there, and the name was there, but the flavour just didn't deliver."
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      4.0/10

Zhena's Gypsy Tea Gypsy Love

3/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"An extremely bitter brew... I wasn't impressed with this blend and definitely would not recommend it to others."
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      3/10

Zhena's Gypsy Tea Lemon Jasmine

3/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Casey Casey's review:
"Tastes more like lemonade or a Jolly Rancher candy than a green tea... I'm sure there are some who would prefer this blend, I'm just not one of them."
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      3/10

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