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F-ck, this is disgusting. (Can I even drop the f-bomb on this site? Is it against the rules?)

I asked for a to-go cup of this iced today, and still have some left that I stuck in the fridge when I got home. Never again. It’s icky. I can taste floral notes, I can taste fruit, but I can also taste something that makes me think of what licking the bottom of a pair of Crocs would be like. I don’t normally complain about artificial flavours, and maybe it’s actually just that this weird combo of fruity-floral-tart-sour tastes artificial to me. But something about this, when I put it in my mouth, triggers my brain to scream, “NOT. REAL. FOOD!”

Blech!

Indigobloom

ewwww. I blame hibiscus!

Daniel Scott

Oh, there’s more wrong with this tea than just hibiscus. :P

TeaBrat

Bleccch!

Barb

Ewww. Could it be the acai? I have no idea what that tastes like.

Daniel Scott

I don’t think it’s that. I don’t know what it tastes like by itself, but my mom buys juice with acai all the time, which I like, and I have other teas with acai and like them. I think maybe it’s the combo of “floral” with apple, but I’m really not sure.

Prestongw

It’s probably just the combo of the ingredients that together give it this taste, even though most of them taste good on their own.

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Indigobloom

ewwww. I blame hibiscus!

Daniel Scott

Oh, there’s more wrong with this tea than just hibiscus. :P

TeaBrat

Bleccch!

Barb

Ewww. Could it be the acai? I have no idea what that tastes like.

Daniel Scott

I don’t think it’s that. I don’t know what it tastes like by itself, but my mom buys juice with acai all the time, which I like, and I have other teas with acai and like them. I think maybe it’s the combo of “floral” with apple, but I’m really not sure.

Prestongw

It’s probably just the combo of the ingredients that together give it this taste, even though most of them taste good on their own.

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I’ve always been a tea drinker – I grew up drinking Tetley’s Orange Pekoe and their Chai, and considered myself to really like tea.

I’ve been working various retail jobs to put myself through higher education. One day at my store, a customer left a newly purchased bag of loose-leaf behind. We waited for three days for said customer to return, but they (likely not realizing where they had left their bag) did not return to claim the would-be brew. Too bad for them; lucky for me! I claimed the bag, took it home, and awkwardly made my first cup of loose-leaf tea with the only strainer we owned which was small enough.

I haven’t bothered with Tetley since. For the most part (and due to convenience), my patronage is limited to David’s Tea and Teavana. I also order from 52teas and Verdant Tea.

My rating system – hah, I don’t have a rating system. I rate teas a lot like Ebert rates movies. Everything’s relative.

I may often forget to mention it, but you can safely assume everything I drink is sweetened in one way or another – most rock sugar, or honey for green and white teas. I have not yet achieved drinking most tea clear. The few teas I drink unsweetened include milk oolong and genmaicha so far.

The guy in my avatar can be bought at Teaopia or here: http://www.jas-etea.com/products/Jingdezhen-%22Easy%22-Gaiwan-%22Blue-on-White-Phoenix%22-100ml.html

I currently work for Teavana. But I just work there, and my opinions about any of their teas are entirely my own and not meant to be reflective of the views of the company.

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