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It does look pretty. Remember that old commercial where a petulent old woman demands to know “where’s the beef”? Well, I have tried this and I want to know “where’s the tea?”
I am right now brewing about 8 ounces with 6 spoonfuls of the tea and I’ll revise this review if I can discern any taste aside from a sort of sugar water from this. I know it’s possible to get an excellent chocolate taste from a decaf tea. So far, this hasn’t done it for me.

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8 min or more
Cofftea

Strawberry and apple seem weird ingredients for this… otherwise I’d be sold!

Cofftea

It may be possible to get good chocolate flavor from a decaf tea, but this is not a decaf tea, it’s an herbal tisane… maybe that’s part of the reason you aren’t happy w/ it.

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Cofftea

Strawberry and apple seem weird ingredients for this… otherwise I’d be sold!

Cofftea

It may be possible to get good chocolate flavor from a decaf tea, but this is not a decaf tea, it’s an herbal tisane… maybe that’s part of the reason you aren’t happy w/ it.

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I really love big, bold, brash teas. Smokiness enthralls me. I don’t seem to do subtle.
I don’t do rooibos.

My rating system:
0-30:
Never again in a hundred million years

31-55: This tea probably has some redeeming qualities but I won’t would not seek it out again.

56-70:
Shows some promise but also has a fundamental flaw. I probably owe these a second taste but am unmotivated.

71-80:
Good with at least one strong quality; I probably would not buy it but would drink it cheerfully.

81-90: Worthy contenders; they might be ranked 100 on somebody’s else’s scale. I like them a lot but have not fallen in love. Will probably buy and use.

91-95: These are the true loves, the chosen ones, the ones I dream about and crave. Unless they are in a limited edition—la! how you tease me!—I will always keep in my cupboard.

96-100: I cannot be separated from these teas and would develop a panic attack if I were to run out.

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“She is too fond of books and it has turned her brain.”

Elderly dowager. Quintessential cat lady.

Tea which must be in stock always:

Black Dragon LS by Upton Teas: My choice every morning.

Florence & Lapsang Souchong by Harney & Sons

a good Gen Maicha

Samovar: Russian Blend, Maiden’s Ecstasy, Ryokucha

Mariage Frères: Confucious, Vivaldi, Eros, Aida, Marco Polo

American Tea Room: Brioche

Leland Teas: Bogart

Life in Teacup:
An Xi Tie Guan Yin Grade II modern green style & also Charcoal Style

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