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Somebody sent me a whole bag of this tea and I was about to give it away, untasted, untested, untried. But for some reason I hesitated. I don’t like Rooibos but the other tea I had from The Tea Table was remarkably good. The Tea Table has a nice web site proclaiming that “I believe it is customary in polite society to take some slight refreshment at five o’clock.” (Oscar Wilde)

An Oscar Wilde quotation. Good. And it just morphed into a Thomas De Quincey quotation! Better! Best? This tea could be a solution to my rooibos hate. I really liked it. The vanilla raspberry taste seemed fresh, smooth, and authentic and even though the tea does look like wood shavings, I didn’t pick up any of the tell-tale taste of sawdust. It looks as if I have another tea company to order from.

Preparation
6 min, 15 sec
Lori

Not another tea company! LOL!

Rabs

Tee-hee! Just added it to my “Tea Favorites” tab. I really need to start making subcategories ;)

__Morgana__

This is one of the other companies I got a tea of the month club membership in on the recommendation of a friend who has been buying from them for years. They have excellent service, in my experience. I’ve yet to actually taste much of their stuff, though.

Miss Sweet

I’m down for solutions to rooibos hate, definitely saving this company for when I have money to spend on tea again…

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Lori

Not another tea company! LOL!

Rabs

Tee-hee! Just added it to my “Tea Favorites” tab. I really need to start making subcategories ;)

__Morgana__

This is one of the other companies I got a tea of the month club membership in on the recommendation of a friend who has been buying from them for years. They have excellent service, in my experience. I’ve yet to actually taste much of their stuff, though.

Miss Sweet

I’m down for solutions to rooibos hate, definitely saving this company for when I have money to spend on tea again…

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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

Location

In the midst of the middle of the heart of nowhere in particular.

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