I was craving a plain black tea when I was on campus this evening, much to my misfortune, as the best thing one can get is Awake. It’s flat and nondescript compared to my black teas at home, and just a step above any ole black tea bag imo. I think I’m going to write Starbucks a letter, because I think their other full leaf offerings are so fantastic. I am so pleased with their Earl, Chai, Rooibos, and even their herbal, Passion. I can’t understand why they can’t do better with their plain black tea.

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ashmanra

So glad you posted this! I noticed some for sale yesterday at TJ Maxx and wondered if I should try it. I decided against it, and I am so glad I didn’t waste my money and cupboard space on it!

JacquelineM

yes, I don’t think it’s worth it! I actually did write them a comment through their website to ask them to think about improving it! Sometimes I just want a plain cup to go with a pastry or sandwich and don’t want the Chai or Earl. We’ll see!

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ashmanra

So glad you posted this! I noticed some for sale yesterday at TJ Maxx and wondered if I should try it. I decided against it, and I am so glad I didn’t waste my money and cupboard space on it!

JacquelineM

yes, I don’t think it’s worth it! I actually did write them a comment through their website to ask them to think about improving it! Sometimes I just want a plain cup to go with a pastry or sandwich and don’t want the Chai or Earl. We’ll see!

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I love to cook, bake, read, paint, knit, do needlework, and garden. I need my coffee, but I LOVE my tea. I work at an Art School, and attend a large public university doing post-bac work (my BA is in English). I’m interested in the liminal spaces between art and craft, the academic and the practical, the individual and community, and the old and the new. I’m currently exploring these ideas through the disciplines of education, literature, history, and psychology.

I enjoy writing tasting notes, but have decided not to numerically rate teas as of 9/14/10. For an explanation, see my looooong tasting note about Mountain Malt from the Simple Leaf.

My favorites:
Chinese black teas
A good “milk and sugar” English style black
Earl Grey (classic, and in all variations!)
Vanilla teas (classic, and in all variations!)
Jasmine, Rose, Violet and other froofy, flowery teas!
An Occasional Oolong
Flavored Rooibos
Herbal Tisanes

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