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Received a free sample of this in my RoT catalog. I LOVE how this tea smells. It smells like my mom’s Christmas cider. Apple, clove and cinnamon always smell comforting to me, so I guess this tea lives up to at least half of its name.

Unfortunately, the tea’s taste did not match its wonderful smell. The spice is there, it’s just really weak and watered down tasting. I steeped the full amount of time…probably a smidge more, so I think it was at its boldest. Perhaps RoT needs to cram a little more tea into their “environmentally-friendly, round, unbleached tea bag – free of wasteful stings, staples and tags”. Just sayin’…

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Carolyn

Perhaps if you used two bags? I find that I often have to use two tea bags to get the tea flavor I like.

LENA

Perhaps…but this was just a sample, so I only received one bag. Now if I had it as loose leaf, I would use more than suggested. :)

Suzi

RoT bags always seem really weak to me. I usually have to do 2 bags in a single cup – I’ve never tried to brew a whole pot because I thought it’d take waaaaaay too many bags.

Cofftea

The only ROT I’ve tried is their Get Relaxed! And steeped at 7 min I think it’s perfect. I can even get 3 infusions out of it.

teafiend

I think its so funny that they boast how environmentally friendly the bag is, but what about the packaging? The packet is massive and oh-so-shiney and plastically feeling that I would think it negates the lack of a string and tag.

LENA

@ teafiend – so, so true. maybe cutting out the staple allowed them to spend so much on the packaging?

takgoti

There is nothing about all of the reviews of this tea that make me want to get and/or try it.

Traceewtwo

I always do 2 bags per mug and sugar, I wait all year to buy this !!

Cofftea

@ teafiend, I thought the same thing. I understand wanting to protect the tea bag, but why not just wrap that in a small plastic bag and staple that to the catalog instead of wrapping the entire catalog?

Carolyn

@cofftea The Post Office discourages stapling things to catalogs or anything else going through the mail system. It apparently causes problems with their machinery. That’s probably why they wrap the catalog instead.

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Carolyn

Perhaps if you used two bags? I find that I often have to use two tea bags to get the tea flavor I like.

LENA

Perhaps…but this was just a sample, so I only received one bag. Now if I had it as loose leaf, I would use more than suggested. :)

Suzi

RoT bags always seem really weak to me. I usually have to do 2 bags in a single cup – I’ve never tried to brew a whole pot because I thought it’d take waaaaaay too many bags.

Cofftea

The only ROT I’ve tried is their Get Relaxed! And steeped at 7 min I think it’s perfect. I can even get 3 infusions out of it.

teafiend

I think its so funny that they boast how environmentally friendly the bag is, but what about the packaging? The packet is massive and oh-so-shiney and plastically feeling that I would think it negates the lack of a string and tag.

LENA

@ teafiend – so, so true. maybe cutting out the staple allowed them to spend so much on the packaging?

takgoti

There is nothing about all of the reviews of this tea that make me want to get and/or try it.

Traceewtwo

I always do 2 bags per mug and sugar, I wait all year to buy this !!

Cofftea

@ teafiend, I thought the same thing. I understand wanting to protect the tea bag, but why not just wrap that in a small plastic bag and staple that to the catalog instead of wrapping the entire catalog?

Carolyn

@cofftea The Post Office discourages stapling things to catalogs or anything else going through the mail system. It apparently causes problems with their machinery. That’s probably why they wrap the catalog instead.

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