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Sorry for the lack of posts recently. My life has been absolutely crazy since the 1st of this month. I interviewed for a position within my company that would involve relocating to Florida. I still haven’t heard too much, other than that I have made it to the “narrowed down” list. (Whatever that means.) My patience is truly being tested. I’m trying to remain positive…but not to the point of devastation if I don’t get it.

Anyway, on to the tea. Unfortunately, it sucks. There ya go…great review, huh? For starters, the tea leaves are very broken…not coffee grounds, but quite broken. The smell of the dry leaves was not very impressive either. It wasn’t quite cherry or vanilla, but something sour smelling. Meh. After steeping, only the faintest wisp of cherry/vanilla was present in the smell and taste…and that only happened after the cup cooled to lukewarm. Bland, bland, bland…and super astringent. I feel like this marks the last of my flavored tea purchases. (Other than chocolate…Numi’s Chocolate Pu-erh comes to mind.) I picked this up at Whole Foods on a whim. I’m much more into blends at the moment and picking out the notes of unflavored teas. Another phase of my tea drinking, I suppose.

Well, back to waiting and positive thinking.

AmazonV

with ROT I usually need to use 2 bags, slightly cooler water, and longer end of the steep time – it sounds so good…sadness

Auggy

Boo on ROT but good luck with the work thing!

Alannah

I was curious about this blend but had a feeling it’d be just as you described it! Republic of Tea seems to be very hit-or-miss in my experience.

Good luck with the new position—I hope you’ll hear soon!

~lauren.

I’m channeling happy thoughts and images of hot sunny beaches your way! Hope it works out for you!

JacquelineM

Lots of luck!!!!

wombatgirl

Hey, any chance it’s in Tampa? If so, that’s where one of our offices is – so I might be able to come see you again after all!

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AmazonV

with ROT I usually need to use 2 bags, slightly cooler water, and longer end of the steep time – it sounds so good…sadness

Auggy

Boo on ROT but good luck with the work thing!

Alannah

I was curious about this blend but had a feeling it’d be just as you described it! Republic of Tea seems to be very hit-or-miss in my experience.

Good luck with the new position—I hope you’ll hear soon!

~lauren.

I’m channeling happy thoughts and images of hot sunny beaches your way! Hope it works out for you!

JacquelineM

Lots of luck!!!!

wombatgirl

Hey, any chance it’s in Tampa? If so, that’s where one of our offices is – so I might be able to come see you again after all!

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