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drank Focus by Tazo
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Someone left a few of these tea bags at work in the “need a tea, take a tea, have a tea, leave a tea” pile. It is ok, not bad but certainly not amazing. It feels like someone tried to dress the tea up with whatever flavours we left over in the cupboard. I can definitely taste citrus oil and cocoa. While it is not making me focus it is certainly waking me up. There is a mildly sweet cocoa aftertaste that lingers. There is a chicory flavour that seems to mask the flavour of the mate tea. It also feels like my mouth is coated in a fuzzy substance after drinking this tea.

I should have known better that if the tea was in the community sharing pile, it probably wasn’t the best tea, otherwise it wouldn’t have been left there.

gmathis

I like the “need a tea/leave a tea” notion. Tea drinkers are a minority at my work, but have a “my stash is your stash” policy.

Lala

I have the same thing. I have a stash of tea at my desk and everyone knows where to find it (that is, if there are no good teas in the need a tea pile).

Ellyn

I wish we had a pile like that at my office. I am the only habitual tea drinker…however, whenever anyone wants a cup they know whose office to look in!

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gmathis

I like the “need a tea/leave a tea” notion. Tea drinkers are a minority at my work, but have a “my stash is your stash” policy.

Lala

I have the same thing. I have a stash of tea at my desk and everyone knows where to find it (that is, if there are no good teas in the need a tea pile).

Ellyn

I wish we had a pile like that at my office. I am the only habitual tea drinker…however, whenever anyone wants a cup they know whose office to look in!

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I am a lifetime tea lover.

I did foray into the world of coffee for a period of time, but I returned to my true love. I still, however, enjoy a good cup of java.

My all time favorite tea is Earl Grey, which I drink every morning, the stronger the bergamot the better. I definitely prefer natural oil of bergamot to artificial flavouring.

I mostly like black and dark oolong teas. My current favs are Fujian blacks, Keemun and Assams, and Wuyi oolongs. I gravitate towards anything with lychee in it. I also drink a lot of herbal blends but am wary of hibiscus. I do not favour mate, or pu’erh tea, although I have found a few blends that I like. (I so badly want to like straight pu’erh tea but it all tastes gross to me. I keep trying though). Rooibos, green and white teas fall somewhere in the middle. I find myself gravitating towards heavily roasted oolongs and teas from Paris/France based companies.

I love iced teas and cold brews.

My current tea goal is to make the perfect cup of chai from scratch – almost there…I think.

I am in love with the whole experience of tea.

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