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Someone offered me a box of this tea because they tried it and did not like it. Instead of just saying “well if you think its gross, I don’t want it”, I took it anyway. Having to try it just to see if it really is gross or not.
My nicest opinion is, I did not like it at all!!!!!
Its bagged tea. I was suspicious it may be a “weight loss tea” but there were no suggestive ingredients I was scared of.
Brewed it smelled delicious. Light sweet cinnamon and ginger. But on first sip I almost fell off the chair. It is super duper sweet licorice root and aspertame. I cannot taste anything else. The box does not list aspertame as an ingredient so I am not sure why I am getting this taste. On each subsequent sip it got stronger and stronger and 10 minutes later there is a licorice root aftertaste in the back of my throat.
I would not say this is a “bad” tea, but it certainly does not agree with my taste buds.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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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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