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So, super storm hurricane whatever hitting today, raining already and I made it halfway to the office before deciding not to get trapped at work. Reading and cocoa today instead. Pj’s likely. Was going to have chai, but eww. I just ruined a perfectly good cup of coffee by adding a touch of this. I know, I bastardized this tea. Since this is the third time I have attempted to drink this, each time dressing it up more and more, I think can review with some authority though.

I know several people like this, in fact that is why I got it. Maybe they just sent me an off bag, but this is awful. My boyfriend claims it’s a big bag of ground coriander. I have never eaten a coriander, or to my knowledge seen one in the wild. Not sure I can describe it. There is a little ground ginger in this bag, and some cinnamon if I taste really hard, but mostly there is a bitter aromatic herb that has gripped my soft palate and is accumulating there making me kinda ill. I have tried this with some water, milk and sugar, good cream and honey. Pouring those out was sad, but losing a perfectly good cup of french press coffee was the last straw. If my favorite Indian restaurant doesn’t blow or swim away in this storm I will go find out what herb blend he uses.

Bonnie

Probably it’s not the coriander which would be sweet unless it’s bad or something. Is there clove in it? That would be bitter. If you’ve gone this far with the mix and it’s aweful, it should become room freshener!

Londo Mollari

Hmm. There is clove in it, I guess that might be part of it, but I usually love clove. I loved the gum back when it was around, I used to smoke them, even chewed whole cloves when I was a kid. If it tasted or smelled like that I think I would be ok with it. Maybe it is ground ginger? I love fresh ginger but I know ground it tastes and smells completely different. It’s a pumpkin pie spice. Nutmeg? Lol! I am about to go taste my spice rack just to sort this out!

ashmanra

A lot of the Indians around here out black pepper and turmeric, which really turns me off.

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Bonnie

Probably it’s not the coriander which would be sweet unless it’s bad or something. Is there clove in it? That would be bitter. If you’ve gone this far with the mix and it’s aweful, it should become room freshener!

Londo Mollari

Hmm. There is clove in it, I guess that might be part of it, but I usually love clove. I loved the gum back when it was around, I used to smoke them, even chewed whole cloves when I was a kid. If it tasted or smelled like that I think I would be ok with it. Maybe it is ground ginger? I love fresh ginger but I know ground it tastes and smells completely different. It’s a pumpkin pie spice. Nutmeg? Lol! I am about to go taste my spice rack just to sort this out!

ashmanra

A lot of the Indians around here out black pepper and turmeric, which really turns me off.

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Hello, as you may have guessed, I am not really Londo Mollari. Apologies for the deception. I am Melissa.

In addition to my teas, I am a bit of a foodie, have an undying love for red wine and am lucky enough to have all the restaurants of DC and several VA wineries within a lazy reach of home. I have an ever-expanding orchid obsession and I have been known to talk to them. It helps.

To be honest, Tea went from being an interest to a bit of an obsession fairly recently for me – since I quit smoking. Tasting things is amazing, who knew?! Though a nice cuppa now replaces a much worse addiction, I spend FAR more money on this than I ever did on cigarettes.

I have loved tea ever since I was small, probably too small, visiting on the farm in Nebraska and drinking all my grandmother’s sun tea. I still prefer now what I liked then, watching tea slowly stain eddies of water, tasting nature.

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