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Oh my goodness. This smelled lovely, so I put some in a swap package that I’m mailing out shortly, and now feel badly that I did.

It tastes horrible. Like, bitter angry tart horrible. I erred on the side of the bag instructions (3-5 min, boiling) when I thought I should leave this at just below boiling and 3 minutes… and maybe I should have. There’s an ugly chemical-y taste coming from the caocao chunks, and that’s all I can taste.

Trying to save this cup, I added Truvia. I’ll have to wait a bit since the horrible taste is stuck in there now… however it did smooth things out considerably. Going to let this sit and see if it improves after cooling and brushing my teeth and tongue. >.

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Fjellrev

Blech. I haven’t been too impressed with their teas, to be honest.

MissB

Yep, this went down the drain. I can only hope the others are at least marginally better.

Fjellrev

They were at the Victoria tea festival last year and I found that their teas were either too bitter or the flavour was missing. Very temperamental. Their nut matcha was decent but ehhhh.

Dexter

I read this when you first posted it, and thought ugggg – I’ve been there – sent out swap packages with out trying a tea first.
I’m drinking this tonight. (Thank you for the sample) I’ll write a tasting note but we aren’t having the same experience. This isn’t that bad to me. That’s why you never apologize for sending it out – the recipient may have a different opinion. :))

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Fjellrev

Blech. I haven’t been too impressed with their teas, to be honest.

MissB

Yep, this went down the drain. I can only hope the others are at least marginally better.

Fjellrev

They were at the Victoria tea festival last year and I found that their teas were either too bitter or the flavour was missing. Very temperamental. Their nut matcha was decent but ehhhh.

Dexter

I read this when you first posted it, and thought ugggg – I’ve been there – sent out swap packages with out trying a tea first.
I’m drinking this tonight. (Thank you for the sample) I’ll write a tasting note but we aren’t having the same experience. This isn’t that bad to me. That’s why you never apologize for sending it out – the recipient may have a different opinion. :))

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A few years ago, the obsession with tea started. The cupboard got bigger and bigger, more swaps occurred, group buys, secret rendezvous with local teapassionistas… and that’s how you end up with 500+ different kinds of tea in your home. At one time.

Now, it’s purge time. Time to gather what’s needed and let go of the rest. Almost all of the tea was given away, sold, or otherwise shared. A few relics still remain. It’s still a challenge to avoid the chipmunk-like hoarding of The Teas, yet, the lightness of being from having so little compels me more. And so, I’m happy to share (anytime!) and will occasionally desire small amounts of tea for swaps, just to try.

As for the day-to-day stuff, I’m focused almost entirely on Love, (yes, with a capital L), Spirit/Self, transformation, and work (dating columnist and consultant).

No-can-do: lavender, overly floral (French florals, or florals that are creamy rather than, well, floral work well!), sugar, Splenda, all grains.

Love: fruity, dessert, chai, spicy, all types of tea.

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