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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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Teaholic! Currently loving flavored blacks, greens, whites and rooibos blends, straight blacks and greens, and have a long-standing adoration for herbals/medicinals. Dessert teas top my list along with anything cocoa-y (like Laoshan Black, any of Verdant’s chai’s and Whispering Pines’ Mint Chocolate Chip). Missing living near a tea shoppe that offers a lot of options; other than DAVIDs a few blocks away, I’m buying most of my stuff online. Still, I have more than two cupboards devoted to tea, and a ridiculous amount of it!

In addition to loving tea, I’m a dating columnist, single mom, nerd, and avid knitter. I read way too much, type even more, and spend my ‘free’ time either running, swinging kettlebells, or hanging with friends.

I love tea swaps, and will gladly swap anything I have that I have enough of to share.

Allergies: Strawberries and all grains. I’m having a mild allergic reaction to both lavender and some roses in tea, and thus I’m avoiding these for now as well. I also avoid sugar and Splenda where possible.

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