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drank Zombie Blood Orange by ThinkGeek
361 tasting notes

Well, at least I have one of the coolest sample tins out there. This tea is nasty. I feel bad that they’re marketing this for new-to-loose-leaf tea drinkers. There are no instructions on time or temp, so I really had to guess on what to do. It looks like there are green leaves mixed in with a ton of dried chunky fruit. But they say it’s herbal. What are the leaves? Do I treat this like a tisane or a decaf? I get the blood orange. But beyond that it’s a tangy sour mess. It’s a bit like what I’d imagine an orangey dish detergent would taste like. Cup is tossed. I’ll try again next time with different steep temp/time and treat it like a decaf and see what that does. GA

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 7 min, 0 sec
Rabs

I nose! Am so sad :( I’m really hoping that I botched the preparing of this and that the second go-around will change my feelings, but I’m not optimistic. I’m focusing on how utterly awesome the tin is.

__Morgana__

On the other hand, perhaps you should just be happy that you survived drinking zombie blood. ;-)

Rabs

Lol! Too true ;)

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Rabs

I nose! Am so sad :( I’m really hoping that I botched the preparing of this and that the second go-around will change my feelings, but I’m not optimistic. I’m focusing on how utterly awesome the tin is.

__Morgana__

On the other hand, perhaps you should just be happy that you survived drinking zombie blood. ;-)

Rabs

Lol! Too true ;)

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Proud all-around nerd, crafter, and brand-new Assistant Library Director. Give me an engrossing book and a wonderful cup of tea and I’m in heaven.

After being a barista for almost a decade it wasn’t until 2010 that I discovered loose leaf tea. Now I’m hooked.

How I use Steepster has been evolving since I joined. Yes, I use it for my personal “to buy or not to buy” info, but I’m enough of a goofball that I hope it can amuse others more often than not.

I’ve also started to become anal about my tea (times and temps). That’s surprised me. I finally realized that I should respect the leaves like I used to respect the beans. I also take my tea plain unless otherwise noted.

There’s really nothing remarkable or noteworthy of how I rate teas. I do take it a tiny further step to help clarify the muddled middle grounds for myself. TG is a definite repurchase. Anything below that is less and less likely.

TG=Teagasm
NE=Nice Enough
M=Meh
GA=Gods-Awful

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