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drank Chai (Full-Leaf Tea) by Tazo
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This is one of those teas that lists ‘natural flavoring’ as one of the ingredients. I hate that. At least tell me what it is! Even better, use actual spices! .. I’ve had this tea in my cupboard for a long time. I used to work at Starbucks and by the end of my three years there I was almost completely switched over to tea. Instead of getting a free lb of coffee every week I got a tin of tea. That coffee smell is amazing at first, but after you get home and even your hair soaked up that smell, it’s actually pretty gross. Anyway, this tea is okay. I remember being blown away when I first tried it but now it just seems ‘meh’. Not a whole lot of body, or flavor. And now I can taste the ‘natural flavor’. Makes it taste a bit chemical.
I think the reason this was always so good is because I always drank it in latte form, with piles of whole milk foam and a little vanilla syrup. With whole milk and raw sugar it just isn’t the same. You can make lots of mediocre things taste incredible with some perfectly steamed foam. :D Can you tell making foam was my favorite thing to make and eat at Starbucks? it’s pretty much the only thing I miss.

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Boiling 2 min, 0 sec
Bonnie

Funny thing about Starbucks and foam…I ordered a latte once and left the store…went on my way to work. The whole cup was foam and no coffee!!! From that day on I’ve ordered NO FOAM! (so sad)!

Rellybob

Yeah, everyone has a sad Starbucks story. Siiiggghh..I think it’s like Teavana in that once you have many stores quality control slips quite a bit.

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Bonnie

Funny thing about Starbucks and foam…I ordered a latte once and left the store…went on my way to work. The whole cup was foam and no coffee!!! From that day on I’ve ordered NO FOAM! (so sad)!

Rellybob

Yeah, everyone has a sad Starbucks story. Siiiggghh..I think it’s like Teavana in that once you have many stores quality control slips quite a bit.

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I love tea. I first tasted loose leaf when my grandpa brought some back from Russia and I remember just savoring it. Not sure what kind it was; all I remember is that it was loose leaf and it was good. =)

I really enjoy oolong, jasmine tea, green tea, and white tea. I have been getting more into black tea, especially those with chocolate notes! Also, chai is a constant favorite.

As far as tisanes go, I enjoy chamomile and occasionally a mint. I am interested to try rooibus and honey bush. I do prefer teas without artificial flavoring but I’m willing to try most things.

I know next to nothing about puerh, but I like what I have tried so far.

I am consistently amazed at the flavors contained in one leaf. I am on a quest to discover all of them! Slowly, though. Good tea is expensive. :P

Other things I enjoy: Books. My family. Truth. Campfires. Animal Rescue. Gardening. Sushi. Mountain biking. Documentaries. Trees. Music. Culture. Sour cream raisin pie. Not necessarily in that order. :P

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