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Tea from ‘Another Traveling Tea Box’.

I couldn’t help it. I smelled this one in the bag and was like ‘I must try this first’. It smelled exactly like soft oatmeal cookies. Mmmmm.
Actually looking at the contents there was an awful lot of cinnamon bits in the bag, so I was having some reservations about the taste, but on I brewed.
The taste…..meh. Which was rather disappointing really. All I got was alot of cinnamon and the spicy taste of clove (I can’t imagine what it would’ve been if I’d gotten the big clove I left in the bag)
I added a bit of truvia and that helped quite a bit by bringing the raisin out so I could actually taste it. So I guess the brew does actually taste like an oatmeal raisin cookie if you sit and ponder it a bit (albeit heavy on the cinnamon). I get some astringency at the back of my tongue the longer I sip it, but it’s not unpleasant, just letting me know it’s there.

Overall, I’m glad I tried it from the box, but I’m not sure I’d order it myself.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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I wanted to cut soda out of my life, so I started drinking more tea. Now I’m quickly becoming addicted. But that doesn’t seem like so bad of a thing considering all there is out there to try.

I started with blacks, but oolongs are quickly becoming my new favorite. Unfortunately, I haven’t really been able to find a green or white tea that I really enjoy. Eventually maybe.

Always open for swaps. If you see something in my cupboard that you’re interested in, feel free to send me a message about it. I do have alot of sample sizes in my cupboard, so there might be a few that I won’t be able to swap. But it never hurts to ask. ^^

Likes – Fruity teas (Peach, Apricot & Pineapple to be specific, but I’d likely be open to others). I’m always on the lookout for a good caramel tea too…and a vanilla one. Or any sweet, dessert teas.
Oolongs and Blacks over any others.

Indifferent/Undecided – White teas are a bit delicate for me but I’m not opposed to trying something new. I haven’t yet found a green tea I like since I dislike vegetal flavors, but there has to be something out there. Coconut can be too strong, or alright depending on the tea.

Dislikes – Spicy/chai stuff not so much since I can’t seem to get past the spice taste to anything underneath. Anything overly astringent, though I can’t imagine anyone /liking/ astringency (but I’m probly wrong. Lol). Earl Greys, heavy florals, tart/sour teas, rooibos heavy, mint of any sort, vegetal, musky/leathery, citrus, hibiscus, coffee-esque flavors, lemon.

Allergies – Mangos, some nuts especially walnuts, cherries. Rose petals/heavy rose teas make me ill though it’s not an allergy so to speak. Heavy artificial flavors also make me ill.

Brief ‘How I rate things’ scale:
(Subject to change at any time. Lol)
100-80: I’d definitely reorder this/Keeping this in my cupboard.
79-50: Possibly reorder these. Either if there’s a sale or I’d consider swapping for it’s on a list and I don’t see anything else.
49-40: It’s alright. Glad I tried it but I won’t be ordering/reordering this.
39-20: Glad I tried before buying ‘cause I’d be ticked if I bought this. Ick.
20-lower: UGH! Get it away!

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