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One last test of this tea before disposing. I hate to trash tea, but really, this one is not for me as a hot tea. However, as an iced tea, it is not too bad. I definitely get an orangey taste as well as cranberry, and the flavors are strong enough to stand up to ice very well. I am keeping it, but not rebuying……

45 oz teapot, 6 tsp in a paper filter (I hate cloudy iced tea), 7 minutes with freshly boiled water. Allowed to cool to room temp and then iced. No additions.

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ashmanra

I never tried this iced, and I must confess that after keeping it absolutely FOREVER I gave it away to someone who said they like any and all tea. I hope they liked it, and it wasn’t bad but there are too many things I like more so why keep it around and make myself drink it? :)

SimplyJenW

I feel the same way about tea…that there are so many others I like, that it makes no sense drinking tea that is ‘meh’. I do have a few that if they don’t pass when iced, they will be relocated from my tea shelves. This one just happened to pass! And I just drank all of it after my daughter’s softball game.

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ashmanra

I never tried this iced, and I must confess that after keeping it absolutely FOREVER I gave it away to someone who said they like any and all tea. I hope they liked it, and it wasn’t bad but there are too many things I like more so why keep it around and make myself drink it? :)

SimplyJenW

I feel the same way about tea…that there are so many others I like, that it makes no sense drinking tea that is ‘meh’. I do have a few that if they don’t pass when iced, they will be relocated from my tea shelves. This one just happened to pass! And I just drank all of it after my daughter’s softball game.

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Tea enthusiast, trying to keep up my cardio for the zombie apocalypse. I have come to accept that I am a western brewing black tea drinker as that is where my ‘tea heart’ lies. I started on loose leaf as a way to have my dessert and not suffer the caloric issues. Once I tried it, I was hooked.

I drink what I like, which is mostly China blacks, a few traditionally scented blacks and Earl Greys, plus a flavored tea here and there. I don’t mind spending a bit on premium varieties on occasion, but an expensive tea has to deliver. My favorite places to order are Harney & Sons and Upton Tea Imports. TeaVivre is great for Chinese tea.

My ratings are pretty subjective. If it falls under 70, I may not take the time to post about it unless I had something specific to say. If it is 70-80 I like it, but I will probably not rebuy. Favorites are over 80 and up, but sometimes the less expensive or more easily obtainable version of a similar taste will win out for my cupboard space.

Usual teapot steeping method: 24 oz teapot, 3 perfect scoops of tea (4 1/2 actual tsp), freshly boiled water, 4 minutes. Lightly sweetened.

Usual mug steeping method: 15 oz mug, 1.5 perfect scoops of tea (just over 2 actual tsp), freshly boiled water, 4 minutes. Lightly sweetened.

Usual pan method: 1 1/2 cups water, 2 perfect tsp chai (3 actual tsp). Simmer for 3 minutes. Add 2/3 cup skim milk. Simmer for 2 more minutes. Strain and sweeten.

Usual pitcher method:
5 or 6 Perfect Spoons of tea (this means about 7-9 actual tsp), freshly boiled water, brewed essentially double-strong in my 24 oz teapot for 4 minutes. Fill my Fiestaware Disc pitcher (about 60 oz.) halfway with ice. Add brewed double-strong tea to the pitcher. Stir it a little and enjoy. No additions.

(*SRP is my Sample/Stash Reduction Plan starting on April 12, 2012. I got so far, but just decided it was too fussy to keep track.)

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