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I buy this tea every year, for, you guessed it, Christmas. Over the past four years, the consistency has been a bit uneven. Two years ago, it was the best it’s ever been. Nice hints of orange and vanilla while the cloves and cardamon provided a nice touch to the back end. This year, it just hasn’t had the same punch and the black tea, the base of this blend, doesn’t seem as good as before, either. When it’s good, it’s a good cup. When it’s not at it’s best it’s drinkable, but not memorable.

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Boiling 3 min, 30 sec
KeenTeaThyme

Maybe if you blend it with cinnamon tea and/or other spices, it might help? I’m a nut for Christmas teas, but I’m also super-picky… I usually take others’ blends and make them “better…” which is my word for “mine.” ;)

Slurp

That’s a good suggestion, KTT. I might play around with it a bit. The components of this blend are quite nice, but for some reason it doesn’t live up to its potential. If I rated it when it was at its best, it would have been high 80s, maybe very low 90s. Again, my suspicion is the tea itself, not so much the blend ingredients, but I’m not a chemist so I must say it is just my guess.

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KeenTeaThyme

Maybe if you blend it with cinnamon tea and/or other spices, it might help? I’m a nut for Christmas teas, but I’m also super-picky… I usually take others’ blends and make them “better…” which is my word for “mine.” ;)

Slurp

That’s a good suggestion, KTT. I might play around with it a bit. The components of this blend are quite nice, but for some reason it doesn’t live up to its potential. If I rated it when it was at its best, it would have been high 80s, maybe very low 90s. Again, my suspicion is the tea itself, not so much the blend ingredients, but I’m not a chemist so I must say it is just my guess.

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