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drank Om by Tazo
933 tasting notes

I have to say I’m thankful that I’ve come to the end of this box. I only wish I didn’t still have about half a box left at work to get through.

Over the course of a few months I’ve tried this sixteen ways to Sunday — lower temp, longer steeps, shorter steeps, shorter temp, cold, hot, warm. It’s just not something I look forward to no matter how I prepare it. Sometimes there’s more peach, other times there’s more cucumber, sometimes there’s more or less tea, but it doesn’t really matter. It just doesn’t send me.

I have to bump it down a few points for not even having the ability to grow on me over time.

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

Bummer but good for you for sticking with it till the end. Well, except for what’s left at work.

__Morgana__

Yeah, I don’t give up easily. :-)

AmazonV

pst, i’ve never tried this one, any chance i can have one? i’ll paypal you shipping! i’m kind of a starbucks / tazo junkie

__Morgana__

I only have bags and now only at work, but if you PM me your address I’ll try to remember to bring some home and stick them in an envelope to send you, though please don’t shoot me if I’m not prompt. That’s one of the reasons I don’t do swaps, I can barely remember the 3 thousand things I need to do to order my children’s and my lives on a daily basis and if I have to get to the post office and stand in line it’ll never happen. ;) Any idea how many teabags per ounce of postage?

JonTea

Way to give it a chance haha

AmazonV

Pm’d you – and i certainly could not have tried that hard on a tea, after 2 bags it ends up on take it away, at least you gave it every chance

__Morgana__

Okie dokie, I’ll get on it AmazonV!

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RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

Bummer but good for you for sticking with it till the end. Well, except for what’s left at work.

__Morgana__

Yeah, I don’t give up easily. :-)

AmazonV

pst, i’ve never tried this one, any chance i can have one? i’ll paypal you shipping! i’m kind of a starbucks / tazo junkie

__Morgana__

I only have bags and now only at work, but if you PM me your address I’ll try to remember to bring some home and stick them in an envelope to send you, though please don’t shoot me if I’m not prompt. That’s one of the reasons I don’t do swaps, I can barely remember the 3 thousand things I need to do to order my children’s and my lives on a daily basis and if I have to get to the post office and stand in line it’ll never happen. ;) Any idea how many teabags per ounce of postage?

JonTea

Way to give it a chance haha

AmazonV

Pm’d you – and i certainly could not have tried that hard on a tea, after 2 bags it ends up on take it away, at least you gave it every chance

__Morgana__

Okie dokie, I’ll get on it AmazonV!

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I’ve updated this bio as it’s been a couple of years since I “started getting into” tea. It’s now more accurate to say that I was obsessed with tea for a while, then other things intruded, then I cycled back to it, and I seem to be continuing that in for a while, out for a while cycle. I have a short attention span, but no shortage of tea.

I’m a mom, writer, gamer, lawyer, reader, runner, traveler, and enjoyer of life, literature, art, music, thought and kindness, in no particular order. I’ve recently started writing fantasy and science fiction under the name J. J. Roth.

Personal biases: I much prefer to drink tea without additives such as milk and sugar. If a tea needs additives to improve its flavor, its unlikely I’m going to rate it high. The exception is chai, which I make on the stove top using a recipe I found here on Steepster. Rooibos and honeybush were my gateway drugs into the harder stuff, but once I learned how to make a decent cup of tea they became far less appealing to me. That said, I’m not entirely a purist, and I enjoy a good flavored tea, particularly flavored blacks.

I like all kinds of tea depending on time of day, mood, and the amount of time I have to pay attention to preparation.

Since I find others’ rating legends helpful, I added my own. I’m revising them slightly to make them less granular as I don’t really find myself hating most things I try.

I try to rate teas against other similar versions. So I rate Earl Greys, for example, against other Earl Greys, rather than against all teas. If something rates very high with me, though, it probably means it’s a stand out against all other teas I’ve tried.

95-100 A once in a lifetime experience; the best there is; will keep this stocked until the cows come home

90-94 First rate; top notch; really terrific; will definitely buy more

80-89 Excellent; likely to become a favorite, will likely buy more

70-79 Very good; would enjoy again, might buy again if in the mood for this particular one or a better, similar version not available

60-69 Good; wouldn’t pass up if offered, but probably wouldn’t buy again unless craving this particular flavor

50-59 Okay or run of the mill

Below 50 So-so, iffy, would definitely pass
or ick. The lower the number, the closer to ick.

Location

Bay Area, California

Website

http://www.jjroth.net

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