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I’ve been drinking this with milk and demerara sugar on the looong, miserable drive to work in the morning. I like it. It’s smooth and dark and malty. But, it has this underlying vegetable soup taste that I just can’t ignore. I know tea is a plant and I need to stop kvetching about a plant tasting planty, but I don’t see myself stopping any time soon when black teas taste green. I also like teas with a little more bite than this, at least for the morning. But I could see it being more appropriate for a later time of day, when I’m looking more for relaxation. I’ll definitely finish this, but it isn’t going onto my buy it again list unless my opinion softens as I drink my way through the box.

It is a pretty tea though- a deep rich red that blooms out of the bag as soon as it is plopped in. My SO pronounced it ‘beautiful’ and it is.

I’ve steeped this at boiling up to 5 minutes and it hasn’t gone tart.

(Unrelated to tea taste: I wanted teabags to toss in a travel mug in the morning for the drive to work because I ain’t got time fo looseleaf in the morning. I expected strings. There aren’t any strings! Egad! I asked my SO if she would sew strings on each tea bag for me and she said no but offered to staple them on. I just know I’d choke on a staple.)

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canadianadia

lol! I would totally choke on the staple

Lindsey

I really, really recommend these: www.davidstea.com/david-s-tea-filters. They’re single-use filter bags with a drawstring closure. I fill a couple up at night with looseleaf (they’re awesome for rooibos or anything else with small leaves) and then toss them into my lunch box for work the next day.

They’re a little more expensive than stringless versions (t-sacs), but I love them!

Anyanka

Oh, nice, thanks. When I finally order from David’s I’ll pick some up. Then I could even do my own blends.

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canadianadia

lol! I would totally choke on the staple

Lindsey

I really, really recommend these: www.davidstea.com/david-s-tea-filters. They’re single-use filter bags with a drawstring closure. I fill a couple up at night with looseleaf (they’re awesome for rooibos or anything else with small leaves) and then toss them into my lunch box for work the next day.

They’re a little more expensive than stringless versions (t-sacs), but I love them!

Anyanka

Oh, nice, thanks. When I finally order from David’s I’ll pick some up. Then I could even do my own blends.

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Here are the things I drink: Tea, water, coffee, beer, whiskey, wine.

I’ve been drinking tea since I was a little girl, but only recently began learning about tea and drinking loose leaf.

I prefer unflavored tea to flavored, tea leaves to tisanes, but I’m not inflexible and will try nearly anything.

I’m still learning, so thank you in advance for your patience and your help.

Also, I had to come up with a way to quantify my ratings because I was being really inconsistent:

100-90: Delicious, must keep in stock.

89-80: Excellent, a definite reorder.

79-70: Good, an occasional reorder.

69-50: Pleasant, but it was a one night stand.

49-30: Not good, but drinkable.

29-20: Bad, but I finished the cup.

19-10: Terrible. Couldn’t finish a cup.

10 and below: Undrinkable, requires mouthwash and counseling.

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