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Free tea bag. In the theme of holiday spiced tea, thought I’d give this one a shot. Can I go tea-nerdy for a moment? I was curious as to what size of a cup they set their tea bags up for so I weighted it. 1.8g. Sooooo, we’re talking a 4oz cup?

Anyway, I brewed mine in 6oz. Compared to Holiday Dream, this one smells better. Almost entirely like mulled cider. This could be very good or very bad.

Wait, what? Where’s the taste? I smell cinnamon and cider and the a little TheraFlu (apparently I’ve got TheraFlu on the mind) then I taste…. nothing. Warmth and then maybe a little tiny bit of citrus and then nothing and then an aftertaste of freakin’ Red Hots. Another sip and I get the same thing! It’s like scented water with a drop of Hot Damn. Non-alcoholic Hot Damn.

Really? REALLY?

No. I don’t even think so. Next tea please!

ETA: I gave the husband the option of finishing my cup. Hey, he LIKES TheraFlu so he might like this. But based on the face he made, okay, he DOESN’T like this. There was a comparison to cleaning products mentioned and then he said that the spices smelled nice so maybe it would be better with a little sugar but that’d risk oversweetening and drowning out the spices. He gave it a 2/5 stars saying “I could drink it if I had to”. Ah, a ringing endorsement.

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TeaEqualsBliss

Seems not many people like this one…I will stay away from it then! LOL

teaplz

Their bags are SO SMALL. Tiny, tiny, tiny! I was shocked when I ripped mine open and it was pretty much the size of a silver dollar.

KEEP MOWING THROUGH THOSE TEAS. And Golden Moon will be yours!

LENA

Yep, this is pretty much the same review I gave it. They need to put way more tea in their tea bags. I haven’t been impressed with any of their free catalog samples.

Auggy

WHOOOOO!!! I have 2 Lupicia bags – they are up next! (Fingers crossed they aren’t nasty because my stomach officially thinks I’m evil for the last two teas I’ve subjected it to – more the ROT than the Holiday Dream).

Auggy

@Lena, I haven’t tried any of their non-free sample tea bags in years and years. Do they always skimp so badly?

LENA

I’ve never bought from them. I was referring to their freebies…but I think they are exactly the same ones they put into the canisters.

Auggy

Shame on them. And that bag has to be heavier than Lupicia’s bag so it’s probably closer to 1.5g of actual tea. So maybe their teas are good with brewed in very tiny teacups.

Cofftea

Never thought of weighing it!:) Now I need to weigh my Get Relaxed!, the only ROT I currently have. Considering this has licorice, maybe I’m not too disappointed I haven’t got my catalog yet…

takgoti

RINGING ENDORSEMENT INDEED. This review made me chuckle. 4 oz. cup? Ridiculous. Don’t they know that everything’s bigger in Texas? [I’m sorry I had to say it.]

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TeaEqualsBliss

Seems not many people like this one…I will stay away from it then! LOL

teaplz

Their bags are SO SMALL. Tiny, tiny, tiny! I was shocked when I ripped mine open and it was pretty much the size of a silver dollar.

KEEP MOWING THROUGH THOSE TEAS. And Golden Moon will be yours!

LENA

Yep, this is pretty much the same review I gave it. They need to put way more tea in their tea bags. I haven’t been impressed with any of their free catalog samples.

Auggy

WHOOOOO!!! I have 2 Lupicia bags – they are up next! (Fingers crossed they aren’t nasty because my stomach officially thinks I’m evil for the last two teas I’ve subjected it to – more the ROT than the Holiday Dream).

Auggy

@Lena, I haven’t tried any of their non-free sample tea bags in years and years. Do they always skimp so badly?

LENA

I’ve never bought from them. I was referring to their freebies…but I think they are exactly the same ones they put into the canisters.

Auggy

Shame on them. And that bag has to be heavier than Lupicia’s bag so it’s probably closer to 1.5g of actual tea. So maybe their teas are good with brewed in very tiny teacups.

Cofftea

Never thought of weighing it!:) Now I need to weigh my Get Relaxed!, the only ROT I currently have. Considering this has licorice, maybe I’m not too disappointed I haven’t got my catalog yet…

takgoti

RINGING ENDORSEMENT INDEED. This review made me chuckle. 4 oz. cup? Ridiculous. Don’t they know that everything’s bigger in Texas? [I’m sorry I had to say it.]

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I’m trying to be a better tea logger and actually post semi-regularly again! I’ve let my tea tasting senses become too complacent – it’s time for some focused and attentive tea drinking!

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1 – 10 – Bleck. Didn’t finish the cup.
11 – 25 – Drinkable. But don’t punish me by making me have it again.
26 – 40 – Meh. Most likely will see if the husband likes it iced.
41 – 60 – Okayish. Maybe one day I’ll kill off what I have in my pantry.
61 – 75 – Decent. I might pick some up if I needed tea.
76 – 85 – Nice. I’d probably buy but wouldn’t hunt it down.
86 – 100 – Yum! I will hunt down the vendor to get this tea!

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