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drank African Autumn by Harney & Sons
911 tasting notes

I’ve actually had this tea before – many, many years ago before I even knew what red tea was. I’m not really sure what I thought of it then, but I don’t think it was all that positive. Based on the smell, I don’t think that view is going to be changing any today. It basically smells like a lightly lemoned plank of soured, wet, moldy wood. The sourness in the smell makes my mouth water unpleasantly.

Okay, this is gross. Like, gross nasty made me gag a little when I sipped gross. The first taste is tart and unpleasant, then it shifts to woody and slightly less unpleasant and then it finishes with a sour and really freaking unpleasant.

Ever let a cat sniff toothpaste? For some reason one of my cats likes to sniff random things – toothpaste, nail polish, breath – and every time she sniffs toothpaste, she makes this really unpleasant face as she gets close to the source. She squints her eyes, flares her lips a little. Then she takes a big whiff… and promptly gags for the next few seconds.

Yeah, that’s me drinking this tea.

Maybe the sink will enjoy it more.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec
RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

So did you like it? Naw, just kidding sounds like an AWFUL experience.

LiberTEAS

Yeah, um… Rachel… I’m going to go with NO, I don’t think she liked it. LOL

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

Thought I would be sarcastically funny. Did it work? :-) Just kidding.

Paul M Tracy

I’d be curious as to your cat’s reaction to the tea and whether it scores higher than the toothpaste.

Auggy

Haha – it was just delightful! Okay, maybe not! :) I didn’t think to try the kitty-sniff test. Totally going to have to do that next time! (Well, next time I have a horrid tea, not next time I have this tea. Because I will never have this tea again!)

sophistre

Urgh.

I tell you seriously — I meant it when I said in one of my notes that one rooibos I tried made me think of bile. :( Life is too short to drink disgusting tea!

Auggy

Eeeeeeeeew.

Jillian

I have it on good authority from my plants that rooibos makes excellent compost. ;D

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RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

So did you like it? Naw, just kidding sounds like an AWFUL experience.

LiberTEAS

Yeah, um… Rachel… I’m going to go with NO, I don’t think she liked it. LOL

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

Thought I would be sarcastically funny. Did it work? :-) Just kidding.

Paul M Tracy

I’d be curious as to your cat’s reaction to the tea and whether it scores higher than the toothpaste.

Auggy

Haha – it was just delightful! Okay, maybe not! :) I didn’t think to try the kitty-sniff test. Totally going to have to do that next time! (Well, next time I have a horrid tea, not next time I have this tea. Because I will never have this tea again!)

sophistre

Urgh.

I tell you seriously — I meant it when I said in one of my notes that one rooibos I tried made me think of bile. :( Life is too short to drink disgusting tea!

Auggy

Eeeeeeeeew.

Jillian

I have it on good authority from my plants that rooibos makes excellent compost. ;D

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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!

Not that anyone but me particularly cares, but there it is.

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