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drank Zing Me by DAVIDsTEA
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Thank you TeaFairy for this sample tea!

I was running around a bit today at the Mall and the Post Office, mailing off a sample tea packet to of all places Denver! Yo Jason the tea is on the way! Got home a bit late but fortunately, last night I made dinner ahead. It was cheese tortellini and I put a tea basket with some …wait for it…Lapsang Souchong in the water (I’m hooked on that smoky flavor) and it was fantastic tasting. All I had left to do is heat and dress the pasta with a bit of olive oil. Then, a salad and done. After dinner I wanted a nice fruity tea. This Zing Me Tea was going to be the compliment I was looking for. The ginger, peach and apricot sounded just right.

When I looked up the steep time it said “steep 4-6 minutes” so I set the timer at 5 minutes and stopped right there. The aroma was very apricoty and delightful. Oh yes, I was anxious for a taste.

At first, the flavor was nice and fruity for a few seconds…and then…and then…something awful happened.

There was the worst, bitter ginger taste that completely ruined the tea. I mean the whole cup went gross. We know you can cook with ginger, do all kinds of things with it, make jam, candy it and stir fry it. How can you ruin ginger?! It was so bitter and tasted dirty. Maybe this batch had gotten mold on it. It certainly was not the fault of TeaFairy! How would she have known. The other reviews look good. But my batch, well, it went down the drain. Adios, bye bye.

My next step was to get my nightly square of dark chocolate and knock that evil taste right in the butt. Outta here…

Love ya TeaFairy!

jason

Sorry this one didn’t pan out as well for you as it sounded.. It sure seems like there is a lot going on in that cup that would need to come together in harmony for it to be just right. And thanks for sending me some samples – can’t wait!

Bonnie

Doesn’t happen too often!

Indigobloom

Oh ginger… :(
My rule: Only when I’m sick, or with loads of sugar!

TheTeaFairy

Oh, noooo! how awful, sorry you had to go through that :(
It’s been in my cupboard for about 9 months and I gave you what I had left… I think last time I had a cup was in January, I had no idea it could turn like that…guess that’s not what you had in mind when you asked me for «older teas» from DT’s to try, hahaha!

Bonnie

Not your fault!

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jason

Sorry this one didn’t pan out as well for you as it sounded.. It sure seems like there is a lot going on in that cup that would need to come together in harmony for it to be just right. And thanks for sending me some samples – can’t wait!

Bonnie

Doesn’t happen too often!

Indigobloom

Oh ginger… :(
My rule: Only when I’m sick, or with loads of sugar!

TheTeaFairy

Oh, noooo! how awful, sorry you had to go through that :(
It’s been in my cupboard for about 9 months and I gave you what I had left… I think last time I had a cup was in January, I had no idea it could turn like that…guess that’s not what you had in mind when you asked me for «older teas» from DT’s to try, hahaha!

Bonnie

Not your fault!

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