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What is there to say about this tea? My goodness, this is bland. This is the only tea available at the hotel in Denver I am at.
My vacation (Starting Thursday of last week) has taken me many places. I was asked by family and friends if I wanted to go to Colorado. I said yes. The next day, we were at the Grand Canyon. I had lots of fun there. Then, we went to Four Corners (four states meet at once), and crossed into Colorado. This was followed by Durango, Silverton, and Ouray. We landed in Colorado Springs, where I visited the US Olympic Training Center, and saw Olympians training before they left for London.
Lastly, I went exploring at Cave of the Winds with some Mennonites I met just before. It was great! Now I’m in Denver! I also paid a visit to the Century 16 Theater where the massacre happened. It was very sad and eerie.
Besides my vacation thus far (which still is not over), I should continue to review this tea. I looked at the tea bag, and tried to pick up a scent of tea. It smelled like nothing. So I brewed it, and smelled a bland, faint scent of cheap tea.
I could not finish my cup! I do not want to sound snobby, but this is one of the worst teas I’ve tried! At least I picked up some really great teas on my trip to Durango, and got a fresh shipment in back home. I cannot wait to review those!
Anyway, the taste of this tea was the same: bland. It tasted like I was drinking hot water with the light flavor of nothingness. Why don’t the hotels have good teas!?
Waffle Hooooouse. It’s always freezing in there, so I got a cuppa tea with my delicious, greasy food. It wasn’t horrible, just your standard bagged orange pekoe. Definitely hit the spot last night, even if I did have to use twice the amount of sugar. I will be reaching for my DavidsTea Orange Pekoe this morning, though.
Now I miss my kitty. (A ginger named Pekoe .)
Had a single bag lying around and was in the mood for black tea.
Ugh. No. This is terrible. This makes Tazo’s Awake seem amazing. I can’t put my finger on what it is, but it’s flavorless and sawdusty. Reminds me of bitter cardboard. I dunno if I can finish this stuff. Lowering my rating.
I got a big bag of this from my mom. Royal Cup is a food-service brand, common in local restaurants around here. The bag she gave me was meant for one of the huge canisters that hold gallons of sweet tea at a time. Anyway, I decided it might be cool to make a pitcher’s worth in my triniTea. I was wrong.
It’s so finely cut/smashed that it made an enormous mess in the machine. The infuser cup was mostly clogged by the particles. And the resulting tea? Not really good. I used 8 teaspoons to make a 2-quart pitcher. The tea tastes a bit like Thai tea before the condensed milk… that sort of bittery vanilla-esque black tea flavor. I didn’t really care for it, though I can’t really describe why. My brother said it was “bomb-ass” and drank all of it, however, so it didn’t go to waste.
Switching it up today…alternating caf/decaf since I’m feeling a bit twitchy/hyped up. I picked this up at my conference back in October; this brand is apparently their “house tea”. I was given quite a few bags of it (some decaf, some not) by various attendees who know I drink tea. I’ve been a bit wary of it, because sometimes these things turn out not-so-well…
It’s certainly not horrendous, especially for being decaf. It is, however, completely unremarkable save for the fact that it’s decaf and is 100% drinkable. No chemical taste, no bitterness, no astringency, nada. And it does, in fact, taste like tea.
I don’t know if I’d actively seek this out for purchase…I do like having decaf teas on hand, but am just as satisfied drinking herbals/rooibos. I definitely would partake if it’s the tea available at the hotel I’m at. I’m certainly satisfied by this cup, and the other bags of decaf I have won’t linger for too long.
This was a travel-bag tuck-in from a recent Tennessee hotel stay. Comfort Suites, to be exact. So we know it’s a food-service grade continental breakfast tea … therefore, I was not expecting much but some warm liquid for my sore throat and cold office. So why am I pleasantly surprised and why am I getting a nice, sweet almond aftertaste?
Then again, it could be dish soap. I actually scrubbed the mug for a change :)