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THE BRIGHT TEA COMPANY

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I’m usually not a fan of these automatic-brew single-serving teas. This one was actually OK. I had two cups of it and oddly one was much better than the other. I wonder if one pack was fresher?

The tea from the first pack offered the caramelized, malty notes promised by the description. It was a solid example of a breakfast tea a step above Lipton. The second pack just had no flavor for some reason.

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drank Chai Spice by THE BRIGHT TEA COMPANY
144 tasting notes

This is another selection from the office Flavia machine. I am starting to fall into a pattern with Flavia’s undercover brand of teas. I don’t much care for their standard tea offerings, such as English Breakfast, Earl Grey, etc., but I do find their flavored teas somewhat interesting and tolerable. The Chai Spice blend also falls into that category.

I didn’t experience any recognizable tea flavor, but the full spicy taste was rich in cinnamon and ginger. I also didn’t detect the muddy flavor attribute that I’ve encountered with several Flavia selections.

I would summarize this product by calling it a decent spicy “beverage”. I wasn’t quite fond of it enough to classify it as a tea.

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52

Well, what can I say? I was back in the office which meant I was also back to bagged tea. Again I decided to have one on the company’s dime.

I popped a Lemon Herbal cartridge into the breakroom Flavia machine. I guess Flavia’s tea selections are now undercover using the “Bright Tea Company” label.

At first sip, I found this concoction to have a very sour taste. However, after my fifth or sixth sip, my tastebuds were numbed enough to ignore the sourness and focus on the lemon flavor. Lemon doesn’t just dominate the taste of this tea…it owns it!

I can’t say that the flavor is great or terrible. I will say that it would not be necessary for this selection to be on my “teas I would want to be stranded with on a deserted island” list.

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61

When I first launched my journey into the world of tea in August of 2011, I was such a babe in the (tea) leaves and so unsuspecting that I actually thought the Flavia teas in our office machine were great! Then, as I began experiencing the finer teas in life, I started having trouble even swallowing the Flavia teas anymore.

Today, while I was in the office breakroom, I noticed that White With Orange Tea injection packets were added to the flavor lineup at the Flavia machine. My last Flavia foray was not a memorable one so I almost didn’t give them another thought…ALMOST.

Curiosity got the better of me. But, like the cat on his ninth life, I feared for my existence, well, at least, for my tastebuds. But, I trudged ahead anyhow since I really did want to know if white tea with orange was anything to drink about.

As I took my first sip from the provided paper cup wrapped in an also provided paper coozie (so THAT’S what happened to my bonuses and raises!), I’m not sure which emotion was stronger, anticipation…or dread. The first flavor sensation that registered was the usual BLAH Flavia tea taste. However, I guess self-preservation kicked in after that because I began to like the pleasant orange/tangerine flavor behind it.

From then on, I directed my brain to filter out the blah and focus on the pleasant. If you can accomplish this feat (you may not want to try this at home), you too can squeeze some pleasure from this tea.

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Steep Information:
Flavia machine

Tasting Notes:
Steeped Tea Smell: lemon head candy
Flavor: lemon, but slightly sweet (apple) and floral
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: apple, slightly sour tang
Liquor: bright yellow

It appears Flavia has been re branded THE BRIGHT TEA COMPANY.

http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/12/bright-tea-company-fresh-pack-herbal.html

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Steep Information:
Flavia machine

Tasting Notes:
Steeped Tea Smell: citrus, floral
Flavor: light vegetal, floral
Body: Light
Aftertaste: chemical citrus
Liquor: opaque cloudy orange-green

Ick! Could not finish.

It appears Flavia has been re branded THE BRIGHT TEA COMPANY.

http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/12/bright-tea-company-fresh-pack-white-tea.html

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8

Steep Information:
Flavia machine

Tasting Notes:
Steeped Tea Smell: jasmine, a little grassy
Flavor: artificial jasmine, chemical?
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: tangy grass
Liquor: translucent amber

Smell is much nicer than the taste.

It appears Flavia has been re branded THE BRIGHT TEA COMPANY.

http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/12/bright-tea-company-fresh-pack-green-tea.html

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