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VeryPisces said

Is it "bad" to mix different brands of tea?

I have more teas than I currently have containers for. I just got some samples and in two of them were gunpowder green teas. I have a canister with gunpowder in it and am wondering if its a bad idea to put them all together. I know from my jasmine experience that jasmine teas can taste different based on the manufacturer. What about gunpowder? Should I keep them separate?

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gmathis said

Go for it! Some of my favorite discoveries came from a little tea-mixology.

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Babble said

I would brew a cup with two of them mixed just to see how it tastes. I’m sure it will be fine, though.

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I don’t think it’s a bad thing. I do this often with my jasmine pearls when I get to the bottom of the package … I have maybe five or six pearls left and rather than throwing them out, I add them to my “jasmine pearl tin” and it is a combination of many different pearls… yes, each one is different, but, together, they make a nice jasmine tea.

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Spot52 select said

I’ve done it. I would not do it if you really like one tea over the other. I have dumbed down a good tea by doing. Best advice, try them both alone first.

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As long as they’re not flavored teas, you should be perfectly fine mixing them. But be careful with flavored teas. Depending on the different bases inside the flavorings, you could cause a chemical reaction that could be pretty intense. Not likely disastrous, but you never know…

(okay, I made all that up. mixing teas is fine. got your attention though!)

VeryPisces said

LOL!!!

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I don’t… if it’s the same kind of tea (gunpowder, gunpowder) I’ll re-use the tin without washing it out, but I don’t usually mix retailers while in use. I’m a bit OCD though.

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