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teajoteas said

Flavored vs. Unflavored - what's your preference?

We started out primarily as a flavored tea company due to customer demand. That said, I know a lot of you out there love pure teas. Our grower has an amazing selection of Pure Assam teas fresh from his garden, and I am thinking of adding a handful to our line. Before I do, I wanted to get some feedback from the group. Thanks!

- Piccolo
www.teajo.com

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Claire said

I do like flavored tea sometimes, but the majority of what I drink is unflavored.

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Uniquity said

My true favourites tend to be unflavoured Chinese blacks and roasted oolongs. I drink a lot of flavoured teas, but only because I have a lot of them. I think it is always a wise idea to offer some high quality unflavoured teas in addition to flavoured ones, creating more options for buyers of different tastes.

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inguna said

About 85% unflavored. BUT I truly can enjoy a nicer flavored tea as well. Some of my favorites are: rose, jasmine, coconut, earl grey, anything citrussy.

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WtFGoD said

i pretty much drink unflavored 99.9% of the time, but i have noticed a good amount of people here like their flavored teas…

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darky said

a mix off both actualy, most off the time unflavored but i definitly like a earl grey, jasmin, rose, mint flavored tea :)

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Alphakitty said

Depends on my mood! From my notes it seems like I drink mostly flavored, but my morning tea is always unflavored (assam or bailin gongfu) and after a heavy meal I go straight for a nice light oolong (bao zhong preferably). Afternoons and late night I tend to prefer flavored, though—fruity or floral in the afternoon, dessert-y late at night. Oh or herbal, which I guess falls somewhere in between.

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Dustin said

I LOVE flavored teas! I love it when they taste like sweet treats such as pies, cookies, ect. I like it when different flavors compliment each other in teas, much like a well spiced and balanced dish. Plain teas are okay too, but it’s not where my tea passion resides.

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teajoteas said

It seems that unflavored is quite popular. We will definitely be adding more pure teas to our selection.

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I drink both. I love the true flavor that comes through while sipping a cup of pure tea that’s been unadulterated by flavoring oils and other additives, but, my passion for tea actually began with a cup of chocolate tea, and I still love a good flavored tea as well.

Put simply, I just love tea, whether it’s pure or flavored.

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cuppaT said

One can always add flavoring to an unflavored tea. I personally love my Torani syrups, and can turn any unflavored tea (even pu-erh) into a dessert tea — AND I control the amount of flavor strength. Although I do buy flavored teas to try for fun, on the whole I like the fact that if I can enjoy my tea plain or otherwise, I can buy larger amounts of good quality tea and not risk having it go stale.

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