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Yes, I’m alive! Hope everyone’s been having a wonderful holiday thus far.

One of the first things I did when I got to my mom’s was sniff my S&V teas. One criticism off the bat is the packaging, though. Paper bags? I swear almost everything smells the same because of it. I’ve been reaching way down into the bag with a spoon to take some and smell it more up close, and even then, they’re quite delicately-scented, save for the Root Beer one. That one is potent. And here these teas are known to be very potent in general. Hmm.

I went for this one this morning because it’s their most popular. I don’t seem to get much flavour from it? The base is quite strong. Adding a bit of 2% milk wakes up the nuttiness a bit but I’m having a hard time bringing this to life.

I need to figure out a way of transferring these teas to different bags or something. I don’t have enough tins, nor do I have foiled baggies. I’m concerned they’ll all taste like paper after a while.

For now, I’ll reserve rating. I’m tempted to put them in ziploc bags but I know that would only be a temporary solution.

JustJames

ohhhhhhhhhhhh. paper bags? really? c’mon people!!!

Rosehips

Yes! I agree with everything you’ve said here. The paper bags have me worried, and I am not finding these blends very strong….

TeaBrat

I don’t mind the paper bags because they’re recyclable — I usually end up transferring mine to tins but I’ve kept a few in paper for a while and it doesn’t seem to influence the taste.

Fjellrev

I do appreciate that these bags are more environmentally friendly, but I’m glad that you’re also not finding the blends that strong, Rosehips. I wonder if we happened to get slightly older batches, or some were reformulated…

Good to know that you don’t find that the bags influence the taste, TeaBrat!

OMGsrsly

The paper bags are terrible, for sure. I luckily had a couple tins I could use for them.

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JustJames

ohhhhhhhhhhhh. paper bags? really? c’mon people!!!

Rosehips

Yes! I agree with everything you’ve said here. The paper bags have me worried, and I am not finding these blends very strong….

TeaBrat

I don’t mind the paper bags because they’re recyclable — I usually end up transferring mine to tins but I’ve kept a few in paper for a while and it doesn’t seem to influence the taste.

Fjellrev

I do appreciate that these bags are more environmentally friendly, but I’m glad that you’re also not finding the blends that strong, Rosehips. I wonder if we happened to get slightly older batches, or some were reformulated…

Good to know that you don’t find that the bags influence the taste, TeaBrat!

OMGsrsly

The paper bags are terrible, for sure. I luckily had a couple tins I could use for them.

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