Has this ever happened to you? “You don’t want that tea? Give it to _____! She’ll drink anything!”

Thus, a nearly full box of Earl Grey bags on my desk, minus one suspiciously eyed, hesitantly tested bag.

I will finish the cup, but (apologies to those of you who like this) it tastes like furniture polish.

Correction. Maybe I will finish the cup.

TheKesser

That is totally my life! People are always giving me tea bags, (again, no offense to those who drink tea bagged tea) but I honestly can’t stand tea bags. It doesn’t taste anything like loose leaf.

Mercuryhime

I had the same tea this morning. Was wanting an earl grey and had only this. Bad idea. Milk and sugar made it okay to finish but I didnt enjoy it. I’ve got to get some loose earls…

K S

Hurrah for furniture polish! :) Every time I have had this, but once, it just tasted like tea. Apparently kept in the store way past is expiration date. Oh, the one time it was ok.

gmathis

I guess what makes me chuckle is the notion by non-teaists that there are really no quality distinctions as long as it’s tea.

Em

gmathis, I was just sharing that thought with someone yesterday. I always thought tea was bitter and need sugar and milk. Little did I know that there was a difference until I got into loose leaf.

gmathis

Here’s to broadened horizons!

Ramvling

Its not bad when you have it in latte form with vanilla syrup. So basically not bad when its not tea anymore. :,D

Em

That leaves us with a philosophical question. When is tea no longer tea? :)

Shelyteadrinker79

LOL………..

Chizakura

Totally agree about the furniture polish. I thought you couldn’t have a bad early grey (differing qualities yes, but never bad) until I tried this one. xD

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TheKesser

That is totally my life! People are always giving me tea bags, (again, no offense to those who drink tea bagged tea) but I honestly can’t stand tea bags. It doesn’t taste anything like loose leaf.

Mercuryhime

I had the same tea this morning. Was wanting an earl grey and had only this. Bad idea. Milk and sugar made it okay to finish but I didnt enjoy it. I’ve got to get some loose earls…

K S

Hurrah for furniture polish! :) Every time I have had this, but once, it just tasted like tea. Apparently kept in the store way past is expiration date. Oh, the one time it was ok.

gmathis

I guess what makes me chuckle is the notion by non-teaists that there are really no quality distinctions as long as it’s tea.

Em

gmathis, I was just sharing that thought with someone yesterday. I always thought tea was bitter and need sugar and milk. Little did I know that there was a difference until I got into loose leaf.

gmathis

Here’s to broadened horizons!

Ramvling

Its not bad when you have it in latte form with vanilla syrup. So basically not bad when its not tea anymore. :,D

Em

That leaves us with a philosophical question. When is tea no longer tea? :)

Shelyteadrinker79

LOL………..

Chizakura

Totally agree about the furniture polish. I thought you couldn’t have a bad early grey (differing qualities yes, but never bad) until I tried this one. xD

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Somebody asked me once when I became a tea junkie; I think it dates back to college when I needed caffeine for a 7 a.m. class but chose not to do coffee. My favorite teapot is a medium-sized Brown Betty given to me by my Mema; the painted flowers are chipping off, but the size and feel is perfect. I rejoice when I get a morning to brew a pot of loose tea starting with a kettle; not a bag and a hot pot.

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