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Had a cuppa before my spa date this morning. Remembering that I disliked the flower like taste here, I experimented and added some cinnamon, along with my usual milk and not quite a pouch full o’sugar. Well, the result was amazing! this is what I’ll do forever more with Starbucks teas. YUMMM!!
Rating: 85

On a side note, I had my first coffee in six months yesterday. Iced with some milk and a touch of sugar. For some reason it made my mouth numb. What?! that makes no sense to me, but there you have it. Has anyone else experienced that before? so confused…

Sil

this is one of my LEAST favourite tazo teas… something about the taste just makes me want to gag.

Bonnie

SPA DATE?! How nice!

TheTeaFairy

I have never heard of «cafeine numbness», sorry Indigo! Did you prepare it yourself or did you have it at the spa? Maybe you had a reaction to some kind of additive…

Indigobloom

Sil- I don’t blame you, it’s kinda blah! better with cinnamon tho :P
Bonnie- it was lovely! wish I could go for another lol
TeaFairy-it’s possible! but before I quit coffee I found it all kinda gross… so I guess that was my body’s way of getting me to stop drinking! lol

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Sil

this is one of my LEAST favourite tazo teas… something about the taste just makes me want to gag.

Bonnie

SPA DATE?! How nice!

TheTeaFairy

I have never heard of «cafeine numbness», sorry Indigo! Did you prepare it yourself or did you have it at the spa? Maybe you had a reaction to some kind of additive…

Indigobloom

Sil- I don’t blame you, it’s kinda blah! better with cinnamon tho :P
Bonnie- it was lovely! wish I could go for another lol
TeaFairy-it’s possible! but before I quit coffee I found it all kinda gross… so I guess that was my body’s way of getting me to stop drinking! lol

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Let’s see… I’m a tea and workout fanatic, I work in HR, and most of my friends consider me to be an egg. White on the outside, Asian on the inside :)
-from philosophy to food, I love it all
Otherwise, what you see is what you get! I can be very straightforward and yet shy.

Also, I’ve started taking tea sommelier classes and it is an absolute blast! Well, so far I’ve only finished the first out of eight courses, but I am really looking forward to the next one.

Anyhow, if your curious as to how I rate things, this is how I work…

0-25
Like eating dirt, or some other unsanitary indelicacy that mentioning in my profile here would likely get me banned.
I don’t think I’ve found cause to banish a tea to the wasteland yet though so who knows what it’d inspire ;P

25-50
You know that expression “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater”? I imagine drinking that water would be terrible enough to warrant this rating!
I’d never make my enemy drink this, but perhaps I’d throw it at them. Good thing I don’t have any enemies!

50-70
This is “tea”?? I tried finishing the cup… but my body rejected it. There may be others who enjoy this tea, but it’s beyond me!

70-80
I tried liking it, and I can almost get there! I certainly don’t hate it, but something is holding me back. Allergies? Men in white suits? who knows… certainly not me!

80-90
Lovely tea! Not my all time fave but close. I likely wouldn’t repurchase, but may decide to based on many factors: price, accessibility, whether it fills a “tea gap”, medicinal applications, and how often I crave it.
Every once in awhile I find the sweet spot that bumps these up to 90+. Those are the days I need to buy a lotto ticket!

90-95
Sweet Camellia! this is realllly good tea! Don’t talk to me until I’ve finished my cup…

95-100
Tea of the gods. I would do anything to get my hands on more of this liquid gold!

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