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Funny story…
Dad asked me to make him a cup of tea. I chose this! as I had a feeling he’d like it. Turns out he did but that’s all I could get out of him in terms of description. I usually get: it was “not my thing” “ok”, “good” or “pretty good”.
Anyhow, here’s how our conversation went.
Dad: We’re having sweet potato fries with dinner. Hope that’s ok! I know you like them… (As he is about to take his first sip)
Me: You know that tea is…
Dad: Flavoured like sweet potatoes?
Me: Yeah. How did you know…
Dad: Lucky guess

I’ve been shaking my head about it all day! In between resteeps that is.

Bonnie

He’s got your number!

Indigobloom

It was too funny Bonnie, I now have a forever memory attached to this tea!

Bonnie

That’s a good thing!

Indigobloom

Agreed! I <3 Dad. He humours my tea habit!!

ashmanra

I miss my dad! He drank so much iced tea, and when he was having ulcer problems he would add milk to his sweet iced tea and call it “tilk.” I was just thinking the other day about how much tea he drank, and wondering if he would have liked trying these teas with me, or would he just have been shocked at how many kinds there are! I miss him more every year…

Bonnie

Me too. I made him rootbeer floats.

Kittenna

Ahaha, ashmanra, I read that as ‘shocked at how many kids there are’, and was thinking that you only have two (or three?), and that it’s not that many! Then I caught my mistake.

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Bonnie

He’s got your number!

Indigobloom

It was too funny Bonnie, I now have a forever memory attached to this tea!

Bonnie

That’s a good thing!

Indigobloom

Agreed! I <3 Dad. He humours my tea habit!!

ashmanra

I miss my dad! He drank so much iced tea, and when he was having ulcer problems he would add milk to his sweet iced tea and call it “tilk.” I was just thinking the other day about how much tea he drank, and wondering if he would have liked trying these teas with me, or would he just have been shocked at how many kinds there are! I miss him more every year…

Bonnie

Me too. I made him rootbeer floats.

Kittenna

Ahaha, ashmanra, I read that as ‘shocked at how many kids there are’, and was thinking that you only have two (or three?), and that it’s not that many! Then I caught my mistake.

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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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