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I don’t know WHAT got into me but something compulsed (did I just make up a word?) me to have this tea. I bargained with myself, I proposed other, better teas… I looked at the ingredients and saw cinnamon and vanilla “flavouring” and even still, nothing could persuade my fool craving away from indulging an unworthy tea!
This was my last bagged tea purchase(and love) before I went all looseleaf so it holds a special place in my cupboard but I’m not sure if that’s one of disdain or fond memories!
And ya know what? it has got to be my sentimentality kicking in but this is pretty darn good for a bagged tea. Smooth and chocolatey… caffeine free… maybe I won’t throw it out after all. The only part that really niggles at me is the “flavour” part in the ingredients. Ya just know that means it’s fake! *sighs

Jessie

Haha! You’re allowed a guilty indulgence. There are worse things you could be consuming, I’d say.

Indigobloom

this is true. I just wish I had an explanation! thanks for the nice words, I feel less shamed now! :P

ashmanra

You DO deserve a guilty indulgence. For instance, I have been hiding the fact that I play Plants vs. Zombies more than I care to admit.

Indigobloom

LOL I hear ya. I was addicted ot Cityville for awhile. It was tough to break the habit! but then Gardens of Time came along…

Angrboda

Hey, Gardens of Time is totally addictive. :) It doesn’t help when one has a weakness for hidden objects games to begin with.

Angrboda

Also, I’m totes in favour of made up words. Personally, rather fond of ‘plock’ which originally meant fish, but is a totally useful word for all sorts of occasions. Wonderful to swear with as well.

Indigobloom

I know right!? my weekly crossword quotient is suffering because of GoT… oh boy I am such nerd :P
Plock… I like it! I’m stealing that one!!

Ptkelo

I don’t even count this as a guilty pleasure. Ya there are better quality teas, but there is something about this tea that holds onto people. This is the only bagged tea in my cupboard, and the only tea I will buy from a grocery store for one reason: It’s GOOD! Don’t feel bad about drinking “Tea Dust” or whatever because nothing is like Bengal Spice, and why hunt around for a loose leaf tea that is only similar to bengal spice when you could just go down to the Wal-Mart and buy some Bengal Spice?

Indigobloom

hehe this is true Ptkelo. I’m learning to love Stash as well. The list of my tea loves just never stops growing :)

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Jessie

Haha! You’re allowed a guilty indulgence. There are worse things you could be consuming, I’d say.

Indigobloom

this is true. I just wish I had an explanation! thanks for the nice words, I feel less shamed now! :P

ashmanra

You DO deserve a guilty indulgence. For instance, I have been hiding the fact that I play Plants vs. Zombies more than I care to admit.

Indigobloom

LOL I hear ya. I was addicted ot Cityville for awhile. It was tough to break the habit! but then Gardens of Time came along…

Angrboda

Hey, Gardens of Time is totally addictive. :) It doesn’t help when one has a weakness for hidden objects games to begin with.

Angrboda

Also, I’m totes in favour of made up words. Personally, rather fond of ‘plock’ which originally meant fish, but is a totally useful word for all sorts of occasions. Wonderful to swear with as well.

Indigobloom

I know right!? my weekly crossword quotient is suffering because of GoT… oh boy I am such nerd :P
Plock… I like it! I’m stealing that one!!

Ptkelo

I don’t even count this as a guilty pleasure. Ya there are better quality teas, but there is something about this tea that holds onto people. This is the only bagged tea in my cupboard, and the only tea I will buy from a grocery store for one reason: It’s GOOD! Don’t feel bad about drinking “Tea Dust” or whatever because nothing is like Bengal Spice, and why hunt around for a loose leaf tea that is only similar to bengal spice when you could just go down to the Wal-Mart and buy some Bengal Spice?

Indigobloom

hehe this is true Ptkelo. I’m learning to love Stash as well. The list of my tea loves just never stops growing :)

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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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