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Wow, $40 for a tin of this tea?! sheesh.
It was on clearance, for 75% off so I indulged… and I was not disappointed. Much.
I guess I expected it to blow my socks off, maybe even my toenail polish- for that price anyhow! but it was just your regular high quality tasty Asian black tea. Hey I can’t help it if they set the bar sky-high with the price tag! I mean, if I’d spent FORTY buckaroos on this brew, well you can bet I’d be plotting ways to get my monies back.
Either way, it was still pretty decent. Chocolatey, rich, lovely. I made it through for steepings and they were all yummy. The last one was a touch scratchy, which I expected.
I need to give it proper attention next time… maybe suss out some more deets!
Oh did I mention the beautiful rosette it comes in? Definitely a selling feature. However it does make the tin less full than I had anticipated. Not a problem for me, since I will never finish it all before the tin goes stale… knowing me!

Dorothy

Wow $40 for a tin of tea? Sees it is sold by Teavana Oooooooohhhh… okay :x

Indigobloom

le sighs
Oh Teavana… they are the devil of tea vendors!!

The DJBooth

I got this one too when I saw it on sale :)

momo

Did that include the price of the tin? Jerk who found me a tin of Tarocco Blood Orange didn’t bother to tell me I’d be charged $3 for it. So cute that he thought he’d lose the sale over that when I had no choice but to buy 12 ounces of it.

SimpliciTEA

I thought about buying this one, but this is one of the few of their sale teas I passed on. Glad to hear you are enjoying it (the tin does look pretty cool).

Indigobloom

DJBooth, nice! I hope you liked it as much as I did :)

Amanda: yep, it was a sealed package type deal. Ever since I get free tins at David’s Tea for purchasing 100g or more, I’ve hated paying for them!!

ST: yep that’s one of the reasons I caved and bought it! the tin is indeed neat looking. What did you buy instead of this one? :)

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Dorothy

Wow $40 for a tin of tea? Sees it is sold by Teavana Oooooooohhhh… okay :x

Indigobloom

le sighs
Oh Teavana… they are the devil of tea vendors!!

The DJBooth

I got this one too when I saw it on sale :)

momo

Did that include the price of the tin? Jerk who found me a tin of Tarocco Blood Orange didn’t bother to tell me I’d be charged $3 for it. So cute that he thought he’d lose the sale over that when I had no choice but to buy 12 ounces of it.

SimpliciTEA

I thought about buying this one, but this is one of the few of their sale teas I passed on. Glad to hear you are enjoying it (the tin does look pretty cool).

Indigobloom

DJBooth, nice! I hope you liked it as much as I did :)

Amanda: yep, it was a sealed package type deal. Ever since I get free tins at David’s Tea for purchasing 100g or more, I’ve hated paying for them!!

ST: yep that’s one of the reasons I caved and bought it! the tin is indeed neat looking. What did you buy instead of this one? :)

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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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