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Do you know the instructions on the envelope say steep 1 to 2 minutes? Who knew! Before trying to learn the ways of tea (ok less than a year ago) I would have steeped this flavored black tea at least 3 to 5 minutes, and in all honesty I probably wouldn’t have taken the bag out at all. This may be the very first time I have ever followed the instructions on this one. You know what? It’s pretty darn tasty. I have always loved this tea but brewed properly, I can actually taste the tea and it is nice. The sweet spice (especially the clove) is the main flavor but doesn’t mask the other ingredients. The orange surrounds the spice, and then I taste the tea. It may or may not be Argentina fannings, who knows, and regardless I don’t care. It works and that’s what’s important. Thank you Ruth Bigelow for introducing me to tea. I do miss the pressboard ‘tins’ of the 70’s. I wish I had kept some of them. Upping my rating because this was exactly what I wanted today.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec
Azzrian

Wow me too! I never thought about that! Here I am steeping loose leaf to exact recommendations – tweaking to my taste when needed – but never did I even think to consider steeping instructions on a bagged tea! Wow maybe I gave bagged tea the bag too soon!?!
I will have to pull out some of my dusty bagged teas and give it a go! Not that I would go back fully to a bagged tea EVER lol but hey its worth a redemption shot – for the tea and myself! Thanks for admitting this! It has helped me see the light!

TeaBrat

I used to like this tea, I need to try it again someday (it’s been a while!)

K S

I admit in part I am drinking memories, but this seemed to exceed the memories today.

Azzrian

Drinking Memories is better than Eating Feelings :)

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Azzrian

Wow me too! I never thought about that! Here I am steeping loose leaf to exact recommendations – tweaking to my taste when needed – but never did I even think to consider steeping instructions on a bagged tea! Wow maybe I gave bagged tea the bag too soon!?!
I will have to pull out some of my dusty bagged teas and give it a go! Not that I would go back fully to a bagged tea EVER lol but hey its worth a redemption shot – for the tea and myself! Thanks for admitting this! It has helped me see the light!

TeaBrat

I used to like this tea, I need to try it again someday (it’s been a while!)

K S

I admit in part I am drinking memories, but this seemed to exceed the memories today.

Azzrian

Drinking Memories is better than Eating Feelings :)

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Having a passion for tea and living in rural America is a tough combination. The nearest tea vendor is 65 miles away. Joining Steepster has completely changed the direction of my tea journey.

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