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I wanted something tea-like, but with low caffeine, so this is what I ended up with. It ended up being a fitting choice as we just watched the first episode of MI5. However, I didn’t just have this plain as I typically do. I had read someone’s tasting note (I’m sorry, I forget who!) about adding some sugar and just a touch of milk to their Earl Grey, so I gave that a go with agave nectar and soymilk. Yum! And, I might actually prefer that for this decaf cup. Decaf never tastes like Real Tea to me, so it’s nice to mask that a bit.

Carolyn

I am in constant search of good decaf teas. I’ve found that Upton Tea Imports has some nice ones. Even their plain decaf Assam is pretty good. Though I prefer their flavored decafs and especially their Chai Agni.

laurenpressley

Thanks for the tip!! I’ll have to check that out!

Jillian

I think it also depends on the decaffination method used – I think the CO2 method of extratcion is suppose to the be the best one for preserving flavour and nutrients.

laurenpressley

Good point, Jillian! This is a CO2 one, but still doesn’t taste the way I expect tea to drink when I have it plain. :/

takgoti

Oooh, yes, I second the Chai Agni.

laurenpressley

Okay, thanks to @Caroyn & @takgoti, Chai Agni is now on my shopping list! :)

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Carolyn

I am in constant search of good decaf teas. I’ve found that Upton Tea Imports has some nice ones. Even their plain decaf Assam is pretty good. Though I prefer their flavored decafs and especially their Chai Agni.

laurenpressley

Thanks for the tip!! I’ll have to check that out!

Jillian

I think it also depends on the decaffination method used – I think the CO2 method of extratcion is suppose to the be the best one for preserving flavour and nutrients.

laurenpressley

Good point, Jillian! This is a CO2 one, but still doesn’t taste the way I expect tea to drink when I have it plain. :/

takgoti

Oooh, yes, I second the Chai Agni.

laurenpressley

Okay, thanks to @Caroyn & @takgoti, Chai Agni is now on my shopping list! :)

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a tea drinking librarian
& a reading, yoga practicing, mommy

I’ve been into tea, at some level, since college with a first tin of loose tea brought back by my parents from Oxford. My love of tea increased with a visit to Boston and a chance cup at Tealuxe. Since then I’ve only gotten more interested in tea and have developed more of an appreciation for it.

tea rating guide
(updated 12/2010)

100: a perfect cuppa. these are the teas I’ll keep in my cupboard and tend to be one per type of tea.

90-99: will definitely get more of this tea

80-89: likely to get more and perhaps it will become a favorite with time

70-79: very good, depending on my mood or the season

60-69: wouldn’t actively try to get this tea, but also wouldn’t avoid it in a tea shop or restaurant

50-59: run-of-the-mill tea for me

40-49: decent, would hit the spot in some moods, but probably wouldn’t purchase it for my cupboard

30-39: okay, will try again, maybe

20-29: meh. I’d try this tea again if no other were available

10-19: drinkable, but a forced cup

0-9: didn’t even finish the cup

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