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drank China Green Tips by Tazo
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I had a meeting today in Starbucks (I love that there’s one just downstairs!) and wanted to get something from there since we were taking up their space. So, I went with China Green Tips. I can’t wait until my Starbucks gets the loose leaf bags: http://blogs.starbucks.com/blogs/customer/archive/2009/12/28/full-leaf-tea-lineup.aspx But I’m not sure how soon that will be. :/

rabbysmom

The lattes that I have gotten (Earl Grey and Vanilla Rooibos) both had loose leaf tea bags in them. I had never gotten Tazo tea before so I just assumed that they always did whole leaf bags. Vanilla Rooibos=yummy and would be great just on it’s own not in a latte.

teaplz

rabbysmom, those aren’t loose leaf bags in the lattes… they’re dust and fannings. Regular old teabags, at least at my Starbucks. I had the EG one not too long ago, and it was definitely a garden-variety teabag. The loose leaf bags are the new pyramid-style sachets, like Mighty Leaf, with whole leaves inside the bags.

Pretty cool news, though!

JacquelineM

This is good to know for “emergencies” ;)

rabbysmom

These were silky bags just like Mighty Leaf

teaplz

Oooh! Then maybe your Starbucks got them in early? All I’ve ever gotten was a regular old teabag in my latte, unfortunately.

rabbysmom

I was actually surprised when I looked at the tea bags:)

laurenpressley

My Starbucks (across Winston-Salem, NC) have been using the pyramid ones in the 3 lattes for a while… but apparently Starbucks is replacing the tea bags for the non-latte teas as well… though I’ve yet to see any of those tea bags.

teaplz

Aww, you guys are definitely super-lucky then. The one on 35th Street and Broadway in NYC is using classic teabags, string and all.

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rabbysmom

The lattes that I have gotten (Earl Grey and Vanilla Rooibos) both had loose leaf tea bags in them. I had never gotten Tazo tea before so I just assumed that they always did whole leaf bags. Vanilla Rooibos=yummy and would be great just on it’s own not in a latte.

teaplz

rabbysmom, those aren’t loose leaf bags in the lattes… they’re dust and fannings. Regular old teabags, at least at my Starbucks. I had the EG one not too long ago, and it was definitely a garden-variety teabag. The loose leaf bags are the new pyramid-style sachets, like Mighty Leaf, with whole leaves inside the bags.

Pretty cool news, though!

JacquelineM

This is good to know for “emergencies” ;)

rabbysmom

These were silky bags just like Mighty Leaf

teaplz

Oooh! Then maybe your Starbucks got them in early? All I’ve ever gotten was a regular old teabag in my latte, unfortunately.

rabbysmom

I was actually surprised when I looked at the tea bags:)

laurenpressley

My Starbucks (across Winston-Salem, NC) have been using the pyramid ones in the 3 lattes for a while… but apparently Starbucks is replacing the tea bags for the non-latte teas as well… though I’ve yet to see any of those tea bags.

teaplz

Aww, you guys are definitely super-lucky then. The one on 35th Street and Broadway in NYC is using classic teabags, string and all.

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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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