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Such a lovely, light cup of tea. I love the smell as I open the bag, and I love how the tea (in the tea bags) is actually pretty. I accidentally heated the water too hot, so after swirling the pot around a bit, I poured a cup into a cold mug (everything’s cold around here these days), then to the actual mug with the tea. Success! Great tea without the high temperature.

Also wondered if anyone had seen this in the NYT: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/09/business/global/09tea.html?pagewanted=1&emc=eta1 It’s about the business of tea. I checked here, and didn’t see too many reviews for the company it discusses (Dilmah), but still thought you might find it interesting!

gmathis

Thanks for the link … will be interested to see if the brand creeps into this part of the world. (Probably not; in SW Missouri, Tazo and Republic of Tea are considered exotic.)

Cynthia Carter

I order some staple groceries through a website called Alice, and I have noticed that they carry Dilmah teas. I haven’t ordered any yet, as I wasn’t familiar with the brand, but I think I’ll add some to my next order.

I love Alice, BTW – we live quite a distance from the grocery store, and I don’t like to be constantly making car trips because I’ve run out of laundry detergent or coffee. Shipping is free, and they automatically credit manufacturer’s coupons. And they carry Walker’s biscuits!

Bethany

@Cynthia Carter – I looove Alice as well. Just made my first order this week. I live in the city and don’t have a car, so it’s great for ordering bulk items that I can’t carry, like paper towels. And the prices are so reasonable!

laurenpressley

Neat! I hadn’t heard of Alice before… I use Amazon’s subscribe and save for something similar… but Alice looks like it might offer some other brands!

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gmathis

Thanks for the link … will be interested to see if the brand creeps into this part of the world. (Probably not; in SW Missouri, Tazo and Republic of Tea are considered exotic.)

Cynthia Carter

I order some staple groceries through a website called Alice, and I have noticed that they carry Dilmah teas. I haven’t ordered any yet, as I wasn’t familiar with the brand, but I think I’ll add some to my next order.

I love Alice, BTW – we live quite a distance from the grocery store, and I don’t like to be constantly making car trips because I’ve run out of laundry detergent or coffee. Shipping is free, and they automatically credit manufacturer’s coupons. And they carry Walker’s biscuits!

Bethany

@Cynthia Carter – I looove Alice as well. Just made my first order this week. I live in the city and don’t have a car, so it’s great for ordering bulk items that I can’t carry, like paper towels. And the prices are so reasonable!

laurenpressley

Neat! I hadn’t heard of Alice before… I use Amazon’s subscribe and save for something similar… but Alice looks like it might offer some other brands!

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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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