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So, I made a cup of this earlier today, and based on the recommendation of AmyB I added milk and sweetener (of the soy and agave variety). It was better than plain, and struck me as a tea that might be good for a younger person curious about tea. Yum!

gmathis

That’s funny…at least once during the spring I try to serve tea to my fifth grade girls at church (provides a nice atmosphere for just some talking time, and it’s fun to watch them experiment) and I was thinking Monks Blend might be a good choice.

laurenpressley

That sounds perfect! Nearly exactly the scenario I was imagining. :)

Marie

Hi Lauren. So happy you had a good experience with the added soy and agave. Some of those black teas need a little nurturing to tamper the bitter and bring out the flavor that’s hidden underneath. I have to drink pretty much all of my black teas this way to enjoy more fully (but it is a personal preference). Monks blend is a fun tea though! :)

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gmathis

That’s funny…at least once during the spring I try to serve tea to my fifth grade girls at church (provides a nice atmosphere for just some talking time, and it’s fun to watch them experiment) and I was thinking Monks Blend might be a good choice.

laurenpressley

That sounds perfect! Nearly exactly the scenario I was imagining. :)

Marie

Hi Lauren. So happy you had a good experience with the added soy and agave. Some of those black teas need a little nurturing to tamper the bitter and bring out the flavor that’s hidden underneath. I have to drink pretty much all of my black teas this way to enjoy more fully (but it is a personal preference). Monks blend is a fun tea though! :)

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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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