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drank Six Summits by Teavana
796 tasting notes

I had a small cup of this this morning, and had planned to resteep all day. But I must not be in an oolong mood because I sure haven’t continued one with it! It was kindof berry flavored, at least. I’m blaming the weather. I’ll have to have something iced this evening.

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I was in another town today (giving my last presentation until October!!) and stopped by a store I had never visited but had heard had a great tea selection. And wow, they did! I picked up several things from my shopping list as well as a few things that I hadn’t heard of. And I found this! A friend let me have a little of hers a few years ago. Back then I was interested in tea, but not near the degree that I am now. I’d been looking for it since, and had about come to the conclusion that I’d have to order it from France. So yay for A Southern Season in Chapel Hill, NC!

I was so excited that I didn’t want to underdo it, so I think I might have used too many leaves for this first cup. It’s still amazing, but not quite what I remember. A little sugar makes up for it, though. :)

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drank Iced Passion Tea by Tazo
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I think I only have about two cups left in the sample of this. It’s still pretty good. I like the pineapple and that’s what I think of when I have a cup of this. I’m pretty certain I won’t order this in larger quantities, but it’s been a good one for this phase of life.

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Inspired by the iced tea chatter over here, I made a liter of this and chilled it. It’s pretty good. It actually reminds me of iced Constant Comment… which I think is mostly due to the cloves. I’m certain I wouldn’t want this to be a summer staple, but it’s nice tea to drink iced.

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drank Iced Passion Tea by Tazo
796 tasting notes

I had this again, this morning. It’s such a good drink, though so unlike a real tea. I hadn’t really thought about making it at home until I saw it listed here with a picture someone clearly took at their place…. now I’m thinking I need to get some to whip it up at home (and save a LOT on the total cost of the drink)!

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Inspired by the “where is everyone” discussion post, I made a glass of this iced. It’s really good that way! I sweetened it, southern style, so it reminded me a bit of strawberry candy. I also had never really thought of making iced tea by the glass (we do it by the pitcher in my house), so I’m glad the post made me consider that. Now I’ll try a bunch of iced teas in the near future!!

Cofftea

I make it by the glass cuz I can’t stick w/ one flavor for too long lol.

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drank Iced Passion Tea by Tazo
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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

Location

Blacksburg, VA

Website

http://laurenpressley.com

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