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drank PG Tips by PG Tips
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finally! this is the cup of tea I’ve been waiting for all day!!

Charisma

I bought this recently but haven’t tried it yet! Can’t wait :)

laurenpressley

Yay! I hope you like it!!

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65
drank Berry Blues by Adagio Teas
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I’m getting tired of Rooibos. But it’s 10 weeks (+/- 2) left on the low low caffeine plan, so I figure I should work through my samples. I brewed up a pot of this (even using a cozy to keep it warm), and am having a hard time getting through the first mug. When I do think to drink from it, it’s not half bad, just not something I particularly love either.

takgoti

You can do it! The end is near!

laurenpressley

:) Thanks for the encouragement!!

gmathis

I can’t remember for the life of me how I adapted my tea consumption when I was expecting. Or if it was considered a major issue at the time. But doing decaf for that long now would just about do me in!

laurenpressley

For what it’s worth, I don’t think it’s a major issue to have some according to what they’re telling me at this point…. just less than my typical tea consumption days from before. I’m letting myself have one or two cups of the good stuff a day. ;)

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It’s been FOREVER since I had one of these, but with the snow coming down, I decided to go for it. Yum! I know it’s not real chai (I swear, I am pretty sure I saw them squirt syrup then hot water before adding the soymilk… no tea in the mix that I witnessed), but it’s real delicious! :)

Janefan

I’m by no means a starbucks junkie, but I’m pretty sure they use a concentrate for both the chai and green tea lattes. looks like there’s some brewed tea in it: http://www.starbucksstore.com/products/shprodde.asp?SKU=623300

laurenpressley

Hmm, maybe they had that in a squirt bottle with the syrups… I’m glad there’s some tea!! :)

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75

After being reminded of this tea yesterday, I had a cup today. It’s good stuff, and I’m sad I’m down to just a few cups left!

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drank Decaf Peach by Adagio Teas
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I made a strong pot of this (3 teaspoons for a 2 cup pot… the strainer basket was full by the time the leaves had absorbed the water).

It’s good, but pretty strong. It’s funny, I hadn’t noticed it before, but at this strength, the tea part of the tea tastes a lot like the base tea for 52 Teas’ Vanilla Date.

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I wanted something good today, but didn’t want the caffiene dose to be after work. Coconut Pouchong sounded like it fit the bill, but I couldn’t stand the idea of packing it in a filter bag. So, I brought a 2 cup teapot to work and used the basket filter to steep this tea. Then, I resteeped twice to see how it went.

First steep (2 minutes): Fabulous!
Second steep (3 minutes): Still a very good cup of tea, but much less coconut.
Third steep (4 minutes): Not nearly as good, but still a nice tea.

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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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