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Well, I’ve learned a lesson today. Don’t review teas based on memory.

I’m in my kitchen sipping on a cup of this lychee black and I’m unimpressed. This doesn’t seem the same tea I first reviewed. Bad batch, maybe? Recessionary loss in quality!? Agh!!

The fragrance of the dry leaf is still good. However… dusty, watery flavor with a slight lychee taste at the front and a weak flavor of whatever kind of black tea was used at the back. Maybe a longer brew would help it out but not enough to make it worth purchasing again.

I maintain that it would make an above average iced tea, though. I’m not picky about iced tea.

I still intend to send you some, takgoti! You’ll probably be able to blast it more thoroughly since I think you have more sophisticated taste bud than I do. Haha.

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takgoti

Hah! Hardly more sophisticated, but I’m always down for trying a new tea. I think that the rest of the stuff I ordered should be in this week, so I’ll probably have stuff out to you the week after.

Hyrulehippie

I actually feel this way a lot. Even if I reviewed something whilst drinking, I come back to it and don’t feel the same way. So sad :(

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takgoti

Hah! Hardly more sophisticated, but I’m always down for trying a new tea. I think that the rest of the stuff I ordered should be in this week, so I’ll probably have stuff out to you the week after.

Hyrulehippie

I actually feel this way a lot. Even if I reviewed something whilst drinking, I come back to it and don’t feel the same way. So sad :(

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Loose leaf since high school. I drink mostly greens and oolongs but will try and probably enjoy anything. University student. 3rd year. University of Montana. Studying: English Teaching. ~ Music: Bat For Lashes, Broken Social Scene, Camera Obscura, Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton, Fleet Foxes, The Knife, Mirah, St. Vincent, Vivian Girls, Yeah Yeah Yeahs. ~ Interests: food, tea, coffee, literature, music ~ Books: Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. Shipwrecks by Akira Yoshimura. Thomas Hardy

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