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Another bagged tea I decided to try for work. I can’t really decide how I feel about this one.

Unlike black teas, my first introduction to green was loose leaf and that’s all I’ve had until recently, so instead of being pleasantly surprised by loose leaf green teas, I’m always a bit disappointed by bagged ones. Taking that into account, this one really isn’t that bad. The flavor’s there, it’s pleasant although it’s not particularly noteworthy. The aroma’s not bad.

The problem is the flavoring. Both the lemon and the honey flavors are a little over-strong, and pretty artificial. The lemon is the real problem. It’s not really a fresh, zesty taste. It kind of reminds me of Lemon Pledge. Yuck. The honey isn’t as bad, but it does leave a bit of that stickiness in the throat that comes with artificial sweeteners.

Overall, it’s not bad, just not great — I’ll finish the package — but it’s not something I’d go out of my way to buy again.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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I love tea! I still don’t know very much about it, though; I know what I like and what I don’t, and that’s about it.

Aside from tea (and food), I enjoy crafty stuff, writing, reading and playing with my cats.

About my ratings: I need to go through and redo them, because really I just sort of use that slider as a ranking system and the numbers for a lot of the teas I’ve done notes for don’t accurately reflect how I actually feel about them. :/

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