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Got around to drinking some herbal stuff, this was from the memorial day sale.. $2 of 1oz! And what, do I see there’s saffron inside? STEAL! Anyways, drinking this hot. Plenty of a mix inside as it seems. It smells like stride gum. Literally. Orange colour, slightly tart citrus and minty and maybe a slight floral quality to it. I like it, and at this price was certainly worth throwing in with my order, hell I might even get more next time. I think this might even be good cold. For those of you worrying, the hibiscus doesn’t really overpower here, it’s been awhile since I had the urge to have a herbal tea, this one didn’t disappoint.

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Indigobloom

nice to see you around again! wow… you drinking an herbal!! lol

politicalmachine

when it gets hot, it seems like I have a lesser craving for hot tea. But sooner or later I always get back to anything that can wake me up :) I think that’s the main reason I avoid herbals mostly, need that caffeine fix!

Indigobloom

ah yes I hear ya! in the evenings I go for herbal mostly. Actually, I’m trying to find one that I really love, besides my chamomile.
Did you find the mate woke you up at all?

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Indigobloom

nice to see you around again! wow… you drinking an herbal!! lol

politicalmachine

when it gets hot, it seems like I have a lesser craving for hot tea. But sooner or later I always get back to anything that can wake me up :) I think that’s the main reason I avoid herbals mostly, need that caffeine fix!

Indigobloom

ah yes I hear ya! in the evenings I go for herbal mostly. Actually, I’m trying to find one that I really love, besides my chamomile.
Did you find the mate woke you up at all?

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Stopped drinking water, switched to tea. =)
(ok, this is a lie but still :) )

How I rate teas is pretty simple, different teas have different expectations based on quality and price. I’ll rate a tea based on how good it is for its category/price point. I think i rate pretty fairly, I’m not afraid to give a bad score to a bad tea, and it’s relatively hard to get perfect score (partially because i believe there are only so many that can attain such a title)

I like oolong/green teas the most
black, white, tisanes to a lesser part.

I re-steep EVERYTHING, as that’s how I’ve learned from my parents. Blacks teas normally to a max of two times.

I like it when the tea actually looks of quality (eg. whole unbruised leaves). I hate it when i get a tea, and half of it is cut up stems of the plant… give me leaves!

I drink all my teas black and occasionally with sweetener. I do drink coffee too, and love espressos and cappuccinos. Yup, I do my coffee black too. Guess, it is to say I like strong flavours.
My current way of steeping tea, is my french press which i just got a month ago. I love it (well maybe not my cheapy one; looking to get a bodum one day). I used to just dump leaves at the bottom of my cup..

Ok. Rating meanings…

0-49: Various degrees of suck. Either terrible value or just not good.
50-59: It’s drinkable. I’ll finish my cup.
60-69: Not bad… but not good.
70-79: okay to drink, nothing too special, will not be a re-buy.
80-89: Enjoyable cups.
90-99: Worth holding on to.
100: Um.. I’ll tell you when I get here.

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