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It looks like a lot of my staple teas – this one included – are about to run out at the same time!

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drank Bollywood Star by Herb & Ginger
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Probably one pot left, darn it. First tea I’ve had all day since I’m feeling even worse than I did yesterday. Can’t taste much, but it is soothing my throat.

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drank Orchid Oolong by Mighty Leaf Tea
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Wow, hard to believe I’ve gone over a week without drinking this tea! This is one of the non-black or green teas left in my office stash, and sounded good right now. Wish I had some more Bollywood Star, but this will more than do.

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drank Mint Medley by Bigelow
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I’m still feeling like crap, so excuse me while I rant for a second.

Why, in the name of all that is holy, are there ROSEHIPS AND HIBISCUS IN A MINT BLEND??!?!?! This makes me want to smash things. Instead of a nice refreshing mint tea I get a hint of mint followed by that ridiculously awful rosehips/hibiscus/red flavor. UGHHHHHH.

Cofftea

There’s what??? I didn’t taste it… and I’m glad!

TeaEqualsBliss

I know…RIGHT!? Freaked me out, too!

TeaEqualsBliss

Weird…I went back and looked…and rated it higher than I thought. Also said YUMMY? Was I smokin’ something that day!? LOL – I remember the aftertaste being funky…and don’t see a comment with this aftermath-update…strange…

wombatgirl

Ew! Seriously? What a waste of mint.

wombatgirl

And apparently I didn’t notice it either when I drank it. Interesting….

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drank Bollywood Star by Herb & Ginger
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Out of herbals at work. Gonna have to raid the crappy bagged teas in the break room next.

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drank Chamomile by Adagio Teas
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Drinking once more to stave off this oncoming illness. Adagio’s chamomile is really good, and I’m almost out. Darn it.

takgoti

I hope your sickness is able to be circumvented, or, failing that, that you have some other good teas to keep you company!

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drank Cha Cha by Adagio Teas
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Thanks to TeaEqualsBliss for the tin of this!

I didn’t get home til midnight last night, there’s a brand new blanket of a foot of snow on the ground, and I have a sore throat. The thought of black tea, my usual morning cup, made me ill, so I reached for this one for some throat-soothing instead.

I was disappointed, sadly. All I could taste was lemongrass with some chamomile in the background; no spearmint. And it didn’t do much to soothe my throat, either, even with some honey.

I like Foxtrot, the other Adagio chamomile blend, much better.

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drank Pineapple Sencha by Den's Tea
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Second steep. Much grassier and more floral, with a hint of pineapple sweetness.

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drank Pineapple Sencha by Den's Tea
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Wow, this is good. Like, really good. Perfect combo of sweet grassy Sencha and really sweet pineapple. The pineapple isn’t overwhelming but definitely complements the Sencha beautifully. It’s like the sweetness of the Sencha flows right into the sweeter pineapple. I also got a free sample of their Orange Sencha with my order, so I’m curious to see how that compares.

So far I’m really loving Den’s Teas!

TeaEqualsBliss

One of these days I would love to try Den’s Teas! :P

Cofftea

Yeah they can be quite addicting:) This is on my shopping list!:)

fcmonroe

I’ve got some of this unopened. Next time I use up a tea, maybe I should break into this one!

Jillian

I went ahead and got their $3 Starter Set – apparently they’ll even refund the amount with your first purchase of $15 or more.

Cofftea

Jillian, you can get that w/ no other items in your order?

Jillian

I did, and they didn’t seem to have a problem with that. *shrugs *

Cofftea

…facepalm… Oh well, I probably would have gone w/ Den’s for my matcha set anyway.

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drank Chestnut by Adagio Teas
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Weird. I expected this to taste very much like Adagio’s Hazelnut, which I really like, but I taste very little nutty flavor. To me this tastes more like a very light vanilla tea with a touch of nuttiness and smokiness thrown in. It’s good, but not at all what I expected.

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I’m (almost) always up for a trade, so comment on a tasting note if you’re interested. I try to keep my cupboard up to date.

I’m a 23 year-old grant writer who loves having a good strong tea by my side as I write. I love The Mountain Goats, cooking, the Steelers, writing, beer, and singing in my office band.

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