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drank Cardamon Tea by Ahmad Tea
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I got a deal on Amazon for 3 huge tins (500g ea) of loose tea, and it’s a good thing I like it! LOL This has become the tea I look forward to, and the pot is gone before I know it. I take it straight, haven’t tried milk or sugar. Had no idea what cardamon tasted like, but I like chai so I figured ‘what the heck’? and just bought it. I figured that I could easily turn it into chai if I had to—but the cardamon is not overpowering, it enhances the tea, and I can certainly see why it’s an ancient favorite. It’s my new favorite— I’m completely hooked! …..and who knows, maybe I’ll even figure out how to spell it one of these days… can anyone explain why it’s sometimes “cardamoM” and sometimes “cardamoN” ? maybe I"ll google that while the water boils……

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I take my tea plain, no sugar, no milk. I don’t think I should have to wheedle nudge or cadjole the flavor to reconcile it to the name on the label. If it’s good, it should stand up by itself.

Excellent Video on how to prepare matcha http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NRB93In-rE

Favourites—Chinese tea. European blends. Black, puerh, oolong, spiced and Guayusa. Kusmi, Butiki
Meh to Ick—White tea, Indian tea then green is pretty far down on my list.
Dislikes—Rooibos. Matcha. Anything with hibiscus. Lipton. Celestial Seasonings. Bigelow. Red Rose. Red Leaf Tea.


I just love my camelia. Even if I hate a certain kind of tea, I still find it’s provenance interesting. The cultural aspects are every bit as fascinating as the flavor aspects, or maybe more so. Empires have been built and bankrupted over the humble tea leaf.


Becomming cynical about tea companies that are too hyped. Certain tea companies that use candy in their blend, certain tea companies that give away free tea for reviews posted all over the internet with links back to their store. Once someone has posted that kind of review, I tend to discredit their objectivity. I’m no longer interested in reading their reviews. sorry.


FYI—female—married— to a coffee drinker (but he is willing to try my exotic teas, bless him)

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