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Another freebie, hard to complain. But reviewing is another story. This smells so nice as it’s brewing but after one sip, you’ll think, “where did you go so wrong?!” There is a definite dirt taste there – and not in a sexy way, like that Dirt perfume by Demeter. I’m talking old dirt in my tea cup. I am not a happy camper. I’m tempted to dump it out.

I gave into temptation and dumped it out. RoT – apropos. This does taste like rot.

BoxerMama

I had an experience like this with a tea I was very excited to try. I couldn’t get the taste out of my mouth or the smell out of my travel mug for hours!

KeenTeaThyme

Horrors! I immediately cleaned out my cup, but I could still smell the bag in the trashcan. shudder

Dustin

That dirt perfume is pretty awesome! Sorry to hear your tea was not!

Janefan

I’ve had this same experience before, at least twice. I didn’t fall for it this year though! I threw the dample straight into the trash when it arrived! (I can’t even give these away they ate so bad.)

Janefan

*sample (or maybe i coined a new word, “dample” = an unwanted d@mn sample ?)

KeenTeaThyme

I’ll know for next time! I love “dample.” :) It’s so true!

Terri HarpLady

That’s a good one, Janefan!

Babble

Ugh, I was excited to get my latest RoT sample, but now you’re making me think that maybe I should hold off ;)

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BoxerMama

I had an experience like this with a tea I was very excited to try. I couldn’t get the taste out of my mouth or the smell out of my travel mug for hours!

KeenTeaThyme

Horrors! I immediately cleaned out my cup, but I could still smell the bag in the trashcan. shudder

Dustin

That dirt perfume is pretty awesome! Sorry to hear your tea was not!

Janefan

I’ve had this same experience before, at least twice. I didn’t fall for it this year though! I threw the dample straight into the trash when it arrived! (I can’t even give these away they ate so bad.)

Janefan

*sample (or maybe i coined a new word, “dample” = an unwanted d@mn sample ?)

KeenTeaThyme

I’ll know for next time! I love “dample.” :) It’s so true!

Terri HarpLady

That’s a good one, Janefan!

Babble

Ugh, I was excited to get my latest RoT sample, but now you’re making me think that maybe I should hold off ;)

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Hello fellow tea fans!
I’ve been a tea enthusiast for years but just recently started brewing my own. I’ve created some blends, and enjoy researching about new teas. I combined my love of tea and writing to create a tea-devoted blog, Keen Tea Thyme. I have been writing for most of my life and am a former journalist with a degree in Communications and Social Psychology, and a minor in Writing. Journalism is in my blood, so that means I’m inquisitive by nature, will double-check sources and/or get a second opinion as needed, but also fair and balanced in my reviews. If my reviews seem more positive, energetic and have high ratings, it’s because I love tea. :)

If you are a tea company, I’d love to review some your tea! Free samples are always welcome so I can fully enjoy the freshest selections. I’m also open to tea swaps as I always have too many teas on hand to drink & would love to share with other tea enthusiasts! :)

My Simple Rating Scale (as of Feb. 2011)
>50: I’m NOT a fan. I could barely finish the cup, if I even did. I wouldn’t even recommend this to my worst enemy. Not worth my time nor yours.

51-65: Good aroma, good flavor. Just nothing pops to give the tea that special kick. Recommended to try; our tasting palates differ.

66-79: Yes, finally, tea – unique flavor profiles, great aroma & flavor. Recommended to try; our tasting palates differ.

80-99: These are cupboard essentials – delicious, aromatic and perfect everyday teas. Re-steepable (beyond at least one steeping). Highly recommended, fun for all ages.

100: These are my favorites, the ones I would take with me if stranded on a desert island. Beyond Highly Recommended.

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