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I bought this tea on a whim – I was ordering from 52teas and needed an even number of bags purchased. But I’m glad I did. This is one mellow tea! It’s citrus-y and apple-y, with a touch of spice. I can’t say it tastes like a certain spice, just spicy. It smells as good as it tastes. It’s refreshing and bright, like sunshine after a rainy day. I also like the green tea base – which is grassy and crisp. All around a good tea.

LiberTEAS

OK… I gotta ask… you needed an even number of bags? You sound like me when I justify purchasing more tea than I need. Haha!

KeenTeaThyme

Yes, it’s totally OCD. I’m weird about numbers like that. And I can justify purchasing anything! :)

LiberTEAS

hehe! I am the opposite as I prefer odd numbers, but I don’t really think about that when I’m buying tea. Just for almost everything else. However, when it comes to Frank’s tea, I generally buy 2 at a time (except this last time, I don’t think I did), mostly because my oldest daughter now takes a cup of tea with her to school every morning, and her favorites are the coconut cheesecake and monkey fart.

KeenTeaThyme

hehe – I used to be all about the number 3. Until my now husband pointed out that celebrity deaths come in 3. That weirded me out… I do like 5, though. It’s an honorary even number for my OCD-ness. ha!

52teas

I’m CDO. It’s like OCD, but the letters are in alphabetical order, like they should be.

QuiltGuppy

I’m weird with numbers, too. When we got married, it had to be on all evens… 8.10.04. :) Until my son decided to be born in August 2005… I just couldn’t hold him in!

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LiberTEAS

OK… I gotta ask… you needed an even number of bags? You sound like me when I justify purchasing more tea than I need. Haha!

KeenTeaThyme

Yes, it’s totally OCD. I’m weird about numbers like that. And I can justify purchasing anything! :)

LiberTEAS

hehe! I am the opposite as I prefer odd numbers, but I don’t really think about that when I’m buying tea. Just for almost everything else. However, when it comes to Frank’s tea, I generally buy 2 at a time (except this last time, I don’t think I did), mostly because my oldest daughter now takes a cup of tea with her to school every morning, and her favorites are the coconut cheesecake and monkey fart.

KeenTeaThyme

hehe – I used to be all about the number 3. Until my now husband pointed out that celebrity deaths come in 3. That weirded me out… I do like 5, though. It’s an honorary even number for my OCD-ness. ha!

52teas

I’m CDO. It’s like OCD, but the letters are in alphabetical order, like they should be.

QuiltGuppy

I’m weird with numbers, too. When we got married, it had to be on all evens… 8.10.04. :) Until my son decided to be born in August 2005… I just couldn’t hold him in!

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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. :)

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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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