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Finishing up TM’s Cold Season sampler – this and Gypsy Cold Care were my favorites (over Throat Coat and Breathe Easy), in terms of flavor. This one is mild, minty, and slightly citrusy, as they say. Or at least it was, until I spilled it all over myself and the couch. Argh!

To finish the comparison: this is most similar to Breathe Easy, but easier to get down (for me, not overly fond of herbals). BE is more strongly minty, but also more herb-y and bitter; if you want to taste your medicine, try that. I liked Gypsy slightly better for its cinnamon flavor (and Throat Coat less for its licorice flavor), but really any of them are solid all-purpose medicinal herbal teas.

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gmathis

Have to keep this one in mind … I can’t stand licorice; had to throw away almost a full box of Yogi’s throat stuff for that reason.

teabird

Yeah, I’ll probably be looking to give away the rest of my box of Yogi’s throat tea soon :( I find TM’s Throat Coat slightly better (and they have a Lemon Echinacea variant that tastes better still) but unless my throat is in desperate condition I go for this one or the Gypsy Cold Care.

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gmathis

Have to keep this one in mind … I can’t stand licorice; had to throw away almost a full box of Yogi’s throat stuff for that reason.

teabird

Yeah, I’ll probably be looking to give away the rest of my box of Yogi’s throat tea soon :( I find TM’s Throat Coat slightly better (and they have a Lemon Echinacea variant that tastes better still) but unless my throat is in desperate condition I go for this one or the Gypsy Cold Care.

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Some notes on ratings:

I’d have separate rating scales for tea types if that were possible (probably Black, Flavored Black, Darjeeling/Dark Oolong, White/Green/Light Oolong, and Herbal) because the flavors and quality markers are just too different. A flavored black rated 100 isn’t better than every oolong I’ve ever drunk, just delicious for a flavored black.

Ratings are a combination of my enjoyment and the perceived quality – I do often demote teas a few points for artificial flavorings, small quantity of steeps supported, or weakness of flavor (requiring extra leaf).

I pay less attention to the number than the order of my ratings; I don’t necessarily keep a stock of everything rated 80+, but if two breakfast blends are rated 82 and 84 I consistently enjoy the 84 more.

And in case it’s not obvious? I am not an expert. I don’t even know what I like until I taste it sometimes, but I’m ok with that :) I like learning to like new teas, as well as enjoying the comfort of familiar ones.

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