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drank English Breakfast by Twinings
186 tasting notes

I figured I’d go back and try a bagged tea after all of the loose leaf I’ve had, and see how differently it tastes. That project flew out the window, though, because I think I overstepped this puppy. I was in the midst of a highly entertaining e-mail conversation and let the teabag float there for too long. As a result, this one isn’t tasting as good this morning.

The tea juice is a lot darker than I remember. It’s probably because loose leaf is much less murky and dark. Loose leaf is also a lot less bitter. That might be from the oversteep, because I really don’t remember my cup of English Breakfast looking this dark, but it was still surprisingly bitter compared to what I’ve been drinking the past few days. The nice flavor profiles are still there, but I find myself not wanting to pick up the cup as often. I think that bags might be even more finicky than loose leaf (or at least some bags, for that matter), since you’re releasing so much dust/tannins into the water at such an accelerated rate. If you don’t watch, it’s bitter.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Auggy

Muahahaha! The loose is gonna get you!
(I feel like I should be skipping madly away after that pronouncement.)

LENA

tea juice = lol

Cofftea

HAHA! Lena and I had the same thought at ALMOST the same time. It made me laugh. I have had tea juice before, but that’s actually tea steeped in juice:)

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Auggy

Muahahaha! The loose is gonna get you!
(I feel like I should be skipping madly away after that pronouncement.)

LENA

tea juice = lol

Cofftea

HAHA! Lena and I had the same thought at ALMOST the same time. It made me laugh. I have had tea juice before, but that’s actually tea steeped in juice:)

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22-year-old NYC girl just starting out on her tea adventures! I used to hate tea. If you asked me a few years ago what I thought of tea, I’d tell you it tasted like hot, dirty dishwater. Not anymore! I acquired a taste for tea when I started drinking peppermint tea for my upset stomach problems. From there I graduated to teas like chamomile and Lipton. But Lipton wasn’t strong enough!

I’m getting the hang of this loose leaf thing. Black’s my default, but I’ve found that I really love teas that fall into every category. I’m a purist – I always drink my tea neat. I prefer unflavored tea over flavored tea, and really dislike anything flavored with artificial-tasting substances. I’ve grown up a bit in my tea drinking, and I find that novelty appeals to me less and less.

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