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drank Peppermint by Celestial Seasonings
186 tasting notes

Guys, I think it’s officially happened.

That bagged tea tastes far inferior to loose leaf. I can’t believe it’s happened so fast… a complete takeover!

This peppermint does not smell particularly good. There’s a lot of nice mintiness to it, but it lacks the sweetness and pure, sweet oomph that loose leaf and even Harney & Son’s bagged variety have. It tastes… sort of stale. And even a bit murky. And somewhat bitter. And I think I can almost taste… the paper. NOOOOOO.

I’m sort of sad, because I have a lot of this and I used to really like it. But now I think I’m going to have to bump this puppy from a 75 rating down to 50. Sorry CS, you’re just not cutting it anymore!

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

YAY FOR LOOSE TAKE OVER!

LENA

welcome to the dark side.

Rex Barrett

Loose leaf is the only way to go… Well most of the time at least. ;)

takgoti

Somewhere, someone is evilly tapping their fingers together. And maybe, just maybe that someone is me.

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Cofftea

YAY FOR LOOSE TAKE OVER!

LENA

welcome to the dark side.

Rex Barrett

Loose leaf is the only way to go… Well most of the time at least. ;)

takgoti

Somewhere, someone is evilly tapping their fingers together. And maybe, just maybe that someone is me.

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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.

I also am the happy girlfriend of the boy that created the tea randomizer, which can be found here: http://www.jaydeee.net/pickatea.php

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