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drank Decaffeinated Black Tea by Tetley
186 tasting notes

Christmas Eve dessert time at my grandmother’s house, and this was the only tea she had in the cupboard. Since everyone else was drinking coffee (and I hate coffee), I steeped this up to join in on the hot beverage fun.

And let me tell you, this really didn’t taste like anything. At all. I kept steeping it and steeping it, worried that it was going to get bitter (as bagged tea really does if you keep it in the water too long), but that NEVER happened. I kept tasting it and tasting it, and the flavor was not there. By the 6 minute mark, I just pulled the bag and drank it. It’s hard to even have an opinion on this, since it’s pretty flavorless and inoffensive. It’s so flavorless and inoffensive that I kind of dislike it, a lot.

But the tea was NOT important at all. Being with my family on Christmas Eve was the important thing. The bad tea was inconsequential!

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec
takgoti

If there’s ever a good time to drink ho-hum tea, it’s when you’re doing something more important. Glad you had a pleasant Christmas Eve. Consequently, Merry Christmas as it’s official on our side of the coast!

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takgoti

If there’s ever a good time to drink ho-hum tea, it’s when you’re doing something more important. Glad you had a pleasant Christmas Eve. Consequently, Merry Christmas as it’s official on our side of the coast!

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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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