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drank Peppermint Cool by Flavia
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So I started work today (yay!) and my company has free coffee and tea in the shape of a Flavia machine. I interned at this company, and I used to get the peppermint tea from the machine all the time. So I decided to see what it would taste like and how it would stack up against the other peppermints I’ve had subsequently. I actually drank two cups of this today.

The tea comes in these weird packets that are foil, and they have a little plastic nozzle. You insert the tea packet into the machine, the machine eats the packet, and out streams tea. This peppermint was pretty brown in color, but it smelled fairly minty…

Honestly, I wasn’t really paying attention to drinking this. And herein comes my big fear: my tea drinking is really going to die down to a trickle. It’s going to be hard, keeping up with measurements and steepings times. That’s why I’m hoping that the Finum basket I ordered helps a bit.

Anyway, the taste of this one is very, very minty. But there’s something off about this. Like it’s powdered mint, or something. It doesn’t taste fresh in the least, and I think that’s the problem. It’s almost musty. I mean, it definitely has a nice mint kick, which I enjoy, but this is probably worse than bagged tea.

So yeah, we shall see how tea + work ends up getting along! I’m still adjusting to my new surroundings and nothing feels like home yet. :\

S

Good luck with work!

Auggy

Yay new job! Hope it’s fantastic!!!

Ricky

Haha, I ordered a box of filter bags. I’m going to start packing loose tea leaves to work. I use to just use tea bags or satchels.

fcmonroe

My work gets in the way of my tea all the time. It can be frustrating.

I hope you enjoy the new job!

LENA

Congrats again on starting your new job. And that tea machine sounds kinda crazy and cool.

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

Go Teaplz! At your new job! With the crazy cool tea machine! If you don’t mind my asking, what type of work to do you do?

Raffi

I’ve been to a company’s office that had one of these machines in their lunch room. It did coffees AND teas, just depending on what packet you put in it. Kind of nifty, but only if you’ve never touched gourmet versions of either. You’re absolutely right though, they taste like powdered this or not-fresh that… Almost not worth drinking it, free or not.

teaplz

Yeah, the machine does both coffee and tea. You can see it here! http://us.myflavia.com/home/index.jsp

I work in children’s book publishing at one of the largest publishers in the world. :)

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

Ah, something a bit like K-cups then. That sounds like a neat job. In my fantasy world, one of my dream jobs is being an academic librarian in a large institution, or a doctor in either oncology or neurology, or a pharmacy professor teaching Kinetics. Anyways, I love to read.

Raffi

Yeaaah the office I went to had this one: http://us.myflavia.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3442362

Silly machines…

takgoti

So excited for you and your new endeavor! When I was working, one of our vendors represented Flavia and they used to bring the machine through every now and then. I think we spent most of the time drinking hot chocolate [which was decent]. The Thermador and Bosch reps used to make chicken and chocolate chip cookies though, so they won.

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S

Good luck with work!

Auggy

Yay new job! Hope it’s fantastic!!!

Ricky

Haha, I ordered a box of filter bags. I’m going to start packing loose tea leaves to work. I use to just use tea bags or satchels.

fcmonroe

My work gets in the way of my tea all the time. It can be frustrating.

I hope you enjoy the new job!

LENA

Congrats again on starting your new job. And that tea machine sounds kinda crazy and cool.

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

Go Teaplz! At your new job! With the crazy cool tea machine! If you don’t mind my asking, what type of work to do you do?

Raffi

I’ve been to a company’s office that had one of these machines in their lunch room. It did coffees AND teas, just depending on what packet you put in it. Kind of nifty, but only if you’ve never touched gourmet versions of either. You’re absolutely right though, they taste like powdered this or not-fresh that… Almost not worth drinking it, free or not.

teaplz

Yeah, the machine does both coffee and tea. You can see it here! http://us.myflavia.com/home/index.jsp

I work in children’s book publishing at one of the largest publishers in the world. :)

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

Ah, something a bit like K-cups then. That sounds like a neat job. In my fantasy world, one of my dream jobs is being an academic librarian in a large institution, or a doctor in either oncology or neurology, or a pharmacy professor teaching Kinetics. Anyways, I love to read.

Raffi

Yeaaah the office I went to had this one: http://us.myflavia.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3442362

Silly machines…

takgoti

So excited for you and your new endeavor! When I was working, one of our vendors represented Flavia and they used to bring the machine through every now and then. I think we spent most of the time drinking hot chocolate [which was decent]. The Thermador and Bosch reps used to make chicken and chocolate chip cookies though, so they won.

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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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