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This tea is still good when steeped incorrectly.

I got this tea as part of my Fine Tea sampler from SpecialTeas. The label on the bag said it was a black tea to be steeped at a boil for three minutes. But I knew that was wierd even before I opened the bag. All the other little pouches seemed about half full with their 1 oz of tea. This was completely full of tea. And opening it, it seemed very… fluffy.

But I followed the directions and got some decent tea but it was REALLY light.

Then, thinking something was just wierd I checked the site. Oh hey look! It’s a green tea, to be brewed at 170, not boiling.

Facepalm.

But, the last cuppa wasn’t bad. This new cuppa on the second steep is better, and feels more right, but it’s nice to know this is a forgiving tea.

I’ll review and rate the tea as it’s meant to be enjoyed later. Right now I have to update my label on my jar!

Cofftea

You should let them know it was mislabeled.

wombatgirl

Just did. Thanks for the reminder.

Cofftea

Let us know what they said… I’d be interested in their reaction to a mistake like that.

wombatgirl

Quick answer – it was “Thank you for letting me know! I will let our labelers know. Have a wonderful day.”

Cofftea

Quick and kind answer- I like that:)

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Cofftea

You should let them know it was mislabeled.

wombatgirl

Just did. Thanks for the reminder.

Cofftea

Let us know what they said… I’d be interested in their reaction to a mistake like that.

wombatgirl

Quick answer – it was “Thank you for letting me know! I will let our labelers know. Have a wonderful day.”

Cofftea

Quick and kind answer- I like that:)

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I’ve got a lot of interests: sushi, science fiction/fantasy, medieval recreation, cooking (specifically medieval cooking), reading, British science fiction (Doctor Who!), hand sewing and now TEA!!

My favorites tend to be oolongs and flavored black teas. I like highly flavored teas more than delicate ones. Rooibos tends to taste like dirt to me, and hibiscus is very sour to my palate. But I’m always up to try all sorts of things, and will often find things that I really like which I thought I’d hate.

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