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drank Chai (Full-Leaf Tea) by Tazo
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I was excited to see this tin at my local Starbucks. I misinterpreted “full-leaf” tea to mean “loose-leaf” tea, though. There are 15 “sachets” (another word for bag!) per tin, and the sachets are made of nylon. Non-biodegradable nylon, and the price point is considerably higher than the previous line of Tazo teas. The taste isn’t even much better. It took quite a bit of searching for me to find out what material the bags were made of, but knowing that they’re non-biodegradable, I won’t be getting this again. (One FAQ said that users could open the bags to dump the leaves into a compost, but if I’m going to that much trouble, I’ll just use loose tea to begin with.) I can get more loose chai for less money at any of the fancy tea stores in town, and theirs tastes better. At least the tin is pretty.

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Cofftea

I won’t call this a bag because of what other people associate w/ bag- low quality, microscopic tea dust. And I definitely don’t want people to be confused. I prefer to call sachet another word for steeping vessel ;) I’ve always been curious as to the weight of the sachet- would you mind weighing one for me if you have a scale? Thanks! I agree though, this is chai I will only drink at SBUX (can’t stand the concentrate). I love my Mayan Chocolate Chai :)

Twilight

Well the net weight on the tin says 45g, and there are 15 sachets, so that makes 3g per baggie. Which is roughly a teaspoon, and that looks right when I eyeball them. :) I don’t own a scale for stuff like this, sadly.

Cofftea

I’ve had tea bag where the weight of (at least one) tea bag was more than the weight listed though:)

Twilight

I used the postal scale at work. XD The bag+contents was 4g, and the bag by itself (I emptied it into my 8oz teapot) was 0g. So the contents for this particular bag was 4g. I can measure the next one tomorrow, if you like! :)

Scharp

A sachet is not a tea bag. Sachets are filled with loose leaf tea; basically, it is a little infuser. Tea bags are filled with rubbish tea dust.

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Cofftea

I won’t call this a bag because of what other people associate w/ bag- low quality, microscopic tea dust. And I definitely don’t want people to be confused. I prefer to call sachet another word for steeping vessel ;) I’ve always been curious as to the weight of the sachet- would you mind weighing one for me if you have a scale? Thanks! I agree though, this is chai I will only drink at SBUX (can’t stand the concentrate). I love my Mayan Chocolate Chai :)

Twilight

Well the net weight on the tin says 45g, and there are 15 sachets, so that makes 3g per baggie. Which is roughly a teaspoon, and that looks right when I eyeball them. :) I don’t own a scale for stuff like this, sadly.

Cofftea

I’ve had tea bag where the weight of (at least one) tea bag was more than the weight listed though:)

Twilight

I used the postal scale at work. XD The bag+contents was 4g, and the bag by itself (I emptied it into my 8oz teapot) was 0g. So the contents for this particular bag was 4g. I can measure the next one tomorrow, if you like! :)

Scharp

A sachet is not a tea bag. Sachets are filled with loose leaf tea; basically, it is a little infuser. Tea bags are filled with rubbish tea dust.

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