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My mother went out of town to take an injured baby bunny to a wildlife vet (my sister’s cat got to it) and she stopped at a natural food store there and bought a few different RoT cans; mostly bagged as that is what they had available (it’s not a really big store).

I took samples of each to try myself, this being one of them. Not sure about the honeysuckle flavor, it’s kind of unusual. I don’t know if it’s the flavor alone or how it blends with the white tea that bothers me. The first few sips were alright, but the more I drink, the more the strange hay-sweet flavor seems to build up and offend my taste buds.

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K S

The honeysuckle on our road just bloomed yesterday. I love it. The scent reminds me of sweetened jasmine. I love white tea as well. I can’t imagine the combination being anything but fabulous. Then again I have never had a RoT that overly impressed me. Their bags tend to contain about half the tea needed for a cup and what little dust there is can’t overcome the paper bag. I may pick up a tin just to see.

Terri HarpLady

The honeysuckle on my back fence is also blooming, & probably all over the neighborhood, as the air is thick with it’s sweetness, which I don’t mind. Sadly, the air is also thick with tree, grass (especially), & now weed pollens.

Shelley_Lorraine

@K S: It really wasn’t bad for a tea bag, I don’t think. It’s just the honeysuckle white tea blend that doesn’t work for me personally. My mother was smelling in the tin all last night in pure bliss (don’t know if she’s brewed any yet though), so it might be just fine for you.

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K S

The honeysuckle on our road just bloomed yesterday. I love it. The scent reminds me of sweetened jasmine. I love white tea as well. I can’t imagine the combination being anything but fabulous. Then again I have never had a RoT that overly impressed me. Their bags tend to contain about half the tea needed for a cup and what little dust there is can’t overcome the paper bag. I may pick up a tin just to see.

Terri HarpLady

The honeysuckle on my back fence is also blooming, & probably all over the neighborhood, as the air is thick with it’s sweetness, which I don’t mind. Sadly, the air is also thick with tree, grass (especially), & now weed pollens.

Shelley_Lorraine

@K S: It really wasn’t bad for a tea bag, I don’t think. It’s just the honeysuckle white tea blend that doesn’t work for me personally. My mother was smelling in the tin all last night in pure bliss (don’t know if she’s brewed any yet though), so it might be just fine for you.

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Name: Shelley Lorraine Limegrover
Location: Thornton, Colorado

Hobbies: Learning, reading books, math, physics (have a degree in it), literature (have a degree in it too), anthropology, traveling, piano, and drinking TEA, of course (^o^)

Favorite teas: Kukicha, Green teas in general, aged oolongs, charcoal roasted oolong, taiwanese oolongs, Assam . . .

Don’t like: Genmaicha, Earl Grey, Darjeelings, ginger, coconut, smokey teas (even mild ones), nut flavors, overwhelmingly strong floral flavor (esp. Jasmine), most della derra and adagio teas. . .

My Rating System

100 My happiness absolutely depends on it

95 Will definitely repurchase

85: Might repurchase (teas that depend on my mood)

75 Won’t repurchase (but I would drink it again if offered).

65: meh

45: I reluctantly finished a cup.

15: Couldn’t finish a cup.

I simplified my ratings to single numbers rather than ranges because I can’t precisely compare so many teas with a system more detailed than this.

An unrated tea is most often one that I recognize as having significant notable quality, but that does not suit me personally. Sometimes, I leave teas unrated for other reasons, such as I am undecided or I brewed it wrong, etc.

Note: Boiling temp. barely reaches 200 where I am (and a few times it sticks at 195, I assume due to unexplainable shifts in altitude or the position of the moon. . .aliens?. . .).

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