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drank Ceylon BOP by Starwest
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I hope this is still in the bulk section at our local indie grocery store; it’s about time to replenish the jar I keep on hand for “just stuff.” It’s a nicely balanced Ceylon, not sharp or acidic; good “just tea” for icing down and blending. This morning, I used it to beef up a final steep of my good strawberry Dublin Cream. Did the trick without messing with the flavor.

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drank Ceylon BOP by Starwest
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Simple is best some days. This is. It isn’t stellar, there aren’t rocketships and moonbeams dancing on my tastebuds, I can’t pick out any distinguishing flavors, but it’s just good, dependable, hot leaf juice. Though I love my teas that cause me to pause and ponder, one doesn’t always need tea that requires deep thought.

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drank Ceylon BOP by Starwest
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Guess you can tell you’ve hit the tea-dious dog days of summer when you have bins and baskets of perfectly acceptable and flavorful fancy stuff and you just shrug, say “eh,” and make yourself a cup of plain brown leaf juice.

This was the leaf juice of choice this morning; not unpleasant; just nondescript. Likely a good base for blending, but that would require thinking. It’s too hot to think.

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drank Ceylon BOP by Starwest
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Fox Farm (local health food grocery) has significantly expanded its tea selection (oh, darn!) so I am dutifully sipping away at all my scraps and samples in order to justify a significant shopping excursion soon.

This one isn’t top-of-the-heap but it is tasty and an easy steeper, maybe leans to the more astringent side. A good inexpensive staple.

Spencer

I cannot say that I have ever heard of Fox Farm, but sipping through samples to justify a tea purchase trip? Sounds like a great idea to me.

gmathis

It isn’t a chain, just an inexpensive local outlet for tea, health food, and miscellaneous international groceries. My husband and I can spend an hour just prowling the aisles for fun.

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drank Ceylon BOP by Starwest
2264 tasting notes

Grabbed a (cheap!) couple ounces of this at favorite Fox Farm Whole Food store. It exceeded expectations—no particular flavor comparison, but it has a bright, sharp, crisp personality. A good, plain-brown-wrapper pantry tea.

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