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This was on sale. I got excited. $2.50 for a box! Now I know why.
Should have checked the reviews first…
First, the bag was too heavy for the string. It popped right off when I went to remove the bag. Not a big deal, but still, a bad sign. Oh and there is an actual metal staple in the bag. Ick.
As for the tea well it was ok enough. A bit thick and bitter even though it wasn’t steeped that long. I added cream (thats all they have where I am now) and sugar to even things out. It did help, but I wouldn’t say it was great.
Overall I don’t have a problem finishing a cup of this. But I just don’t find anything lovable there. Not even the scent, which is usually what fools me. It’s just kinda neutral. That’s what I get for letting my love for black forest cake lead the purse strings…
Damn I wish I’d listened to my head (not my tea mania) and checked the reviews here first.

TheKesser

I’m bad for that too. And I agree with the staple. I’ll never understand why staples were ever thought ok with a teabag.

Indigobloom

Funny, I’m actually thinking about cutting the bag open and putting it into a strainer. One that’s been treated to not go rusty!
When will we tea nerds ever learn :P

Kirkoneill1988

metal staple with the tea? or keeping the bag closed?

Indigobloom

Kirk, its a staple used to close the bag of tea (the one that goes into the cup of hot water, not the one housing the bag of bags :)

CHAroma

Sometimes that tea mania is hard to resist! I’ve fallen culprit to its influence as well. ;)

Indigobloom

Charoma, it’s a curse and a blessing I tell ya!!

ScottTeaMan

Just saw this review after my post last night Indi—now I dont know if I want to buy it.

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TheKesser

I’m bad for that too. And I agree with the staple. I’ll never understand why staples were ever thought ok with a teabag.

Indigobloom

Funny, I’m actually thinking about cutting the bag open and putting it into a strainer. One that’s been treated to not go rusty!
When will we tea nerds ever learn :P

Kirkoneill1988

metal staple with the tea? or keeping the bag closed?

Indigobloom

Kirk, its a staple used to close the bag of tea (the one that goes into the cup of hot water, not the one housing the bag of bags :)

CHAroma

Sometimes that tea mania is hard to resist! I’ve fallen culprit to its influence as well. ;)

Indigobloom

Charoma, it’s a curse and a blessing I tell ya!!

ScottTeaMan

Just saw this review after my post last night Indi—now I dont know if I want to buy it.

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Let’s see… I’m a tea and workout fanatic, I work in HR, and most of my friends consider me to be an egg. White on the outside, Asian on the inside :)
-from philosophy to food, I love it all
Otherwise, what you see is what you get! I can be very straightforward and yet shy.

Also, I’ve started taking tea sommelier classes and it is an absolute blast! Well, so far I’ve only finished the first out of eight courses, but I am really looking forward to the next one.

Anyhow, if your curious as to how I rate things, this is how I work…

0-25
Like eating dirt, or some other unsanitary indelicacy that mentioning in my profile here would likely get me banned.
I don’t think I’ve found cause to banish a tea to the wasteland yet though so who knows what it’d inspire ;P

25-50
You know that expression “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater”? I imagine drinking that water would be terrible enough to warrant this rating!
I’d never make my enemy drink this, but perhaps I’d throw it at them. Good thing I don’t have any enemies!

50-70
This is “tea”?? I tried finishing the cup… but my body rejected it. There may be others who enjoy this tea, but it’s beyond me!

70-80
I tried liking it, and I can almost get there! I certainly don’t hate it, but something is holding me back. Allergies? Men in white suits? who knows… certainly not me!

80-90
Lovely tea! Not my all time fave but close. I likely wouldn’t repurchase, but may decide to based on many factors: price, accessibility, whether it fills a “tea gap”, medicinal applications, and how often I crave it.
Every once in awhile I find the sweet spot that bumps these up to 90+. Those are the days I need to buy a lotto ticket!

90-95
Sweet Camellia! this is realllly good tea! Don’t talk to me until I’ve finished my cup…

95-100
Tea of the gods. I would do anything to get my hands on more of this liquid gold!

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