I’m not a big fan of chamomile and i would never really buy it willingly really. This came to me via the inventory oops event, 1 whole ounce of this stuff. Looking at the ingredients, seems interesting enough, and its citrus… which i like!

another confession, I’ve never had this stuff as loose tea… loose chamomile? I thought this stuff only existed in teabags!
First off, smells great… like a spice… orange ginger chicken bbq seasoning? something like that, anyways onto how it actually taste like. Colour comes out orangey enough but something happened to the spice along the way. It definitely tastes like orange and you can taste the flower in the background.. just kind of sad i don’t taste the spice as much as you smell it. Whatever it is, ginger or whatever there could be more of it.

Now back to the fact that this is non-caffeine and I’m drinking it past midnight as a before sleep drink i guess it does what it meant to do.. soothe you into a more sleepy state. None the less, it’s very drinkable.

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Stopped drinking water, switched to tea. =)
(ok, this is a lie but still :) )

How I rate teas is pretty simple, different teas have different expectations based on quality and price. I’ll rate a tea based on how good it is for its category/price point. I think i rate pretty fairly, I’m not afraid to give a bad score to a bad tea, and it’s relatively hard to get perfect score (partially because i believe there are only so many that can attain such a title)

I like oolong/green teas the most
black, white, tisanes to a lesser part.

I re-steep EVERYTHING, as that’s how I’ve learned from my parents. Blacks teas normally to a max of two times.

I like it when the tea actually looks of quality (eg. whole unbruised leaves). I hate it when i get a tea, and half of it is cut up stems of the plant… give me leaves!

I drink all my teas black and occasionally with sweetener. I do drink coffee too, and love espressos and cappuccinos. Yup, I do my coffee black too. Guess, it is to say I like strong flavours.
My current way of steeping tea, is my french press which i just got a month ago. I love it (well maybe not my cheapy one; looking to get a bodum one day). I used to just dump leaves at the bottom of my cup..

Ok. Rating meanings…

0-49: Various degrees of suck. Either terrible value or just not good.
50-59: It’s drinkable. I’ll finish my cup.
60-69: Not bad… but not good.
70-79: okay to drink, nothing too special, will not be a re-buy.
80-89: Enjoyable cups.
90-99: Worth holding on to.
100: Um.. I’ll tell you when I get here.

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