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11 replies, 6 voices Last updated by Anonymous 7 years, 6 months ago
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    • #8161

      Anonymous
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      Yesssss, time to vent, ladies and gents. What are you experiences with Bad Tea? What have you learned from them?

    • #8166

      bram
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      @bram

      To drink whatever (tea) you can get. Even if it is only Lipton. Or did your question not go that low.

    • #8167

      Xavier
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      @xavier

      @bram a bit too shakespearean, no?

    • #8169

      bram
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      @bram

      No, just tired from a long train trip back from Stockholm and now it is >30 degrees Celcius, so that does not help either.

    • #8171

      Xavier
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      @xavier

      @bram Once a traveler, always a traveler 😛

    • #8173

      Vivek Lochan
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      @vivek.lochan

      tasted a Gopaldhara a couple of days back which we got from the manufacturer labelled as a Special tea.

      it was burnt – tasted horrible, smelled horrible, looked horrible.

    • #8174

      Xavier
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      @xavier

      @vivek-lochan This sound really like a bad experience.

    • #8179

      Vivek Lochan
      Participant
      @vivek.lochan

      @xavier: one of the worst experiences i have had till date with Darjeeling teas.

    • #8188

      Anonymous
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      The clerk at a tea store once warned me not to put two dissimilar teas in the same tea tin (separated in bags). She said the scents mixed so much that it ruined the taste of both of them! Has anyone else had this experience?

    • #8189

      Jackie
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      @jackie

      @teacoupons I can see that happening if the tea is in plastic bags in a tin. Or paper bags. Or if the tea is very strongly flavored, like a Lapsang Souchong, stuffed in with an Earl Grey. What kind of scents were you mixing?

    • #8192

      bram
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      @bram

      They take over the smell and taste of each other, leading to new versions of the teas. If you want the original versions: they are gone. But that does not mean the result is bad…

    • #8193

      Anonymous
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      @jackie Well I actually haven’t had that problem myself because I took her advice. I’m not sure what kind of scents she was mixing though. She didn’t say. Wasn’t sure if it was a sales tactic with maybe a hint of truth to try to sell more tea tins, but I thought it sounded reasonable enough to take her word for it!

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