Tuesday Tea Time – Loose Leaf v. Sachet

Tea Time – June 21, 2016

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4 years ago I discovered Harney & Son’s Hot Cinnamon Spice (purchased at Barnes & Noble café) and I have never been without it since. Living overseas it has been a bit of a challenge to find my favorite brew but I have Amazon.com to help me out.

The tea snob within me wants loose leaf tea only. I’ve tried the tea bags and the sachets but I only want the GOOD STUFF. Last month I couldn’t find loose leaf that would ship to me so I ordered a big bag of 50 sachets.

I have a touch of loose leaf left so I have conducted a little experiment to see if loose leaf is really better than sachets.

Here we go…

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Same mug, same amount of cream, same amount of Truvia, same Culligan water boiled in the same kettle. The only difference – the tea.

Timer set for 4 minutes!

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Add the cream and Truvia (ssshhh don’t tell my Doctor – I’m supposed to be avoiding artificial sweeteners)

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They LOOK the same.

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The taste:  He stole the sachet tea!! He guessed right away that the tea he liked was the sachet tea. I said, “Why do you think that?” and he (can’t get anything by this guy) said, “It’s fresher.” Good point!

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Conclusion: The sachet tea is fresher. Must complete experiment again with tea of equal freshness. (good excuse to refill my future tea reserves)

 

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