So you all know how much I love tea.
But you might not know what my favorites are. I used to be a fan of fruit or mint, but now my loves are Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Chai Noir, or any variation of black chai. You know the dark teas. As I always say, the darker the better.
So the other day I was shopping for more tea, when I spotted some on sale for $1.65.
Most tea ranges from 2.99 to 3.99. It is never that low.
It was a new tea by Bigelow. They had made an American Breakfast tea, saying that we needed our own to add to the English and Irish Breakfast teas. I decided to buy it and then later threw away my receipt as I didn’t need it anymore.
It was only afterwards that I saw it has 50% more caffeine in it.
Now I don’t do well with caffeine. If I have a little of it, I am up all night and bouncing off the walls. The next day I feel sick, have a gigantic headache, and just want to sleep. It like having a hangover.
But I thought maybe this time it won’t be so bad. I decided to try it out.
And it was…
It was darker than dark. It was so dark and strong I had to throw in a bunch of cream and sugar.
It was as if the makers of Bigelow thought Americans don’t like tea, only coffee; so let’s make the most coffee-est tea we can. For me it was good was far too strong.
Definitely not my cup of tea. I’m sticking with Earl Grey from now on.
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