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drank Black Tea by Signature Select
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A sturdy black tea good for the morning. Not necessarily anything special, but bold enough to wake me up.

Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

Is Signature Select the Kroger House brand? If so, I think I have had a couple of theirs that are fair to middlin.

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That is a Kroger brand (my local Fred Meyers uses Kroger generic brands). “Simple Truth” is another of theirs (I really like the mint tea in that line).


I grabbed a tin of Signature Select jasmine green off the pay-it-forward table at work and haven’t tried it yet. I am now encouraged to do so.

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drank Uplifting Coconut Chai by Plum Deluxe
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Thanks for the sample, Plum Deluxe! I’ve had this once before, but tried to make two cups out of one sample so it was basically flavorless. I did it right this time and used the full sample with six ounces of water. Delicious! It has a bold base and just enough spice. I didn’t taste a lot of coconut, but it could have been the ratio in the sample. I probably won’t buy a full bag of this because I have another favorite coconut chai, but I wouldn’t say no to another cup of it either.

Flavors: Spices

Boiling 6 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML

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drank Organic Peach Cobbler by Tazo
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drank Rooibos Chai by Harney & Sons
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drank Moroccan Mint by Stash Tea Company
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drank Sweet & Spicy Pecan Chai by 52teas
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Lifetime student. Lover of books and paper and ink. Kitchen dweller. Aspiring herbalist, excessively proud cat lady, and tea fanatic. Thirty-something elder millennial. She/her.

I love flavored black teas most of all, always with cream and honey. I prefer to sweeten my tea as it seems to bring out the flavor. I enjoy floral and fruity teas, as well as flavored or scented ones. I’m not overly fond of green or white teas, but I’ve found a few that I enjoy.

I’m open to tea swaps and/or just sharing what’s in my tea cabinet! Please reach out if you see something I have that you’d like to try. I do my best to update my cupboard regularly.

It will take me longer than usual to get to the post office while we’re in the midst of this pandemic, but I would still love to send you something next time I’m out and about!

Any and all black teas, smoky teas, raspberry, strawberry, red fruits, bergamot, chai spices, floral teas, caramel/toffee, jasmine, rose, vanilla, peaches, plums, valerian root, cinnamon, cardamom

Not a huge fan
Lime, white teas, green teas, artificial sweeteners, sarsaparilla, licorice, lemongrass, lavender, hot hibiscus, hibiscus in black tea blends

Rating Scale

1-20: By far, one of the worst teas I’ve tasted. I most certainly will not finish my cup and will likely “gift” the rest to my sweet husband, James, who almost always enjoys the teas I dislike (and vice versa).

21-49: This tea is not good but if I mix it with another tea or find another steeping method I might be able to finish it.

50-70: This one is just okay. I might drink it again if someone were to give it to me, but I probably won’t be buying more for myself.

71-79: This is a consistently good tea. It’s reliable but not necessarily special.

80-90: This one is a notch above the rest and I would gladly enjoy a cup of it any day of the week. I’ll likely be keeping this in my cupboard, but it isn’t one of my all-time favorites.

91-95: One small change and this tea would be perfect. I’ll definitely have a stash of this in my kitchen if you come over for tea.

96-100: No words can describe this tea. It’s an experience, an aha moment. Closed eyes, wide smile, encompassing warmth. Absolutely incredible. Perfect.

Updated July 2021.


Alabaster, Alabama



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