I like buying tea. Okay, no I wouldn’t say I like buying anything, I think everything should be free or at least moderately priced. I wanted to say that I like experimenting with tea flavors, which is how I ended up with this cinnamon tea from Ketepa.
For those who don’t know, Ketepa is supposed to be THE tea company here. Kenya’s pride and joy – it’s in the name, Ketepa Pride. I don’t know if this is still the case but the normal tea from Ketepa is lovely. I like it very much, but their flavored teas? Dear Lord, help us!
Not all of them are bad though. I particularly enjoyed the orange-flavored one and the lemon to some extent. I tried mango once at a friend’s house and it was disappointing. Glad I didn’t buy that one! Same with the forest fruits flavor.
So, with all this information, why do I still keep trying them? Well, I have hope. Hope that it’ll get better but it doesn’t and all I can do is rush to the blog and tell you about it. This cinnamon tea tastes like dirt. Literal dirt. Now, Mark, how do you know what dirt tastes like? Oh, trust me, I do.
It tastes like I took my money and crumpled it up, threw it on the ground, and stepped on it. Then I scooped it up in a dustpan and threw it in a blender, then added hot water to that along with a spice that smells (not tastes) vaguely like cinnamon. How did this even get approved? I thought tea-tasting was a whole thing!
Anyway, I’m just a man on the internet at 5 am. You don’t have to listen to me. But you can tell me if you think I’m correct in the comments. Also, what’s your favorite tea? Let me know.