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Wouldn't return it, but not likely to use it again after the bulbs are gone.
on November 12, 2015
I received this product at a free or reduced rate in exchange for my honest review.
Had I paid full price, I would not have returned it, but I would not have been happy about it either. I love tea, but I'm not an expert. I usually just use tea bags (all the flavors) and I'm good. I do not get into the whole boil water to EXACTLY 212 degrees and steep for exactly three minutes and 22 seconds. I don't do that.
This is the first time I have tried anything to do with the blossoming bulbs of tea. My first impression was 'YEAH! It got here in one piece!' Where I live, in tact is apparently optional for the delivery services. The packaging is very good and sturdy.
The tea pot is very small. Only enough for one cup of tea. Or two 6 oz glasses. It does say you can re-fill the tea pot and make another cup. And I did. You end up getting a much weaker second cup. I like strong tea.
The 'cup' that holds the flower as it's blooming keeps the tea inside of it. To distribute the tea, I had to pull the 'cup' out and swirl the tea. Just attempting to swirl the pot did not work.
When I attempted to pour out of the tea pot, it went everywhere. I tried multiple times to pour, but could NOT get it to not dribble. Lost a star
The tea bulb itself - Long Song - is a very good tea. I have not tried the others yet, so I cannot speak of them. I hope the rest are as good as the first. Gained a star!
I had been looking at trying these and am glad I was able to at a reduced cost. I don't think I'll be continuing with them, though.