There have been a few teas in the last little while that I have found… ‘eh’. You know the ones – where the flavor is fine, but it’s just not what I expected, or not what I really like. There’s a green tea that I find just ~too~ green for my liking, a caramel tea that is just a bit too sweet, and a ginger tea that is a little too spicy for me to really enjoy it.
Of course, I also know a lot of other people who might really love that green, caramel, or ginger tea…
So, do you think it’s cheap/tacky to give away a tea that you don’t really like to someone who might enjoy it, or a good way of keeping your stash enjoyable and enabling the stash-building of someone else? Do you think you should keep it in the same tin/bag, or re-tin/bag the tea?
There’s a poll up on TeaChoice asking about re-gifting horrid tea-related gifts (I can only imagine hippo-shaped tea pots and boxes of no-name brand Orange Pekoe), which is similar to the question at hand – though I’m thinking of things that would hopefully really be enjoyed by the recipients.
P.S. please don’t ever give me a hippo-shaped tea pot.
What do you think? Let me know in the comments below!