Zebra introduced 11 or so new colors in their Zebra Sarasa Clip line last year, and this Tea Brown model definitely caught my eye. Readers of The Pen Addict long ago introduced me to the brown black Signo DX, but it is safe to say that Tea Brown is my first purely brown gel ink pen.
I have yet to have any trouble with a single pen from the Sarasa Clip line. They are some of the best performing gel ink pens around, and are also one of the best values. I probably have a dozen or so in all different shades, and while blue black is my favorite, Tea Brown is making a charge to the top. I guess it is because you don't see too many brown inks in everyday use, but I find this color to be very unique. With an ink color like this that I am going to use for note taking, I worry about it being too light, but that is not the case at all with this pen. It is a medium dark to dark shade that comes out great on the page. I put this pen in the same class as the lavender black Uni-Ball Signo RT in the fact that it is different and cool, but could be used in any business setting due to how nice the ink looks.
There were several other colors of the Sarasa Clip released in 2009 - such as Cobalt Blue and Viridian Green - that I am looking forward to trying out as well. Hopefully they will be as nice as Tea Brown.
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