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Golden Moon Tea Sampler #1
I picked out a packet at random and got this one. I wonder if I used too much water? I tried to use about 4 or 5 ounces of water, but my eyeballs are not well-trained precision tools. Glancing at the other tasting notes, I see that I’m off from the general consensus. Aroma, to me, is sweet corn in green tea and I can’t get the “corny” flavor out of my mind as I sip.

It tastes like a pleasant, weakish, generic green and I’m missing out on all the sensation. I will carefully measure water for my next steep and then possibly revise my note.

Rabs

You were probably way more accurate than I was! I love this tea, but I couldn’t tell you what the measurements were – I used about half of the packet for my 20ish ounce cup. I do wish that I would’ve used the whole packet though because I’m worried that my second half will be weak. And I do hate it when a negative scent association comes to mind because it’s almost impossible for me to readjust. Good luck on future steeps!

Ricky

I definitely used more water than you so I think it’s fine. I made my cup with 10oz of water.

Kristin

I used about 10-11oz water to my packet and thought I used way too much water. Just ordered another sample of this to try with 6 oz water next time. So, no, you are not alone. It’s a shame since the packet smells so freakin’ good.

Stephanie

My tasting was very good. But I just dumped the whole packet into 12oz of water. I think the GM samples are all single serving packets?

Ricky

one to two cups per sampler. There were a lot of pellets for gunpowder.

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Rabs

You were probably way more accurate than I was! I love this tea, but I couldn’t tell you what the measurements were – I used about half of the packet for my 20ish ounce cup. I do wish that I would’ve used the whole packet though because I’m worried that my second half will be weak. And I do hate it when a negative scent association comes to mind because it’s almost impossible for me to readjust. Good luck on future steeps!

Ricky

I definitely used more water than you so I think it’s fine. I made my cup with 10oz of water.

Kristin

I used about 10-11oz water to my packet and thought I used way too much water. Just ordered another sample of this to try with 6 oz water next time. So, no, you are not alone. It’s a shame since the packet smells so freakin’ good.

Stephanie

My tasting was very good. But I just dumped the whole packet into 12oz of water. I think the GM samples are all single serving packets?

Ricky

one to two cups per sampler. There were a lot of pellets for gunpowder.

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I really love big, bold, brash teas. Smokiness enthralls me. I don’t seem to do subtle.
I don’t do rooibos.

My rating system:
0-30:
Never again in a hundred million years

31-55: This tea probably has some redeeming qualities but I won’t would not seek it out again.

56-70:
Shows some promise but also has a fundamental flaw. I probably owe these a second taste but am unmotivated.

71-80:
Good with at least one strong quality; I probably would not buy it but would drink it cheerfully.

81-90: Worthy contenders; they might be ranked 100 on somebody’s else’s scale. I like them a lot but have not fallen in love. Will probably buy and use.

91-95: These are the true loves, the chosen ones, the ones I dream about and crave. Unless they are in a limited edition—la! how you tease me!—I will always keep in my cupboard.

96-100: I cannot be separated from these teas and would develop a panic attack if I were to run out.

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Tea which must be in stock always:

Black Dragon LS by Upton Teas: My choice every morning.

Florence & Lapsang Souchong by Harney & Sons

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Samovar: Russian Blend, Maiden’s Ecstasy, Ryokucha

Mariage Frères: Confucious, Vivaldi, Eros, Aida, Marco Polo

American Tea Room: Brioche

Leland Teas: Bogart

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