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Golden Moon Tea Sampler #3: Picked at random

This is a good tea. I liked it but I also acknowledge that I’ve become a bit spoiled. If I had tasted this 6 months ago I would have assigned it 100 points and would have pledged to drink it every day. At this point, I need to start my day with a Lapsang Souchong and then move on to a nice strong black tea. This could be one of them, but it just didn’t “pop” in my mouth in the way that Keemuns, Yunnans, and Darjeelings do.

I think this is a good tea but I know my test for a great tea (for me): having a severe anxiety attack because I don’t have more in stock and feeling a need to run and order it. I won’t do that with this one but I wish it well.

sygyzy

Starting with a Lapsang seems too strong to me! I would want to build up to it. Then again, I always start strong (though rarely that strong) and work to greens or whites later in the day.

S

Oh, I know just what you mean. It’s almost sad because French Breakfast is so nice, but it’s not quite as memorable as a lapsang souchong (or for me, Jackee Muntz).

Rabs

I love starting off a day with Lapsang! I read somewhere that a good LS tastes like coffee smells and that’s what got me to try it in the first place. :)

__Morgana__

I picked my random GM sampler tea for tomorrow already and guess what? It’s the Lapsang.

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sygyzy

Starting with a Lapsang seems too strong to me! I would want to build up to it. Then again, I always start strong (though rarely that strong) and work to greens or whites later in the day.

S

Oh, I know just what you mean. It’s almost sad because French Breakfast is so nice, but it’s not quite as memorable as a lapsang souchong (or for me, Jackee Muntz).

Rabs

I love starting off a day with Lapsang! I read somewhere that a good LS tastes like coffee smells and that’s what got me to try it in the first place. :)

__Morgana__

I picked my random GM sampler tea for tomorrow already and guess what? It’s the Lapsang.

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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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“She is too fond of books and it has turned her brain.”

Elderly dowager. Quintessential cat lady.

Tea which must be in stock always:

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

Florence & Lapsang Souchong by Harney & Sons

a good Gen Maicha

Samovar: Russian Blend, Maiden’s Ecstasy, Ryokucha

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

American Tea Room: Brioche

Leland Teas: Bogart

Life in Teacup:
An Xi Tie Guan Yin Grade II modern green style & also Charcoal Style

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