Name: Shelley Lorraine Limegrover
Location: Wyoming (soon to be Seattle)
Occupation: Student and Evil Genius
Ward: 3 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, 1 Cocker spaniel, 1 super cranky but lovable siamese cat, one bipolar black turkish angora, and my husband’s black and white cat.
Hobbies: Learning, reading books, math, physics (have a degree in it), literature (have a degree in it too), anthropology, traveling, piano, and making TEA, of course (^o^)
Future plans: World domination >-)
Graduate school for Comparative literature (in German, Latin, and …) (this will be my 4th degree, but first/only graduate one :) )
Favorite teas: Kukicha, Green teas in general, aged oolongs, charcoal roasted oolong, taiwanese oolongs, Assam . . .
Don’t like: Genmaicha, Earl Grey, Darjeelings, ginger, coconut, smokey teas (even mild ones), nut flavors, overwhelmingly strong floral flavor (esp. Jasmine), most della derra and adagio teas. . .
My Rating System
100 My happiness absolutely depends on it
95 Will definitely repurchase
85: Might repurchase (teas that depend on my mood)
75 Won’t repurchase (but I would drink it again if offered).
45: I reluctantly finished a cup.
15: Couldn’t finish a cup.
I simplified my ratings to single numbers rather than ranges because I can’t precisely compare so many teas with a system more detailed than this.
An unrated tea most often one that I recognize as having significantly notable quality, but that does not suit me personally. Sometimes, I leave teas unrated for other reasons, such as I am undecided or I brewed it wrong, etc.
Note: Boiling temp. barely reaches 200 where I am (and a few times it sticks at 195, I assume due to unexplainable shifts in altitude or the position of the moon. . .aliens?. . .).