79
drank Starry Night by The Jade Teapot
314 tasting notes

My sample was starless too! :(

But even with its lack of stars, the black tea itself is yummy. It tastes very vanilla-creamy, almost like a buttermint! There is a woodsy, smoky aftertaste that is not unpleasant and seems to add some depth.

Very, very smooth. With little astringency and only a hint of bitterness. An exceptional tea to enjoy with something sweet at breakfast—preferably french toast with lots of cinnamon (freshly grated), butter and maple syrup!

But -1 because of absent stars!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec
Cofftea

You’re very generous:) I’d give it at least a -50 for not having any stars.

Ricky

starry night tea. Booooo! Dark rich black tea.

Stephanie

Yeah, they should name in “Non-Starry Night Tea”! Cofftea, you’re right, maybe I should lower the score huh? :) But I think a 79 is more heartbreaking—it’s like being just one point away from “average-ness”. “So close and yet so far!”

Cofftea

50 is average for me so maybe that’s why.

SoccerMom

I love those buttermints that melt in your mouth! Is that the “buttermint” that you were describing?

Stephanie

Yep! Like those pastel colored sugary ones.

SoccerMom

Okay that means I have to add this tea to my shopping list. Thanks for the info!

__Morgana__

Sad. Just sad. I agree about the taste, though.

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Cofftea

You’re very generous:) I’d give it at least a -50 for not having any stars.

Ricky

starry night tea. Booooo! Dark rich black tea.

Stephanie

Yeah, they should name in “Non-Starry Night Tea”! Cofftea, you’re right, maybe I should lower the score huh? :) But I think a 79 is more heartbreaking—it’s like being just one point away from “average-ness”. “So close and yet so far!”

Cofftea

50 is average for me so maybe that’s why.

SoccerMom

I love those buttermints that melt in your mouth! Is that the “buttermint” that you were describing?

Stephanie

Yep! Like those pastel colored sugary ones.

SoccerMom

Okay that means I have to add this tea to my shopping list. Thanks for the info!

__Morgana__

Sad. Just sad. I agree about the taste, though.

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My ratings are purely subjective and each note varies according to my perception and mood at the moment. So, with that said, my rating scale can be deciphered as follows:
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59-under: Mediocre and Sad. Really not good enough to try again. A disappointment. :(

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