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mpierce87 132 followers

Formally known as mrawlins2
 
 I am a former coffee drinker turned te...

Ricky 252 followers

Hiya!
 
 I am always up for sharing my tea with others. If you’...

Jason 527 followers

I’m one of the creators of Steepster!
 
 My favorites are green...

SamovarLife 52 followers

Our mission is to practice peace and drink tea.

zeitfliesst 42 followers

Ratings:
 1~10: Could not take any more than a few sips. Poison.
 11~...

AJ 117 followers

I change icons often, apologies. On that note, they are usually Doctor Who re...

~lauren. 193 followers


 current profile photo: my teapot, teacup & saucer w/ Rishi White P...

Meghann M 251 followers

Live in the cornfields of IL, but not too far from the city. Expecting a bab...

SoccerMom 75 followers

New to the world of hot tea, being born and raised in Texas we typically only...

Erin 161 followers

I have recently been forcibly transplanted from Princeton, New Jersey to Burl...

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I’ve updated this bio as it’s been a couple of years since I “started getting into” tea. It’s now more accurate to say that I was obsessed with tea for a while, then other things intruded, then I cycled back to it, and I seem to be continuing that in for a while, out for a while cycle. I have a short attention span, but no shortage of tea.

I’m a mom, writer, gamer, lawyer, reader, runner, traveler, and enjoyer of life, literature, art, music, thought and kindness, in no particular order. I’ve recently started writing fantasy and science fiction under the name J. J. Roth.

Personal biases: I much prefer to drink tea without additives such as milk and sugar. If a tea needs additives to improve its flavor, its unlikely I’m going to rate it high. The exception is chai, which I make on the stove top using a recipe I found here on Steepster. Rooibos and honeybush were my gateway drugs into the harder stuff, but once I learned how to make a decent cup of tea they became far less appealing to me. That said, I’m not entirely a purist, and I enjoy a good flavored tea, particularly flavored blacks.

I like all kinds of tea depending on time of day, mood, and the amount of time I have to pay attention to preparation.

Since I find others’ rating legends helpful, I added my own. I’m revising them slightly to make them less granular as I don’t really find myself hating most things I try.

I try to rate teas against other similar versions. So I rate Earl Greys, for example, against other Earl Greys, rather than against all teas. If something rates very high with me, though, it probably means it’s a stand out against all other teas I’ve tried.

95-100 A once in a lifetime experience; the best there is; will keep this stocked until the cows come home

90-94 First rate; top notch; really terrific; will definitely buy more

80-89 Excellent; likely to become a favorite, will likely buy more

70-79 Very good; would enjoy again, might buy again if in the mood for this particular one or a better, similar version not available

60-69 Good; wouldn’t pass up if offered, but probably wouldn’t buy again unless craving this particular flavor

50-59 Okay or run of the mill

Below 50 So-so, iffy, would definitely pass
or ick. The lower the number, the closer to ick.

Location

Bay Area, California

Website

http://www.jjroth.net

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