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drank Pot O' Gold by 52teas
2307 tasting notes

I’ve come to realize that flavored teas (and really most any tea, actually) is not at it’s best after about 12 months. I’ve heard that plain black tea and dark oolongs and pu-erhs can keep pretty well though. So I ended up purging some ancient flavored tea I got from TeaGschwendner which is not that great anymore. I could have tried swapping it but that doesn’t seem far to the Steepster community at large. And I’m drinking this tonight as a dessert of sorts, I still like it!

Vortegne

If your tea is worn out from sitting in the cupboard, you can always put it in the freezer for a few minutes and then steep it, it gives the tea a little flavor-boost

TeaBrat

@Vortegne thanks for the tip!

ScottTeaMan

By worn out, do you mean stale?? I don’t think it would help some of my tea that has gone stale. I would give it a try though.

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Vortegne

If your tea is worn out from sitting in the cupboard, you can always put it in the freezer for a few minutes and then steep it, it gives the tea a little flavor-boost

TeaBrat

@Vortegne thanks for the tip!

ScottTeaMan

By worn out, do you mean stale?? I don’t think it would help some of my tea that has gone stale. I would give it a try though.

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My profile pic is of a pink dahlia at Golden Gate Park.

Hobbies include: tea, making art, animals, vegan things, buddhism, nature, creativity, books, writing, cooking, meditation, yoga.

I am a fan of many different teas but my favorites are blacks and oolongs, chai, also like darjeeling and pu-erh. I’n always learning and expanding my horizons!

Dislikes include: bergamot, jasmine, highly tannic or bitter teas, overly judgmental and bitter people. :)

Live in San Francisco, I’m a SINK (single income, no kids) and love the urban life, but traveling out to the middle of nowhere is always fun too.

I tend to not drink things I know I will hate so a lot of my tea ratings are on the higher side. Here’s my rating system, sorta

95-100 I love this tea and would like to keep it around

94-90 An excellent tea which I may or may not repurchase

89-80 Pretty good, above average

79-70 Acceptable

69-60 Mundane – Will probably drink it if I have it

59-50 Ick

49 and below Nasty

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