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I stopped into Peet’s and got this on my way to work. Not sure if it is EXTRA fancy but it seems to be pretty good. ;-) I’ve definitely had some assams that were maltier and richer than this one but it’s good to know I can get a decent cup of tea when I’m out and about. I am pretty sure I could not drink this one plain. It needed a decent amount of soymilk to make it smooth and mellow out the tang.

Jim Marks

I do wish all tea was on a standardized rating system, and it was not the SFTGFOP system which, let’s face it, barely makes anything vaguely resembling sense. But at least, for the teas to which it is applied, it gives you an objective measure to compare teas. Labels like “extra fancy” sound more like marketing than grading, and yet you see them in frequent use to distinguish leaf qualities — but what does it mean ?

TeaBrat

I truly don’t know. I think it is more of a marketing term to mean “it’s fancier than the less fancy stuff we have.” hee hee.

The Purrfect Cup

I just learned of Peet’s today. There is a tin of it in the office I’m temping in. Of course it is right next to two huge boxes of Lipton tea bag…“sigh”

TeaBrat

Go for the Peet’s! :)

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Jim Marks

I do wish all tea was on a standardized rating system, and it was not the SFTGFOP system which, let’s face it, barely makes anything vaguely resembling sense. But at least, for the teas to which it is applied, it gives you an objective measure to compare teas. Labels like “extra fancy” sound more like marketing than grading, and yet you see them in frequent use to distinguish leaf qualities — but what does it mean ?

TeaBrat

I truly don’t know. I think it is more of a marketing term to mean “it’s fancier than the less fancy stuff we have.” hee hee.

The Purrfect Cup

I just learned of Peet’s today. There is a tin of it in the office I’m temping in. Of course it is right next to two huge boxes of Lipton tea bag…“sigh”

TeaBrat

Go for the Peet’s! :)

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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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