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drank Lychee by Harney & Sons
1917 tasting notes

I find myself unexpectedly at home this afternoon, because there was an armed robbery on campus this morning, so they made everyone on campus go home. One of the benefits is that I got to open my package from Harney & Sons that was delivered this morning! It is kind of amazing to get that much tea in one package, because I haven’t made that large of an order in a long time. I am so happy to finally restock some of my favorites. So, what to drink first? You might have thought that with my recent rose fixation I would have gone for Rose Scented first, but I decided to go Lychee. It has natural rosy notes anyway, plus a bit of fruit. Apparently I last had this tea in October of 2011, so it’s been a while coming!

Mm, delish! Lovely lychee and a solid and interesting chinese black tea base. Glad I restocked on this one for sure. Now, with a 4oz tin, I will have enough for a long time (at the rate at which I drink my teas!)

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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I am tea obsessed, with the stash to match. I tend to really enjoy green oolongs, Chinese blacks, and flavored teas with high quality bases, especially florals, bergamot-based teas, and chocolate teas.

In my free time I am a birder, baker, and music/movie/tv addict.

Here are my rating categories, FYI:
100-90: Mind-blowingly good, just right for my palate, and teas that just take me to a happy place.
89-85: I really really like these teas and will keep most of them in the permanent collection, but they’re not quite as spectacular as the top category
84-80: Pretty tasty teas that I enjoy well enough, but definitely won’t rebuy when I run out.
79-70: Teas that I would probably drink again, but only if there were no preferrable options.
69-50: Teas that I don’t really enjoy all that much and wouldn’t drink another cup of.
49 and below: Mega yuck. This tea is just disgusting to me.
Unrated: Usually I feel unqualified to rate these teas because they are types of teas that I tend to not like in general. Sometimes user error or tea brewed under poor conditions.

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Ohio, US

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