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Sipdown, 240. I sneakily got rid of a partial sample that was not worth saving, so I dropped one more tea in the interim. This is an old sample and probably not enough leaf for the cup, but I am steeping it longer to make up for it.

Hmm, not the black tea for me this morning. Floral, definitely, which usually would be a good thing for me but they are just not working for me here. Almost perfumy. There are aspects that I do enjoy, like it seems to have a hint of chocolate under everything, and toward the end of the sip it seems to meld and form a pleasant taste, but at the beginning those perfume notes are so strong that it puts me off it a bit.

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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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