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Home sick, so my tea stash is limited (most of my tea is at work). Fortunately my symptoms today are mainly sore throat and not much stuffiness, so I can taste fine.

I am not sure what the deal is with this tea. When I tasted it last year at the NY Coffee and Tea festival, I liked it a lot, enough to grab a whole large tin of sachets. But at home I just can’t get back that super creamy, almost caramely flavor, not to mention astringency from the bergamot. It always ends up kind of meh, which is why it is going to take me forever to drink it.

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Ze_Teamaker

They must have added a secret ingredient when you first drank it.

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Ze_Teamaker

They must have added a secret ingredient when you first drank it.

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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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