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drank Pink Sonoma by Red Leaf Tea
1993 tasting notes

Sipdown, 222. Cold brewed the rest of my sample of this one.

Iiiiinteresting. It smells like jasmine wine, if such a thing actually existed (now I want such a thing to exist). Taste-wise, it’s kind of surprising… there is almost a savory note to it, like a grassy butteriness from the tea. I may have left this too long in the fridge without straining it, so perhaps that’s why. It kind of takes away from the sightly floral wine flavor, which otherwise is pretty enjoyable. I do still get a sense of crisp, white wine grapes, an alcoholic dryness, and the floral notes of some desserty whites. Bumping my rating a tad because it is definitely better cold, and does a good job with the wine flavor.

Preparation
Iced

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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.

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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.
89-86: 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
85-80: 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.
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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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