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Sipdown, 162. I used the rest of my sample of this one as a cold brew.

Unsurprisingly, this one was quite good as a cold brew. At the specs I used (about 3tsp, 12oz water, 8 hour steep), it was very light and refreshing, with enough flavor to make for a tasty drink. I found the cold steep with way less vanilla and more florals, but all the notes were there, just subtly interacting. I realized once I was most of the way through my bottle of it that it reminded me strongly of some of the gewurtztraminer white wines I’ve had… rose and jasmine notes, with light citrus and goji berry, which is almost standing in for the grape here. In particular I had a dry gewurtztraminer once and this is very similar, but without any alcohol, obviously. Quite lovely, and definitely an iced tea I’d like to have again. Maybe I’ll eventually pick more of this one up!

CHAroma

Good luck on your sipdown adventure! 162!!! Phew!

Dinosara

Haha, thanks! I’m down 100 teas from where I started at the beginning of the year so I’m feeling pretty good. :D

Sil

I’m so jealous… my tea cupboard envies yours.

Dinosara

Haha Sil… I spent too long with a huge cupboard that never seemed to shrink. I finally feel like I’m getting somewhere. And your cupboard can feel better about itself by looking at Kittena’s :D

CHAroma

LOL! I refer to Kittenna’s cupboard any time my husband gives me a hard time about my stash. ;)

Sil

oh my cupboard ALWAYS feels better looking at Kittenna’s lol I just really want to get down to 150 by november.

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CHAroma

Good luck on your sipdown adventure! 162!!! Phew!

Dinosara

Haha, thanks! I’m down 100 teas from where I started at the beginning of the year so I’m feeling pretty good. :D

Sil

I’m so jealous… my tea cupboard envies yours.

Dinosara

Haha Sil… I spent too long with a huge cupboard that never seemed to shrink. I finally feel like I’m getting somewhere. And your cupboard can feel better about itself by looking at Kittena’s :D

CHAroma

LOL! I refer to Kittenna’s cupboard any time my husband gives me a hard time about my stash. ;)

Sil

oh my cupboard ALWAYS feels better looking at Kittenna’s lol I just really want to get down to 150 by november.

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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: I’m in LOVE with these teas.
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: Tasty teas that I enjoy, but definitely won’t rebuy when I run out.
79-70: Teas that I would probably drink again, but wouldn’t seek out. They don’t quite do it for me in one aspect or another; often just not quite my style
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.

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