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drank Calissons d'Aix by Lupicia
2036 tasting notes

This is the tea I made this morning to follow up my disappointing first tea of the day. This one I did intend to drink with additions, as my main problem with this one is the CTC leaf in the base tea giving it bitterness.

Thankfully, this one is freaking awesome with additions. Even though I knew I would be adding milk and sugar I still only steeped this for 3 minutes because I knew the CTC made it really strong. Mmmm like drinking a melony, nutty confection. I can really get behind this. Yum!

Preparation
Boiling 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.
89-86: 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.
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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