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Sipdoooooown! 148. This is a triumphant one because it was old, I had a lot of this tea, and it was one I never thought I’d finish. But it’s gone! I have been cold steeping it since I started getting extra sensative to the bitter notes of its lowish-quality base. Cold steeped it was nice, creamy and floral without too much of any one flavor. Next!

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Anna

I definitely experience a sense of achievement when I finish a tea.

Dinosara

Yes, particularly when it is an old tea that you started out with a lot of. Victory!

Anna

It was a nice coincidence, by the way – I rated Vanilla Orchid by DT today, and read your review after doing so – I think it’s this tea you’re referring to. I felt very up-to-date in terms of your tea cupboard, haha.

Dinosara

Close, but not quite! This is actually a black tea blend from a local tea company. Although I did notice the vanilla-orchid theme today :D

Anna

Oh, you and your vanilla orchid abundance! :P

By the way, I have a new Dammann stash – you’re the only one to review a bunch of those, and I added a few new ones; totally excited about trying them – I rarely see you give such high grades, and as you know I tend to trust your judgment.

Dinosara

Awesome! I can’t wait to see your notes. I love the blend Dammann uses for their flavored black teas, so that explains my love for many of their blends. Also I just love the way they combine flavors!

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Anna

I definitely experience a sense of achievement when I finish a tea.

Dinosara

Yes, particularly when it is an old tea that you started out with a lot of. Victory!

Anna

It was a nice coincidence, by the way – I rated Vanilla Orchid by DT today, and read your review after doing so – I think it’s this tea you’re referring to. I felt very up-to-date in terms of your tea cupboard, haha.

Dinosara

Close, but not quite! This is actually a black tea blend from a local tea company. Although I did notice the vanilla-orchid theme today :D

Anna

Oh, you and your vanilla orchid abundance! :P

By the way, I have a new Dammann stash – you’re the only one to review a bunch of those, and I added a few new ones; totally excited about trying them – I rarely see you give such high grades, and as you know I tend to trust your judgment.

Dinosara

Awesome! I can’t wait to see your notes. I love the blend Dammann uses for their flavored black teas, so that explains my love for many of their blends. Also I just love the way they combine flavors!

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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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