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drank Fruity Ginger by Teaopia
1326 tasting notes

Another tasty fruit tea!! What is happening to me… two months ago, I despised all fruit tisanes!
When I first took a sip it was very mild and watery. But then I added some honey and it all came together for me. I got alot of different flavours here, but there are so many of them that I can’t quite identify them all.
Of course, I could definitely get at the zesty ginger, which played with the pepper a bit. I’ve noticed that tea vendors use those alot together when they want the tea to “pop”. It also seems to tone down the ginger a tad, making it more approachable. i suspect that it was candied ginger too. I like the trend :)
As for the other ingredients, well the tea had a certain tropical air to it… and I think I found the papaya in there, or was that the fig?? hmmm. I need to try it again. With a longer steep time as well. I don’t think the three minutes they use are nearly long enough! who knows, maybe that would have bumped it way up on the rating scale, for me.

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Let’s see… I’m a tea and workout fanatic, I work in HR, and most of my friends consider me to be an egg. White on the outside, Asian on the inside :)
-from philosophy to food, I love it all
Otherwise, what you see is what you get! I can be very straightforward and yet shy.

Also, I’ve started taking tea sommelier classes and it is an absolute blast! Well, so far I’ve only finished the first out of eight courses, but I am really looking forward to the next one.

Anyhow, if your curious as to how I rate things, this is how I work…

0-25
Like eating dirt, or some other unsanitary indelicacy that mentioning in my profile here would likely get me banned.
I don’t think I’ve found cause to banish a tea to the wasteland yet though so who knows what it’d inspire ;P

25-50
You know that expression “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater”? I imagine drinking that water would be terrible enough to warrant this rating!
I’d never make my enemy drink this, but perhaps I’d throw it at them. Good thing I don’t have any enemies!

50-70
This is “tea”?? I tried finishing the cup… but my body rejected it. There may be others who enjoy this tea, but it’s beyond me!

70-80
I tried liking it, and I can almost get there! I certainly don’t hate it, but something is holding me back. Allergies? Men in white suits? who knows… certainly not me!

80-90
Lovely tea! Not my all time fave but close. I likely wouldn’t repurchase, but may decide to based on many factors: price, accessibility, whether it fills a “tea gap”, medicinal applications, and how often I crave it.
Every once in awhile I find the sweet spot that bumps these up to 90+. Those are the days I need to buy a lotto ticket!

90-95
Sweet Camellia! this is realllly good tea! Don’t talk to me until I’ve finished my cup…

95-100
Tea of the gods. I would do anything to get my hands on more of this liquid gold!

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