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Perfume!!! In a cup!
When I saw other people’s notes about tea tasting perfumey, I didn’t quite get it. All I could picture was flavoured ethanol (never-mind the health implications! ha!)
But then this tea came along… and there it is! perfume. Rosey perfume.
At first, when the cup was hot, it was overwhelming. Almost nauseating. I was plotting ways to get rid of it almost immediately after my first sip. But then the cup cooled somewhat and before I knew it, I’d sipped away at it to the bottom! The floralness had mellowed out quite a bit, so I tried a second steep and ohh yes this was much better. Floral in just the right way. There wasn’t enough “tea” flavour in there for my liking but that’s ok, maybe I will add some after tweaking the settings a bit. Perhaps a 30 second steep would fare better than my initial 2 minutes.

Bonnie

I know what you mean about perfumy. I have this Czar Nikolas Valentine that is really floral almost perfumy that my grandkids and daughter love. It stops short of being too much. Reminds them of elegant modern manor houses and gardens. This type of tea does take you away to another place like a mini vacation doesn’t it.

Indigobloom

Oh for sure, that’s what the best teas will do for ya! :)
I didn’t try this one for the longest time because the Berry White from STE dissapointed me so much. Now I’m glad I did!!

Bonnie

Oh yeh I remember the affair with you and Berry White "Can’t get enough of your love baby! "

Indigobloom

LOLOL!! Oh Bonnie you cracka me uppa :)
actually I tried it iced today and it was drinkable. Much better than hot, which is odd because I don’t typically enjoy iced tea!

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Bonnie

I know what you mean about perfumy. I have this Czar Nikolas Valentine that is really floral almost perfumy that my grandkids and daughter love. It stops short of being too much. Reminds them of elegant modern manor houses and gardens. This type of tea does take you away to another place like a mini vacation doesn’t it.

Indigobloom

Oh for sure, that’s what the best teas will do for ya! :)
I didn’t try this one for the longest time because the Berry White from STE dissapointed me so much. Now I’m glad I did!!

Bonnie

Oh yeh I remember the affair with you and Berry White "Can’t get enough of your love baby! "

Indigobloom

LOLOL!! Oh Bonnie you cracka me uppa :)
actually I tried it iced today and it was drinkable. Much better than hot, which is odd because I don’t typically enjoy iced tea!

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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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