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Why do I fall in and out of love with Assam’s so quickly?
Every now and then I come across one that makes me go “This is the Assam I’m looking for!” and then the next time I have it… well it just isn’t the same. (Yes I just drew a comparison between droids and tea :P)
Sighs… fickle buds, make up yer mind!
Anyhow, this time around it was great. Malty and light… mallow like even.
Milk and sugar brought it to a magical place. A little weak for my taste. It’d have gotten a much higher rating at full strength!!
NB: It could have also been the fab day I had with a girlfriend. We went paddle-boarding and had a girls afternoon (lunch, tea, beading, and pie!)

Bonnie

I love that…fickle buds! We have that here but being a beer town with a huge Budweizer Plant…uh use your imagination! Whole different meaning.Throw me another can of fickle buds I-Bloom!

Indigobloom

lol are ya feelin a little hoppy ;P

Bonnie

There’s a big thunder and lightening storm and fire and smoke like Speilberg’s doing a movie outside! 9 fires in Colorado! Crazy! It’s been windy and over 100! Nervous? Crazy? Yep!

Indigobloom

ack!! 9 fires?! I have a friend who lives in North Carolina, he says they are having fires as well. Makes me sad to think of all the trees going to waste, and my friends in danger!!

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Bonnie

I love that…fickle buds! We have that here but being a beer town with a huge Budweizer Plant…uh use your imagination! Whole different meaning.Throw me another can of fickle buds I-Bloom!

Indigobloom

lol are ya feelin a little hoppy ;P

Bonnie

There’s a big thunder and lightening storm and fire and smoke like Speilberg’s doing a movie outside! 9 fires in Colorado! Crazy! It’s been windy and over 100! Nervous? Crazy? Yep!

Indigobloom

ack!! 9 fires?! I have a friend who lives in North Carolina, he says they are having fires as well. Makes me sad to think of all the trees going to waste, and my friends in danger!!

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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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Toronto (Mississauga, but I work in TO)

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