92

So I’ve been in a tea frenzy lately, trying my best to drink down ALL THE TEA so that I can finally order more. Only, I have SO much that each cuppa drunk depletes the motherload by so little that I feel like a fish trying to drain a river. Someone throw me a life jacket!
and I can’t exactly swap it away because then I’d feel guilty donating old tea!
Anyhow, I had totally forgotten that this was still in my cupboard! wow. Funny what organizing the cupboard does for a tea freak :P
It’s not as fresh now, (obviously) so the “pop” factor is a tad muted. Still a great tea. I’d rate it an 88 the way it is now. Not that much lower than my original 92!

Ninavampi

I undserstand the feeling… I just got out a bunch of my old tea and gave them away. I couldn’t bare the idea of the tea going to waste. I actually had to throw away some of the oldest tea… It was sooooo hard. But, on a positive note, now I get to buy more! : )

ashmanra

Make foot tea! :D

Indigobloom

Ninavampi: It IS hard!!
Actually, I tried some of my old Milima FOP just prior to this Darjeeling and it was so meh that I have no problem throwing it out.
I think I just need a few hrs to sort through it all!
Ashmanra: yummmm, foot tea haha :P

Dylan Oxford

Hahaha, we have a big plastic jar that we put all of our foot tea in! We’ve gotten a little more sensible about our buying choices though, so it’s not growing as much lately :P

Indigobloom

that’s a good idea. trick is to stay on top of it. I suppose it helps having two tea lovers in the house! :)

TeaBrat

Ha! Good luck!

Indigobloom

thx I need it!! LOL
Seriously contemplating a red leaf order now. I want more matcha!!

Bonnie

all you H-biskus haters should have a jar for throwing the bad boys in. Then later, when brewed and cooled they make a good hair rinse or skin spritzer because the H-biskus (you know what I mean) has loads of vitamin C. Add some White Tea and you have an anti-bacterial too.

Indigobloom

what an interesting idea Bonnie. Thanks!!

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Ninavampi

I undserstand the feeling… I just got out a bunch of my old tea and gave them away. I couldn’t bare the idea of the tea going to waste. I actually had to throw away some of the oldest tea… It was sooooo hard. But, on a positive note, now I get to buy more! : )

ashmanra

Make foot tea! :D

Indigobloom

Ninavampi: It IS hard!!
Actually, I tried some of my old Milima FOP just prior to this Darjeeling and it was so meh that I have no problem throwing it out.
I think I just need a few hrs to sort through it all!
Ashmanra: yummmm, foot tea haha :P

Dylan Oxford

Hahaha, we have a big plastic jar that we put all of our foot tea in! We’ve gotten a little more sensible about our buying choices though, so it’s not growing as much lately :P

Indigobloom

that’s a good idea. trick is to stay on top of it. I suppose it helps having two tea lovers in the house! :)

TeaBrat

Ha! Good luck!

Indigobloom

thx I need it!! LOL
Seriously contemplating a red leaf order now. I want more matcha!!

Bonnie

all you H-biskus haters should have a jar for throwing the bad boys in. Then later, when brewed and cooled they make a good hair rinse or skin spritzer because the H-biskus (you know what I mean) has loads of vitamin C. Add some White Tea and you have an anti-bacterial too.

Indigobloom

what an interesting idea Bonnie. Thanks!!

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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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