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drank Golden Fleece by Verdant Tea
1289 tasting notes

Interesting!! cocoa, malt… and something I can’t quite put my finger on. Carob?
Three steeps and it was still going strong. On the last one I started to get a slight tingle, an inkling of the spice to come should I have the time to do another steep. But… it’s almost bed time so sadly it shall have to wait for another day. Perhaps a Gawain experience? So far, not my fave tea but it is superb and worth the extra expense. No questions about that! in my memory-lapsed brain, it reminds me of Golden Monkey, but then I’d need to do them up side by side to be sure.
Sorry for the short note. I’m pooped after spending the afternoon with the fabulous Kittena and Sil!! (in alpha order only, they are both amazing!)
I came away with just as much tea as I doled out, so sadly my purge tea mission backfired, but then on the plus side… I have more tea to try. yay!!
Rating: 90

Azzrian

And it was all free :) Everyone won on that deal!

Indigobloom

hehe yup!! wish you coulda been there Azzrian

Geoffrey Norman

Everybody raves about this Yunnan Gold. I have yet to sample it.

Indigobloom

pm me your addy, I’ll send ya some! :)

Kittenna

Noooo, pretty sure you gave away more tea!! :P

Indigobloom

LOL not by too much! or as much as I’d hoped anyhow…

Sil

Uh I have a table fll of tea that might say otherwise….

Indigobloom

darn outnumbered! haha

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Azzrian

And it was all free :) Everyone won on that deal!

Indigobloom

hehe yup!! wish you coulda been there Azzrian

Geoffrey Norman

Everybody raves about this Yunnan Gold. I have yet to sample it.

Indigobloom

pm me your addy, I’ll send ya some! :)

Kittenna

Noooo, pretty sure you gave away more tea!! :P

Indigobloom

LOL not by too much! or as much as I’d hoped anyhow…

Sil

Uh I have a table fll of tea that might say otherwise….

Indigobloom

darn outnumbered! haha

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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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