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Interesting. Darjeeling meets… Keemum? there is a distinct muscatel note, rising into an astringent note, all hanging in a keemum/hay shadow.
I got three good steeps out of the bag, and my last was the best.
Can’t say I’m in love with it as I prefer my teas a little naturally sweeter/malty but it was an experience worth having. I’m considering picking it up for the travelling tea box I got in the mail today! SQUEEEEE!!!

Kittenna

Sheesh. The employees at my local DT hadn’t even heard of this one. I hate being more knowledgeable (by FAR) than the employees… one new guy there was… clearly new, and knew virtually nothing…

Amariel

Mine didn’t have it either! I was so sad! :(

Indigobloom

Ohmygoodness, I KNOW right?! So many times I’ve gone in and they don’t even know about rinsing or first/second flushes. Le sighs.
Sorry to hear your location doesn’t have it yet :(

Geoffrey Norman

Finally read the tea description. Dang, I was hoping it was a Japanese “kocha”.

Indigobloom

Geoffrey: ahhh sorry bout that! DT brought out a bunch of new teas,might be worth checking out.

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Kittenna

Sheesh. The employees at my local DT hadn’t even heard of this one. I hate being more knowledgeable (by FAR) than the employees… one new guy there was… clearly new, and knew virtually nothing…

Amariel

Mine didn’t have it either! I was so sad! :(

Indigobloom

Ohmygoodness, I KNOW right?! So many times I’ve gone in and they don’t even know about rinsing or first/second flushes. Le sighs.
Sorry to hear your location doesn’t have it yet :(

Geoffrey Norman

Finally read the tea description. Dang, I was hoping it was a Japanese “kocha”.

Indigobloom

Geoffrey: ahhh sorry bout that! DT brought out a bunch of new teas,might be worth checking out.

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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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