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drank Organic Assam by Tea Blendz
1296 tasting notes

Bold. Black. Malty.
Not bad, but certainly not my fave. Loads better than Tims, which is my ultimate test as to whether I’d ever purchase it again.
I love malty teas, but not so much when they are bold. Ugh, I know that isn’t the right word to describe what I mean, but somehow I can’t place the flavour.
I guess it just feels more manly somehow, the way it closes a sip, right before swallowing.
There was a time when I equated malty and bold, but now I think they are different. Definitely not the same! One I like, the other… ehhhh not at all.
Of course, I added milk and sugar as always with an Assam. Which made it easier to gulp it down before hockey practice. Pretty sure that was the only reason I made it through 2.5hrs of drills and the game after.
Will have to remember this place next time I go. Right outside the subway station with a small selection of looseleaf!

Sil

Tell me more…the Internet won’t tell me anything… Who what where?

Indigobloom

Lansdown St.

CHAroma

You play hockey?? Wow! How cool!

Indigobloom

floor hockey. and I am terrible at it lol
but it is fun!

CHAroma

Okay, now I need a definition of floor hockey, LOL!

Bonnie

Fun! Is this the version with brooms?

Indigobloom

CHAroma, it’s organized by the Toronto Sports and Social League. They have them all, soccer, basketball, rowing… you name it!
Ever played street hockey? it’s kinda like that.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floor_hockey

Indigobloom

Bonnie, are you thinking of Lacrosse? it’s a scoop that looks like a broom, kindof.

CHAroma

Ahh, I see. Sounds like fun!!

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Sil

Tell me more…the Internet won’t tell me anything… Who what where?

Indigobloom

Lansdown St.

CHAroma

You play hockey?? Wow! How cool!

Indigobloom

floor hockey. and I am terrible at it lol
but it is fun!

CHAroma

Okay, now I need a definition of floor hockey, LOL!

Bonnie

Fun! Is this the version with brooms?

Indigobloom

CHAroma, it’s organized by the Toronto Sports and Social League. They have them all, soccer, basketball, rowing… you name it!
Ever played street hockey? it’s kinda like that.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floor_hockey

Indigobloom

Bonnie, are you thinking of Lacrosse? it’s a scoop that looks like a broom, kindof.

CHAroma

Ahh, I see. Sounds like fun!!

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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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