Have you ever had a tea you surprised by a tea, and couldn’t decide if you adored or hated it?
When really hot, (as hot as white tea can get anyhow) that is where this cuppa was for me.
The tea itself is beautiful though. Safflower and Marigold petals, and some sort of red petal as well. and maybe fennel? I’d have to take a closer look. The liquor was a pale neon green/yellow.
Sadly, as it cooled, it turned into the soapiest, fake lemon kitchen cleaner concoction I have EVER had.
Wow. It even had that biting zing that soap imparts.
On a positive note, I managed to finish the cup and now have a bit of a tea high. Too much caffeine? ha! go figure. Too bad the gods themselves couldn’t convince me to steep this oddity again.

That said… After my glowing review, would anyone like to try the rest of my sample? it’s not for me, but there must be those out there who would enjoy it :)

Preparation
1 min, 30 sec
TeaBrat

hmmm… tempting but I’ll have to pass. :-P

Indigobloom

lol I don’t blame you!!
lemon cleaner isn’t for everyone :D

TheTeaFairy

I understand where you’re coming from, when I feel undecided about whether I like or dislike a tea, it usually ends up in the «neglected tea basket», a place where unfortunate teas never get to see the light of day ever again… great idea to give them a second life by putting them for adoption! Hope you find a new home for this one :-)

Indigobloom

TeaFairy: exactly!! no sense keeping it around for that day I decide to give it a second chance, cuz it’s never gonna happen in this case haha.

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TeaBrat

hmmm… tempting but I’ll have to pass. :-P

Indigobloom

lol I don’t blame you!!
lemon cleaner isn’t for everyone :D

TheTeaFairy

I understand where you’re coming from, when I feel undecided about whether I like or dislike a tea, it usually ends up in the «neglected tea basket», a place where unfortunate teas never get to see the light of day ever again… great idea to give them a second life by putting them for adoption! Hope you find a new home for this one :-)

Indigobloom

TeaFairy: exactly!! no sense keeping it around for that day I decide to give it a second chance, cuz it’s never gonna happen in this case 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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