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drank Kick In the Cup by Red Leaf Tea
1296 tasting notes

Sipdown!!!
Somehow though, watching teas dwindle cup by cup is immensely frustrating. I’m the type that needs to finish things if they are on my plate, asap, for some reason. I’m ocd like that it seems(or rather, in my cupboard) and so when I do actually manage to finish a tea supply, it’s more of a “FINALLY!” than it is an achievement.
So while I really enjoyed this tea, I’m relieved to see it done.
In fact, I’ve been itching to purge my cupboard and just get back to a core tea supply that I can rely on. Is that strange? I really like my variety so it really makes no sense to me. I find it a little contradictory of how I am. Gah!
Anyhow, on my way out the door now, so I’ll finish that thought later

Lindsay

I understand completely.

gmathis

A library of staples—wonderful for the luxury of not having to think about what to steep.l

A menagerie of “goodies”—wonderful for the luxury of getting to experiment with your steeps.

Hard to say whech benefit outweighs the other, eh?

Indigobloom

Thx Lindsay, it’s nice to hear that! :D
Gmathis, seriously!! which is better, and how do you keep them straight? haha

Cavocorax

I like the idea of 15 staples, and maybe 15 sample sizes for variety. And work down from there.

Indigobloom

15 staples sounds about right but I doubt I’d ever get down to that many samples lol

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Lindsay

I understand completely.

gmathis

A library of staples—wonderful for the luxury of not having to think about what to steep.l

A menagerie of “goodies”—wonderful for the luxury of getting to experiment with your steeps.

Hard to say whech benefit outweighs the other, eh?

Indigobloom

Thx Lindsay, it’s nice to hear that! :D
Gmathis, seriously!! which is better, and how do you keep them straight? haha

Cavocorax

I like the idea of 15 staples, and maybe 15 sample sizes for variety. And work down from there.

Indigobloom

15 staples sounds about right but I doubt I’d ever get down to that many samples lol

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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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