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drank raspberry black by Golden Mint
1258 tasting notes

I’ve had many tasty teas from Golden Mint. This is not one of them.
Now, I did ask for it cold, as I was parched and wanted something I could down asap, and I got it lightly sweetened. The result? A fake raspberry tasting cold drink. Didn’t taste much like tea to be honest, and reminded me more of berry cough syrup.
That said, I got the impression that it’d do MUCH better served hot, with less sugar. I’ll wait til I try it that way before settling on a rating, though at this time, it would hover somewhere around 63. High-ish points because it really did soothe my poor throat!

Sil

Still haven’t made it here. Their hours are the suck for those of us who work stupid hours lol

Indigobloom

Yeah they do close kinda early! I end up there really randomly. Actually, it isn’t too far, if you go for a walk at lunch, from your building! Maybe 10 min.

Sil

Yah I’ve been thinking about doing that….if I ever get a day that I get lunch.

Sil

Actually we should get together sometime even if its just of lunch to get your teas to you….and I think? Maybe you have some for us? Not sure…totally out of it on my end until I get back to civilization.

Kittenna

Also $$ for me!

Indigobloom

Sil, just take a lunch lol
Yes I have some stuff from the spice n tea exchange!
Kittenna, yup yup!! Dang we need to meet up soon…

Indigobloom

On the plus side, I have a short term contract starting Monday. Working just down the street from you Sil! So hopefully we can meet up!

Sil

Congrats! And that sounds good. I can always pick up kitten as money and etransfer it to her. Need to update/look at the spreadsheet when I get home.

Indigobloom

ohhhhh now I get it. You split up Kitten’as… doi.

Indigobloom

and apparently I mentioned my work thing twice. I get a little woozy on these meds! :D

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Sil

Still haven’t made it here. Their hours are the suck for those of us who work stupid hours lol

Indigobloom

Yeah they do close kinda early! I end up there really randomly. Actually, it isn’t too far, if you go for a walk at lunch, from your building! Maybe 10 min.

Sil

Yah I’ve been thinking about doing that….if I ever get a day that I get lunch.

Sil

Actually we should get together sometime even if its just of lunch to get your teas to you….and I think? Maybe you have some for us? Not sure…totally out of it on my end until I get back to civilization.

Kittenna

Also $$ for me!

Indigobloom

Sil, just take a lunch lol
Yes I have some stuff from the spice n tea exchange!
Kittenna, yup yup!! Dang we need to meet up soon…

Indigobloom

On the plus side, I have a short term contract starting Monday. Working just down the street from you Sil! So hopefully we can meet up!

Sil

Congrats! And that sounds good. I can always pick up kitten as money and etransfer it to her. Need to update/look at the spreadsheet when I get home.

Indigobloom

ohhhhh now I get it. You split up Kitten’as… doi.

Indigobloom

and apparently I mentioned my work thing twice. I get a little woozy on these meds! :D

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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!

Location

Toronto (Mississauga, but I work in TO)

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http://hrslinger.wordpress.com/

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