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Note to self: this tea does not age well for the second steep. When fresh, you can go on for three or four infusions. But… after you’ve had it for awhile, the second brew has notes of stinky sock :(
Ah well, that first cup was bliss!! So sweet and creamy. Mmmmmm

gmathis

Well, if Jelly Bellies can have booger flavored jelly beans, surely there’s a market for stinky sock tea? ;)

Veronica

I just had the funniest vision of preteen boys daring each other to drink an entire mug of stinky sock tea. :)

Indigobloom

Gmathis, LOL I don’t doubt that! as long as they letave booger tea out of the equation :P
Terri, I second your :)!!!
Veronica, bahahahaha yeah that is totally something my cousins would have done. Reminds me of my nephews facial expression when I made him try bubbltea!

TeaBrat

I love their tins!

Indigobloom

I know right?! I feel like I’m in a European soap shop just looking at their website. sighs

gmathis

European soap shop…oooooh…..Calgon take me away!!!

Indigobloom

LOL!! Is Calgon European? I had no idea

seule771

I have not had oolong in a long while. The one I finished was Twinnings actually (China Oolong Tea)tea bags might work best in this case.

I had similar experience when I tried to steep floral herbs in a jar and left it for nearly a week…surely it seem the thing to do; yet not. I swear when I open the jar there was this poof noise and it all looked slimy and I wondered about tasting the concoction. Please ask what is wrong with this person? I am not employed.; no tea was in jar for more than a week and in a dark corner. It was a lovely red …this was my Nettle Leaf Tea. Oh well, I was sharing of sort. Take care.

Indigobloom

Seule, are you an Oolong fan?
Florals are a tricky thing to brew. I tried cold brewing chamomile once and that was not fun haha. But you never learn unless you experiment. I think that is half the fun :)

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gmathis

Well, if Jelly Bellies can have booger flavored jelly beans, surely there’s a market for stinky sock tea? ;)

Veronica

I just had the funniest vision of preteen boys daring each other to drink an entire mug of stinky sock tea. :)

Indigobloom

Gmathis, LOL I don’t doubt that! as long as they letave booger tea out of the equation :P
Terri, I second your :)!!!
Veronica, bahahahaha yeah that is totally something my cousins would have done. Reminds me of my nephews facial expression when I made him try bubbltea!

TeaBrat

I love their tins!

Indigobloom

I know right?! I feel like I’m in a European soap shop just looking at their website. sighs

gmathis

European soap shop…oooooh…..Calgon take me away!!!

Indigobloom

LOL!! Is Calgon European? I had no idea

seule771

I have not had oolong in a long while. The one I finished was Twinnings actually (China Oolong Tea)tea bags might work best in this case.

I had similar experience when I tried to steep floral herbs in a jar and left it for nearly a week…surely it seem the thing to do; yet not. I swear when I open the jar there was this poof noise and it all looked slimy and I wondered about tasting the concoction. Please ask what is wrong with this person? I am not employed.; no tea was in jar for more than a week and in a dark corner. It was a lovely red …this was my Nettle Leaf Tea. Oh well, I was sharing of sort. Take care.

Indigobloom

Seule, are you an Oolong fan?
Florals are a tricky thing to brew. I tried cold brewing chamomile once and that was not fun haha. But you never learn unless you experiment. I think that is half the 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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