85

Oh dear, this was a sipdown and my previous note is gone!!
That’s fine. Today has been a very mixed day. On one hand, I got some stuff done, that really needed to be done, but then it’s also been a no good icky bad frustrating day.
So I’m not too bothered by the sipdown sans note. Actually, I seem to recall that this was a sample I either shared or inherited, but now I have no idea who to thank! Though it’s probably Sil since I see ya did review it awhile back. Or maybe Kittenna?
The tea itself was quite lovely. The puerh mixed quite nicely with the spices, and lent a nice hint of cocoa to pair with the spices. I had it without sugar or milk.
No one spice stood out too much, and it was not overly spicy. For me to not have any complaints, well that is rare! where chai is concerned heh.
In fact, this is one that I would consider ordering again. I bet it would travel well in a tumbler.

Amariel

I might get some of this with CrowKette…we are putting together a group DT list and this is one I picked to try.

Anna

Hehehe. CrowKette. CROQUETTE!

Anna

Also, I need to admit, tumblr has ruined me. Every time I read the word ‘tumbler’, I flinch, because someone spelled tumblr wrong.

Amariel

Err, it should be crowkettle. My typo

Anna

Yes, but it was the best typo! Croquettes = NOM.

Indigobloom

Amariel, I recommend it for sure! Maybe not for an every day tea though.

Indigobloom

Anna, I know croquettes as breaded crepes filled with shredded mushroom, but then I believe that is a Polish tradition. They are my favourite!! (even though mushrooms do a number on my tummy)

Anna

Indigobloom – yes, my friend (Polish friend) got REALLY UPSET one day in school (French school) somewhere around third grade, because she refused to accept they could be anything other than those pancakes.

In fact, they’re incredibly versatile little suckers! Look: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croquette

Indigobloom

Awesome! Now I want to try them ALL haha. Suddenly feeling hungry…

Anna

Croquette tourism. It’s a thing.

Indigobloom

Ha!! Soon enough there will be a website devoted to reviews. It shall be called Croquetster.

Anna

LOL. Croquetster SELECT was never really a hit, for some reason.

Indigobloom

HAHA
No, somehow the croquettes didn’t travel so well in the mail

Anna

Hehehe.

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Amariel

I might get some of this with CrowKette…we are putting together a group DT list and this is one I picked to try.

Anna

Hehehe. CrowKette. CROQUETTE!

Anna

Also, I need to admit, tumblr has ruined me. Every time I read the word ‘tumbler’, I flinch, because someone spelled tumblr wrong.

Amariel

Err, it should be crowkettle. My typo

Anna

Yes, but it was the best typo! Croquettes = NOM.

Indigobloom

Amariel, I recommend it for sure! Maybe not for an every day tea though.

Indigobloom

Anna, I know croquettes as breaded crepes filled with shredded mushroom, but then I believe that is a Polish tradition. They are my favourite!! (even though mushrooms do a number on my tummy)

Anna

Indigobloom – yes, my friend (Polish friend) got REALLY UPSET one day in school (French school) somewhere around third grade, because she refused to accept they could be anything other than those pancakes.

In fact, they’re incredibly versatile little suckers! Look: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croquette

Indigobloom

Awesome! Now I want to try them ALL haha. Suddenly feeling hungry…

Anna

Croquette tourism. It’s a thing.

Indigobloom

Ha!! Soon enough there will be a website devoted to reviews. It shall be called Croquetster.

Anna

LOL. Croquetster SELECT was never really a hit, for some reason.

Indigobloom

HAHA
No, somehow the croquettes didn’t travel so well in the mail

Anna

Hehehe.

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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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