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drank Assam Banaspaty by Teaopia
1292 tasting notes

Seriously!!! this tea was so good at one point. What happened? you poor little assam, did some horse trample your delicate leaves and trail it’s waste all through your fields??
I gave this one last chance… loaded it up with agave and milk… and even then it was just “ok”.
Lowering the rating here pains me, but it must be done. So… Why do I feel like a parent scolding her children? and why do I feel so guilty for it?
Because I’m so dissapointed by the lack of depth, maltiness, and general dusty flavour, when I know it has such potential? or maybe because the DT version is loads better?
Gah! I’m done with you Assam Banaspaty. You may be drinkable, but not in comparison to so many other teas.

MaddHatter

Yikes that bad? I am sorry to hear that.

Indigobloom

It wouldn’t be so bad if it hadn’t been so good at one point, but nothing can be good all the time I suppose. I’ll try this again next year when the new batches are in :)

MaddHatter

fingers crossed!

Indigobloom

hehe yes!!
or I could simply go to teaopia’s competition :P

ashmanra

I know there was an Assam that Bliss rated once as nearly perfect, and months later tried it again and it was awful. Maybe it is a peculiarity of Assams.

Indigobloom

oooOOooo?? that IS odd. I’ve noticed that with other black teas but not so drastic.

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MaddHatter

Yikes that bad? I am sorry to hear that.

Indigobloom

It wouldn’t be so bad if it hadn’t been so good at one point, but nothing can be good all the time I suppose. I’ll try this again next year when the new batches are in :)

MaddHatter

fingers crossed!

Indigobloom

hehe yes!!
or I could simply go to teaopia’s competition :P

ashmanra

I know there was an Assam that Bliss rated once as nearly perfect, and months later tried it again and it was awful. Maybe it is a peculiarity of Assams.

Indigobloom

oooOOooo?? that IS odd. I’ve noticed that with other black teas but not so drastic.

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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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