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This seems to be my go to tea lately. Funny, when I found the Rose Congou, I thought it was destined to be my tea “home” but for some reason I always end up reaching for this oolong. Lord knows what would happen if I ever found my elusive roasty toasty heaven in a cup! :P
One day, I WILL make it to 7 steeps, it’s a goal of mine.
Oh, something I really love about this one is that even in the second and third steep, it never loses the sweetness. I think maybe in the third it gets a tad weak, but not if I do short steeps. What does the fourth steep door hide hmm? Ahhh, like I said… one day!
Now, off to watch some more mindless television while I take my mind off this incredibly long and awkward week!

Indigobloom

and how is it fair, with this silly toggle system that they have my 90 score, with me as the only “judge” at 68?!?

ashmanra

This has puzzled me with a few teas I rated solo as well!

Indigobloom

agh! what really gets me is the randomness of it, I’ve seen other teas rated at 90 or so, with just one rater, and the toggle system puts it at something entirely arbitrary! if it was consistent I wouldn’t be so perturbed!

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Indigobloom

and how is it fair, with this silly toggle system that they have my 90 score, with me as the only “judge” at 68?!?

ashmanra

This has puzzled me with a few teas I rated solo as well!

Indigobloom

agh! what really gets me is the randomness of it, I’ve seen other teas rated at 90 or so, with just one rater, and the toggle system puts it at something entirely arbitrary! if it was consistent I wouldn’t be so perturbed!

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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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