I’m a California girl temporarily located in Boston for school (I miss sunshine!). I only recently got into teas because I’ve never really liked coffee (too bitter), but I have been a daily barley tea drinker since I was little.
Through some timid tastings and exploring, I so far like:
-Japanese green teas (genmaicha, hojicha, sencha, etc)
-Oolongs! Especially more roasty/darker ones
-Fruity teas (peach, apple, strawberry, other berries)
I’m trying to sample more straight teas and have been having mixed results so far. Thank goodness for sample sizes!
My tentative rating system:
90-100: Woohoo! I’m loving it, and I’m definitely restocking when I get the chance and/or crying when I’m out.
80-90: Yum! I’ll try to restock if it fits in my budget when I run out.
70-80: Probably would not buy again, but it was nice enough to finish the cup.
50-70: Would not choose this tea for myself if given the situation, but would not reject it if someone offered it to me and would gulp down politely.
50 or less: Nope. Don’t care to taste that tea again, sorry!