If I were to try this loose leaf version for the very first time today I would probably give it an 83 or so but it is my comfort tea so the high rating stands.
Today I poured it into my new double walled ceramic travel cup from Starbucks. It did not suck the flavor out of the cup like our plastic lined cups. It smelled like tea. It tasted like tea, and the ceramic felt good on the lips. The near boiling water made the rim very hot at first. Once it was cool enough to the touch, the tea was also cooled enough to drink comfortably. It fit securely in the cup holder of my car. I think I will like this cup. It did justice to my comfort tea.