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drank Blooming Tiger by Teavana
53 tasting notes

This was the first blooming tea I had tried and I was hooked. I’m the primary tea drinker in my household, so I often find myself steeping one blossom in my 16 oz. tumbler and re-steeping, though it’s done just as well in my 32 oz. pitcher with one steep. Also does well iced! A longer steep will get a stronger, sweeter flavor, though it can get a slight bitter aftertaste if you leave the bloom to steep for an hour or more. It’s best to remove the bloom and store it in a small zip-loc in the refrigerator if you plan to use it for multiple steeps. Also of note: Teavana has switched to offering peach and strawberry-infused blooming teas for sale in their stores and online. Blooming Tiger is a floral/jasmine white tea, and you may not be able to walk in or purchase it online at present. Unclear if it’s seasonal or if this is a permanent switch.

Batrachoid

Huh, I’ve never tried to ice a blooming tea before. That’d be a nice sight every time one opens the fridge. “Yuck, this needs a ton of mustard, hey there Blooming Tiger! Nice to know that I have something delicious waiting here!”

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Batrachoid

Huh, I’ve never tried to ice a blooming tea before. That’d be a nice sight every time one opens the fridge. “Yuck, this needs a ton of mustard, hey there Blooming Tiger! Nice to know that I have something delicious waiting here!”

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Still fairly new to the life-long process of learning and appreciating tea. Got into loose leaf a number of years ago after health concerns cut soda and sugared drinks from my repertoire. I’ve been blogging about and exploring tea more in-depth for the past several years and I just plain enjoy it. I keep an eye out for French tea trends as well, so if you parlez, bienvenue!

My ratings tend to fall into these categories:

I don’t bother discussing teas that I wouldn’t recommend to other folks on some level. Not worth drinking, not worth wasting time, so you won’t see many yellow light scores from me. I will, however, post if a tea is marketed as something it’s not. There are a couple of examples in my tea log.

50-70’s : Fair. Either a quality or grade issue or perhaps not suited to my personal preference. Wouldn’t turn it down if it were a gift, but wouldn’t purchase it for myself.

80’s: Good teas. Enjoyable and well-crafted, but maybe some slight room for improvement or maybe a notch below another of the same type that I’ve tried. Would buy again if the price were reasonable.

90’s: Excellent teas. My personal favorites that I’ve fallen in love with and have been surprised by.

I don’t know that I’ve ever rated a 100, which is why the 80’s and 90’s are more representative of the teas I like and would recommend. A 96 is just about perfect.

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