a tea drinking geek librarian
I’ve been into tea, at some level, since college with a first tin of loose tea brought back by my parents from Oxford. My love of tea increased with a visit to Boston and a chance cup at Tealuxe. Since then I’ve only gotten more interested in tea and have developed more of an appreciation for it.
I went on a (near) tea fast in 2009 when I was pregnant, and am only now really reintroducing tea at the levels I was drinking it before. I’ve lost some of my tasting edge, but that just gives me an excuse to drink even more. :)
tea rating guide
100: a perfect cuppa. these are the teas I’ll keep in my cupboard and tend to be one per type of tea.
90-99: will definitely get more of this tea
80-89: likely to get more and perhaps it will become a favorite with time
70-79: very good, depending on my mood or the season
60-69: wouldn’t actively try to get this tea, but also wouldn’t avoid it in a tea shop or restaurant
50-59: run-of-the-mill tea for me
40-49: decent, would hit the spot in some moods, but probably wouldn’t purchase it for my cupboard
30-39: okay, will try again, maybe
20-29: meh. I’d try this tea again if no other were available
10-19: drinkable, but a forced cup
0-9: didn’t even finish the cup