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Yay! I finally tried a cup of this today when visiting my friend Kate. It was Fabulous! However, drinking this tea just made me want to get it for my own cupboard, so that I could try it with different steeping parameters and add ins…. so now the big question is: should the next order be from Mariage Freres or from Samovar?!

Erin

My vote goes to Samovar! But then again, I’ve never tried Mariage Freres.

laurenpressley

Between your recommendation and today’s Steepster Select, I’m going with Samovar for this order, and MF for the next one. :)

takgoti

Yay Samovar!

laurenpressley

it’s heeeeeeeere!

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Erin

My vote goes to Samovar! But then again, I’ve never tried Mariage Freres.

laurenpressley

Between your recommendation and today’s Steepster Select, I’m going with Samovar for this order, and MF for the next one. :)

takgoti

Yay Samovar!

laurenpressley

it’s heeeeeeeere!

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a tea drinking librarian
& a reading, yoga practicing, mommy

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.

tea rating guide
(updated 12/2010)

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

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