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So I’ve switched gears and am having a cup of this now. 30 second wash, 1/2 teaspoon tea, 4 oz teapot, 2 minutes to start.

It’s good! Not quite as floral (feminine?) as Four Seasons. It strikes me as much more what I expect out of an oolong: roasted, woodsy, strong. It’s a good cup of tea!

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Steep 2: 3 minutes, off boiling water. This is another good cup. Again, roasted and strong!

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Steep 3: 4 minutes, off boiling. I kindof messed up this cup! I poured what I assumed was warmed water from my electric tea kettle over the leaves, only to realize it was fresh from the tap! I poured that off immediately, boiled some water, let it sit about 5 minutes, then used that. And this cup tastes a lot like the first two. So far, for me MPIGM is a consistently good cup, resteep after resteep.

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Steep 2: 3 minutes, off boiling water. This is another good cup. Again, roasted and strong!

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Steep 3: 4 minutes, off boiling. I kindof messed up this cup! I poured what I assumed was warmed water from my electric tea kettle over the leaves, only to realize it was fresh from the tap! I poured that off immediately, boiled some water, let it sit about 5 minutes, then used that. And this cup tastes a lot like the first two. So far, for me MPIGM is a consistently good cup, resteep after resteep.

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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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Blacksburg, VA

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