796 Tasting Notes

95

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70

I had a cup of this at a baby shower over the weekend. It was less chocolatey than I would have expected, given the name, but still quite good. I bet with creamer and sugar it’d be even better!

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60

I finally got around to another cup of this, and this time brewed it strongly based on my last tasting note. This cuppa wasn’t watery, it was quite definitely a green tea with a slightly earthy taste. I liked it!

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70

Another good cup. Fruity, no need for sweetener. A nice last cup for the afternoon before heading out into the hot.

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85

Again, bought for the cold conference. This makes for a surprisingly good cup of black tea. I always have low hopes for bagged, but this is quite good. I’d recommend it if you’re traveling and don’t want to take all sorts of tea paraphernalia.

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95

You guys! This is amazing tea. It’s bagged. It’s at the grocery. It’s still totally awesome. I was going to a conference where I knew it’d be cold all the time, and I knew they’d have hot water in one of the main rooms I’d be in, so I picked up a few bagged teas to take with me. This was an excellent choice. I think it’d probably be even better with sugar and milk. Decadent indeed.

Kristin

I’ve never seen this in the grocery. sad.

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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

Website

http://laurenpressley.com

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