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796 Tasting Notes

Again, I’m loving how pretty these teas are. This one tastes a bit weak, so I’m hoping the second (longer) steep is a bit more flavorful.

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Second steep was for way longer than recommended. Probably about half an hour! I added some agave before even sipping, but after trying it, I don’t think the sweetener was even needed!

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Thumbs up for the display as much as the taste. This is a good cup of black tea, but the thing that sets it apart is the flower. I know my second cup will steep past the point I typically like, but I’m still looking forward to the second cup.

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2nd steep, also for way longer than recommended. Had this cup with agave nectar. Still great!

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I was going through my tea closet, looking for some matcha, and found a few Numi flower teas! I over-steeped this one a bit, (I really liked the look of the flower, so I didn’t want to pour out the water!), but it is still very, very good. I’m having it without any sweetener.

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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


Blacksburg, VA



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