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796 Tasting Notes


first cup of the day. experimenting with strainers to see if I can get away with something more permanent than the paper ones.

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With soymilk. It’s my favorite Starbucks drink.

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Used my last paper filter to get a cup of this. Just what I needed. Now I need new filters!

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making a cup now to take with me to a meeting.

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This was the first loose leaf tea I ever loved, and it’s still a favorite today. Had this morning without sugar.

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Traditionally, without sugar, mostly because it’s so late.

This tea was a gift from my inlaws. Very fun gift, it’s a tea I probably wouldn’t have tried otherwise, but really enjoy!

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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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