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Slightly smoked citrus = happy dance!

Rabs

Between this and your earlier note I just had to see if I had gotten a sample of this when I ordered more Black Dragon. NO! :( I really should get to my Upton samples so that I can see if there’s another tea that I want to get more of, and then I can order some of this too :)

mpierce87

It is so good. I didn’t think I would enjoy it so much because I’ve been pretty scared of trying anything smoky. This is very lightly smoky, almost just the idea of the taste of smoke, but it is there and I think that it is making me want to try other smoky teas in the future.

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Rabs

Between this and your earlier note I just had to see if I had gotten a sample of this when I ordered more Black Dragon. NO! :( I really should get to my Upton samples so that I can see if there’s another tea that I want to get more of, and then I can order some of this too :)

mpierce87

It is so good. I didn’t think I would enjoy it so much because I’ve been pretty scared of trying anything smoky. This is very lightly smoky, almost just the idea of the taste of smoke, but it is there and I think that it is making me want to try other smoky teas in the future.

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Formally known as mrawlins2

I am a former coffee drinker turned tea lover.

Black tea is probably my favorite type of tea, but I rather enjoy most types… I’m even developing a taste for pu-erh.

Rating Scale:
0-10: This tea is either flavorless or just plain undrinkable. I will avoid these teas in the future.

11-20: I was only able to make it through a few sips before pouring the tea out.

21-30: I may have been able to make it through the first cup but the thought of having another has me cringing.

31-40: Teas in this range are not horrible, but nothing I would seek out in the future.

41-60: Would drink if offered, but would not purchase for myself.

61-70: Okay, nothing special

71-80: Enjoyable, but I have to be in the mood for these. Probably would purchase if I found a really great price.

81-90: Pretty good tea, will probably be one of my favorites.

91-95: These teas are really excellent. I wouldn’t necessarily run out and buy more of these (just because there are so many teas out there that I haven’t tried), but I would miss this tea.

96-99: Terrific, very impressive.

100: This special rating is reserved for teas that are absolutely perfect in my opinion. I will only give out a rating of 100 to one tea per category (Earl Grey, unflavored black, dessert tea, Irish Breakfast, etc). These are teas that I really want to have around.

Perfect Teas so Far:

Earl Grey: Saint Isaac’s Blend (Russian Earl Grey) from Upton

Dessert Tea: Marco Polo from Mariage Freres

Unflavored Black: Emperor’s Red from Premium Steap

Location

Texas

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