I represent Verdant Tea (Minneapolis, MN) in the Milwaukee/Chicago areas. Spent a year working with David Duckler, picking his brain and absorbing knowledge…and well, here we are today :)
Anything I rank above an 80 is great tea. It takes a lot for a tea to get above an 80. Anything above a 90 is pretty rare.
The problem is that I have been spoiled by now, so you’ll notice that most of the teas I’ve rated are above an 80 or 90. This is because I’ve tried so many that rank below this region, but have not gone back to review them. Since joining Steepster I have really only spent time drinking really mind blowing tea.
Maybe I’ll get around to ranking some of those teas that I’ve had before that are a little less than exciting.
P.S. If you’re ever in Milwaukee and looking for someone to drink tea with for an afternoon, don’t hesitate to send a message.