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Another one of the teas I got from the inventory oops event, I’d have to say this was a good choice, I like my fruity teas. :)

Unlike the Partridgeberry in a Pear tea, this one actually smells like apricot, so yay again a little on the sweet side but at least the smell is right. What I am abit confused about with this one, is why there is white, green and oolong in here. Clearly we would never be able to taste the white tea right? That happens to just be the problem here, steeping this one, I can’t taste much tea flavour at all, it’s just apricot.. and well.. nothing. Doesn’t taste bad though but i would imagine a straight up oolong apricot tea would have been a better choice here; other than that, happy it actually tastes like apricots!

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205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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Stopped drinking water, switched to tea. =)
(ok, this is a lie but still :) )

How I rate teas is pretty simple, different teas have different expectations based on quality and price. I’ll rate a tea based on how good it is for its category/price point. I think i rate pretty fairly, I’m not afraid to give a bad score to a bad tea, and it’s relatively hard to get perfect score (partially because i believe there are only so many that can attain such a title)

I like oolong/green teas the most
black, white, tisanes to a lesser part.

I re-steep EVERYTHING, as that’s how I’ve learned from my parents. Blacks teas normally to a max of two times.

I like it when the tea actually looks of quality (eg. whole unbruised leaves). I hate it when i get a tea, and half of it is cut up stems of the plant… give me leaves!

I drink all my teas black and occasionally with sweetener. I do drink coffee too, and love espressos and cappuccinos. Yup, I do my coffee black too. Guess, it is to say I like strong flavours.
My current way of steeping tea, is my french press which i just got a month ago. I love it (well maybe not my cheapy one; looking to get a bodum one day). I used to just dump leaves at the bottom of my cup..

Ok. Rating meanings…

0-49: Various degrees of suck. Either terrible value or just not good.
50-59: It’s drinkable. I’ll finish my cup.
60-69: Not bad… but not good.
70-79: okay to drink, nothing too special, will not be a re-buy.
80-89: Enjoyable cups.
90-99: Worth holding on to.
100: Um.. I’ll tell you when I get here.

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University student, photographer, bartender..

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