90
drank Ryokucha by Samovar
158 tasting notes

Already rated this one, so no need to do it again, especially as I’m quite certain that was the longest tasting note I’ve ever written. It’s still delicious. What is particularly nice about this tea is that it contains a good, solid dose of caffeine that can be brewed at 175…which is not a big deal save insofar as sometimes I forget to hike my Zojirushi’s temperature back up to 208 before going to bed so that it’s ready to crank out black tea in the morning, and it’s nice to know that on those occasions that I do so, this will be waiting for me in my cabinet in the morning, ready to kick me into a slightly higher gear.

My cravings for this tea are not constant, I admit, but there are times when nothing else in my cabinet sounds quite as good as this does. Mmm.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec
takgoti

Wait, are ratings being done on an individual log basis now?

I had to click and sate my curiosity. It looks like you deleted the rating for the other log as well. Intentional?

sophistre

Oh, damn. Good catch. Not intentional at all. Strange that it would offer you a fresh slider bar rather than showing you the rating you gave the tea the last time, when you write a new note…or did it do that and I just didn’t notice?…

Obviously I didn’t have enough Ryokucha today!

takgoti

Hahaha! I need to order more Ryokucha…I think that shall happen this week.

Also, I had to fake start + delete a tasting note because I couldn’t remember, but the slider bar does indeed show where your rating is currently when you start a note on a tea you’ve rated before.

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takgoti

Wait, are ratings being done on an individual log basis now?

I had to click and sate my curiosity. It looks like you deleted the rating for the other log as well. Intentional?

sophistre

Oh, damn. Good catch. Not intentional at all. Strange that it would offer you a fresh slider bar rather than showing you the rating you gave the tea the last time, when you write a new note…or did it do that and I just didn’t notice?…

Obviously I didn’t have enough Ryokucha today!

takgoti

Hahaha! I need to order more Ryokucha…I think that shall happen this week.

Also, I had to fake start + delete a tasting note because I couldn’t remember, but the slider bar does indeed show where your rating is currently when you start a note on a tea you’ve rated before.

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Ohhh, I dunno. I like tea but I’m kind of a tea newbie. At this point I can say with authority that I may never be anything else, no matter how many teas I try…there is always something new out there.

I write a lot.

I also play way too many video games.


Ratings! (Bout time, wot?) This is a new arrangement, so…subject to change!

1-10: Not potable. First-sip disasters.

11-30: Intensely unpleasant…won’t catch me finishing the cup.

31-50: I really don’t like it…but maybe somebody else out there would.

51-70: Drinkable, but probably not the first thing I’m going to reach for.

71-90: Pretty good tea, and stuff that there’s a good chance I’ll have on-hand. Will do in a pinch at the low end, all the way up to regular visitors to my infuser on the high end.

91-100: Teas I really do not want to be without.

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