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I got a huge (pound, I think) bag of this through a random sale at Amazon, so 1) there might be a lot more reviews soon, and 2) it might be a little old. I used a heaping teaspoon for 8oz water, and it was just right today. I’ll play with quantities and extra steeps later ;) A nice dark coppery-red color; the flavors are malty, round, and satisfying, with a little bit of chocolate and hazelnut(?) for interest. Drinking this makes me sigh with contentment.

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Some notes on ratings:

I’d have separate rating scales for tea types if that were possible (probably Black, Flavored Black, Darjeeling/Dark Oolong, White/Green/Light Oolong, and Herbal) because the flavors and quality markers are just too different. A flavored black rated 100 isn’t better than every oolong I’ve ever drunk, just delicious for a flavored black.

Ratings are a combination of my enjoyment and the perceived quality – I do often demote teas a few points for artificial flavorings, small quantity of steeps supported, or weakness of flavor (requiring extra leaf).

I pay less attention to the number than the order of my ratings; I don’t necessarily keep a stock of everything rated 80+, but if two breakfast blends are rated 82 and 84 I consistently enjoy the 84 more.

And in case it’s not obvious? I am not an expert. I don’t even know what I like until I taste it sometimes, but I’m ok with that :) I like learning to like new teas, as well as enjoying the comfort of familiar ones.

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