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This is from Ricky’s Darjeeling package! With 1/2tsp in the 3.5oz pot, this brews up a bright golden orange color. It smells fruity, and sharp, and little spicy. The taste is light and fruity, light enough that I’m not sure I’d call this a “Breakfast” tea. There is a touch of astringency, not overpowering, but enough that I wouldn’t want to steep this longer or stronger. Overall: very pleasant. All the flavor characteristics I hear Darjeelings are supposed to have without mouth-drying bitterness

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Ricky

I’m glad you like it. I saved enough for one cup if I ever felt daring to try it again. Maybe I’ll like it this time around, but I’m not so sure. I’m glad it’s found a new home!

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Ricky

I’m glad you like it. I saved enough for one cup if I ever felt daring to try it again. Maybe I’ll like it this time around, but I’m not so sure. I’m glad it’s found a new home!

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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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