100

First time back with this tea in a while, after pushing a lot of alishan (opened several bags to do a comparative tasting a while back and was dutifully trying to finish them off before returning to the other greener oolongs). I really packed the gaiwan. Mmm….so floral and rich and sweet. I adore the spiciness of the Alishans, but my heart belongs to TGY!

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deftea

I don’t think you can have 100. Hey, you all, can she have 100?
That would be, like, PERFECT tea! Is that possible?
I’m just sayin.

Matti Kalliokorpi

Yeah, i thought the same. But you know, i’ve had some ‘perfect’ cups, even from mediocre tea! The perfect cup is more than just the tea that goes into infusing it. It’s everything that lead up to it, the whole context and the things that followed. Perhaps this time she was rating the entire experience instead of the tea :-) Though i’m sure the tea wasn’t mediocre either.

deftea

Yeah, that’s a good reason we shouldn’t shy away from rating the same tea more than once.

Jesse Örö

I would feel bad rating an experience. And as tea is so closely tied to the moment, so I have stopped giving points here.

teaddict

It was a perfect tea—at that moment, I couldn’t imagine better.

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deftea

I don’t think you can have 100. Hey, you all, can she have 100?
That would be, like, PERFECT tea! Is that possible?
I’m just sayin.

Matti Kalliokorpi

Yeah, i thought the same. But you know, i’ve had some ‘perfect’ cups, even from mediocre tea! The perfect cup is more than just the tea that goes into infusing it. It’s everything that lead up to it, the whole context and the things that followed. Perhaps this time she was rating the entire experience instead of the tea :-) Though i’m sure the tea wasn’t mediocre either.

deftea

Yeah, that’s a good reason we shouldn’t shy away from rating the same tea more than once.

Jesse Örö

I would feel bad rating an experience. And as tea is so closely tied to the moment, so I have stopped giving points here.

teaddict

It was a perfect tea—at that moment, I couldn’t imagine better.

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I’ve been drinking tea for 30 years, but only bought 2 brands of 2 different teas for most of that time. It took me almost 30 years to discover sencha, puerh, and green oolongs. Now I am making up for lost time.

I try to log most of my teas at least once, but then get lazy and stop recording, so # times logged should not be considered as a marker of how much a particular tea is drunk or enjoyed.

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