Feel free to add me on Steepster, I’ll probably add you back. :)
I don’t log tea every time I drink it. Tasting notes tend to be about either one style of brewing or a new experience. It is helpful for me to look back on my notes and see what a tea tasted like or which steeping parameter worked best for me. I try to mostly short steep tea unless it only tastes better with a long steep. I’d rather experience what a tea tastes like over 3 or 12 steeps than just 1 to 3 long steeps.
When I write “tsp”, the measurement I use is a regular western teaspoon. Not a tea scoop
How I rate tea:
99-100: Teas that blow my mind! An unforgettable experience. Savoured to the last drop. I felt privileged to drink this.
90-98: Extraordinary, highly recommended, try it and you won’t be disappointed (and if you are, mail me the tea!)
85-89: Wonderful, couldn’t expect more but not a favourite.
80-84: Excellent, a treasured experience but not a favourite.
70-79: Good but could be better. Above average.
60-69: Average, unexceptional, not something I would buy again. Slightly disappointed. I’d rather drink water.
50-0: Varying degrees of sadness
No rating: Mixed feelings, can’t decide whether I like it or not, not enough experience with that sort of tea to rate it. A dramatic change of heart.