drank Silver Needle by Adagio Teas
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It feels like I’ve been absent from here for an age, but I don’t think it’s been more than a few days. I just started a new job today, and I’m completely worn out. And then, in the few days before, I was really nervous which was also wearing me out…

Anyway, sipdown (!) on this one. It’s wonderfully spring like, and I’ve been enjoying drinking this at work this week. It’s HOT in my new reception area, and I’ve got no window and only a tiny, feeble fan for company. It’s not even summer yet. On the upside, the temp who’s showing me how to do my new job also drinks loose leaf tea, so we’ve got something in common to start with!

I’ve got a few notes waiting to go on here, so I’ll try and get on that soon. I am so tired, though. Starting a new job is certainly more awful than I remembered!

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congratulations on the new job though! Hopefully it’ll get on to normal sooner rather than later for you


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congratulations on the new job though! Hopefully it’ll get on to normal sooner rather than later for you


Good luck!

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Hi :) I’m Sarah, 29, and I live in Norfolk in the UK. My tea obsession began when a friend introduced me to Teapigs a good few years ago now. Since then, I’ve been insatiable. Steepster introduced me to a world of tea I never knew existed, and my goal is now to TRY ALL THE TEAS. Or most of them, anyway.

I still have a deep rooted (and probably life-long) preference for black tea. My all-time favourite is Assam, but Ceylon and Darjeeling also occupy a place in my heart. Flavoured black tea can be a beautiful thing, and I like a good chai latte in the winter.

I also drink a lot of rooibos/honeybush tea, particularly on an evening. Sometimes they’re the best dessert replacements, too. White teas are a staple in summer — their lightness and delicate nature is something I can always appreciate on a hot day.

I’m still warming up to green teas and oolongs. I don’t think they’ll ever be my favourites, with a few rare exceptions, but I don’t hate them anymore. My experience of these teas is still very much a work-in-progress. I’m also beginning to explore pu’erh, both ripened and raw. That’s my latest challenge!

I’m still searching for the perfect fruit tea. One without hibiscus. That actually tastes of fruit.

You’ve probably had enough of me now, so I’m going to shut up. Needless to say, though, I really love tea. Long may the journey continue!

My rating system:

91-100: The Holy Grail. Flawless teas I will never forget.

81-90: Outstanding. Pretty much perfection, and happiness in a cup.

71-80: Amazing. A tea to savour, and one I’ll keep coming back to.

61-70: Very good. The majority of things are as they should be. A pleasing cup.

51-60: Good. Not outstanding, but has merit.

41-50: Average. It’s not horrible, but I’ve definitely had better. There’s probably still something about it I’m not keen on.

31-40: Almost enjoyable, but something about it is not for me.

11-30: Pretty bad. It probably makes me screw my face up when I take a sip, but it’s not completely undrinkable.

0-10: Ugh. No. Never again. To me, undrinkable.


Norfolk, UK

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