This sample came in my latest RtR order along with a bunch of other samples.

I haven’t had fantastic experiences with any green darjeelings so far, but the description of this just sounded so nice, I thought I would give it a try, AND I need to feel perky because I am going out for dinner and to hear some music later.

So this was steeped for 3 minutes at 180 F and at first I did not taste much, but now that my cup is cooling down a bit I am getting some very unique flavors here. It’s vegetal but definitely a PUMPKIN note, wow! This is pretty neat. I also get some nuttiness here and a touch of sweet honey notes. For a green tea this is pretty far out, I almost wish I had gotten more but it isn’t cheap.

Glad I got to try this one, it’s enjoyable!

180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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I am a fan of many different teas but my favorites are blacks and oolongs, chai, also like darjeeling and pu-erh. I’n always learning and expanding my horizons!

Dislikes include: bergamot, jasmine, highly tannic or bitter teas, overly judgmental and bitter people. :)

Live in San Francisco, I’m a SINK (single income, no kids) and love the urban life, but traveling out to the middle of nowhere is always fun too.

I tend to not drink things I know I will hate so a lot of my tea ratings are on the higher side. Here’s my rating system, sorta

95-100 I love this tea and would like to keep it around

94-90 An excellent tea which I may or may not repurchase

89-80 Pretty good, above average

79-70 Acceptable

69-60 Mundane – Will probably drink it if I have it

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