drank Black & Blue by 52teas
545 tasting notes

The July TeaLog Catchup !

This is the second ‘catchup sipdown’ for today. This tea was nice but not amazing to me when I first started drinking it. Over the course of the packet, I found myself liking it better and better. Overall, a solid and enjoyable berry tea. And definitely one that benefited from the less time/more tea treatment. Though I had more than a cup of leaf left this last time, used a larger mug and less time, and both steeps came out a bit watery. lol

ETA: Bumping the rating up 4 points to a 74 (middle of my good range) to better reflect my final feelings on this tea.

205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 45 sec

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I’m 33 years old, studying pharmacy, and have a surly cat named Bin. I love tea, coffee, beer, wine, and most things food and beverage related. I also love music, movies, reading, writing, and learning new things.

I’ve drank tea all my life but about five to six years ago, my close friend Spautz got into tea and got me more into tea. I drink black teas and tisanes/herbals most. Since receiving a variable temperature kettle from my parents for Xmas this past year, I’ve been drinking more greens, oolongs, and whites. I’m very very new to puerh. That is, I’ve had only one.

Ratings scale:
90-100 Awesome
80-90 Great
70-80 Good
60-70 Nice
50-60 Decent
40-50 Drinkable
30-40 Meh
0-30 Awful

Would I order this again ranking:
5 – definitely
4 – likely
3 – maybe
2 – neutral
1 – no


Charleston, SC

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