I got a cup of this to go at a tea shop near where I live. They told me they source their black teas from a wholesaler, and this tea on Steepster was the one whose manufacturer/vendor most closely matches the name of the wholesaler the tea shop mentioned.

Anyway, assuming this is the right tea, I quite enjoyed it. The blend was very mild and there was no astringency. The apple and fig notes were distinct, but well blended, with the depth and body of the fig giving way to the brightness and sparkle of the apple at the end of the sip. Nice clear amber liquor as well.

The next time I go back to that tea shop (Jazzberry Tea House), I’ll buy some of this, as well as some of their other loose-leaf blends.

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Updated March 2016:

I’m a writer and editor who’s fallen in love with loose-leaf tea. I’ve also set up a site for tea reviews at http://www.booksandtea.ca – an excellent excuse to keep on buying and trying new blends. There will always be more to discover!

In the meantime, since joining Steepster in January 2014, I’ve gotten a pretty good handle on my likes and dislikes

Likes: Raw/Sheng pu’erh, sobacha, fruit flavours, masala chais, jasmine, mint, citrus, ginger, Ceylons, Chinese blacks, rooibos.

Dislikes (or at least generally disinclined towards): Hibiscus, rosehip, chamomile, licorice, lavender, really vegetal green teas, shu/ripe pu’erh.

Things I generally decide on a case-by-case basis: Oolong, white teas.

Still need to do my research on: matcha

I rarely score teas anymore, but if I do, here’s the system I follow:

100-85: A winner!
84-70: Pretty good. This is a nice, everyday kind of tea.
69-60: Decent, but not up to snuff.
59-50: Not great. Better treated as an experiment.
49-0: I didn’t like this, and I’m going to avoid it in the future. Blech.


Toronto, ON, Canada



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