So I have always only used the cupboard here on Steepster to list teas that I had a significant amount of, generally greater than one ounce. This was good when I did a whole lot of swapping when I didn’t have a lot of tea, because I could always tell the person that I was requesting a swap with that everything in my cupboard had “swappable” amounts in it. Then I was reading some of Sil’s notes about being under 200 teas, etc, and I wondered. How many teas did I actually have? And wouldn’t it be a better way to keep track of all of them than just stuffing them in a sample drawer? So I went through today and logged every single tea in my office, even if there was only a cup left, plus what I could remember from home (but the majority of my tea is at the office, so there will only be a few add-ons). 227 teas! I was afraid it might be worse.

Well, now it’s 226 because I just sipped down this one. I’ve had it for a long time, and as a white tea it is getting on in age. Still delightfully rosey, though. I do like white tea and roses, though I think I like it even better when there is jasmine in the mix, ala the Tea Spot’s Meditative Mind.

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I am tea obsessed, with the stash to match. I tend to really enjoy green oolongs, Chinese blacks, and flavored teas with high quality bases, especially florals, bergamot-based teas, and chocolate teas.

In my free time I am a birder, baker, and music/movie/tv addict.

Here are my rating categories, FYI:
100-90: Mind-blowingly good, just right for my palate, and teas that just take me to a happy place.
89-86: I really really like these teas and will keep most of them in the permanent collection, but they’re not quite as spectacular as the top category
85-80: Pretty tasty teas that I enjoy well enough, but definitely won’t rebuy when I run out.
79-70: Teas that I would probably drink again, but only if there were no preferrable options.
69-50: Teas that I don’t really enjoy all that much and wouldn’t drink another cup of.
49 and below: Mega yuck. This tea is just disgusting to me.
Unrated: Usually I feel unqualified to rate these teas because they are types of teas that I tend to not like in general. Sometimes user error or tea brewed under poor conditions.


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