Sipdown, 243 (back log). Those of you who have taken notice of my tea numbers will notice that this is a sipdown but my tea numbers have gone up by three! Well I got Nina’s samples and a swap in the mail, so my total number has once again risen.

I may have over-leafed my travel mug a touch, as this was a tiny bit bitter, but holy crap did it smell intensely like cinnamon brownies. The hint of bitterness made the overall sip taste like unsweetened chocolate, like you were making brownies and forgot the sugar. I bet brewed strong like this, with the addition of sugar, this would be so decadent.

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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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