Sipdown (Verdant Edition), 223. I thought this was older than it apparently is (~5 months), but it has been store just with the pouch folded over and clipped down and not in an airtight container, so who knows. I also had very little of this, less than even my usual cup size, so I steeped it a bit longer to make up for it.

Unfortunately I had middle eastern food for lunch, which was not unfortunate at the time because it was delicious, but now I have lingering garlic/onion breath so the aftertaste is a bit shot. Oh well. There is still enough of an aftertaste before the onion comes back that I can enjoy the fresh, sugar snap pea crispness of this tea. This cup even has a slight nuttiness toward the end. I do enjoy greens like this, even though my favorite greens tend toward the buttery/nutty end of the spectrum. But this is so fresh and light it is very nice to drink.

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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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