Sipdown, 194. I wasn’t too interested in sipping this one down because I didn’t have great experiences with it, but then I decided to just go for it anyway. It had one serving left, it’s a sipdown, whcih feels good no matter what. I threw in a pinch of Harney’s Rose Scented because I figured that would make everything better. :)

Just like last time, I read my previous tasting notes just in time. Last time it was still bitter after dropping the steep temp a bit, so this time I saw that just in time to pull the leaves a minute earlier than I was intending. It worked pretty well. No bitterness, just black tea. Also, Rose Scented is potent! The little pinch I put in there was enough to make this quite a rosey cup. Now I know what to add to any tea if I want to pump up the rose flavor.

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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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