Sipdown, 135. Cold brew.

So I had been using some large tea sacs for cold brewing my teas because it makes cleaning up in the morning easier. I got a pack of them in a gift set and I never use them because in hot brews I can taste the paper, but I figured cold brews might work better. I did wonder why it was so hard to get an optimal cold steep on a green tea since I used to get awesome cold steeps on greens back in the day. Then I started running out of the sacs so I started cold steeping with the leaves floating free in the glass again. I would never have thought that the tea sacs would make a difference in the finished product, but somehow the seem to! This cup was green and jasminey and perfect, with no hint of bitterness. Total yum! No more tea sacs for me, in any use.


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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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