drank Boston Blend by Harney & Sons
2201 tasting notes

Operation drink up old teas! I’ve been doing well with sipdowns (very well, since I’ve cut my cupboard in half since the beginning of the year), and I will still be going after them, but I also realized I need to start really drinking down some of my older teas. Some of those I have only a bit of left, some of those I have a large amount. This is one that I have had for apparently about 2 years now, but I actually got some fresher tea of this about 5 months ago (and it was probably not old when I got it). So I think I have about two ounces of this, an ounce that is ~5 months old and an ounce that is ~2 years old, all mixed together.

Well, it seems to be doing ok. This was super flavorful and rich. Sweet sweet almond, this time it reminded me of an almond cookie. Yum. Plus the tart, juicy cranberry. This really is one of my favorites!

205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

YAY for drinking old teas!

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YAY for drinking old teas!

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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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