drank Black Dragon Pearls by Teavana
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Happy 4th of July… I get to spend it at work, unsurprisingly. But really only because next week I’ll be in Barcelona, so I can’t complain too much.

Mediocre pearls make for a mediocre morning tea… it’s always hard to get through a tea you are not that excited about. Today I thought to brew this one a tiny bit stronger to see if I could bump up the flavor, but it’s still very flat and uninteresting. But now with some more unpleasant tannic notes. Maybe an extra pearl would make a difference; gotta remember to try that next time.

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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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