drank Macabeo by ESP Emporium
2189 tasting notes

Guess I’m in a green tea mood today! When I first open the bag of this tea the aroma is so powerful; it’s smells sweet and sour/tart, like a sour candy. The dried tea itself is gorgeous: big whole flowers spread liberally all through it. Brewed up, the scent is less powerfully tart, but it still is very fruity, and the taste preserves that. I’m thinking sour cherry is a good way to describe this one? There’s something almost medicinal about the flavor which is offputting. I thought I remembered liking this one better the first time I had it. I don’t really taste the flavor of the green or white teas much.

170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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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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