How is it possible that I’ve never posted a review for this!? no way, this has got to be one of those that were lost in server upgrades.
I’ve had it for so long…
Anyhow, whites scare me lately. I always worry that a jasmine note will pop up and turn me off, as it tends to do every now and again. A few times it’s happened in teas that I previously loved! and those whose reviews/descriptions make no mention of Jasmine anywhere.
but today, in an effort to purge some of my tea I thought it should get used up a little (still a few pots left- well, it IS old tea)
Luckily, in this first steep there some deep and rounded floral notes, along with that refreshing delicate note I so love. Naturally sweet yet tart, it requires no additions whatsoever. Reminds me of spring. and rhubarb for some reason. Very tasty. I can’t wait to have my second cup!

Wowsa, I just realized… I’ve made 8 different tea beverages today!! (counting those I brewed for family)
Granted, two of those are in the fridge for tomorrow, but still, I believe that is a record for me. Woohoo!

rating: 93

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Let’s see… I’m a tea and workout fanatic, I work in HR, and most of my friends consider me to be an egg. White on the outside, Asian on the inside :)
-from philosophy to food, I love it all
Otherwise, what you see is what you get! I can be very straightforward and yet shy.

Also, I’ve started taking tea sommelier classes and it is an absolute blast! Well, so far I’ve only finished the first out of eight courses, but I am really looking forward to the next one.

Anyhow, if your curious as to how I rate things, this is how I work…

Like eating dirt, or some other unsanitary indelicacy that mentioning in my profile here would likely get me banned.
I don’t think I’ve found cause to banish a tea to the wasteland yet though so who knows what it’d inspire ;P

You know that expression “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater”? I imagine drinking that water would be terrible enough to warrant this rating!
I’d never make my enemy drink this, but perhaps I’d throw it at them. Good thing I don’t have any enemies!

This is “tea”?? I tried finishing the cup… but my body rejected it. There may be others who enjoy this tea, but it’s beyond me!

I tried liking it, and I can almost get there! I certainly don’t hate it, but something is holding me back. Allergies? Men in white suits? who knows… certainly not me!

Lovely tea! Not my all time fave but close. I likely wouldn’t repurchase, but may decide to based on many factors: price, accessibility, whether it fills a “tea gap”, medicinal applications, and how often I crave it.
Every once in awhile I find the sweet spot that bumps these up to 90+. Those are the days I need to buy a lotto ticket!

Sweet Camellia! this is realllly good tea! Don’t talk to me until I’ve finished my cup…

Tea of the gods. I would do anything to get my hands on more of this liquid gold!


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