Mmmmmmmm this was just what I wanted. Ya know when you crave something very particular, and then manage to fill that want with the perfect thing? well, this was one of those times. The brewing circumstances turned out to be ideal as well. I will have to remember: 1.5-1.7 tsp(extra large mug), 5 min steep, boiling water. Perfection!!
I think my beloved Lover’s Leap could have done a better job… the only thing missing was that extra complexity I search for. No matter, I so badly wanted a bold, malty tea with milk! The last few days it’s been missing from my diet so it was becoming an issue. It was all I could think about! haha.
Anyhow, this rating is artificially high(previously an 86), but I’m ok with that. I feel that tomorrow will be a Marco Polo day though, if I’m home that is :)
Sidenote: does it annoy anyone else that when you create a second tea review and change your initial rating, it does the same to your earlier review as well? I know I am!! (annoyed)

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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!


Toronto (Mississauga, but I work in TO)



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