drank Pouchong by Forever Tea House
1759 tasting notes

So I had this at a bubble tea shop (sans the tapioca, don’t worry!) but the owner did not tell me the name of the supplier so I’ve simply listed his shop as the company.
Anyhow, the first steep was ok… not something I would have ordered again but still pretty good. It was very buttery, round, with a very faint and mild vegetal aspect.
The second steep was amazing, which I had hoped for! There was a natural sweetness that came out and the thick feeling was gone as well. Very smooth.
It made me sad that there was no time for a third steep. One day when I have a buttload of time(yeah, that will happen! ha) , I’ll go there and drink the afternoon away, likely with another one of his many tea varieties.
As for the rating, I would give the first steep an 83, but the second one gets a 93 so for now, I’ll leave it at 88.
I’m itching to go back now. I have an exam in May to study for, so perhaps in the new year… but that is such a long time to wait!

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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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