Meh. I mean, compared to the other samples, this was meh. With my faulty taste buds anyhow. I tasted raisin, the kind that I get now when I have a tea that is supposed to be malty so I suspect that there would be some malt in there!
the second steep was better, less raisiny and more sweet. The third steep was a little abrasive and I got swamped with work so ended up not going for another.
Will definitely give this one another try when I’m back to normal :)

Well, I am off with a girlfriend this weekend! shopping trip!!! :P
which also means no internet. See y’all next week!

Ahh!! I swear I didn’t touch the ratings bar… but it showed up at 54 and I thought, well I can’t leave it like that, so I deleted the post and replaced it with a new one… but apparently the server has a memory so it placed the rating back at 54! so, my apologies for throwing the scale off…


Happy Shopping!


hehe thx KeenTeaThyme! It was fun. Sorry I missed your comment earlier :)

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Happy Shopping!


hehe thx KeenTeaThyme! It was fun. Sorry I missed your comment earlier :)

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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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