I’m kinda here you guys! Just not posting with the frequency with which I once did. I did manage to make a cup of this (with pictures!!) this morning, and it was pretty good. I typically don’t love Moraccan Mint teas, but this one was actually quite good for me. I added a bit of sugar in the raw, and the balance of tea and mint was good.

The 75 this gets? It turns out my rating system isn’t perfect for me. 100 is the perfect cuppa- the ones that will always be in my tea cupboard. It’s the “best in class” rating for each type of tea. It fails me because I’m not always going to have Moraccan Mint in my my cupboard, but if I did, it would be Golden Moon’s.

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I’ve been into tea, at some level, since college with a first tin of loose tea brought back by my parents from Oxford. My love of tea increased with a visit to Boston and a chance cup at Tealuxe. Since then I’ve only gotten more interested in tea and have developed more of an appreciation for it.

tea rating guide
(updated 12/2010)

100: a perfect cuppa. these are the teas I’ll keep in my cupboard and tend to be one per type of tea.

90-99: will definitely get more of this tea

80-89: likely to get more and perhaps it will become a favorite with time

70-79: very good, depending on my mood or the season

60-69: wouldn’t actively try to get this tea, but also wouldn’t avoid it in a tea shop or restaurant

50-59: run-of-the-mill tea for me

40-49: decent, would hit the spot in some moods, but probably wouldn’t purchase it for my cupboard

30-39: okay, will try again, maybe

20-29: meh. I’d try this tea again if no other were available

10-19: drinkable, but a forced cup

0-9: didn’t even finish the cup


Seattle, WA



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