drank Pouchong by Canton Tea Co
1015 tasting notes

I’m giving this one another try. I want to like it and I kind of do like it when it is hot. As it cools, not so much. When hot, the tea is very fresh and vibrant. There is a huge buttery flavor that surprisingly goes well with the floral aspects of this tea. The scent is not very strong and luckily doesn’t seem to linger after the cup is finished. There is a certain grassy note to the taste as well, but not overly so.
So I’m trying to drink this before it cools too much. I wish I could base my rating entirely on my enjoyment of this as a very hot tea, but since I have trouble seeing past the lack of enjoyment when just warm the rating will mainly stay in the lower realms. If I find it easier to drink while cooling or if the second infusion is better than the first, I may bump the ratings again. As it is, I am bumping the ratings a bit because it is nice hot.
I wish I enjoyed green oolongs more since I enjoy the dark ones, but I guess it just isn’t meant to be.

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Formally known as mrawlins2

I am a former coffee drinker turned tea lover.

Black tea is probably my favorite type of tea, but I rather enjoy most types… I’m even developing a taste for pu-erh.

Rating Scale:
0-10: This tea is either flavorless or just plain undrinkable. I will avoid these teas in the future.

11-20: I was only able to make it through a few sips before pouring the tea out.

21-30: I may have been able to make it through the first cup but the thought of having another has me cringing.

31-40: Teas in this range are not horrible, but nothing I would seek out in the future.

41-60: Would drink if offered, but would not purchase for myself.

61-70: Okay, nothing special

71-80: Enjoyable, but I have to be in the mood for these. Probably would purchase if I found a really great price.

81-90: Pretty good tea, will probably be one of my favorites.

91-95: These teas are really excellent. I wouldn’t necessarily run out and buy more of these (just because there are so many teas out there that I haven’t tried), but I would miss this tea.

96-99: Terrific, very impressive.

100: This special rating is reserved for teas that are absolutely perfect in my opinion. I will only give out a rating of 100 to one tea per category (Earl Grey, unflavored black, dessert tea, Irish Breakfast, etc). These are teas that I really want to have around.

Perfect Teas so Far:

Earl Grey: Saint Isaac’s Blend (Russian Earl Grey) from Upton

Dessert Tea: Marco Polo from Mariage Freres

Unflavored Black: Emperor’s Red from Premium Steap



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