This tea looked really interesting, so i decided to give it a go. I liked the Sencha Pear from Davidstea but hated the crappy quality of the sencha used so again, still looking for a perfect green tea pear tea. Never heard of the partridgeberry, but i assume its something similar to cranberries. Opening up the package, the smell of this tea came at me really strong and very sweet. It doesn’t even smell like pears, and i can’t really define exactly what it is, but if i were to guess… perhaps a really sweetened honeydew/plum smell?

Anyways, onto the taste… thankfully it wasn’t as sweet as it smelled but it really didn’t taste like pear, so that was a letdown. I have no idea what the partridgeberry is supposed to taste like either so I’m not sure exactly how I am supposed to pick up on that. lol The tea is fairly light and alot better than the one from david’s just that this one.. smells really sweet and un-pearlike.

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Stopped drinking water, switched to tea. =)
(ok, this is a lie but still :) )

How I rate teas is pretty simple, different teas have different expectations based on quality and price. I’ll rate a tea based on how good it is for its category/price point. I think i rate pretty fairly, I’m not afraid to give a bad score to a bad tea, and it’s relatively hard to get perfect score (partially because i believe there are only so many that can attain such a title)

I like oolong/green teas the most
black, white, tisanes to a lesser part.

I re-steep EVERYTHING, as that’s how I’ve learned from my parents. Blacks teas normally to a max of two times.

I like it when the tea actually looks of quality (eg. whole unbruised leaves). I hate it when i get a tea, and half of it is cut up stems of the plant… give me leaves!

I drink all my teas black and occasionally with sweetener. I do drink coffee too, and love espressos and cappuccinos. Yup, I do my coffee black too. Guess, it is to say I like strong flavours.
My current way of steeping tea, is my french press which i just got a month ago. I love it (well maybe not my cheapy one; looking to get a bodum one day). I used to just dump leaves at the bottom of my cup..

Ok. Rating meanings…

0-49: Various degrees of suck. Either terrible value or just not good.
50-59: It’s drinkable. I’ll finish my cup.
60-69: Not bad… but not good.
70-79: okay to drink, nothing too special, will not be a re-buy.
80-89: Enjoyable cups.
90-99: Worth holding on to.
100: Um.. I’ll tell you when I get here.

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