Reading the description of this tea, it sounded like quite the perfect breakfast tea, I immediately went and bought a pouch. Looking at the reviews the past week or so, I was really excited to find it in the mail, let’s just say i had some high expectations for this one.

Opening the bag.. to be honest, it didn’t smell all that great, very odd smell but whatever, its how it tastes that matters! Sipping it, I do get a lot of buttery taste and it mainly tastes like a black tea. Now about that pancake thing, that’s when things go downhill. I don’t know how many of you have ever had soy milk before, but really that’s what I’m getting here. Black tea? Check. Buttery flavour? Check. Pancake? errr. Soybeans? Check. That’s what I’m getting as aftertaste too, so i don’t know maybe i did something wrong..

Anyways, I think I will sweeten this one with honey/maple syrup next time and give it another go.

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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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