One of the advantages of being a tea-nut is that it is easy to buy me birthday presents. For my last birthday, I got a gift certificate to the local (and sadly, only) tea shop. My tea cupboard is now overflowing and I am also slowly taking over another shelf in the kitchen.
Gift certificates are awesome! It gave me an opportunity to purchase some teas that I had never felt justified to purchase before -like the really expensive ones :)
Like this tea. – 2oz of this tea cost me what I usually spend on a full lb. Ahh…but I’d been wanting to try this for while, so I got a small bag.
I guess my main expectation was that it be so very good as to justify it’s high price.
The verdict? It’s good, no doubt about it. It is gentler than the Yunnans I’ve had before and less sweet. but a solid slightly-malty cup.
But it is not THAT good, not good enough to actually pay such a high price again. I like their regular (and much lower priced) Yunnan much better.
So how to rate this. Taste-wise, it really should get a high-ish rating, but the taste-price ratio is way off, which, I think, warrants a lower rating….