I’m from Chile, so that’s the reason of the weird english you’ll see in my comments from time to time hehehe…
I usually don’t include the details about brewing, but in case you wonder, i use the most common parameters (2g (~0.07oz) tea, 3 mins average, 100-80°C (212-176°F) depending of the type of tea). I also must confess, I’m not a full-blown purist: I like to drink my teas sweetened with sugar.
Black teas are my favorite (pure and scented), but i also enjoy greens from time to time.
Here in Santiago de Chile, i have access to tea by companies like Adagio, Whittard, Zoe!, Lipton, Twinings, Dilmah and Basilur, in addition to national companies like Te Club, La Teteria or Te Supremo, so i’ll be writing mainly about these. In practice, however, i’ll register every new experience with the less known teas i’m finding from time to time, too.
Note: I just write one tealog by tea, so i try to keep them always updated as i drink to get a more accurate description.
Tea Rating Categories
(Updated 22 Feb 2016):
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90-100: Excepcional tea. I enjoyed every sip of this class of tea and very much recommend it. This cup is unique both in flavor and quality, even to the grade to be almost required in my cupboard.
80-89: Outstanding tea. I enjoyed greatly this tea, and can recommend it. It has impressed me, and it’s very welcome in my cupboard
70-79: Very good tea. Maybe not impressive, but i still liked a great deal this tea. I keep a very good memory from it, and could have it from time to time.
60-69: Over average tea. An overall good cup that has a “something special” about it. Could get it depending on the situation
50-59: Average tea. I enjoy these teas enough to have one on an everyday setting, where the taste is not that important.
40-49: Under average tea. This class still taste like tea, but doesn’t have much merit. Not terrible, but wouldn’t recommend it
30-39: Watery tea. This cup is mostly plain, and lacks the distinctive flavor of tea. Didn’t get to affect me, but i’ll pass from it in the future.
20-29: Bad tea. I sincerely dislike this tea. I’d only finish the cup due to courtesy or respect, if i’m a guest.
10-19: Very bad “tea”. This cup tastes just horrible. Not finishing this even if i’m a guest.
0-10: Undrinkable liquid: Now I’m worried about my health. Wouldn’t have a sip of this ever again.