Numerical ratings don’t work for me—one must be consistent to play the rating game and I am far too wishy-washy and moody. One of the few teas I ever bothered to rate, and 100 at that, was Fujian Congou by Nature’s Tea Leaf, now long gone. I wrote rambling rhapsodies about its toast-and-cocoa goodness.

However, after tasting my first cup of Old South Meeting House, I was deeply tempted to start messing with the “Drag Me” bar. The Congou part of this blend is strong enough to take me back to that old favorite, and I have had my nose in the mug all morning like a horse with a feedbag. It smells like Ry-Krisp crackers and tastes like toast made from homemade wheat bread.

Thanks to Michelle for the special treat!

AJRimmer

I know what you mean with ratings! The only reason I rate mine is so that when I go to a tea’s page, I can easily see what I thought of that tea since the rating sits at the top. If Steepster made it easier to find your own reviews, I’d probably do the same!

Michelle

I like the history with this one too. Boston Tea Party anniversary is this week :)

gmathis

Oliver Pluff Tea Co. does some really nice Boston Tea party teas, also. Some years back, one of my Sunday girls brought me a little packet from her family’s trip to New England.

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AJRimmer

I know what you mean with ratings! The only reason I rate mine is so that when I go to a tea’s page, I can easily see what I thought of that tea since the rating sits at the top. If Steepster made it easier to find your own reviews, I’d probably do the same!

Michelle

I like the history with this one too. Boston Tea Party anniversary is this week :)

gmathis

Oliver Pluff Tea Co. does some really nice Boston Tea party teas, also. Some years back, one of my Sunday girls brought me a little packet from her family’s trip to New England.

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Steepster “geezer” (been reviewing here for more than a decade); tea barbarian who has no systematic method for storage, preparation, classification, or rating; lover of strong unleaded builders’ tea. Never quite grew up—I cut and glue, play with Legos, design kids’ curriculum, and play with fifth graders every Sunday.

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