I hadn’t had this in a while, and apparently my tastes have shifted. Or maybe it doesn’t hold up well over time? I still caught the earthy tones I tasted the first time, but just doesn’t stand out as what I’m looking for when I want to have a cup of green tea. I could, however, see how this one might grown on you if you gave it a chance. I’m just not sure that I’m interested in working that hard to like it.

On another tea note, one of my twitter friends shared an article with me this morning, that I think you might like: http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2010/jan/31/tea-drink-alexander-mccall-smith It’s by Alexander McCall Smith on his tea addiction. :)

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I’ve been into tea, at some level, since college with a first tin of loose tea brought back by my parents from Oxford. My love of tea increased with a visit to Boston and a chance cup at Tealuxe. Since then I’ve only gotten more interested in tea and have developed more of an appreciation for it.

tea rating guide
(updated 12/2010)

100: a perfect cuppa. these are the teas I’ll keep in my cupboard and tend to be one per type of tea.

90-99: will definitely get more of this tea

80-89: likely to get more and perhaps it will become a favorite with time

70-79: very good, depending on my mood or the season

60-69: wouldn’t actively try to get this tea, but also wouldn’t avoid it in a tea shop or restaurant

50-59: run-of-the-mill tea for me

40-49: decent, would hit the spot in some moods, but probably wouldn’t purchase it for my cupboard

30-39: okay, will try again, maybe

20-29: meh. I’d try this tea again if no other were available

10-19: drinkable, but a forced cup

0-9: didn’t even finish the cup


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