I think this is the tea I tried in the Verdant Tea Shop? Someone correct me otherwise?

Anyway, I was actually a little let down with this tea. It had the nice floral tones (gardenia) and a nice creamy feel, but was a little too delicate. What really was the reason for my lack luster approach was when I tried to second brew it I got no taste at all. I ended up re-steeping for 4-5 mins and with not much results. Maybe my water had cooled too much, but wasn’t anywhere near the top 10 Tieguanyins I’ve had.

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blah blah blah, come on people, not every tea can be ranked 80+. Rant, rave; but honestly not every tea you drink can be ranked the same, otherwise you defeat the point of giving the grade!

So as other people have broken down their ranking systems, I am doing the same.

I’ve also decided to update my reviewing system. I’m going to be ranking across a 3 system scale on: taste, accurate representation, and price.

Taste = 0-100 (see old ranking)
Accurate Representation = 75 being average (how true it is to its style of production. So a Darjeeling that tastes like an Assam would rank lower)
Price = Percent difference of what I think the tea is worth


Old Ranking
90-100 = I’m quite happy to buy again
70-89 = Acceptable representation
50-69 = Wouldn’t order again
20-49 = Meh
10-19 = Average tea bag ranking
0-9 = Needed to brush my teeth immediately



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