95

additional notes: Very sad sipdown here. Always a nice tea. A bit pricey when I use two teaspoons to get that maximum cant’-tell-what-kind-of-chewy-bread flavor this is. Sometimes it’s rye bread, sometimes it’s chocolate bread. Maybe it’s all the bread. I will misssss it. It looks like it’s still on Royal Tea Bay’s site but it looks like they only take Paypal or something. Does anyone have a favorite type of this kind of Jin Jun Mei?
2020 Sipdowns: 99

eastkyteaguy

There are some good Jin Jun Mei out there. What-Cha’s Jin Jun Mei is usually very good. You may also want to check out some of Verdant’s Jin Jun Mei. They can be hit or miss, but some of them are very respectable. Also, Old Ways Tea offers some nice Jin Jun Mei each year. If you can find it, Yunnan Sourcing’s Competition Grade Jin Jun Mei can also be very nice.

tea-sipper

Awesome, thanks.

eastkyteaguy

No problem. I hope you find some things you like.

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eastkyteaguy

There are some good Jin Jun Mei out there. What-Cha’s Jin Jun Mei is usually very good. You may also want to check out some of Verdant’s Jin Jun Mei. They can be hit or miss, but some of them are very respectable. Also, Old Ways Tea offers some nice Jin Jun Mei each year. If you can find it, Yunnan Sourcing’s Competition Grade Jin Jun Mei can also be very nice.

tea-sipper

Awesome, thanks.

eastkyteaguy

No problem. I hope you find some things you like.

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Hi! I love tea and trying new ones – it adds a bit of variety to my day! Books, music, TV & movies are my thing… and tea, of course.

Some of my favorite tea shops (still operating):
birdandblendtea.com
teavivre.com
52teas.com
svtea.com
harney.com
angrytearoom.com
Dammann Freres
Yunnan Sourcing
fusionteas.com
AprTea.com
Javateaco.com
Lupicia
Octaviatea.com
Davidstea
eco-cha.com
what-cha.com
justea.com
singleoriginteas.com
teasenz.com
tealyra.com
whisperingpinestea.com
Mandala
verdanttea.com

Favorite tea shops (RIP):
butikiteas.com
steapshoppe.com
steepcityteas.com
aquartertotea.com
dellaterrateas.com
zentealife.com
theteamerchant.net
joysteaspoon.com
tealiciousllc.com
Rivertea
Specialteas

My icon photo is Richard Mayhew from the graphic novel ‘Neverwhere’ by Neil Gaiman, Mike Carey & Glenn Fabry.

Most of the teas listed in my cupboard are actually sample sizes. I don’t really have 2,000 ounces of tea around here! Many of my teas have only one teaspoon left… maybe two. But I like keeping them in my cupboard list for reference to what I could be sipping. Usually, I write tasting notes once for each tea. I’m still drinking them, just not writing tasting notes each time!

My dislikes: hibiscus, ginger (unless in chai), turmeric, bee pollen, charcoal type flavors

My ratings:
95-100 – Super awesome deliciousness favorites – cupboard essential
80-95 – Also pretty delicious
65-80 – Pretty good
50-65 – Okay
1-50 – Probably won’t want to sip it again

I’m planning on being a Steepsterer as long as there IS a Steepster, so if you’re not hearing from me, that means something happened to my health… if you know what I mean. (Or as evidenced by the great computer hiatus of 2019, something happened to my computer.) :D

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