Mom of 2 (ages 8 & 2) and lecturer in California.
Great at buying tea, good at drinking tea, bad at timely reviews. Drawn to fruit, floral, spice, and flavored teas in general; prefer those that stand well without milk or sweetener.
I don’t rate with every cup of tea; I rate when a package is finished as I’m deciding whether to reorder.
I think of my ratings as letter grades.
90-100 A: loved it; want to rebuy immediately so I have it on hand
80-89 B: tasty; would pick it up again but okay to wait until I get through other teas
70-79 C: good; could grab with a good deal
60-69 D: okay; would keep in a set but probably would not repurchase on its own
0-59 F: various shades of bad; would not purchase; closer to 0 means may not even drink again if offered