I opened the rest of the gifts from my family and there was more tea! (it wasn’t all tea ;) )

I am so jealous that they are all back in Bozeman and I am not. I left 8 years ago when I got married, thinking I’d be coming back real soon. . .such is life :/

I received three teas from this company. This one smells sooo divine I could be happy just smelling the dry leaf. But, as is the case for almost every good-smelling dessert tea, it just doesn’t taste as good as it smells. It’s not bad. It does vaguely taste like a creamsicle. Sometimes I can appreciate orange in teas and sometimes not so much. This one of the not-so-much times. I can’t really say what it is that differs between the orange teas that I like and those that I don’t, but I think it’s that I prefer orange and spice. Well, now that I’ve put it in words, it must be the “cream” thing. I have a well documented history of not enjoying cream flavors in teas. Then, of course, the occasional exception confuses me and makes me reevaluate what I didn’t like about the others. So complicated are flavored teas!

I might try this one again, adding some cinnamon and milk. . .maybe it needs more cream. I have a whole two ounces of it, so I might as well experiment.

200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 45 sec

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Name: Shelley Lorraine Limegrover
Location: Thornton, Colorado

Hobbies: Learning, reading books, math, physics (have a degree in it), literature (have a degree in it too), anthropology, traveling, piano, and drinking TEA, of course (^o^)

Favorite teas: Kukicha, Green teas in general, aged oolongs, charcoal roasted oolong, taiwanese oolongs, Assam . . .

Don’t like: Genmaicha, Earl Grey, Darjeelings, ginger, coconut, smokey teas (even mild ones), nut flavors, overwhelmingly strong floral flavor (esp. Jasmine), most della derra and adagio teas. . .

My Rating System

100 My happiness absolutely depends on it

95 Will definitely repurchase

85: Might repurchase (teas that depend on my mood)

75 Won’t repurchase (but I would drink it again if offered).

65: meh

45: I reluctantly finished a cup.

15: Couldn’t finish a cup.

I simplified my ratings to single numbers rather than ranges because I can’t precisely compare so many teas with a system more detailed than this.

An unrated tea is most often one that I recognize as having significant notable quality, but that does not suit me personally. Sometimes, I leave teas unrated for other reasons, such as I am undecided or I brewed it wrong, etc.

Note: Boiling temp. barely reaches 200 where I am (and a few times it sticks at 195, I assume due to unexplainable shifts in altitude or the position of the moon. . .aliens?. . .).





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