I’m Emil, a 28yo non-binary English immigrant living in the USA. I’ve drank tea all my life but usually Yorkshire teabags (which are pretty good). I’m trying to branch out to loose leaf for health reasons, and also because the whole process is kind of magical (plus now that I’m in the USA I can actually buy Adagio fandom blends!)
I’m super into Final Fantasy 14 (Final Fantasy in general honestly), the Drakenier universe, and gaming in general. I also spin yarn, knit and crochet, and do digital art.
Me and my husband live in an apartment with a tiny kitchen, so his coffee obsession plus my tea obsession takes up a lot of space.
I haven’t been tasting tea other than bagged black tea for very long, but I do have some Flavour Opinions™️
Flavours I like (｡･ω･｡)ﾉ♡:
- Fruit, especially peach, strawberry, and raspberry
- Dessert kind, chocolate, caramel etc
- Mild vegetal flavours (matcha with sugar basically. Yes I know (;ŏ﹏ŏ))
Flavours I dislike ಥ_ಥ:
- Extreme spiciness
- Extremely vegetal
- Peppermint, although it’s usually ok blended
- Anything bitter
- Artificial flavours
- Extreme sweetness
- Earl Grey
That being said, I’ll try (mostly) anything once. I’m sure I’ll add to both of these lists in time.
I don’t get overly accurate with my tea brewing since I don’t have any temperature measuring devices but I do my best.
As for my scoring legend:
100-90: Must have teas that I’ll always keep stocked. Probably something I have multiple times a week.
89-70: Good teas that I would recommend and probably have once a week. Wouldn’t get too upset if I ran out but would buy again.
69-50: Ok teas, not the worst but not the best. Would probably have occasionally, and would probably rebuy if I was really craving it or if nothing else did it better.
49-30: Mediocre teas. I would probably finish it slowly but not rebuy.
29-11: Pretty bad tea, would probably try my best to drink the rest but there’s a high chance of it being binned.
10-1: I dumped the contents into the sink and immediately threw the rest away.