I started drinking tea in spring of 2017 in an effort to reduce my coffee/pop consumption while getting some of the benefits from tea. I’m still just exploring various teas and trying to figure out what I like most.
I’m far from a tea connaisseur/enthusiast. My notes are not meant to be a review for the tea community, but rather for myself so I know what to buy or not buy again (I wish there was a way to keep notes private).
That being said, I’ll try to stick to these guidelines when I rate teas (copied from Kittenna):
100: This tea is amazing and I will go out of my way to keep it in stock.
85-99: My core collection (or a tea that would be, if I was allowing myself to restock everything!) Teas I get cravings for, and drink often.
75-84: Good but not amazing; I might keep these in stock sparingly depending on current preferences.
67-74: Not bad, I’ll happily finish what I have but probably won’t ever buy it again as there’s likely something rated more highly that I prefer.
51-66: Drinkable and maybe has some aspect that I like, but not really worth picking up again.
34-50: Not for me, but I can see why others might like it. I’ll make it through the cup and maybe experiment with the rest to get rid of it.
0-33: It’s a struggle to get through the cup, if I do at all. I will not willingly consume this one again, and will attempt to get rid of the rest of the tea if I have any left.