There are thousands of teas on the market today, but few ways to tell the good from the not-so-good without tasting them. RateTea is an gathering spot where tea lovers can gather to review, rate and learn about the teas they love.
RateTea provides loads of information about the history, styles, and details of teas from around the world. RateTea's founder says the site's focus is on helping people become better educated about the world of tea. Readers are encouraged to submit their own reviews and rate teas according to their aroma, flavor, value and overall goodness.
RateTea is an independently-run site that's not affiliated with any beverage company, so you know you're getting the straight dope on the drinks. In fact, they don't even accept samples for review. This tea site is similar to Steepster's web site for tea aficionados, but with a heavier focus on ratings and reviews.
There's no registration necessary to poke around the site unless you want to provide reviews of your own, so check it out to get some ideas on teas to give as gifts or start sipping on your own. What kinds of teas do you like best, or are you an all-coffee, all-the-time kind of person? Let us know in the comments.