I noted in the recent tea bag reviews that the decision was made to issue scores.
My question is: Does every Choice review need to include numerical scores?
Take this tea review. Tea is down to a very personal taste, and flavour will be impacted by how it is brewed and served. So these scores will only be accurately reflected if people drink it in the same way as the testers. And even then there was only a 10% score difference between the best and worst teas! Although all foods are subjective, there’s no way to score health, consistency, texture etc. so tea stood out as very odd
My suggestion: There are definitely people who will benefit from a review of these products. But perhaps Choice should consider that a numerical score is not always useful to the reader (one of my favourite teas scored near the bottom in fact). Some products it may be better to simply offer review of the qualities, price and facts of each and suggest a best for certain tastes.
I’d like to know everyone’s thoughts on this.