Hide

Welcome to Steepster, an online tea community.

Write a tea journal, see what others are drinking and get recommendations from people you trust. or Learn More

85

Day five

First impression of tea: “Oh my God.” Embarrassingly enough, I actually said that aloud upon opening the packet.

Second impression of tea: “Marry me.” This relationship escalated quickly.

The nutmeg and cloves form a softly spiced black crust before sliding into a creamy sweet caramel center finish. The caramel outshines the subtle pumpkin notes. The astringency is mild. I liked it best lukewarm with milk. Aftertaste was buttery cream, which gives me an impression of cheesecake without really tasting anything like it.

I think I should place another order at the 52teas website.

That is all.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec
LiberTEAS

Yes, this tea is amazingly good.

Sil

haha yeah when frank did the reblend i picked up two bags. Now i’m like.. oh that’s nice.. i don’t need any more :P

CrowKettle

This is so good, I’ve already placed an order to guarantee that it’s around for a while.. This advent is the first time I’ve ever tried any of Frank’s blends. I was honestly skeptical until this point, but this tea has unquestionably won my heart. And my nose. And my tongue. :)

Ozli

O___O /adds to shopping list/

Sil

Ozli…better pick it up sooner rather than later! this isn’t a permanent blend heh

Helena

It should be a permanent blend :D

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Comments

LiberTEAS

Yes, this tea is amazingly good.

Sil

haha yeah when frank did the reblend i picked up two bags. Now i’m like.. oh that’s nice.. i don’t need any more :P

CrowKettle

This is so good, I’ve already placed an order to guarantee that it’s around for a while.. This advent is the first time I’ve ever tried any of Frank’s blends. I was honestly skeptical until this point, but this tea has unquestionably won my heart. And my nose. And my tongue. :)

Ozli

O___O /adds to shopping list/

Sil

Ozli…better pick it up sooner rather than later! this isn’t a permanent blend heh

Helena

It should be a permanent blend :D

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Profile

Bio

I started my Steepster loose leaf adventure back in 2012. I guess I can’t say I’m completely new, but I still view oolong as a magical, extraterrestrial creature that unfurls in water.

My tea preferences have changed a lot since joining here. I swore I’d never love black teas, and now they make up some of my favourites, both flavoured and unflavoured. I prefer my green and oolong teas buttery and roasted.

A good Silver Needle is my desert island tea.

Ratings:

90-100: A Personal Favourite
80-89: Great, buy 25g
70-79: Enjoyable, may buy more
60-69: OK, with some problems
50-59: Flat, but drinkable
30-49: Possibly better in cooking
1-29: This cup found sink

Location

BC, Canada

Following These People