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Day nine

Lemon and spice, oh, how I would love to have this around when I’m feeling under the weather. It has all the cleansing feel of lemon water, the fiery warmth of a touch of cardamom, and the tranquil elements of an astringent green. There is a soft cushioned sweetness to this cup. I always forget that cardamom is an excellent sweetener spice. I find all the flavours very balanced here. Somewhat mouth drying but not sour enough to cause noticeable puckering.

What a soothing cup to drink the day after “the apocalypse”, or more realistically, what was supposed to be the darkest day of the year. I just wish I still had my curry from the other day to accompany this drink… Well, even if this wasn’t the tea of the day I would still want my palak paneer. I could eat a wide range of Indian food ALL the time.

This tea (and curry) is definitely not for everyone but for those who do enjoy it it’s the best thing.

180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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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.


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


BC, Canada

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