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Incendiare told me the second steep is creamier, and she’s right. The mother liked the second steep too and drank a whole big mug of it. I’ve grown fonder of this tea since figuring out how I like it best. More often than not lately, it’s been my first cup of the day (and my second). I’m still not 100% on the base and don’t always get the full pastry experience, but I’d still pick this blend up again if it was convenient.

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Cavocorax

Hmmmm… Maybe I just needed to experiment with it more!

Chizakura

I’ve discovered that it makes a good iced tea too. For a 2L pitcher, I steep it in 185 degree water for three minutes with six teaspoons. Top up with cold water, and chill in the fridge. Sweet and creamy without milk or sugar, and the black tea base seems to like being cold better.

CrowKettle

I’d love to get something I like out of this tea without additions. I’ll have to try that to a smaller scale, since I don’t have much left anymore.

Fjellrev

Glad you liked it! I do find it a little tricky to coax out the pastry notes without amplifying the base. But once you do, it’s amazeballs.

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Cavocorax

Hmmmm… Maybe I just needed to experiment with it more!

Chizakura

I’ve discovered that it makes a good iced tea too. For a 2L pitcher, I steep it in 185 degree water for three minutes with six teaspoons. Top up with cold water, and chill in the fridge. Sweet and creamy without milk or sugar, and the black tea base seems to like being cold better.

CrowKettle

I’d love to get something I like out of this tea without additions. I’ll have to try that to a smaller scale, since I don’t have much left anymore.

Fjellrev

Glad you liked it! I do find it a little tricky to coax out the pastry notes without amplifying the base. But once you do, it’s amazeballs.

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

Tea Preferences: My absolute favourites are the floral inclined oolong and white teas. I also enjoy unflavoured green and black teas. Puerh is a hit or miss.

Fruit, cedar, anise, and vanilla are good. Black licorice, bergamot, and cheap chocolate are less good. Jasmine, cinnamon, and hibiscus are usually too strong in teas for my taste, but otherwise I like these flavours!

Ratings:

95-100: A Personal Favourite; I’m never without this tea.

90-94: Great! I’ll try to keep a small amount around.

80-89: Enjoyable; I may buy more at some point.

70-79: Nice, but not something I’d drink often. I may have a few problems with it.

50-69: Something about this tea falls flat for me. Still drinkable.

30-49: This isn’t a particularly pleasant cup.

1-29: There’s no way to put it nicely..

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BC, Canada

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