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drank S'mores Genmaicha by 52teas
696 tasting notes

Last time I drank this I rated it 70 – that was MONTHS ago. Either my tastes have changes or this is a different batch, but I’m doing much better with this tonight.
Chocolatey, smokey, genmaicha – not really getting the marshmallow or the graham cracker. Even with that, this is making me happy tonight. Upping the rating a bit (still doesn’t get full marks re missing elements…)

mrmopar

I think the taste evolution is on my friend! I went through this stage too!

Dexter

I think drinking more straight teas is helping me appreciate the more subtle flavors in things like this. When I started, I wanted in your face flavors – I can handle more subtle now.

OMGsrsly

It is an evoluti

mrmopar

Oh I was a teabag junkie till I got on here and started exploring. I remember “Constant Comment”from years back as the first hot tea other than Luzianne that I drank. Now look at me a puerh junkie!

Dexter

I didn’t even know what pu’erh was 8 months ago….

OMGsrsly

LOL. Apparently I only posted part of a note from my phone. :) Tea drinking is an evolution in taste. I still like a lot of strongly flavoured teas, but I have more appreciation for a lot of plain teas I never would have tried before. Steepster has definitely helped me open my eyes. :)

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mrmopar

I think the taste evolution is on my friend! I went through this stage too!

Dexter

I think drinking more straight teas is helping me appreciate the more subtle flavors in things like this. When I started, I wanted in your face flavors – I can handle more subtle now.

OMGsrsly

It is an evoluti

mrmopar

Oh I was a teabag junkie till I got on here and started exploring. I remember “Constant Comment”from years back as the first hot tea other than Luzianne that I drank. Now look at me a puerh junkie!

Dexter

I didn’t even know what pu’erh was 8 months ago….

OMGsrsly

LOL. Apparently I only posted part of a note from my phone. :) Tea drinking is an evolution in taste. I still like a lot of strongly flavoured teas, but I have more appreciation for a lot of plain teas I never would have tried before. Steepster has definitely helped me open my eyes. :)

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C.S. Lewis – “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”

I needed to update my profile. I joined Steepster 03Mar13. I am just amazed at how much my tastes have changed since then.
When I discovered loose leaf tea about a year and half ago, I didn’t know anything other than my local Davids and Teavana/Teaopia. Stumbling onto Steepster CHANGED EVERYTHING.
Hello, my name is Dex I’m a tea addict.
I’ve been through the “I need to try every single tea out there” phase. I really hope the worst of that has passed. I’ve learned enough to know that I only need to try HALF of all the teas out there. LOL
When I started this journey, I was all about the flavored rooibos and fruity tisanes. Don’t get me wrong there is still room for dessert (chocolate/caramel/nutty) Rooibos teas in my cupboard and I still do enjoy them, BUT I am quickly learning to appreciate the some of the straight teas of the world.
Big bold (but not icky)pu’erh is suddenly my favorite, followed by woody/roasted oolongs. I’m just starting to explore straight black teas, and have found some that I really like.
Generally speaking I’m not into greens at all, only like the occasional green oolong, and white teas are just too mild for my tastes (unless they are fruit flavored). I still enjoy really good fruit tisanes, but am now cold steeping them.
I don’t like floral/herbal blends, and mint anything is not on my preferred list.
I am still exploring new teas, adapting to my changing tastes, understanding more every day how little I really know about tea. Ultimately I would love to find approximately 50 teas that I just “can’t live without” and always have them in my cupboard. That might not be practical, but that what I’m searching for. It’s going to be a fun journey.

All in all, I love this site. I’ve met some wonderful people, and have gotten to try some amazing teas because of them. It really restores your faith in humanity when you get a note saying “oh by the way I sent you some tea”. Wonderful, generous, people here.

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