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drank Luku Hong Cha by Camellia Sinensis
692 tasting notes

I joined Steepster one year ago today. I just wanted to say thanks to everyone here for helping me explore tea, putting up with my questions, generously sharing your cupboards, expanding my knowledge, and just generally being the nicest online community I’ve run into. Thank you !!! (This also reminds me that I should update my profile – it’s not really completely “true” anymore).
I’m really working on getting over the “funk” I’ve been experiencing the last few weeks. I think I’m on the right track now and should be around more.

This was my tea of choice at work today. I’ve written about it before, and it still confuses me, but not as much as the first time. LOL I am learning – or trying to learn.
I really like Camellia Sinensis quality of tea. This one is Taiwan, and that’s why I think it’s weird. I think all Taiwan black teas are a little strange. Most of them are a little oolong esque to me. This one does not TASTE like oolong, but it’s definitely on the lighter side of the black scale. I think this is an interesting Taiwan Black, and if that’s where your interests/tastes lie, then you should give it a try. Me – I’m more of a China Black kind of girl – and that I didn’t know a year ago….

Courtney

Happy Steepsterversary! Ooh, Taiwan blacks are my favourite.

VariaTEA

Happy one year!!

Sil

awe! happy anniversary dexter! hugs

__Morgana__

Happy anniversary!

Stephanie

Awesomeness! Happy steepsterversary!

caile

Happy steepster anniversary! :)

OMGsrsly

Happy steepsterversary! :D

Tea Sipper

Yeah, I’ve realized in the last year that my tastes aren’t with Taiwanese teas either. Happy one year!

mrmopar

Yay! Glad you joined us. You have opened my horizon to many of the teas you drink.

Terri HarpLady

Happy anniversary! :)

TheTeaFairy

Aww, so happy to have you here with us, happy anniversary, many more to come I hope :-)

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Courtney

Happy Steepsterversary! Ooh, Taiwan blacks are my favourite.

VariaTEA

Happy one year!!

Sil

awe! happy anniversary dexter! hugs

__Morgana__

Happy anniversary!

Stephanie

Awesomeness! Happy steepsterversary!

caile

Happy steepster anniversary! :)

OMGsrsly

Happy steepsterversary! :D

Tea Sipper

Yeah, I’ve realized in the last year that my tastes aren’t with Taiwanese teas either. Happy one year!

mrmopar

Yay! Glad you joined us. You have opened my horizon to many of the teas you drink.

Terri HarpLady

Happy anniversary! :)

TheTeaFairy

Aww, so happy to have you here with us, happy anniversary, many more to come I hope :-)

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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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Manitoba Canada

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