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drank Karigane #22 by Tea Wing
478 tasting notes

hmm, I seem to be the first and only one reviewing all the Steepster Select teas. :D

The dry leaves of this tea smell so fresh and grassy, almost like a fresh batch of Laoshan Green. I love the smell of fresh green tea. The taste of this one doesn’t disappoint either. It is creamy and vegetal and not wimpy about its flavor at all. Just the way I like my green teas.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 30 sec
Stephanie

I should have signed up…le sigh. This one sounds good :)

Shelley_Lorraine

I figured the first month promotional price was worth it, at least. Don’t know if I can afford the membership indefinitely, but if the teas are always this good I might figure out a way ;) Of course, then it will get me hooked on too many premium and costly teas that I can’t afford more of. Such a dilemma :)

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Stephanie

I should have signed up…le sigh. This one sounds good :)

Shelley_Lorraine

I figured the first month promotional price was worth it, at least. Don’t know if I can afford the membership indefinitely, but if the teas are always this good I might figure out a way ;) Of course, then it will get me hooked on too many premium and costly teas that I can’t afford more of. Such a dilemma :)

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Name: Shelley Lorraine Limegrover
Location: Wyoming
Occupation: Student and Evil Genius
Ward: 3 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, 1 Cocker spaniel, 1 super cranky but lovable siamese cat, one bipolar black turkish angora, and my husband’s black and white cat.

Hobbies: Learning, reading books, math, physics (have a degree in it), literature (have a degree in it too), anthropology, traveling, piano, and making TEA, of course (^o^)

Future plans: World domination >-)
Graduate school for Comparative literature (in German, Latin, and Greek) – Update: I’m going to the University of Colorado in Fall 2014!! yay me!

Favorite teas: Kukicha, Green teas in general, aged oolongs, charcoal roasted oolong, taiwanese oolongs, Assam . . .

Don’t like: Genmaicha, Earl Grey, Darjeelings, ginger, coconut, smokey teas (even mild ones), nut flavors, overwhelmingly strong floral flavor (esp. Jasmine), most della derra and adagio teas. . .

My Rating System

100 My happiness absolutely depends on it

95 Will definitely repurchase

85: Might repurchase (teas that depend on my mood)

75 Won’t repurchase (but I would drink it again if offered).

65: meh

45: I reluctantly finished a cup.

15: Couldn’t finish a cup.

I simplified my ratings to single numbers rather than ranges because I can’t precisely compare so many teas with a system more detailed than this.

An unrated tea is most often one that I recognize as having significant notable quality, but that does not suit me personally. Sometimes, I leave teas unrated for other reasons, such as I am undecided or I brewed it wrong, etc.

Note: Boiling temp. barely reaches 200 where I am (and a few times it sticks at 195, I assume due to unexplainable shifts in altitude or the position of the moon. . .aliens?. . .).

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Wyoming

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