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I so made the right decision to bring this tin home from work: it has to have controlled brewing to bring out its best. Winging it at work made it taste…kinda like a wimpy off-brand of Frosted Flakes. At the right time/temp with filtered water: NOM!

I was also glad that this was my first tea of the new year (Happy New Year Y’all!) since it reminds me of the tea journey I started last year since Golden Moon’s sampler was the first “big” tea purchase I’d made. I’m still a-steepin’ these leaves (adding a minute to each steep). Yuppers. This is good stuff. TG

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180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec
gmathis

I’ve about given up trying to brew good tea at work and have pretty much resigned to drinking bagged, meh, or aging stuff here beacause I can’t coax decent flavor out of breakroom water.

Rabs

Yeah, I have to use the drinking fountain’s water ::shudders a bit:: and a worn-down Adagio-kettle thingie: ah, UtiliTea. So, black teas are generally forgiving, but I just hate feeling like I’m wasting good tea. I just ordered some bagged teas to keep at work and keep the nice stuff at home. ::sigh::

gmathis

The Sugar Caramel Oolong is definitely too nice to waste at work.

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gmathis

I’ve about given up trying to brew good tea at work and have pretty much resigned to drinking bagged, meh, or aging stuff here beacause I can’t coax decent flavor out of breakroom water.

Rabs

Yeah, I have to use the drinking fountain’s water ::shudders a bit:: and a worn-down Adagio-kettle thingie: ah, UtiliTea. So, black teas are generally forgiving, but I just hate feeling like I’m wasting good tea. I just ordered some bagged teas to keep at work and keep the nice stuff at home. ::sigh::

gmathis

The Sugar Caramel Oolong is definitely too nice to waste at work.

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Proud all-around nerd, crafter, and brand-new Assistant Library Director. Give me an engrossing book and a wonderful cup of tea and I’m in heaven.

After being a barista for almost a decade it wasn’t until 2010 that I discovered loose leaf tea. Now I’m hooked.

How I use Steepster has been evolving since I joined. Yes, I use it for my personal “to buy or not to buy” info, but I’m enough of a goofball that I hope it can amuse others more often than not.

I’ve also started to become anal about my tea (times and temps). That’s surprised me. I finally realized that I should respect the leaves like I used to respect the beans. I also take my tea plain unless otherwise noted.

There’s really nothing remarkable or noteworthy of how I rate teas. I do take it a tiny further step to help clarify the muddled middle grounds for myself. TG is a definite repurchase. Anything below that is less and less likely.

TG=Teagasm
NE=Nice Enough
M=Meh
GA=Gods-Awful

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