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Grabbed this one at random from my steepster box and kind of groaned. I don’t love oolongs, but it’s what I grabbed so I made it exactly per the instructions on the bag.

The first thought upon sipping it, “holy crap, this is tasty!” It tasted like a burnt hazelnut caramel. Seriously delicious. I’ve had other red robes and they are just roasty, like hojicha. This one has some seriously yummy flavor to back up the roast. Would definitely order this if I could. Can I?

Sil

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO TB! don’t do it! say NOOOOOO to the oolong!

Yvonne

Mmmm…jealous.

TastyBrew

I don’t like the floral or green ones. But this one is almost like what I want coffee to taste like when I smell it and it never does. Sorry dude, this one has me a tad curious another similar ones….

Nxtdoor

Red robe is good. I like it too!

Sil

hugesigh FIIIIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

Terri HarpLady

Big Red Robe is my favorite oolong type. I have several, so let me know if you want samples added to your next BBBB :)

pyarkaaloo

not a huge fan of floral oolongs either (tho i can tolerate them if the ‘orchid’ note is slight), but did you say hojicha?? i’d much prefer something toasty…this sounds yummy! and the burnt caramel note sounds too good to pass up, wow…

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Sil

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO TB! don’t do it! say NOOOOOO to the oolong!

Yvonne

Mmmm…jealous.

TastyBrew

I don’t like the floral or green ones. But this one is almost like what I want coffee to taste like when I smell it and it never does. Sorry dude, this one has me a tad curious another similar ones….

Nxtdoor

Red robe is good. I like it too!

Sil

hugesigh FIIIIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

Terri HarpLady

Big Red Robe is my favorite oolong type. I have several, so let me know if you want samples added to your next BBBB :)

pyarkaaloo

not a huge fan of floral oolongs either (tho i can tolerate them if the ‘orchid’ note is slight), but did you say hojicha?? i’d much prefer something toasty…this sounds yummy! and the burnt caramel note sounds too good to pass up, wow…

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I love tea. And I love beer. I spent my twenties thoroughly enjoying all that beer has to offer but now that I’m into my thirties and a stay at home mom of 2 little kids and 1 big kid, I spend more time enjoying tea.

I joined steepster in Feb 2013 and it’s crazy how much my tastes have changed since joining. Before, I liked cream and honey in all teas and loved mostly dessert blacks. Now I almost rarely drink them, but enjoy them from time to time. What I love more than anything are straight rich black teas, Fujian, Laoshan, Rizhao, etc… I also love pretty much any black tea that the little leaf hoppers have gotten their teeth on.

I’m still not too into the green/white/oolong varieties. I keep trying to but my tastes are evolving pretty slowly on that front.

Overall, I just enjoy tea. Something about it that just settles me.

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