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Been awhile since I’ve done any Steepster-ing. Figured the best tea to break the hiatus would be a Shang Tea offering I almost completely forgot about. I looked at other reviews for this, and some complained it was too strong. I think part of that might be the brewing instructions. Shang recommended a 195F water temp and a one-to-two-minute steep. I did it for three minutes in 165F – a white tea typical. What I got was a subtly-scented, jasmine-kissed white with a nuanced and delicate flavor. I’m usually not a jasmine guy, but this more than made up for my bias against its type.

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165 °F / 73 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Teafreak

I never liked jasmine either until I tried Shang’s jasmine.

Geoffrey Norman

There are few jasmine teas I like, this was one of those.

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Teafreak

I never liked jasmine either until I tried Shang’s jasmine.

Geoffrey Norman

There are few jasmine teas I like, this was one of those.

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