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drank Coconut Cream Pie by 52teas
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It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything on Steepster, but I have been here wondering about. Most teas I’ve been drinking have just been my normal everyday Greens and Blacks, nothing special or worth writing about.

But today, I am drinking the Coconut Cream Pie tea sent to me by Ricky (thanks again.) Drinking this tea is odd for me considering I don’t really enjoy Coconut, but why not try it, right? The aroma does not have a strong Coconut smell to it and the taste is very light to me as well. The Coconut is easy to deal with if your not into that taste, and I just realized what I don’t enjoy about Coconut was the pulp and with this tea containing no pulp (not that you actually drink) makes this great! If your debating whether or not you’ll like this because of the Coconut…just try it! It’s quite tasty.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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First thoughts when I opened the package: Ewww, Bacon flavored tea! Who on earth could possibly enjoy this. The aroma was just overwhelming at first, but I calmed myself down and really dove into the tea. I always say ‘Got to try everything once.’ Now I’m pretty sure the bacon scent is coming from how the smoked it with the pine embers. So I loaded my infusing basket and boiled some water and started the brew. When I first stuck my nose into the basket to get a smell the bacon was still very noticeable. I kept at it though, taking in the aroma for all it was worth and sure enough I began to pick up the pine. Okay, this is getting interesting. The liquor has an orange / bronze appearance. It was very hard to find the courage within to take my first drink of this tea. The whole bacon scent, just WOW! Alright, I take my first sip and I get hit with the shivers up and down my body. The smokiness is setting in now. I keep drinking, swirling the tea around trying to get all the possible flavors it has to offer and you know, it’s really not too bad. I found myself getting past the bacon and really enjoying the smoked pine flavor.
I ended up drinking two cups of this tea, and came out rather taken back by the fact that I actually enjoyed this one. I can’t say that I would buy more of this unusual tea, but I definitely thing everyone should at least try this one at least once.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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70
drank Honey Peach Tea by The Tea Farm
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This tea has a very light peach flavor and the only honey I can make out is actually just the sweetness of the tea. Although it has a very smooth taste, if your looking for a really peachy tea this one is not for you. Thank you Ricky, I quite enjoyed this.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 15 sec

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drank Pai Mu Tan by Souvia
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This is the first white tea I’ve ever had and from what I’ve read this is a pretty high quality white tea. Now I’m not sure if this is fair to myself in drinking this particular one as my first white tea. But the tea is very good, it’s smooth, light, and has a semi-sweet flavor. I enjoy this tea very much.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 15 sec
Cofftea

Why wouldn’t it be fair? You deserve good qualiTEA?

Cofftea

*. not ?

Josh

haha! No, I’m definitely enjoying it, don’t get me wrong. I just consider myself very young in the world of tea, so starting out with a high quality tea just seems odd to me. Seems like I should start at the bottom and work my way up. Maybe I’m spoiling myself, but with tea I don’t think that’s possible…

Cofftea

Why waste time drinking bad tea? Yay for starting off w/ good stuff!

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drank Hojicha by Adagio Teas
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This Green Tea has a very distinct aroma, the roasted leaves give it a very unique taste as well. The first thing I think of when smelling this tea is ‘Camping.’ It doesn’t really give you the same wonderful taste you would find from a roasted peanut, it just tastes kind of odd at first.

I will finish this one up later and let you know my final opinion of the tea. Right now I have to go for a job interview. Wish me luck.

EDIT: It’s later, and I’m having another glass of this and I still feel the same way. I just can’t get into this roasted taste of the tea. If your into a roasted flavor, and it is a very acquired taste, then this may just be for you.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 15 sec

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drank Jasmine #12 by Adagio Teas
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I really love the Jasmine flavor of this tea, although I think it may be a little too powerful. I’m drinking my first steep now and wow it just really pops! If your a fan of the Jasmine flavor teas then this one is for you.

I’m fixing to start last night’s episode of LOST while I finish off this first glass then have my second steep during the episode. This last season is really getting good.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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I’m still trying to get used to the taste of Camomile tea but the more and more I drink it the more and more I enjoy it. The taste is very distinct, I’ve can’t say I’ve had anything like it before. The reason I got this was because I have an insomnia problem and I wanted to try and counter it with this “relaxing” tea. So far it hasn’t worked to well, but I’m drinking it a little earlier than I normally would to see if that helps at all.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec
Joyce

Just tried the new Camomile blend from Long Life and I love it. Never was a big fan of just Camomile, but this is so delicious that I ordered a 6 pack.

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drank Mount Everest Breakfast by Souvia
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Well it’s raining in Oklahoma City so a black tea it is. I’m drinking Mount Everest which I picked up from Souvia Teas in Phoenix, AZ during Christmas. Turns out this amazing store was across the street from where I was staying, so I couldn’t help but to indulge myself.
I just started drinking this tea and I don’t normally drink black tea so I steeped it for five minutes even which I think may have been a little bit to long. On my next steep I will try four and a half minutes, and if that doesn’t taste right I will try four minutes. Again I’m new to the black tea, so any suggestions would be helpful.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec
mpierce87

I usually steep my black tea for 3-3:30 minutes. I find that anything over 4 tends to be bitter or overly strong. Hope this helps a bit.

Josh

Well I usually make a large cups of tea, that’s why I give it the extra minute or two. Thank you for the info, I will try three and a half minutes on my re-steep.

Erin

If you’re looking to experiment with black tea steeping times, definitely stick to the shorter end of the spectrum. Nothing’s worse than bitter, over steeped black tea. Also, welcome to Steepster! It’s a great site here.

Josh

Thanks Erin. I will keep that in mind, and yes I am enjoying this site so much and I’ve only been here for barely even a day.

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I’m 25, and am currently an unemployed Photographer. I am very much into computers and video games, it’s actually more like an addiction.

I’m a used to be soda drinker trying to live a healthier life. My journey has thus far brought me to tea shops all the way from San Francisco to Chicago and a couple of places in between and I am constantly amazed by what I find.

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