11 Tasting Notes

92

A delicious “green” oolong – aromatic, floral, balanced. Stands up to multiple infusions.

Flavors: Fruity, Orchids, Plants

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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64

I’d recommend this for Darjeeling lovers. But tastewise it’s really more like a cross between a black and a green tea. It’s nicely balanced, with vegetal notes and a bit of sweetness. Low acidity. Nice, but not overly compelling. I brewed according to the Steepster Select brewing instructions.

Flavors: Cream, Plant Stems, Plants

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 14 OZ / 414 ML

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90
drank English Breakfast by Steepster
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Really delicious – as good as any Assam I’ve had. I followed the brewing instructions on the Steepster Select package. And I drank it with a bit of milk — Assam’s ability to stand up to milk is a reason I love it.

Flavors: Dark Bittersweet, Earth

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 14 OZ / 414 ML

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93

Absolutely delicious. Best green tea I have had in a long time. The roasted grain is not overwhelming and balances really nicely with the green tea. I could drink this every day. Whichever Steepster staffer chose this to go this month’s Steepster Select club, thank you!!

Flavors: Grass, Roasted Barley

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Rare Orchid Oolong by Tea Source
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91
drank Hunan Dark Tea by Tea Source
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This is my first pu-erh ever! And I really liked it – my favorite from the Steepster Select box besides the roasted buckwheat tea. The tea tastes complex and balanced, not too earthy. Even the first steeping has a lot of depthy. I like the grape notes and the gentle astringency.

Flavors: Grapes

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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90

This is absolutely delicious brewed for 5 min and then drunk cold with vanilla soy milk. It’s also very good hot and drunk without milk.

Flavors: Coconut

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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52

I am revising my score down after brewing again. The cinnamon is really overwhelming. About twice as much as I’d like. So strong that I can hardly taste anything else. On the up side, this tea feels filling and suppresses my appetite. I read afterward that cinnamon can do that.

Flavors: Cinnamon

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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79

Delicious, slightly sweet, slightly acidic but not excessively so. I use less tea than the usual 1 teaspoon/oz but then let it steep in the pot, so it keeps intensifying.

Flavors: Flowers, Orange Zest, Vanilla

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 7 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 2 OZ / 59 ML

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62

Revising my score on this one down on second drinking. Maybe my tastes are evolving, but now the orange tastes pretty strong. Would not buy again – and unfortunately (being a new tea drinker), I bought a pound. If anyone would like to trade some, let me know. If you like rooibos and you like fruity teas, you’ll probably like this. I’m realizing fruity teas are not my favorite in most cases.

Flavors: Fruit Tree Flowers, Orange Zest, Vanilla

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Switching from mostly coffee to mostly tea — and amazed at how much better I feel. Never knew there were so many great teas out there, or that looseleaf tasted so much better. Started out with black teas but am starting to love greens and oolongs. Just getting acquainted with pu-erh.

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