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I am drinking a lot of the same things over and again since we are still at the beach and away from my home stash. I made three steeps of this today and probably wouldn’t review it again except that it was a little different. I was using my tea press and for the first time I left the second steep in it instead of pouring it into a pitcher. I had wondered if lowering the screen really stopped it from steeping or if somehow it could get horribly bitter. The good news is that it did not get horribly bitter. It did, however, change. The second steep smelled so fruity, and the taste was buttery and fruity both. The third steep, done the same way, was fruity and the buttery flavor has diminished a bit more. Wow, still a delicious tea, but changing the steeping parameters made a very different experience.

I was AWOL for a day. This is what I assume knocked out Internet so I couldn’t get on steepster. Other than losing Internet, the little island didn’t seem to suffer any harm from this lovely storm. We love thunderstorms at the beach!
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ScottTeaMan

That beach storm looks amazing!

K S

Storms are amazing to watch as long as they behave.

Azzrian

Love your pics and videos! That is one spoiled lil furkid! LOL we spoil ours too :)

TeaBrat

Does this tea look like an oolong to you? I was only wondering because one of the other tasters mentioned that.

ScottTeaMan

Looks like an Oolong on my eend.

ashmanra

Amy, it definitely looks like an oolong, but they have it listed as a green tea. I steep it like a green. I got three steeps from these leaves and probably could have gotten more. I wonder what would happen if I steeped it like an oolong? Next time! :D

ashmanra

@Azzrian: I love spoiling him! He went to the Calabash Creamery with us today and got a tiny bit of ice cream as we rocked on their porch. The ladies who worked there were offering him water and gushing over his tricks. He high fives now!

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ScottTeaMan

That beach storm looks amazing!

K S

Storms are amazing to watch as long as they behave.

Azzrian

Love your pics and videos! That is one spoiled lil furkid! LOL we spoil ours too :)

TeaBrat

Does this tea look like an oolong to you? I was only wondering because one of the other tasters mentioned that.

ScottTeaMan

Looks like an Oolong on my eend.

ashmanra

Amy, it definitely looks like an oolong, but they have it listed as a green tea. I steep it like a green. I got three steeps from these leaves and probably could have gotten more. I wonder what would happen if I steeped it like an oolong? Next time! :D

ashmanra

@Azzrian: I love spoiling him! He went to the Calabash Creamery with us today and got a tiny bit of ice cream as we rocked on their porch. The ladies who worked there were offering him water and gushing over his tricks. He high fives now!

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I am a music teacher and homeschooling mom who started drinking loose leaf tea about four years ago! My daughters and I have tea every day, and we are frequently joined by my students or friends for “tea time.” Now my hubby joins us, too. His tastes have evolved from Tetley with milk and sugar to mostly unadorned greens.

We have learned so much history, geography, and culture in this journey.

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