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My first taste of this1 was reminiscent of Lucky Charms marshmallows marinated in oolong. This second taste was a second steep, this time correctly pressing the oolong button on my kettle. The leaves, prior to steeping them a second time, were almost fully unfurled, making themselves quite comfortable in the roomy infuser. This time, the fragrance was not of Lucky Charms marshmallows, but of…cotton candy. The tea itself smelled mostly like the oolong, with faint, sweet undertones. The flavour is a bit hard for me to describe. Adjectives that come to mind include “mature” and “baked,” maybe “layered.” It’s quite nice, really.

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195 °F / 90 °C 8 min or more
LiberTEAS

have you ever had lucky charms marshmallows marinated in Oolong?

Nik

Hee hee. No, I haven’t. But it smelled like how that might taste. =)

LiberTEAS

It actually sounds quite interesting. I’d be willing to try it.

canadianadia

I always wanted to try Lucky Charms when I was a kid, but was never allowed. I can’t bring myself to buy a box as an adult, maybe this might be the perfect alternative?

Nik

Oh go on, buy the box! =) But yes, this might be an alternative, although I haven’t (yet) tried any of the marshmallow or cotton candy teas that our Steepster friends have been reviewing of late.

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LiberTEAS

have you ever had lucky charms marshmallows marinated in Oolong?

Nik

Hee hee. No, I haven’t. But it smelled like how that might taste. =)

LiberTEAS

It actually sounds quite interesting. I’d be willing to try it.

canadianadia

I always wanted to try Lucky Charms when I was a kid, but was never allowed. I can’t bring myself to buy a box as an adult, maybe this might be the perfect alternative?

Nik

Oh go on, buy the box! =) But yes, this might be an alternative, although I haven’t (yet) tried any of the marshmallow or cotton candy teas that our Steepster friends have been reviewing of late.

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2012.10.07: I hear people like to understand other people’s ratings, so here’s a loose guide:

01-29: Dear God, why.
30-49: I’ll finish this cup, I guess, but no more.
50-59: Meh.
60-69: Decent. Maybe I can blend it with something else and make it better.
70-79: Heeey, this is quite good!
80-89: I love it, but I’m not in love with it.
90-100: Permanently resident in my Happy Place.


Update: I have steeped, and it was good. =] Still a tea-ophyte, though.


This is a tea site, so I feel like “well, I’m Indian” should be enough of an introduction. Because, I mean, it’s kind of in my genes, right? But the fact of the matter is that I’m an absolute tea-ophyte.

I’ve just discovered a world beyond Celestial Seasonings. I’ve just discovered “sachets” instead of “normal” tea bags and bought my first loose tea sampler. I don’t get the whole water temperature and steep time thing yet, nor that if I want to get a yixiang tea pot, I’d need one for each type of tea. I have this infuser ball thing, but I haven’t used it yet.

Don’t cringe, but right now I’m still just boiling water and pouring it over a teabag, adding some sugar, and drinking a nice, hot cuppa. I’d like to learn more, I think, and I’d like to train my palate. I figure participating in this community is the best way to do that.

So ya. Hi!

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