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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
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My samples came in! I ended up resteeping this 5 times today! That’s a record. I wasn’t sure how much to use but I took a perfect teaspoon and a 12 oz tumbler. I steeped it for 30 seconds, 40, 50, one minute, and two minutes.

It was really good. I think honey was the strongest note, but I noticed each steeping favored different flavors. I’ll have to pick some up!

After sleeping it for 30s, I’m not sure I’d want to try it at 3 minutes+; that might just be crazy strong

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C
Sil

Haha I only drink this western style for the most part. But instead of a tablespoon as per davids instructions I use 1-1.5 tsp for the three minutes

Fuzzy_Peachkin

This one was so good, but definitely strong. I don’t think I could handle a three minute steep!

Uniquity

Hmm, maybe my taste buds finally demand stronger tastes as I steep this one in my Perfect mug (12 oz) for three minutes. I will try it less sometime and see if I get more nuances or if it is just too weak for me.

Terri HarpLady

I go for the gusto of 1 Tbl x 3min. I love it that way. I’ve only done the short steeps worth this a time or 2, & just didn’t feel satisfied.

Cavocorax

I love that everyone has their own way to do it. I’m pretty sure I’ll end up buying 1 or 2 oz of this, so I’ll experiment more, but at least I know that I like it the way I’ve done it so far!

Terri HarpLady

Yup! Like all things in life, tea is meant to be enjoyed anyway you like it, with as much creativity as you want! All paths lead to the same place: Pleasure! :D

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Sil

Haha I only drink this western style for the most part. But instead of a tablespoon as per davids instructions I use 1-1.5 tsp for the three minutes

Fuzzy_Peachkin

This one was so good, but definitely strong. I don’t think I could handle a three minute steep!

Uniquity

Hmm, maybe my taste buds finally demand stronger tastes as I steep this one in my Perfect mug (12 oz) for three minutes. I will try it less sometime and see if I get more nuances or if it is just too weak for me.

Terri HarpLady

I go for the gusto of 1 Tbl x 3min. I love it that way. I’ve only done the short steeps worth this a time or 2, & just didn’t feel satisfied.

Cavocorax

I love that everyone has their own way to do it. I’m pretty sure I’ll end up buying 1 or 2 oz of this, so I’ll experiment more, but at least I know that I like it the way I’ve done it so far!

Terri HarpLady

Yup! Like all things in life, tea is meant to be enjoyed anyway you like it, with as much creativity as you want! All paths lead to the same place: Pleasure! :D

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Tea: I just started drinking loose tea in the fall of 2012, and once I started I had to get more and more and try ALL THE TEAS. Joining Steepster made this worse/easier.

So far it seems that I prefer unflavoured black teas, although I still drink a few that are flavoured each day too. Oolongs, greens, puerhs and white teas are all very good, but I just don’t crave them as often.

Yet.

Me: Ok. Random things. I like animals, I have a baby girl and a devoted bf, and … I’m a geek. I like Lord of the Rings, Sherlock, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, Supernatural, pen&paper RPG’s, online RPG’s, video games, silly internet memes, puzzles and a bunch of others things! I taught myself to knit and I’m considering crochet but I need to make time for all these things!

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51-64: It’s ok.
65-75: It’s good.
76-85: It’s very good. (Buy 1oz+)
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