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I had a feeling when I smelled the dry leaves that I wouldn’t like this, they had a sour aroma. The tea itself tastes sour too with a sweet mango note that just isn’t strong enough. The black tea base is decent but is hard to taste. Luckily I only bought a sample of this one.
I brewed this once in a Teavana Glass Perfect Tea Maker/Gravity Steeper with 3 tsp leaf and boiling water for 3 minutes.
Flavors: Mango, Sour
I woke up at 4 am and couldn’t sleep. Since I have ideas of going back to sleep I made decaf. Bought this from my local tea store and it’s pretty good. I am noticing what seems to be orange, asnise, and clove in there. It’s not quite a full blown chai.
I brewed this one time in a Teavana Glass Perfect Tea Maker/Gravity Steeper with 3 tsp leaf and boiling water for 3 min.
Flavors: Anise, Clove, Orange
This is a nice black from Clipper Ship Tea Company. It has a very slight malt note. There is also peppery note to it. It’s also kind of sweet. It also tastes just a little, a very small amount flat to me. Not enough to ruin the tea but enough to lower the score.
I steeped this once and a 16oz Teavana Glass Perfect Tea Maker/Gravity Steeper with 2 tsp leaf and boiling water for 3 min.
Flavors: Malt, Pepper, Sweet
Bought a sample size during my visit to a local tea store. It is overall pretty good. The raspberry flavoring is mostly nice and reminds me of summer. There is however, a very slight sour tinge to the raspberry, barely noticeable but there. Couldn’t sleep at four thirty in the morning so mad tea. Last night I didn’t post my order because I was too tired to take a picture after my visit to the er for my asthma. I really wish there was a cur for asthma. It now takes me two days to recover from an attack.
I steeped this once in a 16oz Teavana Glass Perfect Tea Maker/Gravity Steeper witih 2 tsp leaf and 190 degree water for 3 min after a 10 second rinse.
When I was making a purchase at my local tea shop, Clipper Ship Tea Company the owner gave me a generous sample of this roasted Yancha. I generally don’t like roasted teas because they are often too roasty for my tastes. This one is nice however as it is a very light roast. The roast profile was noticeable in the first steep but not overpowering. It was slightly less by the second steep and is noticeably less in the fourth steep. I only gave this tea four steeps because I am always watching my caffeine and it is time to cut out caffeine for the day. I think it would have certainly gone two more steeps. I used a moderate amount of tea for the gaiwan because I did not want the roast to be too potent. I felt 6g for a 150ml gaiwan was enough although I know some people will fill the gaiwan to capacity.
I brewed this four times in a 150ml gaiwan with 6g leaf and boiling water. I steeped it for 5 sec, 5 sec, 7 sec, and 10 sec. This company is rumored to soon have a website for those not close enough to stop by and I have always gotten some good tea, generally at reasonable prices. I’m not certain I would buy this one as I rarely want to drink roasted oolongs but it was nice.
This is a tasty slightly floral green tea with a very nice strawberry flavor. It is one of the best strawberry greens I have had yet.
I brewed this once in a Teavana Glass Perfect Tea Maker/Gravity Steeper with 3 tsp leaf and 175 degree water for 3 mini.
Flavors: Floral, Strawberry
This is a sweet and earthy puerh with little or no bitterness. Even brewing it at 2 min this morning for more caffeine it is not bitter. I usually western brew puerh for 30 sec but I wanted caffeine.
I brewed this one time in a 16oz Teavana Perfect Tea Maker/Gravity Steeper with 3 pearls, or about 12.7g and boiling water for 2 min.
Flavors: Earth, Sweet
Picked this one out this morning while looking for another tea that I never did find. Bought this about a year ago from my local tea shop but it was properly stored. It is very tasty. It is sweet with the flavor of peaches. It is not astringent, it is not vegetal.
I brewed this once in an 18oz teapot with 3 tsp leaf and 175 degree water for 4 min.
Thank you so much to AllanK for sending me some of this delicious tea! I’ve never had a black pearl tea before and wasn’t quite sure what to expect…as it turns out, this is one of the best straight black teas I’ve ever tried! Even after a 6-minute steep, it’s super smooth…I don’t notice any bitterness or astringency and I feel no need to add milk (which is unusual for me when drinking a straight black tea). There’s a nice natural sweetness here with notes of chocolate, honey, and malt. And on top of all that, you can keep re-steeping it practically all day. I may have found a new favorite…
Flavors: Chocolate, Honey, Malt, Smooth
This tea is tasty but strange. It is a blend with puerh tea, coffee beans and something else, I don’t know what until I call Clipper Ship Tea Company and find out. It tastes like someone brewed 2/3 of a cup of puerh and mixed it with 1/3 of a cup of coffee. I get the flavor of the coffee first and the flavor of the puerh in the background. I know the Chinesse sometimes blend coffee beans with puerh tea but this is a first for me. I am not sure whether or not I like it but I think I do like it. However, I wouldn’t want to drink it often so I’m glad I only bought 50g.
I brewed this once in a 18oz teapot with 3 tsp leaf and boiling water for 30 sec.
This is a relatively tasty ripe puerh tea from my local tea shop, Clipper Ship Tea Company. It has only a moderate amount of fermentation flavor left, but then again I have never tasted a loose puerh tea without any fermentation flavor, I don’t know why that is. It is sweet with dates notes and an aftertaste I just don’t know how to describe. It is not a bad aftertaste, I just can’t figure out how to describe it. There is no bitterness to this tea and I don’t discern any sour notes. This is good as it was somewhat expensive. I paid $42 for 150g of tea at a Black Friday Sale price of 20% off for a total of around $33.50. I will put this away with my other Shou Puerh and see how it ages. I think the thing I like most about puerh is unlike other teas, it doesn’t go bad.
I brewed this tea once western style in an 18oz teapot with 6.1g leaf and boiling water for 30 sec.
Flavors: Dates, Sweet
Bought a sample of this yesterday at Clipper Ship Tea Company. This is my second time reviewing this as Steepster is having the hiccups this morning. The first time did not go through at all. I find it is best to load the tea page on two separate pages so you can copy and paste to the second when the first one fails to load entirely, frustrating.
This tea is slightly floral, slightly vegetal, slightly sweet and quite creamy in nature. There is also a very slight sourness that could be from too high a temperature or too long brewing time. I only bought the sample size. Clipper Ship Tea Company has some excellent teas, this one is good but not great. The tea leaves have a honey like aroma to them and are dark green and appear to be either broken leaf or just small leaf, not sure which. They look very good. When I drink the Cloud and Mist from Mandala again I will have to compare them. I think that Mandala’s was better. This one didn’t come with brewing parameters so I was just guessing.
I brewed this once in an 18oz teapot with 175 degree water and 3 tsp leaf for 2 min. Next time I will try 160 degree water and 1 min and see if the slight sour note goes away.
Flavors: Creamy, Floral, Sour, Vegetal
This is a relatively nice blend from the Clipper Ship Tea Co. It is fruity, not entirely sure what is in it but I think maybe Jackfruit or such island flavors. There is a little bit of bitterness but not much. There is also a little bit of astringency to it. Overall it is good. I probably wouldn’t buy it again but I will try to finish it before it goes bad. If anyone might get to Clipper Ship Tea Co and would like to try some I am open for swaps. I have about twenty or so of their teas.
I brewed this once in an 18oz teapot with 3 tsp leaf and boiling water for 3 min.
Bought a sample of this months ago, just got around to trying it now. It is fairly malty and somewhat sweet tasting. I taste a slight, very slight sourness too. This could be from being in a zip lock package for six months or my taste buds, not sure if its one of these factors. The tea is characteristic ceylon in its briskness. There is not much bitterness to this tea. If you ever get to Northport, LI, NY visit Clipper Ship Tea Co. They are an excellent store. Perhaps they are not as good as Butiki but they are excellent. They, unfortunately, are strictly brick and mortar. They have no website. You can find them on Facebook.
I brewed this once in an 18oz teapot with 3 tsp leaf and boiling water for 3 min.
This tea is a mix of a number of ingredients but what really stands out is the green tea and the peppermint. The jasmine is there in the background. I wouldn’t know it had cornflower petals if I hadn’t called Clipper Ship Tea Co for the ingredients when I entered it into the system. At first sip I didn’t like this tea. However as I drank it my opinion changed. I think this is an excellent tea. I really liked it in the end.
I brewed this once in an 18oz teapot with 3 tsp leaf and 175 degree water for 3 min.
Flavors: Jasmine, Peppermint, Sweet
This tea is overly malty (not meaning chocolate malt) and not that great. It definitely goes into the category of teas I will not buy again. It has a bit of a sour note to it too. It has not been in my cupboard long enough to have gone bad.
I brewed this once in an 18oz teapot with boiling water and 3 tsp leaf for 3 min.