Steep & Brew Coffee Shop

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Sadly, this tea was average on the whole: average taste and bite, below average color, average aroma, etc. If I wanted, I could have just used Lipton or Tazo and some sugar and received the same result for a cheaper price. This really is a shame since Steep & Brew normally has some great loose leaf offerings (see: Jasmine, Darjeeling).

Full review here: http://theteablag.blogspot.com/2011/01/powerthirst.html

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92

A little bitter today, but I think I added too much leaf. I haven’t quite figured out how much to measure into the T-sac for my all of my usual teas – I need to get new infusers! Half an infuser-full was always just right.

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92

Backlogging from yesterday.

I tried this with 1 tsp cacao nibs. The cacao nibs definitely added something, but it wasn’t as chocolaty as I had hoped. It had a full-bodied bitterness and a very subtle sweetness. I added milk and sugar to the second steep, which was a bit more of the dessert tea I was going for. The chocolate flavor was subtle, but I’m going to try it again sometime, maybe with rooibos or Ceylon black tea.

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92

I finally replenished my supply of this. Welcome back, old friend!

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85

I tried this iced today – just as I suspected it would be, it is delicious! I think I almost prefer it iced.

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92

This has been my go-to breakfast tea for a while. It is great on its own or with milk. I’m also enjoying a 2nd steep in the afternoon/evening – sometimes I’ll add a little vanilla and sugar to make it more dessert-like.

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85

Had this again last night – I steeped it twice, and it was lovely both times. This is growing on me – I think it will be my go-to tea when I want something floral (but not as perfume-y as jasmine).

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85

I haven’t had a lot of oolong, so I might not be the best critic, but I like this very much. I was expecting it to be more floral; although there is a floral flavor there, it is more subtle and not in your face. I think it would be delicious iced. I look forward to having more of this, and trying some more oolongs!

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92

This is becoming a favorite. It is great for breakfast – full-bodied, and I love the hint of bergamot.

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92

I don’t think I would describe this as “lighter,” but it is lively. I can definitely taste the bergamot, but it seems to have more body than straight earl grey. There must be some assam – it is definitely malty.

I’m curious if there is a bit of lapsang souchong in the mix or not – there may be a hint of smokiness.

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drank Assam by Steep & Brew Coffee Shop
190 tasting notes

Strong, malty, full-bodied flavor. Maybe a little bit of chalkiness, but not unpleasant. A good “up & at em” tea this morning. I had it with a splash of milk. Does anyone make chai with Assam tea? It seems like it would stand up to the spices well.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Ceylon by Steep & Brew Coffee Shop
190 tasting notes

Nice smooth flavor. I brewed it hot, and added a splash of milk. Funny thing – I thought I was drinking Assam, and I thought there was something wrong with it since I wasn’t tasting the maltiness at all! Nope, Ceylon has no maltiness. Interestingly, there is something almost chocolatey about it. I’ll definitely be using this for blending with other flavors.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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