drank Mango Fruit Punch by DAVIDsTEA
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It turns out I’ve been making my iced teas all wrong. I was using boiling water, letting it steep, adding the icecubes, and getting rid of the remaining leaf immediately.

This time, I just coldbrewed it in the fridge for a day, and I have to say the flavour is much brighter (also, it turns out that what I thought was 2L was nowhere near 2L, so the fact that this tea tastes okay despite my use what I thought would be an excessive amount of water is even better).

The liquor is a lovely sunny yellow, and I can definitely taste the fruits. It’s quite a light flavour, and I’m sure I’d enjoy it much more if my tongue weren’t half-dead from sucking on lozenges, but there it is.

Also, this is a sipdown.

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more 30 g 66 OZ / 1951 ML
Marzipan

You don’t think it tastes stronger when you hot brew it?

Christina

No, because I only let the leaf sit in the hot water for about 5 minutes. Coldbrewing it for longer felt like a more… thorough flavour, somehow.

jeweledthumb

I feel the best way to get the best bang for your tea buck for making iced tea is brew based on hot brewing recommendation (tsp per water) and time/temp recommendations if it’s not an herbal and THEN stick it in the fridge overnight.

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Marzipan

You don’t think it tastes stronger when you hot brew it?

Christina

No, because I only let the leaf sit in the hot water for about 5 minutes. Coldbrewing it for longer felt like a more… thorough flavour, somehow.

jeweledthumb

I feel the best way to get the best bang for your tea buck for making iced tea is brew based on hot brewing recommendation (tsp per water) and time/temp recommendations if it’s not an herbal and THEN stick it in the fridge overnight.

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Updated February 2014:

I’m a writer and editor who’s fallen for loose-leaf tea hard. Within a year of joining Steepster, I’ve spent at least $500 on tea, and gotten a whole bunch in swaps! At this point I’ve got a better handle on what I like and dislike, but I’m sure that there will always be more to discover.

Likes: Green tea, sobacha, fruit flavours, masala chais, jasmine, mint, citrus, ginger, Ceylons, Chinese blacks.

Dislikes (or at least generally disinclined towards): Hibiscus, rosehip, chamomile, licorice, lavender.

Things I’m on the fence about: Oolong, vanilla (I prefer it mixed with black teas or rooibos rather than green tea), white teas.

Still need to do my research on: pu’er teas.

I rarely score teas anymore, but if I do, here’s the system I follow:

100-85: A winner!
84-70: Pretty good. This is a nice, everyday kind of tea.
69-60: Decent, but not up to snuff.
59-50: Not great. Better treated as an experiment.
49-0: I didn’t like this, and I’m going to avoid it in the future. Blech.

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