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drank Mo Li Long Tiao by Carrefour
1945 tasting notes

Today I tried to room-temp steep this by throwing some leaves into the bottle of water that I usually take with me to work. Let’s just say, it didn’t turn out well. Who knew a cold steep could be so bitter! I definitely need to go for far less leaves, I guess. I’ll try again next week.

But now I’m having this one hot again with dinner. It really is lovely, and oh so smooth. It’s just such a pleasant tea to drink, though I can’t see myself craving it and I think I would get bored of it, too, if it was the only thing I had. I guess I just crave more variety!

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SimplyJenW

Yes, craving variety makes sense! How many teas do you have at work? When I think of trying to get by on just a few teas, myself, I get kind of shaky….. ;)

gmathis

Dumb question—when Steepsters refer to cold brew/cold steep, is it generally room temp as you’ve described above, or in the fridge?

Dinosara

At work in the states is where all of my tea is, so I have a ton! I don’t drink the same tea very often.

gmathis: most people (and usually me) call brewing in the fridge cold-brew, I just called this room temp brew cold brew since it wasn’t with hot water. I’m not sure if there is a big difference with room temp versus refrigerated water, though.

Spoonvonstup

Carrefour! Gosh, I never even noticed they sold tea when I went there. I always went straight to the candy or cookie areas… not the best grocery shopper, I will admit.

Indigobloom

variety, YES!!! that’s part of what drives my tea cupboard to expand. That way, I can avoid having the same tea more than once a week, sometimes even in a month!

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SimplyJenW

Yes, craving variety makes sense! How many teas do you have at work? When I think of trying to get by on just a few teas, myself, I get kind of shaky….. ;)

gmathis

Dumb question—when Steepsters refer to cold brew/cold steep, is it generally room temp as you’ve described above, or in the fridge?

Dinosara

At work in the states is where all of my tea is, so I have a ton! I don’t drink the same tea very often.

gmathis: most people (and usually me) call brewing in the fridge cold-brew, I just called this room temp brew cold brew since it wasn’t with hot water. I’m not sure if there is a big difference with room temp versus refrigerated water, though.

Spoonvonstup

Carrefour! Gosh, I never even noticed they sold tea when I went there. I always went straight to the candy or cookie areas… not the best grocery shopper, I will admit.

Indigobloom

variety, YES!!! that’s part of what drives my tea cupboard to expand. That way, I can avoid having the same tea more than once a week, sometimes even in a month!

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I am tea obsessed, with the stash to match. I tend to really enjoy green oolongs, Chinese blacks, and flavored teas with high quality bases, especially florals, bergamot-based teas, and chocolate teas.

In my free time I am a birder, baker, and music/movie/tv addict.

Here are my rating categories, FYI:
100-90: Mind-blowingly good, just right for my palate, and teas that just take me to a happy place.
89-85: I really really like these teas and will keep most of them in the permanent collection, but they’re not quite as spectacular as the top category
84-80: Pretty tasty teas that I enjoy well enough, but definitely won’t rebuy when I run out.
79-70: Teas that I would probably drink again, but only if there were no preferrable options.
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49 and below: Mega yuck. This tea is just disgusting to me.
Unrated: Usually I feel unqualified to rate these teas because they are types of teas that I tend to not like in general. Sometimes user error or tea brewed under poor conditions.

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