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Guys, I am steeping this one western style. I know it’s almost sacrelige, but I don’t care. I love the original Laoshan Black steeped western style, and I want to compare this one. Of course, with David’s western steeping instructions for Laoshan Black I have now almost completely used up my package, but I wanted to know how much I loved this one before deciding whether to take the plunge and purchase more of it (available for reserve club members only).

This smells of chocolate and caramel and honey. I think 1 tablespoon of leaf (for 8oz) was a bit too much for this one… the leaf is not as wirey as the original Laoshan Black, more compact, so more of it fits in a tablespoon. Well I will certainly have some resteeps of this. Nevertheless, even the overleafed first cup is delicious, which is not something I can say about most teas if overleafed. Chocolatey, lovely. I might have to steep up a cup of the original Laoshan Black to see how they compare and if it is worth it to me to splurge on the first picking. Decisions, decisions!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Azzrian

Hey do it the way you want to :)

Terri HarpLady

I tend to steep laoshan black western style. I love it that way!

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Azzrian

Hey do it the way you want to :)

Terri HarpLady

I tend to steep laoshan black western style. I love it that way!

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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.
69-50: Teas that I don’t really enjoy all that much and wouldn’t drink another cup of.
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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