4 Tasting Notes

95

This was my favorite in the March 2014 ship of Steepster Select. My husband agreed – it really did live up to the tasting note it came with: “Silky mouthfeel with fruit and honey overtones.” Wow! The instructions said it can be steeped up to 5 times, but I thought it lost all the flavor by the 4th brew. But still, it had a lot of flavor.

Flavors: Honey, Stonefruits

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 7 OZ / 207 ML

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90

This was one of my top two in the March 2014 shipment of Steepster Select. It had a beautiful floral note in the first brew, with a bit of melon, and a slight licorice in the after taste. It lost flavor fast though – it did not have any flavor left by the third brew. Still worth it for the first two brews!

Flavors: Flowers, Licorice, Melon

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 2 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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65

This was a deep roast indeed – very toasty (almost smokey) buckwheat flavor, nutty. The intensity mellows by the second brew. I liked mixing it with some sencha (Japanese green) tea to create a genmaicha-like flavor (although genmaicha is with popped rice, not buckwheat).

Flavors: Nuts

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank Laos Black #05 by Steepster
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Despite the hype that was created due to its rare origin (being from Laos), my husband and I both thought this was a pretty average tasting black tea (we drink a lot of loose tea). The first brew had a nice malty aroma with a bit of honey. My husband thought it was earthy on the second brew, but there wasn’t much else.

Flavors: Earth, Honey, Malt

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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