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Erm, not bad but not great either. As usual they left the bag in… which meant that by the time I could take a decent sip it was wayyyyy oversteeped.
I miss my savour moments! you know, when you just take a moment to really enjoy the cuppa in front of you even if your days is swarming with distractions and work.
In fact, I really can’t comment much on the flavour besides saying I think it’d be pleasant when done properly. It had a hint of sweetness at the end to.
Bah. throws hands up in the air

Kashyap

they put this tea in a bag? i think thats a crime in China. Try using 3g (1tsp) per 16 oz in 185 degree water and let steep 4-6 minutes until a luminescence-transluscent green extraction forms….but try this…but the buds directly in the cup and cover it…let the buds settle to the bottom and drink it that way…it should be a oceanic, slightly floral, sweet with just a touch of crispness to the finish….because its a bud, it takes the water longer to penetrate into the heart of the bud (not like a leaf that has a lot of surface area) and so the cooler water and the longer steep brings out its complexity…too hot and the floral aspect is blanched by the heat and the cups depth is lost

Indigobloom

Hmmm maybe I will see if they can give me the “bag” without any of the water… since their minimum purchase is 25g! and it is expensive!
and that’s how Davids makes all of their hot teas. except maybe matcha

aisling of tea

A minimum purchase for this tea alone, or a minimum purchase in general? I did notice that the last time I was in, I tried to get 10g of Cold 911 and the girl told me I would have to get a bit more to get a real sampling of the tea, but that one is full of big bits.

What De and I do is I carry little tupperwares in my purse and we pull out the teabags as soon as they’re given to us. That way they don’t oversteep and we can resteep later. They put a lot of tea in those little bags! Their iced teas are terrible, though. I got the Mango Madness iced and she let it steep for a good five minutes. I wanted to cry.

Indigobloom

hmm that’s a good idea, keeping a tupperware. I’ll have to find some! lol yeah the iced white teas are a little on the ick side. There is supposed to be a new tea ball coming out that shuts it off to the water when the timer goes off so you don’t need to worry about it. I think the guy who invented it tried to fundraise here on Steepster…
I want one!

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Kashyap

they put this tea in a bag? i think thats a crime in China. Try using 3g (1tsp) per 16 oz in 185 degree water and let steep 4-6 minutes until a luminescence-transluscent green extraction forms….but try this…but the buds directly in the cup and cover it…let the buds settle to the bottom and drink it that way…it should be a oceanic, slightly floral, sweet with just a touch of crispness to the finish….because its a bud, it takes the water longer to penetrate into the heart of the bud (not like a leaf that has a lot of surface area) and so the cooler water and the longer steep brings out its complexity…too hot and the floral aspect is blanched by the heat and the cups depth is lost

Indigobloom

Hmmm maybe I will see if they can give me the “bag” without any of the water… since their minimum purchase is 25g! and it is expensive!
and that’s how Davids makes all of their hot teas. except maybe matcha

aisling of tea

A minimum purchase for this tea alone, or a minimum purchase in general? I did notice that the last time I was in, I tried to get 10g of Cold 911 and the girl told me I would have to get a bit more to get a real sampling of the tea, but that one is full of big bits.

What De and I do is I carry little tupperwares in my purse and we pull out the teabags as soon as they’re given to us. That way they don’t oversteep and we can resteep later. They put a lot of tea in those little bags! Their iced teas are terrible, though. I got the Mango Madness iced and she let it steep for a good five minutes. I wanted to cry.

Indigobloom

hmm that’s a good idea, keeping a tupperware. I’ll have to find some! lol yeah the iced white teas are a little on the ick side. There is supposed to be a new tea ball coming out that shuts it off to the water when the timer goes off so you don’t need to worry about it. I think the guy who invented it tried to fundraise here on Steepster…
I want one!

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Let’s see… I’m a tea and workout fanatic, I work in HR, and most of my friends consider me to be an egg. White on the outside, Asian on the inside :)
-from philosophy to food, I love it all
Otherwise, what you see is what you get! I can be very straightforward and yet shy.

Also, I’ve started taking tea sommelier classes and it is an absolute blast! Well, so far I’ve only finished the first out of eight courses, but I am really looking forward to the next one.

Anyhow, if your curious as to how I rate things, this is how I work…

0-25
Like eating dirt, or some other unsanitary indelicacy that mentioning in my profile here would likely get me banned.
I don’t think I’ve found cause to banish a tea to the wasteland yet though so who knows what it’d inspire ;P

25-50
You know that expression “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater”? I imagine drinking that water would be terrible enough to warrant this rating!
I’d never make my enemy drink this, but perhaps I’d throw it at them. Good thing I don’t have any enemies!

50-70
This is “tea”?? I tried finishing the cup… but my body rejected it. There may be others who enjoy this tea, but it’s beyond me!

70-80
I tried liking it, and I can almost get there! I certainly don’t hate it, but something is holding me back. Allergies? Men in white suits? who knows… certainly not me!

80-90
Lovely tea! Not my all time fave but close. I likely wouldn’t repurchase, but may decide to based on many factors: price, accessibility, whether it fills a “tea gap”, medicinal applications, and how often I crave it.
Every once in awhile I find the sweet spot that bumps these up to 90+. Those are the days I need to buy a lotto ticket!

90-95
Sweet Camellia! this is realllly good tea! Don’t talk to me until I’ve finished my cup…

95-100
Tea of the gods. I would do anything to get my hands on more of this liquid gold!

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