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130 Tasting Notes

94

well, this one was an accidental leftover from a past steepster box, and i don’t even remember drinking it before…WOW, this is delicious! usually the chinese non-oolong greens underwhelm me, but this? this is made of rainbows and light and sparkles and unicorns! yet, somehow it ISN"T overwhelming, it is a light light flavor, even if strong. like drinking sunshine filtered through spring green forest canopy onto a dappled forest floor covered in spring wildflowers.

yep, that’s exactly it. darned good stuff. now i need to figure out who made it and where i can get more, coz also? it’s like crack.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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drank Decaf Peach by Adagio Teas
130 tasting notes

i sprung for the decaf sampler from Adagio – and this is my first go at them. HOLY cow this is some tasty tea! i’ve been focusing lately so much on the non-flavored (yet still quite flavorful!) teas that i’d forgotten how delightful a nice fruity black tea can be! this cuppa is NOM with a spoonful of sugar and a splash of 2%. yum yum yum.

Flavors: Peach

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 g 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank Lapsang Souchong by Steepster
130 tasting notes

as it turns out, i don’t like Lapsang Souchongs. i thought this one might be better, considering the source, but i think it’s just me. do not like. but then, i don’t really like smokey flavored anything, really. except beef. and pork ribs. but smoke where it doesn’t belong? ew.

ON EDIT: 2nd steeping was a tiny bit milder on the flavor i’m not enjoying, but only a tiny bit. i must say, this is an incredibly smooth tea, considering, and lush and deep and full, but that smoked quality just. ugh. can’t get over it. no third steeping for me!

brewed as per directions on Steepster Select packet, April 2014 mailing.

Jillybeane

I’m with you. I tried to have an open mind, but my mouth didn’t cooperate.

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92

Yum yum i love this tea! Green AND toasty! My Friday started off pretty weak, ended up fairly awesome! This is just the ice cream. :)

Preparation
212 °F / 100 °C 0 min, 30 sec

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100

Yum yum perfect first steeping…this should give me a great afternoon, which will be way better than my crappy tea-free morning.

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87
drank Sencha Shin-ryoku by Den's Tea
130 tasting notes

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77

well, now, this is NOT what i was expecting! while i’d usually consider most oolongs i’ve tried to be light, ethereal, floral, this one is none of those things. not that this is a bad thing, mind you. i went ahead and rinsed once, since i was suspicious of the dry leaf smell (which is not light, ethereal, or floral, but instead earthy, sandy, soil-y. but not in the pu-erh soil-y way), so my second and now third steepings of this are quite deep, reddish-brown colored, a beautiful tea really. the flavor is definitely not based in the scent, the way other oolongs are or can be. this one i just what it is. down to earth, honest-to-goodness, tea. no bitterness, this is quite smooth, which just a bit of astringency making it quite nice. not as heavy as a black tea, not as earthy-mushroom-y as a pu-erh, just basic. i quite like it, although i like others quite a bit more, so i’m not sure i’ll replace this once it runs out.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 45 sec 2 g 12 OZ / 354 ML

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91
drank Organic Sencha by Den's Tea
130 tasting notes

free sample! delicious grassy sencha, quite mild, yet well-rounded. not as depth-y as aracha, or some of den’s other senchas, but this is one i’d consider for an everyday cup (or three).

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 45 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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100

Yum, last serving of my yummy s.c.d.r.! So happy to drink it; so sad to see it go…

Preparation
212 °F / 100 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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not from texas, love tea, can’t believe i hadn’t found steepster before now!
just now discovering oolongs, i hadn’t really appreciated the depth they bring. holy schmoly! also appreciating the differences between all the japanese greens.
this place ROX.

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