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I got tea delivery today :D Three packs of new teas – and none of them rated on Steepster yet. Funny thing – I ordered them like a month ago from an UK online teashop (http://www.cupoftea.uk.com) and i got 3 bags of German loose tea. Oh well in the end they all come from Asia anyways ;)
I’m keeping the Assam one with Irish whiskey taste in reserve cuz i got a very similar one opened. But the other two bags are gonna get opened. Maybe even both tonight.

Bourbon Vanilla does sound kinda yumm right? OK lets go…
Smell of vanilla isn’t very strong. Quite delicate even. I think that might be a good thing. Yep its a delicate black. Not malty, not too strong. I’m guessing that’s how Indian blacks are. More watery but still quite good. In a different way. Whole other flavor. I might be getting a hint of bourbon. Vanilla not much. It’s actually slightly bitter. I’ll try steeping it bit shorter next time. Might bring out vanilla and bourbon more. It’s an OK tea. Not bad at all but not sure i’d get more…

EDIT So yes turns out that the tea is quite better and not bitter at all if i steep it for like 3 minutes instead of 4

EDIT no2 as it gets colder it’s totally getting better. bourbon vanilla is starting to show. and i keep lifting the rating up ;)

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Rabs

Tea deliveries are always such a day-brightener :D I also get a small thrill out of adding a tea to Steepster. It’s like I’m boldly going where no one on Steepster has gone before ;)

malomorgen

On the other hand i’m always curious what others would say about some of my teas ;) Soon enough i’ll finally have some of the teas that i can actually find on Steepster. Will be a nice change for myself lol.

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Rabs

Tea deliveries are always such a day-brightener :D I also get a small thrill out of adding a tea to Steepster. It’s like I’m boldly going where no one on Steepster has gone before ;)

malomorgen

On the other hand i’m always curious what others would say about some of my teas ;) Soon enough i’ll finally have some of the teas that i can actually find on Steepster. Will be a nice change for myself lol.

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born with a bit of a restless, curious and exploring spirit ;) love to travel and i do it a lot lately. enjoy good food and drinks. love trying out new stuff. just about to start exploring the world of teas and i’m really enthusiastic about it ;)

EDIT 4 months later:
still a n00b here but starting to get it ;) i try to buy loose tea but i got a lot of teabags too cuz it’s easier to find here. from not liking black tea ended up love it. green can be quite good too but waiting for more real ones to try. whites are sometimes awesome, sometimes not, rooibos and fruity blends are a good replacement for juices… and so on… still excited about every new tea… loving it more every day :D

since my favorite hobby is photography i take photos whenever something is interesting. including my tea making process…

Rating system (i’ll try to use it from now on):
0-20 sorry, can’t do it. ewwy
20-50 i’ll drink it if i have to, i f not no ty
50-70 its not bad, quite drinkable
70-85 i like it, might buy more
85-100 gimme more of this stuff

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