Hmm, I dunno about this tea. It is smokey, tart, and a little bitter. I’m not getting much sweetness from it so it seems unbalanced somehow. I can appreciate its uniqueness, but it is definitely not something I would purchase.
Stephanie, who do you like Steepster Select so far, is it worth it? (Not that it matters cause I’m in Canada, but I curious to know!)
I meant «how» do you like, oops.
Well, I was offered a free box, so it was DEFINITELY worth it for me. I’ve only tried this one and one other offering so far. The other tea was a Yunnan black and I preferred it to this one. I think the Select Box would be nice for someone a little earlier in their tea journey than I am, who are still looking to try a whole bunch of different things. (Everything in the box was a straight unflavored tea, BTW) I’m to the point where I kind of know what I like and random boxes where I’m unlikely to actually enjoy all the offerings are losing their appeal to me.
Then we have a similar take on this thing, I too know pretty much where I stand, and although I’m still enjoying trying new stuff, I much prefer choosing on my own. But I totally understand the concept and why it is so popular, this is just my opinion :-)
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I love pretty much every type of tea camellia sinensis can produce. I like herbal teas sometimes but I can’t stand rooibos. I’m recently becoming a puerh addict.