So….

I can’t really write a tasting note for this, even though it’s sitting in front of me, because I am confused by this tea. I’m pretty sure I did it wrong.

I’m not sure how many of the marbles to use. I don’t have a scale. :( More, I don’t…really know how long to steep it. And it’s white tea but it smells and tastes very vegetal, and the little marbles don’t unfurl like jasmine. Are they even supposed to?

I’m sending out a tea S.O.S. over here. Does anybody know how to properly steep this stuff?

Ricky

Do it as you would do jasmine pearls? Since I love winging tea =] I’d do 175-185F and put 8-12 marbles for hmmm 10oz of water? 3 minutes?

takgoti

Harney & Sons Steepster account, where are you?

Also, I want you to know how very, very badly I am resisting some form of a “lost your marbles” pun here. IT IS VERY DIFFICULT.

sophistre

Thanks for the recc, Ricky. I figure I can wing it maybe twice more…it’s just a sample pack. I’m not too worried about ruining it. There wasn’t much in the failed brew to suggest it’d be OMGINCREDIBLE when done right…but we’ll see!

Tak, I say go for it. Life is too short. And yeah, puns make it shorter for everyone around you, but you just can’t keep that stuff bottled up. It has to be shared, or it dissolves your brain. ‘If it weren’t for my horse…’

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Ricky

Do it as you would do jasmine pearls? Since I love winging tea =] I’d do 175-185F and put 8-12 marbles for hmmm 10oz of water? 3 minutes?

takgoti

Harney & Sons Steepster account, where are you?

Also, I want you to know how very, very badly I am resisting some form of a “lost your marbles” pun here. IT IS VERY DIFFICULT.

sophistre

Thanks for the recc, Ricky. I figure I can wing it maybe twice more…it’s just a sample pack. I’m not too worried about ruining it. There wasn’t much in the failed brew to suggest it’d be OMGINCREDIBLE when done right…but we’ll see!

Tak, I say go for it. Life is too short. And yeah, puns make it shorter for everyone around you, but you just can’t keep that stuff bottled up. It has to be shared, or it dissolves your brain. ‘If it weren’t for my horse…’

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Ohhh, I dunno. I like tea but I’m kind of a tea newbie. At this point I can say with authority that I may never be anything else, no matter how many teas I try…there is always something new out there.

I write a lot.

I also play way too many video games.


Ratings! (Bout time, wot?) This is a new arrangement, so…subject to change!

1-10: Not potable. First-sip disasters.

11-30: Intensely unpleasant…won’t catch me finishing the cup.

31-50: I really don’t like it…but maybe somebody else out there would.

51-70: Drinkable, but probably not the first thing I’m going to reach for.

71-90: Pretty good tea, and stuff that there’s a good chance I’ll have on-hand. Will do in a pinch at the low end, all the way up to regular visitors to my infuser on the high end.

91-100: Teas I really do not want to be without.

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