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I bought this during the Christmas in July sale.  It just happened to be quite cheap, so I thought I was lucky to try this limited blend.  It turns out: combining a milk oolong with a genmaicha is a fantastic idea.  This particular one almost tastes like a toasty marshmallow.  I thought I made the mistake of steeping it with too-hot water, but it didn’t ruin the tea at all, despite being half green.  I’m not sure why the apple pieces or rosehips are included here, but it doesn’t seem to show up in the flavor at all.  Which is great, as the oolong and genmaicha is an interesting flavor combination on their own.  The flavor just keeps giving and giving.  Very consistent, so I really don’t want to forget a third steep in the future.  Somehow the green tea wasn’t astringent at all, even with the third cup at just boiled.   This is a good one to have around if I run out of 52Teas Marshmallow Treat Genmaicha.
Steep #1 // 1 1/2 teaspoons for a full mug // 14 minutes after boiling // 1 1/2 minute steep
Steep #2 // 10 minutes after boiling  // 2 minute steep   
Steep #3 //  just boiled // 2-3 minute steep 

Dustin

Moo-long, hah! I’m super into these tea puns lately.

tea-sipper

Me too, Dustin. So many tea puns lately. :D

MadHatterTeaDrunk

Tea puns are Tearrific

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Dustin

Moo-long, hah! I’m super into these tea puns lately.

tea-sipper

Me too, Dustin. So many tea puns lately. :D

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Tea puns are Tearrific

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Hi! I love tea and trying new ones – it adds a bit of variety to my day! Books, music, TV & movies are my thing… and tea, of course.

Some of my favorite tea shops (still operating):
birdandblendtea.com
teavivre.com
52teas.com
svtea.com
teakruthi.com
harney.com
angrytearoom.com
Dammann Freres
Yunnan Sourcing
fusionteas.com
AprTea.com
Javateaco.com
Lupicia
Plumdeluxe.com
Octaviatea.com
Davidstea
eco-cha.com
what-cha.com
justea.com
singleoriginteas.com
teasenz.com
tealyra.com
whisperingpinestea.com
Mandala
verdanttea.com
thenecessiteas.com

Favorite tea shops (RIP):
butikiteas.com
steapshoppe.com
steepcityteas.com
aquartertotea.com
dellaterrateas.com
zentealife.com
theteamerchant.net
joysteaspoon.com
tealiciousllc.com
Rivertea
Specialteas

My icon photo is Richard Mayhew from the graphic novel ‘Neverwhere’ by Neil Gaiman, Mike Carey & Glenn Fabry.

Most of the teas listed in my cupboard are actually sample sizes. I don’t really have 2,000 ounces of tea around here! Many of my teas have only one teaspoon left… maybe two. But I like keeping them in my cupboard list for reference to what I could be sipping. Usually, I write tasting notes once for each tea. I’m still drinking them, just not writing tasting notes each time!

My dislikes: hibiscus, ginger (unless in chai), turmeric, bee pollen, charcoal type flavors

My ratings:
95-100 – Super awesome deliciousness favorites – cupboard essential
80-95 – Also pretty delicious
65-80 – Pretty good
50-65 – Okay
1-50 – Probably won’t want to sip it again

I’m planning on being a Steepsterer as long as there IS a Steepster, so if you’re not hearing from me, that means something happened to my health… if you know what I mean. (Or as evidenced by the great computer hiatus of 2019, something happened to my computer.) :D

Happy sipping!

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