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It’s provincial elections in BC today, which is always a fun thing.. so fun that my body decided it would be the perfect time to get a cold (or allergies, I can’t tell). Whatever it is, I’m going out of my way to be a big baby about it. ;)

I think I’m going to dedicate this week to teas that don’t smell the best, or that I’ve had for a tad too long. This one doesn’t actually fall fully into either of those categories but its strong roasted aroma and marshmallow sweet flavour make it a desirable candidate for my wimpy day. The flavours are not complicated enough for me to miss anything important, either. It kind of just does the trick right now.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 30 sec
Fjellrev

When did you get this batch? The one I got in the fall tasted amazing, and I just got the most recent batch in and it’s definitely off.

Courtney

Haha I enjoyed this post. Hope your “wimpy day” was improved with this tea :)

CrowKettle

Thanks Courtney! It helped a little :)

This batch is one of the newer ones from a couple months back. I wish I’d had the chance to try the original batch with the real marshmallows.

Kittenna

I’ve heard that the non-vegan version was good, but honestly, the first couple incarnations of the vegan version were fabulous as well. It’s just the latest batch(es) that are off :(

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Fjellrev

When did you get this batch? The one I got in the fall tasted amazing, and I just got the most recent batch in and it’s definitely off.

Courtney

Haha I enjoyed this post. Hope your “wimpy day” was improved with this tea :)

CrowKettle

Thanks Courtney! It helped a little :)

This batch is one of the newer ones from a couple months back. I wish I’d had the chance to try the original batch with the real marshmallows.

Kittenna

I’ve heard that the non-vegan version was good, but honestly, the first couple incarnations of the vegan version were fabulous as well. It’s just the latest batch(es) that are off :(

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I started my Steepster loose leaf adventure back in 2012. I can’t say I’m completely new anymore, but I still view oolong as a magical, extraterrestrial creature that unfurls in water.

White teas, roasted/fired green teas, and the not so roasted green oolong varieties are my favourites. I enjoy the odd shu puerh too.

Currently looking for the most buttery and sweet green oolong I can find.

Ingredients/flavours I enjoy (in moderation): anise, butter, caramel, cedar, cream, grapefruit, jasmine, lavender, lemon, lilac, lime, maple, marshmallow leaves, melon, mint, orchid, pine, rice, rose, vanilla.

Ingredients/flavours I tend to dislike: apple, cocoa nibs, licorice, marine, peach, stevia

Subjective Rating System 2.0:

91-100: My absolute favourite tea. Will impulsively buy and hoard like a dragon.

86-90: A favourite tea. May have quality flaws that I choose to ignore.

76-85: A lovely tea, maybe of high quality or masterful blending, but not one I’m likely to order again.

70-75: Enjoyable, but I may have few minor problems with quality, consistency, ingredient chemistry and/or personal preferences.

50-69: Quality, consistency, blending, or personal preference problems are apparent, but I wouldn’t pass up a cup.

11-49: Varying levels of undrinkable tea. I don’t give a lot of these ratings out, since I tend to grab teas I know will appeal to me.

1-10: Nightmare tea from the chaos realms. This is last year’s low-grade bancha mixed with rancid coconut, stale cocoa nibs, over-enthusiastic hibiscus, and stevia sweetener. I’m pretty sure it doesn’t exist.

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BC, Lower Mainland

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