100

This is the epitome of why I love tea. I had a sweet and deep champagne like this in a wedding party once. It was gone too quickly, just like this tea.

The rose isn’t too heavy, and comes along more towards the finish, and smooth, floral notes of amaranth pop out a bit. There’s a sweet note mid-sip, a sour malt tone, and some buttery cream lingering throughout.

Um, I really love this one, in an extremely biased, Silver Needle and floral loving way. The description on the website is right; it tastes even better when it cools (more sweet cream).

Note to self: check out Glenburn Silver Needle

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 30 sec
Terri HarpLady

This is one of the ones I’d like to try.

Butiki Teas

Glenburn Silver Needle is amazing, just saying and so is the new Doke Silver Needle that we will be adding soon. Indian white teas have been super tasty lately.

CrowKettle

I’ll be sure to pick up some Doke Silver Needle when it shows up on the site. After enjoying this one so much, I really want to try out the variety of unflavoured white teas you stock. :)

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Terri HarpLady

This is one of the ones I’d like to try.

Butiki Teas

Glenburn Silver Needle is amazing, just saying and so is the new Doke Silver Needle that we will be adding soon. Indian white teas have been super tasty lately.

CrowKettle

I’ll be sure to pick up some Doke Silver Needle when it shows up on the site. After enjoying this one so much, I really want to try out the variety of unflavoured white teas you stock. :)

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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.

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

Ingredients/flavours I enjoy (in moderation): anise, butter, caramel, cedar, cream, floral, grapefruit, jasmine, lavender, lemon, 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 combined with stevia sweetener. I’m pretty sure it doesn’t exist.

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