So it turns out not a single individual in my immediate family cares for these fine chocolatey Chinese black teas. This became more and more apparent as the years went by and all the cupboard’s teas came and went, except for this and Verdant’s Laoshan Black (also, the rooibos). My mother went so far as to call them undrinkable. I’ve merely become indifferent.

Oh, well. Moving on. I guess there’s more for everyone else!

Flavors: Chocolate, Cocoa, Dirt, Malt, Wood

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec
gmathis

(I’m part of the everyone else. Fujians are some of my very favorites ;)

ashmanra

Fujian is a favorite for me, too!

Sil

more for meeeeee!

CrowKettle

If I ever come across more of this tea variety I know where to send it to! :P

One day I’ll work on re-figuring my Chinese black tea palette but it’s not going to be this year.

Evol Ving Ness

heheheh, I like how everyone who adores Chinese blacks piped up. Including me.

CrowKettle

They seem to be some of the most loved teas on here, and with good reason! I’ve been craving something like a good Yunnan Dian Hong lately, so maybe I’m not a lost cause yet!

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gmathis

(I’m part of the everyone else. Fujians are some of my very favorites ;)

ashmanra

Fujian is a favorite for me, too!

Sil

more for meeeeee!

CrowKettle

If I ever come across more of this tea variety I know where to send it to! :P

One day I’ll work on re-figuring my Chinese black tea palette but it’s not going to be this year.

Evol Ving Ness

heheheh, I like how everyone who adores Chinese blacks piped up. Including me.

CrowKettle

They seem to be some of the most loved teas on here, and with good reason! I’ve been craving something like a good Yunnan Dian Hong lately, so maybe I’m not a lost cause yet!

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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.

Favourite Flavours/Ingredients:

-Vanilla, Maple, Caramel, Cream, Toffee, Nougat, Marzipan
-All Citrus: Lime, Grapefruit, Lemon, Bergamot, Orange, Yuzu
-Anise, but not licorice
-Ginger or Clove-forward chai
-Rosemary
-Grass/Marine/Vegetal/Nutty Green teas
-Florals: Rose, Lavender, Jasmine…
-Musky and/or Woody Incense-like stuff: Sandalwood, Frankincense, Eucalyptus
-Berries: Blackberry, Raspberry, Currants, Blueberry, Elderberry
-Bananas, and most fruits actually.

Less Preferred Flavours/Ingredients:

-Stevia and most sweetners
-Cinnamon-forward chai/blends
-Apple & Cranberries
-Mango pieces (love mango outside of tea though)
-Coconut pieces (as a sub/filler ingredient)
-Metallic or overly artificial teas
-Cocoa Nibs, 95% of the time.

Subjective Rating System 3.0:

90-100: My absolute favourite tea. I’ll impulsively buy in large quantities and hoard like a dragon.

85-89: A favourite tea. I’ll try to keep this one around when it’s practical.

76-84: A good tea, but not one I’m likely to order again.

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

50-69: Average to mediocre cup.

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

1-10: Nightmare tea from the chaos realms. This tea is the embodiment of the primordial swamp, the unholy abomination that is a chimera. It’s very gross and I’m almost positive it doesn’t exist.

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BC, Canada

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