I may possibly cave and order from the same company in one month, just for this tea. It’s not every day that I fall this passionately in love with the free samples; it’s the rice and the creamy-smooth ripe pu’er.

Steep Count: 4

Edit: This is an incredibly forgiving tea. I completely over-steeped my third cup but it retained it’s smooth and rich profile. The sweet and nutty components were amplified a lot- almost to the point where it became a little like peanut butter. I still like the shorter steeps though, as you get a longer session with a decent amount of flavour per cup.

Flavors: Butter, Camphor, Cream, Earth, Nuts, Peanut, Toasted Rice

200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 30 sec

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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.

Ingredients/flavours I tend to dislike or stay away from: apple, cocoa nibs, marine, peach, stevia, dairy products

Subjective Rating System 2.0:

90-100: My absolute favourite tea. Will impulsively buy and hoard like a dragon.

85-89: A favourite tea. May have quality flaws that I choose to ignore.

76-84: 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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