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May 2020 Blend

This seems like a relative of the Danishes, which are all usually delicious takes on various types of berries and cream (the pastry element was always a flip of a coin). This one is also pretty great, and the aroma fills the room in wonderful way.

+Tobacco note derives from the rooibos base, and is pleasant.

All in all, the May teas were generally great and I’m sad to see this last one go. Too bad the Pacific West Coast refuses to comply with the spring/summer concepts; seriously, it feels and looks like mid-September today.

Flavors: Blueberry, Cream, Nutty, Tobacco, Vanilla

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 8 min or more
52Teas

LOL I know what you mean about the weather – although I’m totally not complaining. I prefer the cooler weather. But it’s kind of hard to plan seasonal flavors when the weather isn’t cooperating. I’m glad you enjoyed May’s teas!

Sil

damn you! I missed getting to try this one. :( It was sold out before i could get to my cart

CrowKettle

@Sil, I see the taster sizes left again, so it’s possible someone dumped their cart, but that size is usually never enough!

@52Teas, I prefer the cooler weather too, and will completely embrace it if it means not having another terrible fire season in August. With all of the travel restrictions though, I was/am hoping for a few hotter days, for escapist purposes… Yellowknife is hotter today than we are; I think we may be the coolest/region in Canada right now XD

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52Teas

LOL I know what you mean about the weather – although I’m totally not complaining. I prefer the cooler weather. But it’s kind of hard to plan seasonal flavors when the weather isn’t cooperating. I’m glad you enjoyed May’s teas!

Sil

damn you! I missed getting to try this one. :( It was sold out before i could get to my cart

CrowKettle

@Sil, I see the taster sizes left again, so it’s possible someone dumped their cart, but that size is usually never enough!

@52Teas, I prefer the cooler weather too, and will completely embrace it if it means not having another terrible fire season in August. With all of the travel restrictions though, I was/am hoping for a few hotter days, for escapist purposes… Yellowknife is hotter today than we are; I think we may be the coolest/region in Canada right now XD

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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.

My favourites are teas like Milk Oolong, Silver Needle,and Japanese Sencha/Gyokuro, or fruity and floral flavoured ones. However, I generally enjoy ALL the teas, including a good old cup of Earl Grey or Breakfast blend.

FAVOURITE INGREDIENTS/NOTES:

DESSERT FLAVOURS
Vanilla, Maple, Caramel, Butterscotch, Cream, Toffee, Nougat, Marzipan, Butter

FRUIT & BERRIES
Citrus Fruits, Passionfruit, Banana, Pineapple, Melons, Blackberry, Raspberry, Currants, Elderberry, Persimmon, Rhubarb..

SPICES
Ginger, Turmeric, Clove-forward chai, Cardamom

AROMATIC & HERBACEOUS NOTES
Sandalwood, Frankincense, Juniper, Eucalyptus, Mints

FLORALS
Lavender, Jasmine, Rose, Lilac, Violet, etc.

VEGGIE/GRAIN NOTES
Spinach, Grass, Hay, Cucumber, Rice, Sweet Potato

Less Preferred Flavours/Ingredients:
Stevia, Apple, Cocoa Nib, Almond, Licorice, Cinnamon-forward blends, Chinese Sencha

Subjective Rating System:
I don’t give a lot of low ratings out, since a) I tend to grab tea I know will appeal to me, and b) I don’t have a lot of strong dislikes.

90-100: Favourites. The Desert Island Teas.
80-89: Loved teas. Possibly staple-worthy.
70-79: Good teas, but I’m less likely to repurchase. Minor quibbles.
60-69: Ok teas. Likely a few preference and/or quality issues.
50-59: Cup of meh. Will do in a pinch.
11-49: Varying levels of undrinkable tea.
1-10: Nightmare tea from the chaos realms. This tea is the embodiment of the primordial swamp, an unholy abomination. It’s very gross and I’m almost positive it doesn’t exist.

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