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.
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
95-100: A Personal Favourite; In a perfect world I’d always have access to this tea.
90-94: Great! I’ll try to keep some around when I can.
80-89: Enjoyable; I’ll probably buy more at some point.
70-79: Nice, but not something I’d go out of my way to drink. I may have a few problems with it.
50-69: Something about this tea falls flat for me. Still drinkable.
30-49: This isn’t a particularly pleasant cup.