Louisville Tea Company

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Steepster is still broken, but I’m attempting to log this anyway. It’s a bit bitter, even after steeping on the low end of the recommended time. So, I will be adjusting in the future. There is a nice caramel flavor going on, with a mild nuttiness. Definitely need to attempt this one again with a shorter steep time.

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64

Still pretty boring, but it’s one of the few teas I left at work so I had a cup again today. Still can’t place where I recognize it from, but the smell is particularly familiar.

Cameron B.

The name doesn’t sound boring! What a shame…

amandastory516

That’s what I thought! A good name or description have too often tricked me into buying a mediocre tea.

Courtney

So true! Thank goodness for Steepster so we can see others’ thoughts on the teas prior to buying.

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64

Meh. It’s a fruity, cinnamon oolong. Not much of a pastry note. I’m pretty sure I’ve had this exact blend from a different brand before, but I can’t place it.

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75

I’ve been drinking this quite a bit to sip it down, and finally did so. Made the last muffin with brown sugar and oat milk. Definitely made for a peach cobbler situation, which was quite tasty.

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75

I got a mystery bag along with my recent order from Louisville Tea Co (I can’t resist a surprise bag of tea), and this was included. The peach note is quite strong, and works really well with the slightly floral oolong. There’s a bit of a buttery/crusty flavor going on, which turns it slightly into the cooler category, rather than straight peach.

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73

Still on the hunt for the ultimate caramel tea. This is not it. It’s more oily/buttery than anything, with a bit of a floral aspect from the oolong. Not bad by any means, just not enough caramel.

Flavors: Butter, Floral

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100

Slightly floral, i personally like it a little stronger 1 1/2 table spoons per 8 oz. of water. Very clean after taste. Just over all lovely in my opinion

Flavors: Floral

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
derk

Welcome, Amanda :)

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75

Here’s Hoping Teabox – Round Seven- Tea #16
I always think coffee beans smell off. I’m not a fan of coffee but the flavor of this is much better than the scent. Definitely more coffee flavor here than pu-erh. The pu-erh is actually a light dark pu-erh, with mild flavor instead of one of those dusky dark pu-erhs. I think I like when the coffee is paired with the very dark and rich bases though. Of course coffee can only pair with a ripe pu-erh! It would taste terrible with sheng. I liked this but I’ve had tastier coffee pu-erhs.

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83

My parents gave me this tea (#-1) for Christmas, but I am just now getting around to trying it. I’ve never gotten tea from this company before (in my hometown), but mostly because many of their teas seem to be wholesale blends and not unique to them. This one, however, seems unique. It also doesn’t appear on their website.

I love bourbon, and I love bourbon cream liquor. This tea is pretty tasty, but I don’t know that I would call it a bourbon cream tea. Chocolatey with a bit of cream, yes, no doubt due to the large amount of cacao hulls in the blend. Not sure why bourbon = chocolate. Their Mint Julep black tea, presumably also bourbon-based, also has cacao hulls in it. The most bourbon-y tea I’ve ever had was a shu puer, but that was more the taste of the barrel. I wish for more vanilla/cream in this, which is supposed to be a cream tea. Overall a tasty cup, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to restock it.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Marzipan

You’re from Loo uh vul? Do you get back this way? I’m 2 hours away.

Indigobloom

I have a barrel aged oolong tea at home. So good. Only tea I’ve ever had an “alcohol” vibe from. Still, this sounds super interesting!

Dinosara

Marzipan – I get back pretty frequently to see my parents. Actually going back next weeked for Derby.

Marzipan

You know since you are from there, the way people pronounce Louisville is the way we know if they are from here or not.

Dinosara

Haha, too true.

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63

This came my way from AlexaK, so thank you!

It reminds me a lot of the Creamy Caramel Oolong from Tealish. The first sip was very much tea-ja-vu to me.

The oolong is a little nutty and just a touch toasty, and the caramel adds a small amount of butteriness and sweetness. It suffers from the same issues as the Tealish one, though. While the oolong pairs well with the flavors the caramel was offering, I wish the caramel aspect was louder. As it stands, this could almost be an unflavored oolong with caramel/burnt sugar notes and not a luscious buttery caramel flavored oolong.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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72

Last cup of the sample, and by sole virtue of eating some lemon Starbursts (not my favorite flavor, but there really isn’t such a thing as a bad flavored Starburst), I realized this is incredible with a burst of citrus.

Lemon (or orange oil worked well too) pairs extremely well with the chickweed (presumably) and really lifts and brightens the flavor.

I’m not certain I’d seek this out again, but it was satisfying and unique.

Thanks again :D

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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72

This is a strange blend, but I think I like it. I’ve never had chickweed, so this is a new experience. I also read up on it before making this. It’s a curious little plant that gets it’s name because of how much chickens love it!

The cinnamon and chickweed pair together to create a simultaneous sweet and savory flavor, where the cinnamon is a candy-like sweet cinnamon and the chickweed adds a savoryness, a little like earth and spinach, to the green tea (which I can barely taste).

Thanks AlexaK! This was neat to try.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
AlexaK.

No problem! I thought it was really different too. I’m still not quite decided on it, honestly.

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91

I’ve had this tea 3 times now. It honestly took that long before I decided how I felt about it. The first cup was very disappointing and I thought about putting it in a swap pile. It was watery and tart and dried my mouth out, which was weird. I gave up on it that night and tried something else. My second cup was better, having over-leafed it by about half again as much. I also let it steep to the high end of the bag’s recommendations, 5 minutes. This was much better. It was still pretty tart but I at least got the fuller flavor I was chasing after. A re-steep of it, again letting it sit for 5 minutes, provided the best cup yet. The spices were very prominent, it was smooth, it almost tasted like a cookie. I’m glad I didn’t give up on this little guy. In fact, I’m pretty sure that we have a date again tonight.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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86

I don’t like licorice. That being said, I would’ve NEVER picked up this tea had I read the label past Root Beer. As it is, I’m glad I did. The dry leaves smell so strongly of licorice that my first thought was “What have I done?” But I decided to forge on through, to expand my tastes if nothing else. Luckily, something else. I really enjoy this tea. My first time having it there were loads of little floaties everywhere. I didn’t dig that. This time, I brewed using a Tsac instead of my infuser mug and I think it worked beautifully. Very enjoyable.

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec

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