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We finally got back from a little road trip for a wedding 1168km (725mi) north of here. It’s nice to be reunited with tea (and so many other things). Not that I was completely without tea, because I brought this along!

It was disillusioning to see that this was practically the only one that fit the bill for travel life: doesn’t need milk, doesn’t need exact steeping perameters (temp, time, amount, etc.), can handle hard water and Styrofoam cups, and isn’t a loss if it doesn’t get resteeped. It was nice to become better acquainted with this one though; I was benevolent-indifferent before but I’ve warmed up to it.

Also, you can’t go wrong with pineapple or coconut in the summer. And bonus: the super devout relatives don’t ostracize you as much when you drink tea (poor dad and his beer)!

Flavors: Butter, Coconut, Pineapple, Tropical

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Roswell Strange

Love this one! Definitely have to agree with all your points for it, as well.

Evol Ving Ness

I like this one too. However, I prefer it when added to something with a punchier black base.

CrowKettle

I agree Evol. It was great for a road trip but sometimes it almost tasted like particularly nice herbal (where’s the black tea)? That’s not something I always want.

What do you usually mix it with?

Evol Ving Ness

I had been mixing it with 52Teas Pineapple Marshmallow which had the pineapple mostly missing in action. Worked out well. I have also mixed it with Mighty Leaf’s Brazillian Fruit which has a punchy black base. I think it would work with any type of black flavoured tea in which the flavouring is mild and fruity and possibly tropical. Maybe a coconut black if you have one handy.

Evol Ving Ness

Mighty Leaf tends to have really punchy black bases. Great for mixing with overly mellow teas.

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Roswell Strange

Love this one! Definitely have to agree with all your points for it, as well.

Evol Ving Ness

I like this one too. However, I prefer it when added to something with a punchier black base.

CrowKettle

I agree Evol. It was great for a road trip but sometimes it almost tasted like particularly nice herbal (where’s the black tea)? That’s not something I always want.

What do you usually mix it with?

Evol Ving Ness

I had been mixing it with 52Teas Pineapple Marshmallow which had the pineapple mostly missing in action. Worked out well. I have also mixed it with Mighty Leaf’s Brazillian Fruit which has a punchy black base. I think it would work with any type of black flavoured tea in which the flavouring is mild and fruity and possibly tropical. Maybe a coconut black if you have one handy.

Evol Ving Ness

Mighty Leaf tends to have really punchy black bases. Great for mixing with overly mellow teas.

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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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