100th Tasting Note!!!

I had been saving this tea for a time I could sit down and really enjoy each steeping. But finding those windows with 3 kids running around isn’t always easy. But then, while cleaning the kitchen today, I realized that cleaning the kitchen was the perfect time to drink it. It’s a crappy task, but optimal for drinking small amounts of tea at a time. And makes a crappy job way more fun!

I’ve been looking forward to this as the reviews make this sound super roasty and delicious. And it is! I got about 5 steeps that were really roast-a-licous, but then the roast flavor faded quickly. I didn’t actually love the resulting flavor. Seemed a little thin or something. But I did love the beginning steeps.

I also loved how it came in a little package that I could just dump in my gaiwain. No worrying about getting the optimal amount. I wonder what it would be like western style.


Congrats on 100! :D

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Congrats on 100! :D

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I love tea. And I love beer. I spent my twenties thoroughly enjoying all that beer has to offer but now that I’m into my thirties and a stay at home mom of 2 little kids and 1 big kid, I spend more time enjoying tea.

I joined steepster in Feb 2013 and it’s crazy how much my tastes have changed since joining. Before, I liked cream and honey in all teas and loved mostly dessert blacks. Now I almost rarely drink them, but enjoy them from time to time. What I love more than anything are straight rich black teas, Fujian, Laoshan, Rizhao, etc… I also love pretty much any black tea that the little leaf hoppers have gotten their teeth on.

I’m still not too into the green/white/oolong varieties. I keep trying to but my tastes are evolving pretty slowly on that front.

Overall, I just enjoy tea. Something about it that just settles me.


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