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Nonpareil Anxi Qing Yiang Tie Guan Yin Oolong Tea by Teavivre . . . . .

I steeped about half the sample packet (or a little over half) in about 10 ounces of water at 212 degrees for about 6 minutes. It smells indisputably delicious as it starts to brew. Buttery, creamy, smooth, and rich. Also a tiny bit seaweedy/vegetal/grassy, but that’s subsumed by the butteriness. The packet says to brew 4-10 minutes, which means it’s probably great for resteeping since you only need to steep it about 5-6 minutes in my experience (and with a little less water it would be less). So if you’re in the mood to re-steep, this might be a good Read More

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Oolong Mi Lan Dan Cong from Canton Tea Co

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Oolong Where to Buy:  Canton Tea Co. Tea Description: Dan Cong is the champagne of oolong tea: ripe with intense fruit and sweetness. The first time people taste this tea they are astonished by the arresting honey and floral notes – all completely natural. The tender leaves are thoroughly fermented and baked to produce a rich liquor bursting with peach, lychee, honey and orchid flavours. Grown on a plantation on the lower slopes of Wu Dong Mountain, Chao Zhou, this high-grade Chinese tea can be enjoyed through multiple infusion.  Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Read More

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Cinnamon Isle from Paper Box Goodies

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Oolong Where to Buy:  Paper Box Goodies Tea Description: This Oolong is a spicy trip to the tropics, with hibiscus, passionflower, and cinnamon (duh) all coming together to whisk you away. Oolong tea steeps for 3 minutes, and is known to boost your metabolism. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: I am such a fan of Paper Box Goodies.  Leslie@Paper Box Goodies creates such a fantastic no fuss kind of tea. Her attention to detail isn’t lost on the no fuss packaging she offers either.  Each tag on the tea bag is beautifully done and she Read More

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Da Hong Pao from Cha Ceremony

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Oolong Where to Buy: Cha Ceremony Tea Description: This tea is medium roasted with a subtle earthy, mineral taste, it possesses fruity notes along with a distinct crispness that is unique to rock grown tea such as this offering. Depending on how you prepare it the tea will take on different notes, we urge you to experiment and take your time enjoying each infusion. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Cha Ceremony is a new company founded by one of our Steepster friends, Marcus Reed.  Cha Ceremony specializes in rock grown oolong, also known as yancha. Read More