Riene wrote:I wouldn't know where to begin, with an order. I know nothing about the various steeping methods and times. As much as I love black teas, I don't know enough about the different specific varieties to order those, either.
Riene, if I can be so bold, I suggest getting these samples from Adagio:
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They are quite nice and will give you a good variety. We'll guide you through brewing when they will arrive.
Alternatively, you can get an Oolong Sampler, which is highly regarded. Personally, I have reservations about Jasmine #5, but I generally have a dislike for flavored tea. So don't listen to me if you like flavored.
Hope this is helpful.