3 Tasting Notes


A nicely balanced tea. Neither too fruity, nor too bland. It is hard for me to describe black currant but it makes me feel nostalgic and is paired well with the Chinese black base.

Flavors: Berry, Black Currant

205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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I was pleasantly surprised by the delightfully light and tart citrus of Diamond Jubilee. I generally prefer flavored teas with a strong base, but in this instance the mild black base works very well with the bergamot and grapefruit essence. The citrus notes linger as a crisp aftertaste and I can only imagine this would be even better served as iced tea.

Flavors: Bergamot, Citrusy, Grapefruit, Tart

205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

That sounds really good.

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I’ve always had a soft spot for Earl Grey’s, so it seems fitting an Earl Grey would be my first tasting note on Steepster. I purchased this tea with high expectations but was disappointed with the rather weak flavor. The base is pleasing enough but somewhat bland, perhaps due to the addition of oolong. As for the bergamot, it is too dainty for my preference, though it does leave a pleasant aftertaste. The leaves have a nice aroma, and I give them points for the cute tin, but I won’t purchase this particular Earl Grey again.

Flavors: Bergamot, Citrusy

205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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New to Steepster and loose leaf tea in general. My tea adventure started in 2012 with a misguided Teavana purchase for my birthday. I’m currently on a mission to try different types of tea (must have all the tea!) and to learn all I can. Now, where to store all of it…

About me: freelance web developer, video game lover (currently playing GW2), novice metal smith, oddball

Favorite type of tea: black
Curious about: milk oolong
A bit scared of: pu’erh
Searching for: sarsaparilla
Dislike: genmaicha

If you see something in my cupboard you’d like to try, send me a pm. I’m always up for swaps.

My ratings
91-100: Must have on hand at all times! Nom nom nom!

80-90: Good, and perhaps quite yummy, but I won’t be heartbroken if I don’t have it again.

65-79: Fairly decent, I will finish what I have on hand but won’t reorder.

50-64: Not bad, but definitely not my cup of tea and won’t finish what I have.

1-49: I’d rather drink water.


Louisville, KY

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