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Many thanks to Mercuryhime for this sample! This is a very special tea indeed. I gave most of this cup and its subsequent infusions to my new husband. It’s so unique! He needed to try it.

He described it as, “It’s got that weird tongue thing again…like the tea is trying to get away from my tongue and escape.”

“Okay, you’re describing the mouthfeel. But what about the flavor?” I asked.

“It tastes like brown construction paper. I like it,” he replied. LOL! Who describes a tea as tasting like paper and then likes it? “I know,” he continued, “It tastes brassy! Yeah, like I’m licking a doorknob.”

I laughed at him and then he said, “I think people would really like to read my tasting notes. I’m the best at tasting notes. You’re jealous.” :) Aww, he’s so adorable! I love my hubby. Maybe he’ll join Steepster and track his own tea journey. You never know!

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195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 30 sec
K S

If he decides to join Steepster, I want to know. His description of this tea is quite unique. :)

Mercuryhime

If that’s how he writes tasting notes then I would definitely like to read them. :D Glad the sample I sent provided some bonding time.

Sil

haha love it! that’s the thing i like about everyone’s tasting notes. they’re all different and none of them are wrong! it’s fun to read how people experience things

CHAroma

LOL! Thanks all. His response to reading your comments was, “Told you! I’m the greatest!” Hahaha! ;)

Kittenna

D’awwwww that’s cute and hilarious! :D I wish my boyfriend would do something other than tell me that it “smells like tea” and wrinkle his nose at me. Although tonight, he chided me for leaving an infuser in my cup after the timer went (it was rooibos, but he doesn’t have a clue what that means), and I said he could take it out… he did and said “that was fun! No, not really. I’m just trying to be involved in your addiction.” Le sigh.

CHAroma

Awww! Well, at least there’s no risk of him drinking your favorite teas. :P

Kittenna

That’s true. He wouldn’t even know what to do with them…

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K S

If he decides to join Steepster, I want to know. His description of this tea is quite unique. :)

Mercuryhime

If that’s how he writes tasting notes then I would definitely like to read them. :D Glad the sample I sent provided some bonding time.

Sil

haha love it! that’s the thing i like about everyone’s tasting notes. they’re all different and none of them are wrong! it’s fun to read how people experience things

CHAroma

LOL! Thanks all. His response to reading your comments was, “Told you! I’m the greatest!” Hahaha! ;)

Kittenna

D’awwwww that’s cute and hilarious! :D I wish my boyfriend would do something other than tell me that it “smells like tea” and wrinkle his nose at me. Although tonight, he chided me for leaving an infuser in my cup after the timer went (it was rooibos, but he doesn’t have a clue what that means), and I said he could take it out… he did and said “that was fun! No, not really. I’m just trying to be involved in your addiction.” Le sigh.

CHAroma

Awww! Well, at least there’s no risk of him drinking your favorite teas. :P

Kittenna

That’s true. He wouldn’t even know what to do with them…

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Entering the sweet blissful world of tea aromas!

Having discovered this website at the end of July 2011, I’m so excited to share my tea adventures with all of you! I grew up with my grandmother serving Twining’s English Breakfast with cream and sugar.

But on a trip to Seattle in 2010, I stumbled into a Chinese teashop and tried my first oolong tea. I was forever changed! I embarked on a startling new love for green and white teas.

With a world of teas to discover, I was inspired to keep a tea journal to record my thoughts and new favorites. Let’s get brewing!


My ratings are completely subjective and 100% my opinion. All ratings are given in relation to each other (ie. teas are rated in the order of my enjoyment of them). Therefore, my ratings will constantly change as I try more teas.


I love swapping!!! If you see something in my cupboard you’d like to try, just send me a message. If you’d like to trade, anything on my shopping list will do or feel free to send something else entirely. I’m willing to try almost anything (although I’m not really a fan of honeybush, red rooibos, pu’erh, Lapsang Souchong, & banana-flavored teas).

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