513 Tasting Notes


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drank Pumpkin Chai by DAVIDsTEA
513 tasting notes

After discovering that this heavenly tea is making a comeback this fall, I made myself a double strong delicious pumpkiny latte to celebrate! eee!

Well, it’s also celebrating the opening of my teacup keychain etsy shop :D !!! When I think about it, maybe my shop is too specific… but then I think about tea drinkers and how amazing they are, and they deserve their own keychains dammit! There, all better. haha!

http://www.daisychubb.com/?p=1021 Daisy Chubb’s Tea & Trinkets!


Your keychains are too adorable!! Love em :D


thanks! n_n I figure if they don’t sell they will make their way into some christmas presents :D


Good job :-)



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I have to say, I’m sitting here tonight and feeling happy and grateful for my Steepster family. I love this place we can come and feel so at home!

I’m also grateful for Red Leaf Tea’s matcha program – it’s allowed me to try so many amazing teas that I otherwise could not afford at this time – and I and SUPER grateful for this cheesecake matcha!

Holy tasty! Creamy and tangy and sweet – without the feeling of a heavy stomach afterwards. so… I can have as many cups as I want. I like that.

I will definitely be trying this flavour with other matcha bases, because I am in matcha heaven right now!


Yummy. :D


Sound delicious. I really want to try matcha. This sounds like a good first time matcha flavor.


Aw man. I really wanna try a matcha because of all the awesome reviews. Maybe if this one comes on sale I will order it!


Cheesecake matcha sounds lovely! I’m a fan of cheesecake :) I’m going to have to order some matcha from Red Leaf! Thanks for the review


I am super great full as well DaisyChubb! I love this place!


This is next on my list (I think lol)


Just bought some myself. Can’t wait to try it!


eee exciting!

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Thanks to Jillian for giving me enough for one small pot worth!

I didn’t even know this blend existed, but I surely would have bought it up if I noticed it on sale! The dry leaves do not smell appealing – this could be because of the age of the tea, but it kind of smells strange!

No worries, as soon as it started to brew the strange smell went away. I brewed at 165 for 2 minutes since I was making a pot, and I have never made a whole pot of white tea before! The whole idea of using a pot is still taking some getting used to – I’m a one cup gal!

Anyways, I added a tiny dab agave and took a sip. Yummy white base! A creamy and nutty bai mu dan, with a hint of pineapple and coconut – definitely papaya and a little bit of banana for body.

It’d a mild cup, but just what I need right now to calm down my guilt for not taking another shift tonight after I already worked this morning. I’m just that sort of person though, I would have felt guilty if I couldn’t work it, and resentful if I had to work it haha! boop. tea!


I know that feeling Daisy. Sometimes you need someone to tell you that you deserve the time off. So I’m telling you. You deserve time off! Tea sounds tasty!


Thank you!!! :) You made my night

Dylan Oxford

Boop indeed!

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Now I know this matcha isn’t terribly exciting (it’s no cheesecake, right?) and it’s not one of my favourite flavours (I wouldn’t seek out a blueberry anything really)… um.. yeah it’s kind of my favourite matcha right now!

It’s always SO creamy and sweet and juicy and PERFECT! So hello little blueberry matcha, thanks for being you! :D


Sounds yummy! Need to add that one to my growing list. :D


ohhh this one would be good with cheesecake too. I think I have to get this next if you don’t even like blueberry much and love it!


YES blueberry cheesecake aaggghh I’m drooling


I have some but yet to try it! Can’t wait! :)

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This was my birthday tea on Sunday!
I haven’t touched it for months, but I was definitely in the mood and wanted to pick a special tea to christen my new little pot!

It was perfect. Enjoyed with a dash of maple syrup!

(Here’s my new pot and matching tea cup & saucer! So fancy! :D )


Aww cute set. I’ve had my eye on the coral print set but don’t really need it. :/

Sounds like you had a wonderful celebration!

Hesper June

Such a cute tea set!
And happy belated birthday!!!


That is adorable! Happy birthday!


Happy Belated Birthday!


Super belated super happy birthday! :)


Happy Belated Birthday!


Another Happy Belated Birthday :)


Thanks everyone! I love it, any shade of olive green is my favourite colour :D


Thanks for sharing, love the shape of your new cup, very classy!

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Had my birthday party last night, where I converted a few people with this tea! Yay!

Sadly, it wasn’t as tasty as it has been, simply because of the vessels I had on hand. They were plastic. Wow – it affected the flavour a LOT, but since my guests didn’t have any note of comparison, they were still quite impressed! I am happy for that :)

Today is my real birthday and it is kind of awful because I had a migraine last night as the party was winding down, and now today I feel weird and sick. Blargh.

I will have a blog post soon about the great tea gifts I received from my boyfriend, they are gorgeous and I am happy :)

Yay for tea, yay for new converts!


Happy bday I sure hope you get feeling better. Take your time but can’t wait to see your gifties!


Happy Birthday! You know, my husband always looks at me weird when I comment about drinking tea out of plastic or paper cups. I tell him that it affects the flavor of the tea and he just looks at me like I’ve lost my mind.


Oh… and I hope the migraine goes away soon. I hate them. I am glad that I do not get them as often as I used to. I think that the increase of tea consumption has helped! :)


Happy birthday! Glad your party was a success, nice recruiting work! Feel better soon and enjoy your gifts!


Happy bday! I sometimes get headaches from parties. I suspect that it’s all the stimuli. Feel better!


HAPPY BIRTHDAY (and make sure you have caffeine for the migraine!) did you by any chance have a bunch of chocolate?
That could set you off…although with migraine people it can be anything…weather, lights, candles, crowds…yuck…
celebrate anyway!


Happy Birthday to you!!!


Happy birthday!! Hope you’re feeling better soon!


Happy happy birthday! & hope you’re feeling better


WOOT! I’m so glad this went off well. Happy Birthday!


Thanks everyone! I think what set me off was a mix of the humidity, work stress, having our first guests over and dehydration! haha today is much better, and I’m enjoying many cups of tea to combat the next one!


Happy belated birthday :)


Happy Birthday!


Happy belated birthday, Daisy!


Happy belated Birthday!


Happy belated birthday! Hopefully you feel better today and celebrated with some birthday tea!


Thanks you guys! You’re the best :D

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Cream of Earl Latte on this rainy day! Ah , a dash of sugar and it’s like a sweet, creamy, milky London Fog!

The perfect accompaniment to a supper of Grilled Cheese and tomato soup, enjoyed while watching Breaking Bad. :) A content moment!

Will Work For Tea

That sounds so comforting! :)


I’m on the second steep and it’s still just as comforting :) It’s a gooder!

Cee Long Green

I hate to be a total noob, but how do you make a tea latte? Just warm the milk on the stove? Or is it a lot more complicated than that? Sounds delicious, so delicious willing to admit noob-ness.

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I now have 5 new matchas on the way!
Cheesecake, come to momma!

To celebrate, I whipped up a quick and tasty cotton candy iced matcha latte! Whoo that’s a mouthful, in more ways than one! Delicious!

It’s definitely keeping me motivated while I design the game I’m working on. It’s exciting! And with any luck, will pay the rent! Ah, passions. ;)


what kind of game?


Geez! These Matcha’s are temptin’


It’s just a flash game, I’ll definitely post it when it’s finished! It will be chock full of puppies :)


Daisy, that’s cool. :)

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drank Prairie Berry by DAVIDsTEA
513 tasting notes

Oops – I thought for sure I reviewed this one already!
First of all, I’m a prairie girl (S’toon/Regina) and I loooove S’toon berries. Picking them off a giant plant was the best part about certain campsites. I would just stand there with a bunch of other kids and just shovel them in.

S’toon berry pies can be amazing or really bad – depends on the quality of berry. The big juicy berries make an amazing pie – the small hard ones make a crunchy/chewy type pie.

I digress! This tea smells soooo good – like a sweet, mapley berry pie! Sadly I can’t get the berry taste to come out in the steep. It tastes like a sweet, maple drizzled dark oolong – dry in texture, maybe a Taiwanese?

I’m definitely missing out on the berry flavour I get in the smell.

Okay now the important part! (lol) My birthday is next weekend and I’ve invited some new (non tea obsessed) friends for a tea party! I’m cooking and baking, trying my hand at some gluten-free treats as well, but I was kind of hoping for some tea party advice. I’d like to set up a little matcha tasting bar, I only have one big teapot, any advice or fun ideas on how to sample a bunch of fun teas? Thanks friends!


you might be able to pick up some tea balls at the dollar store so that they can make small cups of tea. ponders I’ll see if i can come up with some other creative things to do.


Happy Early Bday! Sorry no advice from me here – I have never had a tea tasting or party. :(


Thanks Azz!

Oh that’s a good idea Sil – dollarstore teaballs would save on waste from using a bunch of tea sacs – I will definitely look for those!


I’ve planned like 30 huge parties in my lifetime, I don’t know why planning a tiny tea party is proving to be hard lol

Although it’s not just that – I want to hear ideas from my tea friends!!


Happy almost bday! What a fun idea! If you only have one teapot maybe just have water available for people to brew their own tea? Just present basic brewing parameters and paper tea filters and they could do their own thing. Or! Get some pitchers or bottles and prepare a bunch of iced teas, which might be more appealing depending on the weather.

It’ll be great! Have fun with it!


happy birthday in advance! shooter glasses, if you have them (they also carry them at the $ store) you could prepare cocktails with tea base and serve them that way, I’ve done it this summer, green tea mojitos at it was a hit! Have fun!!


ah thanks so much for the ideas!
Wonderful wonderful, I’m so excited :D


Daisy, if you trying gluten free, take a look at this recipe:

I replaced the cocoa with some caramel matcha from red leaf. So good! also, no added fat! Tell that to your diet conscious friends. :)


Happy Birthday in advance! Sorry to read you have to restrain from gluten as well. Here’s some recipes/inspiration http://cookingwithtea.tumblr.com/


I can’t wait to try this tea! Like you, I grew up gorging on Saskatoon berries in the summer :)
Does Halifax have a Chinatown? You could get a bunch of little teapots for cheap, then give them as a thank you gift/“encouragement to continue drinking tea” gift.


oh i like that idea missmylin

Daniella T

Personally this is was I would do. Depending on how many people you are having you could always do the gung fu steeping (there is a cute teapot at DAVIDsTEA for that) then that way you can make a bunch of different teas everyone could get a sample and then they could make a cup of the one they liked the best.


THANK YOU so much everyone!
Such awesoem ideas, I’m looking into all of them! (Oh, I’m not gluten free, but a new friend is! Also my SIL is, so I desperately want to make treats for them! Thanks for the suggestions)

And I have the wee little gong fu style teapot from Davids, so that should help.

This has all been very helpful – I actually have NO idea if Halifax has a china town, I’ll have to ask around :) yay!

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You can call me Daisy.

I’m a 24 year old (not so budding) thespian – just moved to the Maritimes from the Saskatchewan Prairies. I’m way too polite, aka Proud to be a Canadian. I love it here by the water – it must remind me of tea or something ;)

My favourite tea companies are DavidsTea and Verdant Tea. They please my palette in different ways – and I love them both for it.

My rating system is as follows:
95-100: I will stock it as soon as I can, if I haven’t already! Permanent collection worthy.

86-95: I would stock this tea if I could, but my collection is just too full to warrant it. But it is that good.

76-85: This is a tasty tea and I will have many cups and share with friends, but won’t go out of my way to keep it stocked.

50-75: It was alright! It was… alright! Not horrible, but I might not re-steep.

25-50: Ew. But I will finish the cup.

1-25: Please no, I want to dump it.

The Steepster community is my safe place. Thank you to all my tea friends!


Halifax, NS [Canada]



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