505 Tasting Notes


The first few sips of this tea took some getting used to. After that though, like other comments, the tea was quick smooth and lovely. The first steep I drank with no sweetener. It was quite woody from the mate, but it may have been from the 5 minute reccomended steep time.

I resteeped and added a bit of sweetener. It really didn’t need it, the second steep was very smooth but pretty weak. Either way, it did give me some energy and was quite tasty!

Spicy, not a lot of licorice taste, and full bodied. A nice morning cup. Wonderful to smell as well.

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drank Goji Pop by DAVIDsTEA
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I don’t mind Goji Pop for sure,
it’s refreshing!

But I find fruit teas are usually not my favorite due to their sour-taste. I don’t know, maybe I’m crazy! I’ll try a little sweetener next time (and can’t wait to try the blazing strawberry!)


I too enjoy the summertime flavour of Gogi Pop…but my favourite tea for icing right now is The Blazing Strawberry.


I love them both iced! Blazing Strawberry is particularly nice though.


Man why have I waited so long to try Blazing strawberry? Well.. probably because I’m moving as fast as I can out o fmy apartment before we get the apt building’s bedbugs/black mold. So far so good, but not enough time for tea, am I right? haha!


It sounds like you have your priorities well in order. Get out of that place! There will be time for tea later :)


No worries, we’re out of there this weekend b^_^
At least work gives me time for tea. Work’s gotta be good for something. :)


Good! I love your attitude about work. It can’t be all bad if there’s tea :)

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drank Genmaicha by DAVIDsTEA
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I’m a little biased… this is probably my most favorite tea in the whole world and I never knew what it was until 2 weeks ago.

Basically, I always wondered why tea at the Japanese restaurants I frequent was so delicious and rice-y (is that a word? It is now.), but my green tea at home was, well.. bitter and green! I wanted the rice! But where, why, how?! D:

Thank you Steepster, because that is how I came across my favorite tea and bought it the very next day. I have it pretty much every morning at work. It’s tastes wonderful and perfect every time – needs no sweetener of course, that might ruin it in my opinion.

Anyways! For anyone who is a fan of the tea at your favorite Japanese restaurant, do yourself a favor and pick up this tea.


Daisy, how are you preparing this? I’ve been fiddling around with amount of leaf and steep times and I haven’t found the ideal yet. Sounds like you have.

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So the first time I had this tea, I obviously steeped it for waaay too long. My friend’s mom just gave me a little bag of it to take home so I had no idea and steeped it for about 2 minutes, which I thought would be fine for a white tea.
So today I am sick and I felt like drinking the rest. I consulted www.steep.it and it reccomends 30 seconds for white tea. Oh!
haha So I gave it a steep and it is sooo much better this time.
That said, it’s still not my kind of tea. I like strong, unique flavours rather than floraly or jasmine type teas.

But hey, it’s warm, it’s calming, and it has a very lovely strawberry smell, so although there are a lot of distasteful reviews, I think this tea will be perfect for some people! Just not for me :)

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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!

<3 Daisy


Halifax, NS [Canada]



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