218 Tasting Notes

Just because I’m still finding my taste buds for black teas (even though they most often have the fun flavors!), I steeped this for 3 instead of the recommended 4 minutes. Added sugar on my way to work, it didn’t help. This one isn’t for me. I am very happy I was able to try it though. Thanks again TeaNTees :)

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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drank Vanilla Velvet by Teajo Teas
218 tasting notes

I was really excited for this one! I was thinking it was going to be creamy and vanilla-y. Instead I am getting a fruit flavor? After looking at the ingredients, it’s gogiberry, interesting.

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This was yummy! Made it on my way out the door to work! I’ll have to have it this weekend to fully review it :)

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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drank Golden Honey Dew by Lupicia
218 tasting notes

Thanks to TeaNTees I have another sample of this. Thank you! I keep planning a Lupicia order but then the responsibilities of adult life take precedence.

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TeaNTees

Yay! I’m so glad they have arrived safely! :)

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drank 1989 Suncha Blend by Butiki Teas
218 tasting notes

I almost got called (texted?) into work today. I said no due to the want of trying the few teas in my stash that I haven’t gotten to and in the hope of sipping some of said stash down.

The dry leaf smells a bit like camp, like a mix between the scent of a campfire and the sauna. But there is something else on top of that smell that I cannot place. I am likely doing this tea a disservice by using a gravity steeper when the directions indicate to “Gonfu brew for best results.” The only thing I get from the first few sips is smoke. It feels almost heavy in my mouth, in a nice way. It is growing on me and I think this would be great for a cooler fall day.

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Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Nicole

Blowing off work for tea. You are my hero.

Kayla

Lol! I knew I would just be “extra” since I wasn’t originally scheduled!

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This brewed up lighter than I expected for a black tea. The first sips taste like the usual harsh black tea to me. After several sips, it softens up. I think I am getting floral notes.

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Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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drank Random Steepings by Various Artists
218 tasting notes

Drinking one of my oldest herbals tonight, Honeybush and Rooibos that I picked up on my Swaziland trip. I cannot believe that was 8 months ago already. Regardless, this one is perfect for when I want something simple. I still like it best with some honey added :)

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It’s been so long since I’ve had this one. It is now one of my two oldest black teas! Last time it wasn’t strong enough, this time I think it’s too strong. Added sweetener again, it helped but this still isn’t my favorite. I have over an ounce of this one left, is there anyone out there who would like to have it in their stash?

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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drank Golden Yunnan by In Pursuit of Tea
218 tasting notes

Another sample from long ago from a box of Steepster Select.
Accidentally steeped this for 2 minutes longer than recommended, which is likely causing the bitterness. I am not going to make it through the cup, but it is user error and cannot be blamed on the tea.

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Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
teatortoise

Since those finicky Dian Hongs turn nasty after over-steeping, my trick is to carefully under-steep the next infusion, so as to soften and diffuse that bitterness, without harming the flavor.
Now, that’s frugalitea!

Kayla

Thanks for the tip! :)

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drank Coco Chai Rooibos by David's Tea
218 tasting notes

Second and last sample of this.

Tea latte: 2 tsp (the entire contents of the second and last sample) in 1 cup of boiling water for 10 minutes. 1 1/3 cups of warm milk with 2 tsp of sugar was added. This is MUCH better this way. I think I should just stop trying to drink chai teas plain. Not bad for a cold night.

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This small town girl is back home and loving it. The weather is cooler and the view is prettier! I am getting ready to start the adult chapter of my life which is terrifying!

I am happy to have found Steepster. It gave me a hobby that I could devote as much or little time as I could during school and I believe that it will continue to help grow that hobby as I now have more time to explore.

I still consider myself newbie to the world of tea. I am still in the process of trying just about everything but have come across a few favorites. So far the only thing I don’t care for is coconut.

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