4835 Tasting Notes


When it comes to rooibos and honeybush, it has been my experience that Organic just tastes better. I do not like the flavor of unflavored rooibos at all, however, organic unflavored rooibos I like just fine. And while I like the flavor of conventionally grown honeybush OK, I prefer it organic.

This is a very good quality honeybush as evidenced by the flavor: mild, honey sweetness, with light nutty and woody tones. Very pleasant. Smooth. A nice cup with which to relax!

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I am having a glass of this with my dinner (ham and potato au gratin), and this one may just be my favorite yet. Either that or that I’m liking these the more I try them.

It looks more like fruit punch than green tea, and it actually tastes more like fruit punch than green tea. But that’s ok because that’s what I’ve come to expect from this company. It is designed more for the people who want to drink green tea (for the health benefits) but don’t really care for the taste, and I get that.

I like it because it has a pleasant flavor and I feel really energized after I drink it. And it tastes really good with dinner too!

PS: Thank you TeaEqualsBliss for sending me this!

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drank Harvest Moon by Souvia
4835 tasting notes

THANKS to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this tea!

A delicious apple-y, cinnamon-y tea. I like that the cinnamon is tasted, but doesn’t overpower the apple taste. It has such a lovely flavor that reminds me of warm apple pie! YUM!

The green tea is also present and tastes fresh and clean. This cup is absolutely delicious!

My full-length review can be viewed here:

175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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drank Congu by Art of Tea
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Thank you to Jaime (my secret santa!) for sending me a bit of this tea… it’s my mystery tea for today!

When I first opened this package, I couldn’t believe it wasn’t a fruit flavored tea, because it had such a strong, fruity aroma. This is something that subsides once brewed, though, as the liquor is much softer in fragrance.

Softly sweet, smooth, and robust. This is really delicious. I like it very much! It has a nice undertone of sweetness that falls somewhere between honey and caramel. It is an invigorating tea. Delicious, slightly malty, but with a pleasant, wine-like finish that is fruity and slightly dry. Nice!

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drank Moroccan Sunset by Indie Tea
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This is a very pleasing balance of peppermint and gunpowder green tea. No one flavor overwhelming the others. The peppermint is strong, but so is the green tea, and I’m not getting the overwhelmingly vegetative taste that I sometimes get from a gunpowder green. A very nice blend, indeed.

175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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I love this tea. Robust and rich and delicious. A nice way to start the day!

I noticed that my full-length review of this tea will be published tonight on the Tea Review Blog! http://www.teareviewblog.com

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Backlog: I finished off the last I had of this in my stash this evening with my Dim Sum. Yum! A really delicious Oolong.

Here is my full-length review for this tea:


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I am enjoying a mug of this, brewed in my new Libre Mug! The flavor of the tea is sweet and delicious. Light-bodied, with a clean finish. It has a fresh, vegetative taste – a little grassy but not overwhelming… and reminds me more of vegetables than it does of grass, but there is a little bit of the grass taste in there too. As it cools a little, I am noticing a little bit of hay-like flavor to it too.

Nice. I like this very much. And I LOVE my libre mug!

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drank Wild Rose Bai Mudan by Samovar
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Wonderful! This is delicious and fragrant and tastes absolutely exquisite. Smooth, sweet, and beautiful. The white tea is light and fresh, with hints of a peppery quality. The rose is distinctive and flavorful… but doesn’t taste perfume-y. It is really quite wonderful.

165 °F / 73 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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I’m the first to log this? OK…

I got this in my package that arrived on Christmas Eve (along with a few others from 52Teas that I just had to try!) and this is the last of them that I’m trying out… I have to admit I was a little scared of Guayusa. I’m not sure why, except that it is something new to me.

But this is REALLY good. I shouldn’t be surprised by now, because Frank knows his stuff. Lemon-y deliciousness, slightly sweet, not very tart at all. I am trying to pick out the guayusa “flavor” but I guess I’m at a disadvantage simply because I haven’t tried it by itself. There is a smooth, rich earthiness in the background that I would describe as a flavor that sits somewhere between pu-erh and yerba mate, but leaning more toward the yerba mate.

It is definitely worth more exploration, and I think I may have to order the plain Guayusa the next time I place an order.

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RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

I ordered this and Lemon Aid on Dec. 20th and have yet to receive it :-(


:( Sorry to hear that. I think that the mail is just a bit slow – perhaps in some areas more than others. Hopefully it will arrive soon. I have really enjoyed this.


I would love to try this one!


I just dropped Ricky a note about guayusa asking if he thought Steepster would be making it a separate category of it’s own or if we are to include it as an Herbal like we are so far. I really think this is going to gain popularity much like Yerba Mate and this it would be neat to have it’s own cat – but I do understand if they want us to just put it in with the Herbals, too…


Fascinating. It goes to show how important conservation is. One has to wonder what other amazing teas/tisanes lurk for discovery in the rainforests. I definately would put guyasa in its own catagory; I’m getting some as soon as the chance arises.

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

I still haven’t received my package. So very sad. I hope the mail gets things sorted. I really wanted to try this.

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I am obsessed with tea!

I am a co-founder of the SororiTEA Sisters:

I no longer write for the SororiTea Sisters but I am still the admin for the blog.


The reason I’m no longer writing for SororiTea Sisters is because I am now the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas:


I’ll still be posting occasional reviews on teas here on Steepster, mostly backlogged reviews because I’m way behind on getting reviews posted. That’s why I’m keeping two accounts active at the current time – so that I can get those backlogged reviews posted.


My favorite teas are Yellow Teas with most Oolong teas at a close second. As far as “flavored” teas go, I love Earl Grey, Chocolate and Jasmine teas.

I also am intrigued by flavored teas with an unusual or unique flavor combination, which is why I was very excited to be the Mad Tea Artist of 52Teas!


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