4833 Tasting Notes


I have a meeting this morning, and since I feel like I could use another five hours of sleep (minimum), I really need to be shaken awake – Yerba Mate style, so I decided to grab this.

Delicious, warm and spicy! Perfect for this morning. Thank you Yerba Mate!

Boiling 8 min or more

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Awesome! This is one of the very best Jasmine Silver Needle teas I’ve yet to try. So sweet, silky and smooth. Lovely texture to this one. Delicious.

I love this! I think I am going to need more of this!

165 °F / 73 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Mango by Tea Desire
4833 tasting notes

Wow… after reading the reviews here on this tea, I was a little worried. But, this is actually quite nice when brewed only 3 minutes.

Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me a bit of this tea to try.

The fruit flavor is “fruity” but I don’t think I’d call it mango flavor. It’s pleasant enough though.

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LOL, well I’m glad you appreciate it more than TeaEqualsBliss and I did! :D

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drank Pineapple Bliss by Infusion Tea
4833 tasting notes

Not my favorite pineapple green. It’s alright, but, lacking a little bit in the flavor department. The green tea part is nice, but I’m not getting a lot of pineapple.

Glad I got to try it though! Thanks TeaEqualsBliss!

175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

I just saw your email and responded before seeing this…
the lack of flavor could have been on my part because it is one of my older teas…I actually do not have any left in my stash…I think I gave you the last of it! LOL – So sorry about that! I really do like this one and if I can ever get my hands on it again I will be sure to send it over asap! :)

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drank Mayan Chocolate Chai by 52teas
4833 tasting notes

I think I’ve found the way to make this “just right” for me. I add some Keemun when I brew it (in this case, I happened to reach for Zoomdweebies Keemun Hao Ya). The Keemun broadens the flavor of the black tea enough so that I’m not just getting spice and chili.

Very nice, indeed.


So since you added extra black did you steep it kinda like Samovar suggests?

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This is so good. The coconut flavor is so sweet and creamy. One of the very best coconut flavored teas I’ve encountered thus far.

170 °F / 76 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Sarah Ruthven

Added this to my shopping list…it is hard to find coconut tea that is not completely overpowered by the coconut. I have high hopes for this one!

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Amazing! I absolutely love these tea-infused truffles from Arbor Teas.

I am not getting a gritty sensation as AmazonV described in her tasting note, maybe a little chalky grit, but very slight and not off-putting. I love the ganache – the white chocolate is a perfect match for the matcha as it really allows the unique taste of the matcha to come through – sweet with faint bitter notes. Vegetative. NICE!

I love these truffles so much… I think I’m going to need more after I’m finished with this box.

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drank China Seduction by Design a Tea
4833 tasting notes

Oh yum! This is fantastic! I didn’t realize this was Pu-erh until after I tasted it!

This is even better than Numi’s Chocolate Pu-erh, in my opinion. The chocolate and pu-erh meld together to create a lovely, savory tasting chocolate. I love the rose notes.

This is absolutely awesome!

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A chocolate rose pu erh? Ohmygoodness!


Oh, my!!!

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I have to admit that I had my doubts about this blend – an herbal blend for morning? Those of you who are addicted to caffeine like I am probably can understand what I’m talking about. (I have a feeling that most of us are addicted to caffeine here)

But this is actually quite good, and it’s invigorating! It has a very pleasing scent to it, light, fresh, and citrusy with hints of mint. Nice.

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drank Black Tea by TeaSpree
4833 tasting notes

An awesome cup of tea for first thing in the morning (well, it’s first thing in the morning for me). Bold and brisk and full of flavor. Malty! Pleasant sweetness to it too. This is the last of this tea in my stash, I’m going to miss it!

Nice! I’m increasing the numeric rating on this one because I don’t think I realized just how good it was last time!

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Sarah Ruthven

hmmm, malty sounds interesting. I am trying to think if I have had a tea that I would describe as malty?


Any Assam in your stash? Assam tends to have that malty flavor.

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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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