4842 Tasting Notes

drank California Chai by Drink T
4842 tasting notes

I am just finishing up a cup of this now. This time around I remembered not to go latte with it, and I’m glad I didn’t – as good as it was as a latte, it’s so much better without it. There is still that sort of spiced creamsicle-y taste to it, but it is less pronounced without the steamed milk.

It is beautifully spiced. I really like this! I am going to increase the numeric rating just a bit because it IS better this time!

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Wow … this is really REALLY good.

I’m on my second infusion of this now. The first infusion was very strongly flavored, but, not in a bad way… it was a beautiful fusion of flavors and texture. The buttery smoothness of the oolong and the orange flavor work so well together. The jasmine offers very little in the way of flavor but I can taste a hint of that distictive jasmine taste.

The second infusion is a bit lighter in orange flavor, which allows more of the Oolong as well as the jasmine tastes to come through. The texture is a little lighter too – it’s not quite as buttery.

I enjoyed both infusions very much.

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This mate blend is so yummy. The carob is rich and chocolate-y, but not too sweet. The mate has an earthy quality to it, but it isn’t too much. The mint provides a pleasing, crisp note that shines through, but doesn’t overwhelm. It’s a very nice balance of flavors. YUM!

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drank English Caramel by Lupicia
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The flavor is rich and sweet. This is not the best Caramel tea I’ve had, but it’s pretty good.

I think that this is a tea that definitely benefits from the addition of milk or cream, it enhances the creamy caramel flavor just a bit.

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drank Perry the Platypus by Adagio Teas
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Thank you to Rachel for sending me a sampling of this to try!

This is really good!

I think I will go write a review of this for The Tea Review Blog!

195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 30 sec
RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

Cool, thanks so much and I am so happy you liked it. Can’t wait to read all about it. :-)

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drank Mayan Chocolate Chai by 52teas
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I’ve been awake for a few hours and just feeling kind of blah… when it occurred to me that I hadn’t taken the time to make myself a cup of tea. You see, my youngest is a bit under the weather and when one of my kids is sick my mind pretty much is occupied with that and I’m not into my normal routine.

Anyway, I am not sure why I reached for this tea. I knew I wanted a black tea and I wanted something I hadn’t had in a while (or perhaps something new) and this is what I chose.

It’s good. It is almost startling my taste buds awake! I wish the chocolate was stronger here, though.

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That’s really sad that yours doesn’t have enough chocolate. Would it possibly benefit from an extra 30 sec or so of steeping?


Cofftea – I’m a chocoholic, so when it comes to chocolate in my chocolate teas, I’m a little hard to please.


I know you said you don’t buy coffee creamers, but seriously you should buy this one- it’s almost too chocolatey for me and I’m also a chocoholic lol.



I might give that one a try. I’m usually hesistant with creamers just because I don’t like the non-dairy stuff, but because this has milk and cream in it, that might win me over.


Most creamers, regardless of flavor, are pretty white… this looks exactly like whole chocolate milk. Which is funny since on the bottle they show it pouring white into the cup.


Mmmm…I started putting flavored creamer into tea not too long ago…yum


I’ve been doing it for a while now LauraR- I’m not normally a milk/creamer in tea kinda woman, but I do often add it in addition or instead of creamer to my chai or to dessert teas (which I never add milk to).

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OK… my last tasting note for the morning cuz I’m outta here! I made some of this to take with me on my way to my class.

A nice earl grey, not overwhelming in the bergamot department.

It’s really good.


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IT’S HERE! Today finally got here!

OMG I’m so excited.

And yes, I’m drinking another cup of this to celebrate!

Wanna see what I’m going to be doing? Check this out:



You are going to have so much fun!! Can’t wait to hear about it!


I am so excited I can hardly contain myself. Michael deMeng is my favorite artist (well, living artist. My favorite artist is really Vincent Van Gogh but I don’t think that he’ll be teaching any classes any time soon)… I can’t wait.


Ooooooooh! I would love to see what you make :) Dia de los muertos is extra special to me.


Wow, I love his work!!! Lucky you!


Oh wow, his work is amazing. I hope you’ll share what you make here too! Hope you have a lot of fun in the class!

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drank Chamomile Flowers by Teapigs
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Tomorrow is the big day! I could use something to help me wind down! Chamomile to the rescue!

The pyramid sachet was mostly whole leaves with a little bit of dust. Not enough to result in sediment resting at the bottom of my cup.

I’m not usually a big fan of Chamomile all by itself. In blends, its ok, but, by itself, it’s usually pretty lackluster. But, this one is pretty good. I can taste a distinct apple-y note. Sweet and pleasant.

I’ve decided not to rate this one numerically, though. I like it for what it is. But I don’t generally like what it is… if that makes sense.

200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more

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drank Essence of Assam by 52teas
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It’s been a little while since I brewed some of this. This is one hefty tea.

Malty and robust and just – plain – delicious! A nice caramely backdrop to it that melds nicely with the malty flavor.

I’m off to write a review about it for the Tea Review Blog!

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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!


Vancouver, WA



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