4835 Tasting Notes


I was sorting through some of my tea stash and came across this tea and decided I needed some yellow tea today. Especially since I just received my newest Yixing mug on Monday that I bought just for yellow teas. :)

Nice. light. delicious. Sweet. YUM!

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I am in serious need of WAKING UP this morning (yeah, I know it’s 12:30 PM but I didn’t sleep really well last night so after getting my daughter off to school this morning, I headed back to bed for a nap which seemed to make things worse instead of better)… I’m sooooo groggy!

So I am hoping this will do the trick.

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drank Kitchen Sink Green Tea by 52teas
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I brewed some of this up last night to enjoy as an iced tea today – and it’s fantastic iced! The flavors become sort of intermingled to become one big super-fruit so rather than being able to pick out individual flavors here, I can just tell you that I taste a fruity-fruit essence that is juicy and sweet and delicious.

And yes! When iced, I can still taste the green tea. This does NOT taste like Kool Aid. This tastes like a super-delicious-super-fruity green tea!

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drank Kashmiri Chai by Tavalon Tea
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Enjoying another cup of this today – I had some yesterday (I think it was yesterday!) and it was so good that I decided to have another cup today. The combination of spices is softer and smoother than in a black tea based chai, but, just as satisfying.

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drank Cranberry Matcha by 52teas
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Enjoying a chawan of this today. This one may just very well be my favorite of the three flavored matcha teas that were released from 52Teas recently. The flavor of the cranberry is rich and really complements the matcha flavor very well. The matcha is sweet, vegetative and just a little bitter, while the cranberry is also sweet and just a little tart. It’s an interesting combination that my palate finds quite scrumptious.


I have got to find a way to bring out the cranberry more… not today though, not feeling well.


The cranberry flavor is very abundant in my chawan.


or perhaps I should say “was” very abundant in my chawan… as the matcha is now gone!


The only way I can seem to bring it out is w/ orange juice. Maybe I got a faulty packet lol


Haha yes, matcha vanishes way too fast.

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This is a surprisingly tasty blend. I was hesitant to try it (alright, I was downright apprehensive) because, well, when I think “Russian Caravan” I think Lapsang Souchong, and when I think Lapsang Souchong, I think TOO SMOKY for me.

But this isn’t. Yes, there is a smoky taste to this tea, but it does not overpower the cup. It is not too much. The fruit flavor with the smoky qualities of the Russian Caravan create a very unusual yet delicious tea.

The fruity taste offers a bit of sweetness (which I’ve enhanced with a drizzle of honey) and somehow, it offers a strange yet complementary taste to the smoky flavor. I like this very much.

Boiling 2 min, 30 sec

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drank Mar-A-Lago by Trump Tea
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I am so excited to be able to try this blend (Thank you TeaEqualsBliss!)

This is amazing. I love the flavors of the fruit – it is flavorful and abundant, and the Sencha is rich and buttery. A very pleasing cup.

I’m off to write my review of this delicious tea!

175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 0 sec

YAY!!!!! 4 for 4 on TRUMP for SororiTEA Sisters!!!!

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

This is a very good Earl Grey. As TeaEqualsBliss suggested in her tasting note on this tea, the bergamot IS a bit lighter here, it isn’t a strong, heady bergamot aroma nor a overly perfume-y bergamot taste. It tastes clean and fresh. It has a nice citrus taste that is quite lively and and delicious. The bergamot doesn’t try to overwhelm the black tea, which is in its own right rather mellow and smooth.

As I said, this is a very good Earl Grey – that being said, this is not a breakfast Earl Grey, or a start of the day Earl Grey. Instead, this makes for an excellent afternoon Earl Grey – perfect to serve at afternoon parties. A very pleasant cuppa.

Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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Delicious. I really like this blend. It is berry-sweet and I like that little raspberry tartness at the tail end of the sip that sort of lingers on the tongue. I previously reviewed this tisane here:


This is way better than indulging in a late-night snack… it is warm and comforting and sweet without adding a lot of fat and calories. YUMMY!

205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more

This sounds awesome…would LOVE to try!!!!

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Kind of late in the evening for me to be enjoying a black tea… but I was really wanting an Earl Grey, and since I had this tin out anyway (sent some to a friend), I went with it.

I’m tasting a lot of orange flavor today… more than I remember… and less of the somewhat flowery/perfume-ish taste that is accompanied with Earl Grey. It tastes nice.

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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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