409 Tasting Notes

Random Steepings girl reporting in! Today I take another look at the Amoda Tea Box, and this month it features indigenous-owned company The Capilano!

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It’s yet another subscription box review! Today I take a look at Teabook’s monthly tea service for people on the go.


Hmmm I am confused. What is the strainer for on the tumbler if they say to brew all teas grandpa style?


I guess to help keep the leaves out of your mouth. I found it all confusing.


Hmm, Teabook offered to send me a box as well. I hope I get the tumbler too – I really want to see how it holds up while I’m commuting on the train.


I definitely think you’ll get the tumbler.

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Today I take a look at month 2 of my Wicked Tea subscription, and try out their Cherry Rose White tea.



I keep trying to read this but it brings me to a “that page does not exist” screen. :(


Should work now, sorry!

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Queen of Random Steepings/subscription boxes reporting in! Today’s report is about the Bruu Gourmet Tea Club. I bet you haven’t heard of it, and you will wish you had.


What fun! Thank you for sharing your review :)


great blog post marzi!


Thank you sweetie pies. I’m about to brew up that dragon again.

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Today’s blog post on www.tealover.net – my review of the Global Tea Hut subscription, and especially the September 2015 publication. I try my hand at Tang Dynasty brewing.


Remarkable! Now to add onion next time :]


Thank you, I didn’t know if this post was a home run or a total bomb.

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Midori Spring Matcha is organic and the package shows a USDA Organic logo, so that can only be good, right? The matcha arrived in a 30g tin that even identifies the Japanese region where the matcha came from. I like little extra details like that. The tin itself is thick and not flimsy and the label directs the consumer to the company website for recipes and a full brewing guide. Under the screw-off lid, the tin is sealed with a pull up top like Snack Pack from when I was a kid and kids were allowed to lick pudding off of sharp metal.

Full review and photos: https://tealover.net/2015/09/midori-spring-organic-ceremonial-grade-matcha/

Liquid Proust

First of all, nice blog post as always. So, that cup is marvelous :)
While I was in Japan I had these: http://s11.postimg.org/p56qzbtzn/100_1403.jpg
Terribly dry, but there were good matcha snacks such as https://instagram.com/p/1K08G0RYGO/

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Today’s review: the Flying Tea Gourd! With a name like that, you have to check it out.

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Today on the blog – continuing my journey through subscription boxes, with a look at Amoda Tea, featuring Petali Teas’ Vintage Violet.

Liquid Proust

This company did so well with the contrasting flavors to appease a tea drinker :). I really like the incorporation of multiple bases. I second the Tangerine Amaretto White Tea!


I love the sound of the teas they selected in that box. It’s also nice to see a white tea with violet in it. Sounds wonderful.

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I can’t believe I have gone so many days in between reviews. I know none of you were probably noticing, but my internal clock was really anxious to get back to writing. Today I have for you a review of the Tomotcha monthly subscription, and their gyokuro, which was the month’s tea that I received.

Awesome dragon teaware and full review at:

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Mom of two practically grown girls, extremely happily married to a man who is amused by my obsession with tea, and company owner who works from home. Life is good.

Likes/dislikes: I love black teas, especially strong/malty ones. I am ok with flavored teas if the base is strong. I like some whites. I really don’t like any tea that tastes “green” – if I wanted to drink something that tastes like green beans, I would cook some green beans. I am not big on green teas or genmaichas. I am learning to like puerhs.

If we are trading, I have a STRONG aversion to coconut, banana and licorice. I love citrus, vanilla and spice. Not a fan of florals.

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