257 Tasting Notes

80
drank Kiwi by Lupicia
257 tasting notes

Trying this a second time around!
Got some of this in the order too. xD
It’s a lot more tart than I remember-but it’s still sweet and juicy.
Happy I got this one. Another nice fruity tea from Lupicia (:

Flavors: Sweet, Tart

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75
drank Pineapple Oolong by Lupicia
257 tasting notes

Another one from my order!
So this one is not what I expected. I expected it to be more like Ripe Mango Oolong which is juicy, sweet, and perfume-y. But…This one is so different.
It smells strongly of Pineapple and butter.
It tastes strongly of butter and cream. Hints of floral and pineapple there too, but not too apparent, sadly.
I mean, it’s not horrible. And I’m like 98% sure that this one is totally gonna grow on me. But I’m not a huge fan of butter flavors in tea, and since I wasn’t expecting it, it kinda disappoints me. But It’s not horrible.
It’s a good tea. And I’m sure it’s gonna grow on me. Just wait…in a few weeks I will write another review saying, “THIS IS AMAZING. BEST PINEAPPLE TEA OF ALL TIMEEEE!!!”. Yeah..just you wait. :P

Flavors: Butter, Cream, Floral, Pineapple

Cameron B.

I wasn’t too impressed by this one. The flavor seemed too subtle after trying their Melon Oolong.

Ost

Yeah, it is very subtle. Not as good as I hoped, but not bad. I like the floral notes in Lupicia’s fruity teas. :P

Sil

i blame the coconut in this one. stacy’s version is better…fresher..more awesome.

Sil

don’t lol it’s super tasty with real pineapple chunks. i’m totally sad it’s going forever

OMGsrsly

I found this one too coconutty. Stacy’s is super good, and DavidsTea has one but the quality has changed quite a bit over the last year and I don’t like it as much any more. :/

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68
drank Sweet Autumn Tea by Lupicia
257 tasting notes

I’ve heard a lot about this, and since Lupicia was offering free shipping, I figured I’d give it a go. And I really don’t know what to think.
I really don’t like the smell, to me it smells like a burnt pumpkin…or burnt something fall-ish. The flavor definitely tastes like a pumpkin and squash. But that burning taste still kinda lingers. :S
I think if it weren’t for that burning taste I’d really dig this one, but since it just lingers through the entire cup, I don’t feel like such a fan.
I do however appreciate the natural sweetness of this tea. Always do appreciate not feeling like I have to add sugar or anything since I screw it up so easily! :P
But yeah, not a huge fan of this tea…Might just put it up for sale or something. I’m sure there are people who would enjoy it wayy more than me. xD

Flavors: Autumn Leaf Pile, Burnt, Pumpkin, Sweet

Cameron B.

Aww, I bought a tin already or I’d take it. :(

Ost

I will sell it for a cheap price anyway, so if you decide you want more, then hit me up! :P

TeaTiff

Uh oh. I ordered this one too just hoping I would like it, without having tried it.

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91

So glad I stocked up on this one! This one is just…so perfect. ^^ And caffeine free!!! :O :D

Flavors: Butter, Cookie, Lemon, Sweet

Marzipan

I haven’t found this one yet.

Ost

I couldn’t find it at Walmart or Vons, but found it at Target!

Marzipan

I knew I should have gone to Target today!

Cameron B.

Last time I checked my Target, they only had lame ones like Pumpkin Spice. Need to check again!

gmathis

I am rabidly watching for Bigelow Ginger Snappish…has it surfaced in your part of the country yet?

Ost

I really don’t like Bigelow teas, so I wasn’t really noticing what they had. Sorry! D:

The Cookie Lady

gmathis I saw Ginger Snappish at Sprouts this morning, so yes it has! Let me know if you aren’t able to find it. I can always send some to you!

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89
drank Vanilla Comoro by Harney & Sons
257 tasting notes

I am really really glad that this is decaf. One of the best decaf teas I’ve had. Wish they’d done the decaf Paris as well as they did this one though! D:
Oh well, for now, this is good.

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95

Backlog:
Since I already mentioned nausea in my post, I figured I might as well just post this one. xD
I have been SUPER excited about trying this tea, so a few days ago I gave it a shot…
And apparently my timing was super wrong because I started getting sick in the middle of drinking it, and by the end of the first cup I felt too bad to re-steep.
I have been pretty sad about not being able to fully enjoy this tea. But from the few minutes I wasn’t sick, I gathered that this tea tasted a lot like honey and malt.
That’s pretty much all I had a chance to notice, sadly :(
But I really did love this tea for those few minutes!
If they ever have a super good sale again I have to order this one! It was absolutely divine! Just wish I could have enjoyed it more! D:

Edit: Forgot to say! TONS of thanks for the generous QueenofTarts for a sample of this tea! ^^

Flavors: Honey, Malt, Sweet

boychik

They should in December, Boxer Day

Ost

Oh, sweet!Can’t wait!!

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96
drank Melon Oolong by Lupicia
257 tasting notes

This is the tea that I keep going to after I get sick. It’s like a post-nausea tea for me. Which probably sounds awful-but it really does make me feel better. It’s soothing and calming.
The melon isn’t overly sweet-the oolong base really balances it out.
It’s not too strong to counteract the effect of my nausea pills. It’s just…ugh…this tea, you guys…It’s just perfect! I’m running out so fast-it’s crazy!
This is definitely worth a try if you like melon flavors!

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75
drank Dragonfruit Devotion by Teavana
257 tasting notes

I have never had a Dragonfruit before…but if it tastes anything like this tea, I think I’ll love it!
This is one of the Teavana teas that I think I’m gonna always have. It’s not overly sweet, and not too bitter. It’s just a mix of both. I really do enjoy this one. A nice tea that won’t make me awake too! :P
So gets bonus points haha!

Flavors: Bitter, Fruity, Lemongrass, Sweet

Anlina

Ah I love this one so much.

Kirkoneill1988

ive tried that one before. its ok :)

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85

So this is the second time around of trying this. This time I got it from Culinary Teas in exchange for a review. They really did give a generous sample too-definitely a few teaspoons here!
I don’t think I noticed the dry leaves smell before-but with this batch I definitely smell the toffee in it. Though, as it steeps it’s replaced by that burnt sugar smell, that never gives high hopes.
It tastes how I remember. Lots of caramel and butterscotch!
And this time I am noticing the toffee in the aftertaste. That’s the flavor that lingers the most after. Don’t know why I didn’t catch it so much before, but this time around it seems all there. The Butterscotch. Caramel. Toffee.
And the black base of this one gives it so much more depth and richness. Really digging it.
This is like the perfect dessert tea. Or at least one of them! And it definitely deserves a higher rating!
Think I’ll even get more of this in the future. Any dessert tea lover would adore this tea!

Flavors: Bitter, Butterscotch, Caramel, Sugar, Sweet, Toffee

Fjellrev

Sounds yummy!

Mandy

Glad you liked it better this time around!

Ost

Yeah! _

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71
drank Random Steepings by Various Artists
257 tasting notes

This was in my surprise birthday package from The Cookie Lady. She told me she couldn’t remember what it was. And now that I’ve tasted it I think it’s a jasmine tea!
Least that’s what it tastes like to me. Not bad at all!
Plus!
The leaves are rolled up into little pearls, which I really love! They’re so unique and pretty! Thank you for the generous sample, The Cookie Lady! You’re fantastic! (:

http://instagram.com/p/uhdMx6KHPV/?modal=true

Flavors: Jasmine

Cameron B.

Definitely looks like jasmine pearls. :)

Cheri

I agree!

Sara

They look like jasmine pearls to me, too!

The Cookie Lady

Did you like the ridiculously long note I wrote on the bag to explain how I didn’t know what it was?? :) I just figured there was no way I was going to be able to fit a piece of paper into that over-stuffed tin, so on the bag it all went!!

Ost

Haha it made me smile! Have you had that tea, The Cookie Lady? :P

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I’m not too sharp with intros, but I figured it is about time to give it a go.
I started out drinking oolong and green tea that my dad brought home from his China business trips.
Then I discovered Teavana, and fell in love with some of their teas. Eventually I stumbled across Steepster, and a whole ‘nother world opened up.
Have discovered so many different kinds of teas, and have been loving this journey! The tea world is insanely big and amazing! And I’ve met some of the kindest people here who have broadened my horizons in more ways I could have imagined! Happy to be here, and to be drinking so many amazing teas! :D

I don’t have an official rating system yet…but pretty much anything about 85 is amazing in my book, and I’m probably going to keep it on stock at all times if I can.
Anything below 70 is not my cuppa tea….at all. 0_0
But…that’s as far as my rating system really goes. One day I will have an official one! Just too lazy to make one now :P

I like pretty much any kind of tea except green tea. Unless it’s genmaicha or strongly flavored, I don’t like it usually.

My Tea Goals:
To find the Best Caramel Tea
To find the Best Vanilla Tea
To find the Best Da Yu Ling Oolong
To find the Best Malty Assam Tea
To find the Best Genmaicha
To find the Best Maple/Syrup Tea

Notes I like: Fruit(primarily peach, melon/honeydew, Banana, Kiwi, but I’m open to other kinds), Malt, Desserts (Toffee, Cake, Cookie,etc), Vanilla, Caramel, Floral, Sweet potato, Pastry/Bread,Jasmine, Honey, Cocoa, Chocolate, Maple, Nutty, Coconut, Almond.

Notes I’m Picky with: Lemon, Chai, Roasted, Blueberries, Hibiscus, Smoke, Earthiness, Puerhs, White Teas, and Cinnamon

Notes I hate: Citrus/Orange (Everything that I hate in this life that I have to take for my health is orange flavored, and it just makes me gag…so please…just no), Watermelon, Raspberry, Wood, Apple, Bacon, Lavender, Most mints, Pepper, Spicy, Tart/sour.

Yes, I am a picky tea drinker, but I’ll usually try any straight black or oolong tea that I receive. I like most oolongs, and I’m still discovering straight blacks. They always seem to surprise me no matter what!

And Swaps! I’m always down for swapping. Everything in my cupboard is swap-able. So just hit me up and send a message and we can totally do that!

On an unrelated to tea note, my other interests are limited due to health issues. But when I can, I enjoy reading and writing. Watching Netflix and YouTube have also been fantastic when I feel awful (which is most of the time).
I love Rifftrax, Rooster Teeth, Dexter, Hannibal, BBC’s Robin Hood, Sherlock, Doctor Who, Psych, and Parks and Rec.
Love watching all sorts of movies too, but that would be too much to list. :P
I’m definitely more of an internet person and love talking to people on every website I’m on. So if you ever wanna chat, shoot me a message! ^^

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