232 Tasting Notes

85
drank Jin Pin by Yezi Tea
232 tasting notes

So far I haven’t been too impressed by the Yezi Tea samples, but this one!
This one surprised me!
It’s creamy and malty. Hardly any earthiness at all! Definitely something that I would buy again if they had a really good sale or free shipping!
The win of the night! :D

Flavors: Cream, Malt

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95
drank Golden Honey Dew by Lupicia
232 tasting notes

This is seriously the perfect tea to relax to. Had a horrible night,and barely slept thanks to pain. It’s just the perfect tea to have when I want to relax. I can’t say that enough. xD
It’s become my tea to drink after I take pain killers, because other tea has the habit of making me more awake…so can’t relax.
This tea is just awesome. So glad I got 5 tins of it! ^^

Amanda 'SoggyEnderman' Wilson

boo for the bad night, but I am glad you have a great relaxing tea!

Kirkoneill1988

be careful, there’s stuff in tea that can counter medicine. my good friend angel tevivre told me :) she runs the site teavivre

Ost

Stuff in tea that can counter pain killers? Or just other meds?

Kirkoneill1988

any kind of meds, but im only going on what she said. im on pills for my mental health but i don’t see any countering. or its just me. but i just say use it as a guideline. maybe if you drink lots and lots of tea, it will counter the effects. i do know it does have caffeine so when you want to sleep it can affect that.

Kirkoneill1988

she could be wrong. i don’t know enough myself.

Ost

After I read your first comment I looked into it. All I found was that the caffeine in tea can counteract when meds make you tired. But that’s really all I found. And I already knew thatt, which is why I try to drink decaf teas when I take pain killers (:
But perhaps tea in general can counteract certain drugs. Interesting thought. I’ll have to remember that for future reference! (:

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91
drank Momo Oolong Super Grade by Lupicia
232 tasting notes

I have learned over this last year that some teas turn bad for hours in a tumbler. Primarily straight teas that I’ve tried it seems. Though some flavored teas kinda lose their strong flavor too sometimes.
But this tea!
This tea!
I went out to eat with my family. Then went to Starbucks, and then church and this tea was good all the way!
It stayed strong, peachy, and perfume-y! A great tea to put into my tumbler.
On a sad note though, kinda running out of this tea. D: Luckily I have to go down to UCLA to get another nerve block shot in December so maybe I can swing by the Lupicia store before! That would definitely make that day so much better!
Can’t wait to get more of this one! The best peach tea I’ve had so far!!

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46

So. The description for this tea is: Cream, Honey, Smoke, Vanilla.
Least according to Steepster.
This tea is nothing like that description. Perhaps it’s because I steeped it for three minutes instead of two, but…doubt it’s that.
For me this one is strong and earthy. The bready-ness made it drinkable, but…there’s just so much earthiness. Makes me not so much of a fan, to be honest.
Would rather not feel like I am mainly drinking dirt. xD But it’s not horrible. Just not what I expected or hoped for.

Flavors: Baked Bread, Earth

Sil

hahaha meanwhile i really loved this one :) tea makes me happy…everything is different for everyone

Ost

I am glad this one makes you happy!! Tea is awesome (:

Sil

yes. yes it IS!

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96
drank Golden Fleece by Verdant Tea
232 tasting notes

Mmmm this tea is delicious! I only have enough for one more cup though D: It’s always sad to run out of a good sample.
So glad I finally got to try it though! Thank you so much again, Boychik! :D

boychik

You make it sound so tasty, perhaps I should revisit GF ;)

Ost

You should! It’s a great tea! So happy that you sent it! ^^

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46

Well. This is a weird one. xD
Got a couple tea bags of this from The Cookie Lady. Didn’t seem like something I’d like, but I figured I might as well try it! I get surprised so often in the tea world, I figure that everything deserves a chance!
So when I opened the package of this, it didn’t really smell like tea. In fact, it smelled like BBQ chips. None of my teas have even been near foods, nor have I eaten anything BBQ flavored. So that was confusing, but also made me more excited. xD
The steeping on this was like 10-15 minutes long also, which was really weird. And I kept forgetting (thanks to vicodin) and having mini-heart attacks that I was wayyy oversteeping the tea. But apparently these kinds of things steep for a long time I guess?
As for flavor, it didn’t taste like BBQ chips, which kinda disappointed me, to be honest. It would have been soo weird if it had tasted like that, but almost good-haha! The actual drink tasted more like dirt and peanuts. xD
It’s not horrible. But not anything I’d drink again.
It was exciting to try it though. It’s been a good day for trying all sorts of different teas! Glad I could try this one, even though it wasn’t the best.
Thanks, The Cookie Lady! :D

Flavors: Dirt, Flowers, Nuts

The Cookie Lady

hahahaha Okay so…to be honest, I thought this tea tasted exactly like dirt, too. But, my co-worker thought it was good. Then, I heard somewhere that it is better as a cold tea mixed with anything berry-flavored. I have this cherry rosehip tea that makes this pretty good. Dandelion root is good for cleansing your liver, so I drink it every now and then when I’ve eaten too much crap in a short period of time (i.e. a weekend trip to the county fair!). I think it’s the roasted part that makes it smell like BBQ. I’m glad you were brave enough to try it, at least!!

Ost

Hahah wow. Well glad I wasn’t the only one that thought it was weird. Your co-worker got some funky taste buds going on though!

Cwyn

Ditto on the cold brew, it is a root so the bag should be boiled for a few minutes, cooled and strained. I’d drink maybe 4 oz cold followed by tall glass of water or mix with carrot or beet juice to complete the cleanse. Can’t say I do much cleansing anymore though, with all the meds I take.

Mandy

I’ve used in a cleanse before too. Cold brewed with a splash of cranberry juice and lemon juice, I think it was like one bag to 16 oz or something

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55

Apparently it’s amaretto that I am tasting. :O Don’t really know what that is to be honest, but if I were to describe it in other words, I’d just say that this tea tastes a lot like cherry and berries. Not really sure how else to describe it.
It’s interesting though.
Definitely taste the woody rooibos, but it’s not overpowering in this cup, which is good. Anyway, this one is interesting. Not sure what to think.
Thanks Albertocanfly for broadening my tea horizons!

Flavors: Berries, Cherry, Wood

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82
drank Corn Silk Tea by Tea Zen
232 tasting notes

In the birthday package Albertocanfly sent me, she threw in a whole pack of this tea! Really have fallen in love with this one. Trying to save it though since It’s not available online and I don’t have any store around here that carries it. I will savor this tea!
The more I drink it the more I like it, and the more I find myself craving it! It’s delicious! If you like genmaicha-you’ll like this one too!
Bumping my rating on this one!

Sil

interesting

Ost

It is! Definitely worth trying if you can ever!

Cheri

Sounds yummy!

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A classic roasty oolong. Not really much to say about this one. Not what I was looking to drink today, but not bad either.

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31
drank Anxi Tie Guan Yin by teasenz
232 tasting notes

Eh…not much flavor at all with this one.
Steeped it for like 5 minutes too, and still nothing. Kinda a weird one :/

Lariel of Lórien

Their Milk Oolong is good.

Ost

Too bad I’m not a fan of milk oolong :O

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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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