129 Tasting Notes

93
drank The Black Lotus by Butiki Teas
129 tasting notes

Ever since mj sent me a sample of this tea I’ve been in love!
Could barely sleep last night but finally took a pain killer at 6. Thank God I have something to calm my stupid body down. xD Haven’t been able to sleep now, but figured tea would probably help calm me down some mentally and emotionally.
Think I was right. (:
Leave it to a lovely black tea to do the trick! ^^

Stephanie

I love this one very much too. Try it iced sometime, it is phenomenal!

Ost

Really? I would never think to have this one iced! I will have to try that! :O

mj

I’m glad you like it so much :)

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95
drank Golden Honey Dew by Lupicia
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Yesssss! FINALLY get to try this. I’ve been RIDICULOUSLY excited about this tea. Like you have no idea.xD Ever since I had their Melon Oolong I’ve been desperate to try the famous Golden Honeydew!
Not even exaggerating. I ordered 5 tins of this tea. That’s kinda a big risk xD But I figured if it’s anything like Melon Oolong it will just be incredible and I should stock up on it while I can. :P
Well. Good news, guys. I didn’t waste my money!
Kinda feel a bit bummed out about the Momoko tea, but I was not disappointed by this one.
When I opened the bag I was hit by a strong wave of honeydew. Ugh. It was amazing. One of the strongest teas I’ve ever smelled.
As for taste, the initial taste was strong like the smell but it didn’t seem to last all throughout the actual drink. This probably won’t make sense…but you know when you swallow a tea and it tastes different from when you first sip it? That’s kinda how this tea is. Perhaps it’s the rooibos base that makes it taste like the flavor doesn’t last all the way through…but…I don’t know.
Haha that probably makes 0 sense. xD You just gotta try it and you’ll understand what I mean! :P But it’s an amazing tea overall. I think I might actually like the melon oolong and this one the same. They’re both wonderful teas and I’m glad I didn’t waste my money. Definitely worth trying!!
But if any of you order from Lupicia and this flavor isn’t available, definitely order Melon Oolong, because it’s pretty similar!
Both are amazing!! :D :D

Flavors: Honeydew, Melon, Sweet

Mandy

Phew, glad you like it so much, 5 tins is a heck of a lot when it comes to teas you don’t care for.

Ost

Yeah…I was pretty confident I would like it. xD

boychik

And you would see a line of ppl dying to buy it from you in a case you didn’t like it.

Ost

True haha!
Well if anyone is interested in trying it, hit me up and I can send ya some! (:

Marzipan

If you decide to sell a tin…

Ost

Haha I think I might like it too much to do that. :P
But if I happen to get sick of it before I finish all 5 cans I’ll let youguys know haha

albertocanfly

Oh my lordy! FIVE tins?! Hahaah, you are one crazy lady! I’m going to be hearing about this tea for agesss now…tehehe:P Glad that you adore it so much!

Ost

Haha it probably won’t last too long, so don’t worry :P haha

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drank Momoko by Lupicia
129 tasting notes

So ordered a tin of this along with a crap load of Golden Honeydew from Lupicia the other day. xD I’m glad that I only got one tin of this.
I feel like a lot of the Lupicia teas I’ve tried so far have been super sweet and didn’t need any added sweetener. But this one is different.
The peach in this is kinda bitter.
I steeped it for about 3 minutes. So not like overly long…but it just seems like I steeped it for an hour. 0_0 I can taste the vanilla in this tea though, which is nice.
But would be even better if they had a sweet peach/vanilla flavor instead of the bitter peach/vanilla that I am tasting xD
Kinda meh about this tea…but I’ll have to try it a few more times before I give up :S

Flavors: Bitter, Peach, Vanilla

albertocanfly

Ruh roh…. Sounds like you have a trouble maker on your hands! You have to whip it into shape! :D

Ost

Hahah xD Yeah I gotta figure this one out for sure.
If you’re interested in it, I can send some to you! :P

boychik

Maybe cold steep?

Ost

Yeah maybe. I’ll mess around with it again, see what works.

Tealizzy

I agree..this one isn’t my favorite, but if you like peach, you should try Momo (black) or Momo super grade oolong.

Ost

Oh my goodness, Tealizzzy I LOVE Momo Super Grade Oolong!! That is probably my favorite Peach tea!

albertocanfly

If you wouldn’t mind, I’d love to try it! .

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95

Mmm haven’t had this tea in a while….
Still delicious! ^^

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98
drank Cookie by Lupicia
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I never really thought I’d be this sad over some actor’s death that I didn’t even know. But I am. I think the main part about Robin Williams’ death that crushes me is that his life ended in suicide. I mean, suicide in general is sad. But when you think of all the amazing movies he was in that brought inspiration and laughter to so many peoples’ lives, it’s hard to believe he ended up killing himself. Maybe he was just that amazing of an actor, but it always seemed like he fully believed all the inspiring lines he said in movies. I can’t explain it, but so many movies that he has played in have a special place in my heart.
A lot of posts on tumblr going around today are referring to him as, I quote:
“robin williams was like that uncle you didn’t see often but when you did he’d always make you smile and you remembered nothing but good things…”

Maybe that’s exactly what I’m trying to say. I grew up watching his movies, and they always had a way of giving people hope and happiness. Kinda has felt like he was that crazy, awesome uncle who never wanted to grow up and just stay fun forever.
Through amazing movies like Hook and the Dead Poet’s Society, Robin Williams has earned a special place in my heart.
I am crushed on so many different levels over his death. As someone who struggles with pretty constant depression, it is even more heartbreaking to know that he lost that final battle. Despite all of the bad things in his personal life, I will always think of him in the best of light. Brightening up peoples’ lives through the films he has been in. Peter Pan, is the Robin Williams that I will remember. John Keating, is the Robin Williams that I will remember. Mrs. Doubtfire is the Robin Williams that I will remember. I want to remember Robin Williams in his finest moments, even if they were just on a movie screen.
And I’m sorry if this is all just rambles. I’m super tired, and really sad over the events of today. Sorry if I make no sense. >< In sum, I am heartbroken over the tragedy of Robin Williams and I just have too many feelings right now to be clear about anything. xD
So I’ll just be drinking a crap load of comforting teas tonight like this one. Remembering all the good that Robin Williams has done here while he lived.
RIP Robin Williams July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014

Flavors: Butter, Cookie

QueenOfTarts

I was absolutely stunned when I heard the news about his death.. honestly can’t believe it. It’s just so incredibly tragic. He was a big part of my life growing up as well. I hope that your teas made your evening a little bit better. Good tea seems to help.

Blodeuyn

I think you summed up how many of us feel. I hope we all can take a moment to reflect on our own lives and to also shed light on the serious issue of depression. I hope you feel better Ost, I know how hard it can be and I’m here if you need to chat.

Ost

QueenOfTarts I knew that he, like most celebrities had issues with drugs and depression and stuff…but it shocked me too. So sad. >< And yeah, teas always help one feel a bit better.

Blodeuyn Glad it made a little sense at least! My emotions are pretty muddled right now about it all. >< And thanks for offering to let me vent. Means a lot. (:

yyz

Well said!

Mandy

It’s like, so many of the people who know of him, don’t know him as a him, but as the people he played. And. It’s already hard to sepperate the actor from the character, especially when you found out that this man that you grew up with and was the happiest guy. I can’t picture this man, this voice of my childhood, as anyone but a happy cheerful man. And hearing about celebrity suicide is especially rare, and he was the last person you would have thought would have done it. I mourn for his loss, because no one should ever feel like that, and it’s a special kind of twisted irony that someone who touched so many lives ended up ending things because of those feelings.
tldr I feel what you’re saying

Ost

You put those feelings so well into words.
Kinda wondering if he really felt and believed one of the lines he had…
““I used to think that the worst thing in life was to end up all alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is ending up with people who make you feel all alone.”

No one should feel that way, it’s sad to think he probably felt that way :/

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89

Sweet potatoes. It legit tastes like that.
A year ago I would have never imagined myself liking tea that tastes like sweet potatoes. xD
This tea is absolutely delicious!
Yah for not wasting money again! XD

Flavors: Earth, Sweet, Sweet Potatoes

Cameron B.

I love this one! Yummy bready amazingness. :D

boychik

so glad you like it:)

Tea Sipper

You can’t really waste money with Teavivre unless a tea is definitely not your thing.

Ost

I don’t like teas that taste a lot like the woods or earth. And I’ve had some teas that taste like that, so I’m kinda skeptical sometimes XD

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89
drank Golden Monkey Black Tea by Teavivre
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Got my Teavivre order today. :O Not sure why I seemed to get it before everyone else though…that’s kinda weird. Oh well.
I haven’t tried many teas from Teavivre, so the teas I bought were kinda a risk. But I have heard so much about them that I figured I’d take that risk and buy a lot since it was at such a good price and I got two gift cards, so might as well spend them!
When I opened the bag a wave of cocoa and chocolate hit me. Which was a good sign.
The main flavors I taste are malt and cocoa. It kinda has that earthy, almost woody aftertaste. Earthiness isn’t really something I love in a tea, but the chocolate and malt notes really overrule it, so it’s drinkable.
I’m so glad that I got a lot of this!!
ALSO! It’s the kind of tea that’s easy to figure out how much to steep. So wins all around! XD Yah for not wasting my money! :D :D

Flavors: Chocolate, Cocoa, Earth, Honey, Malt, Wood

boychik

Congrats!!!
was it free ship or you paid 5.95?

Cameron B.

I need to try this tea again, it’s been too long. I tried an older tea earlier and my reaction to it was very different than the last time. :P Changing palate!

Ost

One order I got free shipping on, and the other I just got the cheapest shipping. Think it was closer to 3 though.
But both arrived today.

Lariel

Nice! That’s a great choice.

Cameron B.

What else did you order?

Ost

Cameron B I got Superfine Tan Yang Gong Fu Black tea, Yun Nan Dian Hong, and for my samples I got, Da Hong Pao Big Red Robe, Bi Lou Chun Green, and a Dragonwell. Can’t wait to try all of it!

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77
drank Fantasy Island by DAVIDsTEA
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When I first found the DAVIDsTEA website I really wanted to try this tea. I can’t remember why anymore, but I did. And since it’s in the TTB, I figured I’d try it :P
Couldn’t smell much of this tea until it steeped. Smells kinda like toasted coconut. Reminds me of a candle scent. xD
It literally tastes like I am drinking a candle. It’s so strong. I mean, I like it, but it’s almost perfume-y. Gonna have to re-steep this again to see if I actually like it. It’s really weird. Mixed feelings. xD But I kinda like it actually.

Flavors: Coconut, Cream, Perfume, Toasted

mj

LOL you and the “it’s very perfumy….I like it”

Ost

I just am starting to find teas like this!
They make me feel awake and alive. They’re just so strong. xD I don’t know…haha that word doesn’t seem like it would taste good, but I can’t think of any other way to say it! :P

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drank Lemon Chiffon by Red Rose
129 tasting notes

Got the Samples only TTB today. :O My first TTB.
Not as overwhelmed with teas I wanna try as I thought of hoped. xD But that’s alright. I’m picky. :P Really like lemon teas apparently, so decided to try this one!
Pretty creamy, not too lemon-y.
It’s alright. Not the best lemon tea I’ve had. Not the worst though. Just doesn’t have the strength I hoped it would.
Nice to try though!

Flavors: Cream, Lemon

Cameron B.

I did my first TTB not too long ago, too! I actually liked it a lot, even though there weren’t a lot of teas I enjoyed in it. :)

Ost

It’s a good idea and I’m glad I got to do it! But like Probably won’t do a lot of them. But hey they are probably even better when you’re on a tea buying hiatus, right? :P

Cameron B.

It’s nice that you get to try new teas without having any extra left over to sip down. And yeah, I get to get rid of a little bit of tea too. :P

Ost

Haha yes! That too. Getting rid of teas you don’t like is always a plus! :P

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drank Quangzhou Milk Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
129 tasting notes

This is my first Milk Oolong! :O
I don’t generally like drinking milk, but there was so much hype here about milk oolong that I wanted to try it. Got this as a sample from the awesome, mj!
So while this doesn’t really taste like milk, I can’t figure out what it tastes like.
It’s so weird.
It’s pretty buttery, and that’s really all I can think of right now to describe it. xD It’s just different. I have mixed feelings about this tea…. It’s just…weird. I don’t even know. xD So I won’t give it a rating haha

Flavors: Butter

Cameron B.

The few milk oolongs that I’ve tried haven’t been “milky” enough for me, they just taste like slightly creamier versions of green oolong, which I don’t like.

mj

The milk oolongs that I’ve had don’t taste like regular milk to me either. To me, they taste like that milk that came in boxes that you can put in a lunch box and not have to refrigerate. I think the brand is Parmalat or something like that. My mom used to give them to me all the time as a kid

TheTeaFairy

Lol, I always get popcorn notes with most milk oolong.s.. But with mandala’s I get Pina Colada goodness!!

Blodeuyn

I’m still on the fence about milk oolongs too. Some are flavored, some are not. So confusing. :)

Ost

Well…seems like there are others that have mixed feelings too. Glad I’m not alone. xD
Also TheTeaFairy- I got Mandala’s Milk Oolong from a swap that I have yet to try. After this one I wasn’t so sure, but now that I read your comment I’m a bit more interested! :p Will have to try soon!

TheTeaFairy

After trying MANY milk oolong, mandala is my one and only now. It’s different from all the others, very unique.

Ost

Well good to know! (:

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