637 Tasting Notes

77
drank Gold Rush (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
637 tasting notes

This is such a weird tea!
I have gone back and forth thinking that I will like it.
And that’s kinda how I feel now that I’ve tried it. xD
I taste berries. Honey. Maple. Coconut. I feel like if it were just the honey, maple and coconut I’d love it without a doubt, but the berries kinda throws me off. It’s just a weird combo xD But I actually kinda really like it. Like I can see this one growing on me and me getting past the weird berry flavor.
This one might have to be in my collection :O
Thank you soooo much for the sample, Megan Low!! I’ve wanted to try it for forever!!

Flavors: Berries, Coconut, Fruity, Honey, Maple, Smooth, Sweet

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drank Assam Banaspaty by DAVIDsTEA
637 tasting notes

This one has a pretty inky and malty flavor. It’s not bad. Not something I would buy either. Kinda expected it to taste like wood though xD So glad it didn’t!
I think I’d like this if it were more malty, but it’s not! Oh well.
Glad it was only a sample!

Flavors: Malt

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66
drank Strawberry Fields by DAVIDsTEA
637 tasting notes

This has a super strong smell and taste….definitely strawberries. Not even like a fake strawberry taste even. The strawberry is pretty spot on.
I just hate that they made this tea with a black tea base!
Fruity teas with a black tea bases just don’t taste right to me. No matter how strong the fruity flavors are, the black tea base just overwhelms it every time. :(
Sad times…
But glad I gave this one a try.
Thank you Megan Low for the sample! :D

Flavors: Bitter, Strawberry, Sweet

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76
drank Dragon Pearl Jasmine by Harney & Sons
637 tasting notes

Decided to order a 4oz tin of this one to use for my new work tea to take in the mornings to work! :D I loveee how the flavor just stays as strong as you steeped it and doesn’t go away at all. Ughh such a good jasmine!
Plus doesn’t make me feel super caffeinated since green tea doesn’t have tons of caffeine in it! :D

boychik

White, Assam and green teas are the most caffeinated. Just saying :)

Ost

Really? I’ve read so many places that black and oolong have the most caffeine and some white teas. xD
So confusing. I never know who to trust! Well definitely doesn’t make me feel caffeinated like black tea does xD

boychik

indian/ceylon teas are more caffeinated than Chinese blacks(reds). we were discussing it with Joseph Wesley on NYC Tea Festival Black tea presentation. the less processed tea ( white, green, green oolong ) it has more caffeine. Stick to herbals at night if you are sensitive

Ost

Interesting. Well guess I got it in my head that blacks and oolongs make me feel the most awake…so Guess I’ll just stick with drinking greens and herbals/roobibos for low caffeine…Even if it’s just in my head that it’s lower caffeine it works for me since like your brain is super strong and can like change how things effect you…if that makes sense. xD
But that’s good info to know if anyone ever asks, so even if my body believes false info, at least I don’t have to let others believe it! XD
(Sorry if that doesn’t make sense-I’m pretty tired!)

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76
drank White Nectarine by DAVIDsTEA
637 tasting notes

Got a sample of this in my latest swap with the lovely Megan Low! Have really wanted to try this one! Was surprised by this one actually…but at the same time I’m glad I didn’t waste my money on it! XD
Do you know what the skin of the peach tastes like? Taste kinda peachy, but also has that kinda like…dirt flavor. I don’t know another way to describe it. xD Just has that weird dirty skin flavor haha! There’s a touch of apricot in it too. I actually surprisingly like the blend of apricot and peach, they balanced each other out quite nicely. If it weren’t for the weird dirt skin taste I would probably buy this!
Glad I got to try at least before this collection goes away-thank you so much for the sample, Megan Low!!

Flavors: Apricot, Dirt, Peach, Sweet

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91
drank Momo Oolong Super Grade by Lupicia
637 tasting notes

Also starting to drink this one more and more this week. So delicious. Love the peach and floral combo-sooo good!
I am finding Lupicia teas to be quite refreshing for this emotional week….
Also…to make it even more emotional, I might be seeing my long estranged sister who I haven’t seen in years on Thursday. Excited, but also kinda nervous. Not sure how to feel exactly. Just hopefully I don’t cry over seeing her too! XD

Amanda 'SoggyEnderman' Wilson

Good luck! Seeing an estranged relative is tense as hell, so I hope all goes well!

Ost

Yeah…she left home in 2008, and she goes in and out of contact with us through the years…she has kinda been a bit off over the last few years. shall be interesting.

Anlina

I hope it goes well!

Fjellrev

I hope it goes well too!

Rosehips

Good luck! (if luck is what one wishes in such situations)

Ost

Thanks you guys (:

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96
drank Melon Oolong by Lupicia
637 tasting notes

Had a really rough day emotionally. Too much to get into right now. But I found this tea rather comforting this evening. So sweet and light. Nothing too strong. Just a perfect, fruity tea. (:

Stephanie

This is a really nice tea

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Didn’t know how long I should steep this one for…So I ended up only doing it for 2 minutes. Didn’t get too much flavor. Was kinda malty, but that’s about all I could pick out.
Oh well. I’ll have to try it again and steep it longer next time.
Thanks for letting me try this, AllanK!

Flavors: Malt

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This one is pretty malty. Kinda woody, which isn’t really for me. But the malt! I enjoy this one! (: Wasn’t sure if I’d like it, Jin Jun Mei teas are so hit or miss for me.
But I do like this one! Wouldn’t buy it, but I am glad I got to try it.
Thank you, Terri!!

Flavors: Malt, Wood

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Yeah…I don’t know why everyone tastes more than roastiness but me. D:
I expected it…but at the same time I hoped a little bit for something more! :(
Oh well.
Thanks for the sample, SecretSorceress!

Flavors: Roasted

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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

My rating system:
1-59: Really really not a fan. An awful cup of tea for me…Totally undrinkable.

60-69: Not horrible, but not something I’d ever drink again willingly.

70-79: Pretty good. Wouldn’t mind drinking ever so often. But not a keeper.

80-100: FREAKIN’ AMAZING. Always keeping on stock in my home!!

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 floral Oolong
To find the Best Malty Assam Tea
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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