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Was really looking forward to this one, all these “honey oolongs” keep making me assume that there are honey notes in them! Which is not true for me, sadly. :(
This one tasted mainly buttery to me, but not like a salty buttery. More like a creamy buttery. Which I don’t usually find in teas. It’s usually like a salty buttery flavor. xD That probably makes 0 sense. I blame it on my druggy brain-on pain killers 24/7,so things can get pretty off sometimes.
Anyway XD
This had some hints of floral, but not enough to outweigh the butteriness. I can’t do the buttery flavors in oolongs, they just make me feel sick. :( Which I get enough of when I eat normal food anyway! So yeah, not my favorite. :(
Thanks for the sample though, Cookies!

Flavors: Butter, Creamy, Floral

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drank Random Steepings by Various Artists
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Cookies gave me an oolong…Not really sure what it said on the bag because it’s like in cursive…and though I did learn cursive as a child, I hated it, sooo I really avoided at all costs to write in it. I could read pretty much everything else, but this one tea. Either it’s not in this system or I can’t read it. xD I have no idea.
So I apologize Cookies!
This one wasn’t my favorite anyway. Was mainly roasty and nutty. Kinda like 50/50. Neither one really dominated which was rather nice, I admit. But still not my favorite. Always glad to try another oolong though. So thank you, Cookies! :D

Flavors: Nutty, Roasted

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drank Imperial Breakfast by Verdant Tea
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Tiny order from Verdant came in the other day, can’t resist their cheap samples, PLUS free shipping. Mainly the free shipping bit to be honest :P
Anyway, was expecting to reallyy like this tea, but wow, it was super smokey.
Smokey is the only flavor I could pick out :(
Oy! Definitely not for me!

Flavors: Smoke

Fjellrev

Aww, I’m not a fan of smoke either, so it really sucks when you get a tea in that ends up being unexpectedly smoky.

Kirkoneill1988

ooo! i love smokey teas. have your tried “lapsang souchong?”

Kirkoneill1988

do you want to swap some of that imperial breakfast with me? you can check out my cupboard :D id love to try that tea :D

http://steepster.com/Kirkoneill1988/cupboard

Rellybob

This is normally one of my favorite teas EVER, but my latest order of this was also very strong. I had assumed I had just oversteeped it. Oh dear :(

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drank Random Steepings by Various Artists
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Just tried this sample that that Taiwan tea company sent out to people a few months ago-I can’t find them on here, so I figured I’d just use this. I got their Honey Black tea, and was really excited about it because it sounded like it would be honey-ish. But it just was super roasted….and I don’t like that there were no brewing instructions…that didn’t help either :/ Glad it was just a free sample!

Flavors: Roasted

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drank Eggnogg'n Tea by Bigelow
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Thanks to Albertocanfly I get to try this tea I’ve been dying to try! Apparently it’s like in every store around the holiday season but the ones which I go into xD
no idea why…
It’s kinda weird-haha!
Wasn’t expecting too much because I’ve had an awful experience with Bigelow, their tea just tastes bad to me.
But this one surprised me!
The dry leaf smell did remind me of egg nog.
Couldn’t focus much on the steeping aroma because I got my order from DavidsTea and only 1/4th of it was right…so I was in a state of unbelief because the packing slip was right but they sent me a tea I didn’t even add to my cart ever. Ughh sometimes that company….
I think I’m the only one who has bad experiences with them ever, that’s what It feels like at least.
So I didn’t focus on the flavors too much because I was busy writing them an annoyed email.
This tea does remind me of egg nog, but I think that DTT Winter Nog reminds me of it more just because the cinnamon isn’t as over-powering. This one is good but not something I would buy. Super happy I got to try it though! And thank you, Albertocanfly for sending me more than one of those tea bags because hopefully next time I won’t have to be so distracted by having to email a company for screwing up the simplest of orders. xD But really, thank you, Albertocanfly! :D

Flavors: Cinnamon, Nutmeg

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drank Plum Barley by Lupicia
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This was a sample from The Cookie Lady! And considering I’m planning on seeing her again this Thursday I figured I’d finally try it. xD
Not a huge plum fan, but sometimes it’s good in teas.
But I think the main thing is that barley is NOT for me. xD Totally tastes like coffee.
The dry leaf smell was just plum, but then when I drank it the plum was barley there, and it was just coffee. If I wanna drink coffee, I’ll make some or go get some, but feels so wrong to have that flavor in my tea! XD Oy. Thanks for letting me try though, The Cookie Lady!

Flavors: Coffee, Plums

Kirkoneill1988

i never tried any kind of barley tea before :(

Ost

well you aren’t missing out! :P

Kirkoneill1988

if you say so then ill trust you that this tea is not a try asap kind :D

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drank Oh, Canada by American Tea Room
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So over-steeped this one twice today on accident. xD
First one was a major over-steep, but the second time was just by like a minute.
It definitely tasted more walnut-y than anything. Was still sweet and I could still taste the maple, but wasn’t as good as usual. Still better than Movie Night though xD Even over-steeped-haha! XD
Today has been such a miserable day physically and I barely slept last night so slept a lot in the late morning. But I really need to do stuff, and I hate days where I don’t do things, so trying desperately to wake up. Even with all the drugs I’m jacked up on xD
Sooo there will be many tasting notes today because I’m using this day as the day to catch up on samples and stay awake and somewhat productive even though my pain levels are soooo off the wall :(

Important Notice
Also, on a side note, I’ve decided to name my sloth London, because that’s where Ben, my boyfriend and I first met-on Christmas day to be exact. :)

Flavors: Maple Syrup, Nutty, Sweet, Walnut

Kirkoneill1988

the dog my mom babysits, her name is London :) shes a miniature doberman

Ost

aww cute

Kirkoneill1988

thankyou :D

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drank Peach Melba by Lupicia
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Definitely taste the woody rooibos in this tea, the peach flavor really isn’t strong enough. :( Which I find rather disappointing personally. I am always on the hunt for an amazing peach tea. Though I can’t be too disappointed since this one has gotten a lot of other poor reviews from people here. But I’ve always wanted to try it. Glad I got it in their newsletter.
I think this might be the one that I got three newsletters of xD I gave one of the packages to my lil bro for his birthday and he liked it, so maybe I’ll give him that last package of it since it’s too weak for me.

Flavors: Peach, Wood

sren

I had the same underwhelming experience.

Dustin

Have you tried Lupicia’s Momoko? AMAZING peach flavor.

sren

No, but it is going on my list now— thanks for the rec!

Ost

Yeah I have, Dustin, but I can’t stand their vanilla flavoring. It’s wayy too artificial for me. :(

Dustin

Oh, bummer! I registered it more as cream than vanilla.

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This is tea is consistently incredible! If you need a good black vanilla tea on the to-take this one! The flavor lasted over 6 hours and the tumbler made it stay hot for super long. It was so freakin’ delicious! Think I might have over-steeped it by a minute or two but you can hardly tell! It’s just delicious!

Flavors: Caramel, Creamy, Pastries, Vanilla

Maddy Barone

This is the one Downton Tea I want to get. Sounds really good.

Ost

perhaps sometime we can arrange a swap. I have a whole tin of this one (: Also their Caramel and vanilla cuppa cake tea is incredibly similar to this one. except this one is more vanilla and the other is more caramel

Maddy Barone

Maybe if you still have some available at the end of the summer I’ll hit you up. Don’t save it for me, but if you have any left I’ll be happy to swap with you in August or September.

Kirkoneill1988

pudding tea! :D now there’s a cool tea name!

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drank Birthday Cake by DAVIDsTEA
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This tea never gets old. Just so freakin’ good! Ughh can’t get over how amazing it is! This was the perfect tea for my miserable morning. I say miserable morning but holy shanghai, so many good things happened today!

Such as:
https://instagram.com/p/14JkspKHHk/?taken-by=ostdalost

And this!
https://instagram.com/p/148XEZqHOL/?taken-by=ostdalost

Hopefully those images work. xD A couple more highlights have happened today but I’ll have to post on instagram about it tomorrow…er…later today since it’s 1am here. :O

TheKesser

That sloth is SUPER cute!!

Maddy Barone

Cute dresses too!

Dustin

Put the dresses on the sloth and get super DUPER cute?
The dresses are pretty awesome.

Ost

Thanks, Thekesser and Maddy Barone!

Heh Dustin , maybe doll clothes! But even when people dress up their dogs in clothes it’s a bit creepy for my tastes. xD I feel a lil bad for some of them. xD

Fjellrev

Love your haul! But glad your day turned around. And I agree about this tea. I need more of it in my life. :)

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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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