232 Tasting Notes

60

This one was pretty floral, but…even when I steeped it for over the steeping time it still wasn’t very strong. It was nice for a very light, floral tea. But I wouldn’t buy it when I finally order from Capital Teas Ltd.
Was nice for this afternoon though. Thank you, Mandy! :D

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I usually like most oolongs, but…this one.
The taste was like a grassy, roasted peanut. I don’t know how else to describe it. xD Usually that kind of combo wouldn’t be that bad-at least it would be drinkable. But I ended up pouring that one. :S
I don’t know-it just didn’t work for me I guess.
Glad I got to try it though-props to Mandy for helping me explore oolongs more, even if I find some I don’t like. xD

Flavors: Grass, Peanut, Roasted

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85

So quick note!
This one is delicious also! Tastes strongly of sweet potatoes. Lovely tea.
Can’t write too much more since I’m super exhausted. But going to enjoy the rest of this sample.
Thanks, Boychik! :D

boychik

Glad you liked it :-)

Ost

Thanks again! :D

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75
drank Jade Green Oolong by Capital Tea Ltd.
232 tasting notes

Seriously get so excited when I get to try something from Capital Teas Ltd. Need to get enough samples to make one big order so I can get free shipping! xD That’s the end all goal. :P
Anyway, thanks to the Lovely Mandy for this tea!
The best way to describe this tea is a roasted floral oolong. xD
I haven’t been into roasty oolongs lately, but the floral makes it better for me right now!
Enjoying this one today! (: Thanks, Mandy! You sent SO many oolongs-it’s crazy! Can’t wait to try all of them!

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75

The Cookie Lady gave me this tea for my birthday package the other day! :D I love peach teas, so of course I have to try this one!
She sent me a decent amount of that tea too. Again, with the generous Steepsters on here!
I didn’t read the steeping directions apparently because now that I look at this bag it says to steep “2 heaping teaspoons”, and I only did one and a half. So, this isn’t a very accurate review.
This cup tastes light, but definitely taste the peaches and cream. It’s a nice light and fruity tea. Can’t wait to try it with the correct steeping amount. I’m sure it will be great! Thank you, The Cookie Lady! So sweet of you to send it this way! (:

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85
drank Winter Nog by Della Terra Teas
232 tasting notes

This is another one from Albertocanfly that she sent to me in a big package a few months ago. And honestly, I wasn’t sure this would be any good.
But HOLY SHANGHAI!
I was WRONG.
It’s delicious!
I can’t even taste the rooibos.
Doesn’t make me think of egg nog too much, but it’s like a creamy vanilla tea, with a hint of spices. It’s absolutely delicious! Definitely ordering more if it comes back this year! Best tea I’ve tried today!
Thank you, Albertocanfly! You always give me teas that surprise me!!

Flavors: Cream, Spices, Vanilla

albertocanfly

I’m so glad that you like this one!^.^ It’s one of my all time favorites:D Della Terra wins again:P

Ost

DTT is one of the best! Drinking the last of it now. Definitely gotta get more if it comes available again!

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70
drank Pumpkin Spice by Harney & Sons
232 tasting notes

Got this one as a birthday gift from the lovely Albertocanfly! She also sent me a small box of Corn Silk Tea (which sounds weird, but is actually super good!), a 2oz bag of the amazing Snowflake from Georgia Tea Co, an adorably small teapot that I really should post a pic of, and a few tea samples.
Tea friends are the sweetest! ^^
Anyway!
This tea.
It’s not that bad. It has a bad rating here on Steepster, but it’s not horrible.
Definitely drinkable.
No sign of pumpkin in this tea, but it’s more of a cinnamon spice tea. Wouldn’t get more of this, but I’ll definitely finish it. Will be nice on the rainy days, I’m sure.
Would be better if I could taste the pumpkin though! If only. :S
Still like the cute tin though. Thank you for the tea, Albertocanfly! :D

Flavors: Cinnamon, Spices

albertocanfly

Rawrs… I got so excited when I found this perfectly fall tea that I didn’t even think to check the reviews on Steepster…>.< So glad that it is at least tolerable…and that you enjoyed you other things!^.^

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74

So, out of all the free samples I received from Teavivre I’ve been drinking the
Nonpareil Anxi Qing Xiang TieGuanYin Oolong the most. I have both these teas in zip lock bags, and the Anxi Qing is the one I happen to grab the most. xD
As I go back to this one I don’t like it as much. Yes, it’s still floral-y, and buttery. But it’s definitely not as strong as the other.
Didn’t think I’d end up liking that one better…but the tea world never ceases to surprise me.xD
So this one won’t be bought again probably. But still a lovely tea!

albertocanfly

Man, someone was on a tea drinking spree! :D

Ost

Haha I was! Was an awful weekend so I wanted to try a bunch of stuff to entertain me!

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95
drank Zhu Rong Yunnan Black by Verdant Tea
232 tasting notes

Had this one again yesterday. Oversteeped it a few minutes on accident. xD So wasn’t the best cup, but still could taste the graham cracker and bready-ness.
Next time hopefully I won’t drink it as bitter-haha!

The Cookie Lady

Ooooo graham cracker? That sounds exciting!

Ost

I ordered more of this one…well pre-ordered. If it’s a good batch I’ll send ya some (:

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97
drank Caramel Vanilla Assam by Butiki Teas
232 tasting notes

Haven’t been in the tea world for super long….but Butiki’s teas have been some of the best I’ve tried. As the rest of you, I’m pretty sad over Stacy closing shop. But it seemed like Butiki had a good run, even if it wasn’t the longest. Wish I had gotten into the tea world sooner so I’d have had more time trying her teas! But I’m glad I could order more before it’s all gone.
This and Maple Pecan Oolong are probably some of my favorite teas of all time. Glad I could stock up!
Also, wasn’t able to drink much tea yesterday for my birthday. So I’m drinking more today instead! :P
Anyway-this is an awesome tea, and totally love it still.
Thank you, Stacy for giving the tea community so many amazing years of awesome teas! Glad I entered the tea world just in time to try them before you decided to close it up. Wish you the best of luck on your next adventure! (:

Cheri

I love this tea.

Butiki Teas

Thank you, Ost! :)

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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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