7152 Tasting Notes

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drank Pink Lemonade by DAVIDsTEA
7152 tasting notes

gross. since i was in a davids, i picked up this one to try as a cold brew. STEVIA I HATE YOU! that’s right…give me the stupid sprinkles in cherry snow cone over the stevia in this one because it’s all that i can taste. Smells like pink lemonade, first sip is really nice and then…….
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ZOMG ATTACK OF THE STEVIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ugh.

Final Count: 175 ’Cause well cherry snow cone will be in there until tomorrow. :)

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more
Cavocorax

Yeah, I was not a fan of this. Not at all. I’d rather have the super SUPER sweet cotton candy. And I prefer root beer.

Sil

this one is nasty…

Kaylee

It makes me sad because I really want the rainbow tin this comes in, but I know I would hate the tea.

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drank Cherry Snowcone by DAVIDsTEA
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Guys…i finally picked this up to try! Basically enough for me to try it two ways so this will be in and out of my cupboard before you know it. I brewed this for about 24 hours and drinking it, it’s really really nice. I know there are better cheery tisanes out there but i am a fan of this one…which makes TWO from David’s that i’ve been a fan of recently… scaaaary!

VariaTEA

Their carnival blends are pretty good. I am glad you are enjoying them.

Sil

yeah :) course this makes not buying tea this month harder lol

Dexter

(I have tea here for you Sil – will get it in the mail to you Monday…)

Sil

dexter – you rock my world darling hug

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mmm i need to get on top of trying and drinking through my Norbu teas. They were a guilty pleasure when i ordered them so i’ve been hoarding them for too long. this was the last of the 3 teas i took with me while travelling today and it too was a great choice. bready, cocoa-y delicious strong tea. yum yum yum

Dexter

MMMMMmmmmmm Norbu – I don’t drink their tea often enough either….(putting it on my list for tomorrow.) Happy that you enjoyed some today.

Terri HarpLady

It was a year ago that I had that awesome trade from Nofar, which contained lots of Norbu teas. :)

Sil

that’s how i discovered norbu! :)

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drank Vanilla Citrus Spice by Verdant Tea
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this is from the most recent blending of this tea – it’s different than the first time i had it – more citrusy than when i feel in love with it, and less vanilla. that makes me less a fan, but i’m hoping that will even out as it gets a little older lol. either way, one of my travelling teas from today:)

MzPriss

Sil – I chopped up half a vanilla bean and put it in the bag because I think it needs it

Sil

oh to have a vanilla bean…heh my kingdom for moar vanilla!

Sil

wonder if there are issues with shipping to canada via customs and crap

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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
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today was a good day. got out of the city, got some sun, got to wander and then later saw a few friends. Not enough tea drinking but hey, i had some good ones with me including this one :)

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So. yesterday was my steepsterversay except i didn’t drink any tea. So today i’m celebrating with this cup and taking a look back at the last year or two just for fun. :) I’ve not been on steepster for 2 years.

Year 1
874 different teas
2101 Tasting notes
235 teas in my cupboard

Year 2
1058 different teas (so i’m up to 1932)
2446 tasting notes (up to 4547 now)
174 teas in my cupboard – with only 4 teas being from 2013 and those from December of that year

random stuff
I have figured out that i don’t like 52 teas; David’s tea; teavana; adagio much.

I prefer blends that are flavoured with natural flavours OR simply be adding herbs and other fruits/berries etc…

Black teas are still my go to teas followed by puerh, though i am learning to appreciate the occasional green, oolong and white tea.

I have made lots of awesome steepster friends this year and had some great times with ppl learning about their tea preferences and their lives :) After two years around here, I’m still having a blast, loving tea drinking and loving this place! In case you guys didn’t know this – you’re awesome and quite possibly one of the few places on the internet where the trolls don’t come out :)

HAPPY FRIDAY SIL STEEPSTERVERSARY!

OMGsrsly

YAY! kermit arms

MzPriss

Happy Steepsterversary Sil!!! I agree LOVE how nice and non-trolly people here are

yyz

Happy Steepsterversary!

Sarsonator

Don’t jinx the troll-free zone. :p

Happy steepsterversary!!!

Terri HarpLady

Yay!! I love the stats! I’m so glad we connected on Steepster, you’re the most awesome tea sister, happy steepsterversary!
:D

Dinosara

Yayyyy! Happy steepsterversary!

Scheherazade

Happy steepsterversary!

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drank Honey Black Tea by Green Terrace Teas
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Another of the 3 samples sent to me by Green Terrace Teas.

this has been highly reviewed by a number of people so i was a little apprehensive. this tastes sweet. Not quite like honey, but still sweet. I think though, that this reminds me of a more solid TTC tea. There is a strength to this tea that runs through it that makes it different to other sweet black teas that i’ve tried. I’m looking forward to having this a few more times since the samples sent from Green Terrace are quite generous! thank you again Green Terrace! more to come :)

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YYZ sent me this one and i wanted to hold off for some time when i had more than 20 seconds to drink it to go through a few steepings. I don’t drink a lot of non black teas but when i do, i try to pay attention to them more than normal because they surely can’t all taste the same – aka “green” :)

Plus this Comes highly recommended by YYZ so yeah :) I followed her steeping paramters and the first few infusions were floral, but smooth, there was no vegetal taste to this, just mildly sweet water heh later steeps this became a little more floral and less to my liking but the first few steeps were pretty tasty. Sadly, greens just don’t have a permanent place in my cupboard but this was rather nice :) thank you, again, for sharing YYZ!

yyz

I Like greens, and actually have more than a few in my cupboard. They are actually the ones I share most with my relatives as many of them have sworn off black teas. I don’t drink them as often as I should though. I’ve come to prefer the sweet, but not too sweet Chinese ones. I don’t love the vegetal, grassy, or overly marine either. In fact I have old cheap sencha I should just toss as I never touch it.

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drank Root Beer Float (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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this one might have to rejoin my cupboard. VariaTEA let me try this one and while i haven’t yet been able to get over the smell/sugar ZOMG-ness of the cotton candy yet to try it, i DID get through this one today. As a latte. and let me tell you…YES.PLEASE. I dunno if i could work my way through 100g of this as its a very particular taste but in milk, this is really really really nice. love it!

Bear With Me

two words: tea popsicles.

you’re welcome :P

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drank Maracaibo by Crio Bru
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cold brewed this in water just to see how it fared…its interesting for sure. I prefer it hot brewed and then poured over ice but it was an interesting experiement lol. tastes like really rich chocolate icing.. or something lol

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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So no real clue what to write about myself here. A friend got me into drinking loose tea and it’s something I thoroughly enjoy though I have nowhere near the experience that many folks on the boards seem to have.

My other interests are cycling, reading, board games, disney cruises, world of warcraft and dancing – in no particular order. I love travelling and am currently working on trying to get my other half to as many place in the world as possible.

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