5583 Tasting Notes

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Steepster is the suck today. Totally not cooperating with me. Sipdown! Loving the smokiness of this one and I’m so glad i got to try it. Thank you Terri!

Cavocorax

It’s so difficult today. :| I just want to read and comment and I’m having so much trouble. Doesn’t Steepster know I’m trying to procrastinate?

Nicole

completely The Suck.

Nicole

Totally the suck.

Nicole

As we see from duplicate comments… :)

Sil

lol yeah

Cavocorax

You can tell we’re the stubborn few when we’re willing to hit refresh 10+ times just to post a comment or review a tea.

Fuzzy_Peachkin

lol. I’ve been having that problem too. And I hit the button about 10x to get my note up too.

K S

Never give up! Never, never, never!

Kaylee

Me too! I was starting to worry it was my internet…

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88
drank Chocolate & Strawberry Puer by Lupicia
5583 tasting notes

mmmm thank you Mercuryhime! for this sample. I don’t have easy access to Lupicia here in canada so i asked for a taste of this when Mercuryhime and i swapped. I’ve been trying to branch out and explore a few flavoured puerhs as well as unflavoured.

I can get behind this one. The puerh isn’t overly strong but it’s much more present than the lsat few david’s tea flavoured puerhs i’ve tried. There is a chocolate taste here that’s quite enjoyable and it balances well with the strawberry flavour. It’s like a creamy chocolate strawberry taste. Actually della could take a page from this one :)

Thanks again mercuryhime!

Mercuryhime

Glad you liked!

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79
drank Miami Mango by Steep City Teas
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I opted to try this one cold before hot since i had a suspicion this would be a much more enjoyable cold brew. I totally didn’t register that this had hibiscus in it. So i’ll give steep city total props for that! This isn’t a tart hibiscus brew that so often happens when i cold brew blends with hibiscus in them. This is somewhere between mango and peach but as a cold brew i quite like it. Holding off rating it until i get a chance to also try it hot but it’s about an 80 at the moment.

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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72
drank Blueberry Crumble by Della Terra Teas
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sipdown!

After thinking about it, i’ve dropped the rating on this one. While it’s a perfectly fine generically sweet crumbly kind of tea, it’s not blueberry. it’s like a brown sugar, cinnamon sweet thing. So if that sort of thing is up your alley, you’ll probably love this. But i wanted blueberry. :(

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74

thank you mercuryhime!

I’m not sure what to make of this tea. Is it a light refreshing tea? yes. Is it vanilla or grapefruit? sort of. The grapefruit and vanilla are very subtle in this one. That being said? I’m still enjoying this one, even if i’m not sure what else to say about it lol

Mercuryhime

I like this one cold brewed and served with pound cake. :) but you’re right. The flavors aren’t exactly what they say they are

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75
drank Ginger Peach by The Tea Spot
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sipdown!

heh yeah here’s hoping that can happen a bit today. Still enjoyed this one today though it’s most certainly more of a ginger tea than a peach tea. There’s a nice kick to this that helped clear up my nose right away while drinking it haha. Thanks for letting me try this terri!

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83

sipdown!

I figured today was the day to try and get down some of my 1-2 cup samples. In that vein i wanted to kick off the day with a nice bold cup of black. I do quite enjoy this blend though the tiger assam is for sure my fav of the 4 a&d teas currently available. This one has a bit to it that, if you don’t enjoy that in a black, will make you not like this tea. Not the case for me, but for others that might not make this as enjoyable.

Terri HarpLady

I agree that I love the giver better, but I do enjoy the bit of smokiness in this one as well. Variety is the spice of life! :)

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drank Shamrock & Roll by Della Terra Teas
5583 tasting notes

Mint? sorta check. chocolate? i guess. Overall a pretty meh kinda of blend. I prefer the persimmon tree’s blend over this one if i have to choose.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
Hallieod

I looked at that tea and ran away repulsed. “Shamrock sprinkles” are just not something that should go in a tea cup, especially ones that particularly nasty, kelly green colour!

Sil

Yeah I despise the crap that della puts in their teas. That being said, when you’re splitting a try me pack, ill often get things I know I probably won’t like since its 1-2 cups max

tattooed_tea

I wasn’t a fan of this one.
personally though, I love teas with sprinkles & such.

Hallieod

Oh, I’d try anything in that case — almost anything. It’s very cool you have people to share orders with like that!

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drank Orange & Cream by Della Terra Teas
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mmmmmmm i think this one is starting to grow no me, provided i steep it for more than 8 minutes. Even though the orange isn’t overly “true” to taste, it’s still a delicious orange cream flavour. :)

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
Cavocorax

Would it make a good popsicle? (I was going to try that with DavidsTea version but haven’t tried this one)

Sil

oh! hmmm yeah it might as long as you let it steep for a longer time. help bring out the creamy orange flavour

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72

sipdown!

So i don’t like a lot of oolongs. But since this was a shared sample, i thought what the hell. Kittylovestea has done a great job with her review and i don’t have much more to add other than this is a pretty decent oolong with a nice subtle orange flavour. I’d consider ordering this again for the occasional flavoured oolong tea time. there’s just enough of that roasty oolong flavour to make it my preferred type of oolong and then the addition of the orange is a tasty tasty thing :)

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