6160 Tasting Notes

drank Shui Xian Wuyi Oolong by Verdant Tea
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sipdown! I’ve been drinking this one most of the afternoon in with my other teas. I figured something that i could re-steeps would be good in case work caught up with me….which it has all day lol. This isn’t my favourite of oolongs, but it’s far from my least favourite. there’s a musty earthiness that’s present in some of the steepings that i don’t like on it’s own but man they taste good with a peanut M&M! lol. Overall i’m happy to have had this one and if i order it again, it’ll be in a small sample size as i don’t need a full ounce of it.

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drank Pineapple Kona Pop! by Teavana
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soooo thanks to fiddling for this one. i have to say, not sure how people drink this one. After having some very nice pineapple oolongs recently, this is just a big ol’ miss. Especially since it smells like…i dunno…something that i’ve smelled before that is most certainly not pineapple. I’m leaning towards pollen..but i think that would be doing a disservice to plants that produce it. I see that some folks out there have enjoyed it, so that makes me happy. It’s just not a tea for me.


UGH this is a smelly one! My girls love it mixed with the Blueberry Bliss & I must say is pretty tasty that way, not sure I’ve tried it alone though.


This “tea” reminds me of koolaid.


Lol on the pollen comment!

Terri HarpLady

I let Leif buy some of this once, & the only way I could tolerate it was over ice, as I recall.


Terri…“tolerate” is not a wordi want to have to associate with any teas in my cupboard lol


This one is completely vile by itself, but somehow tastes great w/that Blueberry Bliss one.


this is sooo nasty

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drank Wild Orange Blossom by Teavana
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thank you fiddling for this sample! this one reminds me a lot of tazo’s wild sweet orange (or whatever it’s called), though a little nicer. There is a tartness in this one from the hibiscus that some might find offensive. It’s got that “i am hibiscus” taste but i don’t think it ruins anything in this blend. I need to give it a try cold brewed as i think my other half might enjoy this one with a little sweetner for our bike rides. Overall this is a decent herbal blend that will do nicely in summer.


It taste better when you don’t brew it with really hot water. I brew mine around 180F. Keeps the hibi down.


Yeah I don’t mind this one…I have less issues with hibby than a lot of folks heh


This is one of Teavana’s better herbals, IMO. :)

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drank Cookie Dough by DAVIDsTEA
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Thank you courtney for this sample. This tea does a good job of not being your typical white tea. However, it’s a little sweet for me. This does a good job of being sweet and cookie dough like.

…aaaand work interupts things. back to it!

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drank Southern Pecan by A Southern Season
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sipdown! a pleasant enough cup to go with my very late breakfast!

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Another sipdown today! I also get to pack away a bit of my matcha for a friend so new flavours get to be opened soon! yay! I like this one a bunch. I think the vanilla helps to temper the black currant flavour and make it a bit more enjoyable that the harney and sons version. thanks again for this one terri!

Terri HarpLady

Glad you like it!

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sipdown! needed something a little spicy earlier today. Still not a fan of that adagio taste, but it’s not seriously terrible or anything.

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thank you terri! I also had this one earlier today and remember finding it to be a rather uinremarkable darjeeling. A little astringent but not overly so. Mostly it’s just a tea that i can drink or not. Still glad to cross another one off my list and it won’t be a pain to finish the rest of this up!

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drank Blood Orange Pu-erh by Carytown Teas
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Thank you for this one shmiracles! I’m sad to say that i’m working form home today but not intentionally since we had an issue this morning that pretty much meant i had to stay home and work on issues and not take the time to get to work. As a result, my relaxing work from home and drink lots of tea has not been happening. grrrr

I had this one ages ago but it’s been too busy to write about. As a result i’ve lost a lot of what it tastes like so i’ll hold off on rating it. It smells DIVINE! i am totally digging the dry aroma. In terms of the taste, i don’t recall hating anything about it, so i assume it was good but not spectacular enough to make me sit up and take notice either lol. Better tasting note next time i promise! but it was a tasty morning tea!

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drank Creme Caramel Rooibos by DAVIDsTEA
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so uh this was supposed to be a tasting note…and on the way to get here i stopped by a conversation on FB and then i had to draw a picture…let me tell you…MS paint is a PITA! anyway i digress… i got to thinking..I dunno how many people remember that whole geocities thing where there were chat rooms you could hang out in and sometimes you had to wait to get into them and what not. wouldn’t that be fun if steepster had one? except then i probably wouldn’t get ANY work done… anyway that was a nice visit down memory lane :)

so this tea? not bad and i’ll certainly enjoy drinking it while i have it but it won’t be a re-order. The caramel is slightly artificial tasting to me and it makes me want my caramel black! Oh! this came by way of Joon through Cavocorax so thank you both! love trying out new teas :)


OMG. I still keep in touch with people from Geocities chat. It would be so awesome if Steepster had one, but yeah. I’d never get anything else done. :)

Terri HarpLady

OMG, I was gonna say the same thing.
My favorite chatroom was a long time ago when the internet was still fairly new….uh…I think it was called ’world’s chat’ or something like that. You got to pick an avatar, & it was a virtual space station. LOL, a total waste of time, but fun. Of course, it lagged like crazy :D


Noooooo, I guess I’m not getting rid of this one by giving it to you! It was totally on our swap list…


lol i can still take it if you want to get rid of it. It’s not a bad tea, just not a re-order.

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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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