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I decided this morning that I needed something to pep me up, and this definitely worked. Deliciously sweet with a little heat got my brain going right away. A great start to the day, considering what a crappy day I had yesterday.

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drank Passion by Tazo
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My tea swap friend also gave me a couple bags of this tea. Against my own judgement, I steeped this one hot. It really should be iced with a lot of sugar. I found it to be very tart, which according to others is because of the hibiscus? It is beautiful to look at though…very pinky purple. It gets dark really quick too. I think I only steeped this for 3 minutes, if that. I also didn’t think I could taste all the ingredients…there are so many! Next time, I’ll try this iced.


Although I am not crazy about this one, I used to drink it iced when exercising, and would mix it half and half with orange juice. It tastes like guava juice then!


That sounds good! Thanks for the tip!

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Love this tea! In the interest of getting as much as possible out of the small amount I have left, (my fault for sharing with others, but I love to hear what they think!), I steeped it 3 times this morning. First 2 steepings were awesome. The third steeping was a little weaker, but still enjoyable. Definitely needed a happy and comforting tea like this to help me get through Monday!

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A friend of mine gave this to me in what turned out to be my first swap! I was planning just to give her some samples of Della Terra Teas that I love, and she brought me some teas too! Win win! Anyway, I could definitely taste both the ginger and the peach in this tea. Only steeped it 3 minutes because it started to get dark quickly. Overall, it wasn’t bad, but I’m not sure I’m that big on ginger. I think I will try it iced next time, as I think that may improve it.

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So, I’m gonna catch up on my backlog of tealogs in a backwards fashion, because I can! Had a pretty crappy day today after a fabulous weekend. Very hard to go back to work after that, on top of the fact that I’m so burnt out at work, I’m toasty! Anyway, my husband’s friend gave me some fabulous dragonwell tea from a tea plantation in China. I wanted to give the company credit, but he couldn’t remember the name of the plantation, even though he went there! It is roasty goodness! I especially like the second steeping, because, I think it’s smoother, and possibly sweeter? Added honey for both steeps. Still getting my palate acquainted with green teas. I like this one a lot, especially as an afternoon tea or to go with a meal. The other bad thing about not knowing the company is that I can’t buy anymore! Oh well, I guess I’ll just have to savor what I have! Thanks Terri, for setting up this “random steepings” tea. I’m glad I can at least write about it!

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drank Paris by Harney & Sons
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After waking up with the headache I couldn’t shake last night, I needed a tea I could count on. Something not too sweet, but comforting. I think this tea has become my go to tea on occasions such as this. I just love it!


No idea why I didnt order this one :\


Make sure to put it on your shopping list for next time!

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All I wanted to do all day was go home and have a cup of tea with a cupcake! After running errands including stops at seven different places, I finally got my wish. I enjoyed this with a blackberry cupcake :)

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drank Ceylon Star by DAVIDsTEA
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My mouth started watering the instant I smelled my steeped cup. I love this combination! Chocolate and licorice goodness! I only have enough left for one more cup now. Must buy more!!


Yep, I love this one!

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Chili? Yes, and definitely more today than last time. I wonder if I just ended up getting more chili bits in the amount I steeped this time. Doesn’t matter….it was yummy. I find this one gets better as it cools….not room temperature, but on its way down.

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Still getting an overly powerful rum flavor here. Must be the combination of the vanilla, brown sugar, and cinnamon? I know everyone seems to love this one, but I feel like it’s missing the cookie part. Maybe something bread-y or earthy to ground it? I do enjoy it, but to me, it doesn’t taste exactly like a cookie.

Emily M

Agreed. I was also missing the cookie.

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I thought my profile needed a facelift, so here we go:

My obsession with tea really started around October 2012 when I discovered DavidsTea. Before that, I had the occasional cup and enjoyed going out to afternoon tea with my mom. I was really into An Afternoon to Remember’s creme brulee tea, since they had an afternoon tea place at that time, which has since closed…so sad and I haven’t found a good replacement.

So, I kinda went nuts when I discovered both DavidsTea and Lupicia in the SF mall, and I still frequent them, though my tastes have substantially changed over time from wanting to try all the teas to being a bit more particular.

Once I discovered steepster, literally by looking up reviews of a DavidsTea tea, I was hooked! So many tea companies I never heard of and everything sounding so delicious!

I found I still love dessert teas, like flavored black teas, but I also really enjoy oolong (both green and roasted). I occasionally enjoy flavored rooibos and white teas. I’ve had a rough time with puerh, and still think it tastes like leather. Recently, after having some really amazing teas from Teavivre, I can now say I love unflavored Chinese black teas and green teas.

Favorite tea companies right now include: Teavivre, Golden Moon, Butiki, Lupicia, and DavidsTea.

Just a note: I don’t rate my teas numerically because my iPad doesn’t like the scroll bar. Maybe someday that will change…hint hint, steepster! ;)

P.S. My profile picture is of one of my 2 cats, Holly, who is a little princess but very photogenic, and she loves boxes, including those that bring me tea! :)


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