2309 Tasting Notes

drank Pu-erh Ginger by Rishi Tea
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drank Strawberry Zabaglione by 52teas
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this is a very nice black strawberry tea; I do think that adding milk (or in my case, Coconut Dream) helps to bring out the custardy flavor. Has a great smell and a lovely smooth finish. I’m not totally sure I would buy this one again (read my tealog to find out which Strawberry tea I fell in love with. :))

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I’m usually not into fruity teas, but this one sounds freakin delicious. Kind of makes me hungry :p


I am a fan of fruity teas, especially for iced tea!

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drank Hand Picked Bao Zhong by Samovar
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Had the most delicious Hand Picked Bao Zhong tea today at Samovar/Yerba Buena in San Francisco. Yes, this place is expensive but at least the waitstaff is incredibly friendly and nice. My firs time trying a Thai oolong. I was told to steep the leaves for only 20 seconds, but I gave it at least 60 seconds and it was still really good.

The notes at the teahouse called this buttery with mango and asparagus. I was not disappointed. This was a delightful, light butter and vegetal tea with a very smooth mouthfeel. I did not pick up so much on the mango. Picked up a bag to take home with me, I will really enjoy this.

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I really like Cardamom which is why I bought this tea originally. I agree with the previous reviewers, it is a bit weak. Somehow it needs something to be more complete. I used two teabags in this latest brewing, also with soymilk and a hint of agave. I think this might be good mixed with some black tea


I think RoT does not use enuff tea per teabag, so if you’re using a bigger cup, or like your tea stronger you need two teabags. They do have some nice teas though.


I agree!

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drank Bleu Peacock by Mighty Leaf Tea
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Another favorite oolong of mine from the Mighty Leaf. This is a highly flavored strong floral tea with a very smooth finish.

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I am seriously loving all the tea I recently purchased from the Koni Tea Company. I wish the price was not as expensive but they are definitely quality products. This is a delicious earthy pu-erh with a nice sweetness, the buttercotch really comes through. I can’t attest to it’s weight loss capabilities -if tea really made you thinner I would be a total stick by now. Even so, this is a lovely tea to have with breakfast or after dinner if you aren’t sensitive to the caffeine.

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I was really looking forward to trying this tea after reading all the great reviews on Steepster – I definitely like green roobois a lot better than red! I found the plantain and coconut to be mild. I was hoping for something a little stronger as I mean to drink this primarily as a dessert tea, so I will try two bags next time. Above average but I would not buy this one again.

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Meh – what is up with this tea? I’ve tried it now twice, tried to like it… I am not getting nuts or anything creamy here so I would say it’s a bit of a disappointment for a flavored tea.

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drank Green Coconut by TeaGschwendner
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I have to say this is a lovely tea. I am a huge fan of coconut and normally I’m a coconut pouchong tea drinker but this is a nice change of pace. I brewed it for 2 minutes and then added a generous amount of soymilk for an unusual au lait type of drink. I have had trouble at times with senchas giving me a bad stomach but so far, no signs of that here. The coconut flavor here is mild but smells absolutely incredible. Not sure I would buy it again but I’m really glad I tried it!

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drank Kamiya Papaya by Teavana
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I am definitely a fan of very fruity and slightly sweet flavored oolongs so this one went over very well for me. Brews up in about 2 minutes with a lovely honey color. I drank this with soy milk and it was like a cup of ice cream but it is also incredibly good on its own. Contains candied papaya and pineapple so there is some sugar in here already – no wonder I like it! :)

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I am a fan of many different teas but my favorites are blacks and oolongs, chai, also like darjeeling and pu-erh. I’n always learning and expanding my horizons!

Dislikes include: bergamot, jasmine, highly tannic or bitter teas, overly judgmental and bitter people. :)

Live in San Francisco, I’m a SINK (single income, no kids) and love the urban life, but traveling out to the middle of nowhere is always fun too.

I tend to not drink things I know I will hate so a lot of my tea ratings are on the higher side. Here’s my rating system, sorta

95-100 I love this tea and would like to keep it around

94-90 An excellent tea which I may or may not repurchase

89-80 Pretty good, above average

79-70 Acceptable

69-60 Mundane – Will probably drink it if I have it

59-50 Ick

49 and below Nasty


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