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2164 Tasting Notes


Sipdown! Finished this one off.

One down, 1,001 left to go… :)

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drank Pure Green Tea by Twinings
2164 tasting notes

It’s free at the office so that’s why I’ve been drinking it…

This tea is certainly nothing to write home about, it’s a standard Chinese green tea and nothing I would bother to keep for my personal stash.

I know this is a terrible thing to admit on Steepster, but my tea obsession seems to be winding down a bit. For one thing I’ve discovered I can drink coffee again in the mornings on some days because my heartburn issues have resolved themselves quite a lot due to decreased stress levels in my life over a few years ago. Why this is, I don’t know. Perhaps it’s because some annoying people who were stressing me out have been jettisoned from my life – lol :)

Also I still have way too much tea but that goes without saying. :)

170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 30 sec

Nooooo, tea obsession winding down? Can’t happen!


I know, right???


I feel that happening to me every now and then, but that’s partially because(I think) I’m SO immersed in it that I just need a break every now and then! :)


IB – maybe I do need a bit of a break, but either way I’m happy my stomach isn’t bothering me so much anymore!


less tummy issues is a great thing! :)

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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
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Tea of the morning here!
I can definitely see why this tea is rated so highly on Steepster, it’s delicious. I can smell the distinctive barley/chocolate smell wafting up from the cup and am really enjoying it…

205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Top Leaf by Mellow Monk
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The weather is beautiful today but I think my allergies are going haywire, after 2 cups of tea and a coffee this morning I am still tired. Just popped a Sudafed and thought I’d drink some of this delicious green tea.

I have been very impressed by the quality of Mellow Monk and highly recommend their products!


Hope you feel better!


I’ve been eying Mellow Monk for a little while now, might cave in really soon… hope you feel better now!

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Alright, I admit I haven’t been on Steepster too much lately, partially it’s just because I have way too much tea as it is and I’m looking to drink more of what I own. I might need to do a swap soon!

This still seems really good to me although perhaps not as wonderful as it was when it was super fresh. It’s a good evening tea with the music I’m listening to now, “Tommorow Never Knows”

Turn off your mind relax and float down stream
It is not dying, it is not dying

Lay down all thoughts, surrender to the void,
It is shining, it is shining.

195 °F / 90 °C

The Beatles and tea always make life better.


So true!

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After lunch tea here…. this is the only tea I own by Mariage Freres and it’s nothing extraordinary, but I felt like enjoying some darjeeling today and I’d also like to get this tin finished off so I don’t feel guilty about buying more darjeeling later in the season. ;-)

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drank Green Tea by Organic India
2164 tasting notes

I used to love this tea but oddly enough it is making my stomach queasy the last few times I have had it – not sure what that’s all about. :(

Will keep my rating where it is for now…

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Tea of the afternoon along with some soymilk. Makes a nice companion to this Decemberists song I am listening to:

“This is the story of the boys who loved you
Who love you now and loved you then
And some were sweet, some were cold and snuffed you
And some just laid around in bed.

Some had crumbled you straight to your knees
Did it cruel, did it tenderly
Some had crawled their way into your heart
To rend your ventricles apart
This is the story of the boys who loved you
This is the story of your red right ankle".

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drank Bai Lin Gong Fu by jing tea shop
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Tea of the morning here. I did not gong fu this beautiful tea because I was in a hurry, it is quite delicious steeped in a mug for 4 minutes Western style. I was impressed by the red tea sampler from Jing and would not hesitate to buy more from this company, their oolongs are also really good.

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drank Coconut Cream Pie by Butiki Teas
2164 tasting notes

This is my tisane of the evening mixed with soymilk. I also added some coconut extract to bump up the flavor a bit. I haven’t been drinking much rooibos lately and I’ve been missing it a bit!

See previous notes for more details.

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My profile pic is of a pink dahlia at Golden Gate Park.

Hobbies include: tea, making art, animals, vegan things, buddhism, nature, creativity, books, writing, cooking, meditation, yoga.

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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