1772 Tasting Notes


Thanks to Dex and Sil for sharing some of this with me. I’d tried a few yunnan teas lately and they blurred together, but for whatever reason, this one stood out. It’s sweet and malty and just a little bit chocolately. It’s quite nice, even after my 3rd steep!

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drank Mulberry White Tea by RiverTea
1772 tasting notes

It’s such a shame this tea is no longer available. Or this company for that matter…

I added more leaf than I usually do to this and it’s just delicious. It tastes almost like liquid honey this time around except I know I didn’t add any sweetener!


This is the one I will miss the most from RiverTea :( Such a shame they didn’t make it in the tea world.

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drank Fu Shou Shan by Butiki Teas
1772 tasting notes

This tea is so great. So great.
I’m tasting butter and spinach and ‘green’. I’m happy I bought the mystery box to get this one as I wouldn’t have tried it otherwise.

I’ll have to buy it somewhere else once I’m done!


haha one i never tried lol


You want a cup? I think I’ve got a few left!


only if you can spare!


I’m sure I can. :D I’ll go set some aside!

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drank Special Dark by Mandala Tea
1772 tasting notes

I haven’t had this cup in a few months but was reminded of it now, and after the first sip I had to zip over here to make sure that it was rated high. 98 is pretty exact.

This cup is so rich and dark and amazing. Thankfully I’ve got enough to last me for a few months if i’m careful!

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drank Scandale by THE O DOR
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Thank you Curious Tea for giving me a sample for review!

I have to say that I am amazed with the presentation of this box. It’s beautifully wrapped, and the labels on the packaging are elegant and informative. Everything I need to know is right there.

I was very excited to brew this cup because I haven’t had darjeeling in a while, and this was supposed to be top quality. It’s light and fruity, with a little bit of a sharp tang that isn’t quite astringent. It’s fruity and I’m definitely getting peach notes. It’s refreshing. Even as it cools it doesn’t cross that line over into bitterness which is great; I’ve had a few darjeelings that went bad that way\.

Thank you for the sample!

Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp

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drank Hong Yun Black by Butiki Teas
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I have mixed feels about this sipdown.
The up-side- I’ll no longer think “Hong Yun? More like Hong YUM” every time I drink it.
The down-side? I can’t reorder more.


i have a “stash”….this is affirming! :)


More like Hong YUM” every time I drink it.
So why only an 81?


Because it’s not always mind-blowing?


OK, got it. Thanks!


:P The name gets stuck in my head, but sometimes it’s a 90 and sometimes it’s a 75. It’s hard to rate? IDK. :|

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Oooh. This is FANCY. Thanks Sil for the sample!
And this sipdown puts me at 150! Woooo!

It’s really rich and lightly smoky. I should have had this a few months ago when it was bitterly cold as this tea would be greatly comforting on a freezing night. It’s a little sweet, but I think I’m getting mushroom-y notes in it as well.

Fancy. This tea is fancy.



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drank Ceylon Star by DAVIDsTEA
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I bought 800g or whatever it was that DAVIDsTEA sells their bulk tea in. And I ask myself, ’Self, why did you do this?"

The answer is poor impulse control. The good news is that when I crave this tea I still really enjoy it’s coconut/anise creaminess, and it doesn’t seem to have lost any of it’s flavour in all this time either.

Self, have no regrets about this!


because you needed another pound of tea to go with your pound of read my lips?


Heee! I may have regret that one. (Spoilers: I did)


Our weakness currently is boozy red velvet cake with sugar and dairy free creamer. Read my lips is awesome too, don’t be shamed, Cavo!

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Tea: I just started drinking loose tea in the fall of 2012, and once I started I had to get more and more and try ALL THE TEAS. Joining Steepster made this worse/easier.

So far it seems that I prefer unflavoured black teas, although I still drink a few that are flavoured each day too. Oolongs, greens, puerhs and white teas are all very good, but I just don’t crave them as often.


Me: Ok. Random things. I like animals, I have a baby girl and a devoted bf, and … I’m a geek. I like Lord of the Rings, Sherlock, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, Supernatural, pen&paper RPG’s, online RPG’s, video games, silly internet memes, puzzles and a bunch of others things! I taught myself to knit and I’m considering crochet but I need to make time for all these things!

1-50: Bleh.
51-64: It’s ok.
65-75: It’s good.
76-85: It’s very good. (Buy 1oz+)
86-100: Amazing. (ALWAYS re-stock)


Markham, ON

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