1700 Tasting Notes

81

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

77
drank Grape Oolong by Butiki Teas
1700 tasting notes

I drank it all for the sipdown, yeah, the sipdown, yeah!

Drinking this puts me at 120 teas, according to my spreadsheet, of which 48 are sample size (1-3 cups). Time to get back on track! I’ve got my new teas. I’ve got indulgent teas. I have enough.

For now.

Goodbye Grape oolong! Someday I will order you again. Some day, possibly in November. :D

Sil

haha

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

94
drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
1700 tasting notes

I steeped this for 2 minutes instead of 1 and I’m almost singing from the hills.

It’s so rich and dark and full of honey and I can taste the malt and oh my…

Maybe next time I’ll steep it for 3 minutes now that my tolerance for strong flavours has gone up. I think I only have 1 oz of this left too. :O I better step up my point earning!

Terri HarpLady

I steep 1 Tbl for 3 minutes, & then resteep for 5. I love it!!

Indigobloom

I can never rarely decide which version I want! the rich or delicate one lol- they’re both so gooooood!

Holly Faye

Two minutes? That’s way less than I’ve been doing (I’m embarrassed to say how much.) Next time I get some in my stash I’ll have to try that, because the sweet flavor I’ve been getting so far isn’t quite malty.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

77

I’m bumping the rating on this as I enjoyed it more than before. I’m still super tired and seeing flashy bright spots but that’s what I get for getting 5 hours sleep: a combination of staying up too late to finish a knitting project I was excited about, and having the baby wake up an hour earlier than she should.

I’m hoping the guayasa does it’s thing. This is nice and mild, but I do feel slightly more alert than before!

Terri HarpLady

I still haven’t tried any guayusa teas yet…& although I love the name of this one, the flavor combo justs sounds meh to me. I guess I should request a sample & actually give it a try before I decide I won’t like it. Maybe on my next order?

Cavocorax

You want some of mine? I have too much for how often I’ll drink it, but it was cheap.

Terri HarpLady

Maybe set a little aside for some future trade (cuz we know there will be on, lol) :)

Fuzzy_Peachkin

I hope this one helps you stay awake- I’m afraid to drink this one because I swear it put me to sleep!

Cavocorax

So far I’m awake? I’ve had more tea than food so far today though – not just guayusa. :D

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

91
drank Vanilla Comoro by Harney & Sons
1700 tasting notes

If Sil and Kittena jumped off a bridge, would I jump too?

Maybe?

They both reviewed this earlier so I decided this would be my goodnight tea too! For some reason the taste is odd on this. Maybe it’s because of my mug? Idk. Further experiments are required.

JustJames

ooh… now i didn’t order this sample, because it was decaffeinated. but i did grab the straight vanilla tea.

TeaBrat

for a decaf this is really good!

Terri HarpLady

If it was a bridge over a lake of a yummy black tea, you’re damn right I’d jump! LOL

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

86
drank Paris by Harney & Sons
1700 tasting notes

A little bit of Paris at my side is just what I need! I just sent a stressful email out to a family member, telling them what I felt about their behaviour, and now I’m just anxiously awaiting a reply, any reply. :(

Ugh. Families are so complicated.

Sil

hear hear! but at least there’s tea :)

JustJames

what was the quote from the lion king? ’There’s one in every family, sire. Two in mine, actually. And they always manage to ruin special occasions.’

Cavocorax

Yep. That’s a fact! :)
And Lion King quotes make so happy! It’s one of my favourite Hamlet adaptations. :p

JustJames

you too? no one ever agreed with me on that!!!

Cavocorax

Really? But it’s the only one that ends fairly happily!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

71
drank Florence by Harney & Sons
1700 tasting notes

Good, this is so goood, it’s just … yeah.

Good.

Although truth be told I’m not as enamored with it as I was before. Maybe because I just ate some nut oat bar and I am nutted out?

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

86

I made this and H&S’s Florence this morning and thought I’d better drink this one first before my taste buds were corrupted by nommy flavoured tea.

I wasn’t sure about this one, but figured it’s a sample and a quick sipdown so why not get on it? And it’s great! Why do I always forget how great non-black teas are?

This really smells like honey, and it’s sweet, and tastes a bit like straw and grass. This is really gentle and delicious. It’s also a little toasy! I immediately want 4 more cups!

I’ll have to re-order this from Zen or somewhere else!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Indigobloom

How was the second steep?

Indigobloom

How was the second steep?

Cavocorax

Just as good! I could have kept going with it but work got in the way!

Indigobloom

Hmmm why did that double post!
Oooh that happens to me alot. Makes me appreciate those times when I can keep going even more :D

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

76

I like this more than the Silver Buds Yabao, although I’m still not crazy about it. I just want something stronger – this is too mild for me and I can’t coax out enough flavours.

Maybe I’m doing it wrong, but this was a sipdown. Maybe I’ll try another sample once I get a greater appreciation for non-black teas.

JustJames

i love the silver buds in a latte, this one just doesn’t do it for me though.

Fuzzy_Peachkin

This is a potpourri tea!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Profile

Bio

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.

Yet.

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!

Ratings:
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)

Location

Markham, ON

Following These People

Moderator Tools

Mark as Spammer