1700 Tasting Notes

drank Gold Rush (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
1700 tasting notes

I’ve totally taken this tea for granted. :| I grabbed a bag when it was $2/5 at Davids, along with a few spring teas I hadn’t even tried, and 2 days later it’s gone.

It’s pretty good, but OMG is it expensive. $11.50 for 50g? And this is a heavy tea with all those mulberries. Are mulberries rare? Because there’s really not a lot of white tea in here. The 4-7 minute steep time sorta gives it away – it’s basically a fruit herbal with a dash of white.

It’s so creamy and sweet and a touch fruity. I would never buy 100g, but I DID send my bf to Brentwood to see if he could grab me two more little bags. I’ll cross my fingers.

200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

The little bags are definitely a good deal for this tea!

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Thank you CrowKettle for the sample! (Or wait. Was is Sil? /0\ I’ll start labeling from now on I promise, but I know this one showed up with my matcha samples!!!)

I think Dragon Pearls are one of my favourite types of teas! This is just so smooth, and I love the malt and cocoa notes. Honey too! I steeped it for two minutes and that makes it nice and strong, without being overwhelming, and I’ll probably get a few more steeps out of this before I call it quits. I love how much flavour is in this black.

I believe this is nicer than the one from Zen Tea, and the tea itself is so pretty to look at. I love those little balls! It’s hard to say what makes this one “better” but it seems like there are a lot of things going on, and if I steeped it for less time and more often I would probably pick up on all sorts of things!

I guess I’ll have to keep my eyes open for a Teavivre sale because I’d like to stock up on this one. Moar please!

205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Tea Sipper

Nicer than Zen’s? I should really try these, then!

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drank Pineberry Honeybush by 52teas
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I’m so exhausted with the baby being sick and keeping me up all night that my brain is broken. I made Blueberry Afternoon from DT and Blood Orange Puerh from Davids, and I wasn’t certain which was which. Wow. Just… wow. (They were muted bc they were in travel mugs but still!!!)

So, with the above in mind, I will skip reviewing this tea. It’s nice, but I don’t trust my senses atm.

Terri HarpLady

Poor mama, poor baby. My youngest is 20, but I remember those days.
Hopefully this passes quickly :)




Thanks! She’s feeling a bit better today, but her Dad will be able to watch her tomorrow while I go back to work, and we’ll just hope that she’s ready to go back to daycare on Friday.

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drank Slim and Slender by Tea Desire
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So far being back to work hasn’t interfered too much with my tea drinking. It has interfered with checking Steepster, but next week I’ll be in a new office and hopefully I can position my monitor away from the very busy hallway behind me.

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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
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Finished up the last of it yesterday and re-steeped it for my morning cuppa. I’m about 500 points away from a ten dollar gift card to Verdant tea so I’ll be grabbing 2oz for sure!

… in June. I’d better wait until I get my first paycheque!


I just bought some myself. :)

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drank Aloha Pu'erh by DAVIDsTEA
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I made this as an after dinner tea, but tonight it’s sorta nasty and dirty. I think I oversteeped it, but that’s the end of that sample anyway.

You know what’s funny? I poked through the tea cupboard at work today and found three little tins. Full tins. They were mine from 2 years ago when I stopped drinking tea (bc I was pregnant). I left them for others to drink and no one went for them. I’ll just take them back and hope thru aren’t stale!

They were Mighty leaf Chocolate Truffle Rooibos, DT Coco Chai, and Saigon Chai. I guess I didn’t realize rooibos was safe while pregnant.

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Yikes! This is first day of work after a year of mat leave. The company has changed so much they are giving me an orientation today with a new hire.

Because my bf is busy in classes from 8-7 today, I had to get up at 6 so I could get the baby to daycare, and be at work for 9. I’ll have to leave work early (3?) to pick her up as well. I’m going to hate Mondays! (He can drive her the other days). I should really learn to drive his car…

The baby seems to have a cold and Saturday was brutal. She was much happier yesterday but slept fitfully. I hope she’s ok at the daycare (she doesn’t seem to have contagious symptoms) but if I have to, I’ll grab a cab to pick her up if they send her home…

Too much going on today. Good thing I’ve got my Tiger tea!!!


Good luck today :)


Good luck getting back to work! And hopefully your little girl feels better!


eeeep! Hope today goes well!


It’s not so bad! Everyone is so happy to see me! And it’s a bit nice to be working. A little. I already brought a bunch of tea!

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drank Evening Lights - herb by Zen Tea
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Ozli was right. This is just an… odd/awful blend. She sent me two cups, but I don’t know if I’ll bother with the second one. Or finishing this one.

Too bad because the ingredients sound interesting.


YES! I was so intrigued but augh. Augh. I’m still going to try cold brewing the bit I have left. I guess everyone has the odd dud, huh?

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drank Pom Tango by DAVIDsTEA
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I’m sad to say goodbye to this one. :O


I have one serving of this left.


Better savour it! I hear it’s gone for summer!


It wasn’t my fave, so I’ll be ok. :)

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drank Chocolate Mint Rooibos by Zen Tea
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I lied. I snuck in one last sipdown!

No idea how this compares to other chocolate mint rooibos’, but I will need to replace it. Chocolate mint tea before bedtime is kind of essential you guys!

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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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