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1392 Tasting Notes

drank Boatsman by RiverTea
1392 tasting notes

Mmmm. This is very good too, but in a different way than Dolce Vita. It’s not as smack you in the face with fruit, but instead the mango and vanilla and cinnamon all coalesce together into something very relaxing and tasty. The cinnamon gives it a bit of a kick at the end of the sip to liven it up a little too.

I should try cold-steeping this!

Boiling 4 min, 30 sec
Roswell Strange

Oh, I hadn’t thought about cold steeping this one but I really should try that too…

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drank Dolce Vita by RiverTea
1392 tasting notes

Oh, this is the best way to start a Friday! It’s so freakin’ creamy and full of raspberry. Slightly tart raspberry but, wait for it, there’s NO HIBISCUS. I really love this tea.

I should probably leave this at the office but I just got it and I’m so excited and I’m not going to be surprised when at the end of the day I stuff all my new teas into my purse to stuff onto my tea shelves at home. Why do I even order tea for the office? :P Seems lik my new teas stay at home, and my small samples get smuggled into the office for sipdowns. But it works?

Anyway this tea is OMG raspberry yes.

Boiling 4 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

Not a lot of coconut, then?


I love raspberries teas that work. Sounds awesome!


I didn’t think so – it mostly added to the creaminess. (Unlike some coconut oolongs I’ve had there were JUST coconut – this is far more subtle).

aisling of tea

This one is SO GOOD, right? I might need to make myself a cup…


no hibiscus – wheee!


Shopping listed! and also, I’m glad you can taste the raspberry here-often, the coconut flavouring can be overwhelming.


Yay for no hibiscus. That is one of the main reasons I plan on getting this tea.


Raspberry without hibiscus! I’m putting this one on my wish list.


Yay for no hibby, too!

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I’m so happy ifjuly sent some of this way! I had a few sips, and then added it to my shopping list. Yes, this is a good tea. Even though it has a doofy horse on the tin. :P

It’s warm, and bready, and there’s a bit of honey, and it makes me think of bread out of the oven with a little butter and something sweet on top of it. It’s really good. Very smooth mouthfeel. Warm, comforting taste. No one has been exaggerating with these reviews. There is NO conspiracy to make you go out and buy this tea!

I want to go buy this tea. I’ll have to coordinate with Sil because $10 shipping to Canada is TOO MUCH for one tin. I was hoping they’d offer a shipping discount sale as they are wont to do from time to time.

I keep drinking amazing teas all day with multiple infusions. I’m only on tea 2 for the day – hahaha

Flavors: Baked Bread, Honey

Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

oh god… so i DO want this then… you would suggest?


i’m really glad you like it!


Sil – yes – I recommend it! Ifjuly was kind enough to send enough for 2-3 cups, so I could save a little bit for you if you want? It could be waiting for you when you get back from Miami. :)

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This tea is suited “For Tiger-Taming, Early Mornings, and Getting on with it.”

Yes please! I definitely need some of that – we are going to switch our drivers license over and start the process of transferring the car, and maybe get Ontario health cards too… Uugggh. I hate bureaucracy stuff. I totally need some tiger taming.

This tea helps me feel a little prepared for the day; it’s rich and dark and beautiful. OMG. I get malt, and honey and maybe even a little bit of a spice, like nutmeg or cinnamon that adds a little but of sweetness against all this malt.

Wow. It’s incredible.

1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank Chocolate Rocket by DAVIDsTEA
1392 tasting notes

Thanks again JustJames for sending this to me so long again. I don’t have much left but I really like it. I keep forgetting how good it is, but when i drink it I get coffee and raspberry and nuts and it’s just freaking perfect.

I did drink this after finishing my coffee because I wanted to make sure I was super awake and it did the trick. Maybe too awake. Gotta get off the tumblr now and start doing some actual work.

Hello Wednesday!


This tea is super high on my wishlist! I will probably cave eventually and get a huge DAVIDsTEA order, and just pay the ridiculous shopping fee ): I want so many of their teas, though, I’m sure it’ll be worth it :D


Just been back on their website and it’s even worse than I thought – they’re the ones that don’t even ship to the UK, at all! )’: England sucks when it comes to tea

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drank Chai On Life by DAVIDsTEA
1392 tasting notes

I might be just a little chai on life. I finished this cup and am down to 164, even though I didn’t have much time to log tea today.

I did find this amazing gifset on tumblr though: http://destiel-is-my-canon.tumblr.com/post/76689869658/asdfghjkl-i-cant-justdestiel#notes Yeah….. there’s nothing going on behind those looks. Nope, nope nope.

And here’s a lovely and heartbreaking post-reichenbach Sherlock comic strip: http://asset-9.soup.io/asset/3777/0315_9fd1.jpeg

I also created my own ridic tumblr and am having fun with it. I had to start queuing stuff because I want to reblog everything. :P


Eeee!!!! That gifset is AWESOME. I had to start queuing stuff too, otherwise there’d be like 80billion reblogs one or two days a week. :)


Hahahahaha. Well you’ll see that one again soon. :)

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Another successful sample from MissB! Well, as successful as I can get with my nose stuff up again. I wouldn’t mind being a sleeping bear myself and just skipping the rest of winter!

From what I can taste of this, this tea is a nice refreshing green with a bit of buttery vegetal notes. There’s also more to it – like pine needles. I’ll have to resteep it!

Also I’ll try the last of it later when I can fully appreciate the nuances.

Whispering Pines Tea Company

Multiple infusions are a must with this one :) Especially the new version with oolong-processed wildcrafted white pine. Glad you could still enjoy it with a stuff nose! :D

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drank Citrus Dream by Butiki Teas
1392 tasting notes

Bedtime sipdown (166!)

This is such a great tea. So relaxing and citrusy, and I can even handle all the chamomile!

Maybe I’ll hit 150 before the end of the month after. Only if my samples fromm MissB and Aun-Juli are late, but either way I’ll probably be close, and that’s good enough for me. I’m not going to push because I have tons of new teas to try and don’t want to worry just about rotating the old out.

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To be honest, I wasn’t too enthused about this tea that MissB gave me a sample of, but that was stupid of me. This tea is amazing and so great. It tastes lime like mint chocolate, with dark rich chocolate, yet there is only mint added in.

That’s either magic or expert blending! Thank you so much!

(I wish I could wax poetic about this one, but I can barely keep my eyes open! )



Lime mint chocolate :P


shhhhh don’t wake her up… she’s very…very…tireeed.


Hahaha. Idk if I’d like lime mint chocolate. :P
But this is really good. I’m on my second cup!


It surprised me as well – I’m glad you gave it a chance!


…at least i’m not losing the 3 person race we’re all not really sort of kind of having lol….

Whispering Pines Tea Company

It’s magic, definitely magic. And lime. :)


I’ll have to place an order some time!
And I’m glaring at you Sil! :P No one wants to the be the loser in a 3 person race. I guess I get Bronze, but… bleh.


Hahaha if we make it a 4 person race with Kittenna….you’ll never be last hahaha


5 ppl with Terri and Kittenna…you’ll always medal! ;)


Sil – you are a freaking genius!!! :P



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I re-steeped this three times, and it was really good! It still surprises me that 10 seconds is the right amount of time to steep, but apparently it is. APPARENTLY.

It started off as sweet and lightly creamy, but progressed to a woodsier brew. I probably could have kept going with it but I dumped my leaves into the sink and then figured it was time to move onto a different tea. But I am learning to enjoy puerhs more and maybe there’s something to Sheng.

This tea really made me happy I grabbed the Amoda box because I likely would not have had it any time soon and getting pushed out of my comfort zone is just what I need!

Boiling 0 min, 15 sec

….there are a few that i’ve set aside for you to try at my place…as i get through my samples, i’m just saving half of all of them for you :) then you can explore lots of puerhs without buying any, since terri and grace and a few others have been overly generous to me


Thanks! :)

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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)


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