1774 Tasting Notes


Thank you Bonny for grabbing these, and to Sil for passing it along . This tea is fantastic. It’s just, really amazing. I steeped it for 2 minutes, and the result is clear, and light, and tastes like rice, and sweetness, and spring.

I also really love that these teas are individually wrapped – they’re so convenient to steep, and I’m considering how easy they’d be to keep around the office. And they’ll stay fresh longer too!

I’m actually quite excited to resteep this a few more times, especially since the tuo cha hasn’t fallen apart much at all! :) Thanks!


Oh, yay! I actually grabbed this off of AliExpress at some point. Really fun tea!


Oh that’s good to know it’s from AliExpress! I’m def considering grabbing more!

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drank Cafe Caramel Pu-erh by Lemon Lily
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I didn’t really like this one, and I don’t really want to talk about it.
(It wasn’t THAT bad; it was just disappointing.)


Can’t say I’ve been terribly impressed by any of the Lemon Lily teas I’ve tried.

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This tea is hitting all the right spots today. It’s sweet, and chocolatey in the same way that Laoshan Black is, but I’m also getting something fruity, like dark cherry and honey from it too. I’ve been savoring this cup for an hour now, and I’m just going to have to resteep it. There’s nothing else to be done.


I love the name of this one :)

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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
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Woo! I just got restocked on this and so I brought a ccup to work!
(Why only a cup? Why didn’t a bring a tin?)

Anyway, it’s lovely and I’m happy I have it, but my taste buds must be off bc not only am I getting the typical fresh amazing chocolatey notes I expect, I swear I’m getting… blueberries.

Really? Blueberries? Ha. I might be imaginging this, but I wanted to note it so I can compare it to my next cup!

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Sipdown! And I’m at 160, until I get home and open up my Verdant order. :P

I’m slowly letting go of sipdowns again. I don’t want to feel like I HAVE to drink teas that I’m nearly out of and feel lost when there’s nothing that only has 1-2 cups left. I stress myself out so easily you guys. :P

But it is still nice to finish this because it sat in my cupboard for a few months! It’s your typical Adagio blend – a muddle of flavours. This time it’s EG, with caramel, and something that makes me think of cookies and some other things that don’t really match but don’t take away too much either.

Considering I’m drinking this while I organize all my fanfic in Calibre (800 stories! :O), this is the PERFECT choice. (And how many of these stories are to fix the terribleness that was Reichenbach? SEVERAL). I transferred everything over to calibre a few months ago, which meant I lost all my tags/story summaries, and then I forgot I hadn’t finished updating them and now I am and it’s really great. GUYS, it’s GREAT. Like, I will literally know how many Supernatural stories I have, and how many Harry Potter ones, and I can already easily find the one where the octopus keeps hitting on Tony Stark (who’s not at all interested).This, well, it just comes up, ok. :P


nice! I’ve got to get everything out in the mail this week. So many teas waiting patiently to get to their homes.


Yay for organizing! :D


OMG the octopus and Tony Stark. A+++++.


Hahah, right?
:P I just discovered a cute story about Archer and Lana as parents too: http://archiveofourown.org/works/1523768

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drank Hong Yun Black by Butiki Teas
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I’m still a bit sick. Stupid cold. Idk.
But thankfully I can taste this tea and it tastes great. I love it so much. I should have stocked up on it more before the end. :O Oh well. I’ll enjoy every steep.


I’m sick too. sad fist bump

Lariel of Lórien

Feel better, tea friends.


Saddest fist bump. :P
And thanks! :D

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drank Mystery Oolong by Unknown
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Well, someone added this into the system, so I’m going to use it.

It’s a mystery oolong, and it’s great. I’m super sick right now so I’m barely drinking any tea at all, but for some reason the idea of this seemed really soothing. It’s a nice green oolong, with just a little bit of roastiness. I can barely swallow it down because I’m so pathetic, but it’s lasted me 2 hours and it’s still great cold.


Feel better soon!


aww, hope you feel better soon!


oh noes! :( hope you feel better soon!


i’m so glad you have mystery oolong to help you out – and i do hope you feel better.


Feel better soon! I recommend tea with LOTS of honey when sick. :)


Thanks guys! I gotta force myself to drink instead of being tired and cold and unwilling to move when I have tea a foot away from me. :P (so pathetic!)

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Ok, so I didn’t like this tea when I had it before, but it was actually pretty great today and yesterday. Maybe it’s because I have a sore throat and the licorice is soothing? Either way, I’m enjoying every drop.

And that puts me down at 163, until my Verdant order bumps me back up!

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So I’ve been off all week and my sleep schedule is messed up bc I’ve been staying up later and later watching Goong (Princess Hours) and playing Fantasy Life on my 3DS and basically the point is that I am drinking Second Breakfast while I wait for actual breakfast and it’s 2:45. :P

I hope I’m not working tomorrow bc it will be pretty much impossible to get to sleep around midnight. :P

This tea is really good. I was a little concerned about drinking breakfast tea on an empty stomach but it’s not THAT strong. It’s very malty, a little sweet, and a little heavy like warm bread.

This tea is totally hobbit-worthy. Thanks Sil!


I’ve had the same week. It was reading week and my friend and I did not study at all, and instead stayed up for all the hours playing games and such – all week. Also, this tea sounds tasty. :)


It’s a pretty good week, eh? :D


Who gets up with the kiddo in the early morning?!


She sleeps in until noon! :O (But then she’s up until 2AM. Haha. We’re a bit unorthodox I guess bc my husband is home with her and they run on their own schedule)

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Sipdown! My cupboard went up 12, and down 1, so that’s progress. :P 166

This is a really nice creamy fruity blend. It reminds me a little of the Nina’s teas – but I can’t identify the fruit? And the Vanilla is good, but it seemed to disappear mid-cup? :O Odd, but still good. Thanks Sil!


woot! i’m under you! kinda lol

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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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