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31
drank Chocolate Souffle' by Teas Etc
53 tasting notes

First, the smell reminds me of the pseudo-chocolate flavoring that you’d find in a PowerBar. Not a good thing…in my opinion. The story gets better with taste. The chocolate is far more subtle than the aroma lets on. There are problems with that though, since even though the taste isn’t as offensive as the smell, there’s nothing about it that really stands out. I know none of that gives a very strong impression of what this tea actually tastes like…and I think that’s because I just don’t have an impression. On top of that, I can’t really say I’m looking forward to another brew :(

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec
Jillian

Man that’s disapointing. With a fancy name like ‘Chocolate Souffle’ you’d expect the flavour to be so incredible it knocks your socks off.

Mike

Seriously! The name gives you such high hopes…darn these marketing peeps! I guess that’s one of the reasons we have Steepster ;)

takgoti

Ew. Powerbar.

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52
drank Caramel Apple by Teas Etc
53 tasting notes

My Chocolate Souffle Steepster Select came yesterday with this in tow. Reminded me of an apple chai. Not enough apple came through as I had anticipated from the aroma. Given the name, I thought it may have a natural sweetness from the caramel/almonds, but that wasn’t true either. Going to have to give this another shot but my first impression is of slight disappointment. Not a bad option (especially as it’s caffeine-free) for an evening tea, but not great either.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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97

This tisane, first of all, is aesthetically pleasing: the rose petals, chamomile, and lemon myrtle are fragrant before water is even added. Once added, then the decision becomes whether to drink or to just inhale. Of course I did both. Relaxation ensued promptly.

However, I wouldn’t drink this herbal unless my bed was in close proximity (read: sleepy).

Cofftea

I’ve been looking for a loose version of ROT’s Get Relaxed!:)

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91

Drinking Teas Etc.’s Plum Blossom Oolong was the liquid equivalent of biting into a ripe, juicy fresh plum minus the pit. Prepared gongfu style and served in oolong sets (aroma and drinking cups).

First infusion – (Aroma) Amazingly sweet, it intensified as it cooled. The liquor had a student from Colorado opined that it tasted “like hiking in the woods after it just rained.”
Towards the back of the tongue, there was also a slight bite that reminded me of a plum’s tart skin.

Second infusion – Full, fruity flavor filled the whole palate. Among those sharing, this infusion was the favorite. The students remarked about how widely the flavor ranged between infusions.

Third infusion – Light, subtle yet lasting fruity aftertaste. This infusion sealed the flavor profile in the memory. At this point, students wanted to know more about oolongs in general and this oolong in particular. The complexity of this oolong is impressive.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Mike

This sounds amazing! Love the preparation notes. Thanks for sharing.

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67
drank Pu'erh Leaf by Teas Etc
22 tasting notes

Pu’erh takes some getting used to. Baby steps

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15
drank White Rose by Teas Etc
22 tasting notes

Have not opened this one yet. It was my free sample from this company. Watch for my update cause gonna try it tomorrow, I promise.
Ok I tried this tea today. This was like drinking the garden with a hint of tea. Not may taste at all. Would never buy this one.

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100
drank Summer Currant by Teas Etc
22 tasting notes

Wow!!! I love this tea. In fact gonna have another cup this very minute.

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91
drank Pink Grapefruit by Teas Etc
22 tasting notes

This tea has a wonderful grapefruit flavor to it. I must remember to try it iced in the summer and instead of lemons use grapefruit sections. Very refreshing.

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65

Oh I just got this wonderful tea. Makes me want to take a warm bath, light some candles. Very relaxing. Has strong lavender notes to it so if you don’t like the smell or taste of lavender you may not be happy. I love lavender so I am smiling

Angrboda

I heard aroma therapy with lavender is good if you have trouble sleeping, so I can definitely see where the relaxing comes from. It might be great just before bedtime. :)

Linda

And that’s when I like to drink it, almost bedtime. Gonna get some lavender sachets next. Why shouldn’t my clothes have a good time too.

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83
drank Ginseng Oolong by Teas Etc
23 tasting notes

This is a great tea all around! One of my favorites! :)

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24

Very strong lemon aroma, but weak tea flavor. I’m not crazy about many greens, and I don’t like lemon with my tea. It came as a sample. If you like lighter teas with citrus flavors, you may like this one. :)

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100
drank Huang Jin Gui by Teas Etc
23 tasting notes

I love this tea! It’s great at anytime of the day with a touch of honey! :)

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100

Great jasmine aroma before and after brewing. Doesn’t taste like perfume if brewed correctly. :)

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100
drank Honeydew by Teas Etc
23 tasting notes

Strong melon aroma when opening the bag, almost like Pop Rocks! Awesome taste, not too light, not too strong. :)

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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78
drank Rosy Earl Grey by Teas Etc
197 tasting notes

Yum – oh. Smells great, looks great, tastes great. Very much a lady’s afternoon tea.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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80
drank Pu'erh Tuo-Cha by Teas Etc
15 tasting notes

Beautiful little nest individually wrapped makes for an excellent presentation. Smells like a pu-erh should with very earthy tones. About to try it in just a moment!

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec
Micah

What did you think of this? I’m just about out of my puerh tuocha and thinking of ordering some more. The stuff I had tastes VERY much like earth. Very strong and complex. How is Teas Etc?

Katie Alberry

I really like Teas Etc. They have a nice selection and the quality is really great, especially for the price. Not only are the teas nice, the service is great as well! They send your order with three free samples of your choice, and the shipping is prompt. The last time I ordered they even wrote me thanking me for a tea I reviewed on Steepster! I would recommend trying some of their teas if not the Puer Tuo-Cha. I just ordered more of it!

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72

A nice tasting green tea with a good orange taste.

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70

This I’s a good green tea that I’s not too grassy or vegatal. And with a nice fruity taste.

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58
drank Chocolate Mate by Teas Etc
417 tasting notes

The roobios overwelmed the chocolate and yerba mate. But I’t still was not too bad.

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34
drank White Rose by Teas Etc
417 tasting notes

The rose overpowered tea white tea and this tasted like perfume.

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70

This I’s a good tasting white tea.

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74
drank Vanilla Bean by Teas Etc
417 tasting notes

This I’s black tea with vanilla pieces. I’t smells like a nice black tea with a good smelling vanilla. You can clearly see the ingredients. I steeped the tea for a couple or so minutes. The taste I’s a good black tea with a natural good tasting vanilla. This tea I’s pretty good.

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40
drank Dragonwell by Teas Etc
417 tasting notes

This was too vegatal to me.

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