Hide

Welcome to Steepster, an online tea community.

Write a tea journal, see what others are drinking and get recommendations from people you trust. or Learn More

1624 Tasting Notes

76
drank Acai Green by The Republic of Tea
1624 tasting notes

Was just introduced to this at a conference last week (the person in charge is also a dear friend and kept her tea basket at our disposal!) and was pleasantly surprised. Nice and fruity without a sharp twang to either the fruit or the green tea flavors. Probably should have steeped a little longer.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 45 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

75
drank Cinnamon Stick by Bigelow
1624 tasting notes

Just returned from a trip plagued by airline delays and lack of good water to brew with. This was the only tea in my little travel stash that could overpower the nasty hotel water taste. Under normal circumstances, it’s a nice alternative to chai—-has a nice spice-rack cinnamon flavor instead of tasting like red hots.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

66
drank Snowbud by Adagio Teas
1624 tasting notes

I actually gave it the full steeping time; 7 minutes seems like eternity, but I can now concede to the “brothy” descriptions. Not sure about buttery….I think white tea just isn’t my cuppa.

takgoti

SEVEN minutes? Great Thor!

gmathis

That was the recommendation on the tin…it really takes that long to get any taste to it at all.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

drank Apple Cider by Bigelow
1624 tasting notes

Nice. Takes a long time to steep it strong enough for my taste.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Not a bad coffee sub. Less of an abrupt jolt into wakefulness; more of a gentle come-on-you-can-do-this tug.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

80
drank Monk's Blend by MlesnA
1624 tasting notes

I believe Culinary Teas sells this brand in bulk, which is what I have. I’m on the tail end of a pound, so it’s starting to get a little old, but still a fruity favorite. In the summer, I ice it down and add a little extra grenadine syrup.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

75

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

This came from a little Tennessee tea shop, so it actually may be another brand, specially shop packaged. But all the same, it’s the right balance of nutty and sweet without being too sweet. Drinking with half and half. Mmmmm.

takgoti

That sounds delicious. Especially during this season.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

67
drank China Green Tips by Tazo
1624 tasting notes

Smooth and nice; a little less “green-beany” tasting (to borrow a well-chosen phrase from another user) than many straight green teas.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

12
drank Silver Rain by The Republic of Tea
1624 tasting notes

I realize white tea is mild by default, but I don’t think there’s much difference between this and hot tap water.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Profile

Bio

Somebody asked me once when I became a tea junkie; I think it dates back to college when I needed caffeine for a 7 a.m. class but chose not to do coffee. My favorite teapot is a medium-sized Brown Betty given to me by my Mema; the painted flowers are chipping off, but the size and feel is perfect. I rejoice when I get a morning to brew a pot of loose tea starting with a kettle; not a bag and a hot pot.

Location

Southwest Missouri

Following These People