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drank Root Beer by Simpson & Vail
1549 tasting notes

I’ve finally determined without a doubt- I like this one much better at 2 minutes. Anything more and it gets heavy, losing the delicate root beer flavour which seems to get lost under whatever base is used. Makes for a lighter cup but I kinda like it that way :)
Great with or without a pinch of sugar!

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drank Cream Fantasy by Basilur
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Ok seriously. this is like a milky oolong, only its green tea and there is strawberry goodness mixed in with the milky.
It’s kinda like drinking strawberries and cream. Sighs. Happy place.

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drank Graveyard Mist by 52teas
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Hummm. Not sure if I’ve discovered a secret, or a fault in to go cup brewing. See, I made this in my travel mug yesterday and it was quite good!! only I didn’t have another vessel to steep it in so went with the tiny mesh filter it came with instead. It only sits on the inside edge at the top so I need to fill it way up with water so that the leaves are covered. A fine balancing act that is, getting it to not spill!
That part was fine, but given than I don’t have a variable temp kettle, the water came out of the kettle at boiling and went straight into the tumbler.
This is normally fine for blacks, herbals etc, but what to do about greens and whites?!? and some oolongs.
Well I waited a few min, because it holds the heat really well, and finally decided that my water had sufficiently cooled. Well, it had cooled on the top layer. At the bottom, it was still very hot.
Anyhow, given that I didn’t want to burn my leaves, the top layer was fine for that… I assume… but then the tea I ended up with was piping hot because the action of tipping it to take a sip spread the liquor around. Which is great for me, I love it hot! I’ve always that when drinking a green tea, my optimal temp sipping time was a bit shorter. There is a sweet spot, that with my greens, tends to last only about two min. Maybe five in blacks. Multiplied by 10 or so in my contigo…
So, note to self brew more om the travel mug! happy day :P


You should get some of David’s disposable tea filters. Perfect for travel mugs!


I do that sometimes for black teas :)
but for green, the water is too hot if I submerge the bag.

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drank Pumpkin Spice by Tim Hortons
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Didn’t realize this was rooibos til I took my first sip. Where is my caffeine?! Ack.
Not bad. Has that strange chai taste I don’t really like. Reminds me somewhat of Melange from 52 Teas only with a hint of pumpkin. Interesting, but not what I had hoped for.


I have your caffeine…come and get it!


LOL gimmie!:p

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drank Lemon by PureAromaTea
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Mmmm this is so good! Hot, anyhow. I can see why Sil would like this cold. Liquid lemon drops!!! Yup. Quite tasty. Kindof like the cough candy ones though, which I actually like so it’s no problem for me. In fact, it’s a flavour I crave often but don’t really come across so high marks from me!
Next time I won’t add any sugar though, as the little bit I did add made things a tad syrupy, hence the cough drop.
Anyhow. I’m now stuck with “somewhere over the rainbow” in my head.
Silly lemon drops. I never did understand why they would melt. Are they supposed to melt??
Thanks for holding this Sil :)

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Oh my goodness. Mint tea I have nothing against you but somehow no matter how many cups, there are always more! sheesh. You are getting old and less flavourful, and sharp. Please. please just disappear so you can be replaced by a young trophy(wife?) tea…
Well it also doesn’t help that I have another mint green in my cupboard, from Tea Emporium, only that one calls for half a tsp per cup. Even worse!

Also, Steepster isn’t showing my note from earlier. Well, it is on my wall, but not in the feed. How odd.

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Well, I’ve said it before… this batch… is not as good as the original blend. Though it is pretty tasty. Just not the epic experience I remember. Bah. I’m sure there are many other epic teas in my future!

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oh wow this was so good! after seeing how strong the aroma was, I avoided steeping it up, for fear that it’d be overbearing.
And yet… It was quite nice. A dark roasted oolong with a wonderful sweet candy orange accent. I’m really glad to have tried it, and would certianly consider ordering more one day.
Sadly, I never got to try out a second steep, as my tea got knocked out of the infuser whilst on my way to the kitchen. All over the hallway floor!
It’s been that kind of Monday for me, I tell ya. Had a massive fight with a friend over the weekend, missed my train this morning because my blow dryer wasn’t working, and got head hunted for an amazing job that I really wanted only to have them reject me a few hrs later for lack of experience. I have an internet date this evening. We’ll see if that goes any better…

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I thought I would be impressed. But I was only mildly so.
Lots going on here, and yet nothing at all. Mild sweetness, a hint of pepper. Is that floralness? I can’t quite tell!1


i hate it when a tea lets me down!


Yup. I had high expectations apparently!

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Oh wow, pear! Dunno why I’m surprised, its right in the description haha.
I wonder if time has mellowed out the floral part. I’m not one to love an intensely floral tea (unless it’s certain types of rose) and I usually side with other reviews on that front.
But honestly, it isn’t bad at all. Hot, it’s got a pear perfume sort of air about it, but a pleasant one, not overbearing or noxious. As it cools, I get more of a true pear aroma/flavour and I’m quite enjoying it! made in my travel mug, which is always a wild card so who knows how this would fare in a regular drinking mug.
Actually, have you ever had pear juice? I can’t recall what brand but I used to buy it every once in awhile and this tastes just like that! with a hint of floral on the side. A teaspoon of sugar really brings that out. Me likey.
Yay for good tea runs! this is my third or fourth hit with a new tea in a row :D

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Let’s see… I’m a tea and workout fanatic, I work in HR, and most of my friends consider me to be an egg. White on the outside, Asian on the inside :)
-from philosophy to food, I love it all
Otherwise, what you see is what you get! I can be very straightforward and yet shy.

Also, I’ve started taking tea sommelier classes and it is an absolute blast! Well, so far I’ve only finished the first out of eight courses, but I am really looking forward to the next one.

Anyhow, if your curious as to how I rate things, this is how I work…

Like eating dirt, or some other unsanitary indelicacy that mentioning in my profile here would likely get me banned.
I don’t think I’ve found cause to banish a tea to the wasteland yet though so who knows what it’d inspire ;P

You know that expression “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater”? I imagine drinking that water would be terrible enough to warrant this rating!
I’d never make my enemy drink this, but perhaps I’d throw it at them. Good thing I don’t have any enemies!

This is “tea”?? I tried finishing the cup… but my body rejected it. There may be others who enjoy this tea, but it’s beyond me!

I tried liking it, and I can almost get there! I certainly don’t hate it, but something is holding me back. Allergies? Men in white suits? who knows… certainly not me!

Lovely tea! Not my all time fave but close. I likely wouldn’t repurchase, but may decide to based on many factors: price, accessibility, whether it fills a “tea gap”, medicinal applications, and how often I crave it.
Every once in awhile I find the sweet spot that bumps these up to 90+. Those are the days I need to buy a lotto ticket!

Sweet Camellia! this is realllly good tea! Don’t talk to me until I’ve finished my cup…

Tea of the gods. I would do anything to get my hands on more of this liquid gold!


Toronto (Mississauga, but I work in TO)



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