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

43 Tasting Notes

75
drank Assam Rani by TeaFrog
43 tasting notes

I was trying to determine which of the teas I have at the office that I wanted to carry in my thermos to enjoy tonight. That was when I noticed this tea. I am glad I found it. The most surprising thing to me is that the tea has an almost cherry aroma. I don’t remember this from the last time I made it, but it is pleasant. There is no bitterness and it is a very soothing tea after the spice from the masala chai I was drinking earlier. I can’t quite place the flavors I am tasting in this tea, but will have to look into getting some more.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

80
drank Original Masala Chai by Yogic Chai
43 tasting notes

This is a solid and clean masala chai. I am currently drinking it without milk. I will say that it is still a pleasant drink without milk. Some masala chais can be overpowering without milk, but this one holds up nicely. I am going to take some home and prepare it with milk to compare. I will post another note when I do that.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

90
drank Earl Grey by Samovar
43 tasting notes

One of my favorite Earl Grey teas, and judging from how much is left. It is time for me to order it again.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

90
drank Moroccan Mint by Earthbound Tea
43 tasting notes

I am usually not a fan of flavored teas with the exception of Earl Grey. However, Earthbound Tea’s Morroccan Mint is an amazing tea. The green tea is balanced nicely with the cooling taste and sensation of the mint. I finished the sample I received through Steepster Select in three days, and am ordering more from Earthbound. This has become my standard evening tea while watching TV or reading a book.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 30 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

85

I have been a fan of lapsang souchong for many years now. The first time I made Dr. Tea’s lapsang souchong, I was at my office working through some difficult code that was giving me trouble. The smoky aroma and flavor put me in the zone, and this tea has become my go to for tough days at the office. This tea presents a very strong smoky aroma, but the tea is not so smoky that it is overpowering.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

80

A very interesting tea that comes in a very interesting package. My first thought when smelling the aroma of this tea was buttery sweet corn. Elements of these flavors are present in the flavor of this tea. Beneath those flavors there is a cooling sensation on the tongue and some earthy notes. Overall its an interesting and pleasant tea.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

90

Its still a little warm in GA today, but this oolong is light and refreshing. This tea has a delicate floral smell. The flavor matches the aroma, but it has the other levels that you would expect from an oolong. Very enjoyable.

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

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

90
drank Dong Ding by Naivetea
43 tasting notes

This tea is amazing, but full of surprises. Before steeping I smelled this tea, and was surprised by the floral aroma. While steeping, the floral disappeared into a very dank earthy aroma. The tea has a similar earthy nature when you taste it. The earthiness gives way to a slight fruity and herbal flavor.

I am a fan, and can’t wait to see what re-steeping does to this tea.

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

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

80

When I smelled this tea, my first thought was the jasmine would overpower the white tea. However, it is very balanced in the cup. Delicious.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 0 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

67

Like the other notes, this is the first tea I am trying from the August Steepster Select box. I haven’t had many Darjeeling teas, but I am enjoying this tea. There is a slight drying quality mixed with the floral taste that balance each other. At the end there is a slight earthy nature. Definitely a tea I will be making another cup of.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Profile

Bio

A software engineer who secretly wants to be a history professor, but can’t give up the technology profession just yet. When not coding or working on computers spend most of my free time drinking tea and reading books.

Location

Sandy Springs, GA

Following These People