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

223 Tasting Notes

100

The other half just made a glass of this iced, and even though he use 100oC water it still tastes fantastic. Just a wonderful tea.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

85
drank Gorgeous Geisha by T2
223 tasting notes

Over 40oC. Bushfires everywhere, the smell is drifting in my windows. General ugh-ness about today. Iced tea is a lifesaver, probably actually. I hope everyone is safe on this horribly dry and hot day.

TassieTeaGirl

Adjust been watching the news, fires are quite shocking for this part of the world http://www.news.com.au/national/australia-boils-as-extreme-heat-hits/story-fndo4eg9-1226547438214. To give a reference for the North Americans, Tasmania is close I latitude away from the equator as regions like New England, or Nova Scotia. So this is pretty scary. At least I’m getting slightly cooled by the iced tea, and am at no risk from the fires.

TheTeaFairy

wow, hard to imagine what you’re going through when here, it’s nothing but snow and freezing weather… wish I could send some your way just to calm things down…good to know you are safe!

TassieTeaGirl

There’s lots of people who have lots their homes. But the temperature has dropped quite a bit in the last few hours which seems to have helped. They still can’t work out if the reports of a death are accurate, I guess they still can’t get into the area, and vision from the chopper is not helpful. Pretty scary though, we could see the fires from the city yesterday, not just smoke.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

100
drank Oh Canada! by DAVIDsTEA
223 tasting notes

Having another one of these iced. So good! Distracting me from the fact I got no sleep last night due to crazy winds (80-100km/hr) and it only got down to 25oC overnight. Ugh. I know its summer, but seriously, calm down weather! Plus, it’d be nice if the whole south east of Australia didn’t get extra crispy, bushfire style.

On an unrelated note, I have a friend who as just moved to London and is looking for a tea pot. Since we all understand the struggles of finding something that is funtional, pretty and speaks to us in a deeply personal way, I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions I could give her?

On another unrelated note, who else loves Clara Oswin Oswald?

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 15 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

73

Another from my swap with azzrian. Thanks!

So, apparently pumpkin chais and I aren’t friends. This is the second one I’ve had, and both times I’ve not detected much chai, and definitely no pumpkin. The black base is fine, drinkable and not bitter, but as a flavored black its missing the flavour. I might on gift this to a friend, see if they like it.

Pleas don’t worry azzrian, I love trying all the new teas you’ve sent, and I’m sure someone else will love it!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

85
drank Gorgeous Geisha by T2
223 tasting notes

Weird day – I made fabulous sweet potato, aioli and avocado burgers last night, but something didn’t agree with me and I’ve been looking like I’m 4 months pregnant ever since. Ugh.

Anywho, I’ve been drinking this all day, multiple steeps from the same leaves. Holds up quite well! I also think I prefer this at 70-75oC rather than 80. Reduces any suggestion of bitterness. Lovely.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

78

Another of the teas from my swap with Azzrian.

I got home from a morning bike ride to my barre class, then some farmer’s market shopping yesterday, and kinda hit a wall. Ok, time for black tea. I though this might go well considering it was a nice warm day. Made up my cup, being careful to not steep for too long. The tropical scent was detectable in the dry leaves, but not overpowering. But after steeping, I’m afraid I couldn’t really taste too much tropical. The taste was definitely of the black base. But it was lovely! A nice soft black, absolutely no bitterness, with just a lovely, soft, very drinkable taste. I know, not very helpful, might need another cup to get more detail on the flavour notes.

So still enjoyable, just not very tropical.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

85
drank Forever Nuts by DAVIDsTEA
223 tasting notes

Did my first iced batch of this last night in my tayeka flash chill set. Was quite yummy! Thoughts I think the flavour distribution was a bit off in the scoops I put in, or maybe I needed to let it steep for a bit longer. I think I prefer it hot. But it was still lovely, and went well with my Bourne trilogy viewing (or perhaps it was the hot sun streaming in through the balcony windows…).

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

94
drank Black Rose by T2
223 tasting notes

Just made a pot of this in my for life 1L pot to share with the other half for breakfast. Tried at 95oC temp this time instead of boiling and I was able to forgo the sugar. Lovely!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

82

Iced green and fuity and barre class – a match made in heaven. Did wonders during my Boxing Day class, and was easier on the stomach than red rooibos which I’ve tried before.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Profile

Bio

I remember getting my first cup of tea at about the age of 8. Just a standard run of the mill black, with some sugar and milk to make it palatable to an 8year old. But a love was born and I’ve never looked back!

I’ve always appreciated the quality of loose leaf, and thanks to the discovery of the fanatastic gadgets at DavidsTea while on holiday, the tea obsession has grown! Is it weird to be ordering tea and having it sent half way around the world?

I’d love to do some tea swaps with people to try new teas. I have a bit of a DavidsTea range for any Australians interested in trying some DT goodness minus international postage fees!

Ive just started working at The Art of Tea , a small Tasmanian company. They dont currently ship overseas, but im more than happy to arrange swaps with people. their full product listing can be found here: http://www.artoftea.com.au/. (December 2012).

Location

Australia

Website

http://mymissingfactor.wordpr...

Following These People