512 Tasting Notes

drank Caramel Apple Green by Aka Tea
512 tasting notes

Another sipdown. Still loving that caramel apple flavor that reminds me of candy. So good. Needed this to pick me up this afternoon.

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This is a sad sipdown. Once I have cut my tea stash down at least in half, we will meet again. Until then, you will be missed my morning friend.


Half might take a while!


Yeah. . . .I know. . . :(

Terri HarpLady

Ugh…I need to get myself back under control! I had tea a London Tea Room today with my grand daughter, & ended up buying a teaware for her and for me (like I need anymore). Also more tea…


There are just so many teas out there I want to try. It is so hard to keep yourself under control. . . especially when you pair that with teaware.

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This one sounded so interesting, a sweet and savory black tea. But I just didn’t care for it. Unfortunately the savory part was too much for me but I think this would make an excellent marinade for fish or steak.


Liquid Proust

Tea marinade :p
I have actually used lemongrass teas to make soup… and I’m thinking about creating extract from shou to make glazes and… are you ready???
I am going to one day make a ripe pu’erh maple syrup!

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drank Winterwolf by M&K's Tea Company
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Today I needed a celebration tea and this is the one I use for just those occasions. This tea holds up over time and just makes me happy. I wish it was offered all year round because I find myself hoarding it. I love the cinnamon green roobios goji berry combination. It is like drinking or eating sweet cinnamon berry flavored honey. I love this tea and I am hoping that M&K bring it back this year along with their Pumpkin tea for the fall season.

Why do I need to celebrate? My boyfriend proposed to me last night! I am still incredibly shocked and crazy excited. If you want to read about it, check out the link below. Thank you for all that have already congratulated me. I’m still on Cloud Nine!





Thanks Nicole!


Woooohooo! Congrats! So awesome

Daylon R Thomas

That’s awesome! Congratulations!




Wishing you continued joy and happiness! :)


Congratulations! :D


Congratulations!! This is so exciting!






Thank you everybody! I appreciate all the congrats and kind words. I’m still reeling from all of this! :)

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As you may have guessed. . .I picked this tea purely on the name alone. How could I not? It cracked me up!

This tea had such a strong solid malty richness to it. I loved it. More than I thought it would . As it cooled the astringency started to really kick in and I just still loved it. Maybe my tastes are starting to change. . .again. This hit the spot. That is for sure. Just a simple non complicated solid black tea.

This tea reminded me of how much I missed the Kick The Coffee blend that Koni offers. So far I haven’t encountered a bad tea from them yet.

While I was drinking this tea, I worked on a fun blog post. I took part in the 5 Fandom Friday list today and today’s topic was "If you could pick 5 fictional pets to adopt, who would they be? "

I instantly thought Ludo from Labyrinth and Fizzgig from the Dark Crystal. Who would you pick? Just some Friday fun for you all! Happy Friday!



I’ll second Bunnicula. :) Hm..

The Cat from Coraline
moushkas from Coraline
Rowf from Plague Dogs
Einstein from Watchers
Ein from Cowboy Bebop

That was a fun bit for a Friday! :)

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drank Maple by Sunshine Cottage
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Thanks to the lovey and amazing Marzipan for this delight. Some of the teas from Sunshine Cottage I have really enjoyed and this was one I’d had my eye on.

Unfortunately, I think I bumbled the steeping parameters or overleafed because I was greeted with an overwhelming bitter tea and none of the sweet maple notes I was hoping for. I could taste very very faint hints of a sweetness but I can’t say it was a maple flavor or not. OOPS! Teaches me to brew up a tea before deadline time.

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I am in love with the Orange Moon Tea Society and the universe they have created. Orange Moon Tea Society is a tea company that is based off of a collection of stories from Snadragon Tea, a young adult series that follows the life of Emily and what she encounters at her great grandmother’s boarding house. How fun is that! I am so intrigued by the beauty of the artwork each tea has been given and the creative genius of the whole idea of the Orange Moon Tea Society.

This particular tea is a black mango orange mandarin flavored tea. What I love the most is the mandarin orange aftertaste you are left with that keeps you coming back for more. I’m very happy with this one and plan to pick up more when I see it back on the site.

For the rest of the review and to see what CuppaGeek now looks like. . .

Happy Thursday all!


Ooo… I have been curious about their teas. I love the artwork and I’m a huge bat geek.

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drank Jazilla by Vampyre Tea Co
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I have been on the hunt for the (perfect) to me jasmine green tea. I have been still craving floral teas and have found some pretty great tasting ones and some not so great tasting. I want to give this one a 100 just for finally satiating this craving I’ve been having. Thank you Liquid Proust! I literally looked at the pile of jasmine green teas that I have and thought, what am I going to do with you guys. . .

First steep was very delicate and light. Each flavor was discernible but no one flavor took over another. Very well and lightly done.

The second steep was a different story. My job as a mom interfered with my tea drinking and prepping when I heard my 5 year old hollering and me at the top of his lungs. This tea accidentally oversteeped for about 3 minutes over what the recommended parameters called for. I was prepared to be hit with a bitter brew. The opposite happened. I was greeted with this delicious fresh and crisp tangerine flavor with that jasmine flavor I have really started to love.

So very good and so forgiving. Sigh Just delicious . Thank goodness I have quite a bit of this left.


Happy Tuesday Sipping all!

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Oh where to begin. Its been a crazy couple years. My life has completely been turned upside down but I’m very happy where I landed. I’m finally in a great place-Living with an amazing guy and his hilarious yet full of attitude twin teenage boys, and my two adorable kiddos in Central Illinois and there is no other place I’d want to be.

Now on to the tea: I love all kinds. I’m not a huge fan of red rooibos but I love green rooibos. Beyond that, I’ll try everything once or twice to make sure I didn’t bumble up the steepings. If you are interested in something from me, just holler at me. I’m always up for trying new tea blends or sharing with others!

Check out my blog at http://www.cuppageek.com/

Recently, I was added to the SororiTea Sisters. I’m very excited and grateful for this new adventure to begin. Check us out here: http://sororiteasisters.com/.





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