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Steepster is so lonely… there are hardly any notes on my dashboard between the notes I managed to post last night, and the one I’m posting now. So few it only took me a couple minutes to get through. So sad :(

Cold-brewed the rest of my sample of this one overnight in a cup of water. It is so crazy sweet it’s ridiculous. I highly doubt this is a calorie-free tea. It’s almost too sweet, actually. Anyhow, it’s pretty good iced, but there’s a lingering bitter flavour that I am not enjoying. It’s possible that it’s from the orange slice in the mix, but I’m not sure. Turns me off a bit; although this one is ok, I don’t think it will make a reappearance in my cupboard. But thank you again for giving me the chance to try it, Azzrian!

Side note: the fruit somehow still tastes quite sweet! So I ate some :D Usually cold-brewing sucks everything out, but not this time apparently!

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Iced 8 min or more
Lynne-tea

I think the lack of notes is due to the extremely slow Steepster =(… Soon enough I will be writing notes up a storm. Just you wait!

Kittenna

Yeah, I was assuming that was why. I obviously neglected to say that though. :) I’m hoping everyone is still logging everything, just offline! (I’m glad it’s working pretty well right now… knocks on wood )

Missy

I haven’t posted for a while because of the issues. Loading is a problem and steepster loses some of the things I have tried.

Alphakitty

The name “Mango N’ Friends” makes me think that this tea should be accompanied by a kicky theme song and cartoony fruit companions.

Missy

Lol alpha I totally agree!

Kittenna

Hahaha, I agree! I definitely have been imaging little cartoony orange slices with limbs and eyes dancing around :D

Kittenna

@Missy – I don’t think I’ve lost any posts, but I have lost comments that failed to post. And a lot of people’s comments are being double/triple-posted. Sigh.

Bonnie

I think the double triple posts are echo’s from yelling into the Steepster canyon! Hellllooooo your dowwnnnn againnnnn!

Bonnie

ok you’re

Bonnie

ok you’re

Bonnie

see it did it…I’m not kidding…I did not do that! Ha ha ha ha ha!

Bonnie

see it did it…I’m not kidding…I did not do that! Ha ha ha ha ha!

Bonnie

It’s you! You’re jinxed!

Bonnie

It’s you! You’re jinxed!

Kittenna

Hahahahahahahaha, holy crap that’s bad! I don’t know why it’s happening; I’ve noticed it happening to you a lot Bonnie, but it has happened to me as well, and Rachel sent me a message in triplicate earlier today. Poor Steepster.

Bonnie

(Maybe it’s you Krystaleyn!)

Indigobloom

I know I’ve stopped posting everything I try… It’s just so frustrating :/

Ninavampi

Same issues here??? Steepster come baaaaack!

Dinosara

I’ve been out of town again, so that’s my story.

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Lynne-tea

I think the lack of notes is due to the extremely slow Steepster =(… Soon enough I will be writing notes up a storm. Just you wait!

Kittenna

Yeah, I was assuming that was why. I obviously neglected to say that though. :) I’m hoping everyone is still logging everything, just offline! (I’m glad it’s working pretty well right now… knocks on wood )

Missy

I haven’t posted for a while because of the issues. Loading is a problem and steepster loses some of the things I have tried.

Alphakitty

The name “Mango N’ Friends” makes me think that this tea should be accompanied by a kicky theme song and cartoony fruit companions.

Missy

Lol alpha I totally agree!

Kittenna

Hahaha, I agree! I definitely have been imaging little cartoony orange slices with limbs and eyes dancing around :D

Kittenna

@Missy – I don’t think I’ve lost any posts, but I have lost comments that failed to post. And a lot of people’s comments are being double/triple-posted. Sigh.

Bonnie

I think the double triple posts are echo’s from yelling into the Steepster canyon! Hellllooooo your dowwnnnn againnnnn!

Bonnie

ok you’re

Bonnie

ok you’re

Bonnie

see it did it…I’m not kidding…I did not do that! Ha ha ha ha ha!

Bonnie

see it did it…I’m not kidding…I did not do that! Ha ha ha ha ha!

Bonnie

It’s you! You’re jinxed!

Bonnie

It’s you! You’re jinxed!

Kittenna

Hahahahahahahaha, holy crap that’s bad! I don’t know why it’s happening; I’ve noticed it happening to you a lot Bonnie, but it has happened to me as well, and Rachel sent me a message in triplicate earlier today. Poor Steepster.

Bonnie

(Maybe it’s you Krystaleyn!)

Indigobloom

I know I’ve stopped posting everything I try… It’s just so frustrating :/

Ninavampi

Same issues here??? Steepster come baaaaack!

Dinosara

I’ve been out of town again, so that’s my story.

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I have always been a tea fan (primarily herbals and Japanese greens/oolongs) but in the last year or so, tea has become increasingly more appealing as not only a delicious, calming drink, but as a relatively cheap, healthy reward or treat to give myself when I deserve something. I should clarify that, however; the reward is expanding my tea cupboard, not drinking tea – I place no restrictions on myself in terms of drinking anything from my cupboard as that would defeat my many goals!

My DavidsTea addiction was born in late 2011, despite having spent nearly a year intentionally avoiding their local mall location (but apparently it was just avoiding the inevitable!). I seem to have some desire to try every tea they’ve ever had, so much of my stash is from there, although I’ve recently branched out and ordered from numerous other companies.

I like to try and drink all my teas unaltered, as one of the main reasons I’m drinking tea other than for the flavour is to be healthy and increase my water intake without adding too many calories! I’ve found that the trick in this regard is to be very careful about steeping time, as most teas are quite pleasant to drink straight as long as they haven’t been oversteeped. However, I tend to be forgetful (particularly at work) when I don’t set a timer, resulting in a few horrors (The Earl’s Garden is not so pleasant after, say, 7+ minutes of steeping).

I’m currently trying to figure out which types of teas are my favourites. Herbals are no longer at the top; oolongs have thoroughly taken over that spot, with greens a reasonably close second. My preference is for straight versions of both, but I do love a good flavoured oolong (flavoured greens are really hit or miss for me). Herbals I do love iced/cold-brewed, but I drink few routinely (Mulberry Magic from DavidsTea being a notable exception). I’m learning to like straight black teas thanks to the chocolatey, malty, delicious Laoshan Black from Verdant Tea, and malty, caramelly flavoured blacks work for me, but I’m pretty picky about anything with astringency. Lately I’ve found red rooibos to be rather medicinal, which I dislike, but green rooibos and honeybush blends are tolerable. I haven’t explored pu’erh, mate, or guayasa a great deal (although I have a few options in my cupboard).

I’ve decided to institute a rating system so my ratings will be more consistent. Following the smiley/frowny faces Steepster gives us:

100: This tea is amazing and I will go out of my way to keep it in stock.

85-99: My core collection (or a tea that would be, if I was allowing myself to restock everything!) Teas I get cravings for, and drink often.

75-84: Good but not amazing; I might keep these in stock sparingly depending on current preferences.

67-74: Not bad, I’ll happily finish what I have but probably won’t ever buy it again as there’s likely something rated more highly that I prefer.

51-66: Drinkable and maybe has some aspect that I like, but not really worth picking up again.

34-50: Not for me, but I can see why others might like it. I’ll make it through the cup and maybe experiment with the rest to get rid of it.

0-33: It’s a struggle to get through the cup, if I do at all. I will not willingly consume this one again, and will attempt to get rid of the rest of the tea if I have any left.

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