785 Tasting Notes

drank Mount Wellington by The Art of Tea
785 tasting notes

My favourite way to see out a tea from the cupboard is with a big ol’ damn pot of it.

Good job.

Adding this to the wish list to remind me to restock it one day! Yes, I enjoyed it that much—and it’s a locally blended one, so extra good as far as I’m concerned.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.


After three and a half hours of broken sleep, I gave up around 6am and made myself a never ending pot of this in my lovely new teapot—bought yesterday on sale after lusting after it for months through the window at Freedom. I’m really delighted with it; it pours like a dream (my only frustration is that no infuser fits in it, so it’s full of loose leaves—hence the never ending pot though).

Spending my morning curled on the couch with my cat, a good book, and a never ending pot of tea can’t be all bad. Or even a bit bad.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

drank Herbal Masala Chai by Shaan
785 tasting notes

Oh lawd oh lawd oh lawd. I finally let myself open my restocked packet of this tonight after my first encounter via Monstrositea and my toes are curling with happiness.

You know when you’re so fond of a tea that even as soon as you’ve opened it, you’re sad to think of it being gone? I get like that over a few of mine… this one in particular because it’s a rare beauty I won’t easily restock, being that Monstrositea’s heroine brought a small amount back from India with her and I think it may all be sold out from her store already.

But considering how happy I am right now, if there’s any still left I think I’m just gonna have to buy it.


interesting… so jealous of the tea shops you have access to


And vice-versa, Sil! The grass may always be greener ;)



Login or sign up to leave a comment.

drank Mary Mary by Tippity
785 tasting notes

Oh, how lovely!

I do have a soft spot for relaxing herbals but most taste the same as each other—Mary Mary’s got something a little extra sassy and sweet to her that leaves me interested.

Yes, this is definitely one I’d like to have in the cupboard! It doesn’t quite overtake my favourite from T2 but in the spirit of trying not to buy from them (or at least not much at all) perhaps I’ll next restock my herbal in the form of Mary Mary… yes, that’ll do nicely.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

drank Mary Mary by Tippity
785 tasting notes

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

drank Agua de flor de Jamaica by Tippity
785 tasting notes

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

drank Gone Surfing by T2
785 tasting notes

Oy vey. I don’t often let myself run out of this one, but I’ve got a few other bedtime herbals in my cupboard at the moment so I’m not letting myself restock until I’ve cleared through a few of those. You don’t really need more than one of those at a time, let’s be reasonable.

But being entirely unreasonable, I love this tea. It’s the best bedtime herbal I’ve ever had, and I love keeping it around even for days where I just need to take a few deep breaths. I think that’s how T2 want to market it as well, not so much as a bedtime one but just a relaxing one. Whatever. It’s the best bedtime herbal I’ve ever had. I’ve said it before (literally a few lines ago) and I’ll say it again.


Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.


Why do I keep trying green flavoured teas when I know I won’t properly enjoy most of them?


LOL… you are not alone!

Cameron B.

I love green tea and I also find that the flavored ones are often disappointing. :(

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

drank Jane the Queen by Tippity
785 tasting notes

Definitely a stronger citrusy take on an earl grey. Quite nice black or with a dash of milk.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.


A nice herbal with some interesting flavours but nothing that makes me want to restock it immediately. Glad I got the opportunity to try it!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.



Translating my ratings, at a glance:

95 — this must always be in my pantry. forever.
90 — excellent! you need to try this tea!
85 — very good! you should try this tea!
80-70 — I enjoyed this and will happily drink it again.
65-50 — Fine. Unremarkable.
45-35 — this wasn’t the worst drink ever but I was disappointed; it didn’t live up to my expectations at all.
30-0 — I didn’t enjoy this tea and that makes me sad.


Grandad got me started young, white (a LOT of white) Irish breakfast with two.

I never strayed far from that until the world of T2 Tea came to Brisbane some years ago, and now I don’t know what I’d do without a pantry full of tea options.

These days I prefer to drink my teas straight without sweetener (though I appreciate some black variations shine better with milk and/or a dash of honey/sugar). I also love a speedy iced tea (hot brewed then poured over ice), and my latest obsession is cold brewing (which doesn’t make a lot of sense, as Australia is headed into winter and I live in the coldest corner of the country, but oh well).

I’d love to make a bunch of tea friends on here, especially those who can talk Aussie teas with me. I’ve recently come back from a jaunt to North America and it was a real hoot to hit up DAVIDsTEA after reading so many reviews! I wish I’d had the chance to get to more stores… but I’m happy with what I got back past customs. See those teas and my local jams in my reviews.

+ black teas
+ white teas
+ oolongs
+ flavoured versions of all three of the above
+ herbal infusions and fruit tisanes

+ most green teas
+ LICORICE ROOT (my sworn enemy) and aniseed flavours


Hobart, Australia



Following These People

Moderator Tools

Mark as Spammer