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

1011 Tasting Notes

90
drank Florence by Harney & Sons
1011 tasting notes

I love starting my day with Florence. I mean, how bad can the day turn out when beginning with a cup of rich chocolate and hazelnut goodness? We are once again home from work and school today (the smallest amount of ice or snow really shuts Texas down!) so I’m expecting a long day full of delicious tea and getting caught up on my homework online.

Cofftea

I agree! Being able to have chocolate for breakfast is the #1 reason I love being an adult:)

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

84
drank Cinnamon Roll by Joy's Teaspoon
1011 tasting notes

This is one of the samples that I received from Joy’s Teaspoon earlier this week. I appreciate that this is a very natural tasting cinnamon tea that isn’t trying too hard to cover up the tea base. I also think that the black tea base is of a good quality. It is quite bakey and smooth through the sip. This does taste like a cinnamon roll without the icing. Pretty good!

Preparation
4 min, 30 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

96

I have been on such a black tea kick lately that I have been neglecting the rest of my cupboard. I pulled this one out this afternoon for a nice change of pace and let me tell you, a VERY nice change it is! I’ve missed this one.
Today the buttery oolong is dominant with the caramel sweetness hitting the end of the sip. The aftertaste is both sweet and kind of nutty which is a bit different from what I remember.
I had forgotten how light and sweet this tea is and how much I enjoy sipping on multiple infusions throughout a lazy afternoon.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

91

This tea seemed like the perfect thing to help warm me up on this bad weather day. And since I don’t have to go to work today, it just seemed right (and almost forbidden) to start the day off with a Whiskey Sour tea. I think Frank nailed this tea. The Yunnan is smooth and slightly malty (but only noticeably malty when milk is added), just enough of the Whiskey flavor to rival the actual thing and of course the perfect amount of lemon and cherry flavors. Wow, this stuff is good.

Preparation
4 min, 30 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

100
drank Emperor's Red by Premium Steap
1011 tasting notes

Oh yea, I am spending time with the Emperor again today. This is just so good and so unexpected. I could seriously drink this each and every day, but I’m afraid I’ll get tired of it. But for now, yum!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

93
drank Boston Blend by Harney & Sons
1011 tasting notes

I usually add a bit of sugar to this tea but decided to try it with honey tonight. The honey changes the taste, but I really like it this way. It is more of a candied fruit type of flavor but not overly sweet. I may not always put honey in it, but I am enjoying this change of pace tonight.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

90
drank Florence by Harney & Sons
1011 tasting notes

I used to think that this tea was quite astringent, but I have changed my mind. Perhaps it is just my latest tin, but I’m not getting much astringency anymore. This tea truly reminds me of a more sophisticated hot chocolate and I have really been craving this tea for the past couple of evenings.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

93
drank Boston Blend by Harney & Sons
1011 tasting notes

This is a really comforting tea that I enjoy in the evenings. The cranberry and almond flavors are balanced nicely with the black tea base. I love that Harney uses high quality tea as bases for flavors!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

90
drank Florence by Harney & Sons
1011 tasting notes

This tea is so smooth and comforting at night even though the caffeine can be an issue sometimes. I am just really enjoying my late night chocolate fix and now I’ll be heading to bed.

Kristin

Oh man, if they came out with this in a Decaf I’d have to buy about 2 tons of it. I just got a new little tin of this yesterday.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

100
drank Emperor's Red by Premium Steap
1011 tasting notes

Mmmm….nothing else would do today. I’m trying to cut back on my consumption of milk and sugar in my tea so this is the perfect fit. This tea is amazing sans additions.

I actually just realized that I recently passed my one year Steepster-versary and quite a bit of things have changed in relation to what type of tea I like. I have always like black tea, but I’ve now branched out into the other types as well. I like green oolongs way more than I ever thought possible and I’ve even grown quite fond of rooibos. If you had told me a year ago that one of my favorite teas would be preferred without milk and sugar AND that it was a black tea, I would have laughed you out of the room. However, my taste preferences have changed drastically over the past year and I’ve really enjoyed exploring the world of tea while meeting some amazing people here on Steepster.

It is nice to know where to find people that are as neurotic as you are about tea, of all things!

Preparation
6 min, 0 sec
Jason

Congrats on the tea-anniversary!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Profile

Bio

Formally known as mrawlins2

I am a former coffee drinker turned tea lover.

Black tea is probably my favorite type of tea, but I rather enjoy most types… I’m even developing a taste for pu-erh.

Rating Scale:
0-10: This tea is either flavorless or just plain undrinkable. I will avoid these teas in the future.

11-20: I was only able to make it through a few sips before pouring the tea out.

21-30: I may have been able to make it through the first cup but the thought of having another has me cringing.

31-40: Teas in this range are not horrible, but nothing I would seek out in the future.

41-60: Would drink if offered, but would not purchase for myself.

61-70: Okay, nothing special

71-80: Enjoyable, but I have to be in the mood for these. Probably would purchase if I found a really great price.

81-90: Pretty good tea, will probably be one of my favorites.

91-95: These teas are really excellent. I wouldn’t necessarily run out and buy more of these (just because there are so many teas out there that I haven’t tried), but I would miss this tea.

96-99: Terrific, very impressive.

100: This special rating is reserved for teas that are absolutely perfect in my opinion. I will only give out a rating of 100 to one tea per category (Earl Grey, unflavored black, dessert tea, Irish Breakfast, etc). These are teas that I really want to have around.

Perfect Teas so Far:

Earl Grey: Saint Isaac’s Blend (Russian Earl Grey) from Upton

Dessert Tea: Marco Polo from Mariage Freres

Unflavored Black: Emperor’s Red from Premium Steap

Location

Texas

Following These People