1105 Tasting Notes

Yum this is tasty tea! Thank you for the sample Marzipan

I’m not sure I can pick out the individual dried fruits or anything like that, but it is nice and has a faint warm spice note along with the sort of fruity flavor. Anyway, it’s tasty and I will gladly finish my sample but am not rushing out to buy any either. That may not be a reflection on the teas as much as it is a reflection on my lack of enthusiasm for flavored teas of late.


Welcome to the club. Can’t drink flav anymore. Even EG is weird tasting. And I used to love good EG


Send them all to meeeeee!

Lariel of Lórien

Almost got something like that once. Sounds interesting.

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I accidentally oversteeped it and it took it like a champ. Super smooth and creamy and malty and sweet but also a little savory. Addictive and so so tasty!! I can’t wait to try it again but more carefully and see what other flavors I can pull from it. YUMS


Accidentally oversteeping it is the way to go with these! So yummy!

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drank Thé du Loup by THE O DOR
1105 tasting notes

Thank you for the sample Marzipan :)

This reminded me a lot of my one of my fave from Fauchon, Chocolate Eclair!

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drank Green Snail Spring by Mandala Tea
1105 tasting notes

Thanks for the sample with my recent order Garret!

This is the 2015 version and it is super sweet and vegetal. Very nice green! :D

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Backlogging this note from drinking it last night.

Not much of a tasting note per say, more a note to remind myself that these are GOOD tasty nuggets with a cocoa type taste. I’ll write a more detailed note next time I drink them!

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drank Turkish Delight by Tin Roof Teas
1105 tasting notes

I’m impressed, this is actually very tasty! Thank you for the sample Marzipan!

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Free sample I received during my visit to this tea shop last weekend. Unfortunately I cannot abide by the large amount of rooibos in this tea. I will try to pass this along to someone who likes flavored coffee AND rooibos!

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Wowzers, thanks very much for the sample Kieblera5 aka KIEBS!

This tea was an ALL DAY tea for me. I drank on it for 8 hours straight. The first few steeps it tasted like a cross between a green and a sheng. Very buttered sweet green veggies for me, and then it opened up and became fruity complex sheng flavor, and just ended up honey sweet gold by the end. Very much a FEEL GOOD tea. Felt so pleasant and happy all day drinking it. A little buzzed but not crazy tea drunk. Very VERY nice!

Crimson Lotus Tea

This one really makes me feel good as well!


exactly Happy Tea !!!

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I had the pleasure of visiting this tea shop in person last Saturday. They were about to close and the owner Donna was kind enough to stay a little late to show me around and tell me about her teas. The shop is chock full of vintage teaware and other goodies! Donna was extremely kind to me. She had heard of Steepster but did not realize a few of her teas were already reviewed here! I wish I could have bought more of her teas but she didn’t have any sample sizes so I picked two different packages and then she included a couple of free samples with my purchase. She does her own blending and sources organic teas whenever she can which is super cool. Also she uses locally made chocolate AND gummy bears in some of her teas!

ANYWAY, this herbal tea. I was so curious because the first ingredient is eucalyptus! Not sure I’ve ever had that in a tea before. This tea has a LOT going on. I am actually impressed with how balanced this tastes. None of the strong elements are sticking out. There is a cooling sensation from the mint and eucalyptus. I am a very picky person about my herbals and I am impressed! My only complaint is not really a complaint, more of a personal preference thing. I’m not sure the black tea is adding anything flavor wise and if it were omitted I’d be able to drink this one in the evenings and not worry about the caffeine!

Nice first experience with this tea seller.

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drank 2014 Man Zhuan by Tea Urchin
1105 tasting notes

Thank you for the sample Phi!

Wow, a sheng with a creamy vanilla note! Very interesting! I wasn’t sure I was going to like this tea at first. My first steep started a little bland, second was creamy vanilla pudding and third started to develop a caramel note :)

Very interesting and tasty but again not something I will end up purchasing. Hurray for TeaFriend samples

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Graphic artist, printmaker, lover of tea.

I love pretty much every type of tea camellia sinensis can produce. I like herbal teas sometimes but I can’t stand rooibos. I’m recently becoming a puerh addict.

Butiki, Verdant, Mandala, TeaVivre, Yunnan Sourcing, TeaUrchin, White2Tea and Den’s are my favorite online retailers so far.


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